The Revelation of Yĕshua the MĕssiahMăshıaɦ
The Revelation of Yĕshua the MĕssiahMăshıaɦ, which the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım gave him to show to his servants what things must quickly°† happen. And he signed°, having sent through his †Messenger, to his servant JohnYoɦanan, 1:2who bears witness to the word of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, also the testimony of Yĕshua the MĕssiahMăshıaɦ, even to as much as he saw. 3Blessed is the one reading and those listening† to the words of this prophecy, and keeping the things having been written in it, as° the° appointed° season° is near.†††
Message to the Seven Assemblies
4JohnYoɦanan to the seven assemblies° that are in Asia. Loving-kindness to you and peace, from† him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven SpĭritsRŭɦot who are before his throne, 5and from Yĕshua the MĕssiahMăshıaɦ, the faithful witness, the first-born, raised fromof the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and who has released us from our sins by his blood, 6who also has made us a kingdom, priests to the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, even to his FătherAbbă, to him be the glory and the dominion for the ages of the ages. Amɛn.
7Behold, he is coming with the clouds,† and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him.† And all the tribes of the earth will mourn over him.† Yes. Amɛn.
8“I am the AlphaAleph and the OmegaTaυ,” says Yăhwɛh the AlmĭghtyElŏhım, “who is and who was and who is coming, the All-powerful.”†
The Patmos Vision
9I, JohnYoɦanan, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance in Yĕshua, came to be on the island called Patmos,† because of the word of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım and the testimony of Yĕshua. 10I came to be in the Spĭrit on Yăhwɛh°’s day,† and I heard behind me a loud voice as of a trumpet, 11saying, “Write in a scroll° what you see, and send it to the seven assemblies°, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden menorahs°.† 13And in the middle of the menorahs one like a Sŏn of Man, who had clothed himself in a foot length robe, and had been girded across his breast with a golden sash. 14And his head and hairs were white like white wool, like snow, and his eyes were like a fiery flame, 15and his feet were like whited bronze, as had been burning in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters.† 16And in his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword,† and his countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.†
17And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as if dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, “Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, 18and the living One. And I became dead, and behold, I am alive for the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of death and of the grave. 19Write therefore the things which you saw, and the things which are, and which are about to happen after these things. 20The mystery of the seven stars† which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden menorahs: The seven stars are the messengers°of the seven assemblies,† and the seven menorahs are the seven assemblies°.”
Message to Ephesus
For the messenger of the assembly°in Ephesus write: This says the One taking hold of° the seven stars in his right hand,† the One who walks among the seven golden menorahs: 2:2‘I know your deeds and toil and patient endurance, and that you cannot endure evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves emissaries, and they are not, and you find them to be false, 3and you have patient endurance, and endure because of my name, and have not tired. 4But I have this against you, that you have abandoned your first love.† 5Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the former works, but if not, I am coming quickly† to you, and will move your menorah out of its place—unless you repent. 6But this you do have in your favor, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.† 7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spĭrit says to the assemblies. To him overcoming, I will grant to eat from the tree of life, which is in the Paradise°† of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım.’
Message to Smyrna
8And for the messenger of the assembly in Smyrna write: the first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 9I know your tribulation and your poverty, but you are rich, and the blasphemy by those who say they are JewsYehudım and are not, but are a congregation° of Satan. 10Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the Accuser° is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.
Message to Pergamum
12And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamum write: the One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: 13I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is, and you hold fast my name, and did not deny my faithfulness, even in the days of Antipas, my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of BalaamBil̒am, who taught BalakBalaq to put a stumbling block before the sons of IsraelYisraɛl, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit acts of immorality. 15Thus you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth. 17He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.
Message to Thyatira
18And to the messenger of the assembly in Thyatira write: the Almĭghty SŏnBĕn Elŏhım, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like burnished bronze, says this: 19I know your deeds, and your love and faithfulness and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. 20But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman JezebelIzeνel, who calls herself a prophetess. Then she teaches and leads my servants astray, so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21Then I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. 22Behold, I will cast her upon a deathbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23And I will kill her children with pestilence. Then all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. ThereforeThen, I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. 25Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. 26And he who overcomes, and he who keeps my deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations. 27Then he will rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces. As I also have received authority from my FătherAbbă, 28thereforethen, I will give him the morning star. 29He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies.
