NASB — Revelation 7 — KJV

An Interlude

1 After this I saw afour angels standing at the bfour corners of the earth, holding back cthe four winds of the earth, dso that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending afrom the rising of the sun, having the bseal of cthe living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the dfour angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “aDo not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have bsealed the bond-servants of our God on their cforeheads.”

[1] aRv 9:14 bIs 11:12; Ezk 7:2; Rv 20:8 cJr 49:36; Dn 7:2; Zc 6:5; Mt 24:31 dRv 7:3; 8:7; 9:4
[2] aIs 41:2 bRv 7:3; 9:4 cMt 16:16 dRv 9:14
[3] aRv 6:6 bJn 3:33; Rv 7:3-8 cEzk 9:4, 6; Rv 13:16; 14:1, 9; 20:4; 22:4

The 144,000

4 ¶ And I heard the anumber of those who were sealed, bone hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
    5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand [were] sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,
    6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,
    7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,
    8 from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand [were] sealed.

[4] aRv 9:16 bRv 14:1, 3

A Multitude from the Tribulation

9 ¶ After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from aevery nation and [all] tribes and peoples and tongues, standing bbefore the throne and cbefore the Lamb, clothed in dwhite robes, and epalm branches [were] in their hands; 10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying,

¶ “aSalvation to our God bwho sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 And all the angels were standing aaround the throne and [around] athe elders and the bfour living creatures; and they cfell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying,

¶ “aAmen, bblessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, [be] to our God forever and ever. aAmen.”

[9] aRv 5:9 bRv 7:15 cRv 22:3 dRv 6:11; 7:14 eLv 23:40
[10] aPs 3:8; Rv 12:10; 19:1 bRv 22:3
[11] aRv 4:4 bRv 4:6 cRv 4:10
[12] aRv 5:14 bRv 5:12

13 ¶ Then one of the elders aanswered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the bwhite robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14 I Isaid to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the agreat tribulation, and they have bwashed their robes and made them cwhite in the dblood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason, they are abefore the throne of God; and they bserve Him day and night in His Ictemple; and dHe who sits on the throne will spread His etabernacle over them. 16 aThey will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun Ibeat down on them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their ashepherd, and will guide them to springs of the Ibwater of life; and cGod will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

[13] aAc 3:12 bRv 7:9
[14] ILit have said aDn 12:1; Mt 24:21; Mk 13:19 bZc 3:3-5; Rv 22:14 cRv 6:11; 7:9 dHe 9:14; 1 Jn 1:7
[15] IOr sanctuary aRv 7:9 bRv 4:8f; 22:3 cRv 11:19; 21:22 dRv 4:9 eLv 26:11; Ezk 37:27; Jn 1:14; Rv 21:3
[16] ILit fall aPs 121:5f; Is 49:10
[17] ILit waters aPs 23:1f; Mt 2:6; Jn 10:11 bJn 4:14; Rv 21:6; 22:1 cIs 25:8; Mt 5:4; Rv 21:4


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1 ¶ And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

[1] Is 27:3, 8; Jr 49:36; Ezk 7:2; 37:9; Dn 7:2; 8:8; Jna 1:4; Zc 1:18; 6:1; Mt 8:26; 24:31; Mk 13:27; Rv 4:1, 6; 6:6; 9:4, 14.
[2] Dt 5:26; 1S 17:26, 36; 2K 19:4; So 8:6; Mal 3:1; 4:2; Mt 26:63; Jn 6:27; Ac 7:30; 2Co 1:22; Ep 1:13; 4:30; 1Th 1:9; 2Ti 2:19; He 12:22; Rv 1:3; 5:2; 7:3; 8:3, 7; 10:1, 4.

An angel sealeth the servants of God in their foreheads.

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

[3] Ex 9:4; 12:13, 23; Is 6:13; 26:20; 27:8; 54:17; 65:8; Dn 3:17, 26; 6:16; Zp 2:3; Mal 3:18; Mt 24:22, 31; Jn 12:26; Ro 6:22; Rv 6:6; 9:4; 13:16; 14:1; 19:2; 20:4; 22:4.

