Acts 17:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

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For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
as I passed by
dierchomai (Greek #1330)
to traverse (literally)
KJV usage: come, depart, go (about, abroad, everywhere, over, through, throughout), pass (by, over, through, throughout), pierce through, travel, walk through.
Pronounce: dee-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 1223 and 2064
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
beheld
antheoreo (Greek #333)
to look again (i.e. attentively) at (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: behold, consider.
Pronounce: an-ath-eh-o-reh'-o
Origin: from 303 and 2334
your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
λdevotions
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
sebasma (Greek #4574)
something adored, i.e. an object of worship (god, altar, etc)
KJV usage: devotion, that is worshipped.
Pronounce: seb'-as-mah
Origin: from 4573
, I found
heurisko (Greek #2147)
εὕρω (hyoo'-ro), which (together with another cognate form) εὑρέω (hyoo-reh'-o) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: find, get, obtain, perceive, see.
Pronounce: hyoo-ris'-ko
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kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
an altar
bomos (Greek #1041)
properly, a stand, i.e. (specially) an altar
KJV usage: altar.
Pronounce: bo'-mos
Origin: from the base of 939
with
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
this
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
inscription
epigrapho (Greek #1924)
to inscribe (physically or mentally)
KJV usage: inscription, write in (over, thereon).
Pronounce: ep-ee-graf'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 1125
, TO THE UNKNOWN
agnostos (Greek #57)
unknown
KJV usage: unknown.
Pronounce: ag'-noce-tos'
Origin: from 1 (as negative particle) and 1110
GOD
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
. Whom
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
therefore
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
ye ignorantly
agnoeo (Greek #50)
not to know (through lack of information or intelligence); by implication, to ignore (through disinclination)
KJV usage: (be) ignorant(-ly), not know, not understand, unknown.
Pronounce: ag-no-eh'-o
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3539
worship
eusebeo (Greek #2151)
to be pious, i.e. (towards God) to worship, or (towards parents) to respect (support)
KJV usage: show piety, worship.
Pronounce: yoo-seb-eh'-o
Origin: from 2152
, him
touton (Greek #5126)
this (person, as objective of verb or preposition)
KJV usage: him, the same, that, this.
Pronounce: too'-ton
Origin: accusative case singular masculine of 3778
declare
kataggello (Greek #2605)
to proclaim, promulgate
KJV usage: declare, preach, shew, speak of, teach.
Pronounce: kat-ang-gel'-lo
Origin: from 2596 and the base of 32
I
ego (Greek #1473)
a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic)
KJV usage: I, me. For the other cases and the plural see 1691, 1698, 1700, 2248, 2249, 2254, 2257, etc.
Pronounce: eg-o'
unto you
humin (Greek #5213)
to (with or by) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your(-selves).
Pronounce: hoo-min'
Origin: irregular dative case of 5210
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or, gods that ye worship, Gal. 4. 8.

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Ministry on This Verse

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devotions.
or, gods that ye worship.
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Psa. 147:20• 20He hath not dealt thus with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Hallelujah! (Psa. 147:20)
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John 17:3,25• 3And this is the eternal life, that they should know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
25Righteous Father,--and the world has not known thee, but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
(John 17:3,25)
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Rom. 1:20‑22,28• 20--for from the world's creation the invisible things of him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity,--so as to render them inexcusable.
21Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened:
22professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
28And according as they did not think good to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things;
(Rom. 1:20‑22,28)
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1 Cor. 1:21• 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom has not known God, God has been pleased by the foolishness of the preaching to save those that believe. (1 Cor. 1:21)
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2 Cor. 4:4‑6• 4in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine forth for them.
5For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for Jesus' sake.
6Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2 Cor. 4:4‑6)
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Gal. 4:8‑9• 8But then indeed, not knowing God, ye were in bondage to those who by nature are not gods;
9but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?
(Gal. 4:8‑9)
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Eph. 2:12• 12that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: (Eph. 2:12)
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1 Tim. 1:17• 17Now to the King of the ages, the incorruptible, invisible, only God, honour and glory to the ages of ages. Amen. (1 Tim. 1:17)
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1 John 5:20• 20And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding that we should know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)
ignorantly.
 With a people like the Athenians-such is the effect of intellectual cultivation without God-he has to come down to the lowest step in the ladder of truth. (Acts 17 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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for, passing through and beholding your shrines, I found also an altar on which was inscribed, To the unknown God. Whom therefore ye reverence, not knowing him, him I announce to you.

W. Kelly Translation

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for passing through and closely observing the objects of your worship, I found also an altar on which was the inscription: To an unknown God. What therefore, ye, without knowing, worship, this I announce to you1.

WK Translation Notes

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this: The neuter form has more ancient support than the much more general masculine. (Exp. of Acts, p.249)