Revelation 7

The 144,000 of Israel Sealed

1 After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, a holding the four winds of the earth, b that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, c "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God d on their foreheads." 4 e And I heard the number of those who were sealed. f One hundred and forty-four thousand g of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:

5 of the tribe of Judah
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Reuben
twelve thousand were 1 sealed;
of the tribe of Gad
twelve thousand were sealed;
6 of the tribe of Asher
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Naphtali
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Manasseh
twelve thousand were sealed;
7 of the tribe of Simeon
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Levi
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Issachar
twelve thousand were sealed;
8 of the tribe of Zebulun
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Joseph
twelve thousand were sealed;
of the tribe of Benjamin
twelve thousand were sealed.

A Great Multitude from Every Nation

9 After these things I looked, and behold, h a great multitude which no one could number, i of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, j clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, k "Salvation belongs to our God l who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" 11 m All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and n worshiped God, 12 o saying:
"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.

13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in p white robes, and where did they come from?" 14 And I said to him, 2 "Sir, you know." So he said to me, q "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and r washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will s dwell among them. 16 t "They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; u the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne v will shepherd them and lead them to 3 living fountains of waters. w And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

  1. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:5
    Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
    2 Timothy 3:7
    Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 1:28
    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:14
    Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 14:34
    Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says.
    1 Timothy 2:11
    Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 2:24
    For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," as it is written.
  6. Cross References
    Philippians 3:17
    Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
    1 Timothy 4:12
    Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
  7. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:24
    Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
  8. Cross References
    Ephesians 6:5
    Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ.
    1 Timothy 6:1
    Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 5:15
    But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.
  10. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:7
    So that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  11. Cross References
    Colossians 3:4
    When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
  12. 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.
    Galatians 1:4
    Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
  13. Cross References
    Ezekiel 37:23
    They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
    Hebrews 1:3
    Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.
    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?
    1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 15:16
    Fear and dread will fall on them; By the greatness of Your arm They will be as still as a stone, Till Your people pass over, O LORD, Till the people pass over Whom You have purchased.
  15. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:13
    Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
    1 Timothy 5:20
    Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
    2 Timothy 4:2
    Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 13:1
    Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
    1 Peter 2:13
    Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme.
  17. Cross References
    Colossians 1:10
    That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
  18. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:11
    And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
    1 Peter 4:3
    For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles - when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
  19. Cross References
    Titus 2:11
    For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
  20. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:3
    For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
  21. Cross References
    Romans 3:20
    Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
    Ephesians 2:4 - 9
    But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us.
  22. Cross References
    John 3:3
    Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
  23. Cross References
    Ezekiel 36:26
    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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