Re 19:1
19:1 And {1} after these things I heard a great voice of much
     people in heaven, saying, {a} {2} Alleluia; Salvation, and
     glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

 (1) This chapter has in summary two parts, one transitory or of
     passage to the things that follow, to the tenth verse,
     Re 19:2-10, another historical of the victory of
     Christ over both the beasts, to the end of the chapter
     Re 19:11-21, which I said was the second history of
     this argument, Re 17:1. The transition has two places,
     one of praising God for the overthrow done to Babylon in
     Re 19:4: and another likewise of praise and prophecy,
     for the coming of Christ to his kingdom, and his most royal
     marriage with his Church, thence to the tenth verse
     Re 19:5-10.  The former praise has three parts,
     distinguished after the ancient manner of those that sing:
     an invitation in Re 19:1,2, a response or answer in
     Re 19:3, and a close or joining together in harmony
     in Re 19:4, all which I thought good of purpose to
     distinguish in this place, lest any man should with
     Porphyrius, or other like dogs, object to John, or the
     heavenly Church, a childish and idle repetition of speech.
     (a) Praise the Lord.
 (2) The proposition of praise with exhortation in this verse,
     and the cause of it in Re 19:2.

Re 19:3
19:3 And again they said, {3} Alleluia.  And her smoke rose up
     for ever and ever.

 (3) The song of the Antiphony or response, containing an
     amplification of the praise of God, from the continuous and
     certain testimony of his divine judgment as was done at
     Sodom and Gomorrah, Ge 19:1-38.

Re 19:5
19:5 {4} And a voice came out of the {5} throne, saying, Praise
     our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both
     small and great.

 (4) The second place of praise, as I said \\see Geneva "Re 19:1"\\
     which first is commanded by God in this verse: and then is
     in most ample manner pronounced by the creatures, both
     because they see that kingdom of Christ to come, which they
     desire, Re 19:6 and also because they see the Church
     is called forth to be brought home to the house of her
     husband by holy marriage, to the fellowship of his kingdom,
     Re 19:7,8. Therefore John is commanded to write in a
     book the acclamation together with a divine testimony,
     Re 19:9.
 (5) Out of the temple from God as in Re 11:19.

Re 19:6
19:6 And I heard {6} as it were the voice of a great multitude,
     and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty
     thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent

 (6) Outside the temple in heaven.

Re 19:7
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the
     marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath {7} made
     herself ready.

 (7) Namely, to that holy marriage, both herself in person in
     this verse, and also provided by her spouse with marriage
     gifts princely and divine, is adorned and prepared in the
     next verse.

Re 19:8
19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in {8}
     fine linen, clean and white: for the fine {9} linen is the
     {b} righteousness of saints.

 (8) As an ensign of kingly and priestly dignity, which Christ
     bestows on us in Re 1:6.
 (9) This is a gift given by the husband for marriage sake, and
     a most choice ornament which Christ gave to us, as to his
     (b) Good works which are lively testimonies of faith.

Re 19:9
19:9 {10} And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which
     are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he
     saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 (10) Namely the angel, as it appears by the next verse.

Re 19:10
19:10 {11} And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said
      unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and
      of thy brethren that have the {c}testimony of Jesus:
      worship God: for the testimony of {d} Jesus is the spirit
      of prophecy.

 (11) The particular history of this verse is brought in by
      occasion, and as it were besides the purpose that John
      might make a public example of his own infirmity and of
      the modest sanctimony of the angel, who both renounced for
      himself the divine honours, and recalled all the servants
      of God, to the worship of him alone: as also Re 22:8.
      (c) Who are commanded to bear witness of Jesus.
      (d) For Jesus is the mark that all the prophecies shoot at.

Re 19:11
19:11 {12} And I saw {13} heaven opened, and behold a white
      horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and
      True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

 (12) The second part of this chapter (as I said in) \\see Geneva
      "Re 19:1"\\ is of the victory gained by Christ against
      both the beasts: in which first Christ is described as one
      ready to fight, to the sixteenth verse Re 19:12-16,
      then the battle is shown to begin, there to the eighteenth
      verse Re 19:17,18, lastly is set forth the victory,
      to the end the chapter Re 19:19-21. In this place the
      most excellent properties of Christ as our heavenly judge
      and avenger shine forth, according to his person, company,
      effects and names.
 (13) Properties belonging to his person, that he is heavenly,
      judge, faithful, true, just, in this verse, knowing all
      things, ruling over all, to be known by no one,
      Re 19:12, the triumpher and in essence, the Word of
      God, in Re 19:13.

Re 19:14
19:14 {14} And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him
      upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

 (14) The company or retinue of Christ, holy, innumerable,
      heavenly, judicial, royal and pure.

Re 19:15
19:15 {15} And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with
      it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them
      with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the
      fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

 (15) The effects of Christ prepared to fight, that with his
      mouth he strikes the Gentiles, rules and destroys.

Re 19:16
19:16 {16} And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name

 (16) The name agreeing to Christ according to the former
      qualities, expressed after the manner of the Hebrews.

Re 19:17
19:17 {17} And I saw an angel standing in the {18} sun; and he
      cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly
      in the {19} midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves
      together unto the supper of the great God;

 (17) The second part, as I said in \\see Geneva "Re 19:11"\\.
      A reproachful calling forth of his enemies into battle: in
      which not themselves (for why should they be called forth
      by the king of the world, or provoked being his subjects?
      for that is not comely) but in their hearing, the birds of
      the air are called to eat their carcasses.
 (18) That is, openly, and in sight of all, as in
      Nu 25:4, 2Sa 12:11.
 (19) That is, through this inferior heaven, and which is
      nearer to us: a Hebrew phrase.

Re 19:19
19:19 {20} And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and
      their armies, gathered together to make war against him
      that sat on the horse, and against his army.

 (20) The third part (as was said in) Re 19:11 by the
      victory obtained by Christ. Two things pertain to this:
      his fighting with the beast and his forces, in this verse:
      and the event most magnificent, described after the manner
      of men, in the verses following. All these things are

Re 19:20
19:20 And the beast {21} was taken, and with him {22} the false
      prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he
      deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and
      them that worshipped his image.  These both were cast
      alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

 (21) Namely, that beast with seven heads; Re 13:1, 17:3.
 (22) That is, that beast with two heads; Re 13:11, 16:14.