ACTS 4:11



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“This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.”

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Acts 4:11 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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This οὗτός The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) This
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
stone λίθος A stone (literally or figuratively) stone
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
was set at nought ἐξουθενηθεὶς To despise set nought
of ὑφ' Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) of
you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
builders, οἰκοδόμούντων, To be a house-builder, i.e., construct or (figuratively) confirm builders
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is become γενόμενος To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) become
the εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases the
head κεφαλὴν The head (as the part most readily taken hold of), literally or figuratively head
of the corner. γωνίας An angle corner

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  • 9  If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

  • 10  Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

  • 11  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

  • 12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

  • 13  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.


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