ACTS 19:35

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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?”

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Acts 19:35 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
when γραμματεὺς A professional writer when
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
townclerk γραμματεὺς A professional writer townclerk
had appeased καταστείλας To put down, i.e., quell appeased
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
people, ὄχλον A throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot people
he said, φησίν To show or make known one's thoughts, i.e., speak or say said
Ye (No Greek definition. English implied.)
men Ἄνδρες A man (properly as an individual male) men
of Ephesus, Ἐφέσιοι An Ephesian or inhabitant of Ephesus Ephesus
what τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
is there ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is there
that ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that that
knoweth γινώσκει To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) knoweth
not how that οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not how
the city πόλιν A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
of Ἐφεσίων An Ephesian or inhabitant of Ephesus of
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Ephesians Ἐφεσίων An Ephesian or inhabitant of Ephesus Ephesians
is οὖσαν Being is
a worshipper νεωκόρον A temple-servant, i.e., (by implication) a votary worshipper
of μεγάλης Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
great μεγάλης Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
goddess θεᾶς A female deity goddess
Diana, Ἀρτέμιδος Prompt; Artemis, the name of a Grecian goddess borrowed by the Asiatics for one of their deities Diana
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of which fell down from διοπετοῦς Sky-fallen (i.e., an aerolite) fell down
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
image (No Greek definition. English implied.)
Jupiter? διοπετοῦς Sky-fallen (i.e., an aerolite) Jupiter

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  • 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.

  • 37  For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.




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