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Luke 1:17 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
he
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
d shall go
proerchomai (Greek #4281)
to go onward, precede (in place or time)
KJV usage: go before (farther, forward), outgo, pass on.
Pronounce: pro-er'-khom-ahee
Origin: from 4253 and 2064 (including its alternate)
before
enopion (Greek #1799)
in the face of (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: before, in the presence (sight) of, to.
Pronounce: en-o'-pee-on
Origin: neuter of a compound of 1722 and a derivative of 3700
him
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
in
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)
the spirit
pneuma (Greek #4151)
a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit
KJV usage: ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: pnyoo'-mah
Origin: from 4154
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
power
dunamis (Greek #1411)
force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself)
KJV usage: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-is
Origin: from 1410
of Elias
Helias (Greek #2243)
Helias (i.e. Elijah), an Israelite
KJV usage: Elias.
Pronounce: hay-lee'-as
Origin: of Hebrew origin (0452)
, to turn
epistrepho (Greek #1994)
to revert (literally, figuratively or morally)
KJV usage: come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).
Pronounce: ep-ee-stref'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 4762
the hearts
kardia (Greek #2588)
the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle
KJV usage: (+ broken-)heart(-ed).
Pronounce: kar-dee'-ah
Origin: prolonged from a primary κάρ (Latin cor, "heart")
of the fathers
pater (Greek #3962)
a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote)
KJV usage: father, parent.
Pronounce: pat-ayr'
Origin: apparently a primary word
to
epi (Greek #1909)
properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e. over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
KJV usage: about (the times), above, after, against, among, as long as (touching), at, beside, X have charge of, (be-, (where-))fore, in (a place, as much as, the time of, -to), (because) of, (up-)on (behalf of), over, (by, for) the space of, through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), with. In compounds it retains essentially the same import, at, upon, etc. (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ep-ee'
Origin: a primary preposition
the children
teknon (Greek #5043)
a child (as produced)
KJV usage: child, daughter, son.
Pronounce: tek'-non
Origin: from the base of 5098
, 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
the disobedient
apeithes (Greek #545)
unpersuadable, i.e. contumacious
KJV usage: disobedient.
Pronounce: ap-i-thace'
Origin: from 1 (as a negative particle) and 3982
γto
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)
the wisdom
phronesis (Greek #5428)
mental action or activity, i.e. intellectual or moral insight
KJV usage: prudence, wisdom.
Pronounce: fron'-ay-sis
Origin: from 5426
f of the just
dikaios (Greek #1342)
equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively)
KJV usage: just, meet, right(-eous).
Pronounce: dik'-ah-yos
Origin: from 1349
; to make ready
hetoimazo (Greek #2090)
to prepare
KJV usage: prepare, provide, make ready. Compare 2680.
Pronounce: het-oy-mad'-zo
Origin: from 2092
a people
laos (Greek #2992)
a people (in general; thus differing from 1218, which denotes one's own populace)
KJV usage: people.
Pronounce: lah-os'
Origin: apparently a primary word
g prepared
kataskeuazo (Greek #2680)
to prepare thoroughly (properly, by external equipment; whereas 2090 refers rather to internal fitness); by implication, to construct, create
KJV usage: build, make, ordain, prepare.
Pronounce: kat-ask-yoo-ad'-zo
Origin: from 2596 and a derivative of 4632
for the Lord
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
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before.
in.
Mal. 4:5‑6• 5Behold, I send unto you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and terrible day of Jehovah.
6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
(Mal. 4:5‑6)
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Matt. 11:14• 14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come. (Matt. 11:14)
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Matt. 17:11‑12• 11And he answering said to them, Elias indeed comes first and will restore all things.
12But I say unto you that Elias has already come, and they have not known him, but have done unto him whatever they would. Thus also the Son of man is about to suffer from them.
(Matt. 17:11‑12)
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Mark 9:11‑13• 11And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?
12And he answering said to them, Elias indeed, having first come, restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of man that he must suffer much, and be set at nought:
13but I say unto you that Elias also is come, and they have done to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.
(Mark 9:11‑13)
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John 1:21‑24• 21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he says, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.
22They said therefore to him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the path of the Lord, as said Esaias the prophet.
24And they were sent from among the Pharisees.
(John 1:21‑24)
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Rev. 20:4• 4And I saw thrones; and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God; and those who had not done homage to the beast nor to his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ a thousand years: (Rev. 20:4)
power.
