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The Vision of Worship
1After these things, I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a large crowd in heaven, saying,
Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God.
2His judgments are true and just.
He has condemned the notorious prostitute
who corrupted the world with her immorality.
He has taken revenge on her
for the blood of his servants.”
3A second time they said,
The smoke goes up from her forever and ever.”
4The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures bowed down and worshipped God, who was sitting on the throne. They said, “Amen! Hallelujah!”
5A voice came from the throne, saying,
“Praise our God,
all who serve and fear him,
from the least important
to the most important.”
The Vision of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb
6Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a large crowd, like the sound of raging waters, and like the sound of powerful thunderclaps, saying,
The Lord our God, the Almighty, is reigning.
7Let us rejoice, be glad, and give him glory,
because the marriage of the lamb has come
and his bride has made herself ready.
8She has been given the privilege of wearing fine linen,
dazzling and pure.”
(The fine linen represents the righteous deeds of the saints.)
9Then the angela
told me, “Write this: ‘How blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb!’” He also told me, “These are the true words of God.”
10I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!”
The Vision of the Coming of the Messiah
11Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously.
12His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself.
13He is dressed in a robe dipped inb
blood, and his name is called the Word of God.
14The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses.
15A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rulec
them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
16On his robe that coversd
his thigh he has a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
The Vision of the Angel’s Invitation
17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, “Come! Gather for the great supper of God.
18Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors,e
the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important.”
The Vision of the Judgment of the Beast and False Prophet
19Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army.
20The beast was captured, along with the false prophet who had performed signs on its behalf.f
By these signsg
the false propheth
had deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped its image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
21The rest were killed by the sword that belonged to the rider on the horse and that came from his mouth, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.
a 19:9 Lit. he
b 19:13 Other mss. read sprinkled with
c 19:15 Or shepherd
d 19:16 Lit. robe and on
e 19:18 Lit. of the powerful
f 19:20 Or in its presence
g 19:20 Lit. By which
h 19:20 Lit. he