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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Revelation 11


1:1 place; (b-19) Aorist, lit. 'have taken place,' perhaps 'be accomplished.' signified (c-22) * Lit. 'made known by signs.'

Verse 1

11:1 staff, (d-11) Or 'rod.' temple (e-17) Naos . see ch. 3.12. worship (f-26) See Note h, ch. 3.9.

Verse 6

11:6 power (g-3) power (g-22) As ch. 9.10.

Verse 8

11:8 which (h-13) Hostis , as Matthew 7:24 .

Verse 11

11:11 spirit (a-10) Or 'breath.'

Verse 13

11:13 were (b-31) Ginomai . aorist. It then took place. 'they became;' but this has too much the sense of continuance. 'Were' gives the sense.

Verse 14

11:14 passed; (c-5) See ch. 9.12.

Verse 15

11:15 come, (d-30) Ginomai . aorist. Has now taken place, begun to be.

Verse 16

11:16 sit (e-6) Or 'who sat.' It is characteristic, without reference to time, save as he had seen them (ch. 4.4); 'the sitters on thrones.' I put only 'sit,' because the scene is present, though the actions follow one another. worshipped (f-17) See Note h, ch. 3.9.

Verse 17

11:17 was, (g-14) Note the omission of 'who is to come' here, as bearing on the force of that expression. see ch. 1.4.

Verse 18

11:18 servants (h-30) Or 'bondmen,' as ch. 7.3. destroy (i-49) destroy (i-52) Or 'corrupt.' See 1 Corinthians 3:17 . Here it is to 'destroy utterly.'

Verse 19

11:19 opened, (k-10) Or 'and the temple of God was opened in the heaven.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Revelation 11". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.