Luke 22:38 ... It is enough.

KJV Verse: 

Luke 22:38 ... It is enough.

Greek Verse: 

Literal Alternative: 

Sufficient it is.

Explanation of Greek: 

There are only two of Jesus's words here as a response to being shown two swords. From the form of the words, we can tell that Jesus is referring to having the swords, not the swords themselves. One word here is uncommon.

"Enough" is from an adjective that means "sufficing", "becoming", "befitting", "competent to do", " capable", " sufficient", and "satisfactory".

The verb "is" here is the common form of "to be" in Greek. It means to have a certain characteristic or remain in a certain condition. It also equates terms or assigns characteristics.

Wordplay: 

Greek Vocabulary: 

Ἱκανόν  [uncommon]( adj sg neut nom ) "Enough" is hikanos, which means "sufficing", "becoming", "befitting", "competent to do", " capable", " sufficient", and "satisfactory".

ἐστιν. (verb 3rd sg pres ind act) "Is" is eimi, which means "to be", "to exist", "to be the case," of circumstance and events "to happen",  and "is possible." (The future form is esomai. The 3rd person present indicative is "esti.") --

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Feb 18 2019