Mat 9:18-26. 22, 24 “Take heart, daughter … he said, “Depart;

Imperative: Mat 9:18-26. 22, 24 “Take heart, daughter … he said, “Depart;

Command context:

Mat 09:18  While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”

Mat 9:19  And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples.

Mat 9:20  And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment;

Mat 9:21  for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well.”

Mat 9:22  Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well.

Mat 9:23  And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult,

Mat 9:24  he said, “Depart; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.

Mat 9:25  But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

Mat 9:26  And the report of this went through all that district.

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
22
2293 [e]
Tharsei
Θάρσει  ,
Take courage
V-PMA-2S
2364 [e]
thygater
θύγατερ  ;
daughter
N-VFS
 
 
24
402 [e]
Anachōreite
Ἀναχωρεῖτε  .
Go away
Exegesis:

Mat 09:18  While he was thus speaking to them,

Intended connection by redactor.

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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