Revelation 4:1 DBY

1 After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard as of a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I will shew thee the things which must take place after these things.

Study tools for Revelation 4:1

  • a 4:5 - Lampas: only here and ch. 8.10 where the word is translated 'torch.' Not the lamp as a utensil (luchnia, ch. 1.13), but what furnished the light itself
  • b 4:6 - I use 'round' for what is connected with anything (not necessarily united to it) as a centre, as the tire of a wheel, but 'around' is used for detached objects encircling.
  • c 4:8 - See Isa. 6.2,3.
  • d 4:8 - I judge that Ezek. 10.12 shows that 'round' belongs to the eyes.
  • e 4:8 - I prefer 'cease not' to 'have no rest,' because in English 'having no rest' means constant fatigue. The Greek here means 'no intermission of action.'
  • f 4:8 - See Note l, ch. 1.8.
  • g 4:8 - On the throne, 'who was' comes first. It is in time: see Note, ch. 1.4.
  • h 4:10 - See Note h, ch. 3.9.