REVELATION 3:9

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Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

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Revelation 3:9 Translation & Meaning

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Behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! Behold
I will make διδωμι To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) make
them τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
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
synagogue συναγωγῆς An assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish "synagogue" (the meeting or the place); by analogy, a Christian church synagogue
of Σατανᾶ The accuser, i.e., the devil of
Satan, Σατανᾶ The accuser, i.e., the devil Satan
which say λεγόντων 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 say
they ἑαυτοὺς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc they
are εἶναι To exist are
Jews, Ἰουδαίους Judaean, i.e., belonging to Jehudah Jews
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
are εἰσὶν They are are
not, οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
do lie; ψεύδονται To utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood do lie
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
I will make ποιήσω To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) make
them αὐτοὺς 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
to ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) to
come ἥξωσιν To arrive, i.e., be present (literally or figuratively) come
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
worship προσκυνήσωσιν To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worship
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
feet, ποδῶν A "foot" (figuratively or literally) feet
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to know γνῶσιν To "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed) know
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
I ἐγὼ I, me I
have loved ἠγάπησά To love (in a social or moral sense) loved
thee. σε Thee thee

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  • 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;

  • 8  I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

  • 9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

  • 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.




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