ACTS 3:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Acts 3:16 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
his 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 his
name ὀνόματος A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
through 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 through
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
in 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 in
his 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 his
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
hath made strong, ἐστερέωσεν To solidify, i.e., confirm (literally or figuratively) made strong
this man τοῦτον This (person, as objective of verb or preposition) man
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
ye see θεωρεῖτε To be a spectator of, i.e., discern, (literally, figuratively (experience) or intensively (acknowledge)) see
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
know: οἴδατε 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 know
yea, καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words yea
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
faith πίστις 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
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is by δι' Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) is by
him 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 him
hath given ἔδωκεν To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
him αὐτῷ 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 him
this ταύτην The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
perfect ὁλοκληρίαν Integrity, i.e., physical wholeness perfect
soundness ὁλοκληρίαν Integrity, i.e., physical wholeness soundness
in the presence ἀπέναντι From in front, i.e., opposite, before or against presence
of you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you of you
all. πάντων All, any, every, the whole all

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  • 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.

  • 18  But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.




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