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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does the worship of the Lamb in Revelation 5 contradict the first commandment (Exodus 20:2-4)?

The Lamb is worshipped in Revelation 5 (ESV): Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty ...
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Is Revelation 13:4 an allusion to Job 40:19b?

[Job 40:19 NLT] (19) It [Behemoth] is a prime example of God's handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it. [Rev 13:4 NET] (4) they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority to ...
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Is there intended a relationship between Job 40:19, Proverbs 8:22 and Revelation 3:14?

[Job 40:15-20 CSB] (15) Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like cattle. (16) Look at the strength of his back and the power in the muscles of his belly. (17) He stiffens ...
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In Revelation 7:9, do people keep their racial features?

Revelation 7:9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. ...
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Are God and the Lamb the same being? Revelation 22:3-5

Revelation 22:3-5 (ESV) reads: 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his ...
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How is the reader meant to understand God's wrath, because of the anger of the nations?

In Revelation 11:18 (NIV) it is written, 18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who ...
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What is the meaning of "these words" in Revelation 21:5?

Revelation 21:5 ESV And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." A. ...
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In 1 John 4:18, does "because fear hath punishment" mean, "He who fears will be punished"?

1John 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. Does "because fear hath punishment&...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:26, what is the significance of καταργεῖται ("abolish") being a present indicative instead of a future?

[1Co 15:26 NASB] (26) The last enemy that will be abolished is death. [1Co 15:26 MGNT] (26) ἔσχατος ἐχθρὸς καταργεῖται ὁ θάνατος The context of 1 Corinthians 15 is a little difficult to sort out, ...
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Revelation 12:7 and there was war in heaven, is this before the creation Gen. 1:1 or is it in between Gen.1:1 and Gen. 1:2?

Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in heaven". I am trying to understand if the war is before creation. Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." I know ...
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Did Jesus call his disciples "cowards"?

Revelation 21:8 New International Version But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be ...
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Why is the perfect tense used to describe clothing for Jesus and John?

Quick question - I am learning Greek and trying to read the NT in the same. Why is the perfect tense used when describing Jesus’ (Rev 1) and John the Baptist’s clothes (Mark 1)? Specifically I am ...
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In Revelation 5:13, how should πᾶν κτίσμα be understood?

If this is really "every creature", when, in the opening of the first seal, has or will this occur? [Rev 5:13 NLT] (13) And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the ...
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In Revelation 5:10, how should “βασιλεύουσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς” be translated?

In Revelation 5:10, should βασιλεύουσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς be translated “They will reign on the earth”, or “They will reign over the earth”?
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"But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a sabbath...." - Matt, 24:20. Could this line be in reference to a single day?

It has often been said, by many a theologian, that Jesus' words, as portrayed in Matt, 24:15-22, to take just part of the "Olivet Discourses" (for the moment), imply a dual prophecy, ...
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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: 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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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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What does Jesus' command in Matthew 5:34 to not swear oaths mean given the oaths made in other places?

Matthew 5:34: But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; Exodus 22:11: the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that ...
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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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