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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision
19 After these things I heard what was as a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven.+ They said: “Praise Jah, YOU people!*+ The salvation+ and the glory and the power belong to our God,*+ 2 because his judgments are true and righteous.*+ For he has executed judgment upon the great harlot* who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he* has avenged the blood of his slaves at her hand.”+ 3 And right away for the second time they said: “Praise Jah, YOU people!*+ And the smoke from her goes on ascending forever and ever.”+ 4 And the twenty-four elders*+ and the four living creatures+ fell down and worshiped God seated+ upon the throne, and said: “Amen! Praise Jah,+ YOU people!”* 5 Also, a voice issued forth from the throne and said: “Be praising our God, all YOU his slaves,+ who fear him, the small ones and the great.”+ 6 And I heard what was as a voice of a great crowd and as a sound of many* waters and as a sound of heavy thunders. They said: “Praise Jah,+ YOU people,* because Jehovah* our* God, the Almighty,+ has begun to rule as king.+ 7 Let us rejoice and be overjoyed, and let us give him the glory,+ because the marriage+ of the Lamb has arrived+ and his wife has prepared herself.+ 8 Yes, it has been granted to her to be arrayed in bright, clean, fine linen, for the fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the holy ones.”+ 9 And he tells me: “Write: Happy are those invited*+ to the evening meal of the Lamb’s marriage.”*+ Also, he tells me: “These are the true sayings of God.”+ 10 At that I fell down before his feet to worship him.+ But he tells me: “Be careful! Do not do that!+ All I am is a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who have the work of witnessing to Jesus.+ Worship God;+ for the bearing witness* to Jesus is what inspires* prophesying.”*+ 11 And I saw the heaven opened, and, look! a white horse.+ And the one seated upon it is called* Faithful+ and True,+ and he judges and carries on war in righteousness.+ 12 His eyes are a fiery flame,+ and upon his head are many diadems.+ He has a name+ written that no one knows but he himself, 13 and he is arrayed with an outer garment sprinkled with blood,+ and the name he is called is The Word+ of God. 14 Also, the armies that were in heaven were following him on white horses, and they were clothed in white, clean, fine linen. 15 And out of his mouth there protrudes a sharp long sword,+ that he may strike the nations with it, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron.+ He treads too the winepress+ of the anger of the wrath of God+ the Almighty. 16 And upon his outer garment, even upon his thigh, he has a name written, King of* kings and Lord of lords.+ 17 I saw also an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice and said to all the birds+ that fly in midheaven: “Come here, be gathered together to the great evening meal of God, 18 that YOU may eat the fleshy+ parts of kings and the fleshy parts of military commanders* and the fleshy parts of strong men+ and the fleshy parts of horses+ and of those seated upon them, and the fleshy parts of all, of freemen as well as of slaves and of small ones and great.” 19 And I saw the wild beast+ and the kings+ of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage the war+ with the one seated on the horse+ and with his army. 20 And the wild beast+ was caught, and along with it the false prophet+ that performed in front of it the signs+ with which he misled those who received the mark+ of the wild beast and those who render worship to its image.+ While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulphur.+ 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword of the one seated on the horse,+ which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth.+ And all the birds+ were filled+ from the fleshy parts of them.+
^ “Our God,” אACVgSyh; TR and some cursive mss, “the Lord our God”; J7,8,13,14,16,17, “Jehovah our God.”
^ “His judgments are true and righteous,” אAVg; J7,8, “Jehovah is righteous and his judgments are upright.”
^ Or, “fornicatrix; prostitute.” Gr., por′nen. See App 5A.
^ “He,” אAVgSyh; eight mss from Nos. 95-217, “the Lord”; J7,8, “Jehovah.”
^ Gr., pre·sby′te·roi.
^ Or, “great.”
^ See App 1D.
^ “Our.” A omits.
^ “Those invited.” Lit., “(ones) having been called.”
^ “Evening meal of the Lamb’s marriage,” AVgSyh; א, “evening meal of the Lamb.”
^ “Bearing witness.” Gr., mar·ty·ri′a; Lat., te·sti·mo′ni·um.
^ Or, “is the spirit of.”
^ Or, “the prophecy.”
^ “Called.” A omits.
^ Or, “over; among.”
^ Or, “chiliarchs”; each a commander of 1,000 soldiers.