ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ πηγὴ τοῦ Ἰακώβ (John 4:6)

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Title:  And the Well of Jacob was There

The text is, “ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ πηγὴ τοῦ Ἰακώβ. ὁ οὖν Ἰησοῦς κεκοπιακὼς ἐκ τῆς ὁδοιπορίας ἐκαθέζετο οὕτως ἐπὶ τῇ πηγῇ· ὥρα ἦν ὡς ἕκτη”.

“ἦν”:  third person, singular, imperfect, indicative verb meaning “was”.

“δὲ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

“ἐκεῖ”:  adverb of place meaning “there”.

“πηγὴ”:  feminine, singular, nominative noun meaning “the well”.

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

“Ἰακώβ”:  masculine, singular, genitive, proper noun meaning “of Jacob”.

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

“οὖν”:  inferential coordinating conjunction meaning “so”.

“Ἰησοῦς”:  masculine, singular, nominative, proper noun meaning “Jesus”.

“κεκοπιακὼς”:  perfect, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “wearied”.

“ἐκ”: preposition taking the genitive for its object word and meaning “from”.

“τῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive article meaning “the” but it is not rendered into English here.

“ὁδοιπορίας”:  feminine, singular, genitive noun meaning “his journey”.

“ἐκαθέζετο”:  third person, singular, imperfect, middle, indicative verb meaning “sitting”.

“οὕτως”:  demonstrative adverb meaning “thus”.

“ἐπὶ”:  preposition taking the dative for its object verb and meaning “at” or “beside”.

“τῇ”:  feminine, singular, dative article meaning “the”.

“πηγῇ”:  feminine, singular, dative noun meaning “well”.

“ὥρα”:  feminine, singular, nominative noun meaning “the hour”.

“ἦν”:  third person, singular, imperfect, indicative verb meaning “was”.

“ὡς”:  indefinite particle meaning “about”.

 “ἕκτη”:  feminine, singular, nominative, ordinal adjective meaning “the sixth”.

The meaning of this verse is,

And the well of Jacob was there, wearied from his journey, sitting thus beside the well.  The hour was about the sixth.”

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