Revelation 14:5

5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Revelation 14:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 They have told no lies; they are without blame.
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 Not a false word in their mouths. A perfect offering.
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 They've never told a lie. They are blameless.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 Their mouths told no lies. They are without blame.

Revelation 14:5 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 14:5

And in their mouth was found no guile
Or "a lie", as the Complutensian edition, the Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, and all the Oriental versions read; by which may be meant idolatry, for idols and idolatrous practices are often called lies, and lying vanities; see ( Jeremiah 16:19 ) ( Amos 1:4 ) ( Jonah 1:8 ) ( Romans 1:25 ) ; and the sense is, that the superstition and idolatry of the church of Rome were not among them: or it may design false doctrine, and the meaning be, that they did not speak lies in hypocrisy, as the followers of antichrist do; nor were they given up to believe a lie, as they are: the generality of copies read, "no guile"; which is expressive of the sincerity of their words; there was no deceit nor hypocrisy in them; they did not speak with flattering lips to men, nor did they draw nigh to God with their mouths, when their hearts were far from him; they were Israelites indeed, like Nathanael, in whom was no guile; though not in so strict a sense, in which this phrase is used of Christ, ( 1 Peter 1:22 ) ;

for they are without fault before the throne of God;
not as considered in themselves, as if they were entirely free from sin, and never committed any; though it might be true of them, that in general they were of unblemished lives and conversations, that is, not guilty of any notorious and scandalous crimes; but rather the sense is, that they were without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, as being washed in the blood of Christ, and so cleansed from all sin, and as being justified by his righteousness from all iniquity; and so were before the throne of God, and in the sight of divine justice, unblamable and unreproveable; see ( Jude 24 ) ( Colossians 1:22 ) ; the phrase, "before the throne of God", is left out in the Alexandrian copy, and in the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, and in the Complutensian edition.

Revelation 14:5 In-Context

3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
4 These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.
5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.
6 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.
7 He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 32:2; Zephaniah 3:13; John 1:47; 1 Peter 2:22
  • 2. Ephesians 5:27
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