Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Revelation 7:10

and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Angel (a Spirit);   Jesus Continued;   Lamb of God;   Praise;   Righteous;   Salvation;   Throne;   Thompson Chain Reference - Glorifying God;   The Topic Concordance - Following;   Hunger;   Service;   Thirst;   Tribulation;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Excellency and Glory of Christ, the;   Salvation;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Salvation;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Order;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Feasts;   Hosanna;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Revelation, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Predestination;   Revelation, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Atonement (2);   Doxology ;   Heaven;   Hosanna ;   Israel;   Lamb;   Mediator;   Praise;   Sacrifice;   Salvation Save Saviour;   Tribes ;   Type;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Lamb;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Gold;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Lamb;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Adoration;   Hosanna;   Immortal;   Lord's Supper (Eucharist);   Revelation of John:;   Righteousness;  
Devotionals:
Daily Light on the Daily Path - Devotion for March 9;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Salvation to our God - That is, God alone is the author of the salvation of man; and this salvation is procured for and given to them through the Lamb, as their propitiatory sacrifice.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/revelation-7.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

And cried with a loud voice - Compare Zechariah 4:7. This is expressive of the greatness of their joy; the ardor and earnestness of their praise.

Salvation to our God - The word rendered “salvation” - σωτηρία sōtēria- means properly “safety, deliverance, preservation”; then welfare or prosperity; then victory; then, in a Christian sense, deliverance from punishment and admission to eternal life. Here the idea seems to be that their deliverance from sin, danger, persecution, and death, was to be ascribed solely to God. It cannot be meant, as the words would seem to imply, that they desired that God might have salvation; but the sense is, that their salvation was to be attributed entirely to him. This will undoubtedly be the song of the released forever, and all who reach the heavenly world will feel that they owe their deliverance from eternal death, and their admission to glory, wholly to him. Prof. Robinson (Lexicon) renders the word “victory” here. The fair meaning is, that whatever is included in the word “salvation” will be due to God alone - the deliverance from sin, danger, and death; the triumph over every foe; the resurrection from the grave; the rescue from eternal burnings; the admission to a holy heaven - victory in all that that word implies will be due to God.

Which sitteth upon the throne - notes on Revelation 4:2.

And unto the Lamb - notes on Revelation 5:6. God the Father, and He who is the Lamb of God, alike claim, the honor of salvation. It is observable here that the redeemed ascribe their salvation to the Lamb as well as to Him who is on the throne. Could they do this if he who is referred to as the “Lamb” were a mere man? Could they if he were an angel? Could they if he were not equal with the Father? Do those who are in heaven worship a creature? Will they unite a created being with the Anointed One in acts of solemn adoration and praise?

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/revelation-7.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God who sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.

They cry with a great voice ... The present tense indicates the constant and unceasing nature of this adoration.

Salvation unto our God ... and unto the Lamb ... The identification of the Lamb with God upon the throne is invariable throughout Revelation. The presence of Christ at the very center of universal power and authority is an essential Christian conception. The meaning of this first clause is that God has given salvation and is therefore praised for it. "It is characteristic of John to announce the final victory before it has occurred,"[50] his purpose, of course, being that of maintaining a high level of hope and encouragement among those who were suffering and facing a prospect of martyrdom. Such anticipations are called "proleptic visions."[51]

[50] Charles M. Laymon, op. cit., p. 105.

[51] Ibid.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/revelation-7.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And cried with a loud voice,.... To show the strength of their affection, and the greatness of their joy, and how sensible they were of the favour they enjoyed, and how hearty they were in the following ascription of glory to God, and the Lamb.

