ACTS 19:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.”

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Acts 19:4 Translation & Meaning

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Then δὲ But, and, etc Then
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Paul, Παῦλος (little; but remotely from a derivative of G3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle Paul
John Ἰωάννης Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
verily μὲν Properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.) verily
baptized ἐβάπτισεν To immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e., fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism baptized
with the baptism βάπτισμα Baptism (technically or figuratively) baptism
of repentance, μετανοίας (subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication, reversal (of (another's) decision) repentance
saying λέγων Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
unto λαῷ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) unto
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
people, λαῷ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
they should believe πιστεύσωσιν To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) should believe
on him εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases on him
which τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
should come ἐρχόμενον To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) should come
after μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) after
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
that τοῦτ' That thing that
is, ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
on εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases on
Christ Χριστὸν Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
Jesus. Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus

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  • 2  He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

  • 3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

  • 4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

  • 5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

  • 6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.




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