MATTHEW 9:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.”

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Matthew 9:18 Translation & Meaning

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While λαλοῦντος To talk, i.e., utter words While
he αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons he
spake λαλοῦντος To talk, i.e., utter words spake
these things Ταῦτα These things these things
unto them, αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto them
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
there εἷς One there
came ἐλθὼν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
a ἄρχων A first (in rank or power) a
certain εἷς One certain
ruler, ἄρχων A first (in rank or power) ruler
and worshipped προσεκύνει To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worshipped
him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
saying, λέγων Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
My μου Of me My
daughter θυγάτηρ A female child, or (by Hebraism) descendant (or inhabitant) daughter
is dead: ἐτελεύτησεν· To finish life (by implication, of G0979), i.e., expire (demise) dead
even now ἄρτι Just now even now
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
come ἐλθὼν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
and lay ἐπίθες To impose (in a friendly or hostile sense) lay
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
hand χεῖρά The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand
upon ἐπ' Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc upon
her, αὐτήν, The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons her
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
she shall καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words she shall
live. ζήσεται To live (literally or figuratively) live

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  • 16  No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

  • 17  Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

  • 18  While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

  • 19  And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

  • 20  And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:




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