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Revelation 1:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And having turned I saw seven golden candlesticks;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I turned back to see the voice which spoke with me; and having turned, I saw seven golden lamps,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And I turned round, to see the Voice which was speaking with me, and, having turned, I saw Seven Lamps of gold;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I did turn to see the voice that did speak with me, and having turned, I saw seven golden lamp-stands,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I turned to see the voice that spake with mee. And being turned, I saw seuen golden Candlesticks,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And I turned to see the voice that spake with me; and being turned, I saw seven candlesticks of gold.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And I turned myself to look at the voice that talked with me; and when I had turned, I saw seven candlesticks of gold;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
I turned 1994
{1994} Prime
ἐπιστρέφω
epistrepho
{ep-ee-stref'-o}
From G1909 and G4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
to see 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
voice 5456
{5456} Prime
φωνή
phone
{fo-nay'}
Probably akin to G5316 through the idea of disclosure; a tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication an address (for any purpose), saying or language.
that 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
spake 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
with 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
me. 1700
{1700} Prime
ἐμοῦ
emou
{em-oo'}
A prolonged form of G3449; of me.
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
being turned, 1994
{1994} Prime
ἐπιστρέφω
epistrepho
{ep-ee-stref'-o}
From G1909 and G4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally).
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
I saw 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
seven 2033
{2033} Prime
ἑπτά
hepta
{hep-tah'}
A primary number; seven.
golden 5552
{5552} Prime
χρύσεος
chruseos
{khroo'-seh-os}
From G5557; made of gold.
candlesticks; 3087
{3087} Prime
λυχνία
luchnia
{lookh-nee'-ah}
From G3088; a lamp stand (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 1:12

_ _ see the voice — that is, ascertain whence the voice came; to see who was it from whom the voice proceeded.

_ _ thatGreek, “of what kind it was which.” The voice is that of God the Father, as at Christ’s baptism and transfiguration, so here in presenting Christ as our High Priest.

_ _ spake — The oldest manuscripts, versions, and Fathers read, “was speaking.”

_ _ being — “having turned.”

_ _ seven ... candlesticks — “lamp-stands” [Kelly]. The stand holding the lamp. In Exodus 25:31, Exodus 25:32, the seven are united in ONE candlestick or lamp-stand, that is, six arms and a central shaft; so Zechariah 4:2, Zechariah 4:11. Here the seven are separate candlesticks, typifying, as that one, the entire Church, but now no longer as the Jewish Church (represented by the one sevenfold candlestick) restricted to one outward unity and one place; the several churches are mutually independent as to external ceremonies and government (provided all things are done to edification, and schisms or needless separations are avoided), yet one in the unity of the Spirit and the Headship of Christ. The candlestick is not light, but the bearer of light, holding it forth to give light around. The light is the Lord’s, not the Church’s; from Him she receives it. She is to be a light-bearer to His glory. The candlestick stood in the holy place, the type of the Church on earth, as the holiest place was type of the Church in heaven. The holy place’s only light was derived from the candlestick, daylight being excluded; so the Lord God is the Church’s only light; hers is the light of grace, not nature. “Golden” symbolizes at once the greatest preciousness and sacredness; so that in the Zend Avesta, “golden” is synonymous with heavenly or divine [Trench].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 1:9-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 1:12-13

And I turned to see the voice — That is, to see him whose voice it was. And being turned, I saw — It seems, the vision presented itself gradually. First he heard a voice; and, upon looking behind, he saw the golden candlesticks, and then, in the midst of the candlesticks, which were placed in a circle, he saw one like a son of man — That is, in an human form. As a man likewise our Lord doubtless appears in heaven: though not exactly in this symbolical manner, wherein he presents himself as the head of his church. He next observed that our Lord was clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt with a golden girdle — Such the Jewish high priests wore. But both of them are here marks of royal dignity likewise. Girt about at the breast — he that is on a journey girds his loins. Girding the breast was an emblem of solemn rest. It seems that the apostle having seen all this, looked up to behold the face of our Lord: but was beat back by the appearance of his flaming eyes, which occasioned his more particularly observing his feet. Receiving strength to raise his eyes again, he saw the stars in his right hand, and the sword coming out of his mouth: but upon beholding the brightness of his glorious countenance, which probably was much increased since the first glance the apostle had of it, he "fell at his feet as dead." During the time that St. John was discovering these several particulars, our Lord seems to have been speaking. And doubtless even his voice, at the very first, bespoke the God: though not so insupportably as his glorious appearance.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Revelation 1:12

(8) And I turned to (k) see the voice that spake with me. (9) And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

(8) The exposition, declaring the third and last point of the proposition (for the other points are evident of themselves) in which is he first speaks of the author of his calling (till verse 17), and secondly, of the calling itself (Revelation 1:17-20). First of all the occasion is noted in this verse, in that John turned himself towards the vision, and after he sets down the description of the author, in the following verses, (Revelation 1:13-16).

(k) To see him whose voice I had heard. (9) The description of the Author, who is Christ: by the candlesticks that stand about him, that is, the churches that stand before him, and depend upon his direction. In (Revelation 1:13) he is described by his properties, that he is provided with wisdom and dexterity for the achieving of great things, and in (Revelation 1:14) with ancient gravity and most excellent sight of the eye. In (Revelation 1:15) he is described with strength invincible and with a mighty word, and in (Revelation 1:16) by his ruling of the ministry of his servants in the Church by the sword of his word, and enlightening all things with his countenance, and mightily providing for everyone by his divine providence.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
see:

Ezekiel 43:5-6 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house. ... And I heard [him] speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
Micah 6:9 The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and [the man of] wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

I saw:

Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Exodus 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof:
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