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    REVELATION 22

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      1  The river of the water of life.
     2  The tree of life.
     5  The light of the city of God is himself.
     9  The angel will not be worshipped.
    18  Nothing may be added to the word of God, nor taken
        therefrom.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - A pure.
       * Ps 36:8; 46:4 Isa 41:18; 48:18; 66:12 Eze 47:1-9 Zec 14:8
       * Joh 7:38,39
    - water.
       * Re 7:17; 21:6 Ps 36:9 Jer 2:13; 17:13 Joh 4:10,11,14
    - clear.  See on ch.
       * Re 21:11
    - proceeding.
       * Re 3:21; 4:5; 5:6,13; 7:10,11,17 Joh 14:16-18; 15:26; 16:7-15
       * Ac 1:4,5; 2:33
    
    
    VERSE 2 
     - the midst.
       * :1; 21:21 Eze 47:1,12
    - the tree of life.
      Rather, the definite article not being in the original, 'a
      tree of life;' for there were three trees; one in the street,
      and one on each side of the river.
    
       * :14; 2:7 Ge 2:9; 3:22-24 Pr 3:18
    - healing.
       * Re 21:24 Ps 147:3 Isa 6:10; 57:18,19 Jer 17:14 Eze 47:8-11 Ho 14:4
       * Mal 4:2 Lu 4:18 1Pe 2:24
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - there.
       * Re 21:4 De 27:26 Zec 14:11 Mt 25:41 Ge 3:10-13
    - but.
       * Re 7:15-17; 21:22,23 Ps 16:11; 17:15 Isa 12:6 Eze 48:35 Mt 25:21
       * Joh 14:3; 17:24
    - his.
       * Re 7:15 Joh 12:26
    
    
    VERSE 4 
     - they.
       * Eze 33:18-20,23 Job 33:26 Ps 4:6 Isa 33:17; 35:2; 40:5 Mt 5:8
       * Joh 12:26; 17:24 1Co 13:12 Heb 12:14 1Jo 3:2,3
    - and his.  See on ch.
       * Re 3:12; 14:1
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - no night.
       * Re 18:23
    - See on ch.
       * Re 21:22-25 Ps 36:9; 84:11 Pr 4:18,19 Isa 60:19,20
    - and they.
       * Re 3:21; 11:15 Da 7:18,27 Mt 25:34,46 Ro 5:17 2Ti 2:12 1Pe 1:3,4
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - These.  See on ch.
       * Re 19:9; 21:5
    - the holy.
       * Re 18:20 Lu 1:70; 16:16 Ac 3:18 Ro 1:2 1Pe 1:11,12 2Pe 1:21; 3:2
    - sent.  See on ch.
       * Re 1:1 Da 3:28; 6:22 Mt 13:41 Ac 12:11 2Th 1:7
    - which.
       * :7 Ge 41:32 1Co 7:29 2Pe 3:8,9
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - I come.
       * :10,12,20
    - See on ch.
       * Re 3:11
    - blessed.
       * :9
    - See on ch.
       * Re 1:3
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - I fell.  See on ch.
       * Re 19:10,19
    
    
    VERSE 9 
     - See.
       * Re 19:10 De 4:19 Col 2:18,19 1Jo 5:20
    - worship God.
       * Re 4:10; 9:20; 14:7; 15:4 Ex 34:14 2Ki 17:36 Ps 45:11 Mt 4:9 Lu 4:7
       * Joh 4:22,23
    
    
    VERSE 10 
     - he saith.
       * :12,13,16,20
    - Seal.
       * Re 5:1; 10:4 Isa 8:16 Da 8:26; 12:4,9 Mt 10:27
    - for.  See on ch.
       * Re 1:3 Isa 13:6 Eze 12:23 Ro 13:12 2Th 2:3 1Pe 4:7
    
    
    VERSE 11 
     - that is unjust.
       * Re 16:8-11,21 Ps 81:12 Pr 1:24-33; 14:32 Ec 11:3 Eze 3:27 Da 12:10
       * Mt 15:14; 21:19; 25:10 Joh 8:21 2Ti 3:13
    - and he that.
       * :3; 7:13-15 Job 17:9 Pr 4:18 Mt 5:6 Eph 5:27 Col 1:22 Jude 1:24
    
