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from Jesus Christ
Gods willingness to save is recognised
1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying,
Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power,
to the Lord our God:
2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.
3 And again they said,
Alleluia. Note 1
And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. Note 2
4 And the twenty-four elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying,
Amen; Alleluia. Note 3
United and ready for work
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying,
Praise our God, all you His servants, and you that fear Him,
both small and great. Note 4
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,
Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him:
for the marriage of the Lamb is come,
and His wife has [now] made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Note 5
A great blessing
9 And he [the angel] said to me,
Write, Blessed are they which are called
to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
And he said to me,
These are the true sayings of God. Note 6
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me,
See you do it not:
I am your fellowservant,
and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus. Note 7
for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
[Special Note regarding the testimony of Jesus]
The return of Christ
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself.
13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. Note 8
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Note 9
16 And He has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Note 10
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls [vultures] that fly in the midst of heaven,
Come and gather yourselves together to the supper of the great God; 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. Note 11
The beast returns
19 And I saw the beast,
and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. Note 12
The capture of the beast
the false prophet
20 And the beast was taken,
and with him the false prophet
that wrought miracles before [or in front of] him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.
These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth: and all the fowls [vultures] were filled with their flesh. Note 13
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