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11 The smoke of that fire goes up for ever and ever. Those who worship the animal and its idol, and anyone who takes the mark of its name, will get no rest day or night.'

12 This is why God's people must be patient. They are the ones who keep the laws of God and believe in Jesus.

13 I heard a voice from the sky. It said, `Write this: From now on, happy are those who die believing in the Lord.' `Yes,' says the Spirit. `They will have rest from their troubles. The good things they have done will go with 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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