English Standard Version
After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”
King James Bible
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
American Standard Version
After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, a voice as of a trumpet speaking with me, one saying, Come up hither, and I will show thee the things which must come to pass hereafter.
After these things I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, as it were, of a trumpet speaking with me, said: Come up hither, and I will shew thee the things which must be done hereafter.
English Revised Version
After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, a voice as of a trumpet speaking with me, one saying, Come up hither, and I will shew thee the things which must come to pass hereafter.
Webster's Bible Translation
After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard, was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
Weymouth New Testament
After all this I looked and saw a door in Heaven standing open, and the voice that I had previously heard, which resembled the blast of a trumpet, again spoke to me and said, "Come up here, and I will show you things which are to happen in the future."
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
After this (μετὰ ταῦτα)
Rev., literally, after these things. Not indicating a break in the ecstatic state of the seer, but only a succession of separate visions.
I looked (εἶδον)
Rev., better, I saw. Not of the directing of attention, but of the simple reception of the vision.
A door was opened (θύρα ἀνεῳγμένη)
Rev., rightly, omits was. A door set open. The A.V. implies that the seer witnessed the opening of the door.
Omit. Render, as Rev., "a voice as of a trumpet."
A trumpet (σάλπιγγος)
See on Matthew 24:31. Properly a war-trumpet, though the word was also used of a sacred trumpet, with the epithet ἱερά sacred.
Speaking - saying (λαλούσης - λέγουσα)
See on Matthew 28:18. The former verb indicates the breaking of the silence, the latter the matter of the address.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet
Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" And they went up to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies watched them.
Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
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