His right hand, mouth, and face (Rev 1:16)

“In his right hand,

He held

Seven stars.

From his mouth

Came a sharp

Two-edged sword.

His face was

Like the sun shining

With full force.”

καὶ ἔχων ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ἀστέρας ἑπτά, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ ῥομφαία δίστομος ὀξεῖα ἐκπορευομένη, καὶ ἡ ὄψις αὐτοῦ ὡς ὁ ἥλιος φαίνει ἐν τῇ δυνάμει αὐτοῦ.

John said “In his right hand (ἐν τῇ δεξιᾷ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ), he held (καὶ ἔχων) seven stars (ἀστέρας ἑπτά).  From his mouth (καὶ ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ), came (ἐκπορευομένη) a sharp (ῥομφαία) two-edged (δίστομος) sword (ὀξεῖα).  His face (καὶ ἡ ὄψις αὐτοῦ) was like the sun (ὡς ὁ ἥλιος) shining (φαίνει) with full force (ἐν τῇ δυνάμει αὐτοῦ).”  Apparently, John did not use Daniel for this final description of the Son of Man.  The seven stars could be the seven angels mentioned earlier.  Although Isaiah talked about a sword from his mouth, Isaiah, chapter 49:2, there was no mention of a sharp two-edged sword.  The sword from his mouth and the fiery eyes were warnings that the Son of Man might not be so gentle.  It was common to speak of the face of God as like the sun shining in full force.  After all, there has been a lot of sun worship among many pagan gods, especially in Egypt.  No one, of course, had seen the face of God.  People had seen Jesus Christ, but never mentioned a sun shining face.  The Son of Man was like a glorified Jesus Christ, not like the human Jesus Christ.  How do you picture the glorified Jesus Christ?


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