JOHN 12:43

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”

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John 12:43 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
they loved ἠγάπησαν To love (in a social or moral sense) loved
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
praise δόξαν Glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective) praise
of ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being of
men ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
more μᾶλλον (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather more
than ἤπερ Than at all (or than perhaps, than indeed) than
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
praise δόξαν Glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective) praise
of τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) of
God. θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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  • 41  These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

  • 42  Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

  • 43  For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

  • 44  Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

  • 45  And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.




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