ACTS 3:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Acts 3:25 Translation & Meaning

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Ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) Ye
are ἐστε Ye are are
the children υἱοὶ A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship children
of προφητῶν A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
prophets, προφητῶν A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophets
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of διαθήκης Properly, a disposition, i.e., (specially) a contract (especially a devisory will) of
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
covenant διαθήκης Properly, a disposition, i.e., (specially) a contract (especially a devisory will) covenant
which ἡς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
made διέθετο To put apart, i.e., (figuratively) dispose (by assignment, compact, or bequest) made
with 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) with
our ἡμῶν Of (or from) us our
fathers, πατέρας A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) fathers
saying λέγων Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
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
Abraham, Ἀβραάμ, Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch Abraham
And Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
in σπέρματί Something sown, i.e., seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting) in
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
seed σπέρματί Something sown, i.e., seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting) seed
shall be blessed. ἐνευλογηθήσονται To confer a benefit on blessed
all πᾶσαι All, any, every, the whole all
the αἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
kindreds πατριαὶ Paternal descent, i.e., (concretely) a group of families or a whole race (nation) kindreds
of earth γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the

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  • 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.

  • 26  Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.




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