REVELATION 14:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,”

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Revelation 14:9 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
the third τρίτος Third; neuter (as noun) a third part, or (as adverb) a (or the) third time, thirdly third
angel ἄγγελος (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angel
followed ἠκολούθησεν Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e., to accompany (specially, as a disciple) followed
them, αὐτοῖς 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
saying λέγων 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
with ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc with
a loud μεγάλῃ, Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) loud
voice, φωνῇ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
If Εἴ If, whether, that, etc If
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
worship προσκυνεῖ To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worship
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
beast θηρίον A dangerous animal beast
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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
image, εἰκόνα A likeness, i.e., (literally) statue, profile, or (figuratively) representation, resemblance image
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
receive λαμβάνει To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. receive
his (No Greek definition. English implied.)
mark χάραγμα A scratch or etching, i.e., stamp (as a badge of servitude), or scupltured figure (statue) mark
in ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc in
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
forehead, μετώπου The forehead (as opposite the countenance) forehead
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
in ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc in
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
hand, χεῖρα The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand

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  • 7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

  • 8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

  • 9  And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

  • 10  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

  • 11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.




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