JOHN 10:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?”

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John 10:20 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And δὲ But, and, etc And
many πολλοὶ (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely many
of 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) of
them αὐτῶν 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
said, ἔλεγον Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean said
He hath ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) He hath
a devil, Δαιμόνιον A daemonic being; by extension a deity devil
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
is mad; μαίνεται· Through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a "maniac" mad
why τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) why
hear ye ἀκούετε To hear (in various senses) hear
him? αὐτοῦ 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

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  • 18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

  • 19  There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

  • 20  And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

  • 21  Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

  • 22  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.




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