Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentRevelation 1:11
- Write in a book (grapson eiv biblion).
- First aorist active imperative of grapw for instantaneous action. The commission covers the whole series of visions which all grow out of this first vision of the Risen Christ.
- Send (pempson).
- First aorist active imperative of pempw. Part of the commission from Christ. The names of the seven churches of 1:4 are now given, and the particular message to each church comes in chapters 2 and 3 and in the same order, the geographical order going north from Ephesus, then east and south to Laodicea. But apparently the whole book was to be read to each of the seven churches. It would probably also be copied at each church.