1After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,2for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”3And again they shouted: “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”4The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!”5Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”6Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.7Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.8Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)9Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”10At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast
11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.15Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.17And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,18so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army.20But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.21The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
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Rejoicing in Heaven
1After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, (Re 4:11; Re 7:10; Re 11:15; Re 12:10)2for his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.” (De 32:43; 2Ki 9:7; Re 6:10; Re 15:3; Re 16:6; Re 16:7; Re 17:1)3Once more they cried out, “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.” (Isa 34:10; Re 14:11; Re 18:9; Re 18:18)4And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” (Re 4:4; Re 4:6; Re 4:10; Re 5:14)5And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” (Ps 22:23; Ps 113:1; Ps 134:1; Ps 135:1; Re 11:18)
11Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. (Ps 96:13; Isa 11:4; Eze 1:1; Re 3:7; Re 3:14; Re 6:2)12His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. (Pr 30:4; Re 1:14; Re 2:17; Re 2:18; Re 12:3; Re 19:16)13He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. (Isa 63:2; Joh 1:1)14And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. (Re 3:4; Re 7:9; Re 14:20)15From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. (Isa 11:4; Isa 63:3; 2Th 2:8; Re 1:16; Re 2:27; Re 12:5; Re 14:20; Re 19:21)16On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Re 17:14; Re 19:12)17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, (Isa 34:6; Jer 12:9; Jer 46:10; Eze 39:17; Eze 39:19; Re 19:21)18to 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, both small and great.” (Eze 39:18; Eze 39:20)19And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. (Re 11:7; Re 13:1; Re 16:16)20And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. (Da 7:11; 2Th 1:8; Re 13:11; Re 13:15; Re 14:10; Re 16:13; Re 20:10; Re 20:14; Re 21:8)21And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. (Re 19:15; Re 19:17)