Revelation 22:15

15 "Outside the city are the dogs and those who practice witchcraft. Outside are also those who commit sexual sins and murder. Those who worship statues of gods, and everyone who loves and does what is false, are outside too.

Revelation 22:15 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Revelation 22:15 In-Context

13 I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the First and the Last. I am the Beginning and the End.
14 "Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will have the right to come to the tree of life. They will be allowed to go through the gates into the city.
15 "Outside the city are the dogs and those who practice witchcraft. Outside are also those who commit sexual sins and murder. Those who worship statues of gods, and everyone who loves and does what is false, are outside too.
16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this witness for the churches. I am the Root and the Son of David. I am the bright Morning Star."
17 The Holy Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let those who hear say, "Come!" Anyone who is thirsty should come. Anyone who wants to take the free gift of the water of life should do so.