VINCENT'S WORD STUDIES
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Robertson's Word Pictures in the NT - Greek NT
Honor. Omit. On the doxologies in Revelation, see on ch. i. 6.
Did corrupt (efqeiren). The imperfect tense denoting habit. Avenged (exedikhsen). Exacted vengeance from (ex).
At her hand (ek). Lit., "from her hand." See on ch. ii. 7; xviii. 20.
Righteousness (dikaiwmata). More strictly, as Rev. righteous acts.
The testimony of Jesus (h marturia tou Ihsou). Some explain as the testimony which proceeds from Jesus. Jesus, by imparting this testimony to believers imparts to them the spirit of prophecy. Others, the witness which is born to Jesus. The way of bearing this witness, the substance and essence of this testimony is the Spirit of prophecy.
The Word of God (o Logov tou Qeou). This name for our Lord is found in the New Testament only in the writings of John. It is one of the links which connects Revelation with John's other writings. Compare John i. 1-14; 1 John i. 1. Some object to this on the ground that, in the Gospel of John, the term is used absolutely, the Word, whereas here it is qualified, the Word of God, which the Evangelist nowhere employs, and in 1 John i. 1, the Word of life. But, as Alford observes: "It may be left to any fair-judging reader to decide whether it be not a far greater argument for identity that the remarkable designation oJ Logov the Word is used, than for diversity, that, on the solemn occasion described in the Apocalypse, the hitherto unheard adjunct of God is added." The idea of God which is represented here, underlies the absolute term the Word in John i. 1. It is further urged that in the Gospel oJ Logov is applied to the prehistoric Christ, while in this passage it is applied to the historic Christ. But the Dame of the historic Christ is that referred to in ver. 12, not in ver. 13. It is the name "which no one knoweth but He Himself," expressing the character of His whole redeeming work. The name in ver. 13 is that which belongs originally and essentially to Him.
Smite (patassh). See on ch. xi. 6.
Shall rule (poimanei). See on ch. ii. 27.
Wine-press. See on ch. xiv. 19.
Of the fierceness and wrath ( tou qumou kai thv orghv). Omit and, and render, as Rev., the fierceness of the wrath. See on John iii. 36. Of Almighty God ( tou qeou tou pantokratorov). Lit., of God the all-ruler. See on ch. i. 8.
Midst of heaven. See on ch. viii. 13.
Gather yourselves together (sunagesqe). The best texts read sunacqhte be gathered together, as Rev. Compare Ezek. xxxix. 17 sqq. The supper of the great God (to deipnon tou megalou Qeou). Read to mega tou for tou megalou, and render the great supper of God.
Mark. See on ch. xiii. 16.
Lake (limnhn). See on Luke v. 1.
Brimstone. See on ch. xiv. 10.