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Revelation 19 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Songs of Victory in Heaven
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:1 - After this, I heard what sounded like a vast crowd in heaven shouting,
“Praise the LORD![fn]
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:2 - His judgments are true and just.
He has punished the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality.
He has avenged the murder of his servants.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:3 - And again their voices rang out:
“Praise the LORD!
The smoke from that city ascends forever and ever!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:4 - Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshiped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, “Amen! Praise the LORD!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:5 - And from the throne came a voice that said,
“Praise our God,
all his servants,
all who fear him,
from the least to the greatest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:6 - Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder:
“Praise the LORD!
For the Lord our God,[fn] the Almighty, reigns.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:7 - Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
and his bride has prepared herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:8 - She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:9 - And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:10 - Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters[fn] who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.[fn]
The Rider on the White Horse
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:11 - Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:12 - His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:13 - He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:14 - The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:15 - From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:16 - On his robe at his thigh[fn] was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:17 - Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:18 - Come and eat the flesh of kings, generals, and strong warriors; of horses and their riders; and of all humanity, both free and slave, small and great.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:19 - Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:20 - And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:21 - Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.
NLT Footnotes
Greek Hallelujah; also in 19:3, 4, 6. Hallelujah is the transliteration of a Hebrew term that means “Praise the LORD.”
Some manuscripts read the Lord God.
Greek brothers.
Or is the message confirmed by Jesus.
Or On his robe and thigh.

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