LUKE 23:34

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“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

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Luke 23:34 Translation & Meaning

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Then δὲ But, and, etc Then
said ἔλεγεν 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 said
Jesus, Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
Father, Πάτερ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
forgive ἄφες To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgive
them; αὐτοῖς 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 them
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
they know οἴδασιν 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 know
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
they do. ποιοῦσιν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) do
And δὲ But, and, etc And
they parted διαμεριζόμενοι To partition thoroughly (literally in distribution, figuratively in dissension) parted
his αὐτοῦ 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 his
raiment, ἱμάτια A dress (inner or outer) raiment
and cast ἔβαλον To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) cast
lots. κλῆρον A die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively) lots

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  • 32  And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

  • 33  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

  • 34  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

  • 35  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

  • 36  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,




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