Rev. 17:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
the woman
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
gune (Greek #1135)
a woman; specially, a wife
KJV usage: wife, woman.
Pronounce: goo-nay'
Origin: probably from the base of 1096
was arrayed in
periballo (Greek #4016)
to throw all around, i.e. invest (with a palisade or with clothing)
KJV usage: array, cast about, clothe(-d me), put on.
Pronounce: per-ee-bal'-lo
Origin: from 4012 and 906
purple
porphura (Greek #4209)
the "purple" mussel, i.e. (by implication) the red-blue color itself, and finally a garment dyed with it
KJV usage: purple.
Pronounce: por-foo'-rah
Origin: of Latin origin
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
scarlet color
kokkinos (Greek #2847)
crimson-colored
KJV usage: scarlet (colour, coloured).
Pronounce: kok'-kee-nos
Origin: from 2848 (from the kernel-shape of the insect)
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
γdecked
chrusoo (Greek #5558)
to gild, i.e. bespangle with golden ornaments
KJV usage: deck.
Pronounce: khroo-so'-o
Origin: from 5557
with gold
chrusos (Greek #5557)
gold; by extension, a golden article, as an ornament or coin
KJV usage: gold.
Pronounce: khroo-sos'
Origin: perhaps from the base of 5530 (through the idea of the utility of the metal)
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
precious
timios (Greek #5093)
valuable, i.e. (objectively) costly, or (subjectively) honored, esteemed, or (figuratively) beloved
KJV usage: dear, honourable, (more, most) precious, had in reputation.
Pronounce: tim'-ee-os
Origin: τιμιώτερος (tim-ee-o'-ter-os), and the superlative τιμιώτατος (tim-ee-o'-tat-os) from 5092
stones
lithos (Greek #3037)
a stone (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: (mill-, stumbling-)stone.
Pronounce: lee'-thos
Origin: apparently a primary word
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
pearls
margarites (Greek #3135)
a pearl
KJV usage: pearl.
Pronounce: mar-gar-ee'-tace
Origin: from μάργαρος (a pearl-oyster)
, having
echo (Greek #2192)
(used in certain tenses only) a primary verb; to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition)
KJV usage: be (able, X hold, possessed with), accompany, + begin to amend, can(+ -not), X conceive, count, diseased, do + eat, + enjoy, + fear, following, have, hold, keep, + lack, + go to law, lie, + must needs, + of necessity, + need, next, + recover, + reign, + rest, + return, X sick, take for, + tremble, + uncircumcised, use.
Pronounce: ekh'-o
Origin: σχέω (skheh'-o)
a golden
chruseos (Greek #5552)
made of gold
KJV usage: of gold, golden.
Pronounce: khroo'-seh-os
Origin: from 5557
cup
poterion (Greek #4221)
a drinking-vessel; by extension, the contents thereof, i.e. a cupful (draught); figuratively, a lot or fate
KJV usage: cup.
Pronounce: pot-ay'-ree-on
Origin: neuter of a derivative of the alternate of 4095
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
her
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
hand
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
cheir (Greek #5495)
the hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument)
KJV usage: hand.
Pronounce: khire
Origin: perhaps from the base of 5494 in the sense of its congener the base of 5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping)
full
gemo (Greek #1073)
to swell out, i.e. be full
KJV usage: be full.
Pronounce: ghem'-o
Origin: a primary verb
of abominations
bdelugma (Greek #946)
a detestation, i.e. (specially) idolatry
KJV usage: abomination.
Pronounce: bdel'-oog-mah
Origin: from 948
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
filthiness
akathartes (Greek #168)
impurity (the state), morally
KJV usage: filthiness.
Pronounce: ak-ath-ar'-tace
Origin: from 169
of her
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
fornication
porneia (Greek #4202)
harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry
KJV usage: fornication.
Pronounce: por-ni'-ah
Origin: from 4203
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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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arrayed.
decked.
Gr. gilded.
golden.
Rev. 14:8• 8And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (Rev. 14:8)
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Rev. 18:6• 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. (Rev. 18:6)
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Rev. 19:2• 2For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. (Rev. 19:2)
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Jer. 51:7• 7Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. (Jer. 51:7)
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2 Thess. 2:3‑10• 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
(2 Thess. 2:3‑10)
abominations.
filthiness.
 the obvious figures of all that the world counts great and glorious and beautiful here below. (Babylon and the Beast: 1 by W. Kelly)
 "a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication" (verse 4). In spite of all her glittering, gaudy splendour, how the Holy Ghost brings out together with it what is most nauseous! (Lectures on Revelation 17-18 by W. Kelly)
 By "abominations" in scripture regularly is meant idolatry. (Lectures on Revelation 17-18 by W. Kelly)
 But besides the idols, there was this corrupting influence, here called the uncleanness of her fornication. They are two distinct things. (Lectures on Revelation 17-18 by W. Kelly)
 Everything that could attract the natural man was there; and all that which to him looks fair enough on the side of religion. (Lectures on Revelation 17-18 by W. Kelly)
 Babylon seeks the earth; her communion is not with Christ. She courts and lavishes her guilty favors on the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and had ornaments ofd gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and the unclean things of here fornication;

