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Revelation 19:8

    Revelation 19:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And to her it was given to be clothed in delicate linen, clean and shining: for the clean linen is the righteousness of the saints.

    Webster's Revision

    And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

    World English Bible

    It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

    Definitions for Revelation 19:8

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 19:8

    Arrayed in fine linen - A prediction that the Church should become more pure in her doctrines, more pious in her experience, and more righteous in her conduct, than she had ever been from her formation.

    The fine linen here spoken of is not the righteousness of Christ imputed to believers, for it is here called the righteousness of the saints - that which the grace and Spirit of Christ has wrought in them.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 19:8

    And to her was granted - It is not said here by whom this was granted, but it is perhaps implied that this was conferred by the Saviour himself on his bride.

    That she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white - See the notes on Revelation 3:4-5, Revelation 3:18; Revelation 7:13. White has, perhaps, in all countries been the usual color of the bridal dress - as an emblem of innocence.

    For the fine linen is the righteousness of saints - Represents the righteousness of the saints; or is an emblem of it. It should be remarked, however, that it is implied here, as it is everywhere in the Scriptures, that this is not their own righteousness, for it is said that this was "given" to the bride - to the saints. It is the gracious bestowment of their Lord; and the reference here must be to that righteousness which they obtain by faith - the righteousness which results from justification through the merits of the Redeemer. Of this Paul speaks, when he says Philippians 3:9, "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but what is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith." Compare the notes on Romans 3:25-26.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 19:8

    19:8 And it is given to her - By God. The bride is all holy men, the whole invisible church. To be arrayed in fine linen, white and clean - This is an emblem of the righteousness of the saints - Both of their justification and sanctification.