ACTS 3:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Acts 3:23 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
it shall come to pass, ἔσται Will be come pass
that (No Greek definition. English implied.)
every πᾶσα All, any, every, the whole every
soul, ψυχὴ Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) soul
which ἥτις Which some, i.e., any that; also (definite) which same which
will ἀκούσῃ To hear (in various senses) will
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
hear ἀκούσῃ To hear (in various senses) hear
that ἐκείνου That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
prophet, προφήτου A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophet
shall be destroyed ἐξολοθρευθήσεται To extirpate destroyed
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
among λαοῦ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) among
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
people. λαοῦ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people

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  • 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.

  • 25  Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.




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