Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Slain Lamb that Rules the World


13 “ I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him (the Son of Man) near before Him (the Ancient of Days). 14 Then to Him (the Son of Man) was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14)

Jesus is the Son of Man; the clouds of heaven are the accompanying angels; the Ancient of Days is the Father; and this passage points to several passages in the Book of Revelation:

Revelation 5

1I saw in the right hand of Him who A)">(A)sat on the throne a B)">(B)book written inside and on the back, C)">(C)sealed up with seven seals.

2And I saw a D)">(D)strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?"

3And no one E)">(E)in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it.

4Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it;

5and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the F)">(F)Lion that is G)">(G)from the tribe of Judah, the H)">(H)Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."

6And I saw a]">[a]between the throne (with the four living creatures) and I)">(I)the elders a J)">(J)Lamb standing, as if K)">(K)slain, having seven L)">(L)horns and M)">(M)seven eyes, which are N)">(N)the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.

7And He came and took O)">(O)the book out of the right hand of Him who P)">(P)sat on the throne.

8When He had taken the book, the Q)">(Q)four living creatures and the R)">(R)twenty-four elders S)">(S)fell down before the T)">(T)Lamb, each one holding a U)">(U)harp and V)">(V)golden bowls full of incense, which are the W)">(W)prayers of the saints.

9And they sang a X)">(X)new song, saying, "Y)">(Y)Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were Z)">(Z)slain, and AA)">(AA)purchased for God with Your blood men from AB)">(AB)every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

10"You have made them to be a AC)">(AC)kingdom and AD)">(AD)priests to our God; and they will AE)">(AE)reign upon the earth."

11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels AF)">(AF)around the throne and the AG)">(AG)living creatures and the AH)">(AH)elders; and the number of them was AI)">(AI)myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,

12saying with a loud voice, "AJ)">(AJ)Worthy is the AK)">(AK)Lamb that was AL)">(AL)slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."

13And AM)">(AM)every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who AN)">(AN)sits on the throne, and to the AO)">(AO)Lamb, AP)">(AP)be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."

14And the AQ)">(AQ)four living creatures kept saying, "AR)">(AR)Amen " And the AS)">(AS)elders AT)">(AT)fell down and worshiped.

Footnotes:
  1. Revelation 5:6 Lit in the middle of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders
Cross references:
  1. Revelation 5:1 : Rev 4:9; 5:7, 13
  2. Revelation 5:1 : Ezek 2:9, 10
  3. Revelation 5:1 : Is 29:11; Dan 12:4
  4. Revelation 5:2 : Rev 10:1; 18:21
  5. Revelation 5:3 : Phil 2:10; Rev 5:13
  6. Revelation 5:5 : Gen 49:9
  7. Revelation 5:5 : Heb 7:14
  8. Revelation 5:5 : Is 11:1, 10; Rom 15:12; Rev 22:16
  9. Revelation 5:6 : Rev 4:4; 5:8, 14
  10. Revelation 5:6 : John 1:29; Rev 5:8, 12; 13:8
  11. Revelation 5:6 : Rev 5:9, 12; 13:8
  12. Revelation 5:6 : Dan 8:3
  13. Revelation 5:6 : Zech 3:9; 4:10
  14. Revelation 5:6 : Rev 1:4
  15. Revelation 5:7 : Rev 5:1
  16. Revelation 5:7 : Rev 5:1
  17. Revelation 5:8 : Rev 4:6; 5:6, 11, 14
  18. Revelation 5:8 : Rev 4:4; 5:14
  19. Revelation 5:8 : Rev 4:10
  20. Revelation 5:8 : John 1:29; Rev 5:6, 12; 13:8
  21. Revelation 5:8 : Rev 14:2; 15:2
  22. Revelation 5:8 : Rev 15:7
  23. Revelation 5:8 : Ps 141:2; Rev 8:3
  24. Revelation 5:9 : Ps 33:3; 40:3; 98:1; 149:1; Is 42:10; Rev 14:3; 15:3
  25. Revelation 5:9 : Rev 4:11
  26. Revelation 5:9 : Rev 5:6, 12; 13:8
  27. Revelation 5:9 : 1 Cor 6:20; Rev 14:3
  28. Revelation 5:9 : Dan 3:4; 5:19; Rev 7:9; 10:11; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6; 17:15
  29. Revelation 5:10 : Rev 1:6
  30. Revelation 5:10 : Rev 1:6
  31. Revelation 5:10 : Rev 3:21; 20:4
  32. Revelation 5:11 : Rev 4:4
  33. Revelation 5:11 : Rev 4:6; 5:6, 8, 14
  34. Revelation 5:11 : Rev 4:4; 5:6, 14
  35. Revelation 5:11 : Dan 7:10; Heb 12:22; Jude 14; Rev 9:16
  36. Revelation 5:12 : Rev 1:6; 4:11; 5:9
  37. Revelation 5:12 : John 1:29; Rev 5:6, 13; 13:8
  38. Revelation 5:12 : John 1:29; Rev 5:6, 13; 13:8
  39. Revelation 5:13 : Phil 2:10; Rev 5:3
  40. Revelation 5:13 : Rev 5:1
  41. Revelation 5:13 : John 1:29; Rev 5:6, 12; 13:8
  42. Revelation 5:13 : Rom 11:36; Rev 1:6
  43. Revelation 5:14 : Rev 4:6; 5:6, 8, 11
  44. Revelation 5:14 : 1 Cor 14:16; Rev 7:12; 19:4
  45. Revelation 5:14 : Rev 4:4; 5:6, 8
  46. Revelation 5:14 : Rev 4:10

