Revelation 14:16
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New Living Translation
So the one sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the whole earth was harvested.

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.

Revelation 14:16 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:16 Crying - By the command of God. Thrust in thy sickle, for the harvest is ripe - This implies an high degree of holiness in those good men, and an earnest desire to be with God.

Revelation 14:16 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Letter Xlix to Romanus, Sub-Deacon of the Roman Curia.
To Romanus, Sub-Deacon of the Roman Curia. He urges upon him the proposal of the religious life, recalling the thought of death. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, to his dear Romanus, as to his friend. MY DEAREST FRIEND, How good you are to me in renewing by a letter the sweet recollection of yourself and in excusing my tiresome delay. It is not possible that any forgetfulness of your affection could ever invade the hearts of those who love you; but, I confess, I thought you had almost forgotten yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Whether virginity is the Greatest of virtues?
Objection 1: It would seem that virginity is the greatest of virtues. For Cyprian says (De Virgin. [*De Habitu Virg.]): "We address ourselves now to the virgins. Sublime is their glory, but no less exalted is their vocation. They are a flower of the Church's sowing, the pride and ornament of spiritual grace, the most honored portion of Christ's flock." Objection 2: Further, a greater reward is due to the greater virtue. Now the greatest reward is due to virginity, namely the hundredfold fruit, according
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

A Warning Rejected
In preaching the doctrine of the second advent, William Miller and his associates had labored with the sole purpose of arousing men to a preparation for the judgment. They had sought to awaken professors of religion to the true hope of the church and to their need of a deeper Christian experience, and they labored also to awaken the unconverted to the duty of immediate repentance and conversion to God. "They made no attempt to convert men to a sect or party in religion. Hence they labored among all
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

A Warning Rejected.
[Illustration: Chapter header.] In preaching the doctrine of the second advent, William Miller and his associates had labored with the sole purpose of arousing men to a preparation for the judgment. They had sought to awaken professors of religion to the true hope of the church, and to their need of a deeper Christian experience; and they labored also to awaken the unconverted to the duty of immediate repentance and conversion to God. "They made no attempt to convert men to a sect or party in religion.
Ellen G. White—The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan

Cross References
Revelation 14:15
Then another angel came from the Temple and shouted to the one sitting on the cloud, "Swing the sickle, for the time of harvest has come; the crop on earth is ripe."

Revelation 14:17
After that, another angel came from the Temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.

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