Questions tagged [revelation]

The book of Revelation is the last book of the canonical New Testament. (This tag is NOT for questions about the revelation of God's will/plan/instruction in general).

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To whom Jesus refers “my God”?

Revelation 3:12 recorded (ESV) "the one who conquers I will make him a pillar in the trample of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of ...
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May “witness” mean a plaintiff defending himself in Greek?

(Revelation of John 11:3) "And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth." It looks like that here the ...
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Are the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14 the same group of people?

Are the 144,000 in Revelation 7 the same as those spoken of in Chapter 14? While there are similarities there are also differences. The 144,000 of chapter 7 are Jewish as indicated belonging to the 12 ...
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What is the meaning of “Rahab who sits still.”?

Isaiah 30:7 English Standard Version Egypt’s help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her “Rahab who sits still.” Is this an allusion to Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had ...
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In Psalm 76:10, does God tactfully use the wrath of his enemies to Glorify Himself, and finally destroys the remainder?

Psalm 76:9-11 (NASB 2020) 9 When God arose to judgment, To save all the humble of the earth. Selah 10 For the wrath of mankind shall praise You; You will encircle Yourself with a remnant of wrath. 11 ...
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Who is speaking to the Churches in Revelation 1:10-11, Jesus or the Spirit?

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:10-11: “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus ...
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What law and covenant is Revelation 15:5 talking about when it says “the tabernacle of the covenant law”? What about Revelation 11:19?

Revelation 15:5 talks about a covenant and a law: 5 After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. Similarly, Revelation 11:19 ...
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As a bride prepared for her husband - Revelation 21:2

Revelation 21:2 (ESV), And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Considering the geographical and historical context of ...
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Why do Daniel 7:5 and Revelation 13:2 mention a bear, while Jeremiah 5:6 mentions a wolf?

Many Bible prophecies associate beasts with evil kingdoms. Three passages have such similarities that I assume they should be viewed as having some commonality of meaning, but one striking difference ...
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Would the Two Witnesses be a governor and a priest? [closed]

Usually, I favor more allegorical interpretation, especially of Genesis and Revelation, but I am dedicated to a literal gloss on at least the existence of two specific persons who are the referents of ...
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Must Ezekiel 44:1-3 be fulfilled prior to the new Eden of Revelation 22?

When analyzing biblical Temples of YHVH in context to the Tanakh & Gospels, Yerushalem (יְרֽוּשָׁלִָ֑ם) has already experienced the construction of 3 Temples built to honor YHVH (prior to 70 AD) : ...
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Who are those who fear God's name in Revelation 11:18?

Revelation 11:18 English Standard Version The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear ...
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Wrath of the Lamb in Revelation 6:16

Revelation 6:16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! I do not have trouble imagining ...
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Synagogue of Satan in Revelation 3:9?

Revelation 3:9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I ...
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Are the 144,000 in Revelation 14:4 male only?

Revelation 14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 ...
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Revelation 13:8a All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast. Literally all?

Revelation 13:8a All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast Does this mean that no believers are alive at this occasion?
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What is the significance and mystery of the new name in Revelation 2:17?

Revelation 2:17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone ...
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Is gold perishable?

1 Peter 1:18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors. Revelation 21:21 The ...
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Who is the king stated as being, “one is”, in Revelation 17:10, KJV?

Revelation 17:10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (My emphasis) This sixth king (following ...
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In Revelation 4, who is “I” and who is “He”?

Rev.4 [1] After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee ...
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Is the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven or on earth?

Is the supper in heaven or on earth? “And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God....
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Who are the “Great Multitude” in Revelation 7:9?

NIV - Revelation 7:9: After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count There is a not complete answer in Revelation 7:14 These are they who have come out of ...
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In Matt, 6:10, it is implied that the kingdom, to come, will be on earth as it (already) is in heaven, by God's will. Who will be earthbound? [closed]

We see in Rev, 14:1 that there are to be 144,000 (male) souls/holy ones, standing (on the heavenly Mount Zion) in unison with the Lamb, obviously singled out for special service. Then we see in Rev, 7:...
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How many people can live in the New Jerusalem?

John 14:3 And if I [Jesus] go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. The size of the New Jerusalem is found in Revelation 21:15 The ...
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Why does the elder ask John about the multitudes in Revelation 7?

Revelation 7:13 KJV 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? The elder asks John about the multitudes in white robes ...
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Does Revelation 20:4 refer to 4 different groups of people?

