JOHN 7:44

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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John 7:44 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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And δὲ But, and, etc And
some τινὲς Some or any person or object some
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
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 them
would have ἤθελον To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in would
taken πιάσαι To squeeze, i.e., seize (gently by the hand (press), or officially (arrest), or in hunting (capture)) taken
him; αὐτόν 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 him
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
no man οὐδεὶς Not even one (man, woman or thing), i.e., none, nobody, nothing no man
laid ἐπέβαλεν To throw upon (literal or figurative, transitive or reflexive; usually with more or less force); specially (with G1438 implied) to reflect; impersonally, to belong to laid
hands ἐπ' 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 hands
on ἐπ' 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
him. αὐτὸν 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 him

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  • 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.

  • 45  Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?

  • 46  The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.




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