ACTS 19:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.”

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Acts 19:8 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
he went Εἰσελθὼν To enter (literally or figuratively) he went
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
synagogue, συναγωγὴν An assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish "synagogue" (the meeting or the place); by analogy, a Christian church synagogue
and spake boldly ἐπαῤῥησιάζετο To be frank in utterance, or confident in spirit and demeanor spake boldly
for the space of ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc space
three τρεῖς "three" three
months, μῆνας A month months
disputing διαλεγόμενος To say thoroughly, i.e., discuss (in argument or exhortation) disputing
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
persuading πείθων To convince (by argument, true or false); by analogy, to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); reflexively or passively, to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty) persuading
the things τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) things
concerning 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) concerning
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
kingdom βασιλείας Properly, royalty, i.e., (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively) kingdom
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God. θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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

  • 7  And all the men were about twelve.

  • 8  And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

  • 9  But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

  • 10  And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.




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