Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.”
For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘ I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
‘ I will make My arrows drunk with blood, And My sword will devour flesh, With the blood of the slain and the captives, From the long-haired leaders of the enemy.’
“ Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord; But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.” And the land was undisturbed for forty years.
The God who executes vengeance for me, And subdues peoples under me.
Let Mount Zion be glad, Let the daughters of Judah rejoice Because of Your judgments.
The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
O Lord, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
Let them curse, but You bless; When they arise, they shall be ashamed, But Your servant shall be glad.
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will reveal her bloodshed And will no longer cover her slain.
Shout for joy, O heavens, for the Lord has done it! Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it; For the Lord has redeemed Jacob And in Israel He shows forth His glory.
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.
Therefore behold, days are coming When I will punish the idols of Babylon; And her whole land will be put to shame And all her slain will fall in her midst.
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,
After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “ Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God;