JOHN 11:16



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“Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.”

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John 11:16 Translation & Meaning

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Then οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly Then
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Thomas, Θωμᾶς The twin; Thomas, a Christian Thomas
which is called λεγόμενος 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 called
Didymus, Δίδυμος Double, i.e., twin; Didymus, a Christian Didymus
unto his τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) unto his
fellowdisciples, συμμαθηταῖς A co-learner (of Christianity) fellowdisciples
Let Ἄγωμεν Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce Let
us ἡμεῖς We (only used when emphatic) us
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
go, Ἄγωμεν Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce go
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
we may die ἀποθάνωμεν To die off (literally or figuratively) die
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
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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  • 14  Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

  • 15  And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

  • 16  Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

  • 17  Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

  • 18  Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:


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