1 After that I heard what was like the shout of a great host in heaven, crying, "Hallelujah! salvation and glory and power are our God's! 2 True and just are his sentences of doom; he has doomed the great Harlot who destroyed earth with her vice, he has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
3 Again they repeated, "Hallelujah! And the smoke of her goes up for ever and ever!"
4 Then the four and twenty Presbyters and the four living Creatures fell down and worshipped God who is seated on the throne, crying, "So be it, hallelujah!"
5 And a voice came from the throne, "Extol our God, all ye his servants, ye who reverence him, low and high!"
6 Then I heard a cry like the shout of a great host and the sound of many waves and the roar of heavy thunder ??"Hallelujah! now the Lord our God almighty reigns! 7 Let us rejoice and triumph, let us give him the glory! For now comes the marriage of the Lamb; his bride has arrayed herself, 8 Yea, she is allowed to put on fine linen, dazzling white" (the white linen is the righteous conduct of the saints).
9 Then I was told, "Write this: ??'Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage-banquet of the Lamb!'" The angel also told me, "These are genuine words of God." 10 Then I fell before his feet to worship him; but he said to me, "No, not that! I am but a servant like yourself and your brothers, who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God" (for the testimony borne by Jesus is the breath of all prophecy).
11 Then I saw heaven open wide ??and there was a white horse: his rider is faithful and true, yea, just are his judgments and his warfare. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, on his head are many diadems, he bears a written name which none knows but himself. 13 He is clad in a robe dipped in blood (his name is called THE LOGOS OF GOD), 14 and the troops of heaven follow him on white horses, arrayed in pure white linen. 15 A sharp sword issues from his lips, wherewith to smite the nations; he will shepherd them with an iron flail, and trample the winepress of the passion of the anger of God almighty. 16 And on his robe, upon his thigh, his name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, who shouted aloud to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, "Come, gather for the great banquet of God, 18 to devour the flesh of kings, the flesh of generals, the flesh of the strong, the flesh of horses and their riders, the flesh of all men, free and slaves, low and high alike."
19 And I saw the Beast and the kings of earth and their troops mustered to wage war on him who was seated on the horse and on his troops. 20 But the Beast was seized, together with the false Prophet who had performed in his presence the miracles by means of which he seduced those who received the mark of the Beast and worshipped his statue; both of them were flung alive into the lake of fire that blazes with brimstone, 21 while the rest were killed by the sword of him who is seated on the horse, by the sword that issues from his lips. And all the birds were glutted with their flesh.