Luke 13:12 ​Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

KJV Verse: 

Luke 13:12 ​Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

Greek Verse: 

Literal Alternative: 

Woman, you have freed yourself of that weakness of yours. 

Hidden Meaning: 

This verse is interesting because Jesus does not claim to have freed the woman who was bent over with an infirmity, as the KJV has it. Rather, Jesus said that the woman had freed herself. The sense is very much the same as Luke 8:48.

The word translated as "woman" is  the Greek word that means "woman (as opposed to man)", "wife", "spouse", "mortal woman (as opposed to a goddess)," and "female mate (among animals)." It is closer to our "female." 

The Greek verb translated as "thou art loosed" means "to loose from" "to set free", "to release", "to acquit",  and "to divorce [a wife]". It is not a passive form as translated, but a form where the subject, the woman, acts on herself, "you have freed yourself".  The tense is something completed in the past. 

The Greek noun translated as "sickness" more generally means "weakness" and has the sense of a generally failing health rather than a specific disease or health problem.

Wordplay: 

Vocabulary: 

Γύναι, (noun sg fem voc) "Woman" is gyne, which means "woman (as opposed to man)", "wife", "spouse", "mortal woman (as opposed to a goddess)," and "female mate (among animals)."

ἀπολέλυσαι (verb 2nd sg perf ind mp) "Thou art loosed" is apolyo which means "to loose from" "to set free", "to release", "to acquit", "to divorce [a wife]", "to do away with," and "to begin to count." In the passive, it means "to be released", "to be separated [combatants]," "to be brought forth [a child]," and "to be delivered [of a mother]," and "to be undone."

τῆς ἀσθενείας (noun sg fem gen) "Infirmity." is from astheneia, which means "want of strength", "weakness", "disease", "sickness," [in a moral sense] "feeblness", "to be weak, feeble, or sickly", "to be too weak" [to do a thing], and "decline."

σου (adj sg masc gen) "Thy" is sou which means "of you" and "your."  -- The word translated as "thy" is possessive form of the second person pronoun.

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May 23 2018