General Writing and Grammar Help/Non-restrictive modifier



I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me if these are non-restrictive modifiers?

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Is - with the voice of the archangel - a non-restrictive modifier

Is - and with the trump of God - a non-restrictive modifier

and IF they are, do these two modifiers describe the Lord?

A non-restrictive modifier adds information that is not essential to our understanding of the sentence; if we remove it from the sentence, the basic meaning of the sentence does not change.

A restrictive modifier identifies, or limits the reference of, the noun it modifies.

Example of a non-restrictive modifier:
The statue of his mother by Joseph Smith, dated 1894, sold for over a million dollars.

The date of Joseph Smith's statue can be removed from the sentence without altering its meaning:

The statue of his mother by Joseph Smith sold for over a million dollars.

However, I must mention that any quote from the Bible does not adhere to our rules today as it was translated many times from original Arabic to English centuries ago............

And to answer:

"with the voice of an archangel" is not reference to the Lord. An archangel is not God or Jesus.

"and with the trump (? what is that?) of God" is referring to God, obviously.

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