Bibles

Revelation 21:6 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

6. It is done ] We should read the plural: the word therefore is not an exact repetition of that in Rev 16:17. If we ask, what is the subject to this verb, “ They are come into being,” perhaps the best answer is “all things.” The new universe of which the creating Word has just gone forth, has now been made, “and God sees that it is good.”

Alpha and Omega ] As in Rev 1:8 (not 11), Rev 22:13. Here, as in the former passage, it is God the Father that speaks.

of the fountain of the water of life ] See Rev 7:17 and note, Rev 22:1: also our Lord’s words in St John’s Gospel, Joh 4:14, Joh 7:38. The last quoted passage is, with a touching grotesqueness confounded with this in the Epistle describing the Martyrs of Gaul (Eus. H. E. v. i. 18).

freely ] i.e. not “abundantly,” but gratis: cf. Isa 55:1.

Consult other comments:

Revelation 21:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:6 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 21:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 21:6 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:6 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 21:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:6 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 21:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 21:6 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 21:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 21:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 21:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 21:6 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Revelation 21:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 21:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 21:6 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 21:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 21:6 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 21:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 21:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges