Revelation 19-22 Darby’s Translation

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The Multitude in Heaven Praises God

19 1  After these things I heard as a loud voice of a great multitude in the heaven, saying, Hallelujah: the salvation and the glory and the power of our God: 2  for true and righteous [are] his judgments; for he has judged the great harlot which corrupted the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his bondmen at her hand. 3  And a second time they said, Hallelujah. And her smoke goes up to the ages of ages. 4  And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and did homage to God who sits upon the throne, saying, Amen, Hallelujah.

5  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his bondmen, [and] ye that fear him, small and great. 6  And I heard as a voice of a great crowd, and as a voice of many waters, and as a voice of strong thunders, saying, Hallelujah, for [the] Lord our God the Almighty has taken to himself kingly power. 7  Let us rejoice and exult, and give him glory; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. 8  And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright [and] pure; for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints.

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

9  And he says to me, Write, Blessed [are] they who are called to the supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And he says to me, These are the true words of God. 10  And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See [thou do it] not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and [the fellow-bondman] of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.

The Rider on the White Horse

11  And I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and one sitting on it, [called] Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war in righteousness. 12  And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head many diadems, having a name written which no one knows but himself; 13  and [he is] clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God. 14  And the armies which [are] in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clad in white, pure, fine linen. 15  And out of his mouth goes a sharp [two-edged] sword, that with it he might smite the nations; and he shall shepherd them with an iron rod; and he treads the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16  And he has upon his garment, and upon his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords. 17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, Come, gather yourselves to the great supper of God, 18  that ye may eat flesh of kings, and flesh of chiliarchs, and flesh of strong men, and flesh of horses and of those that sit upon them, and flesh of all, both free and bond, and small and great. 19  And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army. 20  And the beast was taken, and the false prophet that [was] with him, who wrought the signs before him by which he deceived them that received the mark of the beast, and those that worship his image. Alive were both cast into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone; 21  and the rest were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which goes out of his mouth; and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

The Thousand Years

20 1  And I saw an angel descending from the heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. 2  And he laid hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent who is [the] devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3  and cast him into the abyss, and shut [it] and sealed [it] over him, that he should not any more deceive the nations until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be loosed for a little time. 4  And I saw thrones; and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God; and those who had not done homage to the beast nor to his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ a thousand years: 5  the rest of the dead did not live till the thousand years had been completed. This [is] the first resurrection. 6  Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection: over these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7  And when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, 8  and shall go out to deceive the nations which [are] in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number [is] as the sand of the sea. 9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city: and fire came down [from God] out of the heaven and devoured them. 10  And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where [are] both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages.

The Judgment at the Great White Throne

11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled, and place was not found for them. 12  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is [that] of life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works. 13  And the sea gave up the dead which [were] in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which [were] in them; and they were judged each according to their works: 14  and death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, [even] the lake of fire. 15  And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21 1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea exists no more. 2  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3  And I heard a loud voice out of the heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he shall tabernacle with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, their God. 4  And he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall not exist any more, nor grief, nor cry, nor distress shall exist any more, for the former things have passed away. 5  And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says [to me], Write, for these words are true and faithful. 6  And he said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him that thirsts of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7  He that overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be to him God, and he shall be to me son. 8  But to the fearful and unbelieving, [and sinners], and those who make themselves abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part [is] in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

The New Jerusalem

9  And there came one of the seven angels which had had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying, Come here, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10  And he carried me away in [the] Spirit, [and set me] on a great and high mountain, and shewed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven from God, 11  having the glory of God. Her shining [was] like a most precious stone, as a crystal-like jasper stone; 12  having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are those of the twelve tribes of [the] sons of Israel. 13  On [the] east three gates; and on [the] north three gates; and on [the] south three gates; and on [the] west three gates. 14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15  And he that spoke with me had a golden reed [as] a measure, that he might measure the city, and its gates, and its wall. 16  And the city lies four-square, and its length [is] as much as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed—twelve thousand stadia: the length and the breadth and height of it are equal. 17  And he measured its wall, a hundred [and] forty-four cubits, [a] man's measure, that is, [the] angel's. 18  And the building of its wall [was] jasper; and the city pure gold, like pure glass: 19  the foundations of the wall of the city [were] adorned with every precious stone: the first foundation, jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20  the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21  And the twelve gates, twelve pearls; each one of the gates, respectively, was of one pearl; and the street of the city pure gold, as transparent glass. 22  And I saw no temple in it; for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb. 23  And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof [is] the Lamb. 24  And the nations shall walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it. 25  And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there. 26  And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations to it. 27  And nothing common, nor that maketh an abomination and a lie, shall at all enter into it; but those only who [are] written in the book of life of the Lamb.

22 1  And he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, going out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2  In the midst of its street, and of the river, on this side and on that side, [the] tree of life, producing twelve fruits, in each month yielding its fruit; and the leaves of the tree for healing of the nations. 3  And no curse shall be any more; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him, 4  and they shall see his face; and his name [is] on their foreheads. 5  And night shall not be any more, and no need of a lamp, and light of [the] sun; for [the] Lord God shall shine upon them, and they shall reign to the ages of ages.

Jesus to Come Soon

6  And he said to me, These words [are] faithful and true; and [the] Lord God of the spirits of the prophets has sent his angel to shew to his bondmen the things which must soon come to pass. 7  And behold, I come quickly. Blessed [is] he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. 8  And I, John, [was] he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to do homage before the feet of the angel who shewed me these things. 9  And he says to me, See [thou do it] not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and [the fellow-bondman] of thy brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Do homage to God. 10  And he says to me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book. The time is near. 11  Let him that does unrighteously do unrighteously still; and let the filthy make himself filthy still; and let him that is righteous practise righteousness still; and he that is holy, let him be sanctified still. 12  Behold, I come quickly, and my reward with me, to render to every one as his work shall be. 13  I [am] the Alpha and the Omega, [the] first and [the] last, the beginning and the end. 14  Blessed [are] they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city. 15  Without [are] the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie. 16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify these things to you in the assemblies. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright [and] morning star. 17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come; he that will, let him take [the] water of life freely. 18  I testify to every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any one shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book. 19  And if any one take from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

20  He that testifies these things says, Yea, I come quickly. Amen; come, Lord Jesus. 21  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with all the saints.

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