Luke 9:55 Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

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When Jesus is not welcomed, James and John ask him to call down fire from the sky.


Luke 9:55 Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

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Luke 9:55 [No Jesus Quote]

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The Greek source we use today.


  • OS -- Outdated Source -- The Greek word translated as "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of." existed in the KJV Greek source but not the source we use today.


Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. -- (OS) There is nothing in the Greek that can be translated as this in the source we use today but it does exist in the source that the KJV translators used.


This is the source used by the KJV translators.

οὐκ [269 verses](adv) "Not" is ou , the negative adverb for facts and statements, negating both single words and sentences.  The negative, οὐ, denies, is absolute, and objective.

οἰδατε [38 verses](verb 2nd pl perf ind act) "Know" is oida which has the sense of "to know." This listing is not a root word, but the past perfect tense of eido, which means "to see," "to examine," "to perceive," "to behold," "to know how to do," "to see with the mind's eye," and "to know." That which "has been seen" is that which is "known." This is a somewhat legalistic idea because the truth can only be established by eyewitnesses. -

οἵου [2 verses](adj sg neut gen) "Such as" is hoios, which means "such as," "of what sort," "so and so'" "fit," "able," "as," "just as," "for instance," "that is to say," "as it were," and "so to speak."

πνεύματός [40 verses](noun sg neut gen) "Spirit" is pneuma, which means "blast," "wind," "breath," "the breath of life," "divine inspiration," "a spiritual or immaterial being," and "the spirit" of a man. See this article.

ἐστε [614 verses](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." With the possessive (genitive) object, it means "is descended from," "is the type of," "belongs to," "is made of," "is a duty of," "is at the mercy of," or " is dependent on." With an indirect (dative) object, it means "have" where the subject and object are reversed.  "It is to him" becomes "it is his" or "he has it."  With the preposition,"into" (εἰς), the sense is "consist of." When the verb "to be" appears early in the clause before the subject, the sense is more like "it is" or, in the plural, "there are."

ὑμεῖς [92 verses](pron 2nd pl nom) "You" is hymeis, which is the plural nominative form of the second person, "you." -- The pronoun "you" is used explicitly as the subject of the sentence. When it has no verb, the verb "is" or the previous verb is assumed. When it is already part of the verb, its use here creates emphasis on the "you" as we might say "you yourselves." It sometimes precedes a verbal adjective or infinitive where it is not part of the verb. It is plural.

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Mar 19 2024