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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Revelation 10

Verse 1

Verse 1

These images are simply emblems of greatness and majesty.

Verse 2

Verse 2

His right foot, &c.; indicating a gigantic form, the symbol of majesty and power.

Verse 4

Verse 4

To write; that is, to record what they had uttered.

Verse 7

Verse 7

The mystery of God; the designs of God,--thus designated because they are mysteries veiled from the view of men.

Verse 9

Verse 9

Eat it up. A similar image is presented in Ezekiel 3:1-3.

Verse 10

Verse 10

In my mouth sweet, &c.; denoting that the contents of the book, which at first view seemed pleasant or consoling, afterwards awakened feelings of pain and distress. None but conjectural applications of the symbols of this chapter have been made.

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Bibliographical Information
Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Revelation 10". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/revelation-10.html. 1878.