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Matthew 23:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and love the chief place in feasts and the first seats in the synagogues,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And dearly love the first couch in the chief meals, and the first seats in the synagogues,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— they love also the chief couches in the supper, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they love the first places at feasts and the first chairs in the synagogues,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And loue the vppermost roomes at feasts, and the chiefe seats in the Synagogues,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and love the chief reclining-places at evening feasts, and the highest seats in synagogues,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they love the highest couches at suppers and the highest seats in the synagogues,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 5037
{5037} Prime
τέ
te
{teh}
A primary particle (enclitic) of connection or addition; both or also (properly as a correlation of G2532).
love 5368
{5368} Prime
φιλέω
phileo
{fil-eh'-o}
From G5384; to be a friend to (fond of [an individual or an object]), that is, have affection for (denoting personal attachment, as a matter of sentiment or feeling; while G0025 is wider, embracing especially the judgment and the deliberate assent of the will as a matter of principle, duty and propriety: the two thus stand related very much as G2309 and G1014, or as G2372 and G3563 respectively; the former being chiefly of the heart and the latter of the head); specifically to kiss (as a mark of tenderness).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
uppermost rooms 4411
{4411} Prime
πρωτοκλισία
protoklisia
{pro-tok-lis-ee'-ah}
From G4413 and G2828; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the dinner bed, that is, preeminence at meals.
at 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
feasts, 1173
{1173} Prime
δεῖπνον
deipnon
{dipe'-non}
From the same as G1160; dinner, that is, the chief meal (usually in the evening).
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.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
chief seats 4410
{4410} Prime
πρωτοκαθεδρία
protokathedria
{pro-tok-ath-ed-ree'-ah}
From G4413 and G2515; a sitting first (in the front row), that is, preeminence in council.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
synagogues, 4864
{4864} Prime
συναγωγή
sunagoge
{soon-ag-o-gay'}
From (the reduplicated form of) G4863; an assemblage of persons; specifically a Jewish 'synagogue' (the meeting or the place); by analogy a Christian church.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 23:6

_ _ And love the uppermost rooms at feasts — The word “room” is now obsolete in the sense here intended. It should be “the uppermost place,” that is, the place of highest honor.

_ _ and the chief seats in the synagogues. See on Luke 14:7, Luke 14:8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 23:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 23:6

And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the (e) synagogues,

(e) When assemblies and councils are gathered together.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
Proverbs 25:6-7 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]: ... For better [it is] that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.
Mark 12:38-39 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces, ... And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
Luke 11:43-54 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. ... Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Luke 14:7-11 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, ... For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 20:46-47 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; ... Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Romans 12:10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
James 2:1-4 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons. ... Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
3 John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
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Pv 25:6. Mt 20:21. Mk 12:38. Lk 11:43; 14:7; 20:46. Ro 12:10. Jm 2:1. 3Jn 1:9.

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