Mat 19:16-22. 17 keep … 18 Honor … 21 go, sell … give … come, follow me.”

Imperative: Mat 19:16-22. 17 keep … 18 Honor … 21 go, sell … give … come, follow me.”

Context: Mat 19:16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?”

Mat 19:17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.

Mat 19:18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

Mat 19:19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mat 19:20 The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?”

Mat 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Mat 19:22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

GREEK VERBS:   

V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
19
 5091 [e]
19   Tima
19   Τίμα
19   Honor
19   V-PMA-2S
3588 [e]
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
3962 [e]
patera
πατέρα
Father
N-AMS
21
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε  ,
go
V-PMA-2S
4453 [e]
pōlēson
πώλησόν
sell
V-AMA-2S
21
1204 [e]
deuro
δεῦρο  ,
come
V-M-2S
190 [e]
akolouthei
ἀκολούθει
follow
V-PMA-2S
1473 [e]
moi
μοι  .
me
PPro-D1S
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
16
3708 [e]
idou
ἰδοὺ  ,
behold
 
17
5083 [e]
tērēson
τήρησον**
keep
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]
tas
τὰς
the
Art-AFP
1785 [e]
entolas
ἐντολάς  .
commandments
N-AFP
 
21 – go see above, plus:
1325 [e]
dos
δὸς
give
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]
tois
[τοῖς]
to the
Art-DMP
4434 [e]
ptōchois
πτωχοῖς  ,
 poor
Adj-DMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exegesis:
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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