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Revelation 19 (Holman Christian Standard)

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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, 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 3 A second time they said: Hallelujah!e Her smoke ascends forever and ever!f 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 5 A voice came from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great!j

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

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 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 13 He wore a robe stained with blood,z aa and His name is called the Word of God.bb 14 The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. 15 From His mouth came a sharpcc sword, so that with it He might strike the nations.dd He will shepherdee them with an iron scepter.ff He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God,gg the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDShh

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, 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."ii 19 Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armiesjj gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against His army. 20 But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority,kk by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.ll Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.mm 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.
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