REVELATION 9:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Revelation 9:3 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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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
there came ἐξῆλθον To issue (literally or figuratively) came
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
smoke καπνοῦ Smoke smoke
locusts ἀκρίδες A locust (as pointed, or as lighting on the top of vegetation) locusts
upon εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases upon
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
unto them αὐταῖς 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 unto them
was given ἐδόθη To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
power, ἐξουσία Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence power
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
the οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
scorpions σκορπίοι A "scorpion" (from its sting) scorpions
of γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
earth γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
have ἔχουσιν To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) have
power. ἐξουσίαν Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence power

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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.

  • 5  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.




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