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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Revelation 14

 

 

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Introduction
1The Lamb standing on mount Sion with his company.
6An angel preaches the gospel.
8The fall of Babylon.
15The harvest of the world.
20The winepress of the wrath of God.

Verse 1
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
I looked
14; 4:1; 6:8; 15:5; Jeremiah 1:11; Ezekiel 1:4; 2:9; 8:7; 10:1,9; 44:4; Daniel 12:5; Amos 8:2; Zechariah 4:2
a Lamb
5:5-9,12,13; 7:9-17
mount
Psalms 2:6; 132:13,14; Isaiah 49:14; Joel 2:32; Micah 4:7; Romans 9:33; Hebrews 12:22-24
an
7:4-8
having
3:12; 7:3; 13:16,17; Luke 12:8

Verse 2
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
a voice
10:4; 11:12,15; 19:1-7
of many
1:15; 19:6; Psalms 93:4; Isaiah 17:13; Ezekiel 43:2
of a
1:10; 8:7-13; 9:1; 10:3,4; 11:15; Exodus 19:16; 20:18; Zechariah 9:14
harpers
5:8; 15:2; 18:22; 2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Chronicles 25:1-7; Psalms 33:2; 43:4; 57:8; 92:3; Psalms 98:5; 147:7; 149:3; 150:3-6

Verse 3
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
a
5:9; 15:3; Psalms 33:3; 40:3; 96:1; 98:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isaiah 42:10
throne
4:2-11
no
1; 2:17; Psalms 25:14; Matthew 11:25-27; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:14
redeemed
5:9

Verse 4
These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
for
Psalms 45:14; Song of Solomon 1:3; 6:8; Matthew 25:1; 1 Corinthians 7:25,26,28; 2 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Timothy 4:3
which follow
3:4; 7:15-17; 17:14; Matthew 8:19; Luke 9:57-62; John 8:12; 10:27; 12:26; John 13:37
These were
5:9
redeemed
Gr. bought.
Psalms 74:2; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Peter 2:9; *marg:
the first fruits
Jeremiah 2:3; Amos 6:1; *marg: ; 1 Corinthians 16:15; James 1:18

Verse 5
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
in
Psalms 32:2; 34:13; 55:11; Proverbs 8:8; Isaiah 53:9; Zephaniah 3:13; Matthew 12:34; John 1:47; 1 Peter 3:10
without
Song of Solomon 4:7; Daniel 6:4; Hosea 10:2; Luke 23:4; Ephesians 5:27; Colossians 1:22; Jude 1:24

Verse 6
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
another
8:13; Isaiah 6:2,6,7; Ezekiel 1:14; Daniel 9:21
in
Genesis 1:6
everlasting
2 Samuel 23:5; Psalms 119:142; 139:24; 145:13; Isaiah 40:8; 45:17; 51:6,8; Ephesians 3:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; Titus 1:1-3; Hebrews 13:20
preach
Matthew 10:27; Mark 16:15; Romans 16:25; Colossians 1:23
every
10:11; 13:7; Daniel 4:1; 6:25,26; Ephesians 3:9

Verse 7
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
with
Isaiah 40:3,6,9; 44:23; 52:7,8; 58:1; Hosea 8:1
Fear
11:18; 15:4; 19:5; Genesis 22:12; Psalms 36:1; 89:7; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14
give
4:9; 16:9; Joshua 7:19; 1 Samuel 6:5; Isaiah 42:12; Malachi 2:2; Luke 17:18
hour
11:18; 15:4; 18:10,17,19; Ezekiel 7:2,6; Daniel 8:19; Matthew 25:13; John 5:25-29; 1 Peter 4:7
worship
4:11; Exodus 20:11; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 33:6; 95:5; 124:8; 146:5,6; Proverbs 8:22-31; Jeremiah 10:10; Acts 14:15; 17:23-25

Verse 8
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Babylon
16:19; 17:5,18; 18:2,3,10,11,18-21; Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 51:7,8,64
because
11:8; 17:2-5; 18:3,10,18,21; 19:2; Jeremiah 51:7; Ezekiel 16:15-22; Nahum 3:19
wrath
13:15-17; 17:6

Verse 9
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
the third
6-8; Jeremiah 44:4
If
11; 13:3-6,11-17

Verse 10
The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
drink
16:19; 18:3; Job 21:20; Psalms 11:6; 60:3; 75:8; Isaiah 29:9; 51:17,21,22; Jeremiah 25:15-17,27; 51:57
into
18:6; Psalms 73:10; Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 49:12; Lamentations 4:21; Habakkuk 2:16; Matthew 20:22; Matthew 26:39
be
9:17,18; 19:20; 20:10; 21:8; Genesis 19:24; Deuteronomy 29:23; Job 18:15; Psalms 11:6; Isaiah 30:33; 34:9; Matthew 25:41; Jude 1:7
in the
Psalms 37:34; 52:6; 91:8; Ezekiel 20:48; Matthew 13:41,42,49,50; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9

Verse 11
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
smoke
18:18; 19:3; Genesis 19:28; Isaiah 33:14; 34:10; Joel 2:30; Luke 16:23
for
4:9,10; 5:13,14; 7:12; 11:15; 20:10; 22:5; Exodus 15:18; Psalms 10:16; 145:1; Matthew 25:41,46; Hebrews 1:8
no
Deuteronomy 28:65; Isaiah 57:20; Matthew 11:28; Mark 9:43-49; Luke 16:24

Verse 12
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
is
13:10
here are
12:17
the faith
3:8,10; 2 Timothy 4:7

Verse 13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
a voice
11:15,19; 16:17; Matthew 3:17
Write
1:11; 2:1; 10:4; 19:9; 21:5
Blessed
20:6; Ecclesiastes 4:1,2; Isaiah 57:1,2; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21-23
die
Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 15:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:14,16; 5:10
from henceforth: Yea saith the Spirit
or, from henceforth saith the Spirit, Yea. rest.
6:11; 7:14-17; Job 3:17-19; Isaiah 35:10; 57:2; Luke 16:25; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7; Hebrews 4:9-11
and their
Psalms 19:11; 85:13; Matthew 25:35-40; Luke 16:9; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 6:7,8; Philippians 2:17; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; Hebrews 6:10,11

Verse 14
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
behold
15,16; 1:7; 10:1; 20:11; Psalms 97:2; Isaiah 19:1; Matthew 17:5; Luke 21:27
like
1:13; Ezekiel 1:26; Daniel 7:13
a golden
6:2; 11:17; 19:12; Psalms 21:3; Hebrews 2:9
a sharp
15-17; Joel 3:12,13; Matthew 13:30; Mark 4:29

Verse 15
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
came
16:17
crying
6:10; Isaiah 62:1,6,7
Thrust
14
harvest
13:12; Jeremiah 51:33; Joel 3:13; Matthew 13:30,39
ripe
or, dried.
18; Genesis 15:6; Zechariah 5:6-11; Matthew 23:32; 1 Thessalonians 2:16

Verse 16
And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
he
14; Matthew 16:27; John 5:22,23
thrust
19; 16:1-21

Verse 17
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
came
14,15,18; 15:5,6; 16:1

Verse 18
And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
came
6:9,10
which
16:8
and cried
15,16
Thrust
Joel 3:13

Verse 19
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
and cast
19:15-21; Deuteronomy 32:32,33

Verse 20
And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
the winepress
Isaiah 63:1-3; Lamentations 1:15
without
11:8; Hebrews 13:11,12
and blood
19:14-21; Isaiah 34:5-7; 66:24; Ezekiel 39:17-21

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 14:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-14.html.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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