I heard a sound like massed choirs in Heaven singing, Hallelujah! The salvation and glory and power are God's -
his judgments true, his judgments just. He judged the great Whore who corrupted the earth with her lust. He avenged on her the blood of his servants.
Then, more singing: Hallelujah! The smoke from her burning billows up to high Heaven forever and ever and ever.
The Twenty-four Elders and the Four Animals fell to their knees and worshiped God on his Throne, praising, Amen! Yes! Hallelujah!
From the Throne came a shout, a command: Praise our God, all you his servants, All you who fear him, small and great!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)