REVELATION 3:12

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Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

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Revelation 3:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Him αὐτὸν 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 Him
that The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
overcometh νικῶν To subdue (literally or figuratively) overcometh
will I make ποιήσω To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) make
a pillar στῦλον A post ("style"), i.e., (figuratively) support pillar
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
temple ναῷ A fane, shrine, temple temple
of θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) of
my μου Of me my
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he shall go ἐξέλθῃ To issue (literally or figuratively) go
no οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not no
more ἔτι "yet," still (of time or degree) more
out: ἔξω Out(-side) (of doors), literally or figuratively out
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I will write γράψω To "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe write
upon ἐπ' 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 upon
him αὐτὸν 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 him
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
of μου Of me of
my μου Of me my
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
of πόλεως A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
city πόλεως A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
of μου Of me of
my μου Of me my
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
which is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
new καινῆς New (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age new
Jerusalem, Ἰερουσαλήμ Hierusalem (i.e., Jerushalem), the capitol of Palestine Jerusalem
which The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
cometh down καταβαίνουσα To descend (literally or figuratively) cometh down
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) out
heaven οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
my μου Of me my
God: θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I will write upon him (No Greek definition. English implied.)
my μου Of me my
new καινόν New (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age new
name. ὄνομά A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name

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  • 10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

  • 11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

  • 12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

  • 13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

  • 14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;




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