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Mat 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk

Mat 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

 Those lacking vision, open their eyes. Also, the defective walk up and down [teaching,]. The rough are purifying themselves. Not only do the dull hear [what people say] but the spiritually dead also awaken themselves. Even those lacking give themselves good news. 

 

 Every noun and verb in this verse as a double meaning. The alternative above shows the major ones. A great example of the depth of meaning in the Greek not captured in English translation. 

 This verse is important because it encapsulates a number of double meanings. In this way, Christ makes it clear that the miracles that people see are more than that, they are metaphors for the more general miracle that affect everyone. Reform only comes from changing people's hearts.This verse demonstrates how carefully the Greek was choose here to provide two clear meanings, one specific to what was happening in Christ life then but also happening in a different way in Christ's realm today. 

"The blind" is from a word that means both physically and mentally blind. It also means all things that are obscure.

"Receive their sight" is from a Greek verb that means "to look up," "recover sight," "open one's eye's" and, metaphorically, "revive."

The Greek word translated as "and" is used as the conjunction "and", but it also is used to add emphasis ("also") and, in a series,  is best translated as "not only...but also."

"The lame" is  from a word that means both "limping" and 'defective."

"Walk" is from a word thet means both "to walk up and down," "to walk around while teaching," and metaphorically, "to live."

"Leper" is lepros, which "scaly," scabrous," and "rough" and is used to describe the leprous.

"Are cleansed" is from a word that means "to make clean," "to prune away," and "to purify." It is not a pure passive, but in a form which indicates the subject acting on itself in the present tense. 

"The deaf" is from  word that primarily means "the dull"  and is a metaphor for the "deaf."

"Hear" is from a Greek word that has the primary meaning of hearing people talk about something. 

The Greek word translated as "and" is used as the conjunction "and", but it also is used to add emphasis ("also") and, in a series, as it is later in this verse, is best translated as "not only...but also."

The word translated as "the dead" means "a corpse," "a dying man," and refers to inanimate matter. Christ also uses it as a metaphor for those who are dead spiritually. 

The word for "are raised up" means "awaken" and is the same word Christ uses to describe God raising the dead and false prophets arising. Like "cleansed" above, it is not a pure passive, but in a form which indicates the subject acting on itself in the present tense. 

"The poor" is from a word that means "a beggar" and "beggarly" and it a metaphor for being lacking in something.

"Have the gospel preached to them" is from a Greek word that means  to"bring good news,"  and, in the passive, "receive good news." Like the previous verb, it is not a pure passive, but in a form which indicates the subject acting on itself in the present tense. 

τυφλοὶ Blind" is from typhloswhich means "blind," "lacking vision of the future," [of things]"dim," "obscure," "dark," [of passages] "blind," "enclosed," "with no outlet," and is a metaphor for lacking sense."

 ἀναβλέπουσιν” (3rd pl pres ind act) "Receive their sight" is anablepô, which means "to look up," "recover sight," "open one's eye's" and, metaphorically, "revive."

καὶ "And" is from kai, which is the conjunction joining phrases and clauses, "and," or "but." After words implying sameness, "as" (the same opinion as  you). Used in series, joins positive with negative "Not only...but also." Also used to give emphasis, "even," "also," and "just." 

χωλοὶ "The lame" is from chôlos, which means "lame," "limping," and "defective." A very similar word, cholos, which means "gall," "bitter," "angry," and "wrathful."

περιπατοῦσιν, (3rd pl pres ind act) "Walk" is from peripateo, which means "to walk up and down," "to walk about," and "to walk about while teaching."

λεπροὶ "Lepers" is from lepros, which "scaly," scabrous," and "rough" and is used to describe the leprous.

καθαρίζονται (3rd pl pres ind mp) "Are cleansed" is from katharizo, which means "to clean," "to clear the ground of weeds,""prune away," "to remove dirt," "to purify,"and "to remove impurities." It is also used to describe the removal of the inedible parts from grain (winnowing), clearing weeds from a field, pruning a plant and so on.

καὶ κωφοὶ "The deaf" is from kophos, which means "the blunt," "the dull," and "the obtuse" and is a metaphor for the "deaf."

ἀκούουσιν, (3rd pl pres ind act) "Hear" is from akouo, which means "hear of," "hear tell of," "what one actually hears," "know by hearsay," "listen to," "give ear to," "hear and understand," and "understand."  

καὶ And" is from kai, which is the conjunction joining phrases and clauses, "and," or "but." After words implying sameness, "as" (the same opinion as  you). Used in series, joins positive with negative "Not only...but also." Also used to give emphasis, "even," "also," and "just." 

νεκροὶ "The dead" is from nekros, which specifically means "a corpse" as well as a "dying person," "the dead as dwellers in the nether world," "the inanimate," and "the inorganic" 

ἐγείρονται (3rd pl pres ind mp) "Arise" is from egeiro, which means "to awaken," "to stir up," and "to rouse." 

καὶ And" is from kai, which is the conjunction joining phrases and clauses, "and," or "but." After words implying sameness, "as" (the same opinion as  you). Used in series, joins positive with negative "Not only...but also." Also used to give emphasis, "even," "also," and "just." 

