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dwelt in Asia heard the word of the leader and commander to the people, Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks, Isa. 1v. 4. Verily, verily, I say unto Acts xix. 10.
thee, We speak that we do know, and See on Rom. i.ver.7.clauses 4—7. testify that we have seen ; and ye reSee on John viii. ver. 58. clause 2. ceive not our witness, John iii. 11. d And unto the angel of the church To this end was I born, and for this in Sardis write; These things saith cause came I into the world, that I he that hath the seven Spirits of God, should bear witness unto the truth. and the seven stars, chap. iii. 1. And Every one that is of the truth heareth there were seven lamps of fire burning my voice, xviii. 37. before the throne, which are the seven b See on 1 Cor. xv. ver. 20. clause 2. Spirits of God, iv. 5. And I beheld, c See on 1 Tim. vi. ver. 15. and lo, in the midst of the throne and See on John xiii. ver. 1. clause 4. of the four beasts, and in the midst of See on Matt. xxvi.ver. 28. the elders, stood a Lamb, as it had been slain, having seven horns and
VER. 6. seven eyes, which are the seven Spi Και εποίησεν ημάς βασιλείς και ιερείς το rits of God sent forth into all the | Θεώ και πατρί αυτού· αυτώ ή δόξα και το earth, ν. 6. For who hath despised | κράτος εις τους αιώνας των αιώνων. Αμήν. the day of small things ? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plum
a And hath made us kings and priests met in the hand of Zerubbabei with unto God band his father ; cto him be those seven ; they are the eyes of the glory and dominion for ever and ever. LORD, which run to and fro through
Amen. the whole earth, Zech. iv. 10. Now a See on 1 Pet. ii. ver. 9. clause 2. there are diversities of gifts, but the b See on Matt. vii. ver. 21. clause 4. same Spirit. And there are differ c See on Rom. xi. ver. 36. clause 2. ences of administrations, but the d See on Matt. vi. ver. 13. clause 3. same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
VER, 7. God which worketh all in all. But 'Ιδού, έρχεται μετά των νεφελών, και the manifestation of the Spirit is όψεται αυτόν πάς οφθαλμός, και οίτινες given to every man to proft withal, | αυτόν εξεκέντησαν· και κόψονται επ' αυτόν 1 Cor. xii. 4-7.
πάσαι αι φυλαι της γης. Ναι, αμήν. VER. 5.
a Behold, he cometh with clouds; and και από Ιησού Χριστού, ο μάρτυς ο πι
every eye shall see him, band they also otòs, o patótoros éx Tūv verpār, nai ö äe- which pierced him: and all kindreds of χων των βασιλέων της γης» τω αγαπήσαντι | the earth shall wait because of him. ημάς, και λούσαντι ημάς από των αμαρ
c Even so, Amen. τιών ημών εν τώ αίματι αυτού, ,
a I saw in the night-visions, and, And from Jesus Christ, a who is the behold, one like the Son of man came faithful witness, and the first-begotten to the Ancient of days, and they
with the clouds of heaven, and came of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. d Unto him that brought him near before him, Dan. loved us, and washed us from our sins vii. 13. See also on Matt. xxiv. ver.
So. clause S. in his own blood,
b And I will pour upon the house a And unto the angel of the church of David, and upon the inhabitants of the Laodiceang write; These things of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and saith the Amen, the faithful and true of supplications: and they shall look witness, the beginning of the creation upon me whom they have pierced, of God, chap. iii. 14. His seed shall and they shall mourn for him, as one endure for ever, and his throne as the mourneth for his only son, and shall sun before me. It shall be established be in bitterness for him, as one that for ever as the moon, and as a faith is in bitterness for his firstborn, Zech. ful witness in heaven. Selah, Psal. xii. 10. Ixxxix. 36, 37. Behold, I have given € Even so, come, Lord Jesus, chap. laim for a witness to the people, a xxii. 20.
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of Jesus Christ. 'Εγώ είμι το Α και το Ω, αρχή και τέλος,
a See on John xvi. ver. 33. clause 2. λέγει ο Κύριος, ο ών και ο ήν και ο ερχόμε
b See on Luke xxi. ver. 19. νος, και παντοκράτωρ.
c And when he had opened the • I am Alpha and Omega, the begin- fifth seal, I saw under the altar the ning and the ending, saith the Lord, souls of them that were slain for the which is, and which was, and which is to word God, and for the testimony come, b the Almighty.
