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Matthew 11:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, John, came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say—A demon, he hath!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For Iohn came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he hath a deuill.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For Juchanon came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For John came, not eating and not drinking; and they said, He hath a demon.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
John 2491
{2491} Prime
Ἰωάννης
Ioannes
{ee-o-an'-nace}
Of Hebrew origin [H3110]; Joannes (that is, Jochanan), the name of four Israelites.
came 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
neither 3383
{3383} Prime
μήτε
mete
{may'-teh}
From G3361 and G5037; not too, that is, (in continued negation) neither or nor; also, not even.
eating 2068
{2068} Prime
ἐσθίω
esthio
{es-thee'-o}
Strengthened for a primary word ἔδω [[edo]] (to eat); used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by G5315; to eat (usually literally).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
nor 3383
{3383} Prime
μήτε
mete
{may'-teh}
From G3361 and G5037; not too, that is, (in continued negation) neither or nor; also, not even.
drinking, 4095
{4095} Prime
πίνω
pino
{pee'-no}
The first is a prolonged form of the second, which (together with the third form) occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they say, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (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.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
He hath 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
a devil. 1140
{1140} Prime
δαιμόνιον
daimonion
{dahee-mon'-ee-on}
Neuter of a derivative of G1142; a daemonic being; by extension a deity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 11:16-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 11:18

John came neither eating nor drinking — In a rigorous austere way, like Elijah. And they say, He hath a devil — Is melancholy, from the influence of an evil spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
John:

Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
Jeremiah 16:8-9 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink. ... For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

He:

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?
2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and [one] said unto him, [Is] all well? wherefore came this mad [fellow] to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man [that is] mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know [it]: the prophet [is] a fool, the spiritual man [is] mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
John 7:20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
John 10:20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
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2K 9:11. Jr 15:17; 16:8; 29:26. Ho 9:7. Mt 3:4; 10:25. Lk 1:15. Jn 7:20; 8:48; 10:20. Ac 26:24. 1Co 9:27.

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