πτωχοὶ "The poor" is from ptochos, which means "beggar," "beggar-woman," and "beggarly."

εὐαγγελίζονται:” (3rd pl pres ind mp) "Have the gospel preached to them" is from euaggelizowhich means "bring good news," "announce good things," "preach or proclaim as glad tidings," and, in the passive, "receive good news."

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When you are moved, report to John what you have heard [people talk about] and seen [with your own eyes].

Jhn 11:4 This sickness is not unto death

This current decline [in health] is not from  dying but beyond [it]: to the recognition of the divine. This is so the child of the divine might be recognized though this. 

Mat 10:42 And whoever shall give to drink

 Also, the one that saturates [the mind of] one of these little ones with a lifeless cup on the representation of being a student--I am teaching you the real truth--he won't ever in fact or desire destroy his compensation. 

Mat 10:41 He who receives a prophet

 The one welcoming a divine spokesperson on the basis of his authority as a divine spokesperson will win the compensation of a divine spokesperson. Just as one welcoming someone who obeys the law on the basis of his obeying the law will win the compensation of one obeying the law .

Mat 10:40 He who receives you receives me

 The one welcoming all of you himself, personally welcomes me. And the one personally welcoming me, is personally 

Mat 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it:

 The one who has discovered himself is going to destroy himself. Also, the one who has destroyed himself on account of me is going to discover himself. 

Mat 10:38 And he who takes not his cross,

And whoever doesn't really pull up his [tent] stake and follow my [tent stake] after this, isn't really my counterpart. 

Mat 10:37 He who loves his father

 The one preferring [to be with] a father or a mother over me, isn't my counterpart. The one preferring [to be with] a son or a daughter over  me, isn't my counterpart. 

Mat 10:36 And a man's foes [shall be] those

 Also, [I set out to cut apart] the haters of humanity from its family. 

Mat 10:35 For I have come to set a man at variance

 This is because I set out to cut apart: humanity from its forefathers, not only a woman from her source, but also a bride from her mother-n-law." 

Mat 10:34 Do not think that I have come to send peace

 You might not want to get accustomed to the idea that I have set out to toss out a period of harmony for the earth. In fact, however, I have not set out to toss out harmony but a sword (to juggle). 

Mat 10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men,

 Anyone, however, who is going to reject me in front of people, I am going to reject in front of my Father, the one in the heavens. 

Mat 10:32 Whoever therefore shall confess me

Everyone who is really going to agree with me in front of people, I am also going to agree with him in front of my Father, the one in the heavens. 

Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore,

 Don't really terrify yourselves. In fact, you're all more important than a lot of sparrows. 

Mat 10:30 But even the hairs of your head

However, even the hairs of your head have all paid for themselves. 

Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?

For do not two adulterers betray themselves for a dime? And one is not going to fall out from among them back to earth without your Father. 

Mat 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body,

 And [at that time] you don't want to be terrified by those who destroy the physical but don't know the ability to destroy the mind, but fear yourselves to a greater degree, the one having the power to destroy both body and mind in a burning trash heap. 

Mat 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, you speak in light:

 Whatever I teach you in private, surrounded by the ignorant, proclaim in public, among the knowledgeable. As you hear into your ear, you broadcast on the housetops. 

Mat 10:26 Do not fear them therefore...

 You don't want to dread them [the ones attacking you]. This is because there is nothing having been hidden that shall not be exposed and being kept concealed that is not going to be known intimately. 

Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master,

Satisfactory [is] the student when he might transform himself to become like his teacher and the slave, his master. If they have challenged the ruler of the house as a devil, how much more so the members of his household. 

Mat 10:24 The disciple is not above [his] master

 In fact, there is no student in charge of the teacher nor a slave in charge of the owner. 

Mat 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another:

However, since they might chase you away or seek after you in a community, this is why you escape towards a different one. Because I teach reality, you are not in fact nor do you want to have possibly completed the multitudes of Israel until the child of humanity starts out. 

Mat 10:22 And you shall be hated by all...

And you shall exist, hating yourselves under all [this], through [the power of] my name. However, the one remaining under until this it finished shall be saved from death.   

Mat 10:21 And brother shall deliver up brother...

However, you are going to give yourself over: a colleague, [his] colleague, for execution, and a father [his] child. Not only will children raise themselves up against their parents, but they are going to have them killed.  

Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit

 This is because you are not [in fact] the ones speaking. Rather the breath of the Father [is] the one communicating by you. 

Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up,

However, when they might turn you over, you don't want to worry about [your] manner or whatever you might pass on[to them]. This is because it is going to be described to you, in that same moment, whatever you might pass along. 

Mat 10:18 And you shall be brought before governors

Not only before governors but also kings, you shall be guided because of me as the witnesses for them and for the nations."

Mat 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils,

Be on your guard against people. This is because they are going to give you over into assemblies. And, in their gatherings, they may beat you. 

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:

See there! I send you off just as a herd in the competition of wolves. Change yourself to really become as careful as  a snake and as pure as doves. 

 

Mat 10:15 ...It shall be more tolerable

 I teach you truly. It is going to be more comfortable in the region of Sodom and Gomorra in a time of crisis than for that society there.