which they held, chap. vi. 9. And a Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, they overcame him by the blood of the first and the last, ver. 11. Fear the Lamb, and by the word of their not; I am the first and the last, 17. testimony; and they loved not their And unto the angel of the church lives unto the death, xii. 11. And in Smyrna write ; These things saith the dragon was wroth with the wothe first and the last, which was dead, man, and went to make war with the and is alive, ii. 8. And he said unto
remnant of her seed, which keep the me, It is done. I am Alpha and commandments of God, and have the Omega, the beginning and the end : testimony of Jesus Christ, 17. And I I will give unto him that is athirst of fell at his feet to worship him. And the fountain of the water of life freely, he said unto me, See thou do it not:I xxi. 6. I am Alpha and Omega, the
am thy fellow-servant, and of thy beginning and the end, the first and brethren that have the testimony of the last, xxii. 13. Who hath wrought Jesus: worship God: for the testiand done it, calling the generations mony of Jesus is the spirit of profrom the beginning? I the Lord, the phecy, xix. 10. first, and with the last;
'Εγενόμην εν Πνεύματι εν τη κυριακή have chosen ; that ye may know and spuéeço nai ñnovoa oslow mou parno nebelieve me, and understand that I am
γάλην ως σάλπιγγος, he: before me there was no God * I was in the Spirit on the Lord's formed, neither shall there be after day, and heard behind me
a great me. I, even I, am the LORD; and voice, as of a trumpet, besides me there is no saviour, xliii.
a I knew a man in Christ above 10, 11. Thus saith the LORD the fourteen years ago, (whether in the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the body, 1 cannot tell; or whether out LORD of hosts ; I am the first, and I of the body, I cannot tell: God knowam the last; and besides me there is eth ;) such an one caught up to the no God, xliv. 6. Hearken unto me, third heaven. And I knew such a O Jacob and Israel, my called ; I am
man (whether in the body, or out of he: I am the first, I also am the last, the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth ;) xlviii. 12.
How that he was caught up into parab For unto us a child is born, unto dise, and beard unspeakable words, us a son is given; and his name shall which it is not lawful for a man to be called - The mighty God, Isa. utter, 2 Cor. xii. 2–4. ix. 6.
After this I looked, and, behold, VER. 9.
a door was opened in heaven: and 'Egào 'Imárms, ó ral àdeapos ipãv, xai the first voice which I heard was as συγκοινωνός εν τη θλίψει και εν τη βασι- it were of a trumpet talking with me; nelę, nal imopový 'inco Xplotov, byevópens which said, Come up hither, and I εν τη νήσω τη καλουμένη Πάτμω, δια τον will shew thee things which must be abzon To Deci, rai dià ride peagruplay hereafter, chap. iv. 1. Ιησού Χριστού.
VER, 11. I John, a who also am your brother, Λεγούσης: 'Εγώ είμι το Α και το Ω, και and companion in tribulation, and in the πρώτος και ο έσχατος και “ο βλέπεις, γράkingdom b and patience of Jesus Christ, | ψον εις βιβλίον, και πέμψον ταϊς εκκλησίαις was in the isle that is called Patmos, for I rais ir 'Acią, tis "Episov, ral tis Epúprar,
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seal eis répyapon, sai eic Ováteiga, rał throne, as the appearance of a sapsiç Lápdsis, rai eis olladéroelav, nai eis phire-stone: and upon the likeness of Λαοδίκειαν.
the throne was the likeness as the apSaying, I am Alpha and Omega, the Ezek. i. 26. I saw in the night vi
pearance of a man above upon it, first and the last : and, 6 What thou seest, write in a book, and send it untosions, and, bebold, one like the son of the seven churches which are in Asia; 1 and came to the Ancient of days, and
man came with the clouds of heaven, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and they brought him near before him, unto Sardis , and unto Philadelphia, and Dan. vii. 13. And, behold, one like
the similitude of the sons of men unto Laodicea.
touched my lips: then I opened my a See on ver. 8. clause 1.
mouth and spake, and said unto him b Write the things which thou hast that stood before me, O my lord, by seen, and the things which are, and the vision my sorrows are turned the things which shall be hereafter, upon me, and I have retained no ver. 19. And he that sat upon the strength, X. 16. But made himself throue said, Behold, I make all things of no reputation, and took upon him
And he said unto me, Write: the form of a servant, and was made for these words are true and faithful, in the likeness of men: and being xxi. 5.
found in fashion as a man, he humVER. 12.
