ACTS 28:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

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Acts 28:27 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
heart καρδία The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
of this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) of this
people λαοῦ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people
is waxed gross, ἐπαχύνθη To thicken, i.e., (by implication) to fatten (figuratively, stupefy or render callous) waxed gross
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
their τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) their
ears ὠσὶν The ear (physically or mentally) ears
are ἤκουσαν To hear (in various senses) are
dull of βαρέως Heavily (figuratively) dull
hearing, ἤκουσαν To hear (in various senses) hearing
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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 have they ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
closed; ἐκάμμυσαν· To shut down, i.e., close the eyes closed
lest μήποτε Not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps) lest
they should see ἴδωσιν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know should see
with τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) with
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
eyes, ὀφθαλμοῖς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hear ἀκούσωσιν To hear (in various senses) hear
with ὠσὶν The ear (physically or mentally) with
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
ears, ὠσὶν The ear (physically or mentally) ears
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
understand συνῶσιν To put together, i.e., (mentally) to comprehend; by implication, to act piously understand
with καρδίᾳ The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle with
their (No Greek definition. English implied.)
heart, καρδίᾳ The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
should be converted, ἐπιστρέψωσιν To revert (literally, figuratively or morally) should converted
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I should heal ἰάσωμαι To cure (literally or figuratively) should heal
them. αὐτούς 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 them

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  • 25  And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

  • 26  Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

  • 27  For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

  • 28  Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

  • 29  And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.




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