ACTS 19:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.”

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Acts 19:31 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
certain τινὲς Some or any person or object certain
of καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
chief of Asia, Ἀσιαρχῶν An Asiarch or president of the public festivities in a city of Asia Minor chief Asia
which were ὄντες Being which were
his αὐτῷ 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 his
friends, φίλοι Actively, fond, i.e., friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.) friends
sent πέμψαντες To dispatch (from the subjective view or point of departure, whereas ἵημι (as a stronger form of εἶμι) refers rather to the objective point or terminus ad quem, and G4724 denotes properly, the orderly motion involved), especially on a temporary errand; also to transmit, bestow, or wield sent
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, αὐτὸν 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
desiring παρεκάλουν To call near, i.e., invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation) desiring
him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
that he would δοῦναι To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) would
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
adventure δοῦναι To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) adventure
himself ἑαυτὸν (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc himself
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
theatre. θέατρον A place for public show ("theatre"), i.e., general audience-room; by implication, a show itself (figuratively) theatre

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  • 29  And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

  • 30  And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

  • 31  And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

  • 32  Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

  • 33  And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.




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