ACTS 13:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.”

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Acts 13:25 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
John Ἰωάννης Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
fulfilled ἐπλήρου To make replete, i.e., (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc fulfilled
his τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) his
course, δρόμον A race, i.e., (figuratively) career course
he said, ἔλεγεν Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean said
Whom Τίνα An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Whom
think ye that ὑπονοεῖτε To think under (privately), i.e., to surmise or conjecture think
I με Me I
am? εἶναι To exist am
I ἐγώ· I, me I
am εἰμὶ I exist (used only when emphatic) am
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
he. (No Greek definition. English implied.)
But, ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
there cometh one ἔρχεται To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh one
after μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) after
me, ἐμὲ Me me
whose οὗ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whose
shoes ὑπόδημα Something bound under the feet, i.e., a shoe or sandal shoes
of τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of
his (No Greek definition. English implied.)
feet ποδῶν A "foot" (figuratively or literally) feet
I am εἰμὶ I exist (used only when emphatic) am
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
worthy ἄξιος Deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise) worthy
to loose. λῦσαι To "loosen" (literally or figuratively) loose

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  • 23  Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

  • 24  When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

  • 25  And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

  • 26  Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

  • 27  For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.




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