Revelation of John 19

Rejoicing in Heaven

1After this I heard a  what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,

b  Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
2for c  his judgments are true and just;
for he has judged d  the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality,
and e  has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Greek bondservants; also verse 5

3Once more they cried out,

g  The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.”

4And h  the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” 5And from the throne came a voice saying,

i  Praise our God,
all you his servants,
j  you who fear him,
small and great.”

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

6Then I heard what seemed to be k  the voice of a great multitude, like l  the roar of many waters and m  like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

For the Lord our God
the Almighty n  reigns.
7Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for o  the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and p  his Bride has made herself ready;
8 q  it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is r  the righteous deeds of the saints.

9And the angel said
Greek he said
to me, “Write this: t  Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me u  These are the true words of God.”
10Then v  I fell down at his feet to worship him w  but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant
Greek  fellow bondservant
with you and your brothers who hold to y  the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The Rider on a White Horse

11Then I saw z  heaven opened, and behold aa  a white horse! The one sitting on it is called ab  Faithful and True, and ac  in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 ad  His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are ae  many diadems, and he has af  a name written that no one knows but himself. 13He is clothed in ag  a robe dipped in
Some manuscripts sprinkled with
blood, and the name by which he is called is ai  The Word of God.
14And the armies of heaven aj  arrayed in fine linen, white and pure ak  were following him on white horses. 15 al  From his mouth comes a sharp sword am  with which to strike down the nations, and an  he will rule them with a rod of iron. ao  He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh ap  he has a name written aq  King of kings and Lord of lords.

17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to ar  all the birds that fly directly overhead as  Come, gather for at  the great supper of God, 18 au  to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave
Greek bondservant
both small and great.”
19And I saw aw  the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies ax  gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20And the beast was captured, and with it ay  the false prophet az  who in its presence
Or on its behalf
had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who bb  worshiped its image. These two were bc  thrown alive into the lake of bd  fire that burns with sulfur.
21And the rest were slain by the sword be  that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and bf  all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

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