ACTS 19:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:”

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Acts 19:26 Translation & Meaning

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Moreover καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words Moreover
ye see θεωρεῖτε To be a spectator of, i.e., discern, (literally, figuratively (experience) or intensively (acknowledge)) see
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hear, ἀκούετε To hear (in various senses) hear
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
alone μόνον Merely alone
at Ephesus, Ἐφέσου Ephesus, a city of Asia Minor Ephesus
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
almost σχεδὸν Nigh, i.e., nearly almost
throughout all πάσης All, any, every, the whole throughout all
Asia, Ἀσίας Asia, i.e., Asia Minor, or (usually) only its western shore Asia
this οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
Paul hath Παῦλος (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle Paul
persuaded πείσας To convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty) persuaded
and turned away μετέστησεν To transfer, i.e., carry away, depose or (figuratively) exchange, seduce turned away
much ἱκανὸν Competent (as if coming in season), i.e., ample (in amount) or fit (in character) much
people, ὄχλον A throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot people
saying λέγων 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 saying
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
they be εἰσὶν They are they be
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
gods, θεοὶ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) gods
which οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
are made γινόμενοι To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) are made
with διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) with
hands: χειρῶν The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hands

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  • 24  For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

  • 25  Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

  • 26  Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

  • 27  So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

  • 28  And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.




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