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Revelation 21:5 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

5. And he that sat upon the throne said ] The first time that He speaks. The reference is rather to the eternal throne of Rev 4:2 than to the judgement-throne of Rev 20:11, so far as the two can be distinguished.

Behold, I make all things new ] Some O. T. parallels are alleged, e.g. Isa 43:19; Jer 31:22; but really the only close parallel is 2Co 5:17; and the meaning of this passage is, of course, even fuller than of that.

he said unto me ] Read only, he saith. It is doubtful whether the speaker is still “He that sat on the throne;” for a similar command to “write” has been given already, Rev 14:13, Rev 19:9; cf. Rev 10:4 either by an impersonal “voice from heaven” or by the revealing angel. The question is best left open. The repetition of the words “He said unto me” in the next verse is a reason against ascribing all three speeches to Him that sat on the throne; the fresh mention of a revealing angel in Rev 21:9 is perhaps a stronger one against supposing an angel to be speaking here; and the form of the words themselves against their referring to an impersonal voice.

Write: for ] Or perhaps, “Write, ‘These words are’ ” &c.: lit. that these words are ”.…

true and faithful ] Read, faithful and true, as at Rev 3:14, Rev 19:11, and still more exactly Rev 22:6.

Consult other comments:

Revelation 21:5 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 21:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 21:5 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 21:5 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 21:5 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 21:5 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 21:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:5 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Revelation 21:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 21:5 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Revelation 21:5 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Revelation 21:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 21:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Revelation 21:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 21:5 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Revelation 21:5 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 21:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 21:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges