πέντε γὰρ ἄνδρας ἔσχες καὶ (John 4:18)

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Title:  For Five Husbands You Have, And…”

The text is, “πέντε γὰρ ἄνδρας ἔσχες καὶ νῦν ὃν ἔχεις οὐκ ἔστιν σου ἀνήρ· τοῦτο ἀληθὲς εἴρηκας”.

“πέντε”:  masculine, plural, accusative, cardinal adjective meaning “five”.

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

“ἄνδρας”:  masculine, plural, accusative noun meaning “husbands”.

“ἔσχες”:  second person, singular, aorist, active, indicative verb meaning “you have had”.

“καὶ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

“νῦν”:  temporal adverb meaning “now”.

“ὃν”:  masculine, singular, accusative, definite, relative pronoun meaning “the one”.

“ἔχεις”:  second person, singular, present, active, indicative verb meaning “you have”.

“οὐκ”:  negative particle meaning “not”.

“ἔστιν”:  third person, singular, present, indicative verb meaning “is”.

“σου”:  second person, personal, singular, genitive pronoun meaning “your”.

“ἀνήρ”:  third person, masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “husband”.

“τοῦτο”:  neuter, singular, accusative, demonstrative pronoun meaning “moreover”.

“ἀληθὲς”:  neuter, singular, accusative noun meaning “truth”.

“εἴρηκας”:  second person, singular, perfect, active, indicative meaning “you have said”.

The meaning of this verse is,

“since you have had five husbands and the one you have now is not your husband; moreover you have said the truth”.

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