Berean Literal Bible
The Lamb and the 144,000
1And I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing upon Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred forty-four thousand having His name and the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice out of heaven like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of loud thunder. And the voice that I heard was like that of harpists harping with their harps.
3And they are singing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song, except the one hundred forty-four thousand having been redeemed from the earth. 4These are they who have not been defiled with women; for they are pure, these following the Lamb wherever He shall go. These have been redeemed out from men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. 5And in their mouth no lie was not found; they are blameless.a
The Three Angels and Babylon's Fall
6And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting glad tidings to preach upon those dwelling on the earth, and upon every nation and tribe and tongue and people, 7saying in a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. And worship the One having made heaven, and the earth, and sea, and springs of waters.”
9And another, a third angel, followed them, saying in loud a voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 10he also will drink of the wine of the anger of God, having been mixed undiluted in the cup of His wrath; and he will be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment goes up to ages of ages; and those worshiping the beast and its image have no rest day and night, and if anyone receives the mark of its name.”
12Here is the endurance of the saints, those keeping the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13And I heard a voice out of heaven, saying “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead dying in the Lord from now on.’”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they will rest from their labors; for their works follow with them.”
The Harvest of the Earth
15And another angel came out of the temple, crying in a loud voice to the One sitting on the cloud, “Put forth Your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth has ripened.” 16And the One sitting upon the cloud put forth His sickle upon the earth, and the earth was harvested.
17And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18And another angel having authority over the fire came out of the altar, and he called in a loud cry to the one having the sharp sickle, saying, “Put forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because its grapes have fully ripened.”
19And the angel put forth his sickle to the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast them into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed out of the winepress, as high as the bridles of the horses, to the distance of one thousand six hundred stadia.d
b 8 Isaiah 21:9; Daniel 4:30
c 14 See Daniel 7:13
d 20 About 183 miles or 29 kilometers