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After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the land, on the sea or on any tree. I saw another angel coming up from the east with a seal from the living God, and he shouted to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea, “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads!” I heard how many were sealed — 144,000 from every tribe of the people of Isra’el:

From the tribe of Y’hudah12,000 were sealed
from the tribe of Re’uven12,000
from the tribe of Gad,12,000
from the tribe of Asher12,000
from the tribe of Naftali12,000
from the tribe of M’nasheh12,000
from the tribe of Shim‘on12,000
from the tribe of Levi12,000
from the tribe of Yissakhar12,000
from the tribe of Z’vulun12,000
from the tribe of Yosef12,000
from the tribe of Binyamin12,000

After this, I looked; and there before me was a huge crowd, too large for anyone to count, from every nation, tribe, people and language. They were standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palm branches in their hands; 10 and they shouted,

“Victory to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb!”

11 All the angels stood around the throne, the elders and the four living beings; they fell face down before the throne and worshipped God, saying,

12 Amen!

“Praise and glory, wisdom and thanks,
honor and power and strength
belong to our God forever and ever!


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