Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand
"Asher", which the Septuagint pronounce "Aser", as here, signifies "blessed", ( Genesis 30:13 ) ; as all the sealed ones are, blessed with all spiritual blessings, with grace here, and glory hereafter.
Of the tribe of Nephthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand;
the name of this tribe signifies "wrestlings", ( Genesis 30:8 ) ; and may design the wrestlings of saints, both with God in prayer, and with their enemies, sin, Satan, and the world, and also their strivings together for the faith of the Gospel.
Of the tribe of Manasses [were] sealed twelve thousand;
this word signifies "forgetting", ( Genesis 41:51 ) ; and shows that the followers of Christ should forget the things that are behind, their sinful lusts and pleasures, the onions and garlic in Egypt, and their former company and acquaintance, their own people, and their father's house, and all their labours and sufferings for the sake of Christ.