REVELATION 8:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 8:11 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 τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
name ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
of ἀστέρος A star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
star ἀστέρος A star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively star
is called λέγεται 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 called
Wormwood: Ἄψινθος Wormwood (as a type of bitterness, i.e., (figuratively) calamity) Wormwood
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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 ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
waters ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively waters
became γίνεται To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) became
wormwood; ἄψινθον Wormwood (as a type of bitterness, i.e., (figuratively) calamity) wormwood
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
many πολλοὶ (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely many
men ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
died ἀπέθανον To die off (literally or figuratively) died
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 τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
waters, ὑδάτων Water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively waters
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
they were made bitter. ἐπικράνθησαν To embitter (literally or figuratively) made bitter

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  • 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.

  • 13  And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!




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