15Then the 1seventhangelsounded; and there were 2loudvoices in heaven, saying, "3 The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of 4 His aChrist; and 5 He will reignforever and ever."
And the twenty-fourelders, who 6sit on their thronesbeforeGod, 7fell on their faces and worshipedGod,
17saying, "We give You thanks, 8O LordGod, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your greatpower and have begun to 9reign.
"And 10the nations were enraged, and 11Your wrathcame, and 12the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to breward Your 13bond-servants the prophets and the csaints and those who fear Your name, 14the small and the great, and to destroythose who destroy the earth."
And 15the dtemple of God which is in heaven was opened ; and 16the ark of His covenantappeared in His etemple, and there were flashes of 17lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a 18greatfhailstorm.