Mat 17:22-27. 27  “cast a hook, and take the first fish …  give it to them…”

Imperative: Mat 17:22-27. 27  “cast a hook, and take the first fish …  give it to them…”
Context: Mat 17:22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men,

Mat 17:23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.

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Mat 17:24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, “Does not your teacher pay the tax?”

Mat 17:25 He said, “Yes.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?”

Mat 17:26 And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.

Mat 17:27 However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.”

GREEK VERBS:   

V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
Mat 17:27 However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook,
906 [e]
bale
βάλε
cast
V-AMA-2S
44 [e]
ankistron
ἄγκιστρον  ,
a hook
N-ANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
take the first fish that comes up,
 
142 [e]
aron
ἆρον  ,
take
 
give it to them
1325 [e]
dos
δὸς
give
Exegesis:
Mat 17:27 However, not to give offense to them,
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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