The Fourfold Hallelujah

19 After these things I heard something like a (A)loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,

(B)Hallelujah! (C)Salvation, (D)glory, and power belong to our God, (E)because His (F)judgments are (G)true and righteous; for He has judged the (H)great prostitute who was corrupting the earth with her sexual immorality, and He has (I)avenged the blood of His bond-servants [a]on her.” And a second time they said, “(J)Hallelujah! (K)Her smoke rises forever and ever.” And the (L)twenty-four elders and the (M)four living creatures (N)fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying, “(O)Amen. (P)Hallelujah!” And a voice came from the throne, saying,

(Q)Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, (R)you who fear Him, the small and the great.” Then I heard something like (S)the voice of a great multitude and like (T)the sound of many waters, and like the (U)sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,

(V)Hallelujah! For the (W)Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Marriage of the Lamb

Let’s rejoice and be glad and (X)give the glory to Him, because (Y)the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His [b](Z)bride has prepared herself.” It was given to her to clothe herself in (AA)fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the (AB)righteous acts of the [c]saints.

Then (AC)he *said to me, “(AD)Write: ‘(AE)Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “(AF)These are the true words of God.” 10 Then (AG)I fell at his feet to worship him. (AH)But he *said to me, “[d]Do not do that; I am a (AI)fellow servant of yours and your brothers and sisters who (AJ)hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

The Coming of Christ

11 And I saw (AK)heaven opened, and behold, a (AL)white horse, and He who sat on it is called (AM)Faithful and True, and in (AN)righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His (AO)eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many (AP)crowns; and He has a (AQ)name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a (AR)robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (AS)The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (AT)fine linen, (AU)white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 (AV)From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that (AW)with it He may strike down the nations, and He will [e](AX)rule them with a rod of iron; and (AY)He treads the [f]wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has (AZ)a name written: “(BA)KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

17 Then I saw [g]an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to (BB)all the birds that fly in (BC)midheaven, “(BD)Come, assemble for the great feast of God, 18 so that you may (BE)eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, (BF)both free and slaves, and (BG)small and great.”

19 And I saw (BH)the beast and (BI)the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who (BJ)sat on the horse, and against His army.

Doom of the Beast and False Prophet

20 And the beast was seized, and with him the (BK)false prophet who (BL)performed the signs [h](BM)in his presence, by which he (BN)deceived those who had received the (BO)mark of the beast and those who (BP)worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the (BQ)lake of (BR)fire, which burns with [i]brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which (BS)came from the mouth of Him who (BT)sat on the horse, and (BU)all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Satan Bound

20 Then I saw (BV)an angel coming down from heaven, holding the (BW)key of the abyss and a great chain [j]in his hand. And he took hold of the (BX)dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and (BY)bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the (BZ)abyss and shut it and (CA)sealed it over him, so that he would (CB)not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

Then I saw (CC)thrones, and (CD)they sat on them, and (CE)judgment was given to them. And I saw (CF)the souls of those who had been beheaded because of [k]their (CG)testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not (CH)worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the (CI)mark on their foreheads and on their hands; and they (CJ)came to life and (CK)reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. (CL)This is the first resurrection. (CM)Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the (CN)second death has no power, but they will be (CO)priests of God and of Christ, and will (CP)reign with Him for a thousand years.

Satan Freed and Doomed

When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be (CQ)released from his prison, and will come out to (CR)deceive the nations which are at the (CS)four corners of the earth, (CT)Gog and Magog, to (CU)gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the (CV)sand of the [l]seashore. And they (CW)came up on the [m]broad plain of the earth and surrounded the (CX)camp of the [n]saints and the (CY)beloved city, and (CZ)fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And (DA)the devil who (DB)deceived them was thrown into the (DC)lake of fire and [o]brimstone, where the (DD)beast and the (DE)false prophet are also; and they will be (DF)tormented day and night forever and ever.

Judgment at the Throne of God

11 Then I saw a great white (DG)throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose [p]presence (DH)earth and heaven fled, and (DI)no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the (DJ)great and the small, standing before the throne, and [q](DK)books were opened; and another [r]book was opened, which is (DL)the book of life; and the dead (DM)were judged from the things which were written in the [s]books, (DN)according to their deeds. 13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and (DO)Death and Hades (DP)gave up the dead who were in them; and they were judged, each one of them (DQ)according to their deeds. 14 Then (DR)Death and Hades were thrown into (DS)the lake of fire. This is the (DT)second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if [t]anyone’s name was not found written in (DU)the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:2 Lit from her hand
  2. Revelation 19:7 Lit wife
  3. Revelation 19:8 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  4. Revelation 19:10 Lit See that you do not
  5. Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
  6. Revelation 19:15 Lit wine press of the wine of the wrath of God’s anger
  7. Revelation 19:17 Lit one
  8. Revelation 19:20 Or by his authority
  9. Revelation 19:20 I.e., burning sulfur
  10. Revelation 20:1 Lit upon
  11. Revelation 20:4 Lit the
  12. Revelation 20:8 Lit sea
  13. Revelation 20:9 Lit breadth of the earth
  14. Revelation 20:9 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  15. Revelation 20:10 I.e., burning sulfur
  16. Revelation 20:11 Lit face
  17. Revelation 20:12 Or scrolls
  18. Revelation 20:12 Or scroll
  19. Revelation 20:12 Or scrolls
  20. Revelation 20:15 Lit anyone was not