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DASV: Revelation 1
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants, what must happen soon. He sent his angel to make it known to his servant John,
2 who bore witness about everything he saw regarding the word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed is the one who reads, and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is near.
to the seven churches that are in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you, from him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven spirits that are before his throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood,
6 and he has constituted us to be a kingdom, as priests serving his God and Father; to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen.
7 Look! He is coming with the clouds; and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. Yes, this is what will be! Amen.
8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
9 I, John, your brother and partner with you in persecution, kingdom and patience that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice like a trumpet
11 saying, "What you see, write on a scroll and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
12 I turned to
see whose voice was talking to me. After turning, I saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and in the middle of the lampstands was one like the Son of Man. He was clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, with a golden sash around his chest.
14 His head and hair were white as wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were like a flame of fire.
15 His feet were like polished bronze, refined in a furnace; and his voice like the roar of many waters.
16 He had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face shone like the sun at its brightest.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. He laid his right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
18 the Living One. I was dead, but see, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades.
19 Write therefore what you have seen, what is, and what is yet to take place after these things.
20 This is the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are for seven churches."
1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These things says the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the middle of the seven golden lampstands.
2 I know your works, your toil and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have scrutinized those who claim to be apostles but are not, and you have found them to be false.
3 I also realize that you have endured patiently and suffered for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
4 But I have this against you: you have left your first love.
5 Remember therefore where you have fallen from. Repent and do the works you did at first. But if not I will come to you and remove your lampstand out from its place, unless you repent.
6 But this you have in your favor, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 The one who has an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will allow him to eat from the tree of life that is in the Paradise of God."
8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
These things says the first and the last,
the one who was dead and came back to life.
9 I know your troubles and your poverty (but you are rich). I am aware of the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to throw some of you into prison, so that you may be tested and you will have trouble for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 The one who has
an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is
victorious will not be hurt by the second death."
12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword.
13 I know where you live, it is where Satan's throne is, yet you are holding tight to my name, and did not deny your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
14 But I have a few things against you: You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put up a stumbling block in front of the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
15 Similarly you also have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
16 Repent therefore. If not, I will come to you quickly and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 The one who has an ear needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone will be written a new name, that no one knows except the one who receives it."
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like polished bronze.
19 I know your works--your love, faith, your service and patience. I am aware that your last works are greater than the first.
20 But I have this against you: you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. She teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
22 Look, I am throwing her into bed, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly, unless they repent of her deeds.
23 I will put her children to death, and all the churches will know that I am the one who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not followed the so called "deep things of Satan," I do not put on you any other burden.
25 Just hold on to what you have until I come.
26 The one who is victorious, and continues in my works to the end, to that one I will give authority over the nations.
27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, like clay pots they will be shattered. Just as I also have received from my Father,
28 I will give them the morning star.
29 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
1 "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write:
These things says he who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains which is about ready to die, for I have not found your works complete before my God.
3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard; and hold it tight and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come against you.
4 But you have a few names in Sardis who have not defiled their garments. They will walk with me in white because they are worthy.
5 The one who is victorious will be clothed like them in white garments; and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
6 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These things says the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens.
8 I know your works. Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one can shut. You have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9 Look, I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews but are not, but lie, come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.
10 Because you kept my word of patient endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial, that is coming on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11 I am coming quickly. Hold tight to what you have, so that no one may take your crown.
12 The one who is victorious, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never have to leave and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God--the new Jerusalem, that is coming down out of heaven from my God--and also my own new name.
13 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation.
15 I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot.
16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot or cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
17 Because you claim, 'I am rich, I have acquired riches and I need nothing.' Yet you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.
18 I advise you to buy gold refined by fire from me, so that you may in fact become rich. Buy white garments so that you may dress yourself, and so that the shame of your nakedness will not be exposed, and buy salve to put on your eyes, so that you may see.
19 Those whom I love, I correct and discipline. So be eager and repent.
20 Look, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will have dinner with him, and he with me.
21 The one who is victorious, I will give permission to sit down with me on my throne, as I also was victorious, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 The one who has ears needs to hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
1 After these things I looked and there was a door opened in heaven, and the first voice that I heard, like a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must come to pass after these things."
2 Instantly I was in the Spirit, and there was a throne in heaven, and one sitting on the throne.
3 The one who was sitting on it looked like jasper and carnelian, and there was a rainbow around the throne that looked like an emerald.
