But after the three and a half days1 a breath of life from God entered them,2 and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here."3 And they went up to heaven in a cloud,4 while their enemies looked on.
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake5 and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory6 to the God of heaven.714
The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.8
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet,9 and there were loud voices10 in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,11 and he will reign for ever and ever."1216
And the twenty-four elders,13 who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces14 and worshiped God,
saying: "We give thanks15 to you, Lord God Almighty,16 the One who is and who was,17 because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.1818
The nations were angry;19 and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead,20 and for rewarding your servants the prophets21 and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great22-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
Then God's temple23 in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant.24 And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder,25 an earthquake and a great hailstorm.26