JOHN 1:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?”

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John 1:19 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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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
this αὕτη The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
record μαρτυρία Evidence given (judicially or genitive case) record
of Ἰωάννου Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites of
John, Ἰωάννου Joannes (i.e., Jochanan), the name of four Israelites John
when ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
the οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Jews Ἰουδαῖοι Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
sent ἀπέστειλαν Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively sent
priests ἱερεῖς A priest (literally or figuratively) priests
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Levites Λευίτας A Levite, i.e., descendant of Levi Levites
from ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
Jerusalem Ἱεροσολύμων Hierosolyma (i.e., Jerushalaim), the capitol of Palestine Jerusalem
to ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) to
ask ἐρωτήσωσιν To interrogate; by implication, to request ask
him, αὐτὸν 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
Who τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Who
art εἶ Thou art art
thou? Σὺ Thou thou

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  • 17  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

  • 18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

  • 19  And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

  • 20  And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

  • 21  And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.




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