Then I saw another angel 1flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to 2those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.
And he said with a loud voice, 3"Fear God and 4give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and 5worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the 6springs of water."
Another angel, a second, followed, saying, 7"Fallen, fallen is 8Babylon the great, 9she who made all nations drink 10the wine of the passiona of her sexual immorality."
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone 11worships the beast and its image and receives 12a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
he also will drink 13the wine of God's wrath, 14poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and 15he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
And 16the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and 17they have no rest, day or night, these 18worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
1219Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who 20keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.b13
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: 21Blessed are the dead 22who die in the Lord from now on.""Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, 23"that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"
Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one 24like a son of man, 25with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand.
And another angel 26came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, 27"Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for 28the harvest of the earth is fully ripe."
So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out from the altar, 29the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, 30for its grapes are ripe."
So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great 31winepress of the wrath of God.
And 32the winepress was trodden 33outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as 34a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.c