JOHN 8:46

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Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

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John 8:46 Translation & Meaning

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Which τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Which
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
you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
convinceth ἐλέγχει To confute, admonish convinceth
me με Me me
of περὶ Properly, through (all over), i.e., around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period) of
sin? ἁμαρτίας; A sin (properly abstract) sin
And δὲ But, and, etc And
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
I say λέγω, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean say
the truth, ἀλήθειαν Truth truth
why διατί Through what cause ?, i.e., why? why
do πιστεύετέ To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) do
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
believe πιστεύετέ To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) believe
me? μοι; To me me

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  • 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.

  • 45  And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

  • 46  Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

  • 47  He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

  • 48  Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?




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