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Early Indo-European Texts

New Testament Greek

Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in New Testament Greek with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for New Testament Greek Online in EIEOL), and general information about the New Testament Greek language and its speakers' culture.

from the Book of Acts (Luke), chapter 2

2:1 Kai en tô sumplêrousthai tên hêmeran tês pentêkostês êsan pantes homou epi to auto. 2:2 kai egeneto aphnô ek tou ouranou êchos hôsper pheromenês pnoês biaias kai eplêrôsen holon ton oikon hou êsan kathêmenoi. 2:3 kai ôphthêsan autois diamerizomenai glôssai hôsei puros, kai ekathisen eph' hena hekaston autôn. 2:4 kai eplêsthêsan pantes pneumatos hagiou, kai êrxanto lalein heterais glôssais kathôs to pneuma edidou apophtheggesthai autois.

2:5 Êsan de eis Ierousalêm katoikountes Ioudaioi andres eulabeis apo pantos ethnous tôn hupo ton ouranon. 2:6 genomenês de tês phônês tautês sunêlthen to plêthos kai sunechuthê, hoti êkouon heis hekastos tê idia dialektô lalountôn autôn. 2:7 existanto de kai ethaumazon legontes, ouchi idou pantes houtoi eisin hoi lalountes Galilaioi? 2:8 Kai pôs hêmeis akouomen hekastos tê idia dialektô hêmôn en hê egennêthêmen? 2:9 Parthoi kai Mêdoi kai Elamitai, kai hoi kataoikountes tên Mesopotamian, Ioudaian te kai Kappadokian, Ponton kai tên Asian, 2:10 Phrugian te kai Pamphulian, Aigupton kai ta merê tês Libuês tês kata Kurênên, kai hoi epidêmountes Hrômaioi, Ioudaioi te kai prosêlutoi, 2:11 Krêtes kai Arabes, akouomen lalountôn autôn tais hêmeterais glôssais ta megaleia tou theou. 2:12 existanto de pantes kai diêporounto, allos pros allon legontes, ti thelei touto einai?

2:13 heteroi de diachleuazontes elegon hoti gleukous memestômenoi eisin.

Mark 3:35 (memory verse) - Hos an poiêsê to thelêma tou theou, houtos adelphos mou kai adelphê kai mêtêr estin.

Translation

From the King James version:
2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Mark 3:35 (memory verse) --
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.