ACTS 5:30



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“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.”

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Acts 5:30 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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The τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
of πατέρων A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) of
our ἡμῶν Of (or from) us our
fathers πατέρων A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) fathers
raised up ἤγειρεν To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) raised up
Jesus, Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
slew διεχειρίσασθε To handle thoroughly, i.e., lay violent hands upon slew
and hanged κρεμάσαντες To hang hanged
on 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 on
a tree. ξύλου· Timber (as fuel or material); by implication, a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance tree

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  • 28  Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

  • 29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

  • 30  The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

  • 31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

  • 32  And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.


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