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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 5:6


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    King James Bible - Revelation 5:6

    And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    World English Bible

    I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four
    living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 5:6

    And I saw: and behold in the midst of the throne and of the four
    living creatures, and in the midst of the ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes: which are the seven Spirits of God, sent forth into all the earth.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne, and of the four
    living beings, and in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 ειδον 1492 5627 και 2532 ιδου 2400 5628 εν 1722 μεσω 3319 του 3588 θρονου 2362 και 2532 των 3588 τεσσαρων 5064 ζωων 2226 και 2532 εν 1722 μεσω 3319 των 3588 πρεσβυτερων 4245 αρνιον 721 εστηκος 2476 5761 ως 5613 εσφαγμενον 4969 5772 εχον 2192 5723 κερατα 2768 επτα 2033 και 2532 οφθαλμους 3788 επτα 2033 οι 3739 εισιν 1526 5748 τα 3588 επτα 2033 του 3588 θεου 2316 πνευματα 4151 τα 3588 απεσταλμενα 649 5772 εις 1519 πασαν 3956 την 3588 γην 1093

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (6) -
    Re 4:4-6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6

    ¶ Y mir; y he aquí en medio del trono y de los cuatro animales, y en medio de los ancianos, estaba un Cordero como muerto, que tenía siete cuernos, y siete ojos, que son los siete Espíritus de Dios enviados en toda la tierra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 5:6

    Verse 6. Stood a
    Lamb] Christ, so called because he was a sacrificial offering; arnion signifies a little or delicate lamb.

    As it had been slain] As if now in the act of being offered. This is very remarkable; so important is the sacrificial offering of Christ in the sight of God that he is still represented as being in the very act of pouring out his blood for the offenses of man. This gives great advantage to faith: when any soul comes to the throne of grace, he finds a sacrifice there provided for him to offer to God. Thus all succeeding generations find they have the continual sacrifice ready, and the newly-shed blood to offer.

    Seven horns] As horn is the emblem of power, and seven the number of perfection, the seven horns may denote the all- prevailing and infinite might of Jesus Christ. He can support all his friends; he can destroy all his enemies; and he can save to the uttermost all that come unto God through him.