Saying, salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb; by "salvation" is meant, not only temporal salvation, and those many deliverances, which God had wrought for them, and particularly in bringing them out of great tribulation, Revelation 7:14; but spiritual and eternal salvation, which is the salvation of the soul, and is owing to the free grace of God, and the blood of Christ; and the sense is, that God and the Lamb are the sole authors of it, and the glory of it ought to be given to them, and to no other: God the Father, who sits upon the throne, resolved upon it in his eternal purposes and decrees, and contrived and formed the scheme of it in the council of peace, and he made sufficient provision for it in the covenant of grace; and as he from eternity appointed his Son to be his salvation to the ends of the earth, so in the fulness of time he sent him to be the Saviour of the world, and delivered him up for all his people, unto death itself, and spared him not, but awoke the sword of justice against him, and sheathed it in him; and since he had such a concern in salvation, the glory of it in right belongs to him: and the Lamb, the Son of God, he engaged to do the will and work of God, and from everlasting became the surety of the better testament; and in time he came to seek and to save lost sinners, and he is become the author of eternal salvation to them; his own arm has brought it, and it is in him, and no other, even a salvation from sin, Satan, the law, the world, hell, and death, and wrath to come; and it will be the employment of the saints, both in the new Jerusalem church state, during the thousand years' reign, and in heaven to all eternity, to ascribe the glory of all this, not to themselves, to their merits and works of righteousness, or to any creature whatever, but to God and the Lamb only.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/revelation-7.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

9 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

(9) The praise of God, celebrated first by the holy men, in this verse, then by the heavenly angels, in the two verses following (Revelation 7:11-12).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/revelation-7.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

criedGreek, “cry,” in the three oldest manuscripts, A, B, C, Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic. It is their continuing, ceaseless employment.

Salvation — literally, “THE salvation”; all the praise of our salvation be ascribed to our God. At the Lord‘s entry into Jerusalem, the type, similarly “salvation” is the cry of the palm-bearing multitudes. Hosanna means “save us now”; taken from Psalm 118:25, in which Psalm (Psalm 118:14, Psalm 118:15, Psalm 118:21, Psalm 118:26) the same connection occurs between salvation, the tabernacles of the righteous, and the Jews‘ cry to be repeated by the whole nation at Christ‘s coming, “Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

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Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

They cry (κραζουσιkrazousi). Vivid dramatic present.

With a great voice (πωνηι μεγαληιphōnēi megalēi). As in Revelation 6:10; Revelation 7:2. “The polyglott multitude shouts its praises as with one voice” (Swete).

Salvation (η σωτηριαhē sōtēria). As in Revelation 12:10; Revelation 19:1. Nominative absolute. Salvation here is regarded as an accomplished act on the part of those coming out of the great tribulation (Revelation 7:14) and the praise for it is given to God (τωι τεωιtōi theōi dative case) and to the Lamb (τωι αρνιωιtōi arniōi dative also). Both God and Christ are thus called σωτηρsōtēr as in the Pastoral Epistles, as to God (1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:3; Titus 1:3; Titus 3:4) and to Christ (Titus 1:4; Titus 2:13; Titus 3:6). For η σωτηριαhē sōtēria see John 4:22; Acts 4:12; Judges 1:3.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Cried

The correct reading is κράζουσιν theycry. So Rev.

Salvation

The praise of salvation, ascribing salvation to God.

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Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Salvation to our God — Who hath saved us from all evil into all the happiness of heaven. The salvation for which they praise God is described, verse15; Revelation 7:15 that for which they praise the Lamb, verse14; Revelation 7:14 and both, in the sixteenth and seventeenth verses. Revelation 7:16,17

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Scofield's Reference Notes

salvation

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16").