Message to Sardis
“And to the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write: he who has the seven SpĭritsRŭɦot of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, and the seven stars, says this: I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 3:2Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die, because I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of my AlmĭghtyElŏhım. 3Remember therefore what you have received and heard, and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a †thief, and you will not know at what hour° I will come upon you.”
4“But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, because they are worthy. 5He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments. And I will not erase† his name from the scroll of life, and I will confess his name before my FătherAbbă, and before his messengers°. 6He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies.”
Message to Philadelphia
7“And to the messenger of the assembly° in Philadelphia write: he who is holy, who is true, who has the key of DavidDaυıd, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this: 8I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name. 9Behold, I will cause those of the congregation° of Satan, who say that they are JewsYehudım,†† and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them to come and bow down at your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10Because you have kept the word of my perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole inhabited world, to test those who dwell in the earth. 11Then† I am going to come quickly! Hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.
12He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my AlmĭghtyElŏhım, and he will never have to go out from it anymore. And I will write upon him the name of my AlmĭghtyElŏhım, and the name of the city of my AlmĭghtyElŏhım, the new JerusalemYerushalayim, which comes down out of heaven from my AlmĭghtyElŏhım, and my new name. 13He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies.
Message to Laodicea
14And to the messenger of the assembly in Laodicea write: the Amɛn, the faithful and true witness, the head of the Creation of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, says this: 15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. 16So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,’ and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich, and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
19Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline. Be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. 21He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my FătherAbbă on his throne. 22He who has an ear, let him hear what the SpĭritRŭaɦ says to the assemblies.”
Scene in Heaven
After these things I looked, and behold, a door was standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 4:2Immediately I was in the SpĭritRŭaɦ, and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. 3And he who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance. And there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. 4And around the throne were twenty-four thrones. And upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.
The Throne and Worship of the Creator
5And from the throne proceed flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven menorahs° of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven SpĭritsRŭɦot of the AlmĭghtyElŏhım. 6And before the throne there was, as it were, a sea of glass like crystal, and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.
7And the first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. 8And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within, and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is Yăhwɛh the AlmĭghtyElŏhım of Hosts°Tseνaot, who was and who is and who is to come.”
9And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne, to him who lives for the ages of the ages, 10the twenty-four elders will fall down before him who sits on the throne, and will worship him who lives for the ages of the ages, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11“Worthy are you, our AdŏnaıMăster and our AlmĭghtyElŏhım, to receive glory and honor and power, because you have created all things, and because of your will they have been, and were created.”
The Scroll with Seven Seals
Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll° written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. 5:2Then° I saw a mighty messenger proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” 3And no one in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, was able to open the scroll, or to look into it. 4Then I was weeping greatly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll, or to look into it; 5and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of JudahYehudah, the Root of DavidDaυıd, has overcome so he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6Then I saw between the throne, with the four living creatures, and the elders a Lamb standing, as one being slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven SpĭritsRŭɦot of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, sent out into all the earth. 7WhenThen he came,; then he took it out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones. 9Then they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll, and to break its seals, because you were slain, then you did redeem° for the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım with your blood men from every tribe and tongue° and people and nation. 10ThereforeThen, you will have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our AlmĭghtyElŏhım. Then° they will reign upon the earth.”
Messengers Exalt the Lamb
11And I looked, and I heard the voice° of many messengers around the throne and the living creatures and the elders, and the number of them was ten-thousand ten-thousands, even thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
13And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion for the ages of the ages.”
14And the four living creatures had been saying, “Amɛn.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.
The Scroll Opened; The First Seal—The False Messiah
Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals; then I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice° of thunder, “Come.”
6:2Then I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow, and a crown was given to him. Then he went out conquering, and to conquer.
The Second Seal—War
3And when he broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” 4Then another, a red horse, went out, and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men should slay one another. Then a great sword was given to him.
