15 And his feet like unto fine brass burning as in a furnace: and his voice as the sound of many waters.

16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword, and his face shone as the sun shineth in his strength.

17 [a]And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead: [b]then he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: [c]I am that (A)first and that last,

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  1. Revelation 1:17 A religious fear that goeth before the calling of the Saints, and their full confirmation to take upon them the vocation of God.
  2. Revelation 1:17 A divine confirmation is this calling partly by sign and partly by word of power.
  3. Revelation 1:17 A most elegant description of this calling contained in three things, which are necessary unto a just vocation: first the authority of him that calleth, for that he is the beginning and end of all things, in this verse, for that he is eternal and omnipotent, verse 18. Secondly, the sum of this prophetical calling, and revelation, verse 19. Lastly a declaration of those persons unto whom this prophecy is by the commandment of God directed in the description thereof, verse 20.