Revelation 22:15

Revelation 22:15

For without are dogs
That is, without the holy city are such persons who are comparable to dogs for their filthiness, impudence, and voraciousness, as are persecutors, heretics, and apostates, ( Matthew 7:6 ) ( Philippians 3:2 ) ( 2 Peter 2:22 ) . Some think Sodomites are intended, as in ( Deuteronomy 23:18 ) . So Abarbinel and others interpret the law; and who abound in the Roman jurisdiction, called therefore Sodom, ( Revelation 11:8 ) and indeed all wicked men, who will be cast out into outer darkness, may be signified hereby. The Jews say F11,

``when a man dies, if he be worthy (or righteous) he descends in the likeness of a lion to receive "his" soul, but if not, in the likeness of "a dog", concerning which David says, ( Psalms 22:20 ) .''
And sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters;
characters of the antichristian party, who will have no place in this city, or glorious kingdom of Christ; (See Gill on Revelation 21:8). And whosoever loveth and maketh a lie;
who loves both to invent and tell lies, and loves to hear them told by others; meaning more especially the doctrinal lies of antichrist, which are spoken in hypocrisy by him, and his followers are given up to believe.
FOOTNOTES:

F11 Raya Mchimna in Zohar in Numb. fol. 95. 2.
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