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41 Reading Passages: Biblical

Reading Passages



1. Read the entire passage aloud in Greek.

2. Vocabulary and commentary is provided for each verse. For words that do not appear in the vocabulary, please use your dictionary.

3. Translate the passage. As you translate the sentences, pay careful attention to words that go together, such as prepositional phrases and relative clauses. Breaking the sentences up into logical units is oftentimes a better first approach than attempting to translate all the words in succession.

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Biblical Readings

Jesus’ final conversation with his apostles. Jesus says:

4 καὶ ὅπου ὑπάγω οἴδατε τὴν ὁδόν.

5 λέγει αὐτῷ Θωμᾶς, Κύριε, οὐκ οἴδαμεν ποῦ ὑπάγεις· πῶς δυνάμεθα τὴν ὁδὸν εἰδέναι;

6 λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Ἐγώ εἰμι ἡ ὁδὸς καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια καὶ ἡ ζωή· οὐδεὶς ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸν πατέρα εἰ μὴ δι’ ἐμοῦ.

7 εἰ ἐγνώκατέ με, καὶ τὸν πατέρα μου γνώσεσθε· καὶ ἀπ’ ἄρτι γινώσκετε αὐτὸν καὶ ἑωράκατε αὐτόν.

8 λέγει αὐτῷ Φίλιππος, Κύριε, δεῖξον ἡμῖν τὸν πατέρα, καὶ ἀρκεῖ ἡμῖν.

9 λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, Τοσούτῳ χρόνῳ μεθ’ ὑμῶν εἰμι καὶ οὐκ ἔγνωκάς με, Φίλιππε; ὁ ἑωρακὼς ἐμὲ ἑώρακεν τὸν πατέρα· πῶς σὺ λέγεις, Δεῖξον ἡμῖν τὸν πατέρα;

10 οὐ πιστεύεις ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί ἐστιν; τὰ ῥήματα ἃ ἐγὼ λαλῶ ὑμῖν ἀπ’ ἐμαυτοῦ οὐ λαλῶ· ὁ δὲ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένων ποιεῖ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ.

11 πιστεύετέ μοι ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί· εἰ δὲ μή, διὰ τὰ ἔργα αὐτὰ πιστεύετε.

12 ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ τὰ ἔργα ἃ ἐγὼ ποιῶ κἀκεῖνος ποιήσει, καὶ μείζονα τούτων ποιήσει, ὅτι ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸν πατέρα πορεύομαι·

13 καὶ ὅ τι ἂν αἰτήσητε ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου τοῦτο ποιήσω, ἵνα δοξασθῇ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν τῷ υἱῷ·

14 ἐάν τι αἰτήσητέ με ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου ἐγὼ ποιήσω.

κατὰ Ἰωάννην 14:4-14


αἰτήσητε ~ αἰτεῖτε

ἄν marks a hypothetical situation

ἀρκέω be enough

ἄρτι now

δεῖξον (command) show!

δοξασθῇ (3rd sg) is glorified

ἐάν ~ εἰ

ἔγνωκάς (2nd sg) ἐγνώκατε (2nd pl) have known

εἰδέναι (inf act) know

ἑώρακεν (3rd sg) ἑωράκατε (2nd pl) has/have seen

ἑωρακώς –ότος ὁ one who has seen

ζωή -ης ἡ life

ἵνα so that

κἀκεῖνος = καὶ ἐκεῖνος

Κύριε Lord!

μένων –οντος ὁ remaining, abiding

μεῖζον –ονος greater

οἴδαμεν (1st pl) οἴδατε (2nd pl) know

ὅπου where

οὐδεὶς –ένος ὁ no one

πιστεύων –οντος ὁ believer

ποῦ where?

πῶς how?

ῥήμα –ματος τό speech

ὑπάγω go away


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