REVELATION 9:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.”

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Revelation 9:1 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
fifth πέμπτος Fifth fifth
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
I saw εἶδον Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know saw
a star ἀστέρα A star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively star
fall πεπτωκότα To fall (literally or figuratively) fall
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
unto εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases unto
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
earth: γῆν Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to him αὐτῷ 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 to him
was given ἐδόθη To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
key κλεὶς A key (as shutting a lock), literally or figuratively key
of ἀβύσσου Depthless, i.e., (specially) (infernal) "abyss" of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
bottomless ἀβύσσου Depthless, i.e., (specially) (infernal) "abyss" bottomless
pit. φρέατος A hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or holding water or other purposes), i.e., a cistern or well; figuratively, an abyss (as a prison) pit

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  • 1  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

  • 2  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

  • 3  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.




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