Read revelation 21 commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the. But the mere mention of a book by the bible doesnt mean that the book belongs in our bibles. John in his gospel always writes greek hierosoluma of the old city. We can say that revelation chapter 21 begins a new section of the book of revelation. An outline of what is to be discussed is then seen in verses 28 of chapter 21, with detail then added beginning in chapter 21. Wycliffe commentary of all the symbolic numbers in the book of revelation, the number 7 receives prominence. Now i saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Revelation 21 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Probably john did not expect to hear that sweet gospel message just then.
The nations and kings of the earth bring their glory and honor to it. How anyone in their wildest imagination could get the new heaven and the new earth to be the church is a mystery that baffles my imagination. Just click the link to the commentary of a chapter that you want to read. Revelation 22 bible commentary matthew henry concise. We can say that revelation chapter 21 begins a new section of the book of.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole. Serpents are often used as pictures of evil in the bible genesis 3. The significance of colors and numbers adapted from bill wheeler material numbers 1 unity, togetherness one god. Therefore, in this post i want to show a comprehensive list of the numbers in the book of revelation. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 21 and more. As the second half of the tribulation week progresses from the seal judgments to the trumpet judgments, the intensity of gods dealing increases by at least a third, i. In this chapter we move very close to the entry into canaan, but a number of experiences prior to that entry which would aid israel in the struggles to come remained to be recorded, and the record of them would fill the pentateuch, all the way to the end of deuteronomy. A confirmation of this and all the other visions of this book v. Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine providence towards the church in the world. David guzik commentary on revelation 21, where a new heaven, a new earth.
A commentary on the book of revelation chapter 9 sounding. A person starting here might well throw the whole bible away in frustration, unable to make head nor tail of it. Commentary on the book of numbers by matthew henry. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb. Revelation 21 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. The remaining two chapters describe the eternal and consummated kingdom of god. Numbers 21 niv arad destroyed when the canaanite bible. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 21. As it does for the rest of the pentateuch, universal jewish and christian tradition attributes the authorship of the book of numbers to moses. All these several visions follow one another in order, and this vision reaches into eternity. The previous chapter ended with a short statement that the antichrist and his governmental system of ten horns shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her. Numbers 21 commentary james burton coffman commentaries. The new perspective of this last section is glorious.
An overview of revelation 21 22 chapters 21 22 are introduced by revelation 21. It is very significant that the book of revelation is the last book of the bible. Numbers 21 new international version niv arad destroyed. An angel shows john the holy city, the new jerusalem, revelation 21. The versebyverse commentary on each chapter of revelation is on a separate page of this website. It includes the sevenvolume seventhday adventist bible commentary, the twovolume seventhday adventist encyclopedia, as well as the single volumes seventhday adventist bible dictionary, seventh. The new heaven, the new earth, and new jerusalem to chapter 22. A commentary on the book of revelation chapter 18 by tom. The remaining two chapters describe the eternal and consummated kingdom of god and the saints on the new earth. The lord jesus christ was speaking of lofty themes, of worlds newly made, and yet in. John the divine, although the godgiven title is at the very beginning of the text, the revelation of jesus christ, which god. In other passages of scripture, the sea is associated with the heathen isaiah 57. Perhaps meaning one of the poles on which their ensigns were carried.
Jan 11, 20 the book of revelation is saturated with symbolic language. Study revelation 22 using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. John the divine, although the godgiven title is at the very beginning of the text, the revelation of. While many associate the word apocalypse with great disaster, the book of revelation begins and ends by saying that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so. Numbers 21 to 36 free bible commentary in easy english. A commentary on the book of the revelation edgar cayce readings 1971, 19932015 by the edgar cayce foundation 5 the book of the revelation with the edgar cayce readings as given for each chapter chapters 122, with interpretation 91 toward a better understanding of the book of the revelation, a group project.
Fiery serpents hebrew, nechashim, the plural of the word translated serpent, genesis 3. Very important we note this and realize we cannot study revelation in the same way we study the book of romans. The book of revelation is saturated with symbolic language. A free bible version and commentary on the new testament book of revelation in easy english.
John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things. The king of arad, the canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard that israel was coming on the road to atharim, then he fought against israel and took some of them prisoners. Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and. Commentaries for revelation chapter 20 the imprisonment of the dragon, or satan. Book of numbers overview insight for living ministries. The people murmur and are plagued with fiery serpents, ver. This commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. David guzik commentary on numbers 21, where god sends fiery serpents among the. After the two witnesses are taken to heaven rev 11.
