ἐν γὰρ τούτῳ ὁ λόγος ἐστὶν ἀληθινὸς (John 4:37)

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Title:  For the Saying Is Trustworthy Here

The text is, “ἐν γὰρ τούτῳ ὁ λόγος ἐστὶν ἀληθινὸς ὅτι ἄλλος ἐστὶν ὁ σπείρων καὶ ἄλλος ὁ θερίζων”.

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

“γὰρ”:  explanatory coordinating conjunction meaning “for”.

“τούτῳ”:  neuter, singular, dative, demonstrative pronoun meaning “here” or “this”.

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

“λόγος”:  masculine, singular, nominative noun meaning “talk”, “saying”, or “word”.

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

“ἀληθινὸς”:  masculine, singular, nominative adjective meaning “true”, “real”, or “trustworthy”.

“ὅτι”:  subordinating conjunction meaning “that” or “since”.

“ἄλλος”:  masculine, singular, nominative, demonstrative adjective meaning “one”.

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

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

“σπείρων”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “sowing”.

“καὶ”:  coordinating conjunction meaning “and”.

“ἄλλος”:  masculine, singular, nominative, demonstrative adjective meaning “another”.

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

“θερίζων”:  present, active, participial, masculine, singular, nominative verb meaning “reaping”.

The meaning of this verse is,

“For in this the talk is trustworthy, that ‘One sowing and another reaping’.”

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