Luke 10:37 Go, and do thou likewise.

KJV Verse: 

Luk 10:37 Go, and do thou likewise.

Greek Verse: 

Literal Alternative: 

Depart and you yourself perform the same. 

Hidden Meaning: 

The Greek verb translated as "go" isn't the most common verb translated as "go" in the NT but it is often translated that way. This word means "to lead over", "depart," and "to carry over." This word, however, uniquely means both "to pursue a course" and "to depart from life." Since it is in a form that acts on itself, the sense is "take yourselves".

The Greek word translated as "and" is used as the conjunction "and", but it also is used to add emphasis ("also").

The pronoun "you" is used here explicitly. Since this information is in the verb, the pronoun is only used for emphasis. This is something like saying "you yourself" in English. 

The Greek word translated as "do" has the primary meaning of "making" or producing" something or "causing" or "rendering" as service. It describes a productive action.  It is not as broad a word as the English "do", which covers all actions, productive or not. 

The word translated as "likewise" means "like", "resembling," and "the same."

Wordplay: 

Vocabulary: 

Πορεύου (verb 2nd sg pres imperat mp) "Go" is poreuomai (poreuo) which means "make to go", "carry", "convey", "bring", "go", "march," and "proceed." It is almost always translated as "go" in the NT. 

καὶ (conj) "And" is 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." --

σὺ (pron 2nd sg nom) Untranslated is su which means "you" as the subject of a sentence. 

ποίει (verb 2nd sg pres imperat act) "Do" is poieo, which means "to make", "to produce", "to create", "to bring into existence", "to bring about", "to cause", "to render", "to consider", "to prepare", "to make ready," and "to do."

ὁμοίως. (adv) "Likewise" is homoios, which means "like", "resembling", "the same", "equal in force, "a match for one", "suiting", "of the same rank", "alike", "in like manner," and "equally." 

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Feb 2 2018