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Ver. 10. Salvation to our God] Not to this or that Popish saint or mediator; of all whom these triumphers might say, as that heathen once, Contemno minutos istos deos, modo Iovem (Iesum) propitium habeam, I care not for all those small gods, so I may have Jesus on my side.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/revelation-7.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Revelation 7:10. And cried with a loud voice, "This vision, especially when compared with the former in the 4th and 5th chapters, is to be understood, I conceive, (says Mr. Lowman,) of the church in heaven. As heaven seems to be the proper scene of the vision, so the innumerable company of saints with whom the angels join in the following words, in the presence of God and the Lamb, is most naturally to be understood, I think of those who, having been faithful unto death, had received the crown of immortal life in the state of heavenly happiness. And, I question whether the praises of the church on earth will answer the prophetic description, or the intention of the prophetic spirit, in the great encouragement it designed to give to faithfulness and constancy. To understand itof the heavenly church, appears to me a natural sense of the expressions; a sense proper to the design of the prophesy, as it represents the faithful martyrs and confessors, once so great sufferers on earth, now blessed saints in heaven."

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/revelation-7.html. 1801-1803.

Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 7:10. κράζουσι) So all the MSS. A copyist of Andreas has in his haste caught up κράζοντες, from the rhythm, λέγοντες. The Augustan copy of Andreas itself has κράζουσι.(85)

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Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

They acknowledge their temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation to the gift and free mercy of God, in whom they had trusted, and to the Lord Jesus Christ, by whose merits and Spirit they had got the victory.

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Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture

спасение Богу нашему Спасение является темой их молитв, и они признают, что оно придет только от Бога!

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Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

Saints in heaven take a deep interest in the concerns, and greatly rejoice in the triumphs of saints on earth, and with them unite in ascribing the glory of their salvation to God and to the Lamb.

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Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

‘And they cry with a great voice, saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb.’

This basically means “our deliverance is due to our enthroned God to Whom we give praise”. The idea is taken from the words of Psalms 3:8, ‘Salvation belongs to the Lord’. He alone is the Deliverer, the Saviour. This immediately evokes a response in Heaven, and demonstrates that the whole court is seen as being there.

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Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

Together they praise God and the Lamb for their salvation, specifically their physical deliverance from the Tribulation scene and their consequent victory (cf. Revelation 12:10; Revelation 19:1). John never used "I save" (Gr. sozo) to denote salvation from sin, and it is questionable whether he ever used "salvation" (soteria) in this sense either. [Note: Thomas, Revelation 1-7, pp489-90.] Rather, he used it of other forms of deliverance. Probably the feast of Tabernacles is in the background of what John saw here (cf. Revelation 7:15). This multitude has entered into its rest, something that the feast of Tabernacles anticipated (cf. Deuteronomy 16:13-15; Nehemiah 8:15). The Jews also used palm branches in the celebration of this feast, which was a time of great joy.

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Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 7:10. They cry with a great voice, a voice expressing the intensity of their thankfulness and joy, and in their cry they attribute the glory of their salvation to Him whom they describe as our God which sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb. To this psalm of praise which, as shown by the use of the present tense ‘cry,’ is sung unceasingly, a choral response is immediately given.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/revelation-7.html. 1879-90.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Salvation to our God; i.e. our salvation is from God, to whom be praise for ever, Amen, benediction, or blessings, thanksgiving. &c. (Witham)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/revelation-7.html. 1859.

Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

They shout praises to God and Christ because they have been saved from past sins, kept pure in times of trial and now stand triumphant before the throne.

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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

cried = they cry.

Salvation. Greek soteria. In Rev. only here, Revelation 12:10; Revelation 19:1.

unto = to.

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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Cried. 'Cry' in 'Aleph (') A B C, Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic. It is their continuing, ceaseless employment.

Salvation - `THE salvation:' all the praise of our salvation be ascribed to our God. At the Lord's entry into Jerusalem, the type, salvation was the cry of the palm-bearing multitudes. Hosanna means save us now, from Psalms 118:14-15; Psalms 118:22; Psalms 118:25-26, where the same connection occurs between salvation, tabernacles, of the righteous, and the cry of the whole Jewish nation at Christ's coming, "Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord."

