ACTS 4:9



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

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Acts 4:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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If εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
we ἡμεῖς We (only used when emphatic) we
this day σήμερον On the (i.e., this) day (or night current or just passed); generally, now (i.e., at present, hitherto) day
be examined ἀνακρινόμεθα Properly, to scrutinize, i.e., (by implication) investigate, interrogate, determine examined
of ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc of
the good deed done εὐεργεσίᾳ Beneficence (genitive case or specially) good deed done
to ἀνθρώπου Man-faced, i.e., a human being to
the impotent ἀσθενοῦς Strengthless (in various applications, literal, figurative and moral) impotent
man, ἀνθρώπου Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
by ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc by
what means τίνι An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) means
he οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) he
is made whole; σέσωσται To save, i.e., deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) made whole

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  • 7  And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

  • 8  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

  • 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.


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