Ὁ ἄνωθεν ἐρχόμενος ἐπάνω (John 3:31)

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Title:  The One Coming From Above

The text is, “Ὁ ἄνωθεν ἐρχόμενος ἐπάνω πάντων ἐστίν· ὁ ὢν ἐκ τῆς γῆς ἐκ τῆς γῆς ἐστιν καὶ ἐκ τῆς γῆς λαλεῖ. ὁ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐρχόμενος [ἐπάνω πάντων ἐστίν]”.

“Ὁ”:  masculine, singular, nominative article meaning “the”.

“ἄνωθεν”:  adverb of place meaning “from above”.

“ἐρχόμενος”:  present, middle, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “coming one”.

“ἐπάνω”:  improper preposition taking the genitive for its object word and meaning “above”.

“πάντων”: neuter, plural, genitive adjective meaning “all”.

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

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

“ὢν”:  present, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “being”.

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

“τῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive article meaning “the”.

“γῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive noun meaning “earth”.

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

“τῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive article meaning “the”.

“γῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive noun meaning “earth”.

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

“καὶ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

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

“τῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive article meaning “the”.

“γῆς”:  feminine, singular, genitive noun meaning “earth”.

“λαλεῖ”: third person, singular, present, active, indicative verb meaning “speaks”.

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

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

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

“οὐρανοῦ”:  masculine, singular, genitive noun meaning “heaven”.

“ἐρχόμενος”:  present, middle, participial, masculine, singular, genitive verb meaning “coming”.

“[ἐπάνω”:  improper preposition taking the genitive for its object word and meaning “above”.

“πάντων”:  neuter, plural, genitive adjective meaning “all”.

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

The meaning of this verse is, “The one coming from above is above all; the one being from the earth is from the earth, and speaks from the earth.  He coming from the heaven is above all.”

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