ὁ δὲ ποιῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν (John 3:21)

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Title:  But the One Doing the Truth

ὁ δὲ ποιῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸ φῶς, ἵνα φανερωθῇ αὐτοῦ τὰ ἔργα ὅτι ἐν θεῷ ἐστιν εἰργασμένα

“ὁ “:  masculine, singular, nominative article meaning “he”.

“δὲ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “but”:

“ποιῶν”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative meaning “doing”.

“τὴν”:  feminine, singular, accusative article meaning “the”.

“ἀλήθειαν”:  feminine, singular, accusative noun meaning “truth”.

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

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

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

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

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

“φανερωθῇ”:  third person, singular, aorist, passive, subjunctive verb meaning “is revealed” or “is seen”.

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

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

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

“ὅτι”:  subordinating conjunction meaning “that”.

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

“θεῷ”:  masculine, singular, dative noun meaning “God”.

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

“εἰργασμένα”:  perfect, passive, participial, neuter, singular, nominative verb meaning “has been working out”.

The meaning of this verse is, “But he, doing the truth, comes to the light that is seen, his works that God ha been working out.”

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