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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Revelation 14

Verse 3

Verse 3

No man could learn that song; could experience the joy which that song expressed.

Verse 4

Verse 4

Not defiled with women; with idolatry, a sin often characterized in the Scriptures by the metaphor here employed.--Virgins; pure in their fidelity to the worship of Jehovah.

Verse 13

Verse 13

Their works; the memory and reward of their works.

Verse 16

Verse 16

And the earth was reaped. This reaping by the Lamb represents, perhaps, the gathering of the good, as the second reaping (Revelation 14:17-19) plainly denotes the general summoning of the wicked to judgment and retribution.

Verse 20

Verse 20

Unto the horse-bridles; that is, in depth. The bridle of the horse dipping into the surface of water through which the rider is passing, indicates to him the depth of the flood.--A thousand and six hundred furlongs; over a vast extent of ground. These expressions are designed to indicate the greatness and the extent of the destruction with which the enemies of God will finally be overwhelmed.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Revelation 14". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/revelation-14.html. 1878.