JOHN 15:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

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John 15:19 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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If εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
ye were ἦτε I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) ye were
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) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world, κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world would κόσμος Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world would
love ἐφίλει· To be a friend to (fond of (an individual or an object)), i.e., have affection for (denoting personal attachment, as a matter of sentiment or feeling; while G0025 is wider, embracing especially the judgment and the deliberate assent of the will as a matter of principle, duty and propriety: the two thus stand related very much as G2309 and G1014, or as G2372 and G3563 respectively; the former being chiefly of the heart and the latter of the head); specially, to kiss (as a mark of tenderness) love
his ἂν Whatsoever his
own: ἴδιον Pertaining to self, i.e., one's own; by implication, private or separate own
but δὲ But, and, etc but
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
ye are ἐστέ Ye are are
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
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) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world, κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
I ἐγὼ I, me I
have chosen ἐξελεξάμην To select chosen
you ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
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
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world, κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
therefore διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) therefore
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world κόσμος Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
hateth μισεῖ To detest (especially to persecute); by extension, to love less hateth
you. ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you

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  • 17  These things I command you, that ye love one another.

  • 18  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

  • 19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

  • 20  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

  • 21  But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.




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