LUKE 22:56

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.”

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Luke 22:56 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
a certain τις Some or any person or object certain
maid παιδίσκη A girl, i.e., (specially), a female slave or servant maid
beheld ἰδοῦσα Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know beheld
him αὐτὸν 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
as he sat καθήμενον And ἧμαι (to sit; akin to the base of G1476); to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside sat
by πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) by
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fire, φῶς Luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative) fire
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
earnestly looked ἀτενίσασα To gaze intently earnestly looked
upon him, αὐτῷ 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 upon
and said, εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
This man οὗτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) man
was ἦν· I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
also Καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
with σὺν With or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), i.e., by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc with
him. αὐτῷ 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

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  • 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.

  • 56  But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.

  • 57  And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

  • 58  And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.




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