ACTS 19:1



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“And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,”

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Acts 19:1 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
it came to pass, Ἐγένετο To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) came pass
that, ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc that
while τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) while
Apollos Ἀπολλῶ Apollos, an Israelite Apollos
was εἶναι To exist was
at ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc at
Corinth, Κορίνθῳ Corinthus, a city of Greece Corinth
Paul Παῦλον (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle Paul
having passed through διελθόντα To traverse (literally) having passed through
the τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
upper ἀνωτερικὰ Superior, i.e., (locally) more remote upper
coasts μέρη A division or share (literally or figuratively, in a wide application) coasts
came ἐλθεῖν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
Ephesus: Ἔφεσον Ephesus, a city of Asia Minor Ephesus
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
finding εὑρών To find (literally or figuratively) finding
certain τινας Some or any person or object certain
disciples, μαθητάς A learner, i.e., pupil disciples

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  • 1  And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

  • 2  He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

  • 3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.


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