Revelation 19:9

9 Then 1he said to me, "2Write, '3Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' " And he said to me, "4These are true words of God."

Revelation 19:9 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 19:9

And he saith unto me, write
What follows, because of the importance of it, and to show the certainty of it, and that it may be regarded and remembered: the person speaking is either the voice from the throne, ( Revelation 19:5 ) or the angel that attended John all along, and showed him this revelation, ( Revelation 1:1 ) or the angel that proposed to show him the judgment of the great whore, ( Revelation 17:1 ) .

Blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the
Lamb;
by which is meant the Gospel ministry and ordinances, and communion in them, to which the Jews will be called to partake of in the latter day; these at the first of the Gospel dispensation are called a "dinner", to which, the Jews were invited, but refused to come, and now a "supper", because made in the evening of that dispensation; to which being called with an effectual calling, they will come and partake of it; on which account they are pronounced blessed, being the bride, the Lamb's wife, having on his righteousness, partaking of his benefits, and being called unto, and made meet for eternal glory and happiness; or else these may design converted Gentiles, who will be invited to join with them, and will.

And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God;
the Syriac version reads, "these my true words are of God"; being true, it is plain they are of God, and being of God, it is certain they are true; for he is the God of truth, and cannot lie, and therefore may be depended upon.

Revelation 19:9 In-Context

7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."
8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' " And he said to me, "These are true words of God."
10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Revelation 17:1; Revelation 19:10
  • 2. Revelation 1:19
  • 3. Matthew 22:2; Luke 14:15
  • 4. Revelation 17:17; Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6