22:8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things, 1 and when I heard and saw them, 2 I threw myself down 3 to worship at the feet of the angel who was showing them to me. 22:9 But 4 he said to me, “Do not do this! 5 I am a fellow servant 6 with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who obey 7 the words of this book. Worship God!” 22:10 Then 8 he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this book, because the time is near.
1 tn Or “I am John, the one who heard and saw these things.”
2 tn The pronoun “them” is not in the Greek text, but is implied. Direct objects were frequently omitted in Greek when clear from the context.
3 tn Grk “I fell down and worshiped at the feet.” BDAG 815 s.v. πίπτω 1.b.α.ב. has “fall down, throw oneself to the ground as a sign of devotion or humility, before high-ranking persons or divine beings.”
4 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present here.
6 tn Grk “fellow slave.” Though σύνδουλος (sundoulos) is here translated “fellow servant,” the word does not bear the connotation of a free individual serving another. See the note on the word “servants” in 1:1.
7 tn Grk “keep” (an idiom for obedience).
8 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the vision.