Revelation 1:10

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I was in the spirit on the Lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like {the sound} of a trumpet,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet
- American Standard Version (1901)

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and a great voice at my back, as of a horn, came to my ears,
- Basic English Bible

I became in [the] Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice as of a trumpet,
- Darby Bible

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
- Webster's Bible

In the Spirit I found myself present on the day of the Lord, and I heard behind me a loud voice which resembled the blast of a trumpet.
- Weymouth Bible

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, like a trumpet
- World English Bible

Y was in spirit in the Lordis dai, and Y herde bihynde me a greet vois, as of a trumpe,
- Wycliffe Bible

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's-day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:10


1:10 I was in the Spirit - That is, in a trance, a prophetic vision; so overwhelmed with the power, and filled with the light, of the Holy Spirit, as to be insensible of outward things, and wholly taken up with spiritual and divine. What follows is one single, connected vision, which St. John saw in one day; and therefore he that would understand it should carry his thought straight on through the whole, without interruption. The other prophetic books are collections of distinct prophecies, given upon various occasions: but here is one single treatise, whereof all the parts exactly depend on each other. Chapter iv. 1 #Rev 4:1 is connected with chapter i|. 19; #Rev 1:19 and what is delivered in the fourth chapter goes| on directly to the twenty - second. On the Lord's day - On this our Lord rose from the dead: on this the ancients believed he will come to judgment. It was, therefore, with the utmost propriety that St. John on this day both saw and described his coming. And I heard behind me - St. John had his face to the east: our Lord, likewise, in this appearance looked eastward toward Asia, whither the apostle was to write. A great voice, as of a trumpet - Which was peculiarly proper to proclaim the coming of the great King, and his victory over all his enemies.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:10


Re 1:10 I was in the Spirit. Was lifted to that spiritual exaltation in which revelations are given. On the Lord's day. The day of the Lord's Resurrection, the first day of the week. In the earlier apostolic writings the day was called "the first day of the week" (Ac 20:7 1Co 16:2), but by the close of the century it began to be called "the Lord's day", as here. Epistles of Barnabas, Ignatius and Dionysius, written near this time, so style it, and the name is of common occurrence from this time onward, and is confined to Sunday. It is not confounded with the "Sabbath day" of many centuries. See Dr. Wm. Smith's Unabridged Dictionary of the Bible, article "Lord's Day". Heard behind me a great voice. Heard but did not see the speaker.

Discussion for Revelation 1:10

  • Mussah sylivester for verse 10
    To be truthful even without going to school the lord day is the sabbath day because Jesus is the lord of sabbath
  • Todd Denen for verse 10
    The trumpet sound is the sound of The Word or Holy Ghost It is the same sound described in many religions It s the universal sound of God or VIBRATION The Word Holy Ghost Vibration of God was made flesh For Christians it s the Amen Hindus it is Om Tibetans it is Hum and for Muslims it s Amin
  • Dr. Bill E. Haycraft for verse 10
    John was in the Holy Spirit praying on the Lord's day, the first day of the week when he entered another dimension and was brought into the revelation of Jesus and the Day of the Lord.
  • Daniel Papa Erzah for verse 10
    The lords day is Sabbath meaning if you read Isaiah 58:13 God said "if thou turn away thy foot from my Sabbath and doing thy pleasure on my HOLY DAY"God is telling as not to break the holy day so my understand in this verse is that Sabbath is the holy day for GOD and Jesus said "I am the lord of Sabbath" so if john say I was in the spirit in the lords day he is referring to Isaiah 58:13.finaly Sabbath is the LORDS DAY!
  • John Mushawatu for verse 10
    The Lord's day is obviously the Sabbath day (Saturday)for Jesus says I am also the Lord of the Sabbath confirming that he was party to its creation from the beginning. Sunday is not the Lord's day. In any case his resurrection may not have been on this day to carry that title as those who went out to witness found him not rising but already risen and probably the rising had occured end of day saturday.

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