Revelation 6

1Then I saw when the A)">(A)Lamb broke one of the B)">(B)seven seals, and I heard one of the C)">(C)four living creatures saying as with a D)">(D)voice of thunder, "Come."

2I looked, and behold, a E)">(E)white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and F)">(F)a crown was given to him, and he went out G)">(G)conquering and to conquer.

3When He broke the second seal, I heard the H)">(H)second living creature saying, "Come."

4And another, I)">(I)a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to J)">(J)take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.

5When He broke the third seal, I heard the K)">(K)third living creature saying, "Come " I looked, and behold, a L)">(L)black horse; and he who sat on it had a M)">(M)pair of scales in his hand.

6And I heard something like a voice in the center of the N)">(N)four living creatures saying, "A a]">[a]quart of wheat for a b]">[b]denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and O)">(O)do not damage the oil and the wine."

7When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the P)">(P)fourth living creature saying, "Come."

8I looked, and behold, an Q)">(Q)ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name R)">(R)Death; and S)">(S)Hades was following with him Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, T)">(T)to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.

9When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw U)">(U)underneath the V)">(V)altar the W)">(W)souls of those who had been slain X)">(X)because of the word of God, and because of the Y)">(Y)testimony which they had maintained;

10and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Z)">(Z)How long, O AA)">(AA)Lord, AB)">(AB)holy and true, will You refrain from AC)">(AC)judging and avenging our blood on AD)">(AD)those who dwell on the earth?"

11And AE)">(AE)there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should AF)">(AF)rest for a little while longer, AG)">(AG)until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be AH)">(AH)completed also.

12I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great AI)">(AI)earthquake; and the AJ)">(AJ)sun became black as AK)">(AK)sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

13and AL)">(AL)the stars of the sky fell to the earth, AM)">(AM)as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

14AN)">(AN)The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and AO)">(AO)every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15Then AP)">(AP)the kings of the earth and the great men and the c]">[c]commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

16and they AQ)">(AQ)said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him AR)">(AR)who sits on the throne, and from the AS)">(AS)wrath of the Lamb;

17for AT)">(AT)the great day of their wrath has come, and AU)">(AU)who is able to stand?"

