Acts 1:8, maybe there is a bit more to this than we thought…

Acts 1:8

 

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

King James Version (KJV)

 

Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants]
ἀλλὰ λήμψεσθε δύναμιν ἐπελθόντος τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσεσθέ μου μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἰερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρίᾳ / Σαμαρείᾳ καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.

The Greek word used for what we have translated witnesses “martyrs”. When you get a hold of that, you find there is a lot more to this verse than you originally thought.

 

8   235 [e]
8   alla
8   ἀλλὰ
8   but
8   Conj
2983 [e]
lēmpsesthe
λήμψεσθε
you will receive
V-FIM-2P
1411 [e]
dynamin
δύναμιν  ,
power
N-AFS
1904 [e]
epelthontos
ἐπελθόντος
having come
V-APA-GNS
3588 [e]
tou
τοῦ
the
Art-GNS
40 [e]
Hagiou
Ἁγίου
Holy
Adj-GNS
4151 [e]
Pneumatos
Πνεύματος
Spirit
N-GNS
1909 [e]
eph’
ἐφ’
upon
Prep
4771 [e]
hymas
ὑμᾶς  ,
you
PPro-A2P
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
1510 [e]
esesthe
ἔσεσθέ
you will be
V-FIM-2P
1473 [e]
mou
μου
for me
PPro-G1S
3144 [e]
martyres
μάρτυρες  ,
witnesses
N-NMP
1722 [e]
en
ἔν
in
Prep
5037 [e]
te
τε
both
Conj
2419 [e]
Ierousalēm
Ἰερουσαλὴμ*  ,
Jerusalem
N-DFS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
1722 [e]
en
ἐν
in
Prep
3956 [e]
pasē
πάσῃ
all
Adj-DFS
3588 [e]

τῇ
 – 
Art-DFS
2449 [e]
Ioudaia
Ἰουδαίᾳ  ,
Judea
N-DFS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
4540 [e]
Samareia
Σαμαρείᾳ*  ,
Samaria
N-DFS
2532 [e]
kai
καὶ
and
Conj
2193 [e]
heōs
ἕως
to
Prep
2078 [e]
eschatou
ἐσχάτου
[the] uttermost part
Adj-GNS
3588 [e]
tēs
τῆς
of the
Art-GFS
1093 [e]
gēs
γῆς  .
earth
N-GFS
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