REVELATION 10:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.”

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Revelation 10:4 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
when ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
the αἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
seven ἑπτὰ Seven seven
thunders βρονταί Thunder thunders
had uttered ἐλάλησαν To talk, i.e., utter words uttered
their ἑαυτῶν, (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc their
voices, φωνὰς A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voices
I was about ἔμελλον To intend, i.e., be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) about
to write: γράφειν To "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe write
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I heard ἤκουσα To hear (in various senses) heard
a voice φωνὴν A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
heaven οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
saying λέγουσαν Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saying
unto me, μοι, To me unto me
Seal up Σφράγισον To stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest Seal up
those things which The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that those things
the αἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
seven ἑπτὰ Seven seven
thunders βρονταί Thunder thunders
uttered, ἐλάλησαν To talk, i.e., utter words uttered
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
write γράψῃς To "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe write
them ταὐτὰ These things them
not. μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not

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  • 2  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

  • 3  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

  • 4  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

  • 5  And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

  • 6  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:




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