REVELATION 5:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”

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Revelation 5:9 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
they sung ᾄδουσιν To sing sung
a new καινὴν New (especially in freshness; while G3501 is properly so with respect to age new
song, ᾠδὴν A chant or "ode" (the general term for any words sung; while G5215 denotes especially a religious metrical composition, and G5568 still more specially, a Hebrew cantillation) song
saying, λέγοντες 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
Thou art εἶ Thou art art
worthy Ἄξιος Deserving, comparable or suitable (as if drawing praise) worthy
to take λαβεῖν To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. take
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
book, βιβλίον A roll book
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to open ἀνοῖξαι To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) open
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
seals σφραγῖδας A signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively seals
thereof: 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 thereof
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
thou wast slain, ἐσφάγης To butcher (especially an animal for food or in sacrifice) or (generally) to slaughter, or (specially), to maim (violently) wast slain
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hast redeemed ἠγόρασας Properly, to go to market, i.e., (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem redeemed
us ἡμᾶς Us us
to θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) to
God θεῷ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
by ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc by
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
blood αἵματί Blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specially (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication, bloodshed, also kindred blood
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
every πάσης All, any, every, the whole every
kindred, φυλῆς An offshoot, i.e., race or clan kindred
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
tongue, γλώσσης The tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired) tongue
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
people, λαοῦ A people (in general; thus differing from G1218, which denotes one's own populace) people
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
nation; ἔθνους A race (as of the same habit), i.e., a tribe; specially, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually, by implication, pagan) nation

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  • 7  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

  • 8  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

  • 9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

  • 10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

  • 11  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;




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