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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:7 Behold - In this and the next verse is the proposition, and the summary of the whole book. He cometh - Jesus Christ. Throughout this book, whenever it is said, He cometh, it means his glorious coming. The preparation for this began at the destruction of Jerusalem, and more particularly at the time of writing this book; and goes on, without any interruption, till that grand event is accomplished. Therefore it is never said in this book, He will come; but, He cometh. And yet it is not said, He cometh again: for when he came before, it was not like himself, but in the form of a servant. But his appearing in glory is properly his coming; namely, in a manner worthy of the Son of God. And every eye - Of the Jews in particular. Shall see him - But with what different emotions, according as they had received or rejected him. And they who have pierced him - They, above all, who pierced his hands, or feet, or side. Thomas saw the print of these wounds even after his resurrection; and the same, undoubtedly, will be seen by all, when he cometh in the clouds of heaven. And all the tribes of the earth - The word tribes, in the Revelation, always means the Israelites: but where another word, such as nations or people, is joined with it, it implies likewise (as here) all the rest of mankind. Shall wail because of him - For terror and pain, if they did not wail before by true repentance. Yea, Amen - This refers to, every eye shall see him. He that cometh saith, Yea; he that testifies it, Amen. The word translated yea is Greek; Amen is Hebrew: for what is here spoken respects both Jew and gentile.
Re 1:7 He cometh. Christ. With clouds. See Mt 24:30 26:64 Ac 1:9,11. The clouds denote the glory and terrors of his coming. Every eye shall see him. He will then come to meet all mortals. They [also] which pierced him. Israel, the nation which rejected and crucified him is meant. See Zec 12:10, which is here quoted. All kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. "All the tribes of earth shall mourn over him" (Revised Version). In consternation because he is coming to judge the world.
Arnold's comment on 2014-01-18 10:03:34:
"he cometh with clouds" - taken from Jer. 4:13, which referred not to YHWH or a Judean messiah, but to a foreign invader.
David's comment on 2013-10-09 05:31:35:
the Seventh Seal has been cracked brothers and sisters. LORD has revealed to us his power through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is here with his children and has brought the Father.. thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The world is as the times of Noah. Faith alone in our Father is the path to awesome miracles of Christ. we must repent of our sins and shine brighter than the world, through Jesus Christ our Savior. the Holy Spirit is at work through His faithfull sons and daughters, miracles and healings, may our sins be forgiven, and our path Holy
Susanna Bryan's comment on 2013-07-14 06:59:33:
I was reminded of this verse today, particularly, the phrase 'every eye will see Him' because there is a big air show in my area and a lot of neighbours were in the street looking up in to the sky in awe and amazement. I felt such a sadness to think that people are looking up at things like this and are not prepared for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ who is coming soon. God bless you.
Paul's comment on 2013-02-16 21:05:26:
The scriptures say "all eyes will see Him" Revelation 1:7, and I believe the WAY that will happen is the SAME WAY "all eyes" saw videos of the meteor in Russia. All it takes is, ONE person holding up his iPhone in the right spot, capturing Jesus second coming, broadcasting that moment LIVE to all 4 corners of the world. Paul.
Gbadamosi Idowu Moses's comment on 2012-12-17 02:24:34:
Behold, I will come again, and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
John Adeleye's comment on 2012-11-23 00:23:32:
Behold, he cometh- it is to all believers and for all believers in Christ. It has a two-fold activity to all Christians to be ready because he cometh and secondly to go out and warn others to join the chariot of expectant waiting for his coming, behold, he cometh.
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