MARK 1:24



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“Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.”

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Mark 1:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Saying, λέγων, 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 Saying
Let alone; Ἔα, Properly, let it be, i.e., (as interjection) aha! Let alone
us (No Greek definition. English implied.)
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
have we to do ἡμῖν To (or for, with, by) us do
with καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words with
thee, σοί, To thee thee
thou Jesus Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
of Nazareth? Ναζαρηνέ; A Nazarene, i.e., inhabitant of Nazareth Nazareth
art thou come ἦλθες To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) art come
to destroy ἀπολέσαι To destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively destroy
us? ἡμᾶς; Us us
I know οἶδά 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
thee σε Thee thee
who τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) who
thou art, εἶ Thou art art
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Holy One ἅγιος Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) Holy One
of God. θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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  • 22  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

  • 23  And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

  • 24  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

  • 25  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

  • 26  And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.


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