1 AFTER this I heard a loud voice as of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Halleluia, the salvation and glory and power of our God, 2 for true and righteous are his judgments, for he has judged the great harlot who destroyed the earth with her fornication, and avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Halleluia, and her smoke ascends forever and ever.
4 And the twenty-four elders fell down, and the four cherubs, and worshipped God who sat on the throne, saying, Amen, Halleluia.
5 And a voice came out from the throne, saying, Praise our God, all his servants and those that fear him, small and great.
6 And I heard them as the voice of a great multitude, and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying, Halleluia, for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and be glad, and give glory to him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his wife has prepared herself, 8 and it was given her to be arrayed in fine linen white and clean;??or fine linen represents the righteous ordinances of the saints.
9 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those who are called to the wedding supper of the Lamb. And he told me, These are the true words of God. 10 And I fell before his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See [that you do it] not; I am your fellow-servant and of your brothers who have the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat on it is called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; he has a name written that no man knows except himself, 13 and he is clothed in a mantle dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven follow him upon white horses, clothed with fine white clean linen. 15 And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp sword, that with it he may smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and he shall tread the wine-press of the indignant wrath of God Almighty. 16 And he has on the mantle and on the thigh his name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing on the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, Come, assemble yourselves to the great supper of God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of chiliarchs and the flesh of mighty [men] and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all, both free-men and servants and both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled together to make war with him that sat on the horse and with his army. 20 And the beast was taken and with him the false prophet who performed miracles before him, with which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worship his image; and the two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with sulphur. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword of him that sits on the horse, which proceeded out of his mouth, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.