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    giveth_taketh

    Hi,

    Insights the universe giveth, accelerated expansion will taketh away.

    Are there any meaning of "giveth" and "taketh"? If so, what ?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: giveth_taketh

    I am not a teacher.

    Giveth, taketh are archaic forms of give and take.

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    Re: giveth_taketh

    Specifically, they mean 'gives' and 'takes' in Early Modern English, probably known by most people from Shakespeare.

    I give, thou givest, he/she/it giveth, we give, you(pl)/ye give, they give.

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    Re: giveth_taketh

    Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
    "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away" is a slightly mangled version of this verse.

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    Re: giveth_taketh

    Will taketh is incorrect, but few modern English speakers know that. They know that -th is an archaic ending for verbs, so they sometimes tack it on in an attempt to be amusing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: giveth_taketh

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    'Giveth' and 'taketh' are archaic forms of 'give' and 'take'.
    If you are going to reply to questions, rock-onn, your posts must be grammatical, or they will be deleted.

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