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,
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.”
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.”
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.
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