Revelation 1:10 Index
"Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;"
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"Write..."

  • A repetition of the command of Revelation 1:11. (7BC 740)

"...the things which thou hast seen..."

  • That is, in the vision thus far (Revelation 1:10-18). (7BC 740)

"...the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;"

  • Now Jesus tells John that what he is being shown falls into two categories: "the things which are," and "the things which shall be hereafter." "The things which are" refers to the condition of the seven churches, which John is very familiar with. "The things which shall be hereafter," refers to what John will be shown in Revelation 4 thru 22. (KC 28)
  • 1 - Some hold that this phrase describes the present historical situation, particularly things concerning the church. They believe that in contrast with "the things which thou hast seen" - the vision of Christ (Revelation 1:10-18) - "the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter," refer to actual historical events, presented symbolically. (7BC 740)
  • 2 - Others hold that the clauses "the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter" simply refer to the things John had seen in vision, what he was seeking, and what he was still to see... (Revelation 1:11). (7BC 740)