οὗτος ἦν ὃν εἶπον· ὁ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν (John 1:15.b)

The estimated reading time for this post is 41 seconds

“οὗτος” is a masculine, singular, nominative, demonstrative pronoun meaning “this”.

“ἦν” is a third person, singular, perfect, indicative verb meaning “was”.

“ὃν” is a definite, relative, masculine, singular, accusative pronoun meaning “whom”.

“εἶπον” is a first person, singular, aorist, active, indicative verb meaning “I said”.

“ὁ” is a masculine, singular, nominative article meaning “he” or “who”

“ὀπίσω” is an improper preposition taking the genitive in its object, and meaning “after”.

“μου” is a first person, personal, singular, genitive pronoun meaning “me”.

“ἐρχόμενος” is a present, middle, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “coming”.

ἔμπροσθέν” is an improper preposition taking the genitive to its object word and meaning “before”.

“μου” is a first person, personal, singular, genitive pronoun meaning “me”.

“γέγονεν”is a third person singular, perfect, active, indicative verb meaning “arose”.

The sense of the clause is, “This was whom I said, ‘he coming after me before me arose’.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

CC BY 4.0 οὗτος ἦν ὃν εἶπον· ὁ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν (John 1:15.b) by Dennis Glover is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Post Navigation