Revelation 7:11

Were standing (isthkeisan). Past perfect active of isthmi intransitive and used like an imperfect as in John 19:25 . Round about (kuklwi). Preposition (in a circle) with genitive as in Revelation 4:6 ; Revelation 5:11 . The angels here rejoice in the salvation of men ( Luke 15:7 Luke 15:10 ; 1 Peter 1:12 ). Upon their faces (epi ta proswpa autwn). In reverential worship of God as in 1 Peter 11:16 . For this worship (fell and worshipped) see also 1 Peter 4:10 ; 1 Peter 5:14 ; 1 Peter 11:16 ; 1 Peter 19:4 1 Peter 19:10 ; 1 Peter 22:8 . The dative twi qewi (God) with proskunew (to worship) is the usual construction for that meaning. When it means merely to do homage the accusative case is usual in this book (Charles). But in the Fourth Gospel the reverse order is true as to the cases with proskunew (Abbott, Joh. Vocab. pp. 138-142).