1After this I heard what was like the great sound of a vast multitude in heaven saying:
Hallelujah, the salvation and the glory and the power of our God! 2How true and just are his judgements, because he has condemned the great prostitute, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he has avenged the blood of his servants on her.

     3And secondly they said:
Hallelujah! And her smoke goes up for ever and ever.

     4And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God, the One seated on the throne, saying:
Amen, hallelujah!
5And a voice came out from the throne, saying:
Praise our God all his servants and you that fear him, the small and the great.

     6And I heard what was like the sound of a vast multitude, and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunders, saying:
Hallelujah, because the Lord our God, the Almighty, has come to reign! 7Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and his wife has prepared herself, 8and fine linen, bright and clean, was given to her to wear, because the fine linen is the righteous work of the saints.

     9And he says to me: Write; blessed are they that are invited to the wedding-feast of the Lamb. And he says to me: These words of God are true.

     10And I fell down at his feet to worship him. And he says to me: No! I am a fellow-servant of yours and of your brothers who have the Witness of Jesus; worship God. For the Witness of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.

     11And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse; and the One sitting on it is called Faithful and True and with justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems and he has a name written which no one knows except himself; 13he is clothed with a cloak dipped in blood, and his name has been called the Word of God.

     14And on white horses the armies of heaven followed him, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15And out of his mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it he may strike the nations, and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron; and he treads the winepress for the wine of the passion of the anger of Almighty God, 16and on the cloak and on his thigh [standard] a title is written: King of kings and Lord of lords.

     17And I saw one angel standing in the sun and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven: Come, assemble for the great feast of God, 18to eat the flesh of rulers and the flesh of military officers and the flesh of strong men, and the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all people, both gentlemen and servants, both small and great.

     19And I saw the beast and the rulers of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against the One sitting on the horse and against his army. 20And the beast was captured and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in front of him, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image; the two were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulphur. 21And the rest were killed by the sword that comes out of the mouth of the One sitting on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.


     1And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2And he seized the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years 3and threw him into the abyss, and shut and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any more until the thousand years are finished. After this he must be let loose for a short time. 4And I saw thrones and they sat on them, and power to judge was given to them, and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the Witness of Jesus and because of the Word of God; also were there those who did not worship the beast or his image and did not receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5The rest of the dead did not live until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy is he that takes part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him for a thousand years.

     7And whenever the thousand years are finished, Satan will be let loose from his prison 8and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, the Gog and Magog, whose number is as the sand of the sea, to assemble them to the war. 9And they went up over the breadth of the land and surrounded the Camp of the Saints and the Beloved City, and fire came down from heaven and consumed them. 10And the devil, the one deceiving them, was thrown into the lake of fire and sulphur, where also are the beast and the false prophet, and they will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

     11And I saw a great white throne and the One seated on it from whose face the earth and heaven fled, 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, that which is of life. And the dead were judged according to their deeds, from what had been written in the scrolls.

     13And the sea gave up the dead in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead in them, and they were judged, everyone according to his deeds. 14And Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15And if anyone was not found written in the scroll of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.


     1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2And I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

     3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: Behold, the dwelling of God is with mankind; and he will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them, 4and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain will there be any more, because the former things have passed away.

     5And the One seated on the throne said: Behold, I am making all things new. And he says: Write, because these words are faithful and true. 6And he said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the one who thirsts I will give freely from the fountain of the water of life. 7The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and to him I will be God and to me he shall be a son. 8But for the cowardly and faithless and depraved and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all the liars, their share is in the lake burning with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.

     9And one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke to me, saying: Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.

     10And he carried me away in spirit on to a great and high mountain, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11having the glory of God - her brilliance like a most precious stone, crystal-clear like jasper stone. 12She has a great and high wall with twelve gates, and over the gates twelve angels and names engraved which are of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13On the east there are three gates and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates and on the west three gates. 14And the wall of the City has twelve foundations and on them twelve names - of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

     15And the one speaking to me had a measure, a golden reed, to measure the City and her gates and her wall. 16And the City lies square, and her length the same as her breadth. And he measured the City with the reed at twelve thousand stadia, her length and breadth and height are equal. 17And he measured her wall at a hundred and forty-four cubits by man's measure, which is an angel's.

     18And her wall is encrusted with jasper; and the City is pure gold like clean glass. 19The foundations of the wall of the City are adorned with every precious stone: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth sardonyx, the sixth cornelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprasus, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst; 21and the twelve gates are twelve pearls; each one of the gates was of one pearl apiece. And the street of the City is pure gold like clear glass.

     22And I did not see a sanctuary in her, because the Lord God Almighty is her Sanctuary and the Lamb. 23And the City has no need for the sun or the moon to shine upon her, for the glory of God gives her light, and her lamp is the Lamb. 24And by her light the nations will walk, and the rulers of the earth bring their glory into her; 25and her gates shall never be closed by day, and there will be no night there; 26and they will bring the glory and the honour of the nations into her. 27And by no means shall anything impure enter her, nor anyone doing what is shameful and false, only those written in the scroll of life of the Lamb.


     1And he showed me a river of the water of life, bright as crystal, coming out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2Between her street and the river, on both sides, are trees of life producing twelve fruits - throughout each month they give their fruit - and the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.

     3And no more will there be any curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in her, and his servants will serve him 4and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5And there will be no more night, and they will have no need of the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will give them light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

     6And he said to me: These words are faithful and true, and the Lord, God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place. 7And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he that takes to heart the words of the prophecy of this book.

     8And I, John, am the one that is hearing and seeing these things. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel showing me these things. 9And he says to me: No! I am a fellow-servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and those who take to heart the words of this book; worship God. 10And he says to me: Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11Let the wicked person carry on doing what is wrong and let the filthy person carry on being filthy. And let the righteous person carry on doing what is right and let the holy person carry on being holy.

     12Behold, I am coming quickly and my reward is with me, to pay each one according to how is his work. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

     14Blessed are they that wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the City. 15Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone desiring and doing what is false.

     16I, Jesus, sent my angel to witness these things to you in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Dawn Star.

     17And the Spirit and the Bride say: Come. May the one who hears also say: Come. And let the one who thirsts come, and the one who wants - let him take the water of life freely.

     18I witness to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the Holy City described in this book.

     20Says he that witnesses these things:
Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen, come Lord Jesus.
     21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.