οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν υἱὸν (John 3:17)

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Title: For God Sent Not the Son

The text is, “οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν υἱὸν εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἵνα κρίνῃ τὸν κόσμον, ἀλλ’ ἵνα σωθῇ ὁ κόσμος δι’ αὐτοῦ”.

“οὐ”:  negative particle meaning “not”.

“γὰρ”:  coordinating explanatory conjunction meaning “for” or “since”.

“ἀπέστειλεν”:  third person, singular, aorist, active, indicative verb meaning “did send”.

“ὁ”:  masculine, singular,nominative article meaning “the” but it is not rendered into English here.

“θεὸς”:  masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “God”.

“τὸν”:  masculine, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“υἱὸν”:  masculine, singular, accusative noun meaning “son”.

“εἰς”:  preposition taking the accusative for its object word and meaning “into”.

“τὸν”:  masculine, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“κόσμον”:  masculine, singular, accusative noun meaning “world”.

“ἵνα”:  subordinating conjunction of purpose meaning “in order that” or “to”.

“κρίνῃ”:  third person, singular, present, active, subjunctive verb meaning “condemn”.

“τὸν”:  masculine, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“κόσμον”:  masculine, singular, accusative noun meaning “world”.

“ἀλλ”:  coordinating adversative conjunction meaning “but”.

“ἵνα”:  subordinating conjunction of purpose meaning “that” or “so that”.

“σωθῇ”:  third person, singular, aorist, passive, subjunctive verb meaning “might be saved”.

“ὁ”:  masculine, singular, nominative article meaning “the”.

“κόσμος”:  masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “world”.

“δι”:  preposition taking the genitive for its object word and meaning “through”.

“αὐτοῦ”:  third person, personal, masculine, singular, genitive pronoun meaning “him”.

The meaning of this verse is, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but that through him the world might be saved.”

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