Footnotes:
  1. Revelation 6:6 Gr choenix; i e a dry measure almost equal to a qt
  2. Revelation 6:6 The denarius was equivalent to a day's wages
  3. Revelation 6:15 I.e. chiliarchs, in command of one thousand troops
Cross references:
  1. Revelation 6:1 : John 1:29; Rev 5:6, 12; 13:8
  2. Revelation 6:1 : Rev 5:1
  3. Revelation 6:1 : Rev 4:6; 5:6, 8, 11, 14
  4. Revelation 6:1 : Rev 14:2; 19:6
  5. Revelation 6:2 : Zech 1:8; 6:3; Rev 19:11
  6. Revelation 6:2 : Zech 6:11; Rev 9:7; 14:14; 19:12
  7. Revelation 6:2 : Rev 3:21
  8. Revelation 6:3 : Rev 4:7
  9. Revelation 6:4 : Zech 1:8; 6:2
  10. Revelation 6:4 : Matt 10:34
  11. Revelation 6:5 : Rev 4:7
  12. Revelation 6:5 : Zech 6:2, 6
  13. Revelation 6:5 : Ezek 4:16
  14. Revelation 6:6 : Rev 4:6
  15. Revelation 6:6 : Rev 7:3; 9:4
  16. Revelation 6:7 : Rev 4:7
  17. Revelation 6:8 : Zech 6:3
  18. Revelation 6:8 : Prov 5:5; Hos 13:14; Matt 11:23; Rev 1:18; 20:13
  19. Revelation 6:8 : Prov 5:5; Hos 13:14; Matt 11:23; Rev 1:18; 20:13
  20. Revelation 6:8 : Jer 14:12; 15:2; 24:10; 29:17; Ezek 5:12, 17; 14:21; 29:5
  21. Revelation 6:9 : Ex 29:12; Lev 4:7; John 16:2
  22. Revelation 6:9 : Rev 14:18; 16:7
  23. Revelation 6:9 : Rev 20:4
  24. Revelation 6:9 : Rev 1:2, 9
  25. Revelation 6:9 : Rev 12:17
  26. Revelation 6:10 : Zech 1:12
  27. Revelation 6:10 : Luke 2:29; 2 Pet 2:1
  28. Revelation 6:10 : Rev 3:7
  29. Revelation 6:10 : Deut 32:43; Ps 79:10; Luke 18:7; Rev 19:2
  30. Revelation 6:10 : Rev 3:10
  31. Revelation 6:11 : Rev 3:4, 5; 7:9
  32. Revelation 6:11 : 2 Thess 1:7; Heb 4:10; Rev 14:13
  33. Revelation 6:11 : Heb 11:40
  34. Revelation 6:11 : Acts 20:24; 2 Tim 4:7
  35. Revelation 6:12 : Matt 24:7; Rev 8:5; 11:13; 16:18
  36. Revelation 6:12 : Is 13:10; Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Matt 24:29; Mark 13:24
  37. Revelation 6:12 : Is 50:3; Matt 11:21
  38. Revelation 6:13 : Matt 24:29; Mark 13:25; Rev 8:10; 9:1
  39. Revelation 6:13 : Is 34:4
  40. Revelation 6:14 : Is 34:4; 2 Pet 3:10; Rev 20:11; 21:1
  41. Revelation 6:14 : Is 54:10; Jer 4:24; Ezek 38:20; Nah 1:5; Rev 16:20
  42. Revelation 6:15 : Is 2:10, 19, 21; 24:21; Rev 19:18
  43. Revelation 6:16 : Hos 10:8; Luke 23:30; Rev 9:6
  44. Revelation 6:16 : Rev 4:9; 5:1
  45. Revelation 6:16 : Mark 3:5
  46. Revelation 6:17 : Is 63:4; Jer 30:7; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 31; Zeph 1:14; Rev 16:14
  47. Revelation 6:17 : Ps 76:7; Nah 1:6; Mal 3:2; Luke 21:36

Revelation 7

1After this I saw A)">(A)four angels standing at the B)">(B)four corners of the earth, holding back C)">(C)the four winds of the earth, D)">(D)so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.

2And I saw another angel ascending E)">(E)from the rising of the sun, having the F)">(F)seal of G)">(G)the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the H)">(H)four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,

3saying, "I)">(I)Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have J)">(J)sealed the bond-servants of our God on their K)">(K)foreheads."

4And I heard the L)">(L)number of those who were sealed, M)">(M)one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:

5from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,

6from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,

7from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,

8from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.

9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from N)">(N)every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing O)">(O)before the throne and P)">(P)before the Lamb, clothed in Q)">(Q)white robes, and R)">(R)palm branches were in their hands;

10and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "S)">(S)Salvation to our God T)">(T)who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

11And all the angels were standing U)">(U)around the throne and around V)">(V)the elders and the W)">(W)four living creatures; and they X)">(X)fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

12saying, "Y)">(Y)Amen, Z)">(Z)blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever AA)">(AA)Amen."

13Then one of the elders AB)">(AB)answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the AC)">(AC)white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?"

14I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the AD)">(AD)great tribulation, and they have AE)">(AE)washed their robes and made them AF)">(AF)white in the AG)">(AG)blood of the Lamb.

15"For this reason, they are AH)">(AH)before the throne of God; and they AI)">(AI)serve Him day and night in His AJ)">(AJ)temple; and AK)">(AK)He who sits on the throne will spread His AL)">(AL)tabernacle over them.

16"AM)">(AM)They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;

17for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their AN)">(AN)shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the AO)">(AO)water of life; and AP)">(AP)God will wipe every tear from their eyes."

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