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PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 1:13

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King James Bible - Revelation 1:13

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

World English Bible

And among the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.

Douay-Rheims - Revelation 1:13

And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Webster's Bible Translation

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Greek Textus Receptus

2532 εν 1722 μεσω 3319 των 3588 επτα 2033 λυχνιων 3087 ομοιον 3664 υιω 5207 ανθρωπου 444 ενδεδυμενον 1746 5765 ποδηρη 4158 και 2532 περιεζωσμενον 4024 5772 προς 4314 τοις 3588 μαστοις 3149 ζωνην 2223 χρυσην 5552

Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

VERSE (13) -
Re 14:14 Eze 1:26-28 Da 7:9,13; 10:5,6,16 Php 2:7,8 Heb 2:14-17

SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:13

y en medio de los siete candeleros, uno semejante al Hijo de hombre, vestido de una ropa que llegaba hasta los pies, y ceido por los pechos con una cinta de oro.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 1:13

Verse 13. Like unto the Son of man] This seems a reference to Dan. vii. 13. This was our
blessed Lord himself, ver. 18.

Clothed with a garment down to the foot] This is a description of the high priest, in his sacerdotal robes. See these described at large in the notes on Exod. xxviii. 4, &c., Jesus is our high priest, even in heaven. He is still discharging the sacerdotal functions before the throne of God.

Golden girdle.] The emblem both of regal and sacerdotal dignity.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the son of man , etc.] By whom is meant not an angel, for he speaks of himself as a divine Person, as the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, phrases not applicable to any created beings; and of himself also as having been dead, which angels are not capable of, and of living again, and of living for evermore, and having power over death and the grave, which no creature has; yea, he calls himself expressly the Son of God, ( Revelation 1:11,17,18 2:18); so that Christ is manifestly designed, who, as a divine Person, appeared in a form like that individual human nature which was at his Father's right hand; for that human nature of his, or he as the son of man, was not in the midst of these candlesticks, or churches, but he the Son of God was in a form like to his human nature in heaven; so before his incarnation, he is said to be like unto the son of man, in ( Daniel 7:13); to which there is a reference here, and not only in this, but in some other parts of the description; so after his ascension, he in a visionary way appears, not in that real human nature he assumed, but in a form like unto it, that being in heaven; but when he was here on earth he is called the son of man, and not like to one; though even such a phrase may express the truth and reality of his humanity, for who more like to the son of man than he who is so? (see John 1:14 Philippians 2:7); now Christ was seen by John in the midst of the candlesticks or churches, and among whom he walked, as in ( Revelation 2:1); which is expressive of his presence in his churches, and which he has promised unto the end of the world; and of the gracious visits he makes them, and the sweet communion and conversation he indulges them with, to their joy and comfort; as well as the walks he takes among them for his own delight and pleasure; and where he is, abides and takes his turns, particularly as a priest, in which form he now appeared, as the antitype of Aaron the high priest, to him the lamps or candles in the candlesticks, to cause them to burn more brightly and clearly: clothed with a garment down to the foot ; which some understand of the righteousness of Christ; this is called a garment, a wedding garment, the best or first robe, the robe of righteousness; and is fitly compared to one, it being unto, and upon believers, put upon them, and which covers their persons, keeps them warm and comfortable, and beautifies and adorns them; and is a very beautiful, pure, and spotless robe; and reaches to the feet, covers all the members of Christ's mystical body, the meanest and lowest, as well as the more excellent; the weakest believer as well, and as much, as the strongest: but not Christ mystical, but personal, is here represented; others therefore think that this long garment is a sign of gravity and wisdom, it being usual for men of power and authority, and learning, as the Jewish sanhedrim, Scribes and Pharisees, to wear long garments; but it seems rather to design a priestly robe; the robe of the ephod wore by the high priest is called by this name in the Septuagint version of ( Exodus 28:4,31); and so it is by Josephus f33 , who speaking of the hyacinthine tunic, or robe of blue, says, this is podhrhv , a garment down to the foot, which in our language is called Meeir; rather it should be ly[m , Meil, which is its Hebrew name; and so this robe is expressed by the same word here, used by Philo the Jew f34 , and by Jerom f35 ; so Maimonides says, the length of his garment was to the top of his heel: and in the habit of a priest did Christ now appear; and so he is described in his priestly office, in the midst of his churches, having made atonement for their sins by the sacrifice of himself; and now as their high priest had entered into the holiest of all with his own blood and righteousness; bore their names on his breastplate, appeared in the presence of God on their account, and ever lived to make intercession for them: and girt about the paps with a golden girdle ; as the high priest was with the girdle of the ephod, which was made of gold, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, ( Exodus 28:8); and with which the priests were girt about the paps, or breast, as Christ is here described: it is said of the priests in ( Ezekiel 44:18), they shall not gird themselves with anything that causeth sweat; which some render in sweating places: and so some Jewish writers interpret it, which will serve to illustrate the present place; says R. Abai f37 , (upon citing ( Ezekiel 44:18)) they do not gird themselves in the place in which they sweat; according to the tradition, when they gird themselves they do not gird neither below their loins, nor above their arm holes, but over against their arm holes; the gloss says, upon their ribs, against their arm pit, that is, about their breast, or paps; and which is still more plainly expressed by the Targum on the above place, which paraphrases it thus, they shall not gird about their loins, but they shall gird whbbl l[ , about their heart.

