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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Revelation 16

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

Verse 1

16:1 upon (f-28) Eis . As 'on,' ch. 8.5.

Verse 2

16:2 upon (g-21) Epi , refers to actual place. worshipped (h-34) Or 'did homage to.' see ch. 3.9.

Verse 3

16:3 became (i-13) Or 'there was blood.' Ginomai . see John 1:17 . Strictly 'and there was,' or 'came to be,' 'blood.' But I apprehend 'it' (ver. 3) and 'they' (ver. 4) are the sense, in spite of accuracy of grammar. blood took place as a consequence in what is spoken of. The sense is more striking as it stands in Greek considered as a vision. What he saw took that character. soul (k-23) Lit. 'every soul of life.' a Hebraism.

Verse 4

16:4 became (i-19) Or 'there was blood.' Ginomai . see John 1:17 . Strictly 'and there was,' or 'came to be,' 'blood.' But I apprehend 'it' (ver. 3) and 'they' (ver. 4) are the sense, in spite of accuracy of grammar: blood took place as a consequence in what is spoken of. The sense is more striking as it stands in Greek considered as a vision. What he saw took that character.

Verse 5

16:5 one, (l-19) Hosios . see Note b, ch. 15.4.

Verse 17

16:17 heaven, (a-23) Many authorities omit the words 'of the heaven.' done. (b-30) Or 'it is over, past.' Ginomai . perfect tense.

Verse 18

16:18 were (c-3) was (c-11) Lit. 'began to be.' Ginomai . aorists.

Verse 19

16:19 was (c-5) Lit. 'began to be.' Ginomai : aorists.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Revelation 16". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/revelation-16.html. 1857-67.