Revelation 1:7

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 1:7

Behold he commeth with clouds, and euery eye shal see him, and they also which pearced him: and all kinreds of the earth shall waile because of him: euen so. Amen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, he comes with the clouds, and every eye will see him, and those by whom he was wounded; and all the tribes of the earth will be sorrowing because of him. Yes, so be it.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they which have pierced him, and all the tribes of the land shall wail because of him. Yea. Amen.
- Darby Bible

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also who pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
- Webster's Bible

He is coming in the clouds, and every eye will see Him, and so will those who pierced Him; and all the nations of the earth will gaze on Him and mourn. Even so. Amen.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Even so, Amen.
- World English Bible

Amen. Lo! he cometh with clowdis, and ech iye schal se hym, and thei that prickiden hym; and alle the kynredis of the erthe schulen beweile hem silf on hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Lo, he doth come with the clouds, and see him shall every eye, even those who did pierce him, and wail because of him shall all the tribes of the land. Yes! Amen!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 1:7

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 1:7

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.

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 1:7

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.

Discussion for Revelation 1:7

  • Brenda on Revelation 1:7
    In response to Mary, I sense a question when you say, I believe I am ready. Talk with your clergy now. I would love to discuss this with you, but there is not enough space. The reason I say that is because I also believed that I was saved and secure, and going to live eternally with Christ. The fact was that I had never totally surrendered my life to the Lord. I no longer believe I am ready for the rapture, I KNOW with certainty. A reverent fear of the Lord is good, but if your fear is stemming from a nagging in your spirit that you may have never been truly born again, that is something more. I so wish I could talk to you at length, because this is life and death. My prayer is that the Lord will make a way for you to speak personally to a doctrinally sound minister now. If I misunderstood your post, I apologize. None of us want to face death, nor the return of our Lord without complete assurance that we are HIS. Love to you in Christ.
  • Paul Fishman on Revelation 1:7
    Doctrinaly this is a key verse which not only Israel has regreted missing the true and real messiah but the rest of the world. All will regret in that last moment for not accepting him as Lord and Savior. In addition the whole rest of the world at that time is now in the time of iron rule and judgement during the Milennial reign of Christ after the Great Tribulation.
  • With reference to Martin 's question ... How can I get family friends and myself ready for our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ return with out offending anyone? Good for you Martin. Compassion for family, for you know what is is store. Keep hold of that compassion and you will not be an offence. For the scripture itself says that the Gospel will be the offence to those that are perishing. So you are only the vehicle. Give the message well and let the Spirit of God do the work.
  • Martin on Revelation 1:7
    How can I get family friends and myself ready for our Lord and saviour Jesus Chirst return with out offending anyone?
  • Darnell on Revelation 1:7
    Not everyone in the world has a television or iPhone. I believe this will be a miracle that will cause every single person on the planet to literally see Jesus returning, and I believe also that those who are physically blind will be miraculously given sight to see Him return.
  • June Boyd on Revelation 1:7
    Thank God for Life I am looking for Him and lovingly awaiting His manifestation iExpect Jesus.Christ because HE is Mankind LORD AND SAVIOUR
  • Divyanshu Sen on Revelation 1:7
    Behold He cometh 'with clouds '. Here with clouds means 'on a cloud ', or 'on his glory ' according to Strong 's dictionary. Here this coming is not for the bride because in 1 Thes. it is written that "that the day of the LORD so cometh as a theif in the night ". And Word cant disagree with Itself. So this coming is not for the Rapture of the Bride. Because the coming for the Rapture is not a public show. And as in reference with Wesley 's note above, he said every eye means Jews in particular shall see Him. As Joseph of old married a gentile bride and when he manifested himself upon his bretheren, his bride was in the palace. So, Joseph of ild is the perfect type of Christ. His bride will also be in the palace of God as a result of rapture and after that Christ will reveal Himself on His jews bretheren. That is the coming which has been talked about in this verse.
  • Michael Machumi on Revelation 1:7
    three things I things of this scripture. Christ 's hands of healing were pierced by nails and these are the very hands he stretched out and bid them to come to him and ever since he has left these open arms to the world as a sign of invitation into his kingdom and promise of welcome. He also used them to touch the down and the outs, the last, the least and the lost of his time as acceptance into his kingdom. They are the same hands he used to bring healing to the world around him. Despite all this the world still pierced those hands. The other place he was pierced was his feet. The very feet he used for spreading the Good News of the Kingdom, as the Bible says how beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news... This did not stop them to nail these feet onto the cross. As if this was not enough they also chose to drive a spear into his side where water and blood came out. This could indicate that his heart was also pierced. Now the heart could signify the love he poured out to the world. It is also the source of life, the life which he came to give to the world. Nevertheless they pierced it.
  • Brian LaForce on Revelation 1:7
    His coming I believe will be seen through our spiritual eye 's secondly, but at the first our flesh will see and melt with the brightness of Him. Clouds are clouds of saints that 's died and went on first to be forever with Him.
  • Audu, D.H. on Revelation 1:7
    "Behold He commeth... " is a call to all of mankind to watch out for Jesus second coming in glory to judge the world of sin and for the believers to be careful not to stain their white garments.


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