Revelation 21:8

Their part shall be (to mero autwn). In contrast to the state of the blessed (verses Psalms 3-7 ) the state of "those who have disfranchised themselves from the Kingdom of God" (Charles) is given. They are with Satan and the two beasts, and are the same with those not in the book of life ( Psalms 20:15 ) in the lake of fire and brimstone ( Psalms 19:20 ; Psalms 20:10 Psalms 20:14 ), that is the second death ( Psalms 2:11 ; Psalms 20:6 Psalms 20:14 ). See also Psalms 14:10 . There are eight epithets here used which apply to various sections of this direful list of the doomed and the damned, all in the dative (case of personal interest). For the fearful (toi deiloi). Old word (from deidw, to fear) for the cowardly, who recanted under persecution, in N.T. only here, Matthew 8:26 ; Mark 4:40 . Unbelieving (apistoi). "Faithless," "untrustworthy," in contrast with Christ "o pisto" ( Mark 1:5 ). Cf. Mark 2:10 Mark 2:13 ; Mark 3:14 ; Mark 17:14 . Disloyalty is close kin to cowardice. Abominable (ebdelugmenoi). Perfect passive participle of bdelussw, old verb, in N.T. only here and Romans 2:22 , common in LXX, to pollute ( Exodus 5:21 ). Those who have become defiled by the impurities of emperor-worship ( Revelation 7:4 ; Revelation 21:27 ; Romans 2:22 ; Titus 1:16 ). Murderers (poneusin). As a matter of course and all too common always ( Mark 7:21 ; Romans 1:29 ; Revelation 9:21 ). Fornicators (pornoi). Again all too common always, then and now ( 1 Corinthians 5:10 ; 1 Timothy 1:9 ). These two crimes often go together. Sorcerers (parmakoi). Old word, in N.T. only here and 1 Timothy 22:15 . Closely connected with idolatry and magic ( 1 Timothy 9:21 ; 1 Timothy 13:13 ). Idolaters (eidwlolatrai). See 1 Corinthians 5:10 ; 1 Corinthians 10:7 ; Ephesians 5:5 ; Revelation 22:15 . With a powerful grip on men's lives then and now. All liars (pasi toi pseudesin). Repeated in Revelation 22:15 and stigmatized often ( Revelation 2:2 ; Revelation 3:9 ; Revelation 14:5 ; Revelation 21:8 Revelation 21:27 ; Revelation 22:15 ). Not a "light" sin.