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Acts 17:28 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for in him we live and move and exist; as also some of the poets amongst you have said, For we are also his offspring.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, in him, we live and move and are: as, even some of your own poets, have said—For, his offspring also, we are.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for in Him we live, and move, and are; as also certain of your poets have said: For of Him also we are offspring.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For in him we live and move and are: as some also of your own poets said: For we are also his offspring.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For in him we liue, and mooue, and haue our being, as certaine also of your owne Poets haue said, For we are also his offspring.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For in him we live, and are moved, and are; as also one of your sages hath said, From him is our descent.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— for in him it is we live, and move, and exist: as one of your own wise men hath said: From him is our descent.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
we live, 2198
{2198} Prime
ζάω
zao
{dzah'-o}
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
move, 2795
{2795} Prime
κινέω
kineo
{kin-eh'-o}
From κίω [[kio]] (poetic for εἶμι [[eimi]], to go); to stir (transitively), literally or figuratively.
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
have our being; 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
certain 5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
of your y5209
[5209] Standard
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
own 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
x5209
(5209) Complement
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
poets 4163
{4163} Prime
ποιητής
poietes
{poy-ay-tace'}
From G4160; a performer; specifically a 'poet'.
have said, 2046
{2046} Prime
ἐρέω
ereo
{er-eh'-o}
Probably a fuller form of G4483; an alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, that is, speak or say.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
we are 2070
{2070} Prime
ἐσμέν
esmen
{es-men'}
Frist person plural indicative of G1510; we are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
his 5120
{5120} Prime
τοῦ
tou
{too}
Properly the genitive case of G3588; sometimes used for G5127; of this person.
offspring. 1085
{1085} Prime
γένος
genos
{ghen'-os}
From G1096; 'kin' (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively, individually or collectively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 17:28

_ _ For in him we live, and move, and have our being — (or, more briefly, “exist”). — This means, not merely, “Without Him we have no life, nor that motion which every inanimate nature displays, nor even existence itself” [Meyer], but that God is the living, immanent Principle of all these in men.

_ _ as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring — the first half of the fifth line, word for word, of an astronomical poem of Aratus, a Greek countryman of the apostle, and his predecessor by about three centuries. But, as he hints, the same sentiment is to be found in other Greek poets. They meant it doubtless in a pantheistic sense; but the truth which it expresses the apostle turns to his own purpose — to teach a pure, personal, spiritual Theism. (Probably during his quiet retreat at Tarsus. Acts 9:30, revolving his special vocation to the Gentiles he gave himself to the study of so much Greek literature as might be turned to Christian account in his future work. Hence this and his other quotations from the Greek poets, 1 Corinthians 15:33; Titus 1:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 17:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 17:28

In him — Not in ourselves, we live, and move, and have our being — This denotes his necessary, intimate, and most efficacious presence. No words can better express the continual and necessary dependence of all created beings, in their existence and all their operations, on the first and almighty cause, which the truest philosophy as well as divinity teaches. As certain also of your own poets have said — Aratus, whose words these are, was an Athenian, who lived almost three hundred years before this time. They are likewise to be found, with the alteration of one letter only, in the hymn of Cleanthes to Jupiter or the supreme being, one of the purest and finest pieces of natural religion in the whole world of Pagan antiquity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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in him:

1 Samuel 25:29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, [as out] of the middle of a sling.
Job 12:10 In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Psalms 36:9 For with thee [is] the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Psalms 66:9 Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

as:

Titus 1:12 One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

we are:

Luke 3:38 Which was [the son] of Enos, which was [the son] of Seth, which was [the son] of Adam, which was [the son] of God.
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
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1S 25:29. Jb 12:10. Ps 36:9; 66:9. Lk 3:38; 20:38. Jn 5:26; 11:25. Col 1:17. Tit 1:12. He 1:3; 12:9.

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