Revelation 22:10
New International Version
Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near.

New Living Translation
Then he instructed me, "Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near.

English Standard Version
And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

Berean Study Bible
Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of prophecy in this book, because the time is near.

Berean Literal Bible
And he says to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is near.

New American Standard Bible
And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

King James Bible
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, because the time is near.

Contemporary English Version
Don't keep the prophecies in this book a secret. These things will happen soon.

Good News Translation
And he said to me, "Do not keep the prophetic words of this book a secret, because the time is near when all this will happen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said to me, "Don't seal the prophetic words of this book, because the time is near.

International Standard Version
Then he told me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy in this book, because the time is near.

NET Bible
Then he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy contained in this book, because the time is near.

New Heart English Bible
He said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the angel said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy in this book because the time is near.

New American Standard 1977
And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto me, do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

American King James Version
And he said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

American Standard Version
And he saith unto me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to me: Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And he says to me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book. The time is near.

English Revised Version
And he saith unto me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he saith to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

Weymouth New Testament
"Make no secret," he added, "of the meaning of the predictions contained in this book; for the time for their fulfillment is now close at hand.

World English Bible
He said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to me, 'Thou mayest not seal the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is nigh;
Study Bible
Jesus is Coming
9But he said to me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” 10Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of prophecy in this book, because the time is near. 11Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy.”…
Cross References
Daniel 8:26
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been spoken is true. Now you must seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future."

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase."

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Romans 13:12
The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near.

Revelation 1:11
saying, "Write in a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

Revelation 10:4
When the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to put it in writing. But I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."

Revelation 22:7
"Behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of prophecy in this book."

Revelation 22:9
But he said to me, "Do not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"

Revelation 22:18
I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.

Treasury of Scripture

And he said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

he saith.

Revelation 22:12,13,16,20
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be…

Seal.

Revelation 5:1
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 10:4
And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Isaiah 8:16
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

for.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Isaiah 13:6
Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

Ezekiel 12:23
Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he told
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

me,
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

“Do not seal up
σφραγίσῃς (sphragisēs)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4972: To seal, set a seal upon. From sphragis; to stamp for security or preservation; by implication, to keep secret, to attest.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

words
λόγους (logous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

prophecy
προφητείας (prophēteias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4394: Prophecy, prophesying; the gift of communicating and enforcing revealed truth. From prophetes; prediction.

in this
τούτου (toutou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

book,
βιβλίου (bibliou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 975: A papyrus roll. A diminutive of biblos; a roll.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

time
καιρὸς (kairos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

near.
ἐγγύς (engys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.
(10) And he saith to me . . .--The angel, in contrast to the injunctions given to Daniel (Daniel 12:9-13), bids the prophet "Seal not the words of the prophecy": the reason is added, "for the time is near." "Such is ever the difference between the prophecy of the old, and the prophecy of the new dispensation. The one belonged to a preliminary and prefatory state; the other to a completive and final condition. However long the gospel age may have lasted, or may yet continue, it is the last time (1John 2:18): after it there is none other: then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14), (Dean Vaughan).

Verse 10. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. The visions being now complete, St. John is commanded to communicate them to the world (cf. Revelation 10:4, where a contrary direction is given). The last sentence is again a repetition of the assertion of the shortness of this our time of preparation (cf. on ver. 7). The revelation deals not with events far distant in the future, but with those immediately present; for this reason the message is to be communicated (cf. Daniel 8:26, where the reason given for "shutting up the vision" is that the visions "belong to many days to come," Revised Version). 22:6-19 The Lord Jesus spake by the angel, solemnly confirming the contents of this book, particularly of this last vision. He is the Lord God faithful and true. Also by his messengers; the holy angels showed them to holy men of God. They are things that must shortly be done; Christ will come quickly, and put all things out of doubt. And by the integrity of that angel who had been the apostle's interpreter. He refused to accept religious worship from John, and reproved him for offering it. This presents another testimony against idolatrous worship of saints and angels. God calls every one to witness to the declarations here made. This book, thus kept open, will have effect upon men; the filthy and unjust will be more so, but it will confirm, strengthen, and further sanctify those who are upright with God. Never let us think that a dead or disobedient faith will save us, for the First and the Last has declared that those alone are blessed who do his commandments. It is a book that shuts out form heaven all wicked and unrighteous persons, particularly those who love and make lies, therefore cannot itself be a lie. There is no middle place or condition. Jesus, who is the Spirit of prophecy, has given his churches this morning-light of prophecy, to assure them of the light of the perfect day approaching. All is confirmed by an open and general invitation to mankind, to come and partake freely of the promises and of the privileges of the gospel. The Spirit, by the sacred word, and by convictions and influence in the sinner's conscience, says, Come to Christ for salvation; and the bride, or the whole church, on earth and in heaven, says, Come and share our happiness. Lest any should hesitate, it is added, Let whosoever will, or, is willing, come and take of the water of life freely. May every one who hears or reads these words, desire at once to accept the gracious invitation. All are condemned who should dare to corrupt or change the word of God, either by adding to it, or taking from it.
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