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

  • God's Girl
    Leslie: I have read this book 2 times and I have loved it so much. I agree that it is unfolding right before our eyes! I can't wait till we can go home! Life is short.
  • Leslie
    The entire book of Revelation is opening up very quickly during this very time. It is crucial that we become greater in our faith than ever before. Each and everyday, whether we live during the time that Jesus returns, or leave this life before that time. The day will come that we will all answer to God for all that we've done or didn't do in this earth to serve Him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- MARK 8:35 --- FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS -- IF -- YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 8:22 REPENT THEREFORE OF THIS THY WICKEDNESS AND PRAY GOD IF PERHAPS THE THOUGHT OF THINE HEART MAY BE FORGIVEN --PHILIPPIANS 2:15--THAT YOU MAY BE BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS-- THE SONS OF GOD WITHOUT REBUKE IN THE MIDST OF A CROOKED AND PERVERSE NATION AMONG WHOM YOU SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --15:14-- YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU TITUS 3:2 TO SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN TO BE NO BRAWLERS --- BUT GENTLE --- SHOWING ALL MEEKNESS UNTO --ALL MEN-- LUKE 17:33 WHOSOEVER SHALL SEEK TO SAVE HIS LIFE---SHALL LOSE IT--- AND WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE SHALL PRESERVE IT
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 10:16 BEHOLD I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES BE YOU THEREFORE WISE AS SERPENTS AND --HARMLESS-- AS DOVES 1 PETER 4:15 BUT LET NONE OF YOU --SUFFER AS A MURDERER-- OR AS A THIEF OR AS AN EVIL DOER OR AS A BUSY BODY IN OTHER MENS MATTERS***2 TIMOTHY 2:24 AND THE SERVANT OF THE LORD MUST NOT STRIVE --- BUT BE GENTLE --- UNTO ALL MEN --- APT TO TEACH PATIENT

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