Revelation 19 CSB

Heaven Exults over Babylon

1 After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah!a Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God,

References for Revelation 19:1

    • a 19:1 - Lit Praise Yahweh; the Gk word is transliterated hallelujah from a Hb expression of praise and is used in many places in the OT, such as Ps 106:1.
      2 because His judgments are trueb and righteous,c because He has judged the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality; and He has avenged the blood of His servants that was on her hands.d

      References for Revelation 19:2

        • b 19:2 - Valid; see Jn 8:16; 19:35
        • c 19:2 - Rv 16:7; 15:3
        • d 19:2 - Rv 6:10; 16:6; 17:6; 18:24; Dt 32:43; 2 Kg 9:7
          3 A second time they said: Hallelujah!e Her smoke ascends forever and ever!f

          References for Revelation 19:3

            • e 19:3 - See note at Rv 19:1
            • f 19:3 - Isaiah 34:8-10; Rv 14:11
              4 Then the 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God,g who is seated on the throne, saying: Amen! Hallelujah!h i

              References for Revelation 19:4

                • g 19:4 - Rv 5:8
                • h 19:4 - See note at Rv 19:1
                • i 19:4 - Ps 106:48
                  5 A voice came from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great!j

                  References for Revelation 19:5

                    • j 19:5 - Ps 115:13

                      Marriage of the Lamb Announced

                      6 Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters,k and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying: Hallelujahl-because our Lord God, the Almighty, has begun to reign!

                      References for Revelation 19:6

                        • k 19:6 - Rv 1:15; 14:2; Ezk 1:24; 43:2
                        • l 19:6 - See note at Rv 19:1
                          7 Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory,m because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself.

                          References for Revelation 19:7

                              8 She was permitted to wear fine linen, bright and pure.n For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints.o

                              References for Revelation 19:8

                                • n 19:8 - Rv 15:6; 19:14
                                • o 19:8 - Eph 2:10
                                  9 Then hep said to me, "Write: Blessedq are those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb!"r He also said to me, "These words of God are true."

                                  References for Revelation 19:9

                                    • p 19:9 - Probably an angel; see Rv 17:1; 22:8-9
                                    • q 19:9 - Rv 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 20:6; 22:7,14
                                    • r 19:9 - Isaiah 25:6-8; Mt 26:29; Lk 13:29
                                      10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow slave with you and your brothers who have the testimony abouts Jesus.t Worship God, because the testimony aboutu Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

                                      References for Revelation 19:10

                                        • s 19:10 - Or testimony to
                                        • t 19:10 - Rv 1:2, 9; 12:17; 20:4
                                        • u 19:10 - Or testimony to

                                          The Rider on a White Horse

                                          11 Then I saw heaven opened,v and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True,w and in righteousness He judges and makes war.x

                                          References for Revelation 19:11

                                            • v 19:11 - Rv 4:1; 11:19; 15:5
                                            • w 19:11 - Rv 3:14
                                            • x 19:11 - Rv 16:7; 19:2; Ps 9:8; 96:13
                                              12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself.y

                                              References for Revelation 19:12

                                                • y 19:12 - Rv 2:17; 3:12
                                                  13 He wore a robe stained with blood,z { and His name is called the Word of God.|

                                                  References for Revelation 19:13

                                                    • z 19:13 - Or a robe dipped in
                                                    • { 19:13 - Isaiah 63:1-6
                                                    • | 19:13 - Jn 1:1-5; Heb 4:12
                                                      14 The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.
                                                      15 From His mouth came a sharp} sword, so that with it He might strike the nations.~ He will shepherd them with an iron scepter.€ He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

                                                      References for Revelation 19:15

                                                        • } 19:15 - Other mss add double-edged
                                                        • ~ 19:15 - Isaiah 11:4; Rv 1:16; 2:12; 2 Th 2:8
                                                        •  19:15 - Or rule
                                                        • € 19:15 - Ps 2:9; Rv 12:5
                                                        •  19:15 - Rv 16:19; 14:19
                                                          16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS‚

                                                          References for Revelation 19:16

                                                            • ‚ 19:16 - Dt 10:17; Dn 2:47; 1 Tm 6:15; Rv 17:14

                                                              The Beast and His Armies Defeated

                                                              17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God,

                                                              References for Revelation 19:17

                                                                  18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of everyone, both free and slave, small and great."ƒ

                                                                  References for Revelation 19:18

                                                                    • ƒ 19:18 - Ezk 39:17-20
                                                                      19 Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies„ gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against His army.

                                                                      References for Revelation 19:19

                                                                          20 But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority,… by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.† Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.‡

                                                                          References for Revelation 19:20

                                                                            • … 19:20 - Lit signs before him
                                                                            • † 19:20 - Rv 13:13-17
                                                                            • ‡ 19:20 - Mt 5:22; Mk 9:43; Rv 20:10,14; 21:8
                                                                              21 The rest were killed with the sword that came from the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.