Luk 4:21 This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.Greek Verse: Literal Alternative:
Since on this day, it has fulfilled itself, the writing, this one, in those ears of yours.Hidden Meaning:
This verse returns to Christ's common vocabulary from the quotes in the previous two verses. The initial word in untranslated in the KJV. There is a humorous feel to this because of the "filling in your ears" remark.
In the Greek source, the first word is untranslated. It means "that","since", or "because." So what follows is a dependent clause, indicating either what they were "saying" or why they were saying it.
The Greek word translated as "this day" is an adverb that means "for today" and "on this day."
"This" is translated from a Greek word that means "this", "that", "the nearer."
"The scripture" is a Greek noun that means "writing", "the art of writing," and "that which is written." It came to mean "scripture" from its use in the Gospels.
"Is fulfilled" is a verb that means "to fill", "to fulfill," "to make complete", and "to fill full."
The word translated as "in" also means "within", "with," or "among."
The word translated as "your" is plural addressing all of Christ's listeners.
The term translated as "ears" means "ear," things resembling a handle and is a metaphor for understanding.Wordplay:
There is a humorous feel to this because of the "filling in your ears" remark.Vocabulary:
ὅτι (adv/pron sg neut nom) Untranslated is hoti, which introduces a statement of fact "with regard to the fact that", "seeing that," and acts as a causal adverb meaning "for what", "because", "since," and "wherefore."
ἡ γραφὴ (noun sg fem nom) "The scripture" is graphe, which means "representing by means of lines", "a drawing", "writing", "the art of writing," and "that which is written." It came to mean "scripture" from its use in the Gospels.
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