LUKE 12:5

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But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

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Luke 12:5 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
I will forewarn ὑποδείξω To exhibit under the eyes, i.e., (figuratively) to exemplify (instruct, admonish) forewarn
you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
whom τίνα An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) whom
ye shall fear: φοβηθῆτε· To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere fear
Fear φοβήθητε To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere Fear
him, which τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) him which
after μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) after
he τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
hath killed ἀποκτεῖναι To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy killed
hath ἔχοντα To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) hath
power ἐξουσίαν Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence power
to cast ἐμβαλεῖν To throw on, i.e., (figuratively) subject to (eternal punishment) cast
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
hell; γέενναν Valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment hell
yea, ναί Yes yea
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
unto you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
Fear φοβήθητε To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere Fear
him. τοῦτον This (person, as objective of verb or preposition) him

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  • 3  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

  • 4  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

  • 5  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

  • 6  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

  • 7  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.




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