And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, Write, Happy the dead who dying in the Lord from henceforth: Yes, says the Spirit, that they might cease from their fatigues; and their works follow with them.
For the Lord himself in the word of command, in the voice of the archangel, shall descend from heaven: and the dead in Christ shall be raised first:
And to each were given white robes; and it was said to them, that they should rest for a little time, till also their fellowservants be filled up, about to be killed, as also they.
Happy and holy he having a part in the first rising up: over these has the second death no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.
Therefore a celebration of a sabbath remains to the people of God.
There the unjust ceased to be angry, and the weary in strength shall rest.
And I turned back, and I shall see all the oppressions which are doing under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and none comforting to them; and from the hand of those oppressing them was power, and none comforting to them.
And the ransomed of Jehovah shall turn back and come to Zion with a shout of joy and eternal joy upon their heads: and they shall attain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
The just one perished and none put upon the heart: men of kindness being taken away, for none understanding that the just one was taken away from the face of evil
And behold a voice from the heavens, saying, This is my dearly beloved Son, in whom I was contented.
For I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and ye brought me in:
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of injustice; that, when ye fail, they might receive you into lasting tents.
But Abraham said, Child, remember that thou didst receive thy good things in thy life, and Lazarus likewise evil things: and now here is he comforted, and thou art tormented.
For whether we live, to the Lord we live: and whether we die, to the Lord we die: therefore whether we live, and whether we die, we are of the Lord.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be stable, unmoved, abounding in the work of the Lord always, knowing that our fatigue is not in vain in the Lord.
And we are confident, and are contented rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home in the Lord.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man should sow, that also shall he reap.
For me to live is Christ, and to die gain.
But if also I am poured out upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice together with you all.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose up, so also God by Jesus Christ will bring with him them having slept.
He having died for us, that, whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with him.
Even though just with God to return pressure to them pressing you;
I have contended earnestly the good contest, I have completed the course, I have kept the faith:
For God is not unjust to forget your work and fatigue of love, which ye showed to his name, having served to the holy ones, and serving.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches which in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
To the messenger of the Ephesian church write: Thus says he holding the seven stars in his right hand, he walking about in the midst of the seven golden chandeliers;
And I said to him, Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they coming out of great pressure, and they washed their robes, and whitened their robes in the blood of the Lamb.
And when the seven thunders spake their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal what the seven thunders spake, and thou mayest not write these.
And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet; and great voices were in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the world were our Lord's, and his Christ's; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and shakings, and great hail.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and a great voice went out from the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
And he says to me, Write, Happy they called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he says to me, These are the true words of God.
And he sitting upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.