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

  • Harold
    My Pastor says the word 'angels' in verse 20 refers to the pastors of the seven churches. I am not sure of that., is that correct?
  • Kurt
    Like the Apostle in Revelation falling to his face cannot absorb God and Jesus' countenance we too can taste of his power. His Word lives, penetrating mortal souls, to continue our purification unto death. Death's sting in Hell no longer resides. Celebrate our future resurrection to Heaven where angels sing a cascade of music continually, that no person has heard. Our time is short to tell others.
  • Patricia
    Wyestion: What are the seven spirits of God?
  • Joyce bruhn
    Yvonne --I agree the Book of revelations clearly tells of the events that are unfolding as we speak all who has excepted Christ jesus as their personal savior will rise up --they speak of the other people left that he will give a second chance these are jews the chosen ones plus --those who never heard the message ----
  • BSP
    Verse 9: John was older at this time, but he did not let his age stop him from being active in his service to God. His zeal is one that we should imitate.
  • John
    I pray to the Lord God Jesus Christ that I will be ready on the day. I must confess the more I think I know about the Word the less I find I do. Therefore pray for me brothers and sisters, pray to our Lord God Jesus Christ that my eyes may be opened, for I am blind in flesh also, that I might see and know.

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