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones. I saw twenty-four elders sitting on the thrones, dressed in white robes, and on their heads were crowns of gold.
5 Out of the throne lightning flashed and thunder rumbled. There were seven flaming torches before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
6 Before the throne, there was something like a sea of glass that looked like crystal. In the center around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes both in the front and back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature like an ox, the third creature had a human face, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings full of eyes all around and within. They never rest day or night, saying, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come."
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever,
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive the glory, honor, and power; for you created all things, and because of your will they exist and were created."
1 Now I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a scroll written on the front and back, sealed with seven seals.
2 Then I saw a mighty angel announcing with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?"
3 But no one in the heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look in it.
4 So I wept bitterly,
because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look in it.
5 Then one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping. Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious. He can open the scroll and its seven seals."
6 Then I saw in between the throne and the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 He came and took it out of the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.
8 When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and with your blood you purchased for God people from every tribe and language, people and nation.
10 You made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth."
11 Then I looked and heard a voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and might and honor, and glory, and blessing."
13 Then I heard every created thing in the heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and everything in them, saying, "To the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, forever and ever."
14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshipped.
1 Then I watched as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice of thunder, "Come."
2 So I looked, and there was a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him and he rode out as a conqueror to conquer.
3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come."
4 Another horse, bright red came out, and to him who sat on it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that they would slaughter one another, and he was given a great sword.
5 When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come." Then I looked, a black horse and he who sat on it had a balance scale in his hand.
6 Then I heard something like a voice from the middle of the four living creatures say, "A quart of wheat for a day's wage, and three quarts of barley for a day's wage, but do not harm the olive oil and the wine."
7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come."
8 Then I looked, a pale green horse was there, and he who sat on it, was named Death; and Hades followed behind him. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth to kill with sword, famine, plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.
9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they had.
10 They cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, before you judge and avenge our blood on those who live on the earth?"
11 Each of them was given a white robe. They were told that they should rest a little longer, until the full number would be reached of their fellow servants and their brothers, who were about to be killed just like they were.
12 I looked when he opened the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake. The sun became as black as goat hair sackcloth, and the full moon became blood red,
13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a strong wind.
14 The sky receded like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved from their places.
15 Then the kings of the earth, important people, commanders, the rich and powerful, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and rocks of the mountains.
16 They called to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of the one sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
17 for the great day of their wrath is come, and who is able to survive it?"
1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree.
2 Then I saw another angel ascend from where the sun rises, having the seal of the living God. He called with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, or the sea, or the trees, until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000. They were sealed from every tribe of the children of Israel.
5 From the tribe of Judah, 12,000 were sealed;
from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000;
from the tribe of Gad, 12,000;
6 from the tribe of Asher, 12,000;
from the tribe of Naphtali, 12,000;
from the tribe of Manasseh, 12,000;
7 from the tribe of Simeon, 12,000;
from the tribe of Levi, 12,000;
from the tribe of Issachar, 12,000;
8 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000;
from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000;
from the tribe of Benjamin, 12,000 were sealed.
9 After these things I looked, and there was a huge crowd that no one could number, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
10 Then they cried out with a loud voice, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
11 All the angels who were standing around the throne, and around the elders and the four living creatures, fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God,
12 saying, "Amen, praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God, forever and ever. Amen."
13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These dressed in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?"
14 I replied, "My lord, you know." He answered, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore they are before the throne of God; and they serve him day and night in his temple. And he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
16 They will never be hungry or thirsty anymore; neither will the sun beat down on them, or any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb who is in the middle of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of living water and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
1 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about a half an hour.
2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 Now another angel having a golden censer came and stood at the altar, and a sizeable amount of incense was given to him, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that is before the throne.
4 The smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel's hand.
5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire from the altar, and threw it down upon the earth. There followed crashes of thunder, rumblings, lightning, and an earthquake.
6 The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire came mixed with blood, and they were thrown down upon the earth resulting in a third of the earth being burnt up, and the third part of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
9 A third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
11 The name of the star was called Wormwood. A third of the waters became bitter [that is, wormwood]; and many men died from the water because it had become bitter poison.
12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars; so that a third of them was darkened, and a third of the day did not have light, and the night was darkened the same way.
13 Then I looked and I heard an eagle flying overhead, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, for those who live on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet from the three final angels who are yet to blow their trumpets."
1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to the earth and it was given the key to the bottomless pit.
