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11 The smoke of their torture goes up for ever and ever. Those who worship the monster and its image, and those who receive the mark of its name, will have no respite, day or night.’

12 This demands patience from God’s holy people, who keep God’s commands and the faith of Jesus.

13 Then I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: God’s blessing on the dead who from this time onward die in the Lord.’

‘Yes,’ says the spirit, ‘so that they may rest from their works, for the deeds they have done follow after them.’

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11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever.(A) There will be no rest day or night(B) for those who worship the beast and its image,(C) or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”(D) 12 This calls for patient endurance(E) on the part of the people of God(F) who keep his commands(G) and remain faithful to Jesus.

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord(H) from now on.”

“Yes,” says the Spirit,(I) “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

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