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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) And cried with a loud voice . . .—Better, And they cry with a loud voice, saying, The salvation to our God who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb. Their cry, littered with a loud voice, is the acknowledgment that their salvation—the salvation which they now taste—is due not to themselves, but to their God and to the Lamb. The salvation here must, I think, be taken in its most comprehensive sense, including every deliverance—from the curse of law, from the power of sin, and from the perils of life. The explanation in Revelation 7:14 confirms this. (Comp. Galatians 3:13; Philippians 3:9.) This is “the voice of rejoicing and salvation which is in the tabernacles of the righteous,” when the Lord, who is their strength and song, “has become their salvation” (Psalms 118:14). Note the recurrence of “the Lamb.” They are before the throne and before the Lamb; their salvation is ascribed to God and to the Lamb.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
cried
Zechariah 4:7
Salvation
19:1; Psalms 3:8; 37:39; 68:19,20; 115:1; Isaiah 43:11; 45:15,21; Jeremiah 3:23; Hosea 13:4; Jonah 2:9; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 3:6; John 4:22; Ephesians 2:8
sitteth
4:2,3,9-11; 5:7,13,14; 21:5
unto
4:6,9; 22:3; John 1:29,36
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:21 - Sing ye;  Psalm 27:1 - salvation;  Psalm 32:7 - songs;  Psalm 89:5 - heavens;  Psalm 106:47 - to give;  Psalm 117:1 - praise him;  Song of Solomon 2:14 - for sweet;  Isaiah 12:2 - God;  Isaiah 51:11 - the redeemed;  Isaiah 54:1 - break;  Jeremiah 33:22 - the host;  Ezekiel 47:22 - and to the strangers;  Daniel 11:32 - shall be;  Zechariah 8:23 - out;  Luke 13:29 - GeneralJohn 11:52 - not;  Acts 4:12 - is there;  Romans 5:15 - hath;  Romans 8:37 - Nay;  Romans 11:36 - to whom;  Romans 16:27 - God;  1 Timothy 1:12 - I thank;  Hebrews 2:3 - so;  James 1:9 - in;  James 5:13 - let him sing;  Revelation 5:8 - the four;  Revelation 5:9 - sung;  Revelation 12:11 - the blood;  Revelation 15:3 - and the song;  Revelation 22:1 - proceeding

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Walter Scott's Commentary on Revelation

Revelation 7:10. — "They cry with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God Who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb." Their struggles and trials are over. The throne before which they stand is now and for ever their strength and security. The countless multitudes of these redeemed ones break out in one loud and united cry. What is the burden of this intense and thrilling cry? Salvation in its most comprehensive sense is ascribed to God and to the Lamb. Not a member of that redeemed host is silent. "They cry with a loud voice." Sovereign grace has done its mighty work. It has gathered out of all lands and tongues a Gentile host beyond all human computation — each and all once "dead in sins" — and placed them saved and blest before God's throne. How fitting then that the triumph of divine grace should be grandly celebrated and traced to the source — God in divine sovereignty, and to the Lamb, the expression of His love and grace.

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

Salvation to our God means to ascribe salvation to Him, and unto the Lamb is combined in the praise because God perfects all plans

through the Son.

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Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation

Revelation 7:10

Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

This verse contains the thanksgiving for their preservation and victory (called salvation) unto God the Father, the WORD and the Holy Spirit; for these three are ONE God. { 1 John 5:7}

and unto the Lamb,

who is the Savior of sinners, { Matthew 1:18} neither is there any other Savior. { Acts 4:12} This Jesus was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world; {see Revelation 5:9} in God's purpose and decree of the salvation of his elect, chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world. { Ephesians 1:4-6} Salvation, first, from wrath to come, { 1 Thessalonians 1:10} that Isaiah, from, hell, called the second death. { Revelation 20:6} Secondly, from the law, not from evangelical obedience unto the moral part of the law (for we are not without law to God, but under the law to Christ; 1 Corinthians 9:21), but from the ceremonial part of the law, { Romans 7:6} and from the curse of the law. { Galatians 3:13}

Thirdly, from Satan, being delivered out of his kingdom and dominion, and translated into the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ { Colossians 1:13} Fourthly, from the servitude of sin, { Romans 6:16; Romans 6:20; Romans 6:22-23} that Isaiah, from the dominion and reigning power of sin, { Romans 6:11-14} and from law and captivating power of sin. { Romans 7:22-25; Romans 8:2} The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, hath made me free from the law of sin, etc. and also everlasting and eternal salvation in heavenly glory, called everlasting life, { John 3:16} and eternal life, { Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11-12} through Jesus Christ.

