JOHN 12:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.”

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John 12:17 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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The The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
people ὄχλος A throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot people
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
that The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
was ὢν Being was
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
when ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
he called ἐφώνησεν To emit a sound (animal, human or instrumental); by implication, to address in words or by name, also in imitation called
Lazarus Λάζαρον Lazarus (i.e., Elazar), the name of two Israelites Lazarus
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
his τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) his
grave, μνημείου A remembrance, i.e., cenotaph (place of interment) grave
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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
him αὐτὸν 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
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
bare record. ἐμαρτύρει To be a witness, i.e., testify (literally or figuratively) bare record

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  • 15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

  • 16  These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

  • 17  The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.

  • 18  For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.

  • 19  The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.




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