    
    VERSE 12 
     - I come.  See on ver.
       * :7 Zep 1:14
    - and my.
       * Re 11:18 Isa 3:10,11; 40:10; 62:11 1Co 3:8,14; 9:17,18
    - to give.  See on ch.
       * Re 20:12 Mt 16:27 Ro 2:6-11; 14:12
    
    
    VERSE 13 
     - See on ch.
       * Re 1:8,11; 21:6 Isa 41:4; 44:6; 48:12
    
    
    VERSE 14 
     - Blessed.
       * :7 Ps 106:3-5; 112:1; 119:1-6 Isa 56:1,2 Da 12:12 Mt 7:21-27
       * Lu 12:37,38 Joh 14:15,21-23; 15:10-14 1Co 7:19 Ga 5:6
       * 1Jo 3:3,23,24; 5:3
    - may have.
       * Joh 4:12 1Co 8:9; 9:5 *Gr:
    - to the.  See on ver.
       * :2; 2:7
    - and may.  See on ch.
       * Re 21:27 Joh 10:7,9; 14:6
    
    
    VERSE 15 
     - without.
       * Re 9:20,21; 21:8,27 1Co 6:9,10 Ga 5:19-21 Eph 5:3-6 Col 3:6
    - dogs.  See on
       * Php 3:2
    - sorcerers.
       * Re 9:21; 18:23 Isa 47:9,12; 57:3 Mal 3:5 Ac 8:11; 13:6-11
    - whoremongers.  See on ch.
       * Re 17:1-6
    - whosoever.
       * Re 21:8,27 1Ki 22:8,21-23 Isa 9:15,16 Jer 5:31 Joh 3:18-21
       * Joh 8:46 2Th 2:10-12
    
    
    VERSE 16 
     - I Jesus.  See on ver.
       * :6; 1:1
    - to testify.
       * :20
    - See on ver.
       * :1,11; 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22
    - I am.  See on ch.
       * Re 5:5 Isa 11:1 Zec 6:12 Mt 22:42,45 Ro 1:3,4; 9:5
    - the bright.
       * Re 2:28 Nu 24:17 Mt 2:2,7-10 Lu 1:78 2Pe 1:19
    
    
    VERSE 17 
     - the Spirit.  See on ver.
       * :16 Isa 55:1-3 Joh 16:7-15
    - the bride.  See on ch.
       * Re 21:2,9
    - Come.
       * Isa 2:5
    - let him that heareth.
       * Ps 34:8 Isa 2:3,5; 48:16-18 Jer 50:5 Mic 4:2 Zec 8:21-23
       * Joh 1:39-46; 4:29 1Th 1:5-8
    - let him that is athirst.  See on ch.
       * Re 21:6 Isa 55:1 Joh 7:37
    - let him take.
       * Isa 12:3 Joh 4:10,14
    - freely.
       * Ro 3:24 1Co 2:12
    
    
    VERSE 18 
     - testify.  See on ver.
       * :16; 3:14 Eph 4:17 1Th 4:6
    - heareth.  See on ch.
       * Re 1:3
    - If.
       * De 4:2; 12:32 Pr 30:6 Mt 15:6-9,13
    - God.
       * Re 14:10,11; 15:1; 16:1; 19:20; 20:10,15 Le 26:18,24,25,28,37
    
    
    VERSE 19 
     - take.  See on ch.
       * Re 22:18 Lu 11:52
    - God.  See on ch.
       * Re 3:5; 13:8 Ex 32:33 Ps 69:28
    - out of the book of life.  or, from the tree of life.  See on
      ver.
       * :2
    - and out.  See on ch.
       * Re 21:2,22-27
    - and from.
       * :12; 1:3; 2:7,11,17,26; 3:4,5,12,21; 7:9-17; 14:13
    
    
    VERSE 20 
     - which.  See on ver.
       * :18
    - Surely.  See on ver.
       * :7,10,12
    
    
    VERSE 21
    - Amen.
       * Re 1:18 So 8:14 Isa 25:9 Joh 21:25 2Ti 4:8 Heb 9:28 2Pe 3:12-14
        * Re 1:4 Ro 1:7; 16:20,24 2Co 13:14 Eph 6:23,24 2Th 3:18
    
    
    
              CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
    
    The obscurity of this prophecy, which has been urged against its
    genuineness, necessarily results from the highly figurative and
    symbolical language in which it is delivered, and is, in fact, a
    strong internal proof of its authenticity and divine original.
    'For it is a part of this prophecy,' as Sir Isaac Newton justly
    remarks, 'that it should not be understood before the last age
    of the world; and therefore it makes for the credit of the
    prophecy that it is not yet understood.  The folly of
    interpreters has been to foretell times and things by this
    prophecy, as if God designed to make them prophets.  By this
    rashness they have not only exposed themselves, but brought
    the prophecy also into contempt.  The design of God was much
    otherwise.  He gave this, and the prophecies of the Old
    Testament, not to gratify men's curiosities by enabling them to
    foreknow things, but that, after that they were fulfilled, they
    might be interpreted by the event; and his own providence, not
    the interpreter's, be then manifested thereby to the world.  For
    the event of things, predicted many ages before, will then be a
    convincing argument that the world is governed by Providence.
    For, as the few and obscure prophecies concerning Christ's first
    coming were for setting up the Christian religion, which all
    nations have since corrupted, so the many and clear prophecies
    concerning the things to be done at Christ's second coming, are
    not only for predicting, but also for effecting a recovery and
    re-establishment of the long-lost truth, and setting up a
    kingdom wherein dwells righteousness.  The event will prove the
    Apocalypse; and this prophecy, thus proved and understood, will
    open the old prophets; and all together will make known the true
    religion, and establish it.  There is already so much of the
    prophecy fulfilled, that as many as will take pains in this
    study may see sufficient instances of God's promise; but then,
    the signal revolutions predicted by all the holy prophets, will
    at once both turn men's eyes upon considering the predictions,
    and plainly interpret them.  Till then we must content ourselves
    with interpreting what hath already been fulfilled.'  And, as
    Mr. Weston observes, 'if we were in possession of a complete and
    particular history of Asia, not only of great events, without
    person or place, names or dates, but of the exactest biography,
    geography, topography, and chronology, we might, perhaps, still
    be able to explain and appropriate more circumstances recorded
    in the Revelation, under the emperors of the East and the West,
    and in Arabia, Persia, Tartary, and Asia, the seat of the most
    important revolutions with which the history of Christianity has
    ever been interwoven and closely connected.'  History is the
    great interpreter of prophecy.  'Prophecy is, as I may say,'
    observes Bp. Newton, 'history anticipated and contracted;
    history is prophecy accomplished and dilated; and the prophecies
    of Scripture contain the fate of the most considerable nations,
    and the substance of the most memorable transactions in the
    world, from the earliest to the latest times.  Daniel and
    John, with regard to those latter times, are more copious and
    particular than the other prophets.  They exhibit a series and
    succession of the most important events from the first of the
    four great empires to the consummation of all things.  Their
    prophecies may really be said to be a summary of the history of
    the world; and the history of the world is the best comment upon
    their prophecies....and the more you know of ancient and modern
    times, and the farther you search into the truth of history, the
    more you will be satisfied of the truth of prophecy.'  The
    Revelation was designed to supply the place of that continued
    succession of prophets, which demonstrated the continued
    providence of God to the patriarchal and Jewish churches.  'The
    majority of commentators on the Apocalypse,' says Mr. Townsend,
    'generally acted on these principles of interpretation.  They
    discover in this Book certain predictions of events which were
    fulfilled soon after they were announced; they trace in the
    history of later years various coincidences, which so fully
    agree with the various parts of the Apocalypse, that they are
    justly entitled to consider them as the fulfilment of its
    prophecies; and, by thus tracing the one God of revelation
    through the clouds of the dark ages, through the storms of
    revolutions and wars, through the mighty convulsions which at
    various periods have agitated the world, their interpretations,
    even when they are most contradictory, when they venture to
    speculate concerning the future, are founded on so much
    undoubted truth that they have materially confirmed the wavering
    faith of thousands.  Clouds and darkness must cover the
    brightness of the throne of God, till it shall please him to
    enable us to bear the brighter beams of his glory.  In the mean
    time, we trace his footsteps in the sea of the Gentile world,
    his path in the mighty waters of the ambitions and clashing
    passions of man.  We rejoice to anticipate the day when the
    bondage of Rome, which would perpetuate the intellectual and
    spiritual slavery of man, shall be overthrown, and day-spring of
    united knowledge and holiness bless the world.'
    
    
    
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