Matthew 08:1-4. 3, 4 Be cleansed. See that you tell no one … go, show … offer. (4)

Imperative: Matthew 8:1-4 Be cleansed. See that you tell no one … go, show … offer.
Command:
Mat 8:3  And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.”
Mat 8:4  And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift

Context   Mat 8:1  When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him;

Mat 8:2  and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”

Mat 8:3  And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Mat 8:4  And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.”

GREEK VERBS:  

GREEK VERBS:   
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
4
3708 [e]
Hora
Ὅρα
See that
V-PMA-2S
3367 [e]
mēdeni
μηδενὶ
no one
Adj-DMS
3004 [e]
eipēs
εἴπῃς  ;
you tell
V-ASA-2S
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
2 – behold
 
3
2309 [e]
Thelō
Θέλω  ;
I am willing
V-PIA-1S
2511 [e]
katharisthēti
καθαρίσθητι  .
be you cleansed

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε  ,
go
V-PMA-2S
1166 [e]
deixon
δεῖξον
show
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]

τῷ
to the
Art-DMS
2409 [e]
hierei
ἱερεῖ  ,
priest
N-DMS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
4374 [e]
prosenenkon
προσένεγκον
offer
V-AMA-2S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS
1435 [e]
dōron
δῶρον
gift
N-ANS
 

 

Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
*
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
*
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
*
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DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
*
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
———-
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?
———-

 

RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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