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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Revelation 16

Verse 1

out of. App-104 .

Temple. See Matthew 23:16 .

seven angels. See Revelation 15:1 .

Go . . . ways = Go forth. Greek. hupago.

vials. See Revelation 15:7 .

God. App-98 .

upon = into. Greek. eis.

earth. App-129 .

Verse 2

went = went forth. Greek. aperchomai.

upon. Greek. epi , but the texts read eis as Revelation 16:1 .

fell. Literally came or became.

noisome. App-128 .

grievous. App-128 .

sore = ulcer. Greek. helkos. Only here, Revelation 16:11 .Luke 16:21 .

upon. Greek. eis, but the texts read epi ( App-104 .)

men. App-123 .

mark. See Revelation 13:16 .

beast. See Revelation 12:1 .

upon them. Omit.

which worshipped = those worshipping ( App-137 .)

Verse 3

angel. Omit.

dead man . App-139 .

living soul. Literally soul of life. Compare App-13 .

living. App-170 .

soul = creature. App-110 .

in. App-104 .

Verse 5

righteous. App-191 .

O Lord. The texts omit.

and Shalt be. The texts read "Thou Holy One".

judged. App-122 .

Verse 6

have. Omit.

saints. See Acts 9:13 .

prophets. App-189 .

for. The texts omit.

Verse 7

another out of. The texts omit. Supply the ellipsis with "the angel of"; compare angel of the waters, Revelation 16:5 .

LORD = O LORD.

Almighty. App-98 .

true . App-175 . See p. 1511.

judgments . App-177 .

Verse 8

upon. App-104 .

power, &c. = it was given.

unto = to.

with. Greek. en. App-104 .

Verse 9

power. The texts add "the". App-172 .

over. App-104 .

repented. App-111 .

not. App-106 .

glory. See p. 1511.

Verse 10

seat = throne.

was, &c. = became darkened. Compare Revelation 8:12 ; Revelation 9:2 .

for. Greek. ek. App-104 .

Verse 11

And Add "they".

the God of heaven. See Revelation 11:13 .

heaven. See Revelation 3:12 .

because of, of. Greek. ek. App-104 .

and. Add "because of" ( ek, as above).

Verse 12

that = in order that. Greek. hina. kings. Supply " that come ".

of. Greek. apo. App-104 .

the east. Literally the rising of the sun.

Verse 13

Saw: App-133 .

spirits. App-101 .

like = as it were, with texts.

dragon. See Revelation 12:3 .

false prophet. Greek. pseudoprophetes. In Rev. here; Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10 . See Revelation 13:11-17 .

Verse 14

the. Omit.

devils = demons.

miracles. App-176 .

unto. Greek. epi. App-104 .

of the earth and. The texts omit.

world. App-129 .

that = the.

Almighty. Add "the". See Revelation 16:7 .

Verse 15

This verse forms a parenthesis.

come, &c. See 1Th 6:2 .

Blessed. See Revelation 1:3 .

lest = in order that (Greek. hina) not ( App-105 ).

see. App-133 .

shame. The Greek word only here and Romans 1:27 (unseemly).

Verse 16

a = the.

the. Omit.

tongue. Omit.

Armageddon. Greek. harmagedon, as most texts. The word = mount of Megiddo. Therefore in Palestine, not Europe. See Judges 5:19 , &c. In Isaiah 10:28 the Septuagint reads " Maggedo ", for Migron.

Verse 17

into. Greek. eis as in Revelation 16:16 ; but the texts read epi ( App-104 .)

out of. Greek. apo. The texts read ek (as Revelation 16:1 ).

of heaven. The texts omit.

from. App-104 .

Verse 18

were, was. Literally came to be.

voices, &c. The texts read "lightnings, and voices, and thunders". See Revelation 4:5 .

earthquake. Occurs seven times in Rev. See Revelation 6:12 .

and. Read "or".

Verse 19

was divided. Literally became.

great Babylon. Compare Daniel 4:30 .

came, &c. Literally was remembered.

fierceness. Greek. thumos (wrath, in Revelation 16:1 ).

wrath. Greek. orge. Figure of speech Pleonasm. App-6 .

Verse 21

talent. See App-61 .

was = is.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Revelation 16". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/revelation-16.html. 1909-1922.