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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Revelation 18:1-14 in the King James (KJV) and Alternate (from the Greek) Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) Versions

Revelation 18

 1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.      (KJV)
          (1)   And after - in the midst of     these things,
                 behold, look and see:   I saw another Angel of the same kind
                 going down coming down - descending down out of Heaven,
                 having - holding - possessing     great - large
                 authority - power - permission  (to do or not do);
               
                 and the Earth was illuminated - lit up - shined upon
                 out from the glory - splendor - dazzling light - radiance of him.
                 (AWPR)

 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.      (KJV)
          (2)   And he hoarsely cried out in a
                  mighty - potent - strong / powerfully    great-large voice,
                  laying down definite words, saying / speaking:
                       'Fell (from the heights) - Fell down into ruins,                  
                        Fell (from the heights) - Fell down into ruins, 
                        Babylon the great,
                        and came into being (as) - has become
                        an inhabitance - a place of willful residency / occupation - a dwelling place
                        of demons,
                        and a haunt for watching - a watched (over) place / keep / prison
                        of every unclean - unfit - polluted spirit,
                        and a haunt for watching - a watched (over) place / keep / prison
                        of every unclean - unfit - polluted bird,
                        also being detested - abhorred - hated - persecuted
                        with ill words and conduct;      (AWPR)

 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.        (KJV)
          (3)         because out from the  (intoxicating) wine  of the
                        outburst of anger - wrath - indignation - fury and violence of the mind
                        of the sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship -
                        fornication  of her have drunk all the nations - ethnicities;
                        and the kings of the Earth in the the midst of / amongst / with her have
                        committed sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship -
                        fornication,     and the [rich] merchants / travelers in the way
                        [/ dealers of Commerce on a large scale] 

                        out from the
                        power of strong achievement - achieving power / ability / capability 
                        of the severe sensuality / luxury
                        [which also brings about arrogance, insolence,
                         shamelessness to vice and immorality]

                        became materially and financially rich
                        [became as plutocrats - a wealthy ruling class governing in and over society,
                          while also worshiping wealth / Mamon].       (AWPR)

 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.      (KJV)
          (4)   And I heard attentively another voice of the same kind out from Heaven,
                  speaking / saying,
                       'Come forth out of her, the People of Me,
                        in order that you may not   partake / participate with  - share  
                        in the sins / acts of errors - lies - unbelief - aberrations,
                        and in order that you may not take up - receive - partake of - obtain
                        [whether voluntarily or involuntarily]
                        out from the strokes - blows - plagues / calamities of her;
                        (AWPR)

 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.      (KJV)
          (5)      because the  sins / acts of errors - lies - unbelief - aberrations
                     attended together - followed together - joined together in the Way
                     continually until   [they reached]  up to Heaven,
                     and GOD remembered / brought to mind / mindfully recalled
                     her injustices - wrongs - criminal acts - unrighteous unlawful behaviors
                     resulting in injuries - frauds and deceits of her.*    (AWPR)               


 6Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.       (KJV)
          (6)      (As if by obligation) Return - Repay - Recompense - Give
                     to her in what manner or way also
                     she (as if by obligation) returned - repaid - recompensed - gave to you,
                     and double to her,
                     double down upon / according to the works - labors - performances -deeds
                     of her in the drinking cup / vessel that / which she mixed - mingled - blended..

                     Mix - mingle - blend to her double.      (AWPR)


 7How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.      (KJV)
          (7)        As much as / (By) how much / So much as
                       she ascribed / bestowed honor and praise upon - glorified
                       herself and lived luxuriously  - luxuriated in severe sensuality / luxury
                        [which also brings about arrogance, insolence,
                         shamelessness to vice and immorality]
                        
                        so great / so many / so numerously / so much
                        give - bestow upon - render - pay to her
                        (verbal and physical) examining / inquisitional torture
                        by (fire and) smoke - smoking torments and
                        weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief;

                        because in the heart                
                         [the inner mind and feelings comprised of: the will, rationale, 
                          passionate desires, impulses, inclinations, and disposition to
                          behave or do one way or another]
                         of her  she utters definite words, saying,
                              'I sit down a Queen,
                               and (as) a widow /
                               [alternately in Classical Greek]
                                as one who has certainly never married,
                               I certainly am not;
                               and  weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief
                               I certainly not, may not, look (upon) - see - behold.'
                               (AWPR)

 8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.     (KJV)
        (8)        Through this, in one day / in one certain and set day or time
                     shall come / shall be here     the strokes - blows - plagues / calamities
                     of her death and weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief
                     and famine - starvation, 
                     [including that deprivation of food due to pestilence]

                      and in fire - fiery flame / burning fire
                      she will be burned up / consumed with burning flames
                      because mighty - potent - strong - able - powerful
                      (is the) LORD GOD,  the (one) separating -
                      distinguishing good from evil - (judicially) judging her.
                      (AWPR)

 9And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,      (KJV)
          (9)        And will weep tears - noisily grieve for her,
                       and will wail while striking / beating themselves over her,
                       the kings of the earth:
                       those with - in the midst of - amongst her   having fornicated -
                       having had sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship
                       and having lived luxuriously  - luxuriated in severe sensuality / luxury
                       whensoever - so often as
                       they see with the eyes to observe - look upon
                       [ while also considering and directing the thoughts of the mind upon,
                         while beholding - perceive what they are (actually) looking at]

                         the smoke of the burning / conflagration - fiery consumption of her
                         (AWPR)