bled himself, and became obedient
unto death, even the death of the Kai étéorpeta Brewery thu Parne tes cross, Phil. ii. 7,8. Forasmuch then ελάλησε μετ' εμού και επιστρέψας είδαν
as the children are partakers of Aesh εστα λυχνίας χρυσάς:
and blood, he also himself likewise And I turned to see the voice that took part of the same; that through spake with me. a And being turned, I death he might destroy him that had saw seven golden candlesticks;
the power of death, that is, the devil; a See ver. 13; 20. ; ii. 1. And thou and deliver them who through fear shalt make the seven lamps thereof; of death were all their life time suband they shall light the lamps thereof, ject to bondage. For verily he took that they may give light over against not on him the nature of angels ; but it, Exod. xxv. 37. And said unto me,
he took on him the seed of Abraham. What seest thou? And I said, I have Wherefore in all things it behoved looked, and behold a candlestick all him to be made like unto his brethren, of gold, with a bowl upon the top of that he might be a merciful and faithit, and his seven lamps thereon, and ful High Priest in things pertaining to seven pipes to the
seven lamps, which God, to make reconciliation for the are upon the top thereof, Zech. iv. 2. sins of the people, Heb. ii. 14-17.
b Then I lifted up mine eyes, and VER. 13.
looked, and behold a certain man Και εν μέσω των επτά λυχνιών όμοιον | clothed in linen, whose loins were inộ áv@pásmov, ivde duuévov modnen, xai ne girded with fine gold of Uphaz. His prefwojéva agès tots uartos sávny xpus body also was like the beryl, and his cov.
face as the appearance of lightning, And in the midst of the seven candle and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his
arms and his feet like in colour to sticks one a like unto the Son of man, polished brass, and the voice of his clothed with a garment down to the words like the voice of a multitude, foot, cand girt about the paps with a
Dan. X.5, 6. golden girdle.
c And the seven angels came out of a And I looked, and behold a white the temple, having the seven plagues, cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like clothed in pure and white linen, and unto the Son of man, having on his having their breasts girded with head a golden crown, and in his hand golden girdles, chap. xv. 6. And a sharp sickle, chap. xiv. 14. And they shall make the ephod of gold, of above the firmament that was over blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and their heads was the likeness of a fine twined linen, with cunning work.
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It shall have the two shoulder-pieces and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his thereof joined at the two edges there arms and his feet like in colour to of; and so it shall be joined together. polished brass, and the voice of his And the curious girdle of the ephod, words, like the voice of a multitude, which is upon it, shall be of the same, Dan. X. 6. according to the work thereof; even of b And I heard a voice from heaven, gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, as the voice of many waters, and as and fine twined linen, Exod. xxviii. the voice of a great thunder : and I 6–8. And Moses brought Aaron heard the voice of harpers harping and his sons, and washed them with with their harps, chap. xiv. 2. And water. And he put upon him the I heard as it were the voice of a great coat, and girded him with the girdle, multitude, and as the voice of many and clothed him with the robe, and waters, and as the voice of mighty put the ephod upon him, and he gird- thunderings, xix. 6. And, behold, ed him with the curious girdle of the the glory of the God of Israel came ephod, and bound it unto him there from the way of the east; and his with, Lev. viii. 6,7. And righteousness voice was like a noise of many waters: shall be the girdle of his loins, and and the earth shined with his glory, faithfulness the girdle of his reins, Ezek. xliii. 2. Isa, xi. 5.
VER. 16. VER. 14. “Η δε κεφαλή αυτού και αι τρίχες λευκαι
Και έχων εν τη δεξια αυτού χειρί αστέώσει έριον λευκών, ώς χιών και οι οφθαλμοί | ρας επτά και εκ του στόματος αυτού αυτού ως φλόξ πυρός
ρομφαία δίστομος οξεία εκπορευομένη και
ή όψις αυτού ως ο ήλιος φαίνει έν τη δυνάa His head and his hairs were white
αυτού. . like wool, as white as snow; band his eyes were as a flame of fire;
a And he had in his right hand seven
stars: band out of his mouth went a a See on Matt. xvii. ver. 2.
sharp two-edged sword: Cand his coun. b And unto the angel of the church tenance was as the sun shineth in his in Thyatira write ; These things saith strength. the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet a The mystery of the seven stars are like fine brass; his eyes were as a
which thou sawest in my right hand, flame of fire, and on his head were and the seven golden candlesticks. many crowns; and he had a name The seven stars are the angels of the written, that no man knew but he him- seven churches : and the seven canself, xix. 12.
dlesticks which thou sawest, are the
seven churches, ver. 20. See also VER. 15.
chap. ii. 1. ; iii. 1. Και οι πόδες αυτού όμοιοι χαλκολιβάνω,
b Repent; or else I will come unto ως εν καμίνω πεπυρωμένοι και η φωνή αυ
thee quickly, and will fight against του ως φωνή υδάτων πολλών. .
