1. Revelation 14:5 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does it mean to be blameless?

Revelation 14:5 (ESV)

5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.

The word translated as “blameless” appears repeatedly in the Old Testament in relation to the sort of animals that the Lord would accept in sacrifice: “without blemish” (Leviticus 1:3, Leviticus 1:10; Leviticus 3:1, Leviticus 3:6; Leviticus 4:3; etc.). Priests too had to be “without blemish” (Leviticus 21:17–21). Nothing but the best was fitting for the Lord God. By the renewing work of God, this is how the redeemed appeared before God.