Bible: Revelation 7:9-17

7:9 After these things I looked, and here was 1  an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, 2  people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands. 7:10 They were shouting out in a loud voice,

Salvation belongs to our God, 3 

to the one seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!

7:11 And all the angels stood 4  there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground 5  before the throne and worshiped God, 7:12 saying,

Amen! Praise and glory,

and wisdom and thanksgiving,

and honor and power and strength

be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!

7:13 Then 6  one of the elders asked 7  me, “These dressed in long white robes – who are they and where have they come from? 7:14 So 8  I said to him, “My lord, you know the answer.” 9  Then 10  he said to me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They 11  have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb! 7:15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve 12  him day and night in his temple, and the one seated on the throne will shelter them. 13  7:16 They will never go hungry or be thirsty again, and the sun will not beat down on them, nor any burning heat, 14  7:17 because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” 15 

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