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Revelation 19:7-9

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19:7 Let us rejoice 1  and exult

and give him glory,

because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come,

and his bride has made herself ready.

19:8 She was permitted to be dressed in bright, clean, fine linen” 2  (for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints). 3 

19:9 Then 4  the angel 5  said to me, “Write the following: Blessed are those who are invited to the banquet at the wedding celebration of the Lamb!” He also said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

1 tn This verb and the next two verbs are hortatory subjunctives (giving exhortations).

2 tn On the term translated “fine linen,” BDAG 185 s.v. βύσσινος states, “made of fine linen, subst. τὸ β. fine linen, linen garmentRv 18:12…16; 19:8, 14.”

3 sn This phrase is treated as a parenthetical explanation by the author.

4 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.

5 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the angel) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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