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Friday, March 2, 2012

Revelation 18:15-24 in the King James (KJV) and Alternate (from the Greek) Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) Versions

15The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,       (KJV)
          (15)          The merchants - travelers in the (broad) Way
                            [ / dealers of Commerce on a large scale]

                            of these,
                            those being made rich - enriched
                            [to the point of being plutocrats]  from her,
                            from afar / from a long way (off) will stand fast
                           (and endure standing)
                           through the great terror / fear with astonishment - amazement
                           of the  (verbal and physical) examining / inquisitional torture
                           by (fire and) smoke - smoking torments  of her,
                           weeping with tears - noisily grieving and
                           [as with lamenting over a death]
                           weeping  sadly - mournfully lamenting - (outwardly) grieving painfully
                           and saying / speaking,
                                'Woe -alas - calamity - disaster!   Woe - alas - calamity - disaster!
                                 The City, the Great,
                                 having been cast round about - having been clothed
                                 in fine linen / cotton and purple   [includes reddish - purple]
                                 (AWPR)
                          


 16And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!      (KJV)
          (16)       And saying / speaking,
                            'Woe - Alas - Calamity - Disaster!  Woe - Alas - Calamity - Disaster!
                             The City, the Great, having been cast round about - having been clothed
                             in fine linen / cotton, and purple    [includes reddish-purple]
                             and crimson red / scarlet,
                             and having been adorned - overlaid - gilded with gold
                             and a precious - esteemed - respected - honored - highly valued
                             stone and pearls.         (AWPR)


 17For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,     (KJV)
          (17)            Because in one hour - day - (short) period of time
                             was to be made desolated - laid to waste
                             so great - so much    wealth - riches - material goods - abundance!

                             And every captain - pilot - governor of a ship,
                             and all upon the ships - vessels,
                             the crowded together (ones),
                             and sailors / seamen,
                             and how much as - how many as  the enclosed sea
                             labor - perform - exert (themselves)
                             from afar (off), stood fast,               (AWPR)

 18And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!     (KJV)
          (18)            And hoarsely cried out,
                             seeing - perceiving - observing with knowledge/understanding
                             the smoke of the burning / conflagration - fiery consumption of her,
                             laying down the definite words  - saying/speaking,
                                  'What / Who (is) one and the same as - just like
                                   the Great City?'                  (AWPR)


 19And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.       (KJV)
          (19)           And they cast - threw (pouring) dust upon the heads of them,
                            and cried out hoarsely,
                            weeping with tears - noisily grieving,
                            and  [as lamenting over a death]
                            weeping sadly - mournfully lamenting - (outwardly) grieving painfully,
                            laying down definite words  - saying/speaking,
                                  'Woe - Alas - Calamity - Disaster!  Woe - Alas - Calamity - Disaster
                                    to the Great City in which were rich - enriched
                                    all those having - holding - possessing ships -vessels
                                    in the enclosed sea
                                    out from the honored preciousness - esteemed costliness of her,
                                    because in  one hour - day - (short) period of time was she
                                    desolated - laid waste - despoiled - ruined.'       (AWPR)

 20Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.       (KJV)
          (20)     'Rejoice - Be well / cheerful / glad / merry / joyful in mind
                       over her,
                       Heaven and the holy - set apart - consecrated  Apostles and the Prophets;
                       because GOD judged - separating good from evil
                       the Judgment - Decision of sentence - rendering verdict
                       of you out of / out from her.'                  (AWPR)


 21And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.      (KJV)
          (21)  And one Angel took up and lifted / took up and carried away
                   a strong - mighty - great - powerful stone,
                   as that of a great millstone,
                   and cast it - threw it into the enclosed Sea,
                   laying down definite words, saying / speaking:
                        'Thus - in this moment
                         in a violent [raging / murderous] rushing impulse
                         will be cast down / thrown down Babylon, the Great City;
                         and certainly not at all may / will it be found
                         (either by search or inquiry) yet / still.'       (AWPR)


 22And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;     (KJV)
          (22)        'And (the) sound / voice / noise of harpers / players of stringed instruments,
                         and of those devoted to muses / music / skilled musicians,
                         and players of pipes [shining forth]
                         certainly not at all may be attentively heard / listened to in You
                         yet/still (any longer),
                         and every artisan - craftsman - tradesman - designer of skill
                        (who is able)  to bring forth / build and establish 
                        (of his trade and craft)
                        of every craft - trade - art - design certainly not may be found
                        (whether by search or inquiry)  in you yet / still (any longer);

                        and the sound / noise of the    mill / grinding-place
                        certainly not may be attentively heard / listened to
                        in you yet / still (any longer);           (AWPR)


 23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.      (KJV)
          (23)       And (the) shining light of a lantern - portable lamp
                        certainly not may shine - give light - illuminate in you yet/ still
                        (any longer);
                         because the merchants - travelers in the (broad) way of you
                         were the great ones of the Earth,
                         because in the drugs
                         were mislead - caused to wander - deceived / seduced into rebellion
                         all the ethnicities - nations;           (AWPR)


 24And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.       (KJV)
          (24)         And in her (the) blood of the prophets 
                         and holy - consecrated - set apart - saints were found
                         (by search or by inquiry),
                         and of all the 'having been slain - slaughtered - sacrificed - killed'
                         upon the Earth.'             (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

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