The Seventh Trumpet—Christ’s Reign Foreseen

15 Then the (A)seventh angel sounded; and there were (B)loud voices in heaven, saying,

(C)The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of (D)His [a]Christ; and (E)He will reign forever and ever.”

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 11:15 I.e. Messiah

The Coming of Christ

11 And I saw (A)heaven opened, and behold, a (B)white horse, and He who sat on it is called (C)Faithful and True, and in (D)righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His (E)eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many (F)diadems; and He has a (G)name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a (H)robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (I)The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (J)fine linen, (K)white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 (L)From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that (M)with it He may strike down the nations, and He will [a](N)rule them with a rod of iron; and (O)He treads the [b]wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has (P)a name written, “(Q)KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

17 Then I saw [c]an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to (R)all the birds which fly in (S)midheaven, “(T)Come, assemble for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may (U)eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of [d]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, (V)both free men and slaves, and (W)small and great.”

19 And I saw (X)the beast and (Y)the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who (Z)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 (AA)false prophet who (AB)performed the signs [e](AC)in his presence, by which he (AD)deceived those who had received the (AE)mark of the beast and those who (AF)worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the (AG)lake of (AH)fire which burns with [f]brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which (AI)came from the mouth of Him who (AJ)sat on the horse, and (AK)all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Satan Bound

20 Then I saw (AL)an angel coming down from heaven, holding the (AM)key of the abyss and a great chain [g]in his hand. And he laid hold of the (AN)dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and (AO)bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the (AP)abyss, and shut it and (AQ)sealed it over him, so that he would (AR)not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

Then I saw (AS)thrones, and (AT)they sat on them, and (AU)judgment was given to them. And I saw (AV)the souls of those who had been beheaded because of [h]their (AW)testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not (AX)worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the (AY)mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they (AZ)came to life and (BA)reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. (BB)This is the first resurrection. (BC)Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the (BD)second death has no power, but they will be (BE)priests of God and of Christ and will (BF)reign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan Freed, Doomed

When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be (BG)released from his prison, and will come out to (BH)deceive the nations which are in the (BI)four corners of the earth, (BJ)Gog and Magog, to (BK)gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the (BL)sand of the [i]seashore. And they (BM)came up on the [j]broad plain of the earth and surrounded the (BN)camp of the [k]saints and the (BO)beloved city, and (BP)fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And (BQ)the devil who (BR)deceived them was thrown into the (BS)lake of fire and [l]brimstone, where the (BT)beast and the (BU)false prophet are also; and they will be (BV)tormented day and night forever and ever.

Judgment at the Throne of God

11 Then I saw a great white (BW)throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose [m]presence (BX)earth and heaven fled away, and (BY)no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the (BZ)great and the small, standing before the throne, and [n](CA)books were opened; and another [o]book was opened, which is (CB)the book of life; and the dead (CC)were judged from the things which were written in the [p]books, (CD)according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and (CE)death and Hades (CF)gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them (CG)according to their deeds. 14 Then (CH)death and Hades were thrown into (CI)the lake of fire. This is the (CJ)second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if [q]anyone’s name was not found written in (CK)the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

The New Heaven and Earth

21 Then I saw (CL)a new heaven and a new earth; for (CM)the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw (CN)the holy city, (CO)new Jerusalem, (CP)coming down out of heaven from God, (CQ)made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, (CR)the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will [r](CS)dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them[s], and He will (CT)wipe away every tear from their eyes; and (CU)there will no longer be any death; (CV)there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; (CW)the first things have passed away.”

And (CX)He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am (CY)making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for (CZ)these words are faithful and true.”

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
  2. Revelation 19:15 Lit wine press of the wine of the wrath of God’s anger
  3. Revelation 19:17 Lit one
  4. Revelation 19:18 I.e. chiliarchs, in command of one thousand troops
  5. Revelation 19:20 Or by his authority
  6. Revelation 19:20 I.e. burning sulphur
  7. Revelation 20:1 Lit upon
  8. Revelation 20:4 Lit the
  9. Revelation 20:8 Lit sea
  10. Revelation 20:9 Lit breadth of the earth
  11. Revelation 20:9 Or holy ones
  12. Revelation 20:10 I.e. burning sulphur
  13. Revelation 20:11 Lit face
  14. Revelation 20:12 Or scrolls
  15. Revelation 20:12 Or scroll
  16. Revelation 20:12 Or scrolls
  17. Revelation 20:15 Lit anyone was
  18. Revelation 21:3 Or tabernacle
  19. Revelation 21:3 One early ms reads, and be their God

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