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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Revelation 14

 

 

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Verse 1

looked = saw. App-133.

a = the, as all the texts.

stood = standing.

mount Sion. Compare Hebrews 12:22.

hundred, &c. See Revelation 7:3-8.

His . . . name. The texts read "His name and His Father"s name". in = upon. App-104.


Verse 2

many waters. See Revelation 1:16; Revelation 19:6.

a. Omit.

I heard, &c. The texts read "the voice which I heard (was that) of harpers", &c.

harpers, &c. Accompanying the voice.


Verse 3

sung = sing.

new song. See Revelation 5:9.

new. See Matthew 9:17.

that song = the song. Only instance where the words of the song are not given. A new song, by a new company, with a new theme.

but. Literally if (App-118) not (App-105).

were = had been.

redeemed = purchased. Rendered "buy" in Revelation 13:17, &c. See Matthew 13:44. 1 Corinthians 6:20.

earth. App-129.


Verse 4

virgins. The reference is to the pollutions connected with the great religious system under antichrist in the coming days.

from among. App-104.

men. App-123.

being. Read "to be".

firstfruits. See Romans 8:23.

unto = to.


Verse 5

was . . . guile = was not found (the) lie, as the texts.

without fault. See Ephesians 1:4.

before . . . God. The texts omit.


Verse 6

saw. As "looked", Revelation 14:1.

another. App-124.

fly = flying.

the. Omit.

midst of heaven. See Revelation 8:13.

the = an.

gospel. Greek. euangelion. Only here in Rev. Compare App-121 and App-140.

preach. App-121.

to. The texts read epi (App-104.)


Verse 7

loud = great.

glory. See p. 1511.

the hour, &c. Compare Isaiah 61:2 and the point where our Lord stopped in His reading (Luke 4:19).

judgment. App-177. Here; Revelation 16:7; Revelation 18:10; Revelation 19:2.

worship. App-137.

the. Omit.


Verse 8

there, &c. Read "another (Revelation 14:6), a second angel, followed".

Babylon . . . city = Fallen, fallen (is) Babylon the great. Compare Revelation 18:2 and Isaiah 21:9.

city. The texts omit.

because she. The texts read "which".


Verse 9

the third, &c. Read "another (Revelation 14:6), a third".


Verse 10

The same, &c. = He also (emph.) shall drink.

the . . . God = God"s (App-98.) fury.

without mixture = undiluted.

into. Greek. en. App-104.

tormented. See Revelation 9:5.

brimstone. Gr, theion. See Revelation 9:17.

holy. Greek. hagios. See Acts 9:13.


Verse 11

smoke . . . torment. Compare Isaiah 34:10.

torment. See Revelation 9:5.

for . . . ever = unto ages of ages. Greek. eis (App-104.) aionas aionon. No art, only occurs in this form. Compare App-151. a and App-129.

whosoever = if (App-118. a) any one (App-123.) Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus). App-6.


Verse 12

saints. Same as "holy", Revelation 14:10. See Revelation 11:18.

here are. Omit.

commandments. Greek. entole. In Rev. only here; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 22:14.

the faith, &c. i.e. the faith (App-150.) which Jesus gives. Genitive of Relation (Subjective or Objective). App-17.

Jesus. App-98. The first of five occ, in Rev. of the name without the title "Lord" or "Christ".


Verse 13

unto me. Omit.

Blessed. See Revelation 1:3.

the dead. App-139.

henceforth. Observe the period referred to.

Spirit. App-101.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

rest. Compare Revelation 6:11.

labours = toilsome labours. See Revelation 2:2.

and. The texts read "for".

works = rewards. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause). App-6.

follow. Add "with" (App-104.)


Verse 14

looked = saw, as Revelation 14:1.

upon. App-104.

sat = sitting.

unto = to.

Son of Man. Last occ of this title. See Matthew 8:20 and App-98. See Psalms 8:4. Ezekiel 2:1. Daniel 7:13.

crown. See Revelation 2:10 and App-197.


Verse 15

out of. App-104.

Temple. Greek. naos. See Revelation 3:12 and Matthew 23:16.

Him That sat. literally The One sitting.

Thrust in. App-174.

time = hour.

for Thee. Omit.

ripe. Literally dried up.


Verse 16

thrust in = cast. Greek. ballo. Not the word in Revelation 14:15.


Verse 18

out from. App-104.

altar. See Revelation 6:9.

which had = the (one) having.

power. App-172.

fire = the fire. i.e. the altar fire.

cried = he called. Greek. phoneo. Only occurance in Rev.

vine. The vine is the vine of the earth (Deuteronomy 32:32, Deuteronomy 32:33). Compare Isaiah 34:1-8. Joel 3:12-15. Zephaniah 3:8. See Revelation 19:15 and compare Isaiah 63:1-4.

are fully ripe. Greek. akmazo. Only here.


Verse 19

cast. As "thrust", Revelation 14:16.


Verse 20

by the space of = as far as. Greek. apo. App-104.

thousand. Greek. chilioi. As Revelation 11:3; Revelation 12:6, and in Rev 20.

six hundred. See Revelation 13:18.

furlongs. See App-51.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Revelation 14:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/revelation-14.html. 1909-1922.

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