ACTS 19:40

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Acts 19:40 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
we are in danger κινδυνεύομεν To undergo peril are danger
to be called in question ἐγκαλεῖσθαι To call in (as a debt or demand), i.e., bring to account (charge, criminate, etc.) called question
for περὶ 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) for
this σήμερον On the (i.e., this) day (or night current or just passed); generally, now (i.e., at present, hitherto) this
day's σήμερον On the (i.e., this) day (or night current or just passed); generally, now (i.e., at present, hitherto) days
uproar, στάσεως A standing (properly, the act), i.e., (by analogy) position (existence); by implication, a popular uprising; figuratively, controversy uproar
there being ὑπάρχοντος To begin under (quietly), i.e., come into existence (be present or at hand); expletively, to exist (as copula or subordinate to an adjective, participle, adverb or preposition, or as an auxiliary to a principal (verb) being
no μηδενὸς Not even one (man, woman, thing) no
cause αἰτίου A reason or crime (like G0156) cause
whereby οὗ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whereby
we may δυνησόμεθα To be able or possible we may
give ἀποδοῦναι To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) give
an account λόγον Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) account
of περὶ 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) of
this ταύτης The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
concourse. συστροφῆς A twisting together, i.e., (figuratively) a secret coalition, riotous crowd concourse

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  • 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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