ὀπίσω μου ἔρχεται ἀνὴρ ὃς ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν (John 1:30.b)

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

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

“ἔρχεται” is a third person, singular, middle, indicative verb meaning “comes”.

“ἀνὴρ” is a masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “a man”.

“ὃς” is a definite, relative, masculine, singular, nominative pronoun meaning “who”.

“ἔμπροσθέν” is an improper preposition taking the genitive for 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 “was”.

The sense of this clause is “after me comes a man who was before me.”

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