REVELATION 9:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 9:2 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
he opened ἤνοιξεν To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) opened
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
bottomless ἀβύσσου Depthless, i.e., (specially) (infernal) "abyss" bottomless
pit; φρέαρ 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
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
there arose ἀνέβη To go up (literally or figuratively) arose
a smoke καπνὸς Smoke smoke
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
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
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
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
the smoke καπνὸς Smoke smoke
of a great μεγάλης Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
furnace; καμίνου A furnace furnace
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
sun ἥλιος The sun; by implication, light sun
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
air ἀὴρ "air" (as naturally circumambient) air
were darkened ἐσκοτίσθη To obscure (literally or figuratively) darkened
by reason 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) reason
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
smoke καπνοῦ Smoke smoke
of 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) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
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.

  • 4  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.




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