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“And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.”

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Revelation 12:15 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
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
serpent ὄφις A snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan serpent
cast out ἔβαλεν To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) cast 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) of
his αὐτοῦ 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 his
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
water ὕδωρ Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively water
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
a flood ποταμόν A current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e., running water flood
after ὀπίσω To the back, i.e., aback (as adverb or preposition of time or place; or as noun) after
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
woman, γυναικὸς A woman; specially, a wife woman
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
he might cause ποιήσῃ To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) might cause
her ταὐτὴν The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) her
to be carried away of the flood. ποταμοφόρητον River-borne, i.e., overwhelmed by a stream carried away flood

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  • 13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

  • 14  And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  • 15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

  • 16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

  • 17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


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