LUKE 22:53




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When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

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Luke 22:53 Translation & Meaning

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When I μου Of me When I
was ὄντος Being was
daily καθ' (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) daily
with μεθ' 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) with
you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
temple, ἱερῷ A sacred place, i.e., the entire precincts (whereas G3485 denotes the central sanctuary itself) of the Temple (at Jerusalem or elsewhere) temple
ye stretched forth ἐξετείνατε To extend stretched forth
no οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
hands χεῖρας The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hands
against 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 against
me: ἐμέ Me me
but ἀλλ' Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
this αὕτη The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
hour, ὥρα An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hour
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
power ἐξουσία Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence power
of σκότους Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) of
darkness. σκότους Shadiness, i.e., obscurity (literally or figuratively) darkness

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  • 51  And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

  • 52  Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

  • 53  When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

  • 54  Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

  • 55  And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.


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