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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Revelation 22: in the King James (KJV) and Alternate (from the Greek) Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) Versions

 

 

 

 

Revelation 22

King James Version (KJV)

 1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.    (KJV)
           (1)    And he caused me to see / And he showed me /
                    And he exhibited for the view and inspection of me
                     a pure - clean / clear  (overflowing) river
                     of (living) water of Life,
                     bright - shining - radiant - dazzlingly clear   in what manner or way as
                     cold crystalline sparklingly clear ice,
                     going out - coming forth    out from   the Throne of GOD and the Lamb.
                     (AWPR)
                      
 2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.    (KJV)
          (2)    In (the) midst /  Amongst    the plateias - broad way - street of it,
                   and of the (overflowing) river
                   here and there / on this side and on that side
                   a Tree / Wood of Life,
                   making - bringing forth - producing 12 Fruits,
                   one down in / from   [the Tree / Wood of Life]  during a month,
                   each one separately
                   yielding - obligatorily giving - fulfilling by expectation or necessity
                   the Fruit of it.    

                   And the leaves produced / yielded  of the Tree / Wood   [was used]
                   into / toward  the service / healing / (miraculous) cure  of the nations.
                   (AWPR)
                   
 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:      (KJV)
          (3)   And  every accursed thing given up and over to destruction,
                  certainly not will be yet / still  -  certainly not will be any longer.

                  And the throne of GOD and of the Lamb will be in it,
                  and the slaves / servants of Him will work and serve
                  [as though hired ones / as though just]
                  for the reward of serving Him.      (AWPR)              


 4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.     (KJV)
          (4)   And they will look upon - see with the eyes - perceive
                  the face - countenance of Him,
                  and the Name of Him upon the foreheads of them.   (AWPR)


 5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.     (KJV)
          (5)    And night certainly not will be there in that place,
                   and certainly not they have - hold - possess
                   debt - necessity - want - need   of a lantern - portable lamp
                   and (the) shining light of (the) sun,
                   because (the) LORD GOD  will illuminate - give light - enlighten them,
                   and they will reign / rule as kings into the Ages of the Ages.
                   (AWPR)


 6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.     (KJV)
          (6)   And he said to me,
                  These intelligent words  of inward thoughts and feelings with their
                  intended meaning are worthy of belief  -  trustworthy  -  faithful
                  and True (Reality as it really is);
                  and (the) LORD GOD of the holy - consecrated - set apart  prophets
                  sent forth
                  [with a distinct mission or assignment]
                  the Angel of Him
               
                  to cause the slaves / servants of Him to see /
                  to show the slaves / servants of Him /
                  to exhibit and display to the slaves / servants of Him for their
                  view and inspection,

                  what by necessity and inevitability - avoidably must
                  occur - happen - come to pass    
                  in / with     haste - speed - quickly - suddenly.         (AWPR)

 7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.     (KJV)
          (7)   Behold, look and see;
                  I am coming forth     quickly - speedily with haste.
                
                 Blessed - having fulness and not being in need - fully satisfied
                 [above and apart from circumstances]
                 (are) the  (ones) keeping a watchful eye and observing
                 the words and the prophecy of this Scroll - Book.
                 (AWPR)


 8And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.     (KJV)
          (8)   And I, John, (am) he
                  seeing / looking at / discerning and understanding / taking heed (of)
                  these things and attentively hearing (them);
                  and when I attentively heard
                  and saw / looked at / discussed and understood / took heed,
                  I fell down prostrate to worship - show obeisance to - adore and respect
                  up alongside and in front of / before
                  the feet of the angel causing me to see / showing me /
                  exhibiting for the view and inspection of me     these things.
                  (AWPR) 


 9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.     (KJV)
          (9)    And laying down definite words, he says to me.
                         'Behold and see, you may not;
                          for I am a  fellow slave / a fellow servant 
                          of you and of the womb unity / the brothers of you, the prophets;
                          and (of) those keeping an eye - watching - guarding over -
                          attentively observing
                          the intelligent reason and words - the sayings
                          of this Scroll - Book.

