ἔφη· ἐγὼ φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ· εὐθύνατε τὴν ὁδὸν κυρίου (John 1:23.a)

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“ἔφη” is a third person, singular, imperfect, active, indicative verb meaning “said”.

“ἐγὼ” is a first person, personal, singular, nominative pronoun meaning “I”.

“φωνὴ” is a singular, feminine, nominative noun meaning “a voice”.

“βοῶντος” is a present, active, participial, masculine, singular, genitive verb meaning “crying”.

“ἐν” is a preposition taking the dative for its object word and meaning “in”.

“τῇ” is a feminine, singular, dative article meaning “the”.

“ἐρήμῳ” is a feminine, singular, dative adjective meaning “desolate” or “wilderness”.

“εὐθύνατε” is a second person, plural, aorist, active, imperative verb meaning “make straight”.

“τὴν” is a feminine, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“ὁδὸν” is a feminine, singular, accusative noun meaning “way” or “road”.

“κυρίου” is a masculine, singular, genitive noun meaning “of the Lord”.

The sense of this clause is “I said, ‘A voice crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord’.”

 

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