New English Translation
An Interlude: The Song of the 144,000
14 Then[a] I looked, and here was[b] the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him were 144,000, who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. 2 I also heard a sound[c] coming out of heaven like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. Now[d] the sound I heard was like that made by harpists playing their harps,Read full chapter
- Revelation 14:1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
- Revelation 14:1 tn The phrase “and here was” expresses the sense of καὶ ἰδού (kai idou).
- Revelation 14:2 tn Or “a voice” (cf. Rev 1:15), but since in this context nothing is mentioned as the content of the voice, it is preferable to translate φωνή (phōnē) as “sound” here.
- Revelation 14:2 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the introduction of a new topic.