ACTS 3:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Acts 3:17 Translation & Meaning

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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
now, νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate now
brethren, ἀδελφοί A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren
I wot οἶδα 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 wot
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
through κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) through
ignorance ἄγνοιαν Ignorance (properly, the quality) ignorance
ye did ἐπράξατε To "practise", i.e., perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication, to execute, accomplish, etc.; specially, to collect (dues), fare (personally) did
it, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
as ὥσπερ Just as, i.e., exactly like as
did (No Greek definition. English implied.)
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
your ὑμῶν· Of (from or concerning) you your
rulers. ἄρχοντες A first (in rank or power) rulers

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  • 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.

  • 19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;




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