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Revelation 14:5

    Revelation 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in their mouth there was no false word, for they are untouched by evil.

    Webster's Revision

    And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish.

    World English Bible

    In their mouth was found no lie, for they are blameless.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish.

    Definitions for Revelation 14:5

    Guile - Deceit; craftiness.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 14:5

    In their mouth was found no guile - When brought before kings and rulers they did not dissemble, but boldly confessed the Lord Jesus.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 14:5

    And in their mouth was found no guile - No deceit, fraud, hypocrisy. They were sincerely and truly what they professed to be - the children of God. This is the last characteristic which is given of them as redeemed, and it is not necessary to say that this is always represented as one of the characteristics of the true children of God. See the notes on John 1:47.

    For they are without fault before the throne of God - The word here rendered "without fault" - ἄμωμοι amōmoi - means, properly, "spotless, without blemish," 1 Peter 1:19. See the notes on Colossians 1:22. This cannot be construed as meaning that they were by nature pure and holy, but only that they were pure as they stood before the throne of God in heaven - "having washed their robes, and made them pure in the blood of the Lamb." See the notes on Revelation 7:14. It will be certainly true that all who stand there will be, in fact, pure, for nothing impure or unholy shall enter there, Revelation 21:27.

    The "design" of this portion of the chapter was evidently to comfort those to whom the book was addressed, and, in the same way, to comfort all the children of God in times of persecution and trial. Those living in the time of John were suffering persecution, and, in the previous chapters, he had described more fearful trials yet to come on the church. In these trials, therefore, present and prospective, there was a propriety in fixing the thoughts on the final triumph of the redeemed - that glorious state in heaven where all persecution shall cease, and where all the ransomed of the Lord shall stand before his throne. What could be better suited than this view to sustain the souls of the persecuted and the sorrowful? And how often since in the history of the church in the dark times of religious declension and of persecution - has there been occasion to seek consolation in this bright view of heaven? How often in the life of each believer, when sorrows come upon him like a flood, and earthly consolation is gone, is there occasion to look to that blessed world where all the redeemed shall stand before God; where all tears shall be wiped away from every face; and where there shall be the assurance that the last pang has been endured, and that the soul is to be happy forever?

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 14:5

    14:5 And in their month there was found no guile - Part for the whole. Nothing untrue, unkind, unholy. They are without fault - Having preserved inviolate a virgin purity both of soul and body.