ACTS 19:37

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Acts 19:37 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
ye have brought hither ἠγάγετε Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce brought hither
these τούτους These (persons, as objective of verb or preposition) these
men, ἄνδρας A man (properly as an individual male) men
which are neither οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even are neither
robbers of churches, ἱεροσύλους A temple-despoiler robbers churches
nor yet οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even nor yet
blasphemers βλασφημοῦντας To vilify; specially, to speak impiously blasphemers
of your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you of your
goddess. θεὰν A female deity goddess

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  • 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.

  • 38  Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

  • 39  But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.




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