JOHN 12:28

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

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John 12:28 Translation & Meaning

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Father, πάτερ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
glorify δόξασόν To render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application) glorify
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
name. οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly name
Then οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly Then
came there ἦλθεν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
a voice φωνὴ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
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
heaven, οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
saying, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
I have ἐδόξασα To render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application) I have
both Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words both
glorified ἐδόξασα To render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application) glorified
it, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
will glorify δοξάσω To render (or esteem) glorious (in a wide application) glorify
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
again. πάλιν (adverbially) anew, i.e., (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjunctionally) furthermore or on the other hand again

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  • 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.

  • 30  Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.




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