Revelation 14

The Lamb and the 144,000

1 Then I looked, and behold, 1 a b one hundred and forty-four thousand, 2 having His Father's name c written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, d like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of e harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song f except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, g for they are virgins. These are the ones h who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These i were 3 redeemed from among men, j being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And k in their mouth was found no 4 deceit, for l they are without fault 5 before the throne of God.

The Messages of the Three Angels

6 Then I saw another angel m flying in the midst of heaven, n having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth - o to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people - 7 saying with a loud voice, p "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; q and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."

8 And another angel followed, saying, r "Babylon 6 is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because s she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."

9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, t "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his u mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 "he himself v shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is w poured out full strength into x the cup of His indignation. y He shall be tormented with z fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 "And a the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."

12 b Here is the 7 patience of the saints; c here 8 are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying 9 to me, "Write: d 'Blessed are the dead e who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, f "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow g them."

The Harvest of the Earth

14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel h came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, i "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come 10 for You to reap, for the harvest j of the earth is ripe." 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.

17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, k who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, l "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe." 19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into m the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And n the winepress was trampled o outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, p up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred 11 furlongs.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 8:34
    Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
    1 Timothy 2:5
    For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
    Hebrews 9:24
    For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
    1 John 2:1
    My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
    Hebrews 4:15
    For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
  3. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:20
    Which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 9:7
    And Moses said to Aaron, "Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as the LORD commanded.
    Leviticus 16:6
    Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.
    Hebrews 5:3
    Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 68:18
    You have ascended on high, You have led captivi...
    Psalms 110:1
    The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand...
    Ephesians 1:20
    Which He worked in Christ when He raised Him fr...
    Colossians 3:1
    If then you were raised with Christ, seek those...
    Hebrews 2:17
    Therefore, in all things He had to be made like...
    Hebrews 3:1
    Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heav...
    Hebrews 10:12
    But this Man, after He had offered one sacrific...
  6. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:8
    The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.
    Hebrews 9:12
    Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
  7. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:11
    But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
    Hebrews 9:24
    For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
  8. Cross References
    Romans 4:25
    Who was delivered up because of our offenses, a...
    Romans 5:6
    For when we were still without strength, in due...
    Romans 5:8
    But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in...
    Galatians 2:20
    I have been crucified with Christ; it is no lon...
    Ephesians 5:2
    And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us a...
    Hebrews 5:1
    For every high priest taken from among men is a...
    Hebrews 8:4
    For if He were on earth, He would not be a prie...
  9. Cross References
    Ephesians 5:2
    And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
    Hebrews 9:14
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  10. Cross References
    Hebrews 9:23
    Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
    Hebrews 9:24
    For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
  11. Cross References
    Colossians 2:17
    Which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
    Hebrews 10:1
    For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
  12. Cross References
    Exodus 25:40
    And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.
  13. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 3:6 - 8
    Who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
  14. Cross References
    Luke 22:20
    Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
    Hebrews 7:22
    By so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.
  15. Cross References
    Exodus 3:8
    So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
    Exodus 19:5
    Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:31 - 34
    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah -
  17. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:33
    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
    Romans 11:27
    For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.
    Hebrews 10:16
    "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
  18. Cross References
    Zechariah 8:8
    I will bring them back, And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people And I will be their God, In truth and righteousness.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 54:13
    All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.
    John 6:45
    It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
    1 John 2:27
    But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
  20. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:34
    "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
  21. Cross References
    Romans 11:27
    For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.
  22. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    Hebrews 1:11
    They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment.
  23. Cross References
    Exodus 25:8
    And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
    Hebrews 8:2
    A Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.
    Hebrews 9:11
    But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
    Hebrews 9:24
    For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
  24. Cross References
    Exodus 26:31 - 35
    You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.
    Exodus 40:3
    You shall put in it the ark of the Testimony, and partition off the ark with the veil.
  25. Cross References
    Leviticus 16:12
    Then he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, with his hands full of sweet incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.
  26. Cross References
    Exodus 25:10
    And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.
  27. Cross References
    Exodus 16:33
    And Moses said to Aaron, "Take a pot and put an omer of manna in it, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
  28. Cross References
    Numbers 17:1 - 10
    And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
  29. Cross References
    Exodus 25:16
    And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you.
    Exodus 34:29
    Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.
    Deuteronomy 10:2 - 5
    'And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke; and you shall put them in the ark.'
  30. Cross References
    Exodus 25:17
    You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width.
    Exodus 25:20
    And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.
    Leviticus 16:2
    And the LORD said to Moses: "Tell Aaron your brother not to come at just any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.
    1 Kings 8:7
    For the cherubim spread their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
  31. Cross References
    Numbers 18:2 - 6
    Also bring with you your brethren of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you while you and your sons are with you before the tabernacle of witness.
    Numbers 28:3
    And you shall say to them, 'This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs in their first year without blemish, day by day, as a regular burnt offering.
  32. Cross References
    Exodus 30:10
    "And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD."
    Leviticus 16:34
    This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year." And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.
    Hebrews 10:3
    But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.
  33. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:3
    Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins.
  34. Cross References
    John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
    Hebrews 10:20
    By a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh.
  35. Cross References
    Galatians 3:21
    Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.
    Hebrews 7:19
    For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
  36. Cross References
    Leviticus 11:2
    Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth:
    Colossians 2:16
    So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths.
  37. Cross References
    Numbers 19:7
    Then the priest shall wash his clothes, he shall bathe in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp; the priest shall be unclean until evening.
  38. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:15
    Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace.
  39. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:3 - 11
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
    Hebrews 10:1
    For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.
  40. Cross References
    Hebrews 10:4
    For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
  41. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:12
    Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.
    Ephesians 1:7
    In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
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