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11 And the smoke of their severe suffering ascends into ages upon ages. Those who worship the wild beast and its image and receive the mark of its name will have no rest day or night.” 12 This is a call for the endurance and faithfulness of the holy believers—those who follow God’s commands and cling to the faith of Jesus.

13 Then I heard a voice from the heavenly realm, saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead—the ones dying in the Lord[a] from now on.”

“Yes,” says the Holy Spirit,[b] “they will rest from their trouble,[c] for their deeds will live on!”[d]

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 14:13 The Aramaic can be translated “Master Yahweh.”
  2. Revelation 14:13 The Holy Spirit speaks twelve times in Revelation (1:10; 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 4:2; 14:13; 17:3; 21:10; 22:17).
  3. Revelation 14:13 Or “hard work.”
  4. Revelation 14:13 Or “Their good deeds will follow [accompany] them.”