MATTHEW 9:2

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“And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

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Matthew 9:2 Translation & Meaning

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And, καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
they brought προσέφερον To bear towards, i.e., lead to, tender (especially to God), treat brought
to 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 to him
a man sick of the palsy, παραλυτικὸν As if dissolved, i.e., "paralytic" man sick palsy
lying βεβλημένον To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) lying
on ἐπὶ 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 on
a bed: κλίνης A couch (for sleep, sickness, sitting or eating) bed
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
seeing ἰδὼν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know seeing
their αὐτῶν 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 their
faith πίστιν Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto sick of the παραλυτικῷ As if dissolved, i.e., "paralytic" sick
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
palsy; παραλυτικῷ As if dissolved, i.e., "paralytic" palsy
Son, τέκνον A child (as produced) Son
be of good cheer; Θάρσει To have courage good cheer
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
sins ἁμαρτίαι A sin (properly abstract) sins
be forgiven ἀφέωνταί To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgiven
thee. σοί To thee thee

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  • 1  And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

  • 2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

  • 3  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

  • 4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?




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