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And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunders, saying,

Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth. Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God. 10 And I fell down before his feet to [a]worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: [b]worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon [c]called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself. 13 And he is arrayed in a garment [d]sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure. 15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the [e]winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

17 And I saw [f]an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; 18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of [g]captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his sight, wherewith he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that [h]worshipped his image: they two were cast alive into the lake of fire that burneth with brimstone: 21 and the rest were killed with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, even the sword which came forth out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:10 See marginal note on 3:9.
  2. Revelation 19:10 See marginal note on 3:9.
  3. Revelation 19:11 Some ancient authorities omit called.
  4. Revelation 19:13 Some ancient authorities read dipped in.
  5. Revelation 19:15 Greek winepress of the wine of the fierceness.
  6. Revelation 19:17 Greek one.
  7. Revelation 19:18 Or, military tribunes. Greek chiliarchs.
  8. Revelation 19:20 See marginal note on 3:9.

Then I heard something like (A)the voice of a great multitude and like (B)the sound of many waters and like the (C)sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,

(D)Hallelujah! For the (E)Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Marriage of the Lamb

Let us rejoice and be glad and (F)give the glory to Him, for (G)the marriage of the Lamb has come and His [a](H)bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in (I)fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the (J)righteous acts of the [b]saints.

Then (K)he *said to me, “(L)Write, ‘(M)Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “(N)These are true words of God.” 10 Then (O)I fell at his feet to worship him. (P)But he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a (Q)fellow servant of yours and your brethren who (R)hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Coming of Christ

11 And I saw (S)heaven opened, and behold, a (T)white horse, and He who sat on it is called (U)Faithful and True, and in (V)righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His (W)eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many (X)diadems; and He has a (Y)name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a (Z)robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (AA)The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (AB)fine linen, (AC)white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 (AD)From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that (AE)with it He may strike down the nations, and He will [c](AF)rule them with a rod of iron; and (AG)He treads the [d]wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has (AH)a name written, “(AI)KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

17 Then I saw [e]an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to (AJ)all the birds which fly in (AK)midheaven, “(AL)Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may (AM)eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of [f]commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, (AN)both free men and slaves, and (AO)small and great.”

19 And I saw (AP)the beast and (AQ)the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who (AR)sat on the horse and against His army.

Doom of the Beast and False Prophet

20 And the beast was seized, and with him the (AS)false prophet who (AT)performed the signs [g](AU)in his presence, by which he (AV)deceived those who had received the (AW)mark of the beast and those who (AX)worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the (AY)lake of (AZ)fire which burns with [h]brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which (BA)came from the mouth of Him who (BB)sat on the horse, and (BC)all the birds were filled with their flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:7 Lit wife
  2. Revelation 19:8 Or holy ones
  3. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
  4. Revelation 19:15 Lit wine press of the wine of the wrath of God’s anger
  5. Revelation 19:17 Lit one
  6. Revelation 19:18 I.e. chiliarchs, in command of one thousand troops
  7. Revelation 19:20 Or by his authority
  8. Revelation 19:20 I.e. burning sulphur