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7 After this I saw four angelst standing at the four corners of the earth, restraining the four winds of the earthu so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel rising up from the east,v who had the seal of the living God.w He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were allowed to harm the earth and the sea, 3 “Don’t harm the earth or the sea or the treesx until we seal the servants of our God on their foreheads.”y 4 And I heard the number of the sealed:
144,000 sealed from every tribe of the Israelites:z
12,000J from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 sealed from the tribe of Benjamin.
9 After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language,aa which no one could number,ab standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands.ac 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:
Salvation belongs to our God,ad
who is seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb!
Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
be to our God forever and ever.a Amen.
14 I said to him, “Sir,A you know.”
they will no longer thirst;
the sun will no longer strike them,
nor will any scorching heat.g
will shepherd them;h
he will guide them to springs of the waters of life,i
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.j
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