JOHN 16:4

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But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

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John 16:4 Translation & Meaning

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But ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) But
these things ταῦτα These things these things
have I told λελάληκα To talk, i.e., utter words told
you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
when ὅταν Whenever (implying hypothesis or more or less uncertainty); also causatively (conjunctionally) inasmuch as when
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
time ὥρα An "hour" (literally or figuratively) time
shall come, ἔλθῃ To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
ye may remember μνημονεύητε To exercise memory, i.e., recollect; by implication, to punish; also to rehearse remember
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
I ἐγὼ I, me I
told εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) told
you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
of them. αὐτῶν 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 of them
And δὲ But, and, etc And
these things Ταῦτα These things these things
I said εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
unto you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
at ἐξ 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) at
the beginning, ἀρχῆς (properly abstract) a commencement, or (concretely) chief (in various applications of order, time, place, or rank) beginning
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
I was ἤμην I was I was
with μεθ' 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
you. ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you

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  • 2  They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

  • 3  And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

  • 4  But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

  • 5  But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

  • 6  But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.




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