The Third Seal—Famine
5And when he broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” Then I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6Then I heard as it were a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a dınar, and three quarts of barley for a dınar; and do not harm the oil and the wine.”
The Fourth Seal—Death
7And when he broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” 8Then I looked, and behold, an ashen horse, and he who sat on it had the name ‘Death’, and the grave was following with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
The Fifth Seal—Martyrs
9And when he broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who were slain because of the word of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, and because of the testimony which they had maintained, 10Then they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, Yăhwɛh, holy and true, will you refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” 11Then there was given to each of them a white robe; then they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers who were to be killed even as they were, should be completed also.
The Sixth Seal—Terror
12Then I looked when he broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, 13and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14And the heaven was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15And the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16Then they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”
After this I saw four messengers standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 7:2Then I saw another messenger ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living AlmĭghtyElŏhım; then he cried out with a loud voice to the four messengers to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our AlmĭghtyElŏhım on their foreheads.”
144,000 Chosen Out Of All IsraelYisraɛl
4Then I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of IsraelYisraɛl: 5from the tribe of JudahYehudah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of ReubenRe’uνɛn twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, 6from the tribe of Ashɛr twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtalı twelve thousand, from the tribe of ManassehMenasheh twelve thousand, 7from the tribe of SimeonShimon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Lɛυı twelve thousand, from the tribe of IssacharYissashƙar twelve thousand, 8from the tribe of ZebulunZeνulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of JosephYosɛph twelve thousand, from the tribe of BenjaminBinyamin, twelve thousand were sealed.
A Multitude from the Tribulation
9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, even tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands. 10Then they were crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our AlmĭghtyElŏhım who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
11And all the messengers were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. Then they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, 12saying, “Amɛn, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our AlmĭghtyElŏhım for the ages of the ages. Amɛn.”
13Then one of the elders responded, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and from where have they come?” 14Then I had said to him, “My lord, you know.” Then he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation. Then°, they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15For this reason, they are before the throne of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım; so then, they serve him day and night in his temple, and he who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them. 16They will hunger no more, neither thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat, 17because the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd. Then°, he will guide them to springs of the water of life. Then°, the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
The Seventh Seal—the Trumpets
And when he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 8:2Then I saw the seven messengers who stand before the AlmĭghtyElŏhım. Then seven trumpets were given to them. 3And another messenger came. Then he stood at the altar, holding a golden incense bowl; then much incense was given to him, that he might add it to the prayers of all the holy ones upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4Then the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the holy ones, went up before the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım out of the messenger’s hand. 5Then the messenger had taken took the incense bowl. Then he filled it with the fire of the altar. Then he threw it to the earth. Then there followed° peals of thunder and sounds and lightning and an earthquake.
6And the seven messengers who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.
7And the first sounded. Then there came hail and fire, mixed with blood. Then they were thrown to the earth, and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
8And the second messenger sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea. Then a third of the sea became blood. 9Then a third of the creatures, which were in the sea and had life, died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10And the third messenger sounded. Then a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch. Then it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood. Then a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And the fourth messenger sounded. Then a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were smitten, so that a third of them might be darkened and the day might not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.
13Then I looked. Then I heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three messengers who are about to sound!”
The Fifth Trumpet—the Bottomless Pit
And the fifth messenger sounded. Then I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth. Then the key of the abyss was given to him. 9:2Then he opened the abyss. Then smoke went up out of the well shaft, like the smoke of a great furnace. Then the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the well shaft. 3And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth. Then power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4Then°, they were told that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of the AlmĭghtyElŏhım on their foreheads. 5Then°, they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months. And their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. 6And in those days men will seek death and will not find it. When° they will long to die then death flees from them.
7And the appearance of the locusts was like horses readied for battle. And on their heads, as it were, crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10And they have tails like scorpions, and stings. And in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months. 11They have as king over them, the messenger of the abyss. His name in Hebrew is AbaddonAνadon, and in the Greek he has the name ApollyonApolluon.
