9Afterthesethings I looked, and behold, a greatmultitudewhichnoonecouldcount, from 1everynation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing2before the throne and 3before the Lamb, clothed in 4whiterobes, and 5palmbranches were in their hands;
and they cry out with a loudvoice, saying, "6Salvation to our God7 who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
And all the angels were standing8around the throne and around 9the elders and the 10fourlivingcreatures; and they 11fell on their facesbefore the throne and worshipedGod,
12saying, "12Amen, 13blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our Godforever and ever. 14Amen."
13Thenone of the elders15answered, saying to me, "These who are clothed in the 16whiterobes, who are they, and where have they come from?"
I asaid to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the 17greattribulation, and they have 18washed their robes and made them 19white in the 20blood of the Lamb.
"For thisreason, they are 21before the throne of God; and they 22serve Him day and night in His b23temple; and 24He who sits on the throne will spread His 25tabernacleover them.
"26They will hungernolonger, northirstanymore; nor will the suncbeatdown on them, noranyheat;
for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their 27shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the d28water of life; and 29God will wipeeverytear from their eyes."