The Apocalypse – Chapter 7
1 And after these things I saw four angels, who stood on the four corners of the earth;
and they held the four winds of the earth, so that the wind blew not on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on the trees.
2 And I saw another angel, and he came up from the rising of the sun;
and he had the seal of the living God;
and he called out, with a loud voice, to the four angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying:
3 Hurt ye not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we shall have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty and four thousand, sealed from every tribe of Israelites.
5 Of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed:
of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand:
6 of the tribe of Ashur, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand:
7 of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand:
8 of the tribe of Zebulon, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand:
of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand.
9 And after these things, I looked, and lo, a great multitude, which no one could number, from all kindreds, and nations, and tribes, and tongues;
who stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 and they cried, with a loud voice, saying:
Salvation to our God, to him who sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood around the throne and the Elders and the four Animals;
and they fell upon their faces before his throne, and worshipped God,
Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, [be] to our God, for ever and ever:
13 And one of the Elders turned, and said to me:
These who are clothed in white robes, who are they, and whence came they ?
14 And I said to him:
My lord, thou knowest.
And he said to me:
These are they who came from great affliction;
and they have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God;
and they serve him day and night, in his temple;
and he who sitteth on the throne, will protect them:
16 they will not hunger, nor thirst any more;
nor will the sun fall on them, nor any heat.
17 Because the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, will feed them;
and will lead them to fountains of living water;
and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.
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