In numbers, judah, issachar, zebulun are on the east numbers 2. Letters to the assemblies at ephesus, smyrna, pergamos, and thyatira. When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of god shouted for joy. The message of chapter five cannot be over emphasized. The thousandyear interval is used in two connections in this passage.
This chapter begins with the sounding of the fifth trumpet judgment, where a star falls from heaven unto the earth revelation 9. Revelation 21 kjv and i saw a new heaven and a new earth. Revelation 21 niv bible then i saw a new heaven and a. Nine times out of ten, when people ask, how do you interpret the book of. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. Nov 19, 2012 this is the holy book of revelation, known as the revelation of st. The chapter naturally falls into the following divisions. Numbers 21 commentary peter petts commentary on the bible. More details about new jerusalem and the conclusion of yahovahs endtime prophetic word. We would love to see and read such ancient literature lost to history. It is further clear that the saraph was so named from his colour, not his venom, because when moses was ordered to make a saraph he made a serpent of brass or rather copper, with the evident intent of imitating as closely as possible the appearance of the venomous reptile. An introduction to the vision of the new jerusalem v.
Chapter twenty the beginning and end of the millennium. This is a twopart vision, where god is praised as creator chapter 4 and christ as powerful redeemer chapter 5. The armies of israel now begin to emerge out of the wilderness, and to come into a land inhabited, to enter upon action, and take possession of the frontiers of the land of promise. Both testaments can be divided into history instruction prophecy revelation is the only book of prophecy in the new testament. Aug 29, 2016 in this post i provide a list of the numbers used in the book of revelation because those numbers are often seen as symbolic. New heaven and earth, new jerusalem revelation chapter 21. Numbers 21 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. The holy bible book 66 revelation kjv dramatized audio. God and the lamb are the temple and light of it, revelation 21.
The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. A further description of the heavenly state of the church v. The events in this part happened when the israelites were preparing to enter the promised land. Seventhday adventist bible commentary 1978 revised vols. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. This book plunges you into a confusing array of dragons and trumpets and vials and seals, with many amazing sights and sounds and visions. Already in the book of revelation it is shown to be the source of the satanic beast revelation. God help each one of us to have every sin confessed and forgiven so our names will remain in the book. Their numbertwelve gates, answering to the twelve tribes of israel. An overview of revelation 2122 chapters 2122 are introduced by revelation 21. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. Numbers 21 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.
Her light, wall, gates, and foundations, described, revelation 21. I stanley in his commentary he claims that the churches in chapter one are the new heaven and the new earth in chapter 21. The seventhday adventist commentary reference series is a set of volumes produced primarily by seventhday adventist scholars, and designed for both scholarly and church member use. Revelation 21 a new heavens, a new earth, and a new jerusalem a. Sounding the fifth and sixth trumpets demonic locusts and demonic horsemen 1 and the fifth angel sounded, and i saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. This is the holy book of revelation, known as the revelation of st. And they journeyed from mount hor by the way of the red sea, to compass the land of. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the lambs book of life.
Its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve god. Revelation 21 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. Numbers 21 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. And they came to balaam, and said to him, thus saith balak the son of zippor, let nothing, i pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me. Verse by verse commentary on revelation precept austin. Therefore it is said in the book of the wars of the lord. King arad the canaaniterather, the canaanite king of arad an ancient town on the southernmost borders of palestine, not far from kadesh. In this post i provide a list of the numbers used in the book of revelation because those numbers are often seen as symbolic. If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities. Revelation 21 commentary commentary critical and explanatory.
Return from chapter 21 to the versebyverse commentary on revelation page. All the events of revelationthe end times, here represented as the sealed scroll, fall under the mighty power of the lamb. And when king arad the canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that israel came by the way of the spies. I have recommended this commentary to a number of individuals who sought to truly understand the revelation of jesus christ and the feedback to date has been uniformly positive. Moses is the central figure within the book, and in at least two instances numbers mentions him recording events by the lords commands numbers 33. Introduction to the revelation of the day of yahovah the l ord chapter 2. A commentary on the book of revelation chapter 18 by tom stewart the. The number 7 and the book of revelation a heart for god. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. And now to complete the seals we have to turn to the 8th chapter of revelation, so we will have to go forward and skip the seventh chapter to return later. Revelation, chapter 21 king james version christian. Verses 1520 and balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. The destruction of babylon the great 1 and after these things i saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power.226 1038 740 188 63 440 1482 1018 584 1143 527 1015 750 1234 925 1121 830 1174 910 943 791 1359 93 856 951 378 395 1025