Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The power to rule over the world belongs now to our Lord and his Messiah, and he will rule forever and ever!" 1
Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones in front of God threw themselves face downward and worshiped God,
saying: "Lord God Almighty, the one who is and who was! We thank you that you have taken your great power and have begun to rule!
The heathen were filled with rage, 2 because the time for your anger has come, the time for the dead to be judged. The time has come to reward your servants, the prophets, and all your people, all who have reverence for you, great and small alike. The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth!"
God's temple in heaven was opened, and the Covenant Box was seen there. Then there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. 3