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Verses of Revelation 22

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Revelation 22:16 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

16. I Jesus ] Here only does our Lord reveal His Name, though from Rev 1:13; Rev 1:18 onwards, it has been obvious that He is the revealer; as was expressed in the title, Rev 1:1. Whether He is personally present, however, is doubtful: the words are His, but it is probably still the angel that speaks them.

mine angel ] Would our Lord say this of any angel of the Lord, because “all things that the Father hath are His.” Or has our Lord, as Man, an angel of His own in the same way that His saints have? St Luk 22:43 seems as if He needed and had, in the days of His flesh, such angelic guardianship as is implied in St Mat 18:10: and this passage is at least consistent with the view, that His angel appears in His form, as St Peter’s was supposed to do, Act 12:15. It is very ably argued by St Augustine ( de Cura pro Mortuis), that if any apparitions after death or at the moment of death are really objective and supernatural, they must be ascribed to angels, not to the spirits of the dead. But we must remember that our Lord’s state is not the same as that of His departed servants. He is already in the body of the Resurrection, and so conceivably visible. And there can be no doubt that He appeared in His own risen body to St Paul, and probably to St Stephen. It may be, therefore, that He now appears personally to St John, at once superseding and authenticating the previous ministry of the angel.

the root and the offspring of David ] He bears the former title in Rev 5:5, where see note. The latter is substantially the same as the familiar one, “the Son of David.”

and the bright and morning star ] Both “and”s should be omitted. There may be a reference to Num 24:17, or to the title of “the Day-spring,” St Luk 1:78, and perhaps Zec 3:8; Zec 6:12. In Rev 2:28, though the words are more nearly the same as here, the sense is different: see note there.

Verses of Revelation 22

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Consult other comments:

Revelation 22:16 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 22:16 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 22:16 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Revelation 22:16 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 22:16 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 22:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 22:16 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 22:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 22:16 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 22:16 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Revelation 22:16 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 22:16 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 22:16 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 22:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 22:16 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 22:16 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Revelation 22:16 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 22:16 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 22:16 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Revelation 22:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 22:16 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Revelation 22:16 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Revelation 22:16 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 22:16 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 22:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 22:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 22:16 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Revelation 22:16 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 22:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 22:16 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges