Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Revelation 4:11 (Commentaries)-More on TA PANTA

Barnes' Notes on the Bible: "For thou hast created all things - Thus, laying the foundation for praise. No one can contemplate this vast and wonderful universe without seeing that He who has made it is worthy to 'receive glory, and honor, and power.' Compare the notes on Job 38:7."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary: "all things—Greek, 'the all things': the universe."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible: "for thou hast created all things; the whole universe, the heavens, the earth, and sea, and all that in them are"

Vincent's Word Studies: "All things (τὰ πάντα)

With the article signifying the universe."

Henry Alford's Greek Testament: "because Thou didst create all things (τὰ πάντα, 'this universal whole,' the universe), and on account of Thy will (i. e. because Thou didst will it: 'propter voluntatem tuam,' as Vulg.: not durch Deinen Willen, as Luther, which represents διὰ with a gen."

Here's A.T. Robertson on Colossians 1:16: "All things (ta panta). The universe as in Romans 11:35 [36], a well-known philosophical phrase. It is repeated at the end of the verse."

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