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REVELATION

 

Chapter 7

 

The Seventh Seal

 

7:1 With (meta) [the passing, AE] of this (touto) I saw (eidon) four (tessaras) messengers (angelous), they having stood (hestōtas) over (epi) the (tas) four (tessaras) angles1137 (gōnias) of the (tēs) land (gēs), powerfully taking hold (kratountas) of the (tous) four (tessaras) winds (anemous) of the (tēs) land (gēs), in order that (hina) wind (anemos) may not blow (mē pneē) over (epi) the (tēs) land (gēs), and nor (mēte) over (epi) the (tēs) sea (thalassēs), and nor (mēte) over (epi) any (pan) tree (dendron).

 

7:2 And (kai) I saw (eidon) another (allon) messenger (angelon) stepping up (anabainonta) from (apo) [the] sun (hēliou) rising up (anatolēs), having (echonta) [a] seal (sphragida) of [the] living (zōntos) God (theou).  

 

And (kai) it cried out (ekraxen) [in, AE] [a] great (megalē) voice (phōnē) to the (tois) four (tessarsin) messengers (angelois) to whom (hois) it was given (edothē) to them (autois) to do unrighteousness (adikēsai) to the (tēn) land (gēn) and (kai) to the (tēn) sea (thalassan),

 

7:3 saying (legōn), “Of the (tēn) land (gēn), and neither (mēte) of the (tēn) sea (thalassan), and nor (mēte) of the (ta) trees (dendra) you may not do unrighteousness (mē adikēsēte), until (achri) we may seal (sphragisōmen) the (tous) slaves (doulous) of the (tou) God (theou) of us (hēmōn) upon (epi) the (tōn) foreheads (metōpōn) of them (autōn).”

 

7:4 And (kai) I heard (ēkousa) the (ton) number (arithmon) of the ones (tōn) having been sealed (esphragismenōn), [a] hundred (hekaton) forty (tesserakonta) four (tessares) thousands (chiliades) having been sealed (esphragismenoi), out (ek) of every (pasēs) tribe (phulēs) of [the] sons (huiōn) of Israel (Israēl).

 

7:5 Out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Judah (Iouda), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades) having been sealed (esphragismenoi);

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Reuben (Rhoubēn), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);  

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Gad (Gad), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades)

 

7:6 out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Aser (Asēr), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);   

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Nepthalim (Nephthalim), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Manasses (Manassē), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades)

 

7:7 out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Simeon (Sumeōn), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);   

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Levi (Leui), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);   

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Issachar (Issachar), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades)

 

7:8 out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Zabulon (Zaboulōn), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);   

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Joseph (Iōsēph), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades);   

 

out (ek) of [the] tribe (phulēs) of Benjamin (Beniamin), twelve (dōdeka) thousands (chiliades) having been sealed (esphragismenoi)

 

7:9 With (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) I saw (eidon), and (kai) behold (idou), [a] crowd (ochlos), which (hon) absolutely not one (oudeis) was being inherently powered (edunato) to number (arithmēsai) it (auton);

 

[[a] crowd, RE] of many (polus) out (ek) of every (pantos) ethnic group (ethnous), and (kai) of tribes (phulōn), and (kai) of peoples (laōn), and (kai) of tongues (glōssōn), having stood (hestōtes) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) throne (thronou), and (kai) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) little lamb (arniou), having thrown around themselves (peribeblēmenous) white (leukas) stoles (stolas), and (kai) palms (phoinikes) in (en) the (tais) hands (chersin) of them (autōn).

 

(For Christ Jesus having his own throne, see Mat. 19:28, 25:31; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:8, 8:1, 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22; Rev. 3:21, 5:6, 6:16, 7:9, 17, 12:5, 19:9-10, 21:3, 22:1, 3.)

 

7:10 And (kai) they cry (krazousin) [in, AE] [a] great (megalō) voice (phōnē), saying (legontes), “The (tō) God (theō) of us (hēmōn), the one (tō) causing himself to sit down (kathēmenō) upon (epi) the (tō) throne (thronō), and (kai) the (tō) little lamb (arniō), [are] the (hē) wholeness (sōtēria) [of us, RE]!”

 

(Both the God and his son Christ Jesus are referred to as saviors by the apostles. The clear distinction the holy scriptures make between the roles of the two is that the God prepared the plan and the schematic for our salvation (Heb. 3:1-4; Rom. 3:23-25; Eph. 1:7-9; Luke 1:47; 1 Tim. 1:1, 2:3, 4:10; 2 Tim. 1:9; Tit. 1:2-3, 2:10, 3:4; Jude 1:25, Rev. 7:10), while Christ Jesus, who caused himself to follow God’s plan and schematic, caused himself to become God’s enabling one, or instrument of our salvation (Heb. 5:9; Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:31, 13:23; Eph. 5:23; Phil. 3:20; 2 Tim. 1:10; Tit. 1:2-4, 2:13, 3:6; 2 Pet. 1:1, 1:11, 2:20, 3:2, 18; 1 John 4:14; Rev. 7:10).

