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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 11:13


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    King James Bible - Revelation 11:13

    And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

    World English Bible

    In that
    day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 11:13

    And at that
    hour there was made a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell: and there were slain in the earthquake names of men seven thousand: and the rest were cast into a fear, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the same
    hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were killed of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 εν 1722 εκεινη 1565 τη 3588 ωρα 5610 εγενετο 1096 5633 σεισμος 4578 μεγας 3173 και 2532 το 3588 δεκατον 1182 της 3588 πολεως 4172 επεσεν 4098 5627 και 2532 απεκτανθησαν 615 5681 εν 1722 τω 3588 σεισμω 4578 ονοματα 3686 ανθρωπων 444 χιλιαδες 5505 επτα 2033 και 2532 οι 3588 λοιποι 3062 εμφοβοι 1719 εγενοντο 1096 5633 και 2532 εδωκαν 1325 5656 δοξαν 1391 τω 3588 θεω 2316 του 3588 ουρανου 3772

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    VERSE (13) -
    :19; 6:12; 8:5; 16:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:13

    Y en aquella hora fue hecho gran temblor de tierra, y la dcima parte de la ciudad cay, y fueron muertos en el temblor de tierra los nombres de siete mil hombres; y los dems fueron espantados, y dieron gloria al Dios del cielo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 11:13

    Verse 13. A great
    earthquake] Violent commotions among the persecutors, and revolutions of states.

    Slain of men seven thousand] Many perished in these popular commotions.

    The remnant were affrighted] Seeing the hand of God's judgments so remarkably stretched out.

    Gave glory] Received the pure doctrines of the Gospel, and glorified God for his judgments and their conversion.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. And the same hour was there a great earthquake , etc.] Or the same day, as the Complutensian edition, and some copies, read; that is, at the time of the resurrection and ascension of the witnesses, as there was at the resurrection of Christ; and is to be understood of a very great commotion in the civil affairs of kingdoms and nations within the Roman jurisdiction, as there was when Rome Pagan was near its ruin, ( Revelation 6:12). And the tenth part of the city fell . Mr. Daubuz interprets the earthquake of the irruption of the Ottomans upon the Grecian empire, and the tenth part of the city, of the Greek church, and the falling of it, of its loss of liberty, and falling into slavery; but something yet to come is here intended.

    By the city is meant the city of Rome, the great city, mentioned in ( Revelation 11:8); and by the tenth part of it may be designed either Rome itself, which as it now is, according to the observation of some, is but a tenth part of what it was once; so that the same thing is meant as when it is said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, ( Revelation 14:8): or it may design the tithes and profits which arise from the several kingdoms belonging to the jurisdiction and see of Rome, which now will fall off from those who used to share them, upon this new and spiritual state of things; the Gospel daily gaining ground, and enlightening the minds of men, and freeing them from the slavery they were held in; or else the ten fold government of the Roman empire, or the ten kings that gave their kingdoms to the whore of Rome, and are the ten horns of the beast, on which she sits, who will now hate her, and burn her flesh with fire; or rather one of the ten kingdoms, into which the Roman western empire was divided. Dr. Goodwin seems inclined to think that Great Britain is intended, which having been gained over to the Popish party, will now fall off again: but I rather think the kingdom of France is meant, the last of the ten kingdoms, which rose up out of the ruins of the Roman empire, which will be conquered, and which will be the means of its reformation from Popery. And in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand ; the meaning is, that in the commotions, massacres, tumults, and wars which will be throughout the empire, such a number of men will be slain; which is either put for a greater number; a certain for an uncertain, as in ( Romans 11:4); and perhaps in reference to the account there; otherwise seven thousand is but a small number to be slain in battle; or as it is in the original text, the names of men seven thousand. Now it is observed by some, that the smallest name of number belonging to men is a centurion, or captain of an hundred men; and supposing that to be meant, then seven thousand names of men will imply, that in an hour, or about a fortnight's time, may be slain throughout all Europe, in battles and massacres, about seven hundred thousand men, which is a very large number: or names of men may signify men of name, of great renown, as in ( Numbers 16:2); and then if seven thousand men of name, officers in armies, should be slain, how great must be the number of the common soldiers? Some have thought, that ecclesiastical dignities, or men distinguished by names and titles, such as cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests, etc. and the whole rabble of the antichristian hierarchy, which will now fall, and be utterly demolished, are intended: and the remnant were affrighted ; who were not slain in this earthquake; these will be affected with the judgments of God upon others, and be made sensible of their danger, and of their deliverance, which will so work upon them, as to reform them from Popery: and gave glory to the God of heaven ; will acknowledge the justice of God, and the righteousness of his judgments upon those that were slain, and his goodness to them who are spared; will confess their transgressions and sins they have been guilty of; and give the glory of their deliverance, not to their idols and images, but to the true God, whose religion they now embrace; for this respects the large conversions among the Popish party to the true religion, under the influence of the grace of God, through the preaching of the Gospel, which will now be spread throughout the world.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 3-13 - In the time of treading down, God kept his faithful witnesses to attes the truth of his word and worship, and the excellence of his ways, The number of these witnesses is small, yet enough. They prophesy i sackcloth. It shows their afflicted, persecuted state, and deep sorro for the abominations against which they protested. They are supporte during their great and hard work, till it is done. When they ha prophesied in sackcloth the greatest part of 1260 years, antichrist the great instrument of the devil, would war against them, with forc and violence for a time. Determined rebels against the light rejoice as on some happy event, when they can silence, drive to a distance, or destroy the faithful servants of Christ, whose doctrine and conduc torment them. It does not appear that the term is yet expired, and the witnesses are not a present exposed to endure such terrible outwar sufferings as in former times; but such things may again happen, an there is abundant cause to prophesy in sackcloth, on account of the state of religion. The depressed state of real Christianity may relat only to the western church. The Spirit of life from God, quickens dea souls, and shall quicken the dead bodies of his people, and his dyin interest in the world. The revival of God's work and witnesses, wil strike terror into the souls of his enemies. Where there is guilt there is fear; and a persecuting spirit, though cruel, is a cowardl spirit. It will be no small part of the punishment of persecutors, bot in this world, and at the great day, that they see the faithfu servants of God honoured and advanced. The Lord's witnesses must not be weary of suffering and service, nor hastily grasp at the reward; but must stay till their Master calls them. The consequence of their being thus exalted was a mighty shock and convulsion in the antichristia empire. Events alone can show the meaning of this. But whenever God' work and witnesses revive, the devil's work and witnesses fall befor him. And that the slaying of the witnesses is future, appears to be probable.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    η
    3588 T-NSF ουαι 3759 N-OI η 3588 T-NSF δευτερα 1208 A-NSF απηλθεν 565 5627 V-2AAI-3S {VAR2: και 2532 CONJ } ιδου 2400 5628 V-2AAM-2S η 3588 T-NSF ουαι 3759 N-OI η 3588 T-NSF τριτη 5154 A-NSF ερχεται 2064 5736 V-PNI-3S ταχυ 5035 ADV

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    13.
    Earthquake. See on ch. vi. 12.

    Of men (onomata anqrwpwn). Lit., names of men See on ch. iii. 4. Gave glory to the God of heaven. The phrase signifies not conversion, nor repentance, nor thanksgiving, but recognition, which is its usual sense in scripture. Compare Josh. vii. 19 (Sept.). John ix. 24; Acts xii. 23; Romans iv. 20.



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