John 3:25
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Berean Study Bible
Then a dispute arose between John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the issue of ceremonial washing.

Young's Literal Translation
there arose then a question from the disciples of John with [some] Jews about purifying,

King James Bible
Then there arose a question between [some] of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

A dispute
ζήτησις (zētēsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2214: A question, debate, controversy; a seeking, search. From zeteo; a searching, i.e. A dispute or its theme.

Ἐγένετο (Egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

ἐκ (ek)
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

μαθητῶν (mathētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

μετὰ (meta)
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

[a certain] Jew
Ἰουδαίου (Ioudaiou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2453: Jewish. From Iouda; Judaean, i.e. Belonging to Jehudah.

over [the issue of]
περὶ (peri)
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

ceremonial washing.
καθαρισμοῦ (katharismou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2512: From katharizo; a washing off, i.e. ablution, expiation.


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