REVELATION 12:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 12:16 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
earth γῆ Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
helped ἐβοήθησεν To aid or relieve helped
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
woman, γυναικί A woman; specially, a wife woman
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
earth γῆ Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
opened ἤνοιξεν To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) opened
her αὐτῆς 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 her
mouth, στόμα 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
swallowed up κατέπιεν To drink down, i.e., gulp entire (literally or figuratively) swallowed up
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
flood ποταμὸν A current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e., running water flood
which ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
dragon δράκων A fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate) dragon
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

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  • 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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