New International Version
Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes--who are they, and where did they come from?"
King James Bible
And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Darby Bible Translation
And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed with white robes, who are they, and whence came they?
World English Bible
One of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?"
Young's Literal Translation
And answer did one of the elders, saying to me, 'These, who have been arrayed with the white robes -- who are they, and whence came they?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One of the elders answered - A Hebraism for spoke. The question is here asked, that the proposer may have the opportunity of answering it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
arrayed. See on ver.
LibraryAll Saints' Day
Westminster Abbey. November 1, 1874. Revelation vii. 9-12. "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Fifth vision "In Heaven"
General Notes by the American Editor
The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this. "So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things:
When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.
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