REVELATION 9:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Revelation 9:20 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 οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
rest λοιποὶ Remaining ones rest
of ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
men ἀνθρώπων Man-faced, i.e., a human being men
which οἳ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
were ἀπεκτάνθησαν To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy were
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
killed ἀπεκτάνθησαν To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy killed
by ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc by
these ταύταις The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) these
plagues πληγαῖς A stroke; by implication, a wound; figuratively, a calamity plagues
yet οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even yet
repented μετενόησαν To think differently or afterwards, i.e., reconsider (morally, feel compunction) repented
not οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even not
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
works ἔργων Toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act works
of 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 of their
hands, χειρῶν The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hands
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
they should προσκυνήσωσιν To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) should
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
worship προσκυνήσωσιν To fawn or crouch to, i.e., (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore) worship
devils, δαιμόνια A daemonic being; by extension a deity devils
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
idols εἴδωλα An image (i.e., for worship); by implication, a heathen god, or (plural) the worship of such idols
of χρυσᾶ Made of gold of
gold, χρυσᾶ Made of gold gold
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
silver, ἀργυρᾶ Made of silver silver
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
brass, χαλκᾶ Coppery brass
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
stone, λίθινα Stony, i.e., made of stone stone
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of ξύλινα Wooden of
wood: ξύλινα Wooden wood
which The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
neither οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even neither
can δύναται To be able or possible can
see, βλέπειν To look at (literally or figuratively) see
nor οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even nor
hear, ἀκούειν To hear (in various senses) hear
nor οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even nor
walk: περιπατεῖν To tread all around, i.e., walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary) walk

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  • 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:

  • 21  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.




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