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Revelation 14:7

and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters."

Adam Clarke Commentary

Fear God, and give glory to him - This is the general language of the sacred writings. Worship the true God, the creator and governor of all things; and give him glory, for to him alone, not to idols or men, all glory and honor belong.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/revelation-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Saying with a loud voice - As if all the nations were summoned to hear.

Fear God - That is, reverence, honor, obey God. Render homage not to the beast, to his image, or to any idol, but to the only true God. This is the substance of the gospel - its end and design - to turn people from all forms of idol worship and superstition, to the worship of the only true God.

And give glory to him - To give glory to him is to acknowledge him as the only true God; to set up his pure worship in the heart; and to praise him as the great Ruler of heaven and earth.

For the hour of his judgment is come - His judgment on the beast and on those who worship him. The imagery here is substantially the same as in Daniel 7:9-10, Daniel 7:14, Daniel 7:26-27; and there can be no doubt that there is reference to the same subject. See the notes on those verses. The main idea is, that when God shall be about to cause his gospel to spread through the world, there will be, as it were, a solemn judgment on that anti-Christian power which had so long resisted his truth and persecuted his saints, and that on the fall of that power his own kingdom will be set up on the earth; that is, in the language of Daniel, “the kingdom, and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High.”

And worship him that made heaven, and earth, … - The true God, the Creator of all things. As already remarked, this is the ultimate design of the gospel, and, when this is accomplished, the great end for which it was revealed will be reached.

The design of this portion of the chapter Revelation 14:6-7, also, was to comfort those to whom the book was addressed, and in the same way to comfort the church in all the persecution and opposition which the truth would encounter. The ground of consolation then was, that a time was predicted when the “everlasting gospel” would be made to fly speedily through the earth, and when it would be announced that a final judgment had come upon the anti-Christian power which had prevented its being before diffused over the face of the world. The same ground of encouragement and consolation exists now, and the more so as we see the day approaching; and in all times of despondency we should allow our hearts to be cheered as we see that great anti-Christian power waning, and as we see evidence that the way is thus preparing for the rapid and universal diffusion of the pure gospel of Christ.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/revelation-14.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

and he saith with a great voice, Fear God, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made the heavens and the earth and sea and fountains of waters.

And the hour of his judgment is come ... This is the one and only judgment day of the New Testament. "Again, we have the fourfold nation, tribe, tongue and people, indicating universality"[42] of this judgment.

ENDNOTE:

[42] A. Plummer, The Pulpit Commentary, Vol. 22, Revelation (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1950), p. 348.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/revelation-14.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Saying with a loud voice,.... These ministers shall lift up their voice like a trumpet, and cry aloud, and deliver out the Gospel fully and faithfully, with great authority and power, and with much vehemence, zeal, and fervency:

fear God; or "the Lord", as some copies, the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions, read: not the antichristian beast and his followers, as men formerly had done; but God the Lord, and him not with a servile fear, or a fear of punishment, of wrath, hell, and damnation; nor with a distrust of his grace, love, power, and providence, much less with an hypocritical fear; but with a godly fear, which has the goodness of God for its object, and springs from a sense of the love of God, and is a reverential affection for him, and is attended with faith and spiritual joy, and includes all worship of him, both internal and external; hence the Syriac version renders it, "serve God": and this shows that the duties of religion are to be inculcated by Gospel ministers; and that they will be urged by them when the everlasting Gospel is preached in its greatest purity:

and give glory to him; and not to graven images, which he will not allow; and glory is to be given to him, on account of the perfections of his nature, and, the works of his hands; and is given when men ascribe greatness to him, praise his works of creation, and acquiesce in those of Providence, acknowledging the power, goodness, and wisdom of God in all; and when they give thanks for all his mercies, temporal and spiritual, and especially for Jesus Christ; and when they exercise faith on him as their God in Christ, and ascribe their salvation to him and to the Lamb, and not to the works of their hands; and when they attend his worship, and the duties of religion, and so glorify him with their bodies and spirits, which are his:

for the hour of his judgement is come; not of the great and last judgment, but of the government of the Lord Christ, committed to him by God the Father; in which sense the word is used in John 5:22 for now will the time be come, when the kingdoms of this world will be his; and he will take to himself his great power, and reign, in a spiritual manner, in the world; and now also will be his time of judging the dead, or of avenging his people, whose blood has been shed for him, and of his judging the great whore, or of inflicting his judgments upon antichrist and his followers; all which will be under the sounding of the seventh trumpet, to which this vision is contemporary; see Revelation 11:15

and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters; God, the Creator of all things; and not the beasts, nor idols, the works of men's hands.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/revelation-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

6 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.

