JOHN 12:1



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“Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.”

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John 12:1 Translation & Meaning

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Then οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly Then
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
six ἓξ Six six
days ἡμερῶν Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) days
before πρὸ "fore", i.e., in front of, prior (figuratively, superior) to before
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
passover πάσχα The Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it) passover
came ἦλθεν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
Bethany, Βηθανίαν Date-house; Beth-any, a place in Palestine Bethany
where ὅπου What(-ever) where, i.e., at whichever spot where
Lazarus Λάζαρος Lazarus (i.e., Elazar), the name of two Israelites Lazarus
was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
which had been dead, τεθνηκώς, To die (literally or figuratively) been dead
whom ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
he raised ἤγειρεν To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) raised
from 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) from
the dead. νεκρῶν Dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun) dead

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  • 1  Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

  • 2  There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

  • 3  Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.


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