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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Who is being described in Rev. 13:11-12 and in what context do we understand the verses?"

In Rev. 13:11 it says," And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first ...
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What is “the great tribulation” in Revelation 7:14?

Revelation 7:14 I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. If ...
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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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Who is the angel and why ascending?

I have a question concerning Revelations 7:2 I saw another angel ascending from the East, having a seal of the living God. He called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to ...
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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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Rev 1:2 what are we to understand by John's wording regarding the logos?

...who testified to the word (λόγον logon) of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, everything that he saw. NASB He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. Rev 19:13 ...
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Do the scriptures support a literal meaning for the “thousand years” in Rev. 20:7?

Revelation 20:7 (NIV) "When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison"
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How can 'what must soon come to pass' in Revelation 1:1 be reconciled with ~2000+ years?

Revelation begins with "This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass." (Berean Study Bible) The word 'soon' here is 'tachei', ...
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Is it Michael and his angels that ''overcome'' the Devil and his angels by the 'blood of the Lamb'?

In Revelation 12, in the war that breaks out in heaven, there's no mention of a weapon which actually overcomes the devil so as to be cast out of heaven and onto the earth, other than the ''blood of ...
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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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What is the opposite of Love? [closed]

The answer to this question will reveal the single greatest identifier of the antichrist who is the lawless one spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:-7.
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In Colossians 1:15, what does “firstborn of every creature” mean?

I was studying passages on the Bible about Jesus and its origin. One verse is, to me, somewhat hard to understand (Colossians 1:15, in King James version): Who is the image of the invisible God, ...
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What is the significance of the three phrases “was and is and is to come” and “is and was and is to come” and “was and is” in Revelation?

The phrase "who is and was and is to come" (ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος) first appears in Revelation 1:4. These terms are repeated in 1:8 and then again in 4:8 except the order is changed: ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek word 'semeion' in Revelation

I was under the impression that the Greek word 'semeion' as used in Revelation, means "sign". However, I discover that this Greek word is interpreted as either 'event' (in the NLT), 'wonder'...
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Who were the Nicolaitans and why did Jesus hate their deeds?

A popular view of Jesus is that His being all love means that He cannot hate anyone or anything. In light of this, Revelation 2:6 has a very curious statement from Jesus: But this thou hast, that ...
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Can a person's spirit leave its body miraculously without causing death?

Ezekiel was sitting in his house. Then was Ezekiel's spirit leaving his body in Ezekiel 8: 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of ...
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Second beast or the image that will force the people to receive a mark on their hands or forehead in Revelation 13:15-16?

Revelation 13:15-16 NASB [15]And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the ...
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What does the “Blood” & “Sea” & the “Great Mountain” mean?

John fortold events to come (Rev. 1:1) so what does this verse mean and what do the following stand for? A The "Blood"? B The "Sea"? C The "Great Mountain Burning With Fire"? D Why a "Third"? E ...
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What does Revelation 8:8 refer to - a volcano or maybe a meteorite?

What do you think Revelation 8:8 refers to, a volcano or maybe a meteorite? Rev 8:8 - The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A ...
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Does the Fourth Gospel identify ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος (Revelation 4:8) as the Christ?

In Revelation John describes the four living creatures who say: And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease ...
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Is the 'angel of the abyss' (Rev 9:11) the self-same 'angel' — who has the 'key to the abyss' (Rev 20:1)?

Rev 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of ...
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Who is being worshipped in Revelation 5:14?

Revelation 5:13-14 ESV: 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be ...
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Did the angel forget about Jesus when he claimed that God is the only one to be worshipped in Revelation 22:9?

When John fell down to worship the angel that had just showed him the prophetic visions of Revelation, the angel quickly stopped him in his tracks and corrected him for doing so, as he (the angel) was ...
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Is John's vision of the second coming of Christ (Revelation 19:11-19) a fulfillment of Matthew 16:28?

Matthew 16:28 (NASB): 28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” And then John, on Patmos, ...
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Does Revelation 14:11 describe eternal torment for the unbelievers?

