19 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitudev in heaven shouting:
2 for true and just are his judgments.z
He has condemned the great prostitutea
who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.
He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”b
The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”d
“Praise our God,
all you his servants,i
you who fear him,
both great and small!”j
and give him glory!p
For the wedding of the Lambq has come,
and his brider has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen,s bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous actst of God’s holy people.)
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him.y 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!z For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”a
11 I saw heaven standing openb and there before me was a white horse, whose riderc is called Faithful and True.d With justice he judges and wages war.e 12 His eyes are like blazing fire,f and on his head are many crowns.g He has a name written on himh that no one knows but he himself.i 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,j and his name is the Word of God.k 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen,l whitem and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp swordn with which to strike downo the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a p He treads the winepressq of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:r
king of kings and lord of lords.s
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birdst flying in midair,u “Come,v gather together for the great supper of God,w 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people,x free and slave,y great and small.”z
19 Then I saw the beasta and the kings of the earthb and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horsec and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophetd who had performed the signse on its behalf.f With these signs he had deludedg those who had received the mark of the beasth and worshiped its image.i The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lakej of burning sulfur.k 21 The rest were killed with the swordl coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse,m and all the birdsn gorged themselves on their flesh.
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