REVELATION 11:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.”

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Revelation 11:9 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
they 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) they of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
people λαῶν A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
kindreds φυλῶν An offshoot, i.e., race or clan kindreds
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
tongues γλωσσῶν The tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired) tongues
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
nations ἐθνῶν A race (as of the same habit), i.e., a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) nations
shall see βλέψουσιν To look at (literally or figuratively) see
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
dead τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) dead
bodies πτώματα A ruin, i.e., (specially), lifeless body (corpse, carrion) bodies
three τρεῖς "three" three
days ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) days
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
an half, ἥμισυ (as noun) half half
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
shall ἀφήσουσιν To send forth, in various applications (as follow) shall
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
suffer ἀφήσουσιν To send forth, in various applications (as follow) suffer
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
dead τὰ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) dead
bodies to be πτώματα A ruin, i.e., (specially), lifeless body (corpse, carrion) bodies
put τεθῆναι To place (in the widest application, literally and figuratively; properly, in a passive or horizontal posture, and thus different from G2476, which properly denotes an upright and active position, while G2749 is properly reflexive and utterly prostrate) put
in εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases in
graves. μνῆματα A memorial, i.e., sepulchral monument (burial-place) graves

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  • 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.

  • 8  And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

  • 9  And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

  • 10  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

  • 11  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.




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