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Knollys, Hanserd. "Commentary on Revelation 7:10". "Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hkc/revelation-7.html.

Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms

Revelation 7:10. And they cried with a loud voice and said: The salvation to our God, who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb! In the words of the thanksgiving of the redeemed, there is an allusion to Psalms 3:8, "Salvation is the Lord's," q.d., he is the possessor and sole dispenser of it;"over thy people thy blessing." What there forms the foundation of the prayer is turned here into a thanksgiving. Luther has rendered improperly: Salvation be to, etc., instead of: the salvation. Bengel: "That they had been delivered out of all danger and distress, and were now in the enjoyment of blessing, for this they gave thanks aloud to God and to the Lamb. Our God, said they, who sits upon the throne, has given us salvation, and we have to thank his love entirely for it, and that for ever. The Lamb has purchased for us the salvation, and bestows it on us. Christ Jesus is our salvation (Joshua): therefore do we praise his inconceivably great and wonderful love for ever.

Salvation or blessedness is something precious. The word properly signifies deliverance and freedom from all mischief and adversity: but along with this there is also an overflowing of joy and glory. Both are expressed together, 2 Timothy 2:10

Now, when a soul passing from this world is introduced into that other, this is in a manner the first cry that it raises there: the salvation be to our God and the Lamb." The salvation forms the contrast to the great tribulation, out of which, according to Revelation 7:14, they have been taken. Allusion is made to the name of Jesus, as also in Matthew 21:9, where the multitudes exclaim at the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, "Hosanna to the Son of David;" let his name, Jesus, be verified, let there be salvation to him, and through him, to us. Here the redeemed give thanks for the keeping of the name, for the accomplishment of the salvation. There also He, who sits upon the throne, appears as the ultimate author of salvation: Hosanna in the highest, help us, thou who art enthroned in heaven, through him in whom thou hast laid up the treasures of salvation. The hosanna is now changed into a hallelujah. It had even then a hallelujah in the background. For the cry for help rests on the confidence that he will help. An allusion to the common hosanna-cry at the feast of tabernacles is more doubtful. But at any rate, Psalms 118:25, the place whence that cry was borrowed, and which was wont to be repeated at the feast of tabernacles, "Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity," has finally passed into fulfilment in the case of these redeemed ones.

To the Lamb, at whose wrath the world trembles, ch. Revelation 6:16. Why they call Christ the Lamb is evident from Revelation 7:14. His holy atoning blood is the source of their salvation; see on ch. Revelation 5:6.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.Cried—Greek present tense, they cry; it is a constant chant they raise.

Loud voice—Pealing through the air all over the uncovered temple enclosure. Salvation be ascribed to our God—As its primal source and author. And unto the Lamb—As its instrumental cause, by his sacrifice as symbolic lamb.

 

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The Expositor's Greek Testament

Revelation 7:10. “Salvation” (or, if be pressed, the salvation we enjoy) be ascribed “to our God and to the Lamb”. The subordinate nature of the seven spirits (Revelation 1:4, Revelation 4:5) is shown by the fact that no praise is offered to them throughout the Apocalypse, although in Iranian theology (Bund. xxx. 23): “all men become of one voice and praise aloud Aûharmazd and the archangels in the renovated universe”.

 

 

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The Bible Study New Testament

10. Our salvation. They shout their praise to God and to the Lamb. Note they look to GOD AND CHRIST as the source of their salvation.

 

 

 

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