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In John 1:12 there's the word his. What does this word mean in this context?

12 Quotquot autem receperunt eum, dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his qui credunt in nomine ejus:

But as many as received Him, to them he gave the power to become children of God, ...

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The word his is a demonstrative pronoun in the dative plural form. It could be translated as to those. It corresponds to the word eis, which was translated as to them.

Therefore, the verse might be translated as:

But as many as received Him, to them he gave the power to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

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  • That is very helpful – ktm5124 May 28 at 16:20

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