JOHN 1:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?”

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John 1:25 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
they asked ἠρώτησαν To interrogate; by implication, to request asked
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
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
said εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto 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 unto him
Why Τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Why
baptizest thou βαπτίζεις To immerse, submerge; to make whelmed (i.e., fully wet); used only (in the New Testament) of ceremonial ablution, especially (technically) of the ordinance of Christian baptism baptizest
then, οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly then
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
thou σὺ Thou thou
be εἶ Thou art be
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
that The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
Christ, Χριστὸς Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
nor οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even nor
Elias, Ἠλίας Helias (i.e., Elijah), an Israelite Elias
neither οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even neither
that The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
prophet? προφήτης A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophet

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  • 23  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

  • 24  And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

  • 25  And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

  • 26  John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

  • 27  He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.




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