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Revelation 18:1

    Revelation 18:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was bright with his glory.

    Webster's Revision

    After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    World English Bible

    After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    Definitions for Revelation 18:1

    Angel - Messenger.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 18:1

    The earth was lightened with his glory - This may refer to some extraordinary messenger of the everlasting Gospel, who, by his preaching and writings, should be the means of diffusing the light of truth and true religion over the earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 18:1

    And after these things - After the vision referred to in the previous chapter.

    I saw another angel come down from heaven - Different from the one that had last appeared, and therefore coming to make a new communication to him. It is not unusual in this book that different communications should be entrusted to different angels. Compare Revelation 14:6, Revelation 14:8-9, Revelation 14:15, Revelation 14:17-18.

    Having great power - That is, he was one of the higher rank or order of angels.

    And the earth was lightened with his glory - The usual representation respecting the heavenly beings. Compare Exodus 24:16; Matthew 17:2; Luke 2:9; Acts 9:3. This would, of course, add greatly to the magnificence of the scene.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 18:1

    18:1 And I saw another angel coming down out of heaven - Termed another, with respect to him who came down out of heaven, Rev 10:1. And the earth was enlightened with his glory - To make his coming more conspicuous. If such be the lustre of the servant, what images can display the majesty of the Lord, who has thousand thousands of those glorious attendants ministering to him, and ten thousand times ten thousand standing before him?