The number of them that were sealed: of the tribes of Israel a certain number.

4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Juda [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad [were] sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses [were] sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar [were] sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin [were] sealed twelve thousand.

[4] Gn 15:5; Ezk 47:13; 48:19, 31; Zc 9:1; Mt 19:28; Lk 22:30; Ac 26:7; Ro 9:27; 11:5; Jm 1:1; Rv 9:16; 14:1, 3.
[5] Ex 1:2; Nu 1:4; 10:14; 13:4; 1Co 2:1.
[6] Lk 2:36.
[7] Gn 29:34; 30:18; 35:23; 49:5, 11; Ex 6:16; Nu 1:22; 25:14; 26:14; Jsh 19:1, 17; Jg 1:3.

Of all other nations an innumerable multitude, which stand before the throne, clad in white robes, and palms in their hands.

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and [about] the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

[9] Gn 13:16; 49:10; Lv 23:40; Ps 2:8; 22:27; 72:7; 76:4; 77:2; 98:3; 110:2; 117:1; Is 2:2; 49:6; 60:1; Jr 3:17; 16:19; Dn 4:1; 6:25; Ho 1:10; Zc 2:11; 8:20; Lk 12:1; 21:36; Jn 12:13; Ro 11:25; 15:9; Ep 6:13; He 11:12; 12:22; Rv 3:4, 18; 4:4; 5:9, 11; 6:11; 7:13; 11:15.
[10] Ps 3:8; 37:39; 68:19; 115:1; Is 43:11; 45:15, 21; Jr 3:23; Ho 13:4; Jna 2:9; Zc 4:7; 9:9; Lk 3:6; Jn 1:29, 36; 4:22; Ep 2:8; Rv 4:2, 6, 9; 5:7, 13; 19:1; 21:5; 22:3.
[11] Ps 45:11; 97:7; 103:20; 148:1; Mt 4:10; Jn 5:23; He 1:6; Rv 4:6, 10; 5:11; 11:16; 15:4; 19:4; 22:9.
[12] Ne 12:8, 46; Ps 41:13; 50:14; 72:19; 89:52; 95:2; 100:4; 106:48; 107:22; 116:17; 147:7; Is 51:3; Jr 33:9, 11; Jna 2:9; Mt 6:13; 2Co 4:15; 9:11; Col 2:7; 3:17; Jde 1:25; Rv 1:18; 5:12, 13; 19:4.
[13] Gn 16:8; Jg 13:6; Jn 7:28; Rv 4:4, 10; 5:5, 11; 7:9.

Their robes were washed in the blood of the Lamb.

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

[14] Ex 37:3; Is 1:18; Zc 3:3; 13:1; Jn 13:8; 16:33; Ac 14:22; Ro 5:3; 1Co 6:11; Ep 5:26; 2Th 1:4; He 9:14; 13:12; 1P 1:19; 1Jn 1:7; Rv 1:5; 2:9; 5:9; 6:9; 12:11; 15:2; 17:6.
[15] Ex 29:45; 1K 6:13; 1Ch 23:25; Ps 68:16; 134:1; Is 4:5; Jn 1:14; 1Co 3:16; 2Co 6:16; He 8:1; 12:2; Rv 4:4; 14:3; 20:10; 21:3; 22:3, 5.
[16] Ps 42:2; 63:1; 121:6; 143:6; So 1:6; Is 4:5; 25:4; 32:2; 41:17; 49:10; 65:13; Jna 4:8; Mt 5:6; 13:6, 21; Mk 4:6, 17; Lk 1:53; 6:21; Jn 4:14; Jm 1:11; Rv 21:4.
[17] Ps 22:26; 23:1, 5; 28:9; 36:8, 9; So 1:7; Is 12:3; 25:6, 8; 30:19, 25; 35:6, 10; 40:11; 49:9; 60:20; Jr 2:13; 31:9; Ezk 34:23; Mi 5:4; 7:14; Mt 2:6; Jn 4:11, 14; 7:37; 10:11, 14; 21:15; Ac 20:28; 1P 5:2; Rv 4:11; 5:6; 21:4, 6.


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