JOHN 12:27




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Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

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John 12:27 Translation & Meaning

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Now Νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate Now
is τετάρακται To stir or agitate (roil water) is
my μου Of me my
soul ψυχή Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) soul
troubled; τετάρακται To stir or agitate (roil water) troubled
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
shall I say? εἴπω To speak or say (by word or writing) say
Father, Πάτερ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
save σῶσόν To save, i.e., deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) save
me με Me me
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
this ταύτης The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
hour: ὥρας An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hour
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
for cause διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) cause
this τοῦτο That thing this
came I ἦλθον To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
unto εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases unto
this ταύτην The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
hour. ὥραν An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hour

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  • 25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

  • 26  If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

  • 27  Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

  • 28  Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

  • 29  The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.


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