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Matthew 12:43 DBY

43 But when the unclean spirit has gone out of the man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and does not find [it].

Study tools for Matthew 12:43

  • 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.