1 After this I heard something like the loud shout of a great multitude in heaven, saying: "Praise the Lord! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God, 2 because His judgments are true and just. Because He has passed judgment on the notorious prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and for the blood of His slaves He has taken vengeance upon her!"
3 A second time they shouted, "Praise the Lord! For the smoke from her continues to go up forever and ever."
4 Then the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, "Amen! Praise the Lord!"
5 And there came a voice from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you slaves of His who fear Him, great and small."
6 Then I heard something like the shout of a great multitude and the roar of many waters and the peal of mighty thunders, saying: "Praise the Lord! For the Lord, our Almighty God, has now begun to reign! 7 Let us be glad and shout for joy and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. 8 Permission has been granted her to dress in clean, brilliant linen, for linen signifies the upright deeds of God's people."
9 Then he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are they who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' These," he said to me, "are the true words of God." 10 Then I fell before his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must take care not to do that. I am only a fellow-slave of yours and of your brothers who hold to the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God. For the testimony borne by Jesus is the inspiring spirit of prophecy."
11 Then I saw heaven thrown open and a white horse appeared. His rider was called Faithful and True, and in justice He passes judgment and wages war. 12 His eyes were like coals of fire. On His head were many diadems, and on Him a name was written which no one knew but Himself. 13 He wore a garment dipped in blood, and His name was the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven, wearing pure white linen, followed Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth shot a sharp sword, so that He could smite the nations with it. He will rule them with a scepter of iron, and will tread the wine press of the raging wrath of the Almighty God. 16 On His garment and on His thigh He has this title written: King of kings and Lord of lords.
17 Then I saw an angel standing on the sun, and in a loud voice shouting to all the birds that fly in mid-air: "Come! Gather for God's great banquet, 18 to feast on the flesh of kings, generals, heroes, of horses and their riders; yes, the flesh of all men, freemen and slaves, great and small."
19 Then I saw the wild beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gather to go to war with the Rider of the horse and His army. 20 Then the wild beast was captured and with him the false prophet who performed wonders in his presence, by which he led astray those who let the mark of the wild beast be put on them and worshiped his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns with brimstone. 21 The rest were killed with the sword that shot from the mouth of the horse's Rider, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.