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Jesus Said- Plural- To Come Out

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Natsumi Lam, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Hi Family,

    I have been studying Mark 5:8 which says:
    8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

    In Greek 3004 Lego it means he said in the plural . Concordance

    It looks like Jesus said multiple (plural) times to come out. Lexicon

    It looks like it even took Jesus multiple times to get legion out.

    Is my thinking correct?

    PS I placed this in Discussion because it may spark a discussion as to the Authority of Jesus.

    ~Natsumi Lam~
     
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  2. Romans 8

    Romans 8 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt Jesus said it more than once. The plural part is probably referencing Legion which is many many spirits.
     
  3. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Plural, according to the Greek Lexicon 3004 means said plural not referring to what He said it to. From what I have seen.
     
  4. Romans 8

    Romans 8 Well-Known Member

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    The following is from strong's:

    G3004
    (Strong)

    λέγω

    legō

    leg'-o

    A primary verb; properly to “lay” forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individualexpression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean: - ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say (-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
     
  5. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    In the Thayer's Lexicon it says: 3 person Plural Imperfect.
     
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  6. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    8For Jesus had already declared, “Come out of this man, you unclean spirit!”

    Mark was stating what Jesus had previously declared ... Jesus only said it once. Mark was recapping what had already been said by Jesus ... one time.
     
  7. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Why does it say plural though? I understand the 3 person and imperfect.
     
  8. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Maybe it is Greek 2036 but Strong's says it is 3004. They are a bit different. Lex are confusing sometimes.

    I think this makes a big difference... one is singular 2036 and one is plural 3004. Is the Strong's wrong?
     
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  9. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    Appears you are keying in on the word said ....

    Strongs

    legó: to say
    Original Word: λέγω
    Part of Speech: Verb
    Transliteration: legó
    Phonetic Spelling: (leg'-o)
    Definition: to say
    Usage: (denoting speech in progress), (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

    Mark 5:8 Greek Text Analysis

    I don't see any plurality. That is Him speaking the command to come out more than once.
     
  10. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    In Thayers lexicon 3004 is plural and singular. You might have to visit the lex since strongs doesnt usually show that info. But in strongs it could prob be 2036...
     
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