JOHN 7:42

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?”

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John 7:42 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Hath εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) Hath
not οὐχὶ Not indeed not
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
scripture γραφὴ A document, i.e., holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it) scripture
said, εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
That ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because That
Christ Χριστὸς Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
cometh ἔρχεται To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh
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
seed σπέρματος Something sown, i.e., seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting) seed
of David, Δαβίδ, David, the Israelite king David
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
out ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) out
of κώμης A hamlet (as if laid down) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
town κώμης A hamlet (as if laid down) town
of Bethlehem, Βηθλέεμ Bethleem (i.e., Beth-lechem), a place in Palestine Bethlehem
where ὅπου What(-ever) where, i.e., at whichever spot where
David Δαβίδ, David, the Israelite king David
was? ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was

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  • 40  Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.

  • 41  Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

  • 42  Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

  • 43  So there was a division among the people because of him.

  • 44  And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.




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