JOHN 8:42

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“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

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John 8:42 Translation & Meaning

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Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
said εἶπεν 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
If Εἰ If, whether, that, etc If
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
were ye would ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) would
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
Father, πατὴρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
love ἠγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) love
me: ἐμέ Me me
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
I ἐγὼ I, me I
proceeded θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) proceeded
forth ἐξῆλθον To issue (literally or figuratively) forth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
came ἥκω· To arrive, i.e., be present (literally or figuratively) came
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
God; θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
neither οὐδὲ Not however, i.e., neither, nor, not even neither
came ἐλήλυθα To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
I ἐμαυτοῦ Of myself so likewise the dative case ἐμαυτῷ, and accusative case ἐμαυτόν I
of ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
myself, ἐμαυτοῦ Of myself so likewise the dative case ἐμαυτῷ, and accusative case ἐμαυτόν myself
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
he ἐκεῖνός That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed he
sent ἀπέστειλεν Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively sent
me. με Me me

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  • 40  But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

  • 41  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

  • 42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

  • 43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

  • 44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.




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