(6) That is, Babylon is destroyed by the sentence and judgment of God: the execution of which John describes in chapter 18. This voice of the ministers of Christ has continued since the time that Babylon (which is Rome) has by deliberate counsel and malice questioned the light of the gospel offered from God.

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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Fear God — the forerunner to embracing the love of God manifested in the Gospel. Repentance accompanies faith.

give glory to him — and not to the beast (compare Revelation 13:4; Jeremiah 13:16).

the hour of his judgment — “The hour” implies the definite time. “Judgment,” not the general judgment, but that up on Babylon, the beast, and his worshippers (Revelation 14:8-12).

worship him that made heaven — not Antichrist (compare Acts 14:15).

sea … fountains — distinguished also in Revelation 8:8, Revelation 8:10.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/revelation-14.html. 1871-8.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

And he saith (λεγωνlegōn). See above.

Fear God (ποβητητε τον τεονphobēthēte ton theon). First aorist passive (deponent) imperative of ποβεομαιphobeomai here transitive with the accusative as in Luke 12:5. It is a call to judgment with no hope offered except by implication (Acts 14:15.).

Give him glory (δοτε αυτωι δοχανdote autōi doxan). Second aorist active indicative of διδωμιdidōmi For the phrase see Revelation 11:13.

The hour is come (η ωρα ηλτενhē hōra ēlthen). Second aorist (prophetic use) active indicative of ερχομαιerchomai Common idiom in John‘s Gospel (John 2:4; John 4:21, John 4:23; John 5:25, John 5:28; John 7:30, etc.).

Worship (προσκυνησατεproskunēsate). First aorist active imperative of προσκυνεωproskuneō with the dative case. Solemn call to the pagan world to worship God as Creator (Revelation 4:11; Revelation 10:6), as in Psalm 96:6; Acts 14:15. For “the fountains of waters” see Revelation 8:10.


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/revelation-14.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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.

Fear God and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come β€” The joyful message is properly this, that the hour of God's judgment is come. And hence is that admonition drawn, Fear God and give glory to him. They who do this will not worship the beast, neither any image or idol whatsoever.

And worship him that made β€” Whereby he is absolutely distinguished from idols of every kind.

The heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and fountains of water β€” And they who worship him shall be delivered when the angels pour out their phials on the earth, sea, fountains of water, on the sun, and in the air.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/revelation-14.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

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.

Ver. 7. Fear God] Let one fear drive out another (as one fire doth another); the fear of God, the fear of your fellow-creatures, who draw you to idolatry. For this it is that the second commandment is the first with punishment.

Give glory to him] By confessing your sins and amending your ways. See Joshua 7:19; Jeremiah 13:16.

For the hour of his judgment is come] The judgment that he will exercise upon idolaters and their mawmets, as once in Egypt. See John 12:31; Acts 17:30-31, Acts 14:15.

And the fountains of waters] Quantum miraculi sit in admiranda illa fluminum perennitate, nemo, credo, philosophorum satis explicare haetenus potuit, saith Bucholcer.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/revelation-14.html. 1865-1868.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 14:7. κρίσεως, of judgment) D. Lange, Epicr. p. 402, refers this preaching to the last times: but this however ought not to be fixed too late. The passage from Matthew 24:14, which he compares, has been considered above, on ch. Revelation 6:2.— πηγὰς, fountains) The article is not added: for fountains are now in some measure contained under the sea; although these, in themselves, also are something great in the universe. See Beemann’s Hist. Geogr. eap. iii. part 4.


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Bengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/revelation-14.html. 1897.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

These angels, or ministers of God, whether civil or ecclesiastical witnesses, cried aloud against the papal idolatry, in worshipping saints and images, admonishing all men to give Divine adoration only to the true and living God, who was the Creator of all things. The worshipping of images began soon after antichrist began to reign: we find it decreed in a synod held at London about the year 710, but it was abolished by a synod at Constantinople, 712. In 723, it was again established by a synod at Mentz. By a synod in Syria it was defended, Anno 725, and the emperor Leo Isaurus was excommunicated for opposing it; but in 730, a synod at Constantinople decreed for Leo against it. Another synod, held there Anno 755, under the emperor Constantinus Copronymus, decreed against it; but two other synods held in Bavaria, 765, 766, again decreed for it. In the year 786 the second synod of Nice established it; since which time it hath constantly obtained amongst the papists. But as from the first broaching of this idolatry it was opposed by five emperors of Constantinople, so it hath all along been declaimed against by the faithful ministers of Christ, preaching the everlasting gospel, and calling upon men to perform Divine adoration only to

him who made heaven and earth.


