REVELATION 9:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 9:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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By ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) By
these τούτων Of (from or concerning) these (persons or things) these
three τριῶν "three" three
was ἀπεκτάνθησαν To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy was
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 ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being of
men ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
killed, ἀπεκτάνθησαν To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy killed
by 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) by
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
fire, πυρὸς "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
by 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) by
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
smoke, καπνοῦ Smoke smoke
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
by 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) by
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
brimstone, θείου Sulphur brimstone
which τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
issued ἐκπορευομένου To depart, be discharged, proceed, project issued
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

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  • 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.

  • 20  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:




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