What does the word "maranatha" mean?


#1

What exactly does maranatha mean? From what language is it?


#2

According to Dictionary.com the word maranatha comes from the Aramaic and means “our Lord cometh.” Paul uses the word in his first letter to the Corinthians:

If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!
(1 Cor. 16:22, RSV-CE).

If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha
(1 Cor. 16:22, NASB).


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