πᾶς γὰρ ὁ φαῦλα πράσσων μισεῖ τὸ φῶς (John 3:20)

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Title:  For Every Accomplishing the Wicked Hates the Light

The text is, “πᾶς γὰρ ὁ φαῦλα πράσσων μισεῖ τὸ φῶς καὶ οὐκ ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸ φῶς, ἵνα μὴ ἐλεγχθῇ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ”.

“πᾶς”:  masculine, singular, nominative adjective meaning “everyone”.

“γὰρ”:  coordinating conjunction of explanation meaning “since” or “for”.

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

“φαῦλα”:  neuter, plural, accusative adjective meaning “wicked” or “evil”.

“πράσσων”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb mean “accomplishing”

“μισεῖ”:  third person, singular, present, active, indicative verb meaning “hates”.

“τὸ”:  neuter, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“φῶς”:  neuter, singular, accusative noun meaning “light”.

“καὶ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

“οὐκ”:  negative particle meaning “not”.

“ἔρχεται”:  third person, singular, present, middle, indicative verb meaning “does come”.

“πρὸς”:  preposition taking the accusative for its object word and meaning “to” or “toward”.

“τὸ”:  neuter, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“φῶς”:  neuter, singular, accusative noun meaning “light”.

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

“μὴ”:  negative particle meaning “lest”.

“ἐλεγχθῇ”:  third person, singular, aorist, passive, subjunctive verb meaning “should they be exposed”.

“τὰ”:  neuter, plural, nominative article meaning “the”, but it is not rendered into English here.

“ἔργα”:  neuter, plural, nominative noun meaning “works” or “deeds”.

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

The meaning of this verse is, “For everyone accomplishing the wicked hates the light, and does not come toward the light, that his work should not be exposed.”

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