JND Translation Notes

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Lit. "was made golden with." so ch. 18.16.
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Possibly, "of the fornication of the earth."

W. Kelly Translation

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aAnd the woman was clothed with purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the unclean things of her fornication,

WK Translation Notes

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was: ἦν AB., thirty mss., Compl., Vv., Gr. and Lat. Ff.: ἠ ἦν 29. and perhaps A.; ἠ very many cursives, Rec., Cop. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.46-47)
was: Rec. ἠ περιβ...., the edd. ἦν. (Prospect 1:161)
purple and scarlet: πορφυροῦν (-ραν more than twelve cursives, Compl., And., Are., cat.) κ. κόκκινον AB., more than thirty-five mss., Hipp., etc.; -ρᾳ κ. -νῳ many mss., Rec. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
purple and scarlet: Rec.... πορφύρα κ. κοκκίνῷ..., the edd.... πορφυροῦν κ. κόκκινον. (Prospect 1:161)
and: καὶ before κεχ. A., very many mss., Rec., Vv., etc., omitted by B., thirty mss., Compl., Hipp. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
and: Matthiae omits καὶ before κεχρ. (Prospect 1:161)
with gold: χρυσίῳ AB., twenty-six mss., Are., cat.; -σῷ most mss., Rec., Hipp. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
with gold: Rec.... χρθσῷ)..., the edd... χρυσίῳ ... (Prospect 1:161)
a golden cup: π. χρ. AB., about thirty mss., Hipp., Are., cat.; χρ. π. very many mss., Rec. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
a golden cup: Rec.... χρ. ποτ..., the edd.... ποτ. χρ. (Prospect 1:161)
the unclean things: τὰ ἀκάθαρτα τῆς AB., about forty-five mss., Compl., Hipp., And.; ἀκαθάρτητος many cursives, Rec. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
the unclean things: Rec.... καὶ ἀκαθάρτητος,... the edd.... κ. τὰ άκάθαπτα. (Prospect 1:161)
the unclean things: why in the Revision, "even the unclean things of her fornication"? No doubt the Authorized Version renders loosely "and filthiness," etc., or rather follows the Received Text, which was probably only Erasmus' guess, as Codex Reuchlini reads τὰ ἀκάθαρτα with almost all witnesses, and so the Complutensian editors and all the critics. (Bible Treasury 14:223)
her fornication^: αὐτῆς A., very many mss., Rec.; τῆς γῆς B.; more than twenty-five mss., Cop., Syr., Ar.e, Slav.4, Hipp., Are., cat. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
her fomication^: B. and more than twenty other MSS., besides several versions, have τῆς γῆς instead of αὐτῆς. (Prospect 1:161)
her fornication^: Most copies, it would seem, read τῆς γῆς, "of the earth;" the Alex. and others give αὐτῆς, "of her." The Sinai MS. has both. (Lect. Intro. to Acts, Cath. Epist. and Rev., p.526) [See also Rev. Exp. P. 192]
fornication: πορείας B. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.47)
fornication: Rec.... πορνείας, the edd.... τῆς. π. αὐτ. (Prospect 1:161)