2 It opened the bottomless pit and smoke rose out of the pit, like the smoke from a great furnace. The sun and air were darkened by the smoke from the pit.
3 Then out of the smoke came locusts onto the earth; and they were given power like scorpions of the earth.
4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, anything green, or any tree, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 They were permitted to torture them for five months but not to kill them, and their torture was like the pain of a scorpion when it stings someone.
6 In those days people will seek death, but will be unable to find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.
7 The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were what looked like gold crowns, and their faces were like human faces.
8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
9 They had breastplates like iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots drawn by horses rushing into battle.
10 They had tails and stingers like scorpions, and in their tails was their power to harm people for five months.
11 The king over them was the angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon [meaning, the Destroyer].
12 The first woe has past. Look there are still two more woes to come.
13 The sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.
14 It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates."
15 So the four angels were released, who prepared for this hour, day, month, and year, so that they could kill a third of humankind.
16 I heard the number of troops mounted on horseback was 200 million.
17 Now this is what the horses I saw in the vision looked like. The riders wore breastplates that were fiery red, hyacinth blue and sulfur yellow. The horses' heads looked like lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur.
18 By these three plagues a third of humankind was killed--by the fire, smoke, and sulfur that came out of their mouths.
19 For the power of the horses was in their mouth and tails. Their tails are like snakes that have heads by which they inflict damage.
20 The rest of humankind, who were not killed with these plagues, refused to repent of the works of their hands or to give up worshipping demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood; which cannot see, hear, or walk.
21 They refused
to repent of their murders, or their sorceries, or their sexual immorality, or
1 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down out of heaven, wrapped with a cloud; and a rainbow was over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left on the land.
3 Then he shouted out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he shouted out, the seven thunders rang out their sound.
4 When the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up the things that the seven thunders spoke, and do not write them down."
5 Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven,
6 and swore by the one who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and what is in it, and the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, saying, "There will be no further delay.
7 But in the days when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, then the mystery of God will be completed, just as he declared to his servants the prophets."
8 Then the voice I heard from heaven, spoke again to me, saying, "Go, take the open scroll that is in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
9 So I went to the angel, and asked him to give me the little scroll. He told me, "Take and eat it. It will make your stomach bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in your mouth."
10 So I took the little scroll out of the angel's hand and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
11 Then they said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings."
1 Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff and I was told, "Get up and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship in it.
2 But do not measure the outer courtyard of the temple, for it has been given to the nations, and they will trample on the holy city for forty-two months.
3 I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."
4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the Lord of the earth.
5 If anyone tries to hurt them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone tries to hurt them this is how they will die.
6 These two have the power to shut heaven, so that it does not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they wish.
7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, conquer and kill them.
8 Their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
9 For three and a half days those from various peoples, tribes, languages and nations will stare at their dead bodies refusing to bury them.
10 The inhabitants of the earth will rejoice over them, and celebrate and send gifts to each other, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
11 But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet. Those who saw it were terrified.
12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven telling them, "Come up here." So they went up into heaven in the cloud while their enemies watched them.
13 At that very hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past. Look, the third woe is coming quickly.
15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,
"The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he will reign forever and ever."
16 Then the twenty-four elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell on their faces and worshipped God,
"We thank you, O Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
and have begun to reign.
18 The nations raged,
and your wrath came,
and the time for the dead to be judged has arrived,
as well as the time to reward your servants
the prophets and the saints,
and those who fear your name,
both the small and the great
and to destroy those who destroy the earth."
19 Then the temple of God that is in heaven was opened; and the ark of the covenant was seen in his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, rumblings and crashes of thunder, and an earthquake, along with a great hailstorm.
1 Now a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
2 She was pregnant and cried out in labor pains in the anguish of giving birth.
3 Another sign appeared in heaven: a great red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
4 His tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that as soon as she delivered he might devour her child.
5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God and to his throne.
6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
7 Now there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back.
8 But the dragon was not strong enough to win, and there was no longer found any place in heaven for them.
9 So the great dragon was thrown down, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one deceiving the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth and his angels were thrown down with him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
"Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Christ have come,
for the accuser of our brothers is thrown down,
the one who accused them before our God day and night.
11 They conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb,
and because of the word of their testimony;
and they did not love their own lives even at the point of death.
12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that inhabit them.
But woe to the earth and sea,
because the devil is come down to you.
He is furious because he knows that his time is short."
