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"As for the
in My right
, and the
are the angels
, and the seven
are the seven
"As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels (
divine messengers) of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Amplified 2015 Translator's Notes:
Literal renderings, alternate translations or explanations.
The Greek word for "messenger" is
When the word is referring to a heavenly being, it is usually not translated, but rather transliterated as "angel"; that is, the Greek letters are converted to their English equivalents, based on the sound of the Greek word. When the word is referring to a human, it is instead translated as "messenger" or the equivalent. So whether "angel" or "messenger" is used depends on the context.
NASB Cross References:
¶ For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
"Then you shall make its lamps seven
and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.
¶ John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
Hebrew-Aramaic & Greek Dictionary:
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; a prim. word;
a messenger, angel:--
angel(86), angel's(2), angelic(1), angels(80), messenger(4), messengers(3).
; from a prim. root
; perh. a prim. word;
the right hand
right(22), right hand(31), right-hand(1).
2564; an assembly, a
assembly(3), church(74), churches(35), congregation(2).
; a prim. word;
3088; a lampstand:--
3453; a mystery
; a prim. vb.;
to see, perceive, attend to:--
appear(2), appeared(21), appearing(1), behold(3), beware(1), certainly seen(1), do(2), look(5), look after(1), looked(12), perceive(3), recognizing(1), saw(180), see(129), seeing(20), seen(63), seen...see(1), sees(2), suffer(1), undergo(3), underwent(1), watch(2), witnessed(1).
; a prim. pron.; usually rel.
who, which, that,
another*(8), any(1), because*(7), deeds*(1), just(1), just*(1), once*(1), one(11), one*(6), other(2), others*(2), same(2), since*(3), so(1), some(7), some*(8), someone(1), such(1), there(1), these(6), these things(3), thing(1), things(4), third(1), this(22), this is what(1), those whom(1), until*(1), what(101), what*(2), whatever(5), whatever*(28), when(9), when*(3), where(1), where*(2), which(404), while*(3), who(158), whoever(4), whoever*(51), whom(218), whomever*(6), whose(38), why*(3).
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