Luke 9:59 Follow me.

Spoken to: 

an individual

Context: 

Addressed to man who wants to bury his father.

Greek : 

Literal Verse: 

Go with me.

KJV : 

Luke 9:59 Follow me.

NIV : 

Luke 9:59 Follow me.

Interesting and Hidden Aspects: 

There three other times Jesus says these words in the synoptic gospels, they are addressed to Matthew/Levi. Here, it is to an unidentified man. In John, it is addressed to Matthew. In each of its four occurrences, the Greek is always the same. 

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Greek Vocabulary: 

Ἀκολούθει (2nd sg pres imperat act) "Follow" is from akoloutheo, which means "to follow," and "to go with." It also means "to be guided by" and means following a leader as a disciple.

μοι (pron 1st masc dat) "Me" is from moi, which means "I," "me," and "my."

KJV Analysis: 

Follow  - The term "follow" means "to follow," or "go with," in a physical sense, but it is also a metaphor meaning "to be guided by" or "to follow the meaning of." The term also specifically means "to follow the thread" of a discourse.

me.  - The "me" is in the form of an indirect object, so it is not the object of "follow," which would be in a different form. The sense is that the person following does not act directly on the person they follow, but rather indirectly. The form has a number of uses in Greek. Most commonly it is an indirect object ("follow this road [the object] to Rome [the indirect object].

KJV Translation Issues: 

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NIV Analysis: 

Follow  - The term "follow" means "to follow," or "go with," in a physical sense, but it is also a metaphor meaning "to be guided by" or "to follow the meaning of." The term also specifically means "to follow the thread" of a discourse.

me.  - The "me" is in the form of an indirect object, so it is not the object of "follow," which would be in a different form. The sense is that the person following does not act directly on the person they follow, but rather indirectly. The form has a number of uses in Greek. Most commonly it is an indirect object ("follow this road [the object] to Rome [the indirect object].

NIV Translation Issues: 

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Front Page Date: 

Dec 31 2017