Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes1--who are they, and where did they come from?"
I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes2 and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.315
Therefore, "they are before the throne of God4 and serve him5 day and night in his temple;6 and he who sits on the throne7 will spread his tent over them.816
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.9 The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.1017
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;11 he will lead them to springs of living water.12 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."13