 

7:11 And (kai) all (pantes) the (hoi) messengers (angeloi), and (kai) the (tōn) elders (presbuterōn), and (kai) the (tōn) four (tessarōn) living things (zōōn) had stood (heistēkeisan) circularly around (kuklō) the (tou) throne (thronou).

 

And (kai) they fell4098 (epesan) upon (epi) the (ta) faces (prosōpa) of them (autōn) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) throne (thronou), and (kai) they bowed to4352 (prosekunēsan) the (tō) God (theō),

 

7:12 saying (legontes), “Truly (amēn) the (hē) eulogy (eulogia), and (kai) the (hē) glory (doxa), and (kai) the (hē) wisdom (sophia), and (kai) the (hē) thanksgiving (eucharistia), and (kai) the (hē) honor (timē), and (kai) the (hē) inherent power (dunamis), and (kai) the (hē) strength (ischus), [be] to the (tō) God (theō) of us (hēmōn), into (eis) the (tous) ages (aiōnas) of the (tōn) ages (aiōnōn), truly (amēn)!”

 

7:13 And (kai) one (heis) out (ek) of the (tōn) elders (presbuterōn) was caused to make [a] decision (apekrithē), saying (legōn) to me (moi), “These ones (houtoi), the ones (hoi) having thrown around themselves (peribeblēmenoi) the (tas) stoles (stolas), the (tas) white ones (leukas), who (tines) are they (eisin), and (kai) from where (pothen) did they come (ēlthon)?”

 

7:14 And (kai) I have stated (eirēka) to him (autō), “Lord (kurie) of me (mou), you (su) have seen (oidas).” 

 

And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to me (mou), “These ones (houtoi) are (eisin) the ones (hoi) causing themselves to come (erchomenoi) out (ek) of the (tēs) mental pressure (thlipseōs), the (tēs) great (megalēs) [mental pressure, RE]!

 

And (kai) they washed (eplunan) the (tas) stoles (stolas) of them (autōn), and (kai) they whitened (eleukanan) them (autas) in (en) the (tō) blood (haimati) of the (tou) little lamb (arniou).

 

7:15 Through (dia) this (touto) they are (eisin) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) throne (thronou) of the (tou) God (theou), and (kai) they serve (latreuousin) him (autō) day (hēmeras) and (kai) night (nuktos) in (en) the (tō) holy place3485 (naō) of him (autou).  

 

And (kai) the one (ho) causing himself to sit down (kathēmenos) upon (epi) the (tou) throne (thronou) shall tent (skēnōsei) over (ep’) them (autous).

 

(For what is God’s prophesied true “tent”, his new holy place under his new covenant, the prophesied promise of the Father to place himself into believers to live in them as his new permanent domicile, a true “tent” not built with mortal’s hands but with his own hand, see Ex. 15:17; 2 Sam. 7:5-16; Isa. 8:14; Ezek. 11:16; Joel 2:28-29; Amos 9:11-12; Mat. 3:11, 16:18, 26:61, 27:39-40; Mark 14:58, 15:29; Luke 3:21-22, 24:49; *John 2:19-22, 3:1-, 4:20-24, 7:37-39, 14:2, *23; Acts 1:4-5, 2:16-18, 33, 38-39, *7:44-50, *15:16-18, *17:24, *20:28; *Rom. 8:9-11, 12:4-5; 1 Cor. *3:16-17, *6:19-20, 10:16-17, 12:12-28; *2 Cor. 5:1, *6:16-18; Gal. 3:14, 22; Eph. 1:13-14, 22-23, *2:17-22, 3:6, 4:11-16, 5:30-32; Col. 1:18-27, 2:6-10, 3:15; *1 Thes. 5:9-11; *1 Tim. 3:15; *2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. *3:4-6, 8:2, *9:11-15, *24, 10:21, 36; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 John 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12, 7:15, 11:19, *13:6, *21:3, 22)

 

7:16 They shall absolutely no longer yet pine (ou peinasousin eti)!  

 

But they shall absolutely no longer yet thirst (oude dipsēsousin eti)

 

But no,  absolutely not (oude mē) <may> the (ho) sun (hēlios) fall (pesē) upon (ep’) them (autous), but absolutely not (oude) any (pan) heat (kauma)!

 

7:17 Because (hoti) the (to) little lamb (arnion), the one (to) up (ana) [in, AE] [the] midst (meson) of the (tou) throne (thronou), he shall shepherd (poimanei) them (autous).

 

And (kai) he shall lead (hodēgēsei) them (autous) over (epi) fountains (pēgas) of waters (hudatōn) of life (zōēn).  

 

And (kai) the (ho) God (theos) shall oil out1813 (exaleipsei) every (pan) tear (dakruon) out (ek) of the (tōn) eyes (ophthalmōn) of them (autōn).”

 

(For the God oiling-out the handwriting of the dogmas against us, and our tears, see Acts 3:19; Col. 2:14; Rev. 7:17, 21:4)

 

(For Christ Jesus having his own throne, see Mat. 19:28, 25:31; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:8, 8:1, 12:2; 1 Pet. 3:22; Rev. 3:21, 5:6, 6:16, 7:9, 17, 12:5, 19:9-10, 21:3, 22:1, 3.)