REVELATION 9:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.”

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Revelation 9:17 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
thus οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) thus
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
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
horses ἵππους A horse horses
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
vision, ὁράσει The act of gazing, i.e., (externally) an aspect or (internally) an inspired appearance vision
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
them that τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them that
sat καθημένους And ἧμαι (to sit; akin to the base of G1476); to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside sat
on ἐπ' 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 on
them, αὐτῶν 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 them
having ἔχοντας To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) having
breastplates θώρακας The chest ("thorax"), i.e., (by implication) a corslet breastplates
of fire, πυρίνους Fiery, i.e., (by implication) flaming fire
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of jacinth, ὑακινθίνους "hyacinthine" or "jacinthine", i.e., deep blue jacinth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
brimstone: θειώδεις Sulphur-like, i.e., sulphurous brimstone
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the αἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
heads κεφαλαὶ The head (as the part most readily taken hold of), literally or figuratively heads
of ἵππων A horse of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
horses ἵππων A horse horses
were (No Greek definition. English implied.)
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
the heads κεφαλαὶ The head (as the part most readily taken hold of), literally or figuratively heads
of lions; λεόντων A "lion" lions
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
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
their αὐτῶν 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 their
mouths στομάτων The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouths
issued ἐκπορεύεται To depart, be discharged, proceed, project issued
fire πῦρ "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning) fire
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
smoke καπνὸς Smoke smoke
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
brimstone. θεῖον Sulphur brimstone

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  • 15  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

  • 16  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

  • 17  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

  • 18  By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

  • 19  For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.




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