    Seven eyes] To denote his infinite knowledge and wisdom: but as these seven eyes are said to be the seven Spirits of God, they seem to denote rather his providence, in which he often employs the ministry of angels; therefore, these are said to be sent forth into all the earth. See on chap. i. 4.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts , etc.] These words, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, are left out in the Syriac version: and in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb ; John, upon the intimation given him by the elder, lift up his eyes, and with great earnestness looked about, and saw the person he pointed at, though not in the form of a lion, but in the appearance of a lamb, to which Christ, both in the Old and New Testament, is often compared; and that very aptly, for his innocence and purity of nature; for his harmless and inoffensive conversation; and for his meek and humble deportment throughout the whole of his life; and for his patience at the time of his sufferings and death; and for his usefulness both for food and clothing to his people; and chiefly for his sacrifice for them, typified both by the passover lamb, and by the lambs of the daily sacrifice: hence it follows, as it had been slain ; or as having been slain; Christ had been really slain by the wicked hands of the Jews, and not in appearance only; the as, here, is not a note of mere similitude and likeness, but of reality and truth; (see John 1:14 Philippians 2:7); but he was now risen from the dead, and therefore is said to have been slain some time before, though now alive; and he appeared to have the marks of his sufferings and death upon him, as he had after his resurrection the print of the nails and spear, in his hands, feet, and side; and he was as a lamb that had been newly or lately slain: and it may denote the continued efficacy of his blood, to cleanse from all sin, and of his sacrifice to take it away; he was as a Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, with respect to the continual virtue of his blood and sacrifice; and he will be, on the same account, the Lamb as it had been slain, unto the end of the world. The position and situation of this Lamb were, he stood in the midst of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders; he stood, being risen from the dead, and ascended up into heaven, but was not as yet set down upon the throne with his Father, but was very near it; he stood before it, ready to be placed upon it, and receive his power and his kingdom; he stood between the throne, and between the living creatures, and the elders, being the Mediator between God, and his church, and people; he, appeared before the throne for them, as their advocate, and stood ready to give them all the assistance, and to do them all the good he could: and this his situation may also denote, that he is continually in view, is always in the sight of God, as the Lamb that had been slain; his blood is carried within the vail, is sprinkled upon the mercy seat, and is always in sight, and calls for peace and pardon; and God the Father always looks upon it, and to his righteousness, sacrifice, and satisfaction, on account of his people: moreover, his being in the midst of the four living creatures, and elders, may signify his presence in his churches, and with his ministers, which he has promised them to the end of the world. This Lamb is further represented, as having seven horns ; it is very unusual for a lamb to have horns, and especially seven: these horns are expressive of the power of Christ, of his dominion and government, even of his kingly power and authority; so kings are signified by horns in ( Daniel 8:20,21 7:24); and Christ himself is called the horn of David, and the horn of salvation, ( <19D217> Psalm 132:17 Luke 1:69); and signify, that upon his resurrection from the dead, and ascension to heaven, he was made and declared Lord and Christ; and the number seven expresses the fulness and perfection of his power and authority, having, as Mediator, all power in heaves and in earth given him; and what is above all power, might, dominion, and every name in this world, and that to come; and may have some relation to the seven states of his churches in so many periods of time; and show not only that he has power sufficient to protect and defend his people in all times, and to push at and destroy his and their enemies, but to open the then sealed book, and unloose the seals: and as another qualification for this work, it follows, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth ; which some understand of angels, and of a sufficient number of them, which belong to Christ, and are at his command, and who are ready to do his will, and to be sent forth by him, into the several parts of the earth, to execute his pleasure: but these rather design the Spirit of God and his gifts, which Christ received without measure, both in his human nature, at his incarnation, and after his resurrection from the dead, and ascension; which he bestowed on his apostles and ministering servants, whom he sent forth into all the world, to preach his Gospel with them; and which he has, more or less, ever since continued to do. The Ethiopic version reads in the singular number, and this is the Spirit of God which is sent into all the earth; (see Gill on Revelation 1:4); these seven eyes may design the perfect knowledge of Christ, his foresight of future events, and his all wise providence, which is always and everywhere concerned to fulfil and accomplish them; so that he is every way qualified to take the book of future events, as to the church and world, and reveal it, open and explain it, and fulfil the things contained in it; (see Zechariah 3:9).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - The
    apostle saw in the hand of Him that sat upon the throne, a roll of parchments in the form usual in those times, and sealed with seve seals. This represented the secret purposes of God about to be revealed. The designs and methods of Divine Providence, toward the church and the world, are stated, fixed, and made a matter of record The counsels of God are altogether hidden from the eye an understanding of the creature. The several parts are not unsealed an opened at once, but after each other, till the whole mystery of God' counsel and conduct is finished in the world. The creatures cannot ope it, nor read it; the Lord only can do so. Those who see most of God are most desirous to see more; and those who have seen his glory desire to know his will. But even good men may be too eager and hast to look into the mysteries of the Divine conduct. Such desires, if no soon answered, turn to grief and sorrow. If John wept much because he could not look into the book of God's decrees, what reason have many to shed floods of tears for their ignorance of the gospel of Christ! of that on which everlasting salvation depends! We need not weep that we cannot foresee future events respecting ourselves in this world; the eager expectation of future prospects, or the foresight of futur calamities, would alike unfit us for present duties and conflicts, or render our prosperous days distressing. Yet we may desire to learn from the promises and prophecies of Scripture, what will be the fina event to believers and to the church; and the Incarnate Son ha prevailed, that we should learn all that we need to know. Christ stand as Mediator between God and both ministers and people. He is called Lion, but he appears as a Lamb slain. He appears with the marks of his sufferings, to show that he pleads for us in heaven, in virtue of his satisfaction. He appears as a Lamb, having seven horns and seven eyes perfect power to execute all the will of God, and perfect wisdom to understand it, and to do it in the most effectual manner. The Fathe put the book of his eternal counsels into the hand of Christ, an Christ readily and gladly took it into his hand; for he delights to make known the will of his Father; and the Holy Spirit is given by his to reveal the truth and will of God.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    και
    2532 ειδον 1492 5627 και 2532 ιδου 2400 5628 εν 1722 μεσω 3319 του 3588 θρονου 2362 και 2532 των 3588 τεσσαρων 5064 ζωων 2226 και 2532 εν 1722 μεσω 3319 των 3588 πρεσβυτερων 4245 αρνιον 721 εστηκος 2476 5761 ως 5613 εσφαγμενον 4969 5772 εχον 2192 5723 κερατα 2768 επτα 2033 και 2532 οφθαλμους 3788 επτα 2033 οι 3739 εισιν 1526 5748 τα 3588 επτα 2033 του 3588 θεου 2316 πνευματα 4151 τα 3588 απεσταλμενα 649 5772 εις 1519 πασαν 3956 την 3588 γην 1093

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6. And lo! Omit.

    In the midst of. Not on the throne, but perhaps in the space in the center of which is the throne, and which is surrounded by the twenty-four elders. A Lamb (arnion). The diminutive, very frequent in Revelation, and once in the Gospel of John (xxi. 15). Nowhere else in the New Testament. Compare Isa. liii. 7; John i. 29, 36. Christ had just been spoken of as a lion. He now appears as a lamb. Some interpreters emphasize the idea of gentleness, others that of sacrifice.

    Slain (esfagmenon). The verb indicates violence, butchery. See on 1 John iii. 12. It is also the sacrificial word. Exod. xii. 6.

    Stood (esthkov). Rev., more correctly, standing. Though slaughtered the lamb stands. Christ, though slain, is risen and living.

    Seven horns and seven eyes. See remarks on the Apocalyptic imagery, chapter i. 16. The horn is the emblem of might. See 1 Sam. ii. 10; 1 Kings xxii. 11; Ps. cxii. 9; Dan. vii. 7, 20 sqq.; Luke i. 69. Compare Matthew xxviii. 18. The eyes represent the discerning Spirit of God in its operation upon all created things.

    Sent forth (apestalmena). See on Mark iii. 14.



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