Revelation 10:1
Revelation 10, Page 1

Re-evaluation Translation
10:1  Restored Israel proclaims another powerful message of Yehuveh’s protection to the great multitude surrounding them: righteous proclamations proceed from their words, their living Yehuveh’s instructions, and their firm conviction:

Bible, KJV Translation
10:1  And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 10:1 (7 February 2008):  “I saw another mighty angel,” “another powerful message,” as in Revelation 5:2. Revelation 9:13-18, written of Israel, “the third part,” laid the foundation for righteous society, which Revelation 9:20-21 extends to all the nations which united with Israel. Revelation 10:1-11 expounds on restored-Israel’s work in bringing all nations to a knowledge of Yehuveh’s instructions, a work which continues through the fifth and sixth Years of Returning (Darius). Mighty is from ischuros [G2478], “strong, mighty, either in body or in mind; violent, forcibly uttered, firm, sure; boisterous, powerful, valiant.” As noted in Revelation 5:2, this is speaking of “a message,” rather than of a specific person. Restored Israel, just established as “a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation,” has a powerful message for all other nations! Ischuros is used seven times in Revelation, three times describing a message [Revelation 5:2; 10:1; 18:21], and four times in other applications [Revelation 18:8, 10; 19:6, 18]. Exodus 19:6.
        Rightfully, this powerful communication will
“come down from heaven,” from among those who understand Yehuveh’s direction and protection. See notes on heaven at Revelation 4:1.
“Clothed with a cloud,” that is, “proclaimed by, because enveloped in the great innumerable multitude.” Clothed speaks of being enveloped in or surrounded by, as noted by Revelation 3:5 and 3:18. Cloud is from nephele [G3507], meaning “a cloud,” and used in 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 “of the cloud which led the Israelites in the wilderness.” However, note that nephele is from the root word nephos [G3509], which means both “a cloud,” and “a large dense multitude, a throng.” Nephos is used only once, in Hebrews 12:1, in reference to a mass of people: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about [encompassed, enveloped, clothed!] with so great a cloud of witnesses . . . .” Being surrounded by a huge crowd of purified people, which is solidly Scriptural of Yehuveh’s position in the restoration, totally changes the second advent concept taken from Matthew 24:30 [and Matthew 26:64; Mark 13:26; 14:62]: “They shall see the Son of man [Yehuveh’s anointed Lamb-king] coming in the clouds [“a great multitude, which no man could number,” Revelation 7:9] of heaven [see Revelation 4:1] with power and great glory.”
        All the assumed pronouns change from
his to their: “a rainbow was upon their heads,” is “the proclamation of righteous announcements and instructions coming from their minds.” See note on Revelation 4:3 regarding rainbow
“His face was as it were the sun,” that is, the appearance of this great multitude is totally reflecting the instruction and wisdom of Yehuveh. See Revelation 9:7 regarding faces; Revelation 6:12 regarding the sun
“His feet as pillars of fire,” is, his sequence of choices are solid upright supports of truth, solidly founded on Yehuveh’s word in intense conviction. Feet, as noted by Revelation 1:15, speaks of our steps, our sequence of choices and actions. Feet is used in the same manner in Ezekiel 1. Pillar, as noted by Revelation 3:12, speaks of that which upholds truth with unflinching certainty. Fire, as noted by Revelation 8:5 and 9:17, is both intense conviction of right and being solidly established in Scripture.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               7 February 2008
Latest Update:                   29 May 2008

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