REVELATION 11:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.”

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Revelation 11:17 Translation & Meaning

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Saying, λέγοντες 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
We give Εὐχαριστοῦμέν To be grateful, i.e., (actively) to express gratitude (towards); specially, to say grace at a meal give
thee σοι To thee thee
thanks, Εὐχαριστοῦμέν To be grateful, i.e., (actively) to express gratitude (towards); specially, to say grace at a meal thanks
O Lord κύριε Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) O Lord
God θεὸς A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
Almighty, παντοκράτωρ The all-ruling, i.e., God (as absolute and universal sovereign) Almighty
which art, ὢν Being art
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
wast, ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) wast
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
art to come; ἐρχόμενος, To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) art come
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
thou hast taken to thee εἴληφας To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. taken
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
great μεγάλην Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
power, δύναμίν Force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself) power
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hast reigned. ἐβασίλευσας To rule (literally or figuratively) reigned

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  • 15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

  • 16  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

  • 17  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

  • 18  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

  • 19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.




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