So Josephus says, the high priest's garment was girt about the breast, a little below the arm holes. Christ's girdle, as a King, is the girdle of faithfulness and righteousness, which is about his loins; and his girdle, as a prophet, is the girdle of truth; but, as a priest, it is the girdle of love; it is that which has constrained him to put himself in the room and stead of his people, to assume their nature, give himself a sacrifice for them, and intercede on their behalf: this is like a girdle, round from everlasting to everlasting; is said to be golden, because of the excellency, purity, glory, and duration of it; and because it is very strong, affectionate, and hearty, it is hid to be a girdle about the paps, near where is the heart, the seat of love; and this may also denote the power, strength, and readiness of Christ to assist and help his churches in every time of need.

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 12-20 - The churches receive their light from Christ and the gospel, and holy it forth to others. They are golden candlesticks; they should be precious and pure; not only the ministers, but the members of the churches; their light should so shine before men, as to engage other to give glory to God. And the apostle saw as though of the Lord Jesu Christ appeared in the midst of the golden candlesticks. He is with his churches always, to the end of the world, filling them with light, an life, and love. He was clothed with a robe down to the feet, perhap representing his righteousness and priesthood, as Mediator. This ves was girt with a golden girdle, which may denote how precious are his love and affection for his people. His head and hairs white like woo and as snow, may signify his majesty, purity, and eternity. His eyes a a flame of fire, may represent his knowledge of the secrets of all hearts, and of the most distant events. His feet like fine bras burning in a furnace, may denote the firmness of his appointments, an the excellence of his proceedings. His voice as the sound of man waters, may represent the power of his word, to remove or to destroy The seven stars were emblems of the ministers of the seven churches to which the apostle was ordered to write, and whom Christ upheld an directed. The sword represented his justice, and his word, piercing to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, Heb 4:12. His countenance wa like the sun, when it shines clearly and powerfully; its strength to bright and dazzling for mortal eyes to behold. The apostle wa overpowered with the greatness of the lustre and glory in which Chris appeared. We may well be contented to walk by faith, while here upo earth. The Lord Jesus spake words of comfort; Fear not. Words of instruction; telling who thus appeared. And his Divine nature; the First and the Last. His former sufferings; I was dead: the very sam whom his disciples saw upon the cross. His resurrection and life; have conquered death, and am partaker of endless life. His office an authority; sovereign dominion in and over the invisible world, as the Judge of all, from whose sentence there is no appeal. Let us listen to the voice of Christ, and receive the tokens of his love, for what can he withhold from those for whose sins he has died? May we then obey his word, and give up ourselves wholly to him who directs all thing aright __________________________________________________________________

Greek Textus Receptus

3588 T-NSF δε 1161 CONJ κεφαλη 2776 N-NSF αυτου 846 P-GSM και 2532 CONJ αι 3588 T-NPF τριχες 2359 N-NPF λευκαι 3022 A-NPF ωσει 5616 ADV εριον 2053 N-NSN λευκον 3022 A-NSN ως 5613 ADV χιων 5510 N-NSF και 2532 CONJ οι 3588 T-NPM οφθαλμοι 3788 N-NPM αυτου 846 P-GSM ως 5613 ADV φλοξ 5395 N-NSF πυρος 4442 N-GSN

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