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Matthew 15:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For God said, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,’ and, ‘HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For God commanded saying, Honour father and mother; and, He that speaks ill of father or mother, let him die the death.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, God, said—Honour thy father and thy mother, and—He that revileth father or mother, let him, surely die!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for God did command, saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother—let him die the death;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For God commaunded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: And hee that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For Aloha hath said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and whoso curseth his father or his mother, to die he shall die:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For God hath said: Honor thy father, and thy mother; and he that revileth his father or his mother, shall be put to death.

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).
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
commanded, 1781
{1781} Prime
ἐντέλλομαι
entellomai
{en-tel'-lom-ahee}
From G1722 and the base of G5056; to enjoin.
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
saying, 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.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Honour 5091
{5091} Prime
τιμάω
timao
{tim-ah'-o}
From G5093; to prize, that is, fix a valuation upon; by implication to revere.
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
thy 4675
{4675} Prime
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
father 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
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.
mother: 3384
{3384} Prime
μήτηρ
meter
{may'-tare}
Apparently a primary word; a 'mother' (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote).
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.
He that curseth 2551
{2551} Prime
κακολογέω
kakologeo
{kak-ol-og-eh'-o}
From a compound of G2556 and G3056; to revile.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
father 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
mother, 3384
{3384} Prime
μήτηρ
meter
{may'-tare}
Apparently a primary word; a 'mother' (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote).
let him die 5053
{5053} Prime
τελευτάω
teleutao
{tel-yoo-tah'-o}
From a presumed derivative of G5055; to finish life (by implication of G0979), that is, expire (demise).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
the death. 2288
{2288} Prime
θάνατος
thanatos
{than'-at-os}
From G2348; (properly an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 15:4

_ _ For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother — (Deuteronomy 5:16).

_ _ and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death — (Exodus 21:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 15:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 15:4

Honour thy father and mother — Which implies all such relief as they stand in need of. Exodus 20:12; Exodus 21:17.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 15:4

For God commanded, saying, (b) Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

(b) By honour is meant every duty which children owe to their parents.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. ... Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Honour:

Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Leviticus 19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I [am] the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

He:

Exodus 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [shall be] upon him.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
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Ex 20:12; 21:17. Lv 19:3; 20:9. Dt 5:16; 21:18; 27:16. Pv 20:20; 23:22; 30:17. Is 8:20. Mt 4:10; 5:17; 19:19. Ro 3:31. Ep 6:1.

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