JOHN 6:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.”

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John 6:19 Translation & Meaning

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So when οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly So when
they had rowed ἐληλακότες To push (as wind, oars or daemonical power) rowed
about ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) about
five πέντε "five" five
and twenty εἴκοσι A score twenty
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
thirty τριάκοντα Thirty thirty
furlongs, σταδίους A stade or certain measure of distance; by implication, a stadium or race-course furlongs
they see θεωροῦσιν To be a spectator of, i.e., discern, (literally, figuratively (experience) or intensively (acknowledge)) see
Jesus Ἰησοῦν Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
walking περιπατοῦντα To tread all around, i.e., walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary) walking
on ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc on
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sea, θαλάσσης The sea (genitive case or specially) sea
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
drawing γινόμενον To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) drawing
nigh ἐγγὺς Near (literally or figuratively, of place or time) nigh
unto the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) unto the
ship: πλοίου A sailer, i.e., vessel ship
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they were afraid. ἐφοβήθησαν To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere afraid

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  • 17  And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

  • 18  And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.

  • 19  So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.

  • 20  But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

  • 21  Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.




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