ACTS 3:15



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

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Acts 3:15 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
killed ἀπεκτείνατε To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy killed
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Prince ἀρχηγὸν A chief leader Prince
of ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) of
life, ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) life
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
hath raised ἤγειρεν To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) raised
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
the dead; νεκρῶν Dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun) dead
whereof οὗ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whereof
we ἡμεῖς We (only used when emphatic) we
are ἐσμεν We are are
witnesses. μάρτυρές A witness (literally (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case)); by analogy, a "martyr" witnesses

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  • 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.

  • 17  And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.


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