Revelation 14

The Lamb and the 144,000

1 Then I looked, and behold, on v Mount Zion w stood the Lamb, and with him x 144,000 who y had his name and his Father's name written z on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven a like the roar of many waters and b like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of c harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing d a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. e No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for f they are virgins. It is these g who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as h firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and i in their mouth no lie was found, for they are j blameless.

The Messages of the Three Angels

6 Then I saw another angel k flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to l those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, m "Fear God and n give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and o worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the p springs of water."

8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, q "Fallen, fallen is r Babylon the great, s she who made all nations drink t the wine of the passion 1 of her sexual immorality."

9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone u worships the beast and its image and receives v a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink w the wine of God's wrath, x poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and y he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And z the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and a they have no rest, day or night, these u worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."

12 b Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who c keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. 2

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: d Blessed are the dead e who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, f "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!"

The Harvest of the Earth

14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one g like a son of man, h with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel i came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, j "Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for k the harvest of the earth is fully ripe." 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped.

17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, l the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, m for its grapes are ripe." 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great n winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And o the winepress was trodden p outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as q a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia. 3

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 2:6
    "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."
    Hebrews 12:22
    But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 5:6
    And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 7:4
    And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
  4. Cross References
    Revelation 3:12
    The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.
  5. Cross References
    Revelation 7:3
    Saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.
  6. Cross References
    Revelation 1:15
    His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 6:1
    Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!
    Revelation 19:6
    Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
  8. Cross References
    Revelation 5:8
    And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
    Revelation 15:2
    And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire - and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
  9. Cross References
    Revelation 5:9
    And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
  10. Cross References
    Revelation 2:17
    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.
    Revelation 19:12
    His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
  11. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:2
    For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
  12. Cross References
    Revelation 3:4
    Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
    Revelation 17:14
    They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.
  13. Cross References
    James 1:18
    Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
  14. Cross References
    Zephaniah 3:13
    Those who are left in Israel; they shall do no injustice and speak no lies, nor shall there be found in their mouth a deceitful tongue. For they shall graze and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
    Psalms 32:2
    Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
    Isaiah 63:8
    For he said, "Surely they are my people, children who will not deal falsely." And he became their Savior.
    John 1:47
    Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!
  15. Cross References
    Jude 1:24
    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.
  16. Cross References
    Revelation 8:13
    Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!
  17. Cross References
    Revelation 3:10
    Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
  18. Cross References
    Revelation 15:4
    Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.
  19. Cross References
    Revelation 11:13
    And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
  20. Cross References
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
    Revelation 4:11
    "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
  21. Cross References
    Revelation 8:10
    The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
    Revelation 16:4
    The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
  22. Cross References
    Revelation 18:2
    And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
    Isaiah 21:9
    And behold, here come riders, horsemen in pairs!" And he answered, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the carved images of her gods he has shattered to the ground.
    Jeremiah 51:8
    Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed.
  23. Cross References
    Revelation 16:19
    The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
    Revelation 17:5
    And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth's abominations.
    Revelation 18:10
    They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, "Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.
    Daniel 4:30
    And the king answered and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?
  24. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:7
    Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord 's hand, making all the earth drunken; the nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations went mad.
  25. Cross References
    Revelation 18:3
    For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.
  26. Cross References
    Revelation 13:15
    And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
  27. Cross References
    Revelation 13:16
    Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead.
  28. Cross References
    Revelation 16:19
    The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
    Job 21:20
    Let their own eyes see their destruction, and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
  29. Cross References
    Revelation 18:6
    Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.
    Isaiah 1:22
    Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water.
  30. Cross References
    Revelation 20:10
    And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
  31. Cross References
    Isaiah 34:10
    Night and day it shall not be quenched; its smoke shall go up forever. From generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.
    Revelation 18:18
    And cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning, "What city was like the great city?
    Revelation 19:3
    Once more they cried out, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.
    Genesis 19:28
    And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
  32. Cross References
    Revelation 4:8
    And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!
  33. Cross References
    Revelation 14:9
    And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand.
  34. Cross References
    Revelation 13:10
    If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
  35. Cross References
    Revelation 12:17
    Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
  36. Cross References
    Revelation 20:6
    Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.
    Ecclesiastes 4:2
    And I thought the dead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive.
  37. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:18
    Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
    1 Thessalonians 4:16
    For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
  38. Cross References
    Revelation 6:11
    Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
  39. Cross References
    Revelation 1:13
    And in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.
  40. Cross References
    Revelation 6:2
    And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
  41. Cross References
    Revelation 15:6
    And out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, clothed in pure, bright linen, with golden sashes around their chests.
    Revelation 16:17
    The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!
  42. Cross References
    Revelation 14:18
    And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.
    Joel 3:13
    Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.
    Mark 4:29
    But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.
    Matthew 13:39
    And the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.
  43. Cross References
    Jeremiah 51:33
    For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden; yet a little while and the time of her harvest will come.
  44. Cross References
    Revelation 16:8
    The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire.
  45. Cross References
    Joel 3:13
    Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.
  46. Cross References
    Revelation 19:15
    From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
  47. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:3
    I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel.
    Lamentations 1:15
    The Lord rejected all my mighty men in my midst; he summoned an assembly against me to crush my young men; the Lord has trodden as in a winepress the virgin daughter of Judah.
  48. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:12
    So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
  49. Cross References
    Revelation 19:14
    And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
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