Revelation 16:4 DBY

4 And the third poured out his bowl on the rivers, and [on] the fountains of waters; and they became blood.

References for Revelation 16:4

    • e 16:4 - Or 'there was blood.' Ginomai: see John 1.17. Strictly 'and there was,' or 'came to be,' 'blood.' But I apprehend 'it' (ver. 3) and 'they' (ver. 4) are the sense, in spite of accuracy of grammar: blood took place as a consequence in what is spoken of. The sense is more striking as it stands in Greek considered as a vision. What he saw took that character.

      Study tools for Revelation 16:4

      • a 16:1 - Eis. As 'on,' ch. 8.5.
      • b 16:2 - Epi, refers to actual place.
      • c 16:2 - Or 'did homage to:' see ch. 3.9.
      • d 16:3 - Lit. 'every soul of life:' a Hebraism.
      • e 16:4 - Or 'there was blood.' Ginomai: see John 1.17. Strictly 'and there was,' or 'came to be,' 'blood.' But I apprehend 'it' (ver. 3) and 'they' (ver. 4) are the sense, in spite of accuracy of grammar: blood took place as a consequence in what is spoken of. The sense is more striking as it stands in Greek considered as a vision. What he saw took that character.
      • f 16:5 - Hosios: see Note b, ch. 15.4.
      • g 16:17 - Many authorities omit the words 'of the heaven.'
      • h 16:17 - Or 'it is over, past.' Ginomai: perfect tense.
      • i 16:19 - Lit. 'began to be.' Ginomai: aorists.