REVELATION 7:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

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Revelation 7:4 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
I heard ἤκουσα To hear (in various senses) heard
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
number ἀριθμὸν A number (as reckoned up) number
of which were ἐσφραγισμένων To stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest of which were
them τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
sealed: ἐσφραγισμένων To stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest sealed
and there were (No Greek definition. English implied.)
sealed ἐσφραγισμένοι To stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication, to keep secret, to attest sealed
an hundred forty four ρμδ' hundred forty four
and and (No Greek definition. English implied.)
thousand χιλιάδες One thousand ("chiliad") thousand
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
all πάσης All, any, every, the whole all
the tribes φυλῆς An offshoot, i.e., race or clan tribes
of the children υἱῶν A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship children
of Israel. Ἰσραήλ· Israel (i.e., Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively) Israel

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  • 2  And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

  • 3  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

  • 4  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

  • 5  Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

  • 6  Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.




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