This study will look at the words plague and wrath along with their meaning in both New and Old Testaments.
And I saw another sign (G4592) in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues (G4127); for in them is filled up the wrath(G2372) of God.
1.) Sign-G4592: σημεῖον sēmeîon, say-mi'-on; neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4591; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally:—miracle, sign, token, wonder.
Biblical Outline of usage:
a sign, mark, token
that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and is known
a sign, prodigy, portent, i.e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature
of signs portending remarkable events soon to happen
of miracles and wonders by which God authenticates the men sent by him, or by which men prove that the cause they are pleading is God's
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs G4592 and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
And then shall appear the sign G4592 of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Sign-H226: אוֹת ʼôwth, oth; probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.:—mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.
a distinguishing mark
token, ensign, standard, miracle, proof
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs H226 and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; H226Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
And God said, This is the token H226 of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
Another term for sign is wonders
Wonders-G5059: τέρας téras, ter'-as; of uncertain affinity; a prodigy or omen:—wonder.
a prodigy, portent
miracle: performed by any one
We are told in the last days in Matthew 24:24 that many false prophets will come showing sighns and wonders and we are to Discern these people!!
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders G5059 and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Wonder-H6382: פֶּלֶא peleʼ, peh'-leh; from H6381; a miracle:—marvellous thing, wonder(-ful, -fully).
wonder (extraordinary, hard to understand thing)
wonder (of God's acts of judgment and redemption)
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who islike thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? H6382
Thou art the God that doest wonders: H6382 thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
Shall thy wonders H6382 be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
2.) Plauges-G4127- πληγή plēgḗ, play-gay'; from G4141; a stroke; by implication, a wound; figuratively, a calamity:—plague, stripe, wound(-ed).
Do you think that all the clamity in this world qualifies as a plague? I Think it does and I believe that this is why when Abba Yah, The Lord God Almighty says that nobody will know the day or hour of His Return it is because of the way they are Discerning the times according to their own understandings. Nobody does know the exact time The Lord God will return, but we are Definintly closer than what most believe. All you have to do is look at the news and you will see the public calamity occuring and heavy affiction of people all around the world.
Biblical Outling of Usage
a blow, stripe, a wound
a public calamity, heavy affliction, plague,
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, G4127 shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues G4127 yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
The root word of G4127 is G4141- πλήσσω plḗssō, place'-so; apparently another form of G4111 (through the idea of flattening out); to pound, i.e. (figuratively) to inflict with (calamity):—smite. Compare G5180.
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, G4141 and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
The root word of both G4127 and G4141 is G4111- πλάσσω plássō, plas'-so; a primary verb; to mould, i.e. shape or fabricate:—form.
to form, mould (something from clay, wax, etc.)
used of a potter
The root word of plagues is G4111 meaning potter or to form. Who do you think the potter is? The Lord God Almighty!!! Plauges are designed to make one repent.
Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed G4111 it, Why hast thou made me thus?
How do we know the Lord God is the potter?
H3335 is the same as G4111 but in Hebrew and is found in the following verses:
Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's H3335 clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed H3335 it, He had no understanding?
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; H3335 and we all are the work of thy hand
passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again
glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength)
Let all bitterness, and wrath, G2372 and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And 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 G2372 of her fornication.
Wrath-H2740- חָרוֹן chârôwn, khaw-rone'; or (shortened) חָרֹן chârôn; from H2734; a burning of anger:—sore displeasure, fierce(-ness), fury, (fierce) wrath(-ful).
anger, heat, burning (of anger)
always used of God's anger
Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath H2740 upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce H2740 anger.
We are experiencing The Lord God's anger now. It is not His full anger in The Last Day, but His Anger is upon us Now.
G2380 is the root word of wrath G2372 and means: θύω thýō, thoo'-o; a primary verb; properly, to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), i.e. (by implication) to sacrifice (properly, by fire, but genitive case); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose):—kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.
to sacrifice, immolate
to slay, kill
of the paschal lamb
1 Corinthians 10:20
1 Corinthians 5:7
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed G2380 for us:
H2734 is the root word of wrath H2740 and means- חָרָה chârâh, khaw-raw'; a primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy:—be angry, burn, be displeased, × earnestly, fret self, grieve, be (wax) hot, be incensed, kindle, × very, be wroth. See H8474.
to be hot, furious, burn, become angry, be kindled
(Qal) to burn, kindle (anger)
(Niphal) to be angry with, be incensed
(Hiphil) to burn, kindle
(Hithpael) to heat oneself in vexation
And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; H2734and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled H2734 against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
Now that you know what these words mean, knowledge and wisdom will help you in diserning the times!!