ACTS 19:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Acts 19:2 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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He said εἶπέν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
them, αὐτούς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
Have Εἰ If, whether, that, etc Have
ye received ἐλάβετε To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. received
the Holy ἅγιον Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) Holy
Ghost πνεῦμα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Ghost
since ye believed? πιστεύσαντες To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) since believed
And δὲ But, and, etc And
they οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) they
said εῖπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
him, αὐτόν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
We have ἠκούσαμεν To hear (in various senses) We have
not so much as οὐδὲ Not however, i.e., neither, nor, not even not much
heard ἠκούσαμεν To hear (in various senses) heard
whether εἰ If, whether, that, etc whether
there be ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are there be
any Holy ἅγιον Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) any Holy
Ghost. πνεῦμα A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Ghost

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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.

  • 4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.




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