Greek Personal Pronouns: Nominative Case

The Personal Pronouns, in the Nominative Case

A personal pronoun, when expressed as the subject of a verb, is usually, if not always, emphatic.

(1) εγω εχω I have

ο δε ιωαννης διεκωλυεν αυτον λεγων εγω χρειαν εχω υπο σου βαπτισθηναι και συ ερχη προς με (Matthew 3:14)

but John was forbidding him, saying, `I have need by thee to be baptized–and thou dost come unto me!’

(2) συ εχεις Thou hast, You (singular) have

συ πιστιν εχεις κατα σαυτον εχε ενωπιον του θεου μακαριος ο μη κρινων εαυτον εν ω δοκιμαζει (Romans 14:22)

You (singular) have faith! to thyself have it before God; happy is he who is not judging himself in what he doth approve,

(3) ημεις εχομεν We have

απεκριθησαν αυτω οι ιουδαιοι ημεις νομον εχομεν και κατα τον νομον ημων οφειλει αποθανειν οτι εαυτον υιον του θεου εποιησεν (John 19:7)

the Jews answered him, `We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, for he made himself Son of God.’

(4) υμεις εχετε You (plural) have

και υμεις ουν λυπην μεν νυν εχετε παλιν δε οψομαι υμας και χαρησεται υμων η καρδια και την χαραν υμων ουδεις αιρει αφ υμων (John 16:22)

And you (plural), therefore, now, indeed, have sorrow; and again I will see you, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one doth take from you,

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