                          To GOD do worship show obeisance - adore and respect.
                           (AWPR)
                                        

 10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.     (KJV)
          (10)    And laying down definite words, speaks / says to me,
                     perhaps do not seal up and make secure
                     the words of the prophecy of this Scroll - Book;
                     because the right or opportune time - period of opportunity
                     is near / is close.
                     (AWPR)


 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.     (KJV)
          (11)    He acting unjustly / doing wrong - hurt - harm - damage,
                     let him act unjustly / do wrong - hurt - harm -damage   still;
                     and the dirty - filthy / morally defiled - morally polluted - morally
                     impure or filthy,
                     let (him) be dirty - filthy / morally defiled - morally polluted - morally
                     impure or filthy   still;
                     and the Righteous - Just - True,  
                     let (him) bear his Righteousness - Justification
                     [even through condemnation, judgment or punishment (or so 
                      it is defined in the Classical Greek]
                      still;
                      and the holy - consecrated - set apart,
                      let him be holy - consecrated - set apart   still.
                      (AWPR)


 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.    (KJV)
          (12)    And behold, look and see;
                 
                    [the ff. intent appears to be "And when I come..."]

                     I am coming forth  quickly - speedily - with haste,
                     and My reward - payment of wages 
                     (is) with - amongst - in the midst of Me,
                     to by obligation and necessity  give / render to each
                     as the work - toil - labor - performance - gain of him is.
                     (AWPR)

 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.     (KJV)
          (13)   I AM.
                    The Alpha and the Omega.
                     The Beginning  [the First Cause - Origin]
                      and the End  [ End destination / completion / final purpose].
                      (AWPR)


 14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.     (KJV)
          (14)   Blessed -  having fulness and not being in need - fully satisfied
                    [by being satisfied above and apart from one's circumstances]
                     (are)  those doing - making - forming - producing - causing to bring about
                     the Commandments of Him,
                     in order that the authority - permission - power (to do or not do) 
                     of them will be over  the Tree / Wood of Life,
                     and by the gates / doors of the City the may go in / enter in.
                     (AWPR)


 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.     (KJV)
          (15)   Without [not within] / Outside then, 
                    (are) the dogs and the  Sorcerers / those who administer drugs
                   
                    [upon others or themselves, apparently with the intent of  
                     creating altered states, not just highs;  or to conjure up demons 
                     or magic / special powers --
                                          e.g, cf. Septuagint Greek of Isaiah 47:9,12]

                     and the fornicators / those having sexual relations outside
                     the marriage spouse relationship, and the murderers / unjust man-killers, 
                     and the servants / worshipers of idolatry,
                     and everyone / all  the ones loving as a dear friend
                     and making - forming - causing  - bringing about - producing
                     a lie - falsehood - deceit  - falsification - fiction.  
                     (AWPR)

 16I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.     (KJV)
          (16)   I,  Jesus, sent - dispatched the angel of Me  
                   to bear witness - testimony - certification  (of) these things
                   upon / over   the Called Out ones / the Churches.

                   I AM.
                   The Root, 
                   and That Which Becomes / the Offspring / the Descendant,
                   of David.
                   The bright shining - radiant - dazzlingly clear and 
                   dawning - day breaking / (early) Morning Star.
                   (AWPR)
         

 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.     (KJV)
          (17)   And the Spirit and the newly married bride 
                    lay down forth and utter the definite words and say, 
                         'COME.'   
                    [i.e., Come forth so as to make your public appearance here -- (you are invited)]

                    And he hearing attentively, let him say / speak, 'COME.'
                    [Come forth so as to make your public appearance here -- (you are invited)]

                   And he thirsting - being dry, let (him also) 'COME.'
                   [Come forth so as to make your public appearance here -- (you are invited)]

                    And he willing / having the will - intent - purpose - desire -
                    having decided and chosen (to do),
                    let him take and accept - lay hold of and receive
                    the (Living) Water of Life     freely - (as a gift gracefully given).
                    (AWPR)


