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No man could learn that song; could experience the joy which that song expressed.
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.
Their works; the memory and reward of their works.
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.
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/
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26