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: Group 1: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus Group 2: and for the word of God Group 3: ...
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Revelation 2:10, is the tribulation of the ordinary believer 1/4 of Jesus'?

Revelation 2:10, (DRB): Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be ...
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1 Timothy 3:7, what is the meaning of “reproach and snare of the Devil”?

1 Timothy 3:7 (DRB): Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. What is the meaning of "lest he fall into reproach and ...
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Acts 4:26, isn't the Christ himself the Lord?

Acts 4:26 (DRB): The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes assembled together against the Lord and his Christ. The question is so simple: Isn't the Christ himself the Lord?, How to say (...
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What does Revelation 3:14 say about Jesus? What kind of witness is the speaker of Revelation 3:14? What does this say about the time of creation?

The American Standard Version of Revelation 3:14 says, And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of ...
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Why doesn't the Father know the Name which was written?

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His ...
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Why did Jesus Christ confess ignorance about his second coming as recorded in Mark 13:32?

Mark 13:32 of the Young's Literal Translation bible says' And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers who are in the heaven, not even the Son -- except the ...
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Question about Revelation 1:11

I agree that the phrase "Alpha and Omega" refers to the Father in the three verses of the book Revelation,namely Rev 1:8, 21:6 and 22:13, as in your discussion above. But in the King James version and ...
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Could a written name in the book of Life be blot out (erased)?

Revelation 3:5 (DRB): 5He that shall overcome shall thus be clothed in white garments: and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life. And I will confess his name before my Father and ...
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Was the phrase ζωὴν ἐν ἑαυτῷ in John 5:26 related to the Tetragrammaton as well as the ὁ ζῶν in Revelation 1:17?

John 5:26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; John 5:26 NA27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ἔχει ζωὴν ...
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Is eternal life only for overcomers?

In Revelation 2:7 Jesus says: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God. ...
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How is Jesus “ruler of the kings of the earth”?

(Note: There have been questions asking who the "kings of the earth," this verse is referring to, mine is a separate question about Jesus's relationship with these so-called kings). Revelation 1:4-5 (...
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Could The Mark of The Beast simply be what a Man is made of? [closed]

There's something I've been studying up on and was curious what this community might have to say about it. According to Revelation 13:18 the number of The Beast is 666 and when looking into certain ...
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Why did H.S direct John to use the word for “to happen” in Revelation 16:17 instead off the normal word for “to complete”?

Revelation 16:17 Then the seventh poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done! ”--that is, "γέγονεν." What catches my eye here is ...
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Revelation 5:13, the accurate translation “in the Sea” or “on the Sea”?

Revelation 5:13 (DRB): And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them: I heard all saying: To him that sitteth ...
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What take place?

We read revelation 8:1 "when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour". When we imagine of heaven it would be full of joyful noice singing hallelujeh song, ...
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What does teaching of nicolaitans mean…? [duplicate]

In revelation 2:6 "yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the nicolaitans,which i also hate" What are the teachings and deeds of nicolaitans ?.
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Is there a relationship between 1 John 4:18 and Revelation 21:8?

1 John 4:18 (ASV): There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love. Revelation 21:8 (ASV): ...
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Does Revelation 20:14 implicitly indicate that the Sea also will be cast into the lake of fire?

Revelation 20:13,14 (KJV); And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. ...
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In Revelation 21:8 Did John mean by “all liars” the previously mentioned in the same verse?

Revelation 21:8 (KJV); But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which ...
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Do we receive the full measure of God’s grace on earth? (1 Peter 1:13)

NASB translation of 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” ...
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Revelation 13:18 Pronunciation Help

If you had to pronounce the Greek characters that form the 666 in Revelation 13:18, how would it sound phonetically? I aporecitae it's a non-word and so may be hard to say, but if you HAD to ...
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Are there connections between the woman fleeing the Dragon in Revelation 12 and the Great Whore in Revelation 17?

Are there any connections between the woman fleeing the Dragon in Revelation 12 and the Great Whore on the Dragon in Revelation 17?
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In Revelation 21:8, is “Fear” or even “Cowardice” a Sin necessitates punishment?

A word aroused my attention when I was reading Revelation 21:8, this word is "δειλοῖς" which has the following translations in Arabic and English versions of the Bible: الخائفون. الجبناء. Fearful. ...
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Does “second death” in Revelation 20:13-14 implicitly indicate “second Hades”?

In Revelation 20:13-14; And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death ...

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