JOHN 16:5

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

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John 16:5 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
now νῦν "now" (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate now
I go my way ὑπάγω To lead (oneself) under, i.e., withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively go way
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
him τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) him
that sent πέμψαντά To dispatch (from the subjective view or point of departure, whereas ἵημι (as a stronger form of εἶμι) refers rather to the objective point or terminus ad quem, and G4724 denotes properly, the orderly motion involved), especially on a temporary errand; also to transmit, bestow, or wield sent
me; με Me me
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
none οὐδεὶς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing none
of 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) of
you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
asketh ἐρωτᾷ To interrogate; by implication, to request asketh
me, με Me me
Whither Ποῦ As adverb of place; at (by implication, to) what locality Whither
goest thou? ὑπάγεις To lead (oneself) under, i.e., withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively goest

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  • 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.

  • 7  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.




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