ACTS 5:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.”

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Acts 5:21 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
when they heard ἀκούσαντες To hear (in various senses) heard
that, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
they entered εἰσῆλθον To enter (literally or figuratively) entered
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
temple ἱερὸν A sacred place, i.e., the entire precincts (whereas G3485 denotes the central sanctuary itself) of the Temple (at Jerusalem or elsewhere) temple
early ὄρθρον Dawn (as sun-rise, rising of light); by extension, morn early
in 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)) in
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
morning, ὄρθρον Dawn (as sun-rise, rising of light); by extension, morn morning
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
taught. ἐδίδασκον To teach (in the same broad application) taught
But δὲ But, and, etc But
the high The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) high
priest ἀρχιερεὺς The high-priest (literally, of the Jews; typically, Christ); by extension a chief priest priest
came, Παραγενόμενος To become near, i.e., approach (have arrived); by implication, to appear publicly came
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) they
that were with σὺν With or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), i.e., by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc that were with
him, αὐτῷ 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 him
and called συνεκάλεσαν To convoke called
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
council συνέδριον A joint session, i.e., (specially), the Jewish Sanhedrin; by analogy, a subordinate tribunal council
together, συνεκάλεσαν To convoke together
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
all πᾶσαν All, any, every, the whole all
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
senate γερουσίαν The eldership, i.e., (collectively) the Jewish Sanhedrin senate
of υἱῶν A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
children υἱῶν A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship children
of Israel, Ἰσραήλ Israel (i.e., Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively) Israel
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
sent ἀπέστειλαν Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively sent
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
prison δεσμωτήριον A place of bondage, i.e., a dungeon prison
to have ἀχθῆναι Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce to have
them αὐτούς 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 them
brought. ἀχθῆναι Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce brought

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  • 19  But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

  • 20  Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

  • 21  And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

  • 22  But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,

  • 23  Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.




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