Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Revelation 7:7

from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel;   Levites;   Vision;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Seals;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Simeon;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Order;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Issachar;   Simeon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Revelation, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Revelation, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Apocalypse;   Israel;   Seal ;   Tribes ;   Type;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dan;   Genealogies;   Israel ;   Sealing;   Simeon ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Simeon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Dan;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Revelation of John:;   Simeon (1);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Dan;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand,.... The name of this tribe signifies "hearing", Genesis 29:33; and such an hearing as is attended with obedience; and denotes the spiritual and practical hearing of the Gospel by those who hear, and understand, and believe, and practise what they hear, and yield the obedience of faith unto it.

Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand; this name signifies "joined", Genesis 29:34; and denotes, that these sealed ones were not only joined one to another in love and holy fellowship, but to Christ, and were one spirit with him, and were members of his body, flesh, and bones, and cleaved to him with full purpose of heart.

Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand; the interpretation of this name is "hire" or "reward", Genesis 30:18; and may design those rewards of grace which God bestows upon his faithful servants, in times of tribulation.

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

Geneva Study Bible

Of the tribe of Simeon [were] sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of b Levi [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar [were] sealed twelve thousand.

(6) Here the tribe of Levi is listed with the rest, because all the Israelites were equally made priests with them in Christ by his priesthood (Romans 12:1) ; (1 Peter 2:9) ; (Revelation 1:6) ; (Revelation 5:10). Dan is not mentioned, because the Danites long before forsaking the worship of God, were fallen away from the fellowship of God's people, to the part of the Gentiles: which evil many ages before Jacob foresaw (Genesis 49:17-18), and because of which no mention is made of this tribe in the book of Chronicles.

(b) He skipped Dan, and reckons Levi.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Revelation 7:7". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/revelation-7.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

After the Levitical ceremonies were abolished, Levi was again on a level with his brethren.

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

John Trapp Complete Commentary

7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Ver. 7. Of the tribe of Levi] Levi is taken in, Dan cut out of the roll for his shameful recidivation and revolt from the true religion, 18:30-31. This, Jacob foresaw and bewailed in that holy ejaculation on his death bed, Genesis 49:17-18. There is no reckoning made or account given of this tribe (as there is of the rest), 1 Chronicles 7:1; 1 Chronicles 7:6; 1 Chronicles 7:13; 1 Chronicles 7:20; 1 Chronicles 7:30. The fable of Antichrist to come from Dan, is so thin a device, that Bellarmine could not but see through it, and disclaim it (Lib. iii. de Pont. Rom. cap. xii.).

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

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Revelation 7:4"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Revelation 7:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/revelation-7.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
Simeon
Numbers 1:22; 25:14; 26:14; Joshua 19:1; Judges 1:3
Levi
Genesis 29:34; 35:23; 49:5; Exodus 6:16
Issachar
Genesis 30:18; 35:23; 49:11; Joshua 19:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 48:5 - Reuben

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 7:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-7.html.