Mat 9:1-8. 2, 6 “Take heart … arise and walk, take up your bed and go home.”

Imperative: Mat 9:1-8. 2, 6 Take heart … arise and walk, take up your bed and go home.”

Context 

Mat 9:1  And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.

Mat 9:2  And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.”

Mat 9:3  And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”

Mat 9:4  But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Mat 9:5  For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?

Mat 9:6  But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — he then said to the paralytic — “Rise, take up your bed and go home.”

Mat 9:7  And he rose and went home.

Mat 9:8  When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

 

GREEK VERBS:   
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
2
2293 [e]
Tharsei
Θάρσει  ,
Take courage
V-PMA-2S
5043 [e]
teknon
τέκνον  ;
son
N-VNS
5
1453 [e]
Egeire
Ἔγειρε
Arise
V-PMA-2S
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
4043 [e]
peripatei
περιπάτει  ?
walk
V-PMA-2S
6
142 [e]
aron
ἆρόν
take up
V-AMA-2S
4771 [e]
sou
σου
your
PPro-G2S
3588 [e]
tēn
τὴν
 – 
Art-AFS
2825 [e]
klinēn
κλίνην  ,
mat
N-AFS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε
go
V-PMA-2S
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
 

 

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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