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4.26 Simple Sentences, with English

Please remember that these are only suggested translations. Any translation is just an approximation of the original and, by definition, there are always multiple translations possible of any sentence, no matter how simple it might be.

Postpositive Particle  
γινώσκω δὲ ὅτι θεός βλέπει καρδίαν. ... and I know that God sees my heart. ... but I know that God sees the heart.
τέκνα δὲ γῆς οὐ βλέπουσιν οἶκον θεοῦ. ... and the children of the earth do not see the house of God... but the earth's children cannot see God's house.
Vocative Case  
Κύριε, θέλομεν βλέπειν θεοῦ ἔργα. Lord, we want to see the works of God. Lord, we want to see God's works.
Nominative Case  
δοῦλοι διδάσκουσιν τέκνα. Slaves are teaching the children. The slaves teach the children. The slaves are teaching their children.
γράφει ἄνθρωπος. The person is writing. A person writes.
λέγουσιν υἱοὶ. The sons are speaking. The sons speak.
Accusative Case  
βλέπουσιν οἶκον. They see the house. They see a house. They see their house.
γράφει λόγους. She writes words. He is writing words.
θέλουσι βλέπειν οὐρανόν. They want to see the sky.
θέλομεν διδάσκειν τέκνα. We want to teach the children. We want to teach children. We want to teach our children.
διδάσκει δούλους γράφειν. She is teaching the slaves to write. She is teaching her slaves to write. He teaches slaves to write.
Genitive Case  
ζωὴν ἔχει οἶκος θεοῦ. The house of God holds life. God's house has life.
υἱοῦ θάνατος λύει καρδίαν. The son's death breaks his heart. The death of her son breaks her heart.
γράφει ἄνθρωπος λόγους ζωῆς. The person writes words of life. The man is writing words of life.
θέλομεν βλέπειν θεοῦ ἔργα. We want to see God's works. We want to see the works of God.
Dative Case  
λέγουσιν υἱοὶ δούλῳ. The sons are speaking to the slave. The sons speak to a slave. The sons speak to their slave.


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