REVELATION 11:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.”

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Revelation 11:5 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
if εἴ If, whether, that, etc if
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
will θέλῃ To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in will
hurt ἀδικῆσαι To be unjust, i.e., (actively) do wrong (morally, socially or physically) hurt
them, αὐτοὺς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
fire πῦρ "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) fire
proceedeth ἐκπορεύεται To depart, be discharged, proceed, project proceedeth
out of 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) out
their αὐτῶν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons their
mouth, στόματος The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
devoureth κατεσθίει To eat up, i.e., devour (literally or figuratively) devoureth
their αὐτῶν· The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons their
enemies: ἐχθροὺς Hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan) enemies
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
if εἴ If, whether, that, etc if
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
will θέλῃ To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in will
hurt ἀδικῆσαι To be unjust, i.e., (actively) do wrong (morally, socially or physically) hurt
them, αὐτοὺς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
he αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons he
must δεῖ Also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding) must
in this manner οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) manner
be killed. ἀποκτανθῆναι To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy killed

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  • 3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

  • 4  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

  • 5  And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

  • 6  These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

  • 7  And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.




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