Revelation 14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10they, too, will drink the ...
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Does the “holy, holy, holy” in Revelation 4:8 provide a hint to the post NT concept of the holy trinity? [closed]

Revelation 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord ...
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Was it John who looked into the scroll in Revelation 6:1?

Revelation 6:1 NASB [1]Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come." Its a little puzzling who ...
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Who is the angel in Revelation 11:1-8?

I am reading through Revelation again, in the NKJV. I recently read chapter 11, and something stood out at me that I have never seen before. I want to ask about it, hence this post. Revelation 11:1-8 ...
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Why the use of Lamb “ἀρνίον” and not either Lamb “ἀρήν” or Lamb “ἀμνὸς” in Revelation?

Twice John identifies Jesus as the "Lamb/Ἀμνὸς of God" (ESV): The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb (Ἀμνὸς) of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (...
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Are the souls of Revelation 6:9-11 awake and, yet, still awaiting the resurrection?

Revelation 6:9-11 (NASB): 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been killed because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice ...
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To what does “the word of God and testimony of Jesus Christ” refer in Revelation 1:2?

In the opening of Revelation we read (NIV emphasis mine): The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel ...
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What is the relationship between Ezekiel’s vision of Jerusalem and the 12 Tribes with the vision in Revelation 7 and the 144,000 from the 12 Tribes?

Recently I was asked why the tribe of Dan was not mentioned in Revelation chapter 7. During the course of my research I came across a suggestion that there was a link between Ezekiel’s vision of ...
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What did Jesus mean by saying “I am the First and the Last” in Revelation 1:17?

Revelation 1:17-18 (NRSV): 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I ...
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Is there one tree of life that stood on each side of the river?

On each side of the river stood the tree of life (Rev 22:2 NIV) At least a minimum of two trees is needed if each side of a river is planted with it. How is it that the verse speaks of a singular ...
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What does it mean to be “carried away in the Spirit”?

3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. [Revelation 17:3 NASB] 10 And he ...
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Were Satan and his evil forces cast out of heaven or not? Revelation 12:7-9 vs Ephesians 6:12

Revelation 12:7-9 (NASB) says: 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they did not prevail, and there was no ...
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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: After this I looked, and I saw in heaven the temple—that is, the tabernacle of the covenant law—and it was opened. (Rev 15:5 NIV) Similarly, ...
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Does Revelation 1:6 have an example of Sharp's Rule?

Sharp's Rule states a writer indicates two substantives attributed to a single person by beginning a phrase placing the article before the first substantive connecting the second with καὶ while ...
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How many thrones are in view in Revelation 22:1

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb - Revelation 22:1 I see three possibilities for what is being spoken of here ...
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Who is speaking in Revelation 1:8?

Revelation 1:8 (NIV): "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." In the NASB, the quote above appears in red letters (i.e. words ...
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Questions on the Trumpet and Vial Judgments of the book of Revelation

I have three questions: 1) What is the scriptural basis for the assertion that the 7th Trumpet of the book of Revelation contains the 7 Vial judgments? I am unable to find a satisfactory scriptural ...
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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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Does the voice of the seven thunders in Revelation 10:4 come from the throne of God?

Revelation 10:4 (KJV) 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders ...
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Did the lake of fire come from Revelation 20:9?

"They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."- Revelation 20:9 And exactly one ...
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Revelation 14:13 says, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on”. Why “from now on”?

NIV Revelation 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from ...
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When is the marriage of the Lamb? (Revelation 19:9)

The gospel of Matthew says “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven” (Mt 22:30, KJV). But then the Revelation of John says: "...
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Who is Babylon in 1 Peter 5:13?

1 Peter 5:13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. Is this the same Babylon in Revelation? Revelation 14:8 A second angel followed and said,...
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Who is speaking in Rev 1:7? The Angel sent in verse 1, John or Jesus?

I'm curious to know who is speaking in Rev 1:7 where is says that every eye will see 'him'. Is it the angel God sends, John himself or Jesus?
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Who are the prophets that hold to the “Testimony of Jesus”?

In Revelation 19:10 it is recorded that John and his brothers hold to the testimony of Jesus and following on in the same verse,the angel announces, "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of ...

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