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Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

Worship him; worship God. This is said in contrast with the worship of the beast. The persecution of saints even unto death is often followed by a rapid and extensive spread of the gospel, and the greatest rage of opposers by their speedy and utter ruin.


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Edwards, Justin. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Family Bible New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/revelation-14.html. American Tract Society. 1851.

Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges

7. λέγων. See on Revelation 4:1.

δότε αὐτῷ δόξαν. See on Revelation 11:13.

ὅτι ἦλθεν ἡ ὥρα τῆς κρίσεως αὐτοῦ is not at variance with αἰώνιον: the Gospel is to be preached ἓως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος.

θάλασσαν might easily have had the article, which would be less natural with πηγὰς ὑδάτων: cf. Revelation 8:3; Revelation 8:10, Revelation 16:3-4.


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"Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/revelation-14.html. 1896.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7. Fear God… glory to him—And not to saints, angels, Mary, the wafer, or to images. The absolute universality is again shadowed by the cosmical fourheaven… earth… sea… fountains. The clear proclamation of this gospel is destruction to Babylon. And this its aim is rendered more specific by the announcement of the next angel.


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Foy E. Wallace's Commentary on the Book of Revelation

2. Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come--14:7.

The loud proclamation of this angel was a strong expression of the truth that the gospel has a message of fear and condemnation as well as of joy and salvation.

The message of the evangelistic angel is concluded with the exhortation to worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. These words declare that God is over every realm of the activities of the two beasts--the emperor and his satellite rulers--and that all should acknowledge and worship him.


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Wallace, Foy E. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Foy E. Wallace's Commentary on the Book of Revelation". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/foy/revelation-14.html. 1966.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

The angel spoke loudly, revealing his urgency and concern. The loudness of his voice implies that everyone will hear his message. He called earth-dwellers to fear God (cf. Ecclesiastes 12:13; Luke 12:5), to acknowledge their accountability to Him (cf. Romans 1:32). To give God glory means to repent having acknowledged His attributes (cf. Deuteronomy 6:13; Deuteronomy 10:20; Matthew 4:10; Acts 14:15-17). [Note: Swete, p182; Lenski, p430.] The positive response to this invitation appears in Revelation 15:4 and the negative response in Revelation 16:9; Revelation 16:11; Revelation 16:21. The reason for fearing God is that the hour of His judgment has come. This is the very last chance that these unbelievers will have to change their allegiance from Satan to God before the final judgments of the Great Tribulation begin.

The angel referred to natural revelation in making this appeal. Some commentators believed the eternal gospel is the witness of natural revelation that has gone out since Creation. [Note: E.g, Wiersbe, 2:607.] God is worthy of worship because He is the Creator, and He has the right to judge what He has created (cf. Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 33:6-9; Psalm 146:6). The four categories of creation encompass all of it. The first four bowl judgments will affect each of these four aspects of creation ( Revelation 16:2-9).


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/revelation-14.html. 2012.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 14:7. The angel now utters his cry, Fear God, and give glory to him, because the hour of his judgment is come. The ‘fear’ and the ‘giving glory’ spoken of are those of unbelief and hardness of heart (comp. chap. Revelation 11:13). On the word ‘hour’ comp. Daniel 4:33. There is no ‘great era of Christian missions’ here.

And worship him that made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters. For the ‘worshipping’ of God spoken of comp. on chap. Revelation 15:4.


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The Expositor's Greek Testament

Revelation 14:7. ποιήσαντι κ. τ. λ. Since he who has created has the right to judge his creatures, as well as to receive their worship (cf. Revelation 4:11 f., etc.).— ὥρα = the fixed (cf. Revelation 14:15), καιρός the fit, moment for action. Contrast with this summons Lucan’s fulsome appeal to Nero (1:57 f.): “librati pondera cœli Orbe tene medio,” etc. The second angel of the trio announces the faults and fall of (Revelation 14:8) Rome as a second Babylon. The prophet quotes from the postexilic oracle appended to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 51:7-8).— θυμός has probably the double sense carried by the English term “passion”. As history proves, the Cæssar cult fairly intoxicated people, especially in the East. In Asia Minor it became a perfect passion with many communities. They will find it a different kind of passion, the prophet grimly writes, drawing on a powerful O.T. figure; the passion of God’s hot indignation will be forced down their throats, like a bitter draught (Revelation 14:10). θυμός, however, besides translating a Hebrew equivalent for “fury” (Isaiah 51:17 f.), is occasionally a LXX rendering for the analogous idea of “venom” or “poison” ( חֵמָה or ראשׁ, cf. Job 20:16), and this would yield a good sense here.


