Let your (A)clothes be white all the time, and let not (B)oil be lacking on your head.

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Always be clothed in white,(A) and always anoint your head with oil.

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(A)He who overcomes will thus be clothed in (B)white garments; and I will not (C)erase his name from the book of life, and (D)I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

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The one who is victorious(A) will, like them, be dressed in white.(B) I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life,(C) but will acknowledge that name before my Father(D) and his angels.

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18 I advise you to (A)buy from Me (B)gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and (C)white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that (D)the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

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18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire,(A) so you can become rich; and white clothes(B) to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness;(C) and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

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(A)Around the throne were (B)twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw (C)twenty-four elders (D)sitting, clothed in (E)white garments, and (F)golden crowns on their heads.

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Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders.(A) They were dressed in white(B) and had crowns of gold on their heads.

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11 And (A)there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should (B)rest for a little while longer, (C)until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be (D)completed also.

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11 Then each of them was given a white robe,(A) and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters,[a] were killed just as they had been.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 6:11 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 12:10; 19:10.

A Multitude from the Tribulation

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from (A)every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing (B)before the throne and (C)before the Lamb, clothed in (D)white robes, and (E)palm branches were in their hands;

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The Great Multitude in White Robes

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,(A) standing before the throne(B) and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes(C) and were holding palm branches in their hands.

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13 Then one of the elders (A)answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the (B)white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14 I [a]said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the (C)great tribulation, and they have (D)washed their robes and made them (E)white in the (F)blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason, they are (G)before the throne of God; and they (H)serve Him day and night in His [b](I)temple; and (J)He who sits on the throne will spread His (K)tabernacle over them. 16 (L)They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun [c]beat down on them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their (M)shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the [d](N)water of life; and (O)God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 7:14 Lit have said
  2. Revelation 7:15 Or sanctuary
  3. Revelation 7:16 Lit fall
  4. Revelation 7:17 Lit waters

13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes(A)—who are they, and where did they come from?”

14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”

And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes(B) and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.(C) 15 Therefore,

“they are before the throne of God(D)
    and serve him(E) day and night in his temple;(F)
and he who sits on the throne(G)
    will shelter them with his presence.(H)
16 ‘Never again will they hunger;
    never again will they thirst.(I)
The sun will not beat down on them,’[a]
    nor any scorching heat.(J)
17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;(K)
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b](L)
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c](M)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 7:16 Isaiah 49:10
  2. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 49:10
  3. Revelation 7:17 Isaiah 25:8

It was given to her to clothe herself in (A)fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the (B)righteous acts of the [a]saints.

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  1. Revelation 19:8 Or holy ones

Fine linen,(A) bright and clean,
    was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts(B) of God’s holy people.)

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14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (A)fine linen, (B)white and clean, were following Him on white horses.

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14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen,(A) white(B) and clean.

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