ACTS 19:34



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“But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.”

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Acts 19:34 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
when they knew ἐπιγνόντων To know upon some mark, i.e., recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge knew
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
he was ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are he was
a Jew, Ἰουδαῖός Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jew
all πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
with about the space ἐγένετο To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) about space
one μία One one
voice φωνὴ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
of ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc of
two δύο "two" two
hours ὥρας An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hours
cried out, κραζόντων Properly, to "croak" (as a raven) or scream, i.e., (genitive case) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat) cried out
Great Μεγάλη Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) Great
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
Diana Ἄρτεμις Prompt; Artemis, the name of a Grecian goddess borrowed by the Asiatics for one of their deities Diana
of the Ephesians. Ἐφεσίων An Ephesian or inhabitant of Ephesus Ephesians

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  • 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.

  • 34  But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

  • 35  And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

  • 36  Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.


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