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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/revelation-14.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

loud = great.

glory. See p. 1511.

the hour, &c. Compare Isaiah 61:2 and the point where our Lord stopped in His reading (Luke 4:19).

judgment. App-177. Here; Revelation 16:7; Revelation 18:10; Revelation 19:2.

worship. App-137.

the. Omit.


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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

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.

Fear God - forerunner to embracing the love of God in the Gospel. Repentance accompanies faith.

Give glory to him - not to the beast (cf. Jeremiah 13:16; Revelation 13:4).

The hour (the definite time) of his Judgment. "Judgment," not general, but that upon Babylon, the beast, anti his worshippers (Revelation 14:8-12).

Worship him that made heaven - not Antichrist, who "sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (cf. Acts 14:15).

Sea ... fountains - distinguished in Revelation 8:8; Revelation 8:10.


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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) Saying . . .β€”These words declare what ought to be the effect of the gospel. Those to whom it is preached are sitting inactive on the earth. They must be roused to fear God and give Him glory. They must not fear the powers of evil, the wild beasts, &c., or be afraid of their terror (1 Peter 3:14-15). They must realise that there is an hour of judgment at hand, which will discriminate between the worshippers of the world and of God. Let them learn to worship the Creator of all, and to turn from the worship of lesser and lower.

If we ask when this gospel angel appeared, our answer must be that the whole cycle of the gospel preaching is included in the vision, though doubtless there have been ages when the light of the glad tidings of God has gone forth with revived lustre, and when the warnings against easy acquiescence in evil have been given with unmistakable distinctness.


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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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Walter Scott's Commentary on Revelation

Revelation 14:7. β€” What is so publicly and widely announced is next declared. "Fear God, and give Him glory, for the hour of His judgment has come." The first duty of the creature is to "fear God," which is indeed the "beginning of wisdom" β€” twice repeated (Psalms 111:10; Proverbs 9:10).It is, too, a call to turn from the Beast to God: from the creature to the Creator. The mass were glorifying a man whom Satan had deified. Him they worshipped. God alone was, is, and ever shall be glorified both in His character and in His works and ways. The world is here recalled to this grand and fundamental truth, almost entirely forgotten, "Give Him glory." The solemn ground on which this call is based is next stated, "For the hour of His judgment has come." What an awful moment in human history! God is about to intervene in judgment,and no power can arrest the stroke. It is about to fall on the ungodly world and apostate peoples, christian and Jewish. "And worship Him that made the Heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and fountains of waters." The primary truth that God is the Creator of all, the visible and the invisible (Colossians 1:16), has been lost sight of. Man has usurped the place of God, and the claim of the Creator tothe homage of the creature is well-nigh effaced from the minds of men. The truth of creation is the first and fundamental subject of divine revelation (Genesis 1:1-31). Here it is recalled and enforced in light of immediate judgment.The worship of the Creator is a necessary law for men and angels. As we have had the race under a fourfold designation β€” nation, tribe, tongue, and people β€” so here creation is stated in four terms equally universal with the other:Heaven, earth, sea, and fountains.

How good, how gracious in God, ere His righteous vengeance search out the guilty of earth, to send to the race at large this final message couched in terms forcible and solemn! The moment is opportune, for every true thought of the Creator has been almost banished from theearth. All worship the Beast save the elect, then in a weak and feeble minority.


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E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament

The angel is announcing the glorious work of giving the word of God back to the people, and bidding them rejoice over it and give Him glory for it. Hour of his judgment means the time is come when the great apostate institution is to be judged by having her power broken through the work of the reformers. Worship him that made heaven and earth, instead of the superstitious objects held before them by Rome.


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Zerr, E.M. "Commentary on Revelation 14:7". E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/revelation-14.html. 1952.

Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation

Revelation 14:7

Revelation 14:7 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.

Saying with a loud voice, fear God, and give glory to him;

as Isaiah 58:1. Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, etc, and with all ministerial boldness, as Acts 4:19. To

Fear God

here, is to worship God, { Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:8} as followeth in Revelation 14:7

And worship him that made heaven and earth, etc.

For the hour, that Isaiah , the time, the appointed time of his judgement. { Acts 17:31} There was a time when God entered in judgement with the pagan emperors, and destroyed them, their idols, and idol temples, by Constantine the Great. See exposition of Revelation 6:12-17. See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:12See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:13 See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:14 See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:15 See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:16 See KNOLLYS: Revelation 6:17 And by this hour of God's judgment, we are to understand the day and time of the utter ruin of Papal Rome, the beast of the eighth head, the Pope, the false prophets, the great whore, mystery Babylon, and all her daughters, the national synodal, and parochial false churches; as will appear plainly in the exposition of Revelation 16:1-21; Revelation 17:1-18; Revelation 18:1-24; Revelation 19:1-21 of this Prophecy of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.


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