JOHN 19:38

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“And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.”

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John 19:38 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
after Μετὰ 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) after
this ταῦτα These things this
Joseph Ἰωσὴφ Joseph, the name of seven Israelites Joseph
of ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
Arimathaea, Ἁριμαθαίας Arimathaea (or Ramah), a place in Palestine Arimathaea
being ὢν Being being
a disciple μαθητὴς A learner, i.e., pupil disciple
of Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites of
Jesus, Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
but δὲ But, and, etc but
secretly κεκρυμμένος To conceal (properly, by covering) secretly
for διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) for
fear φόβον Alarm or fright fear
of Ἰουδαίων Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Jews, Ἰουδαίων Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
besought ἠρώτησεν To interrogate; by implication, to request besought
Pilate Πιλᾶτον Close-pressed, i.e., firm; Pilatus, a Roman Pilate
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
he might take away ἄρῃ To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin might take away
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
body σῶμα The body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively body
of Ἰησοῦ· Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites of
Jesus: Ἰησοῦ· Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Pilate Πιλᾶτος Close-pressed, i.e., firm; Pilatus, a Roman Pilate
gave leave. ἐπέτρεψεν To turn over (transfer), i.e., allow gave leave
him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
He came ἦλθεν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
therefore, οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
took ἦρεν To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin took
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
body σῶμα The body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively body
of Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites of
Jesus. Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus

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  • 36  For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

  • 37  And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

  • 38  And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

  • 39  And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

  • 40  Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.




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