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Revelation 19–21

Chapter 19

The Fourfold Hallelujah

1 After these things I heard something like a aloud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,

bHallelujah! cSalvation and dglory and power belong to our God;

2 abecause His bjudgments are ctrue and righteous; for He has judged the dgreat harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has eavenged the blood of His bond-servants 1on her.”

3 And a second time they said, “aHallelujah! bHer smoke rises up forever and ever.”

4 And the atwenty-four elders and the bfour living creatures cfell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, “dAmen. eHallelujah!”

5 And a voice came from the throne, saying,

aGive praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, byou who fear Him, the small and the great.”

6 Then I heard something like athe voice of a great multitude and like bthe sound of many waters and like the csound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,

aHallelujah! For the dLord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Marriage of the Lamb

7 “Let us rejoice and be glad and agive the glory to Him, for bthe marriage of the Lamb has come and His 1cbride has made herself ready.”

8 It was given to her to clothe herself in afine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the brighteous acts of the 1saints.

9 Then ahe * said to me, “bWrite, ‘cBlessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ ” And he * said to me, “dThese are true words of God.”

10 Then aI fell at his feet to worship him. bBut he * said to me, “Do not do that; I am a cfellow servant of yours and your brethren who dhold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Coming of Christ

11 And I saw aheaven opened, and behold, a bwhite horse, and He who sat on it is called cFaithful and True, and in drighteousness He judges and wages war.

12 His aeyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many bdiadems; and He has a cname written on Him which no one knows except Himself.

13 He is clothed with a arobe dipped in blood, and His name is called bThe Word of God.

14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in afine linen, bwhite and clean, were following Him on white horses.

15 aFrom His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that bwith it He may strike down the nations, and He will 1crule them with a rod of iron; and dHe treads the 2wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has aa name written, “bKING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

17 Then I saw 1an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to aall the birds which fly in bmidheaven, “cCome, assemble for the great supper of God,

18 so that you may aeat the flesh of kings and the flesh of 1commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, bboth free men and slaves, and csmall and great.”

19 And I saw athe beast and bthe kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who csat on the horse and against His army.

Doom of the Beast and False Prophet

20 And the beast was seized, and with him the afalse prophet who bperformed the signs 1cin his presence, by which he ddeceived those who had received the emark of the beast and those who fworshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the glake of hfire which burns with 2brimstone.

21 And the rest were killed with the sword which acame from the mouth of Him who bsat on the horse, and call the birds were filled with their flesh.

Chapter 20

Satan Bound

1 Then I saw aan angel coming down from heaven, holding the bkey of the abyss and a great chain 1in his hand.

2 And he laid hold of the adragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bbound him for a thousand years;

3 and he threw him into the aabyss, and shut it and bsealed it over him, so that he would cnot deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

4 Then I saw athrones, and bthey sat on them, and cjudgment was given to them. And I saw dthe souls of those who had been beheaded because of 1their etestimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not fworshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the gmark on their forehead and on their hand; and they hcame to life and ireigned with Christ for a thousand years.

5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. aThis is the first resurrection.

6 aBlessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the bsecond death has no power, but they will be cpriests of God and of Christ and will dreign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan Freed, Doomed

7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be areleased from his prison,

8 and will come out to adeceive the nations which are in the bfour corners of the earth, cGog and Magog, to dgather them together for the war; the number of them is like the esand of the 1seashore.

9 And they acame up on the 1broad plain of the earth and surrounded the bcamp of the 2saints and the cbeloved city, and dfire came down from heaven and devoured them.

10 And athe devil who adeceived them was thrown into the blake of fire and 1brimstone, where the cbeast and the cfalse prophet are also; and they will be dtormented day and night forever and ever.

Judgment at the Throne of God

11 Then I saw a great white athrone and Him who sat upon it, from whose 1presence bearth and heaven fled away, and cno place was found for them.

12 And I saw the dead, the agreat and the small, standing before the throne, and 1bbooks were opened; and another 2book was opened, which is cthe book of life; and the dead awere judged from the things which were written in the 1books, daccording to their deeds.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and adeath and Hades bgave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them caccording to their deeds.

14 Then adeath and Hades were thrown into bthe lake of fire. This is the csecond death, the lake of fire.

15 And if 1anyone’s name was not found written in athe book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Chapter 21

The New Heaven and Earth

1 Then I saw aa new heaven and a new earth; for bthe first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.

2 And I saw athe holy city, bnew Jerusalem, ccoming down out of heaven from God, dmade ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, athe tabernacle of God is among men, and He will 1bdwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them2,

4 and He will awipe away every tear from their eyes; and bthere will no longer be any death; cthere will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; dthe first things have passed away.”

5 And aHe who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am bmaking all things new.” And He * said, “Write, for cthese words are faithful and true.”

6 Then He said to me, “1aIt is done. I am the bAlpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. cI will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the dwater of life without cost.

7 aHe who overcomes will inherit these things, and bI will be his God and he will be My son.

8 aBut for the cowardly and 1unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in bthe lake that burns with fire and 2brimstone, which is the csecond death.”

9 aThen one of the seven angels who had the bseven bowls 1full of the cseven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “aCome here, I will show you the dbride, the wife of the Lamb.”

The New Jerusalem

10 And ahe carried me away 1bin the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me cthe holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,

11 having athe glory of God. Her 1brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a bstone of ccrystal-clear jasper.

12 1It had a great and high wall, 1awith twelve bgates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.

13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.

14 And the wall of the city had atwelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the btwelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The one who spoke with me had a 1gold measuring arod to measure the city, and its bgates and its wall.

16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the 1rod, 2fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.

17 And he measured its wall, 1seventy-two yards, according to ahuman 2measurements, which are also bangelic measurements.

18 The material of the wall was ajasper; and the city was bpure gold, like 1clear cglass.

19 aThe foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was bjasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, cemerald;

20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, asardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.

21 And the twelve agates were twelve bpearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was cpure gold, like transparent dglass.

22 I saw ano 1temple in it, for the bLord God the Almighty and the cLamb are its 1temple.

23 And the city ahas no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for bthe glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the cLamb.

24 aThe nations will walk by its light, and the bkings of the earth 1will bring their glory into it.

25 In the daytime (for athere will be no night there) bits gates cwill never be closed;

26 and athey will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;

27 and anothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those 1whose names are bwritten in the Lamb’s book of life.

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