Revelation 19:1-21, NLT
Songs of Victory in Heaven
1After this, I heard what sounded like a vast crowd in heaven shouting,
“Praise the Lord!*19:1 Greek Hallelujah; also in 19:3, 4, 6. Hallelujah is the transliteration of a Hebrew term that means “Praise the Lord.”
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.
2His judgments are true and just.
He has punished the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality.
He has avenged the murder of his servants.”
3And again their voices rang out:
“Praise the Lord!
The smoke from that city ascends forever and ever!”
4Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshiped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, “Amen! Praise the Lord!”
5And from the throne came a voice that said,
“Praise our God,
all his servants,
all who fear him,
from the least to the greatest.”
6Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder:
“Praise the Lord!
For the Lord our God,*19:6 Some manuscripts read the Lord God. the Almighty, reigns.
7Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
and his bride has prepared herself.
8She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.
9And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
10Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters*19:10a Greek brothers. who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.*19:10b Or is the message confirmed by Jesus.”
The Rider on the White Horse
11Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war.
17Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared.
19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.