New Living Translation
Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, "Who are these who are clothed in white? 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:13 And one of the elders - What stands, verse s 13 - 17, Rev 7:13 - 17 might have immediately followed the tenth verse ; but that the praise of the angels, which was at the same time with that of the great multitude, came in between. Answered - He answered St. John's desire to know, not any words that he spoke.
'The Word ... dwelt among us.'--JOHN i. 14. '... He that sitteth on the Throne shall dwell among them.'--REV. vii. 15. '... Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them.'--REV. xxi. 3. The word rendered 'dwelt' in these three passages, is a peculiar one. It is only found in the New Testament--in this Gospel and in the Book of Revelation. That fact constitutes one of the many subtle threads of connection between these two books, which at first sight seem so extremely unlike …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Two Shepherds and Two Flocks
The Controversy Ended
So I approached one of those standing beside the throne and asked him what it all meant. He explained it to me like this:
Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. "People of Israel," he said, "what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?
"Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.
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