ACTS 3:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;”

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Acts 3:14 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
denied ἠρνήσασθε To contradict, i.e., disavow, reject, abnegate denied
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Holy One ἅγιον Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) Holy One
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the Just, δίκαιον Equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively) Just
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
desired ᾐτήσασθε To ask (in genitive case) desired
a ἄνδρα A man (properly as an individual male) a
murderer φονέα A murderer (always of criminal (or at least intentional) homicide; which G0443 does not necessarily imply; while G4607 is a special term for a public bandit) murderer
to be granted χαρισθῆναι To grant as a favor, i.e., gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue granted
unto you; ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you

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  • 12  And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

  • 13  The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

  • 14  But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

  • 15  And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

  • 16  And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.




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