Matthew 12:40 DBY

40 For even as Jonas was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, thus shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.

Study tools for Matthew 12:40

  • a 12:7 - See ch. 9.13.
  • b 12:9 - The Greek always implies a change of place -- leaving one and going to another, as chs. 15.29; 17.20, 'transported.'
  • c 12:17 - Isa. 42.1-4.
  • d 12:20 - The word is the same here as 'brings forth,' ver. 35, and 'brings out,' ch. 13.52. It signifies 'putting forth' as much as 'bringing forth.' It means that judgment was hid, and 'shut up among his treasures' (see Deut. 32.34), and in due time it will be produced, without saying he brings it with him, or sends it without coming. It is brought out and displayed in its time.
  • e 12:20 - Eis: it directs the mind to the point to be reached.
  • f 12:24 - En, lit. 'in the power of:' see Note c, ch. 3.11.
  • g 12:25 - Ginosko, ver. 15, objective knowledge. In ver. 25 it is Oida, conscious knowledge. See Note, 1Cor. 8.1.
  • h 12:35 - See Note, ver. 20.
  • i 12:36 - See Note d, 1Pet. 3.15.
  • j 12:41 - Lit. 'heralding,' as Rom. 16.25.