JOHN 8:59

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”

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John 8:59 Translation & Meaning

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Then οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly Then
took they up ἦραν To lift up; by implication, to take up or away; figuratively, to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind), specially, to sail away (i.e., weigh anchor); by Hebraism (compare H5375) to expiate sin took up
stones λίθους A stone (literally or figuratively) stones
to ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) to
cast βάλωσιν To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) cast
at 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 at
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 δὲ But, and, etc but
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
hid himself, ἐκρύβη To conceal (properly, by covering) hid himself
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
went out ἐξῆλθεν To issue (literally or figuratively) out
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
temple, ἱεροῦ A sacred place, i.e., the entire precincts (whereas G3485 denotes the central sanctuary itself) of the Temple (at Jerusalem or elsewhere) temple
going διελθὼν To traverse (literally) going
through διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) through
the midst μέσου Middle (as an adjective or (neuter) noun) midst
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 of them
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
so οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) so
passed by. παρῆγεν To lead near, i.e., (reflexively or intransitively) to go along or away passed

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  • 57  Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

  • 58  Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

  • 59  Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.




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