And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God,1 who sits on the throne,2 and to the Lamb."
All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders3 and the four living creatures.4 They fell down on their faces5 before the throne and worshiped God,
saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"613
Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes7--who are they, and where did they come from?"
I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes8 and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.915
Therefore, "they are before the throne of God10 and serve him11 day and night in his temple;12 and he who sits on the throne13 will spread his tent over them.1416
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst.15 The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.1617
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;17 he will lead them to springs of living water.18 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."19