Keep Your Greek (3)

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Write out or recite the Present, Middle/Passive, Indicative of λυω – to loose
(1s) λυ ομαι

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for τιμαω – to honour
(Present Active) τιμαω
(Future Active)
(Aorist Active)
(Perfect Active)
(Perfect Passive)
(Aorist Passive)

Greek Reading and Translation
Each day read through the 10 verses below and translate each of them over the coming week. (To assist with your translation you can work directly in an Excel spreadsheet or print off a PDF copy for handwritten translations)
Excel: John 1.21-30
PDF: John 1.21-30

(John 1:21-30 NA28-Mounce)
21 καὶ ἠρώτησαν αὐτόν · τί οὖν ; σὺ Ἠλίας εἶ ; καὶ λέγει · οὐκ εἰμί. ὁ προφήτης εἶ σύ ; καὶ ἀπεκρίθη · οὔ. 22 εἶπαν οὖν αὐτῷ · τίς εἶ ; ἵνα ἀπόκρισιν δῶμεν τοῖς πέμψασιν ἡμᾶς · τί λέγεις περὶ σεαυτοῦ ; 23 ἔφη · ἐγὼ φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ · εὐθύνατε τὴν ὁδὸν κυρίου, καθὼς εἶπεν Ἠσαΐας ὁ προφήτης. 24 Καὶ ἀπεσταλμένοι ἦσαν ἐκ τῶν Φαρισαίων. 25 καὶ ἠρώτησαν αὐτὸν καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ · τί οὖν βαπτίζεις εἰ σὺ οὐκ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς οὐδὲ Ἠλίας οὐδὲ ὁ προφήτης ; 26 ἀπεκρίθη αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰωάννης λέγων · ἐγὼ βαπτίζω ἐν ὕδατι · μέσος ὑμῶν ἕστηκεν ὃν ὑμεῖς οὐκ οἴδατε, 27 ὁ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος, οὗ οὐκ εἰμὶ [ἐγὼ] ἄξιος ἵνα λύσω αὐτοῦ τὸν ἱμάντα τοῦ ὑποδήματος. 28 ταῦτα ἐν Βηθανίᾳ ἐγένετο πέραν τοῦ Ἰορδάνου, ὅπου ἦν ὁ Ἰωάννης βαπτίζων. 29 Τῇ ἐπαύριον βλέπει τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐρχόμενον πρὸς αὐτὸν καὶ λέγει · ἴδε ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου. 30 οὗτός ἐστιν ὑπὲρ οὗ ἐγὼ εἶπον · ὀπίσω μου ἔρχεται ἀνὴρ ὃς ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν, ὅτι πρῶτός μου ἦν.

Each day this week, skim read through a chapter of your first Greek Grammar or one you are familiar with. (skim reading a specific chapter, either sequentially or randomly, and completing it each day of the week will re-enforce foundational topics and help to move them into long term memory)

Keep Your Greek (3)
Continue reading for Quiz answers.

Answers to Keep Your Greek (3)

Write out or recite the Present, Middle/Passive, Indicative of λυω – to loose
(1s) λυ ομαι
(2s) λυ ῃ
(3s) λυ εται
(1p) λυ ομεθα
(2p) λυ εσθε
(3p) λυ ονται

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for τιμαω – to honour
(Present Active) τιμαω
(Future Active) τιμησω
(Aorist Active) ἐτιμησα
(Perfect Active) τετιμηκα
(Perfect Passive) τετιμημαι
(Aorist Passive) ἐτιμηθην


2 thoughts on “Keep Your Greek (3)

  1. Hi Tony:

    Your blogsite is one of my favorite highlights of the week. Thanks for your persistence. I know in producing more technical and academic blogposts, it takes more time and effort, but the pay-off is worth it. Anyhow I was reading through the selection you included and noted how John the Baptist uses definite articles in his pronouncement of Jesus as the “Lamb of God” in John 1:28 ἴδε ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου. It seems to me after 1:24, John’s excitement is picking up pace as he talks more and more about Jesus. The frequency of the definite article increases as the time approaches for him to make his public pronouncement about the “Lamb of God”. Just an observation. Blessings!


    • Thank you Mahlon for your encouragement. It means a great deal. Yes I agree with you about the pace picking up. I also was captured by 1:18 the previous week where it says:

      Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε · μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.
      (John 1:18 NA28-Mounce)
      No-one has ever seen God, the unique God, the one existing in the in the bosom of the father has made him known.
      (My translation)

      This to me is an incredible witness to the divinity of Christ. In fact I got thinking that John’s prologue is possibly the greatest piece of writing ever produced. I realise this may be an overstatement, but my reasoning being, is that the subject matter is of crucial world and eternal importance.


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