ὁ ἔχων τὴν νύμφην νυμφίος ἐστίν (John 3:29)

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Title:  The One Having the Bride is the Bridegroom

The text is, “ὁ ἔχων τὴν νύμφην νυμφίος ἐστίν· ὁ δὲ φίλος τοῦ νυμφίου ὁ ἑστηκὼς καὶ ἀκούων αὐτοῦ χαρᾷ χαίρει διὰ τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ νυμφίου. αὕτη οὖν ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ πεπλήρωται”.

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

“ἔχων”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “one having”.

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

“νύμφην”:  feminine, singular, accusative noun meaning “bride”.

“νυμφίος”:  masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “bridegroom”.

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

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

“δὲ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “but”.

“φίλος”:  masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “friend”.

“τοῦ”:  masculine, singular, genitive article meaning “the”.

“νυμφίου”:  masculine, singular, genitive noun meaning “bridegroom”.

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

“ἑστηκὼς”:  perfect, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “one standing”.

“καὶ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

“ἀκούων”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “hearing”.

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

“χαρᾷ”:  feminine, singular, dative noun meaning “greatly”, and signifying “to joy”.

“χαίρει”:  third person, singular, present, active, indicative verb meaning “rejoices”.

“διὰ”:  preposition taking the accusative for its object word and meaning “because of”.

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

“φωνὴν”:  feminine, singular, accusative noun meaning “sound” or “voice”.

“τοῦ”:  masculine, singular, genitive article meaning “of the”.

“νυμφίου”:  masculine, singular, genitive noun meaning “bridegroom”.

“αὕτη”:  feminine, singular, nominative, demonstrative pronoun meaning “this”.

“οὖν”:  coordinating conjunction of inference meaning “therefore” or “now”.

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

“χαρὰ”:  feminine, singular, nominative noun meaning “joy”.

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

“ἐμὴ”:  feminine, singular, nominative adjective of possession meaning “my”

“πεπλήρωται”:  third person, singular, perfect, passive, indicative verb meaning “is complete”.

The meaning of this verse is, “The one having the bride is the bridegroom, but the bridegroom’s friend, standing and hearing him, rejoices greatly because of the voice of the bridegroom.  Therefore my joy is complete.”

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