13 When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child.
14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly away into the wilderness to a place prepared for her. There she would be taken care of for a time, times, and half a time, away from the face of the serpent.
15 So the serpent spewed out of his mouth water like a river after the woman, attempting to sweep her away with a flood.
16 But the earth helped the woman. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth.
17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus.
1 Then the dragon stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads and on his horns were ten diadems, and on its heads were blasphemous names.
2 The beast that I saw was like a leopard, and its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority.
3 One of its heads seemed to have a fatal wound and its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.
4 They worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast and they also worshipped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast?" And "Who is able to wage war against it?"
5 Now the beast was given a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies. It was granted authority for forty-two months.
6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, to blaspheme his name, his dwelling which is those who dwell in heaven.
7 It was also permitted to make war against the saints and to conquer them. It was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.
8 All who live on the earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain.
9 If anyone has an ear, he needs to listen.
10 If anyone is destined for captivity,
into captivity he will go.
If anyone kills with the sword,
with the sword he must be killed.
This requires patience and faith from the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast in its presence. It made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
13 It performed great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven on the earth in the sight of humankind.
14 It deceived those who live on the earth by the signs that it was given to perform on behalf of the beast; telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had been wounded by the sword and lived.
15 It was empowered to give breath to this image of the first beast, so that the image of the first beast could speak, and cause anyone who would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
16 It also forced all, both great and small, rich and poor, bond and free, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead.
17 This was so that no one would be able to buy or sell, unless he had the mark of the beast, that is his name or number.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man. Its number is 666.
1 Then I looked, and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 having his name and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.
2 I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The sound I heard was like many harpists playing their harps.
3 They were singing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been purchased from the earth.
4 These are the ones who had not defiled themselves with women; for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were purchased from among humankind to be the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
5 No lie was found in their mouths. They are blameless.
6 Then I saw another angel flying overhead, having the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth, and to every nation, tribe, language and people.
7 He called out with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters."
8 Then a second angel followed, saying, "Fallen, Babylon the great is fallen. She made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her sexual immorality."
9 Then a third angel, followed them, calling out with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand,
10 he will also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured full strength into the cup of his anger. He will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
11 The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. Those who worship the beast and his image and whoever receives the mark of his name will have no rest day and night."
12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 Then I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Write this: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them."
14 Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and on the cloud I saw one sitting like the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and a sharp sickle in his hand.
15 Another angel came out from the temple, calling with a loud voice to the one who sat on the cloud, "Swing your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe."
16 So the one who sat on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth and the earth was reaped.
17 Then another angel came out from the temple in heaven; he also had a sharp sickle.
18 Another angel who was in charge of the fire came from the altar, and called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Swing your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine from the earth; for its grapes are fully ripe."
19 So the angel swung his sickle over the earth, and gathered the grapes from the earth, and threw them into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 Then the winepress was stomped outside the city. Blood flowed out of the winepress, as high as the horses bridles and as far as 180 miles.
1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and astonishing: seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.
2 I saw something likes a glass sea mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and the number of his name, standing by the glass sea, holding harps given to them by God.
3 They sang the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and awesome are your works, O Lord God Almighty,
righteous and true are your ways, King of the ages.
4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name?
for you alone are holy;
for all the nations will come and worship before you;
for your righteous acts have been revealed."
5 After these things I looked, and the temple in heaven, that is, the tabernacle of the testimony, was opened.
6 The seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in clean bright linen with gold sashes wrapped around their chests.
7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory and power of God; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, telling the seven angels, "Go, and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
2 The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth. It became a terrible and painful sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped his image.
3 The second poured out his bowl on the sea. It became blood like that of a corpse and everything living in the sea died.
4 The third poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of the waters and they became blood.
5 Then I heard the angel of the waters saying,
"You are just, O Holy One,
you who are and was,
because you have made these judgments.
6 Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets,
and you have
given them blood to drink,
they got what they deserved."
7 Then I heard the altar reply,
"Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments."
8 Then the fourth poured out his bowl on the sun. It was given the ability to scorch people with fire.
9 So people were scorched with fierce heat and they blasphemed the name of God who had authority over these plagues, but they did not repent and give him glory.
10 Then the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. His kingdom was darkened and they gnawed their tongues in pain.
11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; but they did not repent of their deeds.
12 The sixth poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River. Its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the east.
13 Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, who go out to the kings of the whole world to gather them together for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty.
