JOHN 8:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

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John 8:23 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
he said εἴπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto them, αὐτοῖς 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 unto them
Ye Ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) Ye
are ἐστέ Ye are are
from 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) from
beneath; κάτω Downwards beneath
I ἐγὼ I, me I
am εἰμί· I exist (used only when emphatic) am
from 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) from
above: ἄνω Upward or on the top above
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
are ἐστέ Ye are are
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
this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) this
world; κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world
I ἐγὼ I, me I
am εἰμὶ I exist (used only when emphatic) am
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
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
this τούτου Of (from or concerning) this (person or thing) this
world. κόσμου Orderly arrangement, i.e., decoration; by implication, the world (including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)) world

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  • 21  Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

  • 22  Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.

  • 23  And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

  • 24  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

  • 25  Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.




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