Luke 4:21 This day is this scripture fulfilled

KJV Verse: 

Luke 4:21 This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Greek Verse: 

Literal Alternative: 

On this day, it has fulfilled itself, the writing, the same, 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. 

The Greek word translated as "this day" is an adverb that means "for today" and "on this day."

 The word translated as "thix" is the Greek word commonly translated as pronouns in English, but it has a few shades of meaning our pronouns do not have. The word technically means "the same," and when used as a pronoun can mean "the true self" as opposed to appearances.

"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: 

Σήμερον (adv) "This day" is semeron, which is an adverb that means "for today" and "on this day."

πεπλήρωται (verb 3rd sg perf ind mp) "is fulfilled" is plêroô (pleroo), which mean "to fill", "to fulfill", "to make complete", "to pay in full", "to make pregnant," and "to fill full." 

 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.

 αὕτη (adj sg fem nom) "This" is autos, which means "the same," and the reflexive pronouns, "myself", "yourself", "himself", "herself", "itself," or the oblique case of the pronouns, "him", "her," and "it." It also means "one's true self," that is, "the soul" as opposed to the body and "of ones own accord."

ἐν (prep) "In" is en, which means "in", "on", "at", "by", "among", "within", "surrounded by", "in one's hands", "in one's power," and "with". 

τοῖς ὠσὶν (noun pl neut dat)  "Ears" is from ous, which means "ear" and things that resemble an ear, such as a handle on pitchers, cups, etc.

ὑμῶν. (pron 2nd pl gen) "Your" is humon, the plural possessive form of su the pronoun of the second person, "you." 

Aug 18 2017