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Revelation 21:24 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

24. of them which are saved ] Should be omitted. Notice that the new Jerusalem is not the only inhabited part of the new earth, but only its centre and capital, as the earthly Jerusalem was in chap. 20. It follows from Rev 20:15, that all the dwellers in the new earth are those who were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life; but it does not appear who among them have the further privilege of citizenship in the Holy City. That there is such a further privilege, above the lot of all the Elect, has been already suggested by Rev 7:4; Rev 7:9, Rev 14:1-5.

in the light ] Read, by or through the light.

and the kings of the earth &c.] Apparently, civic government is still needed, or at any rate still exists, among “the nations” of the regenerate earth. But probably this is only a part of the imagery: Jerusalem is conceived (as in Isa 45:14; Isa 49:23; Isa 60:10-11) as an imperial city receiving the tribute of the world, simply because that was the form of world-wide sovereignty recognised and understood in the prophets’ times.

and honour ] Should be omitted: the words come in from Rev 21:26.

Consult other comments:

Revelation 21:24 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:24 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 21:24 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:24 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 21:24 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:24 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:24 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 21:24 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 21:24 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 21:24 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 21:24 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 21:24 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:24 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 21:24 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Revelation 21:24 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Revelation 21:24 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 21:24 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 21:24 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 21:24 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Revelation 21:24 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:24 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 21:24 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 21:24 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 21:24 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges