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Then I heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said:

The Lord has established his reign,
    [our] God, the almighty.
Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory.
For the wedding day of the Lamb[a] has come,
    his bride has made herself ready.(A)
She was allowed to wear
    a bright, clean linen garment.”(B)

(The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.)[b]

Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed[c] are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These words are true; they come from God.”(C)

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  1. 19:7 The wedding day of the Lamb: symbol of God’s reign about to begin (Rev 21:1–22:5); see note on Rev 10:7. His bride: the church; cf. 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:22–27. Marriage is one of the biblical metaphors used to describe the covenant relationship between God and his people; cf. Hos 2:16–22; Is 54:5–6; 62:5; Ez 16:6–14. Hence, idolatry and apostasy are viewed as adultery and harlotry (Hos 2:4–15; Ez 16:15–63); see note on Rev 14:4.
  2. 19:8 See note on Rev 14:12.
  3. 19:9 Blessed: see note on Rev 1:3.