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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Revelation 14

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 Mat 13:44 . 1 Corinthians 6:20 .

earth. App-129 .

Verse 4

virgins. The reference is to the pollut i ons 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 Revelation 20:0 .

six hundred. See Revelation 13:18 .

furlongs. See App-51 .

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