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Revelation 7:10

    Revelation 7:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God who sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Saying with a loud voice, Salvation to our God who is seated on the high seat, and to the Lamb.

    Webster's Revision

    and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God who sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.

    World English Bible

    They cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation be to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation unto our God which sitteth on the throne, and unto the Lamb.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 7:10

    Salvation to our God - That is, God alone is the author of the salvation of man; and this salvation is procured for and given to them through the Lamb, as their propitiatory sacrifice.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 7:10

    And cried with a loud voice - Compare Zechariah 4:7. This is expressive of the greatness of their joy; the ardor and earnestness of their praise.

    Salvation to our God - The word rendered "salvation" - σωτηρία sōtēria - means properly "safety, deliverance, preservation"; then welfare or prosperity; then victory; then, in a Christian sense, deliverance from punishment and admission to eternal life. Here the idea seems to be that their deliverance from sin, danger, persecution, and death, was to be ascribed solely to God. It cannot be meant, as the words would seem to imply, that they desired that God might have salvation; but the sense is, that their salvation was to be attributed entirely to him. This will undoubtedly be the song of the released forever, and all who reach the heavenly world will feel that they owe their deliverance from eternal death, and their admission to glory, wholly to him. Prof. Robinson (Lexicon) renders the word "victory" here. The fair meaning is, that whatever is included in the word "salvation" will be due to God alone - the deliverance from sin, danger, and death; the triumph over every foe; the resurrection from the grave; the rescue from eternal burnings; the admission to a holy heaven - victory in all that that word implies will be due to God.

    Which sitteth upon the throne - notes on Revelation 4:2.

    And unto the Lamb - notes on Revelation 5:6. God the Father, and He who is the Lamb of God, alike claim, the honor of salvation. It is observable here that the redeemed ascribe their salvation to the Lamb as well as to Him who is on the throne. Could they do this if he who is referred to as the "Lamb" were a mere man? Could they if he were an angel? Could they if he were not equal with the Father? Do those who are in heaven worship a creature? Will they unite a created being with the Anointed One in acts of solemn adoration and praise?

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 7:10

    7:10 Salvation to our God - Who hath saved us from all evil into all the happiness of heaven. The salvation for which they praise God is described, verse 15; Rev 7:15 that for which they praise the Lamb, verse 14; Rev 7:14 and both, in the sixteenth and seventeenth verse s. Rev 7:16,17