John 3:13 NT Greek Translation
- Is anyone available who is sharp with NT Greek translation?
JN 3:13 in the NIV reads
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven
the Son of Man.
the KJV reads (from www.blueletterbible.com)
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from
heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.
From the Greek at www.greekbible.com:
kai oudeiV anabebhken eiV ton ouranon ei mh o ek tou ouranou katabaV,
o uioV tou anqrwpou)
Word-for-word (almost) this seems to translate to:
None ascend into the heavens if not this way, [even] the heaven sent
Son of Man.
Obviously, this appears to change the meaning. Yet, it seems more in
context of JN 3. We only ascend if we are born again, we only ascend
if we go the way of the Son of Man (or through the Son?). But does it
also say that even the Son must ascend this way?