ACTS 26:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

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Acts 26:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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To open ἀνοῖξαι To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) open
their αὐτῶν 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 their
eyes, ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
and (No Greek definition. English implied.)
to turn ἐπιστρέψαι To revert (literally, figuratively or morally) turn
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
darkness σκότους Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) darkness
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
light, φῶς Luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative) light
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
from (No Greek definition. English implied.)
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
power ἐξουσίας Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence power
of Σατανᾶ The accuser, i.e., the devil of
Satan Σατανᾶ The accuser, i.e., the devil Satan
unto 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 unto
God, θεόν A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
that τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
they αὐτοὺς 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 they
may receive λαβεῖν To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. receive
forgiveness ἄφεσιν Freedom; (figuratively) pardon forgiveness
of sins, ἁμαρτιῶν A sin (properly abstract) sins
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
inheritance κλῆρον A die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively) inheritance
among ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc among
them which τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them which
are sanctified ἡγιασμένοις To make holy, i.e., (ceremonially) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate are sanctified
by faith πίστει Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
that τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
is in εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases is in
me. ἐμέ Me me

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  • 16  But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

  • 17  Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

  • 18  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

  • 19  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

  • 20  But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.




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