ACTS 24:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”

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Acts 24:25 Translation & Meaning

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And as δὲ But, and, etc And as
he αὐτοῦ 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 he
reasoned διαλεγομένου To say thoroughly, i.e., discuss (in argument or exhortation) reasoned
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
righteousness, δικαιοσύνης Equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification righteousness
temperance, ἐγκρατείας Self-control (especially continence) temperance
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
judgment κρίματος A decision (the function or the effect, for or against ("crime")) judgment
to μέλλοντος To intend, i.e., be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) to
come, ἔσεσθαι, Will be come
Felix Φῆλιξ Happy; Phelix (i.e., Felix), a Roman Felix
trembled, ἔμφοβος In fear, i.e., alarmed trembled
and γενόμενος To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) and
answered, ἀπεκρίθη To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
Go thy way πορεύου To traverse, i.e., travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove (figuratively, die), live, etc.) Go way
for this νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate for this
time; νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate time
when δὲ But, and, etc when
I have μεταλαβὼν To participate; genitive case, to accept (and use) I have
a convenient season, καιρὸν An occasion, i.e., set or proper time convenient season
I will call for μετακαλέσομαί To call elsewhere, i.e., summon call
thee. σε Thee thee

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  • 23  And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

  • 24  And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

  • 25  And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

  • 26  He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

  • 27  But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.




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