Category Archives: Mat 01-4

Mat 04:23-25 And he went about all Galilee (no imperatives)

Imperative: No imperative verbs are present. Mat 4:23  And he went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people. 24  So his fame spread … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 4:18-22; 19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Imperative: Mat 4:19  And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Context: Mat 04:18  As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 04:12-17; 17  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent …”

Imperative: Mat 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Context: 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 04:01-11 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness (no imperatives)

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 3:13-17; 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now …”

Imperative: Mat 3:15  But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” Context: 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 03:05-12 v.8 Bear fruit that befits repentance

There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 3:5-12. But there is 1 imperative from John the Baptist to consider. Mat 3:8  Bear fruit that befits repentance, Context: Can we infer commands for us from this context? Use the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mat 03:01-04 v.2 John the Baptist “Repent … 3 Prepare … Make …”

There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 3:1-4. But there are 3 imperatives from John the Baptist to consider. Can we infer commands for us from this context? Mat 3:2  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 … Continue reading Continue reading

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Matthew 2 (no imperatives): Birth, Herod

Imperative: Matthew 2 (no imperatives) There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 2. The chapter contains two sections: Mat 02:01-11 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem Mat 02:12-23 And being warned in a dream Context: Can we … Continue reading Continue reading

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Matthew 1 (no imperatives): Genealogy & Joseph

There are no imperatives spoken by Jesus in Matthew 1. The chapter contains two sections: Mat 01:01-17 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ Mat 01:18-25 “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife … … Continue reading Continue reading

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