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John 8:53 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out [to be]?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who has died? and the prophets have died: whom makest thou thyself?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely, thou, art not, greater, than our father Abraham,—who, indeed, died? and, the prophets, died:—Whom, makest thou thyself?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died; whom dost thou make thyself?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Art thou greater then our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom makest thou thy selfe?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead; and than the prophets, who are dead? What makest thou thyself?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Art thou greater than our father Abraham who is dead, or than the prophets who died? What dost thou make thyself?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Art 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
1488
{1488} Prime
εῖ
ei
{i}
Second parson singular present of G1510; thou art.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
thou 4771
{4771} Prime
σύ
su
{soo}
The personal pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
greater x3187
(3187) Complement
μείζων
meizon
{mide'-zone}
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
than y3187
[3187] Standard
μείζων
meizon
{mide'-zone}
Irregular comparative of G3173; larger (literally or figuratively, specifically in age).
our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
father 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
Abraham, 11
{0011} Prime
Ἀβραάμ
Abraam
{ab-rah-am'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
which 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
is dead? 599
{0599} Prime
ἀποθνῄσκω
apothnesko
{ap-oth-nace'-ko}
From G0575 and G2348; to die off (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
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.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
prophets 4396
{4396} Prime
προφήτης
prophetes
{prof-ay'-tace}
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller ('prophet'); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet.
are dead: 599
{0599} Prime
ἀποθνῄσκω
apothnesko
{ap-oth-nace'-ko}
From G0575 and G2348; to die off (literally or figuratively).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
whom 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
makest 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
thou 4771
{4771} Prime
σύ
su
{soo}
The personal pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
thyself? 4572
{4572} Prime
σεαυτοῦ
seautou
{seh-ow-too'}
The genitive case from G4571 and G0846, with the dative and accusative of the same with contractions, respectively, of (with, to) thyself.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 8:52-53.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 8:51-59.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou greater:

John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
John 10:29-30 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand. ... I and [my] Father are one.
John 12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Matthew 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is [one] greater than the temple.
Matthew 12:41-42 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas [is] here. ... The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
Romans 9:5 Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Hebrews 3:2-3 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house. ... For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
Hebrews 7:1-7 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; ... And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

whom:

John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
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