ACTS 4:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

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Acts 4:31 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
when had δεηθέντων To beg (as binding oneself), i.e., petition when had
they αὐτῶν 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 they
prayed, δεηθέντων To beg (as binding oneself), i.e., petition prayed
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
place was τόπος A spot (general in space, but limited by occupancy; whereas G5561 is a large but participle locality), i.e., location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard place
shaken ἐσαλεύθη To waver, i.e., agitate, rock, topple or (by implication) destroy; figuratively, to disturb, incite shaken
where ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc where
they The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that they
were ἦσαν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) were
assembled together; συνηγμένοι To lead together, i.e., collect or convene; specially, to entertain (hospitably) assembled together
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they were ἐπλήσθησαν To "fill" (literally or figuratively (imbue, influence, supply)); specially, to fulfil (time) they were
all ἅπαντες Absolutely all or (singular) every one all
filled ἐπλήσθησαν To "fill" (literally or figuratively (imbue, influence, supply)); specially, to fulfil (time) filled
with the πνεύματος A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit with the
Holy ἁγίου Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) Holy
Ghost, πνεύματος A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Ghost
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they spake ἐλάλουν To talk, i.e., utter words spake
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
word λόγον Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) word
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
God θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
with μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
boldness. παῤῥησίας All out-spokenness, i.e., frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance boldness

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  • 29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

  • 30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

  • 31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

  • 32  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

  • 33  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.




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