 10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.       (KJV)
          (10)       From afar / a long way (off)
                        through the great terror / fear with astonishment - amazement
                        of the  (verbal and physical) examining / inquisitional torture
                        by (fire and) smoke - smoking torments  of her,
                        saying / speaking,
                             'Woe - alas - calamity - disaster!
                              Woe - alas - calamity - disaster to the City,  
                               the mighty - potent - strong - able - powerful City,
                               Babylon the Great!   
                               Because in one hour - day -(short period of) time
                               came forth (so as to make a public appearance)
                               the Krisis - Time to Lawfully Judge and Render Verdict
                                      [usually of punishment]                              
                               of you.           (AWPR)

 11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:     (KJV)
          (11)              And the merchants - travelers in the (broad) Way
                               [ / dealers of Commerce on a large scale]
                         
                               of the Earth  weep with tears - noisily grieve
                               and [as with lamenting over a death]
                               weep sadly - mournfully lament - (outwardly) grieve painfully
                               over her,
                               because the full cargo / full (transport of) Merchandise
                               [that brought by sea]
                               of them
                               certainly no one buys / purchases for a price,
                           

                               Certainly not still / yet (anymore)                (AWPR)      


 12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,      (KJV)
          (12)               a full cargo / a  full (transport of) Merchandise
                                [that brought by sea]
                                of gold,
                                and of shining bright- glistening silver,
                                and of desired - esteemed - valued - precious stone,
                                and of pearls,
                                and of fine linen / fine cotton,
                                and of purple      [includes reddish-purple],
                                and of silk,
                                and of crimson red / scarlet,
                                and all (manner of) thyine wood / wood aromas - incenses,
                                and every elephant / ivory vessel - instrument - utensil,
                                and every / all vessel - instrument - utensil out from wood
                                esteemed - highly valued - honored / respected - precious,
                                and of copper / brass,
                                and of iron,
                                and of glazed stone / marble,                   (AWPR)                       


 13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.     (KJV)
          (13)               and cinnamon,
                                and (religious) incenses,
                                and oil based ointment,   [includes those perfumed and expensive]
                                and frankincense,
                                and (intoxicating) wine,
                                and olive oil,
                                and fine flour,
                                and wheat / grain,
                                and animal possessions
                                [be they for meat, as beasts of burden, and even as pets],
                             
                                 and those that walk before / ahead - sheep,
                                 and horses,
                                 and chariots,
                                 and bodies 
                                 [those slaves or of the masses used for exhibition and / or
                                   works of labor],
                              
                                 and souls
                                 [the (lower) soul from which springs the sensual desires -
                                   appetites - passions - basest forms of behaviors]              
                                 of men. 
                                 (AWPR)


 14And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.       (KJV)
          (14)                And the time of juice - season of juice
                                    [seasonal fruit of the late summer or early fall]

                                 of the lust - craving - desire  of the
                                 soul   [the (lower) soul from which springs the sensual desires -
                                   appetites - passions - basest forms of behaviors]  

                                 of you withdrew - departed - went away from you,
                                 and all the greasy / fat things,
                                 and all the white - dazzling bright - radiant things
                                 withdrew - departed - went away from you,
    
                                 yet not / still not (by search) you will find them.    (AWPR)



 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy 



 Commentary
*  - verse 5     Of frauds - deceits...this last part of translating adikemata (i.e., adikema) in its expanded and word picture translation  will also include frauds and deceits involving the evil use - the evil making - the evil obtaining of money or wealth.  


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 Let us learn from these Scriptures that without Jesus and without His presence in our lives, we become as the lost souls described in Revelation.   

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me 
 
(JOHN 14:6, KJV)

 Jesus said,
“Enter you in the Strait Gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is the Way that leads to destruction,
and many are they who go in thereat:
because the gate which leads to LIFE is Strait, and the Way is narrow,
and there are few who find it.”

(Matthew 7:13-14) KJV

The word that Jesus uses for “broad”, in Matthew 7:13, is “euruchoros” (ευρυχωρος) in the Greek. This word conveys the picture of a wide and vastly open countryside. Imagine yourself on a flat plain of a wilderness, and that your 360 degree field of vision is literally nothing but hundreds of miles of barren wasteland. Furthermore, the only reason you don’t see more barren land is because it slopes out of view upon the horizons on all sides of you. This is “the Broad Way” of euruchoros, where you can choose any which and every way, what ever is right in your own eyes, and still be assured of your own demise and destruction.

Sin is often made to look as fun, and in fun the vanity can also be acknowledged as well.  Interestingly, the wording of the Go-Go's in Head Over Heels can also be taken in a subliminal spiritual context in which Christ the WAY also becomes the One of the Heart and the Voice of Reason Who makes not only this life, but lives (including that of the world and age to come)  worth living.


 

 Been running so long
I've nearly lost all track of time
In every direction
I couldn't see the warning signs
I must be losin' it
'Cuz my mind plays tricks on me
It looked so easy
But you know looks sometimes deceive
Been running so fast
Right from the starting line
No more connections
I don't need any more advice
One hand's just reaching out
And one's just hangin' on
It seems my weaknesses
Just keep going strong


Head over heels
Where should I go
Can't stop myself
Outta control
Head over heels
No time to think
Looks like
The whole world's out of sync

Been running so hard
When what I need is to unwind
The voice of reason
Is one I left so far behind
I waited so long
So long to play this part
And just remembered
That I'd forgotten about my heart

Head over heels
Where should I go
Can't stop myself
Outta control
Head over heels
No time to think
Looks like
The whole world's out of sync

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