Revelation 4:5

And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
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Bede

AD 735
proceed: This is the same that Mark says, "But they went forth preaching everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by signs following."

Bede

AD 735
lamps: He means the one sevenfold Spirit, for &quot;there is one Spirit,&quot; and to be sevenfold implies perfection and fulness. But when the Holy Spirit has been mentioned, there fitly follows the water of baptism. For in it the same Spirit is believed to be received. <a

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Lightnings, a symbol of God's majesty and power. Seven lamps burning, which signified the seven spirits of God, the chief spirits that attend his throne. See chap. i. 4. (Witham) The lightnings, loud voices, and thunders, which come from the throne of God, announce alarms and severe hardships, such as persecutions, heresies, calamities by which he tries the fidelity of his servants on earth. And the seven spirits of God, who appear under the form of burning lamps, are seven Angels, as before mention, (Chap. i. 4.) standing ready to execute the divine commands. (Walmesley) ...

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
-the seven eyes are the seven spirits of the Lamb;. seven torches burning before the throne of God

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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