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not. Greek. me. App-105 . Jewish proverb.
with what, &c. Figure of speech Paroemia . App-6 .
again. All the critical texts omit. App-94 .
beholdest. See App-133 . This is in contrast with "considerest". Jewish proverb.
mote. Anglo-Saxon, mot = a particle of dust, something dry: i.e. any dry particle, as wood (splinter), chaff, or dust.
brother's. See note on Matthew 5:22 .
considerest. Greek. katanoeo. Stronger than "beholdest" above. See App-133 .
beam. Greek. dokos. Septuagint for Hebrew. korah in 2Ki 6:2 , 2 Kings 6:5 .
out of = from. Greek. ap'o. App-104 .
dogs. Note the Introversion here. g | dogs. h | swine. h | swine. g | dogs (and the dogs).
they: i.e. the swine. trample. All the critical texts read "shall trample upon".
under = with. Greek. en.
and = and [the dogs].
turn again and = having turned.
Ask. Greek. aileo. App-134 .
it shall be opened. This is never done in the East to this day. The one who knocks is always first questioned. L Tr. WH m. read "it is opened"
if. See App-118 .
if he ask. All read "if he shall ask".
a fish = a fish also.
evil = grudging, or harmful. See App-128 . Scripture thus challenges man, that is why man challenges it.
heaven = the heavens. See notes on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
good things. Compare Psalms 34:8-10 ; Psalms 84:11 .Luke 11:13 .James 1:17 .
Therefore. Summing up all that has been said in verses: Matthew 7:1-11 .
would = be willing. See App-102 .
the law. See note on Matthew 5:17 .
Enter ye in, &c. Repeated on a later occasion. Luke 13:2 .
at = through, or by means of Greek. dia.
strait = narrow.
wide. Greek. platus. Occurs only here.
broad = extensive. Greek. euruchoros. Occurs only here. the way. For "the two ways", see Deuteronomy 30:15 , 1 Kings 18:21 . 2Pe 2:2 , 2 Peter 2:15 .
leadeth = leads away.
to = unto. Greek. ei s.
go = enter in.
thereat = through. Greek. dia. App-104 .Matthew 7:1 .
Because strait. L Tr. R margin Syriac. Vulgate &c., and some fifty codices read "How strait".
narrow = straitened.
unto. Greek. ei s. Same as "to", Matthew 7:14 .
life: i.e. the life [eternal]. See note on Leviticus 18:5 . App-170 .
Beware = Take heed, as in Matthew 6:1 .
of = from, or away from. Greek. apo : i.e. Beware [and keep] away from.
Ye shall know. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis ( App-6 ). See Matthew 7:20 .
know = fully know and recognize. See App-132 .
by = from. Gr apo.
Do men, &c. Figure of speech Erotesis , for emphasis.
Lord, Lord. Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.
the kingdom of heaven. See App-114 .
heaven = heavens. All the texts read "the heavens". See notes on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10 .
will. Greek. thelema. See App-102 .
have = did. Note the Figure of speech Erotesis.
prophesied = acted as spokesmen. See App-49 .
in Thy name = by or through Thy name. Note the Figure of speech Anadiplosis.
devils = demons.
wonderful works. Greek. dunamis (see App-172 .); in Septuagint in this sense only in Job 37:16 .
knew = got to know. Greek. ginosko. See App-132 .
from = away from. Greek. apo. App-104 .
iniquity = lawlessness. See App-128 .
whosoever = every one (as in Matthew 7:26 ). Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus), App-6 .
sayings = words. Greek plural of logos. See note on Mark 9:32 .
wise = prudent.
a = the.
rock = rocky ground.
And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), emphasizing each particular.
the rain descended = down came the rain. Greek. broche. Occurs only here. On the roof.
floods. At the foundation.
winds. At the sides.
beat = broke upon, dashed against (with great violence), as in Luke 6:48 , in contrast with "beat" in Matthew 7:27 , which is a much weaker word.
was = had been.
beat upon = on the roof; stumbled against, merely impinged, or lightly struck, in contrast with Matthew 7:25 .
fell = did fall.
ended. This marks the end of the first period and subject of the Lord's ministry. See the Structure, p. 1315, and App-119 .
people = multitudes.
doctrines = teaching.
taught = was continually teaching.
having authority: i.e. possessing Divine authority. Greek. exousia. App-172 . In the current Hebrew literature of that time it denoted the Hebrew mippi hagg burah = from the mouth of God. See notes on Matthew 26:64 .Mark 14:62 , and Hebrews 1:3 .
and not. Note the Figure of speech Pleonasm ( App-6 ). Jewish teachers always referred to tradition, or to what some other teacher had said; and do so to this day.
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