ACTS 24:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:”

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Acts 24:14 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
this τοῦτό That thing this
I confess ὁμολογῶ To assent, i.e., covenant, acknowledge confess
unto thee, σοι To thee unto thee
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
after κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) after
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
way ὁδὸν A road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means way
which ἣν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
they call λέγουσιν 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 call
heresy, αἵρεσιν Properly, a choice, i.e., (specially) a party or (abstractly) disunion heresy
so οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) so
worship I λατρεύω To minister (to God), i.e., render religious homage worship
the God θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
of my fathers, πατρῴῳ Paternal, i.e., hereditary fathers
believing πιστεύων 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) believing
all things πάσιν All, any, every, the whole all things
which τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
are written γεγραμμένοις To "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe are written
in κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) in
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
law νόμον Law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle) law
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
in προφήταις A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet in
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
prophets: προφήταις A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophets

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  • 12  And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

  • 13  Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

  • 14  But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

  • 15  And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

  • 16  And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.




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