12The first woe is past. Behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
The Sixth Trumpet—Army from the East
13And the sixth messenger sounded. Then I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, 14one saying to the sixth messenger who had the trumpet, “Release the four messengers who are bound at the great river EuphratesPerat.” 15Then the four messengers, who were readied for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they might kill a third of mankind. 16And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two ten-thousand ten-thousands. I heard the number of them.
17And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone, And the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone. 18A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their mouths. 19For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, because their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm.
20And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk, 21and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.
The Messenger and the Little Scroll
Then I saw another mighty messenger coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire, 10:2and he had in his hand a little scroll which was open. Then he placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land. 3Then he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion roars, and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder uttered their voices. 4And when the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write, then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken, and do not write them.”
5And the messenger whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, 6then swore by him who lives for the ages of the ages, who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be no more delay, 7but in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım is finished, as he proclaimed to his servants the prophets.
8And the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take the scroll which is open in the hand of the messenger who stands on the sea and on the land.” 9Then I went to the messenger, telling him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take it, and eat it, then it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10Then I took the little scroll out of the messenger’s hand; then I ate it; then it was in my mouth sweet as honey, and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
11Then they said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”
The Two Witnesses
So then°,† a measuring rod was given to me like a staff. He says, “Rise and measure the temple† of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, and the altar, and those worshiping in it. 11:2(But† the court which is outside the temple you will have excluded, and it you shall not measure, because it will havehas been given† to the nations, and the holy city they will tread under foot for forty-two months.)”
3“When°† I will grant authority to my two witnesses, then they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, having clothed themselves in sackcloth. 4These are the two olive trees and the two menorahs° that stand before the AdŏnaıMăster of the earth. 5And if anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone would desire to harm them, in this manner he must be killed. 6These have the power to shut up the sky, in order that rain may not fall during the days of their prophesying. And they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.”
7“And when they will have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them. Then he will overcome them. Then he will kill them. 8And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called SodomSedom and EgyptMitsrayim, where also their AdŏnaıMăster was crucifiedstaked up. 9Then those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations are going to look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. 10And those who dwell on the earth are going to rejoice over them. Then they are going to be merry, and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
11And after the three and a half days the breathSpĭrit of life from the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım came into them. Then they stood on their feet, and great fear fell upon those who were looking at them. 12Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” Then they went up into heaven in the cloud; then, their enemies beheld them. 13Also at that hour° there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Then seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified. Then they gave glory to the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım in heaven.
14The second woe has passed. Behold, the third woe is coming swiftly.
The Seventh Trumpet—Messiah’s Reign Foreseen
15WhenAnd the seventh messenger sounded, then there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our AdŏnaıMăster, and of his MĕssiahMăshıaɦ, and he will reign for the ages of the ages.”
16And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, fell on their faces; then they worshiped the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, 17saying, “We give you thanks, Yăhwɛh, Almĭghty ofElŏhɛı Hosts°Tseνaot°, who is and who has been, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. 18And the nations have raged. Then° your wrath has come, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged, and to give the reward to your servants the prophets and to the holy ones and to those who fear your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
19Then the temple of the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım which is in heaven was opened. Then the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple, and there were flashes of lightnings and voices° and thunders and an earthquake and great hail.
MessiahMăshıaɦ’s Birth Date
And a great sign was seen in heaven: a woman having been clothed° with the sun, and the moon under her feet°, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 12:2And being with child, then she cries out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
The Red Dragon, Satan
3And another sign was seen in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven royal crowns. 4And his tail sweeps along a third of the stars of heaven, and threw them to the earth. And the dragon had been standing before the woman being about to give birth, so that when she should give birth he might devour her child.
The Male Child, Messiah
5And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is going to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to the Almĭghty and to his throne. 6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has there a place having been prepared by the Almĭghty, so that there she might be fed there for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
The Prince Of The Hosts Of Heaven
7Then there will have been† war in heaven, Michăel°Mıƙăɛl°† and His messengers waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his messengers waged war, 8and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the Accuser° and Satan, the one deceiving the whole world,. He was thrown down to the earth, and his messengers were thrown down with him.
