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Monday, March 27, 2006

KCB – Mark 1:30

KCB – Mark 1:30 “កាល​ម្តាយ​ក្មេក​លោក​ស៊ីម៉ូន​កំពុង​តែ​ដេក​គ្រុន​គេ​ក៏​ទូល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​ភ្លាម​ថា គាត់​ឈឺ”
I see just a few slight problems in this verse, the first being the phrase, “គាត់​ឈឺ”

In the Greek it is not elaborated that they told Jesus “she was sick” but rather, they told Jesus “about her”.

To help here is a Greek interlinear (Khmer added):
η 3588 δε 1161[AND THE,​ ហើយ] πενθερα 3994[MOTHER - IN – LAW, ម្តាយ​ក្មេក] σιμωνος 4613[OF SIMON, របស់​លោក​ស៊ីម៉ូន ​] κατεκειτο 2621(5711)[WAS LYING,​ កំពុង​តែ​ដេក] πυρεσσουσα 4445(5723)[IN A FEVER, គ្រុន​] και 2532[AND,​ហើយ] ευθεως 2112[IMMEDIATELY,​ ភ្លាម​] λεγουσιν 3004(5719)[THEY TELL,​ គេ​និយាយ] αυτω 846[HIM, ​ទ្រង់] περι 4012[ABOUT, អំពី] αυτης 846[HER,​ គាត់]

I believe the most straight forward translation would be as follows:
“កាល​ម្តាយ​ក្មេក​លោក​ស៊ីម៉ូន​កំពុង​តែ​ដេក​គ្រុន​គេ​ក៏​ទូល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​ភ្លាម​អំពី​គាត់”

I might go even farther, in order to follow the Greek even more closely by translating the verse like this:

"ម្តាយ​ក្មេក​លោក​ស៊ីម៉ូន​កំពុង​តែ​ដេក​គ្រុន ហើយ​ភ្លាម​នោះ​គេ​ក៏​ទូល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​អំពី​គាត់"

or like this:

"កាល​នោះ​ម្តាយ​ក្មេក​លោក​ស៊ីម៉ូន​កំពុង​តែ​ដេក​គ្រុន ហើយ​ភ្លាម​នោះ​គេ​ក៏​ទូល​ព្រះ​អង្គ​អំពី​គាត់"

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