Revelation 7:9-17New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
The Huge Crowd Wearing White Robes
9 After this I looked, and there in front of me was a huge crowd of people. They stood in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb. There were so many that no one could count them. They came from every nation, tribe and people. That’s true no matter what language they spoke. They were wearing white robes. In their hands they were holding palm branches. 10 They cried out in a loud voice,
“Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne. Salvation also belongs to the Lamb.”
11 All the angels were standing around the throne. They were standing around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces in front of the throne and worshiped God. 12 They said,
“Amen! May praise and glory and wisdom be given to our God for ever and ever. Give him thanks and honor and power and strength. Amen!”
13 Then one of the elders spoke to me. “Who are these people dressed in white robes?” he asked. “Where did they come from?”
14 I answered, “Sir, you know.”
He said, “They are the ones who have come out of the time of terrible suffering. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 So
“they are in front of the throne of God. They serve him day and night in his temple. The one who sits on the throne will be with them to keep them safe. 16 ‘Never again will they be hungry. Never again will they be thirsty. The sun will not beat down on them.’ (Isaiah 49:10) The heat of the desert will not harm them. 17 The Lamb, who is at the center of the area around the throne, will be their shepherd. ‘He will lead them to springs of living water.’ (Isaiah 49:10) ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ” (Isaiah 25:8)
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