REVELATION 16:15

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Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

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Revelation 16:15 Translation & Meaning

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Behold, Ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! Behold
I come ἔρχομαι To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
a thief. κλέπτης A stealer (literally or figuratively) thief
Blessed μακάριος Supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off Blessed
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
that watcheth, γρηγορῶν To keep awake, i.e., watch (literally or figuratively) watcheth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
keepeth τηρῶν To guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from G5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from G2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e., to note (a prophecy; figuratively, to fulfil a command); by implication, to detain (in custody; figuratively, to maintain); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried) keepeth
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
garments, ἱμάτια A dress (inner or outer) garments
lest ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) lest
he walk περιπατῇ To tread all around, i.e., walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary) walk
naked, γυμνὸς Nude (absolute or relative, literal or figurative) naked
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they see βλέπωσιν To look at (literally or figuratively) see
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
shame. ἀσχημοσύνην An indecency; by implication, the pudenda shame

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  • 13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

  • 14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

  • 15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

  • 16  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

  • 17  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.




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