ACTS 3:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.”

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Acts 3:22 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
Moses Μωσῆς Moseus, Moses, or Mouses (i.e., Mosheh), the Hebrew lawgiver Moses
truly μὲν Properly, indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.) truly
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
the τούς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fathers, πατέρας A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) fathers
A prophet Προφήτην A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophet
shall up θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) up
the Lord κύριος Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
raise ἀναστήσει To stand up (literal or figurative, transitive or intransitive) raise
unto you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
of 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) of
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
brethren, ἀδελφῶν A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren
like unto ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) like
me; ἐμέ· Me me
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
shall ye hear ἀκούσεσθε To hear (in various senses) hear
in κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) in
all things πάντα All, any, every, the whole all things
whatsoever ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever
he shall say λαλήσῃ To talk, i.e., utter words say
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
you. ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you

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  • 20  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

  • 21  Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

  • 22  For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

  • 23  And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

  • 24  Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.




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