REVELATION 3:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

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Revelation 3:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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He The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) He
that overcometh, νικῶν To subdue (literally or figuratively) overcometh
the same οὕτος The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) same
shall be clothed περιβαλεῖται To throw all around, i.e., invest (with a palisade or with clothing) clothed
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
white λευκοῖς White white
raiment; ἱματίοις A dress (inner or outer) raiment
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I will out ἐξαλείψω To smear out, i.e., obliterate (erase tears, figuratively, pardon sin) out
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
blot ἐξαλείψω To smear out, i.e., obliterate (erase tears, figuratively, pardon sin) blot
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
name out ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name 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
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
book βίβλου A scroll book
of ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) of
life, ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) life
but καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words but
I will confess ἐξομολογήσομαι To acknowledge or (by implication, of assent) agree fully confess
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
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
my μου Of me my
Father, πατρός A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
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
angels. ἀγγέλων (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angels

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  • 3  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

  • 4  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

  • 5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

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

  • 7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;




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