John 1:39

Come and ye shall see (ercesqe kai opsesqe). Polite invitation and definite promise (future middle indicative opsesqe from oraw, correct text, not imperative idete). Where he abode (pou menei). Indirect question preserving the present active indicative after secondary tense (eidan, saw) according to regular Greek idiom. Same verb menw as in John 38 . With him (par autwi). "By his side," "beside him." That day (thn hmeran ekeinhn). Accusative of extent of time, all during that day. About the tenth hour (wra w dekath). Roman time and so ten o'clock in the morning. John in Ephesus at the close of the century naturally uses Roman time. See John 20:19 "evening on that day," clearly Roman time. Thus also John 19:14 (sixth hour, morning) and Mark 15:25 (third hour, nine A.M.) suit. To his latest day John never forgot the hour when first he met Jesus.

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