 18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:     (KJV)
          (18)  For everyone attentively hearing, 
                  I witness - testify - certify 
                  together with the words of the prophecy of this Scroll - Book,
                       'If anyone add / put or lay upon - put or lay over 
                        up to and alongside these things,              
                        GOD will  add / put or lay upon - put or lay over upon him
                        the  strokes - blows - plagues / calamities
                        having been written - engraved - inscribed in this Scroll - Book:
                        (AWPR)


 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.    (KJV)
          (19)       And if anyone take from - take off and remove away
                        from the words of (the) Scroll - Book of this prophecy, 
                        GOD will take from - take off and remove away
                        the side - part of him from (the) Scroll - Book of Life,
                        and out of the Holy - Set Apart - Consecrated City,
                        and of the things having been written - engraved - inscribed 
                        in this Scroll - Book.
                        (AWPR)

 20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.     (KJV)
          (20)       (So) Says / Speaks the (one) witnessing - testifying - certifying 
                        these things.'
                        
                         'Yes certainly, 
                         I am coming forth (so as to make a public appearance)
                         quickly - speedily - with haste.  Amen.'

                         'Yes certainly, come LORD Jesus / come YHVeH Yeshua.'
                         (AWPR)
                           
 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.      (KJV)
          (21)    The grace - rejoicing joy and unmerited favor
                      of the LORD of us, Jesus Christ, (be) with - in the midst of - amongst
                      all of you.  Amen.
                      (AWPR)

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 My Comment:

As you see with verses 18 and 19 above, taking up a translation of the Book of Revelation beyond being just a Bible Study aid and making it an Ecclesiastical Translation is a VERY SERIOUS matter. 
As long as the translator sticks to the words in the Greek text, and an accurate translation of the words into his language (without adding to or taking away from so as to alter the text and intent of the text itself) there is a flexibility.   In the mid second century, there was an arch-heretic named Marcion who was a merchant seaman and ship owner, who literally took a Scroll of the Gospel of Luke, cut with a knife words and verses of the text and super-imposed his own in their places.  He then spread his new gnostic version, similar in many ways to the cult of the Brooklyn based misnamed J... - witnesses, and diverted many tens of thousands into damnation.  In the first several centuries, Christianity made its greatest inroads of acceptance amongst farmers, and sailors; those who closest to a direct upon Creation, the Creator, and His sustenance for their entire existence.

It is for the reasons of warning given in these verses of 18 and 19 above, that I have elected to recommend that  those who wish to study Revelation with a Literal or King James or other accurate terse word by word translation (such as the LITV,    http://www.thewordnotes.com/litv/litv.htm
or other approved selections such as offered at Bible Gateway  http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/  -- the Message Bible NOT being one of them)  with a opening up of what native English speakers can glean out of the words of the Greek in their word picture format,  as they slowly read and absorb (some would say feed or drink of) the Koine Greek in which the texts were written and translated from.   The act of having a word picture and reiteration Bible Study Only translation, it seems to me, is a necessary bridge, in my opinion and belief; because most people are too busy over-emphasizing too many outside voices that seek to alter the meaning of the text and reading into the text more than they are getting out of it.  I have instead tried to help reverse the process, and have the process in which the text -- in the confines of a Bible Study application -- is seen with a greater depth and richness that is much closer to as it was known to have been understood by the ancients brethren who knew the Koine Greek when the same verses were slowly read to, or by them in antiquity.    I hope I have successfully conveyed the richness of the Greek word pictures and richness in the translation to you, the reader.

Thus ends the book of Revelation, most likely written in September of 53 A.D., and approved by Paul by the following April when he said goodbye to the elders of Ephesus while on a layover on his way to Jerusalem for the last time.   I hope you have been blessed, aided and assisted in your understanding of this Biblical Book.  Peace and Joy and Liberty to all the saints of the Church of Jesus Christ throughout the world and into eternity.  Shalom. 

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  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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