New American Standard Bible
Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
King James Bible
And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that sat on the cloud put his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
World English Bible
He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who is sitting upon the cloud did put forth his sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he that sat on the cloud - The Saviour, Revelation 14:14.
Thrust in his sickle on the earth - To cut down the harvest - that is, to gather his people to himself.
And the earth was reaped - So far as the righteous were concerned. The end had come; the church was redeemed; the work contemplated was accomplished; and the results of the work of the Saviour were like a glorious harvest.
"Up to her courts, with joys unknown, The sacred tribes repaired." Between the wings of the cherubim Jehovah dwelt; on the one altar there all the sacrifices were offered to high heaven. They loved Mount Sion, and often did they sing, when they drew nigh to her, in their annual pilgrimages, "How amiable are thy tabernacles O Lord God of hosts, my King and my God!" Sion is now desolate; she hath been ravished by the enemy; she hath been utterly destroyed; her vail hath been rent asunder, and the virgin …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
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And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe."
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.
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