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REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE - Chapter 19 - Verse 8

Verse 8. And to her was granted. It is not said here by whom this was granted, but it is perhaps implied that this was conferred by the Saviour himself on his bride.

That she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white. See Barnes on "Re 3:4"; See Barnes "Re 3:5, See Barnes "Re 3:18; See Barnes "Re 7:13".

White has, perhaps, in all countries been the usual colour of the bridal dress—as an emblem of innocence.

For the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Represents the righteousness of the saints; or is an emblem of it. It should be remarked, however, that it is implied here, as it is everywhere in the Scriptures, that this is not their own righteousness, for it is said that this was "given" to the bride—to the saints. It is the gracious bestowment of their Lord; and the reference here must be to that righteousness which they obtain by faith—the righteousness which results from justification through the merits of the Redeemer. Of this Paul speaks, when he says, (Php 3:9,) "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith." Compare See Barnes "Ro 3:25"

See Barnes "Ro 3:26".

 

{d} "arrayed" Re 3:4; Isa 61:10 {1} "white" "bright" {e} "righteousness" Ps 132:9

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