15 (Look, I will come like a thief. Blessed is the one who expectantly watches and keeps his clothes ready, so he does not have to walk around naked and expose his shame.)
16 So they gathered the kings together to the place which is called in Hebrew Armageddon.
17 Then the seventh poured out his bowl on the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done."
18 There were flashes of lightning, rumblings and thundering, and a great earthquake, such as has not been since there were humans on the earth, so great was this mighty earthquake.
19 The great city was split into three sections and the cities of the nations fell. Then God remembered Babylon the great giving her the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
20 Every island fled away and the mountains were nowhere to be found.
21 Huge hail, with each one weighing about 100 pounds, fell from the sky on humans. But the people blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, for the plague was so disastrous.
1 Then one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth committed sexual immorality, and those who live on the earth were made drunk by the wine of her immorality."
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy and having seven heads and ten horns.
4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, decked with gold, precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and unclean things of her immorality.
5 A mysterious name was written on her forehead: "Babylon the great, the mother of prostitutes and the abominations of the earth."
6 Then I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I was absolutely amazed.
7 So the angel said to me, "Why are you so amazed? I will tell you about the mystery of the woman, and about the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns that carry her.
8 The beast you saw was, and is not; but is about to come up out of the bottomless pit and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names have not been written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will be amazed when they see the beast, how it was, and is not, but will come again.
9 This calls for a mind that has wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
10 They are also seven kings--five have fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain just a little while.
11 Now the beast that was and is not, is itself also an eighth king. It belongs with the seven and it too is going to destruction.
12 The ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom. But they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
13 These have a single purpose, that they might give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and those who are with him are called and chosen and faithful."
15 Then he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
16 The ten horns you saw and the beast hate the prostitute. They will lay her waste and strip her naked. They will eat her flesh and burn her up with fire.
17 For God has put into their hearts to do his plan, by deciding together to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are accomplished.
18 The woman whom you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
1 After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was brightened by his glory.
2 He shouted out with a mighty voice:
"Fallen, Babylon the great is fallen,
and is become a dwelling place for demons,
and a haunt for every unclean spirit
and every unclean and disgusting beast.
3 All the nations have fallen
because of the wine of the passion of her immorality.
The kings of the earth have had sex with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich
from her extravagant luxury."
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven, saying,
"Come out of her, my people,
so that you have no share in her sins,
and so that you do not receive her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached as high as heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
6 Pay her back just as she has repaid others.
Repay her double for her deeds.
In the cup she mixed for
mix double for her.
7 However much she glorified herself and lived in luxury,
give that much torment and grief to her.
Since she tells herself, 'I rule as a queen.
I am no widow.
I will never have to grieve.'
8 Therefore in just one day plagues will overcome her--
death, mourning, and famine.
She will be totally burned down;
for the Lord God who judges her is mighty."
9 Then the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they look on the smoke of her being burnt up.
10 They will stand at a distance because they are afraid of her torment, saying,
"Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city!
For in just one hour your judgment has come."
11 Then the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one will buy their merchandise anymore--
12 merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple, silk, scarlet; all types of citron wood, all kinds of ivory objects, and all kinds of objects made of expensive wood, bronze, iron, marble;
13 and cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses and chariots and slaves, that is, human beings.
14 The fruits you desired are gone from you, and all luxury and splendor are lost from you, never ever to be found.
15 The merchants selling
these things, who got rich from her, will stand at a distance for the fear of
her torment. They will weep and mourn,
"Woe, woe, the great city,
the one dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet clothes,
and decked out with gold, precious stones and pearls!
17 For in just an hour so much wealth was destroyed."
Every ship captain, and all sailors and as many as earn their living from sea, stood at a distance,
18 and cried out as they looked at the smoke of her burning, "What city is like the great city?"
19 Then they threw dust on their heads, and crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city,
in which all who had their ships in the sea
had become rich from her wealth!
For in just one hour she has been laid waste.
20 Rejoice over her, O heaven,
and you saints, apostles, and prophets;
for God has rendered judgment on her on your behalf."
21 Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,
"This is how Babylon, the great city will violently be thrown down,
and will never be found again.
22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flute players and trumpeters
will never again be heard in you.
No craftsman, of any kind of trade, will ever be found in you.
The sound of the mill will never again be heard in you.
23 The light of a lamp will never again shine in you.
The voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will never again be heard in you.
For your merchants were the greatest on the earth;
and all the nations were deceived by your magic.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints,
along with all who had been slain on the earth."
