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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Revelation 14:1-5

Here we have one of the most pleasing sights that can be viewed in this world?the Lord Jesus Christ at the head of his faithful adherents and attendants. Here observe, 1. How Christ appears: as a Lamb standing upon mount Zion. Mount Zion is the gospel church. Christ is with his church and in the midst of her in all her troubles, and therefore she is not consumed. It is his presence that secures her perseverance; he appears as a Lamb, a true Lamb, the Lamb of God. A counterfeit lamb is... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Revelation 14:1

14:1 I saw, and behold the Lamb stood on Mount Sion, and there were with him one hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name, and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. John's next vision opens with the Lamb standing in triumph on Mount Sion and with him the one hundred and forty-four thousand of whom we read in Revelation 7:1-17 . They are marked with his name and with the name of his Father on their foreheads. We have already thought about the meaning of the marking... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Revelation 14:1

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb ,.... The Alexandrian copy, and some others, read "the Lamb"; the same that had been seen before in, the midst of the throne, Revelation 5:6 ; and all the Oriental versions have the same article also; the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for mention is made of his Father in a following clause; the King of Zion, where he is seen standing, and the Redeemer of his people, who are at large described; it is the same Lamb who is so often spoken of in this book... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Revelation 14:1

A Lamb stood on the mount Sion - This represents Jesus Christ in his sacrificial office; mount Sion was a type of the Christian Church. And with him a hundred forty and four thousand - Representing those who were converted to Christianity from among the Jews. See Revelation 7:4 . His Father's name written in their foreheads - They were professedly, openly, and practically, the children of God, by faith in Christ Jesus. Different sects of idolaters have the peculiar mark of their... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Revelation 14:1

And I looked ; and I saw, indicating a fresh phase of the vision (cf. Revelation 4:1 , etc.). Having described ( Revelation 12:1-17 . and 13.) the trinity of enemies with which Christ and his people contend, the vision now passes on to depict the blessedness in store for the faithful Christian, and, on the other hand, the final fate of the dragon and his adherents. We are thus once more led to the final judgment. And just as in the former vision, after the assurance of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Revelation 14:1-5

Light gleams in the darkness. "Without fault!" The apostle in this book never keeps us too long in the shade without a break. Just as, after the terrible convulsions depicted in the sixth chapter, we had the glorious vision of the blest in heaven in that which followed, so it is here. We have watched the working of three of the foes of God and of his Church. Now we are bidden to turn our eye upward, and behold again the hundred and forty-four thousand whose blessedness had been already... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Revelation 14:1-5

The perfect Church. How well it is for us, in forming our estimates and in regulating our conduct, to have set before us a true ideal and a faultless standard! To compare ourselves with ourselves, that is, with men like ourselves, is, so St. Paul tells us, not wise. And all experience proves the truth of his word. The low levels of ordinary religious life in the present day all result from our practically, not professedly, putting before ourselves standards which are faulty and inferior,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Revelation 14:1-5

The triumphant host. Again amidst the threatenings of danger and trial, words of consolation and assurance mingle. And out of the midst of the contemplation of the most virulent opposition to the truth, the holy seer is called to lift up his eyes on high, and behold the Mount Zion and the host of the pure and faithful surrounding the Lamb. The hundred and forty-four thousand—the Church's symbol of twelve reproduced and multiplied. It is the Church in her triumph. "The elect" whom Satan... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Revelation 14:1-5

The supersensuous heaven of humanity. "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven," etc. May we not regard these verses as a pictorial representation of the supersensuous heaven of humanity? If so, the following facts are suggested concerning the unseen realm of the good or the Christly. I. IT IS A SCENE IN WHICH CHRIST IS ... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Revelation 14:1

And I looked - My attention was drawn to a new vision. The eye was turned away from the beast and his image to the heavenly world - the Mount Zion above.And, lo, a Lamb - See the notes on Revelation 5:6.Stood on the mount Zion - That is, in heaven. See the notes on Hebrews 12:22. Zion, literally the southern hill in the city of Jerusalem, was a name also given to the whole city; and, as that was the seat of the divine worship on earth, it became an emblem of heaven - the dwelling-place of God.... read more

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