10And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our Almĭghty and the authority of his MĕssiahMăshıaɦ have come, because the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our Almĭghty day and night. 11And they overcome him through the blood of the Lamb and through the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life° even to death. 12For this reason, be rejoicing, heavens and you who tabernacle in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the Accuser° has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
13Then when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she was fed for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of the Almĭghty and hold to the testimony of Yĕshua.
The Beast from the Sea
Then he stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten royal crowns, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 13:2And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. Then the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 3And I saw one of his heads as if it was slain, and his fatal wound was healed. Then the whole earth was amazed and followed afterbehind the beast. 4Then they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast. Then°, they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
5Then there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies. Then authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. 6Then he opened his mouth in blasphemies against the AlmĭghtyHa-Elŏhım, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. 7Then it was given to him to make war with the holy ones and to overcome them; then°, authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. 8ThereforeThen they will worship him, all those dwelling upon the earth, each one for°of whom a name is not written in the Lamb’s book of life, which was slain, which is from°from° the foundation of the world.† 9If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10If anyone is for captivity, to captivity he goes. If anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faithfulness of the holy ones.
The Beast from the Earth
11Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. And he had two horns like a lamb: then he spoke as a dragon. 12And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. Then°, he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13Then, he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. 14Then, he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword, then has come to life. 15Then it was granted to him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak, then cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16Then he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, 17even so that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because the number is that of a man. And his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount ZionTsıon
And I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Tsıon, and with him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having his name, even the name of his Făther written on their foreheads. 14:2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like harpists playing on their harps. 3And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who were purchased from the earth. 4These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, because they have kept themselves virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to the Almĭghty and to the Lamb. 5And no lie was found in their mouth. They are blameless.
The Messenger with the Good News
6And I saw another messenger flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting good news to proclaim to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear the Almĭghty, and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
8And another messenger, a second one, followed, saying, “Falls, falls Babylon the great, she who makes all the nations to be drunk with the wine of the passion of her immorality.”
Doom for Worshipers of the Beast
9And another messenger, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 10he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of the Almĭghty, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of his anger. And he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy messengers and in the presence of the Lamb.” 11“And the smoke of their torment is rising unto ages of ages.
11bAnd they have no Shabbat, day and night, those worshiping the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. 12Here is the perseverance of the holy ones who guard the commandments of the Almĭghty and the faithfulness of Yĕshua.
13And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in Yăhwɛh from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spĭrit, “that they may be refreshed from their labors, because their deeds follow after them.”
14And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15And another messenger came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16And he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth. And the earth was reaped.
17And another messenger came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18And another messenger, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Put in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.” 19And the messenger swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of the Almĭghty. 20And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, for a distance of one thousand six hundred stadia.
A Scene of Heaven
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven messengers who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of the Almĭghty is finished. 15:2And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his image and from the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of the Almĭghty. 3And they sang the song of Moses the servant of the Almĭghty and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are your works, Yăhwɛh the Almĭghty of Hosts. Righteous and true are your ways, thou King of the nations. 4Who will not fear, Yăhwɛh, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy, because all the nations will come and worship before you, because your righteous acts have been revealed.”
5After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, 6and the seven messengers who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and girded around their breasts with golden girdles. 7And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven messengers seven golden bowls full of the wrath of the Almĭghty, who lives for the ages of the ages. 8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of the Almĭghty and from his power. And no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven messengers were finished.
Six Bowls of Wrath
And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven messengers, “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of the Almĭghty into the earth.”
16:2And the first went and poured out his bowl into the earth, and it became a loathsome and malignant sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
3And the second poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.
4And the third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters, and they became blood. 5And I heard the messenger of the waters saying, “Righteous are you, who are and who was, Holy One, because you did judge these things, 6because they poured out the blood of holy ones and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.”
7And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Yăhwɛh the Almĭghty, the All-Powerful, true and righteous are your judgments.”
8And the fourth poured out his bowl upon the sun. And it was given to it to scorch men with fire. 9And men were scorched with fierce heat. And they blasphemed the name of the Almĭghty who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent, so as to give him glory.
10And the fifth poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened, and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11and they blasphemed the Almĭghty of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.
12And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river, the Euphrates, and its water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the kings from the east.
13And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs, 14because they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of the Almĭghty, the All-Powerful. 15(“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his garments, lest he walk about naked and men see his shame.”) 16And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har Megiddo.
Seventh Bowl of Wrath
17And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air. And a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.” 18And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Bav̱el the great was remembered before the Almĭghty, to give her the cup of the wine of his fierce wrath. 20And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men, and men blasphemed the Almĭghty because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.
The Doom of BabelBav̱el
And one of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 17:2with whom the kings of the earth have been fornicating, and those who dwell on the earth are made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3And he carried me away in the Spĭrit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her fornication, 5and upon her forehead a name was written, “Mystery, Bav̱el the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.” 6And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the holy ones, and with the blood of the witnesses of Yĕshua. And when I saw her, I wondered greatly. 7And the messenger said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8The beast that you saw, was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go to destruction. 8bThen those who dwell on the earth will be amazed, for whom a name is not written in the scroll° of life, which is from°from° the foundation of the world,† seeing the beast, in that he was, and is not and will come.
9Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits, 10and they are seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11And the beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction. 12And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13These have one purpose and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Victory for the Lamb
14These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is ’Adŏnaı of ’adonım and King of kings, and those who are with him are the called, and chosen, and faithful.”
15And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17For the Almĭghty has put it in their hearts to execute his purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of the Almĭghty should be fulfilled. 18And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
BabelBav̱el To Fall
After these things I saw another messenger coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 18:2And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Will have fallen, will have fallen, Bav̱el the great! And she will have become become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have fornicated with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”
4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues, 5because her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and the Almĭghty has remembered her iniquities. 6Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds. In the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning, because she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ 8For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire, because Yăhwɛh Almĭghty who judges her is strong.”
Lament for Bav̱el
9“And the kings of the earth, who fornicated and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Bav̱el, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’”
11“And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more, 12cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, 13and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives. 14And the fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them.”
15“The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, 17because in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’
17b“And every ship-master and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, 18and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What city is like the great city?’ 19And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, because in one hour she has been laid waste!’ 20Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy ones, and emissaries, and prophets, because the Almĭghty has pronounced judgment for you against her.”
21And a strong messenger took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus will Bav̱el, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. 22And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer, and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer, and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer, 23and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer, and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer, because your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery. 24And in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all who have been slain on the earth.”
After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelu Yah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our Almĭghty, 19:2because his judgments are true and righteous, because he has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and he has avenged the blood of his servants on her.”
3And a second time they said, “Hallelu Yah! Her smoke rises up into the ages of the ages.”
4And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped the Almĭghty who sits on the throne saying, “Amɛn. Hallelu Yah!”
5And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Give praise to our Almĭghty, all you his servants, you who fear him, the small and the great.”
6And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelu Yah! Because Yăhwɛh our Almĭghty, the All Powerful One, reigns.
Marriage of the Lamb
7Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to him, because the marriage of the Lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready.” 8And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean, because the fine linen is the righteous acts of the holy ones.
9And he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of the Almĭghty.” 10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant of yours and your brothers who hold the testimony of Yĕshua! Worship the Almĭghty, because the testimony of Yĕshua is the spirit of prophecy.”
The Coming of the Messiah
11And I saw heaven opened. And behold, a white horse, and he who sat upon it is called Faithful and True. And with justice he judges and wages war. 12And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many royal crowns. And he has a name written upon him which no one knows except himself. 13And he is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of the Almĭghty. 14And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following him on white horses. 15And from his mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it he may smite the nations. And he will rule them with a rod of iron. And he treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of the Almĭghty, the All Powerful One. 16And on his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, “King of kings, and ’Adŏnaı of ’adonım.”
17And I saw a messenger standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in mid-heaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of the Almĭghty, 18in order that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.” 19And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against him who sat upon the horse, and against his army.
Doom of the Beast and False Prophet
20And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. 21And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
And I saw a messenger coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 20:2And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the Accuser, (that is Sâtan) and bound him for a thousand years, 3and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed. After these things he must be released for a short time.
