After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds…
I. ITS NUMBERS ARE TOO GREAT FOR CALCULATION.
1. A reproof to all sectarianism.
2. An encouragement to all Christly work.
3. A response to all philanthropic desires.
4. An attestation of benevolent Creatorship.
II. ITS VARIETY INCLUDES ALL THE RACES OF MANKIND.
1. Our highest aim should be to become true men.
2. Our highest love should be for men.
III. ITS GLORIOUSNESS TRANSCENDS ALL DESCRIPTION.
1. Their position.
2. Their attire.
3. Their blessed rest.
IV. ITS ENGAGEMENTS ARE RAPTUROUS IN DEVOTION. "Salvation" includes restoration from ignorance to true knowledge, from impurity to holiness, from bondage to soul liberty, from selfishness to benevolence, from materialism to genuine spirituality, from the reign of wrong to the reign of right.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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;
WEB: After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.