The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Then I heard what seemed to be (A)the voice of a great multitude, like (B)the roar of many waters and (C)like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
    the Almighty (D)reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
    and give him the glory,
for (E)the marriage of the Lamb has come,
    and (F)his Bride has made herself ready;
(G)it was granted her to clothe herself
    with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is (H)the righteous deeds of the saints.

And the angel said[a] to me, “Write this: (I)Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, (J)“These are the true words of God.” 10 Then (K)I fell down at his feet to worship him, (L)but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to (M)the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

The Rider on a White Horse

11 Then I saw (N)heaven opened, and behold, (O)a white horse! The one sitting on it is called (P)Faithful and True, and (Q)in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 (R)His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are (S)many diadems, and he has (T)a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in (U)a robe dipped in[b] blood, and the name by which he is called is (V)The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, (W)arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, (X)were following him on white horses. 15 (Y)From his mouth comes a sharp sword (Z)with which to strike down the nations, and (AA)he will rule[c] them with a rod of iron. (AB)He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh (AC)he has a name written, (AD)King of kings and Lord of lords.

17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to (AE)all the birds that fly directly overhead, (AF)“Come, gather for (AG)the great supper of God, 18 (AH)to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave,[d] both small and great.” 19 And I saw (AI)the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies (AJ)gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it (AK)the false prophet (AL)who in its presence[e] had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who (AM)worshiped its image. These two were (AN)thrown alive into the lake of (AO)fire that burns with sulfur. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword (AP)that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and (AQ)all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:9 Greek he said
  2. Revelation 19:13 Some manuscripts sprinkled with
  3. Revelation 19:15 Greek shepherd
  4. Revelation 19:18 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  5. Revelation 19:20 Or on its behalf

The Defeat of Satan

And when the thousand years are ended, (A)Satan will be released from his prison and will come out (B)to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, (C)Gog and Magog, (D)to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And (E)they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded (F)the camp of the saints and (G)the beloved city, but (H)fire came down from heaven[a] and consumed them, 10 and the devil (I)who had deceived them was (J)thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where (K)the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 20:9 Some manuscripts from God, out of heaven, or out of heaven from God

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