JOHN 11:37

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?”

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John 11:37 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
some τινὲς Some or any person or object some
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, εἶπον, To speak or say (by word or writing) said
Could ἠδύνατο To be able or possible Could
not Οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
this man, οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) man
which opened ἀνοίξας To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) opened
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
eyes ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
of τυφλοῦ Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
blind, τυφλοῦ Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) blind
have caused ποιῆσαι To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) caused
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
even καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words even
this man οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) man
should have ἀποθάνῃ To die off (literally or figuratively) should
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
died? ἀποθάνῃ To die off (literally or figuratively) died

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  • 35  Jesus wept.

  • 36  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

  • 37  And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

  • 38  Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

  • 39  Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.




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