ACTS 20:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

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Acts 20:24 Translation & Meaning

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But ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
none οὐδενὸς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing none
of these things 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) these things
move me, ποιοῦμαι To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) move
neither οὐδὲ Not however, i.e., neither, nor, not even neither
count I ἔχω To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) count
my μου Of me my
life ψυχὴν Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) life
dear τιμίαν Valuable, i.e., (objectively) costly, or (subjectively) honored, esteemed, or (figuratively) beloved dear
unto myself, ἐμαυτῷ Of myself so likewise the dative case ἐμαυτῷ, and accusative case ἐμαυτόν unto myself
so ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) so
that I might τελειῶσαι To complete, i.e., (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character) might
finish τελειῶσαι To complete, i.e., (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character) finish
my μου Of me my
course δρόμον A race, i.e., (figuratively) career course
with μετὰ 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) with
joy, χαρᾶς, Cheerfulness, i.e., calm delight joy
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
ministry, διακονίαν Attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate) ministry
which ἣν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
I have received ἔλαβον To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. received
of παρὰ Properly, near; i.e., (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local (especially beyond or opposed to) or causal (on account of) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
Jesus, Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
to testify διαμαρτύρασθαι To attest or protest earnestly, or (by implication) hortatively testify
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
gospel εὐαγγέλιον A good message, i.e., the gospel gospel
of χάριτος Graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
grace χάριτος Graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude) grace
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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  • 22  And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

  • 23  Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

  • 24  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

  • 25  And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

  • 26  Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.




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