ACTS 4:12



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

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Acts 4:12 Translation & Meaning

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Neither οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even Neither
is ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
there καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words there
salvation σωτηρία Rescue or safety (physically or morally) salvation
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
any οὐδενὶ Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing any
other: ἄλλῳ "else," i.e., different (in many applications) other
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
there is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are there is
none other ἕτερον (an-, the) other or different none other
name ὄνομά A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
under ὑπὸ 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)) under
heaven οὐρανὸν The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
given δεδομένον To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
among ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc among
men, ἀνθρώποις Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
whereby The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whereby
we ἡμᾶς Us we
must δεῖ Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) must
be saved. σωθῆναι To save, i.e., deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) saved

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  • 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.

  • 14  And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.


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