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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 4:2


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    King James Bible - Revelation 4:2

    And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

    World English Bible

    Immediately I was in the Spirit. Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 4:2

    And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne one sitting.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    2532 ευθεως 2112 εγενομην 1096 5633 εν 1722 πνευματι 4151 και 2532 ιδου 2400 5628 θρονος 2362 εκειτο 2749 5711 εν 1722 τω 3588 ουρανω 3772 και 2532 επι 1909 του 3588 θρονου 2362 καθημενος 2521 5740

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    VERSE (2) -
    Re 1:10; 17:3; 21:10 Eze 3:12-14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:2

    Y luego yo fui en espíritu; y he aquí, un trono que estaba puesto en el cielo, y sobre el trono estaba uno sentado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 4:2

    Verse 2. I was in the Spirit] Rapt up in an ecstasy.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And immediately I was in the Spirit , etc.] As he had been before, (
    Revelation 1:10); it seems he had been some little time out of his ecstasy, how long cannot be said, and now, upon this new scene of things, returned to it; upon the opening of the door in heaven, and hearing the former voice, and the things it said, the Spirit of God at once possessed and filled him, in an extraordinary manner; and his soul or spirit was immediately taken from the consideration of all sensible objects, and was fixed and intent upon the things presented to it in the vision, so that it was as if it was out of the body. The Arabic version reads, then therefore I went in the Spirit; in obedience to the voice that called him up, in which he was assisted by the Spirit of God, who lifted him up as he did Ezekiel, when he saw what follows: and behold, a throne was set in heaven ; not for the final judgment, on which the son of man will sit, when he comes to judge the quick and dead, for he is not the person that fills this but this is a symbol of the power, authority, and dominion now exercised by God, not over the world in general, who has prepared his throne in the heavens, and governs among the nations, according to his sovereign will and pleasure, but which he exercises in his church, signified by heaven. The allusion is to the temple, and the throne of God in it, ( Isaiah 6:1 Jeremiah 17:12). The temple was an emblem of the Gospel church, Jerusalem, or the Gospel church state, and was to be called the throne of the Lord, ( Jeremiah 3:17), and now his throne is set there. Here he exercises a jurisdiction and government; he is King and lawgiver in it; he has enacted laws, and he writes them on the hearts of his people, and puts his Spirit within them, and makes them both able and willing to obey them. And [one] sat on the throne ; not the trinity of persons in the Godhead, which some think are signified by the three precious stones in ( Revelation 4:3), the jasper, sardine, and emerald; for, as distinct from him that sat upon the throne, the Lamb is said to be in the midst of it, and the seven spirits of God are said to be before it: nor is Jesus Christ intended, and his two natures; his divine nature by the jasper, and his human nature by the red and blood coloured sardine; since he, the Lamb, is represented as in the midst of the throne, and is often distinguished from him that sat upon it; (see Revelation 5:6,7,13 7:10); but God the Father is designed, who sits on the throne, though not to the exclusion of the Son and Spirit, yet in distinction from them. This clause is left out in the Ethiopic version.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - After the
    Lord Jesus had instructed the apostle to write to the churches "the things that are," there was another vision. The apostl saw a throne set in heaven, an emblem of the universal dominion of Jehovah. He saw a glorious One upon the throne, not described by huma features, so as to be represented by a likeness or image, but only by his surpassing brightness. These seem emblems of the excellence of the Divine nature, and of God's awful justice. The rainbow is a fit emble of that covenant of promise which God has made with Christ, as the Hea of the church, and with all his people in him. The prevailing colou was a pleasant green, showing the reviving and refreshing nature of the new covenant. Four-and-twenty seats around the throne, were filled with four-and-twenty elders, representing, probably, the whole church of God. Their sitting denotes honour, rest, and satisfaction; their sitting about the throne signifies nearness to God, the sight an enjoyment they have of him. They were clothed in white raiment; the imputed righteousness of the saints and their holiness: they had of their heads crowns of gold, signifying the glory they have with him Lightnings and voices came from the throne; the awful declarations God makes to his church, of his sovereign will and pleasure. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne; the gifts, graces, and operation of the Spirit of God in the churches of Christ, dispensed according to the will and pleasure of Him who sits upon the throne. In the gospe church, the laver for purification is the blood of the Lord Jesu Christ, which cleanses from all sin. In this all must be washed, to be admitted into the gracious presence of God on earth, and his glorious presence in heaven. The apostle saw four living creatures, between the throne and the circle of the elders, standing between God and the people. These seem to signify the true ministers of the gospel, becaus of their place between God and the people. This also is shown by the description given, denoting wisdom, courage, diligence, and discretion and the affections by which they mount up toward heaven.


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    2532 ευθεως 2112 εγενομην 1096 5633 εν 1722 πνευματι 4151 και 2532 ιδου 2400 5628 θρονος 2362 εκειτο 2749 5711 εν 1722 τω 3588 ουρανω 3772 και 2532 επι 1909 του 3588 θρονου 2362 καθημενος 2521 5740

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. I was in the Spirit (egenomhn en pneumati). Strictly, I became: I found myself in. Appropriate to the sudden and unconscious
    transportation of the seer into the ecstatic state. Thus Dante describes his unconscious rapture into Paradise:

    "And suddenly it seemed that day to day Was added, as if He who had the power Had with another sun the heaven adorned."

    Beatrice, noticing his amazement, says: "Thou makest thyself so dull With false imagining, that thou seest not What thou wouldst see if thou hadst shaken it off. Thou art not upon earth as thou believest; But lightning, fleeing its appropriate site, Ne'er ran as thou, who thitherward returnest." "Paradiso," i., 60-93.

    A throne. See Ezek. i. 26-28.

    Was set (ekeito). Denoting merely position, not that the seer saw the placing of the throne. Compare John ii. 6.

    One sitting. He is called henceforward throughout the book He that sitteth on the throne, and is distinguished from the Son in chapter vi. 16; vii. 10, and from the Holy Spirit in verse 5.

    He is commonly understood to be God the Father; but some understand the triune God.79



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