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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Revelation 6:15–16

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15 Then athe kings of the earth and the great men and the 1commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains;

16 and they * asaid to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the 1presence of Him bwho sits on the throne, and from the cwrath of the Lamb;

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I.e. chiliarchs, in command of one thousand troops

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.

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