JOHN 10:29




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My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

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John 10:29 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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My μου Of me My
Father, πατήρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
which ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
gave δέδωκέν To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) gave
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
me, μοι To me me
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
greater than μεῖζών Larger (literally or figuratively, specially, in age) greater than
all; πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
no οὐδεὶς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing no
man (No Greek definition. English implied.)
is able to δύναται To be able or possible able
pluck ἁρπάζειν To seize (in various applications) pluck
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
out of ἐκ 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) out
my μου Of me my
Father's πατρός A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Fathers
hand. χειρὸς The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand

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  • 27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

  • 28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

  • 29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

  • 30  I and my Father are one.

  • 31  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.


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