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saw. App-133 .
in = upon. Greek. epi . App-101 .
sat. See Revelation 4:2 .
book. See Revelation 1:11 .
backside = back. Like a papyrus sheet.
sealed = having been sealed up. Greek. katasphragizo, intensive of sphragizo, to affix a seal. Only here. Occ Job 9:7 ; Job 37:7 (Septuagint)
seven. See App-10 and App-197 .
strong = mighty. Greek. ischuros. Compare App-172 .
proclaiming. App-121 .
loud = great.
worthy. See App-197 .
loose. See Revelation 5:5 ; Revelation 9:14 , Revelation 9:15 ; Revelation 20:3 , Revelation 20:7 .
no man = no one. Greek. oudeis.
heaven = the heaven. See Revelation 3:12 .
nor, neither. Greek. oude.
earth. App-129 .
under. Greek. hupokato. Occurs nine times (four in Rev.)
neither. Greek. oute.
look. App-133 .:5.
wept = was weeping.
and to read. Texts omit.
elders. See Revelation 4:4 .
unto = to.
behold. App-133 .:2.
Lion. See Genesis 49:8-10 .
of = which is of ( App-104 .)
tribe. Greek. phule . Same as "kindred", Revelation 5:9 .
prevailed. i.e. at Calvary. Same word as "overcome" in Rev 2 and Revelation 3:0 .
to loose. The texts omit.
beheld. Same word as "saw", verses: Revelation 1:2 .
and lo. Omit.
beasts. The zoa of Revelation 4:6 .
stood . . . Lamb = a Lamb standing.
Lamb = little Lamb. Greek. arnion. See John 21:15 and App-197 .
it had = having.
horns. A symbol indicating His power. Compare 2 Samuel 22:3 ; &c.
Spirits. See Revelation 1:4 .
God. App-98 .
sent forth. App-174 .
took = hath taken.
the book. The texts read "it".
out of. App-104 .
upon. App-104 .
had taken = took.
every . . . them = each one.
harps. The texts read "a harp". Greek. kithara.
vials = bowls. Greek. phiale. Word characteristic of Rev. Occurs twelve times ( App-10 ).
odours = incense. Greek. thumiama.
are. i.e. symbolize.
prayers. App-134 .
saints = the saints. Greek. hagios. See Acts 9:13 .
new song. See Revelation 14:3 .
new. See Matthew 9:17 .
hast redeemed = didst purchase.
redeemed. Greek. agorazo. Always "buy", except here and Revelation 14:3 , Revelation 14:4 (redeem).
us. Most texts omit "us", and find object in Revelation 5:10 , "them".
by. Greek. en . App-104 .
kindred = tribe, Revelation 5:5 .
hast made = madest.
us. See Revelation 5:9 .
unto = to, or for.
kings = a kingdom, with all the texts.
priests. i.e. a priestly kingdom. See Revelation 1:6 and Hebrews 12:28 .
we. All texts read "they".
ten . . . thousand = myriads of myriads. Hebraism for countless numbers. See Daniel 7:10 .
loud = great.
power = the power. App-172 .
and. The repeated "ands" in verses: Revelation 5:12 , Revelation 5:13 form a remarkable Polysyndeton ( App-6 ). In Revelation 5:12 the sevenfold ( App-10 ) ascription is noticed. Compare Revelation 4:11 .
strength. App-172 .
glory. See p. 1511.
creature = created thing. Greek. ktisma. Only here; Revelation 8:9 . 1 Timothy 4:4 .James 1:18 .
such as are. Omit.
in. The texts read "on"
Blessing, &c. The fourfold ( App-10 ) ascription by the whole creation. Prefix the def. art. to each tem.
power. App-172 .
for . . . ever. As Revelation 1:6 .
four and twenty. The texts omit.
worshipped. See Revelation 3:9 .
Him . . . ever. The texts omit.
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