them with the sword of my mouth,
chap. ii. 16. And out of his mouth a And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; bund his goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he voice as the sound of many waters.
shall rule them with a rod of iron; a And their feet were straight feet; and he treadeth the wine-press of the and the sole of their feet was like the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God, sole of a calf's foot; and they sparkled xix. 15. And the remnant were slain like the colour of burnished brass, with the sword of him that sat upon Ezek. i. 7. And he brought me thi- the horse, which sword proceeded out ther, and, behold, there was a man, of his mouth : and all the fowls were whose appearance was like the ap- filled with their flesb, 21. But with pearance of brass, with a line of tax righteousness shall he judge the poor, in his hand, and a measuring-reed; and reprove with equity for the meek and he stood in the gate, xl. 3. His of the earth: and he shall smite the body also was like the beryl, and his earth with the rod of his mouth, and face as the appearance of ightning, I with the breath of his lips shall he
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slay the wicked, Isa. xi. 4. And he set me upon my knees and upon the hath made my mouth like a sharp palms of my hands, Dan. 1. 8–10. sword; in the shadow of his hand And when he had spoken such words hath he hid me, and made me a po- unto me, I set my face toward the lished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid ground, and I became dumb. And, me, xlix. 2. For the word of God is behold, one like the similitude of the quick, and powerful, and sharper than sons of men touched my lips : then I any two-edged sword, piercing even opened my mouth, and spake, and to the dividing asunder of soul and said unto him that stood before me, spirit, and of the joints and marrow, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows and is a discerner of the thoughts are turned upon me, and I have reand intents of the heart, Heb. iv. 12. tained no strength. For how can the
cAnd I saw another mighty angel servant of this my lord talk with this come down from heaven, clothed with my lord ? for as for me, straightway a cloud; and a rainbow was upon his there remained no strength in me, head, and his face was as it were the neither is there breath left in me. sun, and his feet as pillars of fire, Then there came again and touched chap. X. 1. At mid-day, 0 king, I me one like the appearance of a man, saw in the way a light from heaven, and he strengthened me, 15—18. above the brightness of the sun, shin-While he yet spake, behold, a bright ing round about me and them which cloud overshadowed them: and bejourneyed with me, Acts xxvi. 13. hold a voice out of the cloud, which VER. 17.
said, This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased ; hear ye Και ότε είδον αυτόν, έπεσα προς τους him. And when the disciples heard módas airo ás vexpóço rai éréonxe todo de- it, they fell on their face, and were ξιάν αυτού χείρα επ' εμέ, λέγων μοι· Μή
sore afraid. And Jesus came and φοβού· εγώ είμαι ο πρώτος και ο έσχατος:
touched them, and said, Arise, and And when I saw him, I fell at his be not afraid, Matt. xvii. 5—7. feet as dead. And he laid his right
b See on ver. 8. clause 1. hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; b I am the first and the last :
VER. 18. * As the appearance of the bow
Και ο ζών, και εγενόμην νεκρός, και εδώ that is in the cloud in the day of rain, fãr siper eis Toùs alāvas tão alávar åpár
. 60 was the appearance of the bright. Και έχω τας κλεϊς του άδου και του θανάness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory * I am he that liveth, band was dead; of the Lord. And when I saw it, I cand, behold, I am alive for evermore, fell upon my face, and I heard a Amen; d and have the keys of hell and voice of one that spake, Ezek. i. 28. of death. So he came near where I stood ; and A See on John v. ver. 26. clause 2. when he came, I was afraid, and fell b See on Rom. xiv. ver. 9. clause 1. upon my face : but he said unto me, c See on Rom. vi. ver. 9. Understand, O son of man; for at the See on Matt. xvi. ver. 19. clause 2. time of the end shall be the vision.
VER. 19. Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face to
Γράψον & είδες, και ά εισι, και και μέλλει ward the ground: but he touched me, γίνεσθαι μετά ταύτα and set me upright, Dan. viii. 17, 18. a Write the things which thou hast Therefore I was left alone, and saw seen, and the things which are, and the this great vision, and there remained things which shall be hereafter; no strength in me: for my comeliness
a See on ver. 11. clause 2. was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. Yet heard I
VER. 20. the voice of his words: and when I Το μυστήριον των επτά αστέρων ών είδες heard the voice of his words, then imi oñs degião mov, xai Tas ittà Audrias was I in a deep sleep on my face, and | τας χρυσάς. Οι επτά αστέρες, άγγελοι των my face toward the ground. And, | επτά εκκλησιών είσι και αι επτά λυχία. behold, an hand touched me, which aç aldes, TTà luna noia, diri.