ACTS 19:39



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

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Acts 19:39 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δέ But, and, etc But
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
ye inquire ἐπιζητεῖτε To search (inquire) for; intensively, to demand, to crave inquire
any thing τι Some or any person or object any thing
concerning πὲρι Properly, through (all over), i.e., around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period) concerning
other matters, ἑτέρων (an-, the) other or different other matters
it shall be determined ἐπιλυθήσεται To solve further, i.e., (figuratively) to explain, decide determined
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
a τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
lawful ἐννόμῳ (subjectively) legal, or (objectively) subject to lawful
assembly. ἐκκλησίᾳ A calling out, i.e., (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) assembly

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  • 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.

  • 40  For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.

  • 41  And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.


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