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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Revelation 5:3

    CHAPTERS: Revelation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Revelation 5:3

    και 2532 ουδεις 3762 ηδυνατο 1410 5711 εν 1722 τω 3588 ουρανω 3772 ουδε 3761 επι 1909 της 3588 γης 1093 ουδε 3761 υποκατω 5270 της 3588 γης 1093 ανοιξαι 455 5658 το 3588 βιβλιον 975 ουδε 3761 βλεπειν 991 5721 αυτο 846

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And no man was able, neither in heaven, nor on earth, nor under the earth, to open the book, nor to look on it.

    King James Bible - Revelation 5:3

    And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

    World English Bible

    No one in heaven above, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the book, or to look in it.

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    Anf-05 iii.iv.i.x.ii Pg 43, Anf-07 vi.ii.v Pg 2

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    Revelation 5:3

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 Pg 17
    Not found in Scripture. Comp. Isa. xl. 13; Prov. i. 6. Hilgenfeld, however, changes the usual punctuation, which places a colon after prophet, and reads, “For the prophet speaketh the parable of the Lord. Who shall understand,” etc.

    <index subject1="Holy Spirit" title="140" id=""/>Since, therefore, having renewed us by the remission of our sins, He hath made us after another pattern, [it is His purpose] that we should possess the soul of children, inasmuch as He has created us anew by His Spirit.1509

    1509 The Greek is here very elliptical and obscure: “His Spirit” is inserted above, from the Latin.

    For the Scripture says concerning us, while He speaks to the Son, “Let Us make man after Our image, and after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the beasts of the earth, and the fowls of heaven, and the fishes of the sea.”1510


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.xiv Pg 162.1

    Anf-03 Pg 31
    Isa. xl. 13.

    So says Isaiah. What has he also to do with illustrations from our God? For when (the apostle) calls himself “a wise master-builder,”5454


    Anf-03 Pg 34
    Isa. xl. 13, quoted (according to the Sept.) by the apostle in Rom. xi. 34, 35.

    Now, (Marcion,) since you have expunged so much from the Scriptures, why did you retain these words, as if they too were not the Creator’s words? But come now, let us see without mistake5869

    5869 Plane: ironically.

    the precepts of your new god: “Abhor that which is evil, and cleave to that which is good.”5870


    Anf-03 Pg 8
    Isa. xl. 13.

    Caught in this trap, the heretic probably changed the passage, with the view of saying that his god wished to make known to his principalities and powers the fellowship of his own mystery, of which God, who created all things, had been ignorant. But what was the use of his obtruding this ignorance of the Creator, who was a stranger to the superior god,6009

    6009 Marcion’s god, of course.

    and far enough removed from him, when even his own servants had known nothing about him? To the Creator, however, the future was well known. Then why was not that also known to Him, which had to be revealed beneath His heaven, and on His earth? From this, therefore, there arises a confirmation of what we have already laid down. For since the Creator was sure to know, some time or other, that hidden mystery of the superior god, even on the supposition that the true reading was (as Marcion has it)—“hidden from the God who created all things”—he ought then to have expressed the conclusion thus: “in order that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to Him, and then to the principalities and powers of God, whosoever He might be, with whom the Creator was destined to share their knowledge.” So palpable is the erasure in this passage, when thus read, consistently with its own true bearing. I, on my part, now wish to engage with you in a discussion on the allegorical expressions of the apostle. What figures of speech could the novel god have found in the prophets (fit for himself)?  “He led captivity captive,” says the apostle.6010


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712


    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.ii Pg 14
    Comp. Isa. xl. 13, 14; with Rom. xi. 34.

    With whom the apostle agreeing exclaims, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”2712


    Anf-03 v.v.xvii Pg 4
    Rom. xi. 34, 35; comp. Isa. xl. 14.

    Surely none!  Because there was present with Him no power, no material, no nature which belonged to any other than Himself.  But if it was with some (portion of Matter)6289

    6289 De aliquo.

    that He effected His creation, He must have received from that (Matter) itself both the design and the treatment of its order as being “the way of wisdom and knowledge.” For He had to operate conformably with the quality of the thing, and according to the nature of Matter, not according to His own will in consequence of which He must have made6290

    6290 Adeo ut fecerit.

    even evil things suitably to the nature not of Himself, but of Matter.

    Anf-03 v.v.xviii Pg 6
    Isa. xl. 14.

    Of this He made all things, making them through It, and making them with It.  “When He prepared the heavens,” so says (the Scripture6295

    6295 Or the “inquit” may indicate the very words of “Wisdom.”

    ), “I was present with Him; and when He strengthened above the winds the lofty clouds, and when He secured the fountains6296

    6296 Fontes. Although Oehler prefers Junius’ reading “montes,” he yet retains “fontes,” because Tertullian (in ch. xxxii. below) has the unmistakable reading “fontes” in a like connection.

    which are under the heaven, I was present, compacting these things6297

    6297 Compingens.

    along with Him. I was He6298

    6298 Ad quem: the expression is masculine.

    in whom He took delight; moreover, I daily rejoiced in His presence: for He rejoiced when He had finished the world, and amongst the sons of men did He show forth His pleasure.”6299


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    :13 Isa 40:13,14; 41:28 Ro 11:34


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