1 After these things I heard what sounded like a loud clamor of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
"Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
2 for his judgments are true and just.
For he has judged the great prostitute,
who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality,
and he has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
3 A second time they exclaimed,
"Hallelujah! Her smoke goes up forever and ever."
4 Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who sits on the throne, saying,
5 A voice came from the throne, saying,
"Give praise to our God, all his servants,
you who fear him, great and small."
6 Then I heard what sounded like a loud clamor of a great multitude, and like the roar of many waters, and like the rumblings of mighty thunder, saying,
"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be happy,
and let us give the glory to him,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 She was allowed to clothe herself in fine linen,
bright and pure."
For the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 Then he said to me, "Write this: Blessed are they who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." He said to me, "These are true words of God."
10 I fell down before his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Don't do that. I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
11 Then I saw the heaven open and there was white horse. He who rode on it was called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war with righteousness.
12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems. He has a name written which no one knows except himself.
13 He is dressed in a garment sprinkled with blood, and his name is called, The Word of God.
14 The armies in heaven clothed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses.
15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it he might strike the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron, and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
16 He has on his
garment and on his thigh a name written:
King of kings, and Lord of lords.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice telling all the birds that fly high overhead, "Come and be gathered together to the great supper of God,
18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of generals, and the flesh of the mighty, and the flesh of horses and those who ride on them, and the flesh of everyone, both slave and free, and both small and great.
19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth along with their armies, gathered together to make war against him who rode on the horse and against his army.
20 But the beast was caught along with the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
21 The rest were killed with the sword of him who rode on the horse, by the sword that came out of his mouth. All the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.
1 Then I saw an angel coming down out of heaven having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 He seized the dragon, the old serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3 He threw him into the bottomless pit, then shut and locked it up over him, so that he could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. After that he must be released for a little while.
4 Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony for Jesus and for the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast, or his image, or received the mark on their forehead or on their hand. They lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead did not live until the thousand years was finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is anyone who has part in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him for a thousand years.
7 When the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison.
8 He will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle. Their number was like the sand of the sea.
9 They marched up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. Then fire came down out of heaven and devoured them.
10 The devil, who had deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were too. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat on it, from whose presence the earth and heaven fled away and there was no place found for them.
12 I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before the throne. The books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life and the dead were judged according to their works from the things written in the books.
13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them. They too were judged, each person according to their works.
14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
15 If anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
3 Then I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look, the dwelling place of God is among humankind. He will live with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, nor will there be any more mourning, crying, or pain. The former things have passed away."
5 Now he who sits on the throne said, "Look, I am making all things new." He said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
6 Then he said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give free water to the one who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life.
7 The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son.
8 But to the cowardly, unbelieving, corrupt, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their fate will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who had the seven last plagues came and told me, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
10 So he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 It has the glory of God, her brilliance was like a rare jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal.
12 It had a thick and high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
13 There were three gates on the east, and three gates on the north, and three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.
14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel who spoke with me had a golden measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and the walls.
16 The city was a square, with its length the same as its width. He measured the city with the rod. It was 1400 miles with the length and width and the height all being equal.
17 He also measured its wall, which was 216 feet thick by human measurement, which was also the angel's standard.
18 The wall was built of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
19 The foundations of the wall of the city was embedded with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were made of twelve pearls. Each gate was a single pearl. The street of the city was pure gold as transparent as glass.
22 Now I saw no temple there, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 The city has no need of the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God illuminates it and the Lamb is its lamp.
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
25 Its gates will never be closed during day (and there will be no night there).
26 They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is abominable or tells lies; but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
1 Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, crystal clear, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb,
2 flowing down the middle of its street. On both sides of the river was the tree of life, with twelve types of fruit, producing its fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 There will no longer be any curse and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 There will be no more night. They will not need any light from a lamp, nor light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. They will reign forever and ever.
6 Then he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true, for the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angels to show to his servants the things that must soon take place.
7 Look, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, "Don't do it. I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."
10 Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
11 Let the evildoer continue to do evil, and the filthy continue to be filthy and the righteous continue to be righteous and the holy continue to be holy.
12 Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me, to repay to each person according to what he has done.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.
15 Outside are the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices deception.
16 "I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let anyone who hears say, "Come." Let anyone who is thirsty come, anyone who wants, let him take the water of life freely.
18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book.
19 If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life, and in the holy city, which are recorded in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen! Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.