MATTHEW 26:70

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.”

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Matthew 26:70 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
denied ἠρνήσατο To contradict, i.e., disavow, reject, abnegate denied
before ἔμπροσθεν In front of (in place (literally or figuratively) or time) before
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
all, πάντων All, any, every, the whole all
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
I know οἶδα 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 Οὐκ 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
thou sayest. λέγεις 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 sayest

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  • 68  Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

  • 69  Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

  • 70  But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

  • 71  And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

  • 72  And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.




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