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The Vision of Worship

19 After these things, I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a large crowd in heaven, saying,

    Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God.
His judgments are true and just.
    He has condemned the notorious prostitute
        who corrupted the world with her immorality.
He has taken revenge on her
    for the blood of his servants.”

A second time they said,

    The smoke goes up from her forever and ever.”

The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures bowed down and worshipped God, who was sitting on the throne. They said, “Amen! Hallelujah!” A voice came from the throne, saying,

“Praise our God,
    all who serve and fear him,
from the least important
    to the most important.”

The Vision of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a large crowd, like the sound of raging waters, and like the sound of powerful thunderclaps, saying,

    The Lord our God, the Almighty, is reigning.
Let us rejoice, be glad, and give him glory,
    because the marriage of the lamb has come
        and his bride has made herself ready.
She has been given the privilege of wearing fine linen,
    dazzling and pure.”

(The fine linen represents the righteous deeds of the saints.)

Then the angel[a] told me, “Write this: ‘How blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb!’” He also told me, “These are the true words of God.” 10 I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!”

The Vision of the Coming of the Messiah

11 Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in[b] blood, and his name is called the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses. 15 A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule[c] them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe that covers[d] his thigh he has a name written:

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

The Vision of the Angel’s Invitation

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, “Come! Gather for the great supper of God. 18 Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors,[e] the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important.”

The Vision of the Judgment of the Beast and False Prophet

19 Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 The beast was captured, along with the false prophet who had performed signs on its behalf.[f] By these signs[g] the false prophet[h] had deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped its image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 The rest were killed by the sword that belonged to the rider on the horse and that came from his mouth, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.


  1. Revelation 19:9 Lit. he
  2. Revelation 19:13 Other mss. read sprinkled with
  3. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
  4. Revelation 19:16 Lit. robe and on
  5. Revelation 19:18 Lit. of the powerful
  6. Revelation 19:20 Or in its presence
  7. Revelation 19:20 Lit. By which
  8. Revelation 19:20 Lit. he