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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 6:17


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    King James Bible - Revelation 6:17

    For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

    World English Bible

    for the great
    day of his wrath has come; and who is able to stand?"

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 6:17

    For the great
    day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For the great
    day of his wrath is come; and who will be able to stand?

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (17) -
    Re 11:18; 16:14 Isa 13:6 *etc:

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:17

    porque el gran día de su ira es venido, ¿y quin podr estar delante de l?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 6:17

    Verse 17. For the great
    day of his wrath] The decisive and manifest time in which he will execute judgment on the oppressors of his people.

    Who shall be able to stand?] No might can prevail against the might of God. All these things may literally apply to the final destruction of Jerusalem, and to the revolution which took place in the Roman empire under Constantine the Great. Some apply them to the day of judgment; but they do not seem to have that awful event in view. These two events were the greatest that have ever taken place in the world, from the flood to the eighteenth century of the Christian era; and may well justify the strong figurative language used above.

    Through I do not pretend to say that my remarks on this chapter point out its true signification, yet I find others have applied it in the same way. Dr. Dodd observes that the fall of Babylon, Idumea, Judah, Egypt, and Jerusalem, has been described by the prophets in language equally pompous, figurative, and strong. See Isa. xiii. 10; xxxiv. 4, concerning Babylon and Idumea; Jer. iv. 23, 24, concerning Judah; Ezek. xxxii. 7, concerning Egypt; Joel ii. 10, 31, concerning Jerusalem; and our Lord himself, Matt. xxiv. 29, concerning the same city. "Now," says he, "it is certain that the fall of any of these cities or kingdoms was not of greater concern or consequence to the world, nor more deserving to be described in pompous figures, than the fall of the pagan Roman empire, when the great lights of the heathen world, the sun, moon, and stars, the powers civil and ecclesiastical, were all eclipsed and obscured, the heathen emperors and Caesars were slain, the heathen priests and augurs were extirpated, the heathen officers and magistrates were removed, the temples were demolished, and their revenues were devoted to better uses. It is customary with the prophets, after they have described a thing in the most symbolical and figurative manner, to represent the same again in plainer language; and the same method is observed here, ver. 15-17: And the kings of the earth, &c. That is, Maximin, Galerius, Maxentius, Licinius, &c., with all their adherents and followers, were so routed and dispersed that they hid themselves in dens, &c.; expressions used to denote the utmost terror and confusion. This is, therefore, a triumph of Christ over his heathen enemies, and a triumph after a severe persecution; so that the time and all the circumstances, as well as the series and order of the prophecy, agree perfectly with this interpretation. Galerius, Maximin, and Licinius, made even a public confession of their guilt, recalled their decrees and edicts against the Christians, and acknowledged the just judgments of God and of Christ in their own destruction." See Newton, Lowman, &c., and Dr. Dodd on this chapter, with the works of several more recent authors.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. For the great day of his wrath is come , etc.] The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, of their wrath; both of him that sits upon the throne, and of the Lamb, against the Heathen gods and Heathen persecutors, in answer to the cry of the martyrs in ( Revelation 6:9,10). And who shall be able to stand ? against either of them, or in their presence, and so as to bear their wrath and displeasure; all which expresses guilt, shame, fear, and despair.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-17 - When the sixth seal was opened, there was a great
    earthquake. The foundations of churches and states would be terribly shaken. Such bol figurative descriptions of great changes abound in the prophecies of Scripture; for these events are emblems, and declare the end of the world and the day of judgment. Dread and terror would seize on all sorts of men. Neither grandeur, riches, valour, nor strength, can support men at that time. They would be glad to be no more seen; yea to have no longer any being. Though Christ be a Lamb, he can be angry and the wrath of the Lamb is exceedingly dreadful; for if the Redeeme himself, who appeases the wrath of God, be our enemy, where shall we find a friend to plead for us? As men have their day of opportunity and their seasons of grace, so God has his day of righteous wrath. I seems that the overthrow of the paganism of the Roman empire is her meant. The idolaters are described as hiding themselves in their den and secret caves, and vainly seeking to escape ruin. In such a day when the signs of the times show those who believe in God's word, tha the King of kings is approaching, Christians are called to a decide course, and to a bold confession of Christ and his truth before their fellowmen. Whatever they may have to endure, the short contempt of ma is to be borne, rather than that shame which is everlasting __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    17. The great
    day (h hmera h megalh). Lit., the day, the great (day). For the construction, see on 1 John iv. 9.

    Is come (hlqen). Lit., came.

    Shall be able to stand (dunatai staqhnai). Rev., rightly, is able. Compare Nahum i. 6; Mal. iii. 2.



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