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Revelation 19:1-21

19  After this I heard what seemed like the loud voice of a great crowd in heaven saying “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, 2  because his judgments are true and just; because he has done justice on the great prostitute who debauched the earth with her prostitution, and has avenged his servants’ blood at her hands”; 3  and for the second time they said “Hallelujah!” And her smoke goes up forever and ever. 4  And the twenty-four aged men and the four creatures threw themselves down and did reverence to God who sits on the throne, saying “Amen; hallelujah!” 5  And from the throne came a voice saying “Praise our God, all his servants, you who fear him, small and great!” 6  And I heard what seemed as if it were the voices of a great crowd and the sound of much water and the pealing of strong thunders, all saying “Hallelujah, because the Lord our God Almighty has come into his reign! 7  Let us be glad and exult and give him glory, because the Lamb’s wedding has come and his wife has made her preparations 8*  and has been given the privilege of dressing in bright clean lawn (because the lawn is the righteousnesses of God’s people).” 9*  And he said to me “Write ‘Happy are those who are invited to the Lamb’s wedding dinner’”; and he said to me “These words are true words of God’s.” 10  And I threw myself down before his feet to do him reverence; and he said to me “See that you do not! I am a fellow-servant with you and your brothers that have the testimony of Jesus; do reverence to God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” 11  And I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse with a rider called Faithful and True, who judges and wars on the side of right: 12  his eyes are flame and there are many crowns on his head, and he has a written name which nobody knows but he, 13*  and is clad in a mantle dyed in blood, and is named The Word of God. 14  And the armies in heaven followed him on white horses, dressed in clean white lawn. 15  And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword to smite the nations with, and he shall drive them with an iron rod; and he treads the press of God Almighty’s fierce anger-wine. 16  And he has on his mantle and on his thigh a written name, “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” 17  And I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice to all the birds that fly in the zenith “Come, gather to God’s great banquet 18  to eat kings’ flesh and generals’ flesh and strong men’s flesh and flesh of horses and their riders and flesh of everybody, freemen and slaves and small and great.” 19  And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered for the war with the rider on the horse and with his army. 20  And the beast was captured, and with it the pretended prophet who did before it the tokens by which he misled those that took the beast’s stamp and that did reverence to its image: the two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur; 21  and the rest were killed by the rider’s sword that came out of his mouth, and all the birds gorged on their flesh.


19:8 It is not certain at what point the closing quotation mark should be put
19:9 Var. These are God’s true words, or These true words are God’s
19:13 Var. sprinkled in blood