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[a]“Behold, I am coming soon.”[b] Blessed is the one who keeps the prophetic message of this book.(A)

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  1. 22:7, 12, 20 I am coming soon: Christ is the speaker; see note on Rev 1:3.
  2. 22:7, 14 Blessed: see note on Rev 1:3.

20 [a](A)The one who gives this testimony says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

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  1. 22:20 Come, Lord Jesus: a liturgical refrain, similar to the Aramaic expression Marana tha—“Our Lord, come!”—in 1 Cor 16:22; cf. note there. It was a prayer for the coming of Christ in glory at the parousia; see note on Rev 1:3.

12 [a]One thing God has said;
    two things I have heard:(A)
Strength belongs to God;

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  1. 62:12 One thing…two things: parallelism of numbers for the sake of variation, a common device in Semitic poetry. One should not literally add up the numbers, cf. Am 1:3; Prv 6:16–19; 30:15, 18, 21.

14 Alexander[a] the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.(A)

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  1. 4:14–18 Alexander: an opponent of Paul’s preaching (2 Tm 4:14–15), perhaps the one who is mentioned in 1 Tm 1:20. Despite Paul’s abandonment by his friends in the province of Asia (cf. 2 Tm 1:15–16), the divine assistance brought this first trial to a successful issue, even to the point of making the gospel message known to those who participated in or witnessed the trial (2 Tm 4:16–17).

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