4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who were beheaded because of the testimony of Yĕshua and because of the word of the Almĭghty, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand. And they came to life and reigned with Mĕssiah for a thousand years. 5The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of the Almĭghty and of Mĕssiah and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Sâtan Freed, Doomed
7And when the thousand years are completed, Sâtan will be released from his prison, 8and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Mâgog, to gather them together for the war. The number of them is like the sand of the seashore. 9And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10And the Accuser who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also, and they will be tormented day and night for the ages of the ages.
Judgment at the Throne of the Almĭghty
11And I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. And another scroll was opened, which is the scroll of life. And the dead were judged from the things which were written in the scrolls, according to their deeds. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead which were in them. And they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14And death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15And if anyone’s name was not found written in the scroll of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
The New Heaven and Earth
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 21:2And I saw the holy city, new Yerushalayim, coming down out of heaven from the Almĭghty, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of the Almĭghty is among men, and he will dwell among them, and they will be his people, and the Almĭghty himself will be among them, 4and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes. And there will no longer be any death. There will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain. The first things have passed away.”
5And he who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And he said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6And he said to me, “It is done. I am the ’Aleph and the Taυ, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his Almĭghty and he will be my son. 8But for the cowardly and unfaithful and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
9And one of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
The New Yerushalayim
10And he carried me away in the Spĭrit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Yerushalayim, coming down out of heaven from the Almĭghty, 11having the glory of the Almĭghty. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve messengers. And names were written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Yisra’ɛl. 13There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve emissaries of the Lamb.
15And the one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall. 16And the city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width. And he measured the city with the rod, twelve thousand stadia. Its length and width and height are equal.
17And he measured its wall, one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to human measurements, which are also a messenger’s measurements. 18And the material of the wall was jasper. And the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper, the second, sapphire, the third, chalcedony, the fourth, emerald, 20the fifth, sardonyx, the sixth, sardius, the seventh, chrysolite, the eighth, beryl, the ninth, topaz, the tenth, chrysoprase, the eleventh, jacinth, and the twelfth, amethyst. 21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22And I saw no temple in it, because Yăhwɛh Almĭghty, the All-Powerful, even the Lamb, is its temple. 23And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, because the glory of the Almĭghty will have illumined it, even its lamp is the Lamb. 24And the nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25And in the daytime (because there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed. 26And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27And nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, will ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s scroll of life.
The River and the Tree of Life
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of the Almĭghty, even of the Lamb, 22:2in the middle of its broad avenue. And on the near side and also the far side of the river, trees of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit according to each month. And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations. 3And there will no longer be any curse. And the throne of the Almĭghty, even of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will serve him. 4And they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5And there will no longer be any night. And they will not have need of the light of a lamp and the light of the sun, because Yăhwɛh the Almĭghty will shine upon them. And they will reign for the ages of the ages.
6Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true. And Yăhwɛh, the Almĭghty of the holy† prophets, sent his Messenger to show to his servants what must happen quicklyin° quickness°.” 7Likewise° behold, I am going to come quickly°. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this scroll.”
8And I, Yoɦanan, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the messenger who showed me these things. 9And he said to me, “Do not do that! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who heed the words of this scroll. Worship the Almĭghty.”
The Final Message by Yĕshua
10And He said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, as° the° appointed° season° is near.††† 11The one who does wrong, must still do wrong. And the one who is filthy, must still be filthy. And the one who is righteous°, must still practice righteousness°. And the one who is holy, must still be holy. 12ThenAnd† behold, I am going to come quickly°, and my reward is with me, to render to every man according to what he has done.† 13I am the ’AlphaAleph and the OmegaTaυ, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” 14(Blessed are those keeping His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15Left out are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.)
16“I, Yĕshua, have sent my messenger to testify to you these things for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of Daυıd, the bright morning star.” 17And the Spĭrit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come. Let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
18I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: if anyone adds to them, the Almĭghty will add to him the plagues which are written in this scroll, 19and if anyone takes away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, the Almĭghty will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this scroll.
20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am going to come††† quickly°.” Amɛn. Come, Adŏnaı Yĕshua.
21The loving-kindness of Adŏnaı Yĕshua be with all. ’Amɛn.