ACTS 4:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Acts 4:13 Translation & Meaning

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Now δὲ But, and, etc Now
when they saw Θεωροῦντες To be a spectator of, i.e., discern, (literally, figuratively (experience) or intensively (acknowledge)) saw
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
boldness παῤῥησίαν All out-spokenness, i.e., frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance boldness
of Πέτρου A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle of
Peter Πέτρου A (piece of) rock (larger than G3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle Peter
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
John, Ἰωάννου Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
perceived καταλαβόμενοι To take eagerly, i.e., seize, possess, etc. (literally or figuratively) perceived
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
they were εἰσιν They are they were
unlearned ἀγράμματοί Unlettered, i.e., illiterate unlearned
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
ignorant ἰδιῶται A private person, i.e., (by implication) an ignoramus (compare "idiot") ignorant
men, ἄνθρωποι Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
they marvelled; ἐθαύμαζον To wonder; by implication, to admire marvelled
and τε Both or also (properly, as correlation of G2532) and
they took knowledge ἐπεγίνωσκόν To know upon some mark, i.e., recognize; by implication, to become fully acquainted with, to acknowledge took knowledge
of them, αὐτοὺς 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 of them
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
they had been ἦσαν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) been
with σὺν With or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), i.e., by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc with
Jesus. Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus

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  • 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.

  • 15  But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,




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