REVELATION 8:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;”

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Revelation 8:10 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
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
third τρίτος Third; neuter (as noun) a third part, or (as adverb) a (or the) third time, thirdly third
angel ἄγγελος (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angel
sounded, ἐσάλπισεν· To trumpet, i.e., sound a blast (literally or figuratively) sounded
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
there fell ἔπεσεν To fall (literally or figuratively) fell
a great μέγας Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
star ἀστὴρ A star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively star
from 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) from
heaven, οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
burning καιόμενος To set on fire, i.e., kindle or (by implication) consume burning
as it were ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as it were
a lamp, λαμπάς A "lamp" or flambeau lamp
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
it fell ἔπεσεν To fall (literally or figuratively) fell
upon ἐπὶ 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
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
third part τρίτον Third; neuter (as noun) a third part, or (as adverb) a (or the) third time, thirdly third part
of ποταμῶν A current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e., running water of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
rivers, ποταμῶν A current, brook or freshet (as drinkable), i.e., running water rivers
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
upon ἐπὶ 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
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fountains πηγὰς A fount (literally or figuratively), i.e., source or supply (of water, blood, enjoyment) (not necessarily the original spring) fountains
of waters; ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively waters

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  • 8  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

  • 9  And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

  • 10  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

  • 11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

  • 12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.




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