1 Kings 17:1• 1And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Jehovah the God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except by my word. (1 Kings 17:1)
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1 Kings 18:18• 18And he said, I have not troubled Israel, but thou and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of Jehovah, and thou hast followed the Baals. (1 Kings 18:18)
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1 Kings 21:20• 20And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found thee; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah. (1 Kings 21:20)
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2 Kings 1:4‑6,16• 4Now therefore thus saith Jehovah: Thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt certainly die. And Elijah departed.
5And the messengers returned to him; and he said to them, Why have ye returned?
6And they said unto him, A man came up to meet us, and said to us, Go, return to the king that sent you and say to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Is it because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt certainly die.
16And he said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down from the bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt certainly die.
(2 Kings 1:4‑6,16)
Elijah.
turn.
and the.
to.
or, by.
to make.
1 Sam. 7:5• 5And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray Jehovah for you. (1 Sam. 7:5)
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1 Chron. 29:18• 18Jehovah, God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and direct their hearts to thee! (1 Chron. 29:18)
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2 Chron. 29:36• 36And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people; for the thing was done suddenly. (2 Chron. 29:36)
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Psa. 10:17• 17Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear, (Psa. 10:17)
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Psa. 78:8• 8And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with *God. (Psa. 78:8)
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Psa. 111:10• 10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his precepts: his praise abideth for ever. (Psa. 111:10)
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Amos 4:12• 12Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. (Amos 4:12)
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Acts 10:33• 33Immediately therefore I sent to thee, and *thou* hast well done in coming. Now therefore *we* are all present before God to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. (Acts 10:33)
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Rom. 9:23• 23and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared for glory, (Rom. 9:23)
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Col. 1:12• 12giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light, (Col. 1:12)
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2 Tim. 2:21• 21If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, in separating himself from them, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work. (2 Tim. 2:21)
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1 Peter 2:9• 9But *ye* are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light; (1 Peter 2:9)
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2 Peter 3:11‑14• 11All these things then being to be dissolved, what ought ye to be in holy conversation and godliness,
12waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements, burning with heat, shall melt?
13But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
14Wherefore, beloved, as ye wait for these things, be diligent to be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless;
(2 Peter 3:11‑14)
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1 John 2:28• 28And now, children, abide in him, that if he be manifested we may have boldness, and not be put to shame from before him at his coming. (1 John 2:28)
 In the spirit of Elias, and with the same power to reestablish moral order in Israel. (Luke 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The spirit of Elias was a steadfast and ardent zeal for the glory of Jehovah and for the establishment, or reestablishment by repentance, of the relations between Israel and Jehovah. (Luke 1 by J.N. Darby)
 In verses 6, 9, 11, 15, 16 and 17, “Lord” is the equivalent of the Old Testament “Jehovah,” so the advent of the Messiah is to be the advent of Jehovah. (Luke 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

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And *he* shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones tog the thoughts of just men, to make ready for the Lorde a prepared people.

JND Translation Notes

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En. but "through" would suppose other men, whereas it is here characteristic merely of their own new path. The word for "thoughts" here is that for "practical wisdom."
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"Jehovah."

W. Kelly Translation

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And he shall go before him in [the] spirit and power of Elias, to turn hearts of fathers to children, and disobedient ones to [the] thoughts of just [men] to make ready for [the] Lord a prepared people1.

WK Translation Notes

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to: ... the first change of version to be weighed [in the RV]: ἐω φ. δ. can hardly bear "to" the wisdom of the just, as in the Authorized Version. The Revisers are obliged to intercalate "to walk" in the wisdom, etc., in order to give the force. Some suggest "by" or "according to;" but the sense fails in this connection, if the preposition could bear it. (Bible Treasury 13:302)