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Revelation 16:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har-magedon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he gathered them into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armagedon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he gathered them together unto the place that is called, in Hebrew, Har Magedon.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they did bring them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he shall gather them together into a place which in Hebrew is called Armagedon.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee gathered them together into a place, called in the Hebrewe tongue, Armageddon.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they gathered them to a place which is called in Hebrew Armagedon.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they collected them together in a place called, in Hebrew, Armageddon.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he gathered y4863
[4863] Standard
From G4862 and G0071; to lead together, that is, collect or convene; specifically to entertain (hospitably).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
them y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
together 4863
{4863} Prime
From G4862 and G0071; to lead together, that is, collect or convene; specifically to entertain (hospitably).
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
(0846) Complement
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
into 1519
{1519} Prime
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
a place 5117
{5117} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a spot (generally in space, but limited by occupancy; whereas G5561 is a larger but particular locality), that is, location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively condition, opportunity; specifically a scabbard.
called 2564
{2564} Prime
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
in the Hebrew tongue 1447
{1447} Prime
Adverb from G1446; Hebraistically or in the Jewish (Chaldee) language.
Armageddon. 717
{0717} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H2022] and [H4023]; Armageddon (or Har-Megiddon), a symbolical name.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 16:16

_ _ he — rather, “they (the three unclean spirits) gathered them together.” If English Version be retained, “He” will refer to God who gives them over to the delusion of the three unclean spirits; or else the sixth angel (Revelation 16:12).

_ _ ArmageddonHebrew,Har,” a mountain, and “Megiddo” in Manasseh in Galilee, the scene of the overthrow of the Canaanite kings by God’s miraculous interposition under Deborah and Barak; the same as the great plain of Esdraelon. Josiah, too, as the ally of Babylon, was defeated and slain at Megiddo; and the mourning of the Jews at the time just before God shall interpose for them against all the nations confederate against Jerusalem, is compared to the mourning for Josiah at Megiddo. Megiddo comes from a root, gadad, “cut off,” and means slaughter. Compare Joel 3:2, Joel 3:12, Joel 3:14, where “the valley of Jehoshaphat” (meaning in Hebrew, “judgment of God”) is mentioned as the scene of God’s final vengeance on the God-opposing foe. Probably some great plain, antitypical to the valleys of Megiddo and Jehoshaphat, will be the scene.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 16:12-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 16:16

And they gathered them together to Armageddon — Mageddon, or Megiddo, is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament. Armageddon signifies the city or the mountain of Megiddo; to which the valley of Megiddo adjoined. This was a place well known in ancient times for many memorable occurrences; in particular, the slaughter of the kings of Canaan, related, Judges 5:19. Here the narrative breaks off. It is resumed, Revelation 19:19.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Revelation 16:16

(19) And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue (20) Armageddon.

(19) Namely the angel, who according to the commandment of God, was to do sacrifice: nonetheless that those impure spirits do the same wickedly, as servants not to God, but to the beast that has seven heads.

(20) That is, (to say nothing of other expositions) the mountain itself, or mountain places of Megiddon. Now it is certain by the Holy Scripture, that Megiddon is a city and territory in the tribe of Manasseh, bordering on Issachar and Asher, and was made famous by the lamentable overthrow of king Josias; (2 Chronicles 35:22; Zechariah 12:11). In this mountain country God says by figure or type that the kings of the people who serve the beast shall meet together; because the Gentiles did always cast that lamentable overthrow in the teeth of the Church of the Jews, to their great reproach and therefore were persuaded that that place should be most fortunate to them (as they speak) and unfortunate to the godly. But God here pronounces, that that reproach of the Church and confidence of the ungodly, shall by himself be taken away, in the same place where the nations persuaded themselves, they should mightily exult and triumph against God and his Church.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 19:17-21 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; ... And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Judges 4:7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
Joel 3:9-14 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: ... Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision.
Zechariah 14:2-3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. ... Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

the Hebrew:

Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.
John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep [market] a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
John 19:13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called [the place] of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
Acts 26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.


Judges 5:19 The kings came [and] fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
2 Kings 23:29-30 In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him. ... And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.
Zechariah 12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
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Jg 4:7; 5:19. 2K 23:29. Jol 3:9. Zc 12:11; 14:2. Jn 5:2; 19:13, 17. Ac 26:14. Rv 9:11; 17:14; 19:17.

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