Matthew 12:34
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
"You broodγεννήματα
(gennēmata)
1081: offspringfrom gennaó
of vipers,ἐχιδνῶν
(echidnōn)
2191: a viperfrom echis (a viper, adder)
howπῶς
(pōs)
4459: how?interrog. adverb from the same as posos
canδύνασθε
(dunasthe)
1410: to be able, to have powera prim. verb
you, being 
 
1510: I exist, I ama prol. form of a prim. and defective verb
evil,πονηροὶ
(ponēroi)
4190: toilsome, badfrom poneó (to toil)
speakλαλεῖν
(lalein)
2980: to talkfrom lalos (talkative)
what is good?ἀγαθὰ
(agatha)
18: goodof uncertain origin
For the mouthστόμα
(stoma)
4750: the moutha prim. word
speaksλαλεῖ
(lalei)
2980: to talkfrom lalos (talkative)
out of that which fillsπερισσεύματος
(perisseumatos)
4051: superfluityfrom perisseuó
the heart.καρδίας
(kardias)
2588: hearta prim. word







KJV Lexicon
γεννηματα  noun - vocative plural neuter
gennema  ghen'-nay-mah:  offspring; by analogy, produce -- fruit, generation.
εχιδνων  noun - genitive plural feminine
echidna  ekh'-id-nah:  an adder or other poisonous snake -- viper.
πως  adverb - interrogative
pos  poce:  an interrogative particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much! -- how, after (by) what manner (means), that. (Occasionally unexpressed in English).
δυνασθε  verb - present middle or passive deponent indicative - second person
dunamai  doo'-nam-ahee:  to be able or possible -- be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
αγαθα  adjective - accusative plural neuter
agathos  ag-ath-os':  good (in any sense, often as noun) -- benefit, good(-s, things), well.
λαλειν  verb - present active infinitive
laleo  lal-eh'-o:  to talk, i.e. utter words -- preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.
πονηροι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
poneros  pon-ay-ros':  hurtful, i.e. evil; figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e. diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt;
οντες  verb - present participle - nominative plural masculine
on  oan:  being -- be, come, have.
εκ  preposition
ek  ek:  a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote)
γαρ  conjunction
gar  gar:  assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
του  definite article - genitive singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
περισσευματος  noun - genitive singular neuter
perisseuma  per-is'-syoo-mah:  a surplus, or superabundance -- abundance, that was left, over and above.
της  definite article - genitive singular feminine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
καρδιας  noun - genitive singular feminine
kardia  kar-dee'-ah:  the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle -- (+ broken-)heart(-ed).
το  definite article - nominative singular neuter
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
στομα  noun - nominative singular neuter
stoma  stom'-a:  edge, face, mouth.
λαλει  verb - present active indicative - third person singular
laleo  lal-eh'-o:  to talk, i.e. utter words -- preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

King James Bible
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

International Standard Version
You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart.

NET Bible
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Offspring of vipers! How can you who are evil speak good things? For from the fulness of the heart the mouth speaks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You poisonous snakes! How can you evil people say anything good? Your mouth says what comes from inside you.

King James 2000 Bible
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
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