Modern Literal Version
14:1 And I saw and behold, the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion and with him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father written upon their foreheads. 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters and like the voice of great thunder. And the voice which I heard was like that of harpists harping with* their harps.14:3 And they are singing a new song in the sight of the throne and in the sight the four living creatures and the elders and no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who have been bought out of the earth. 14:4 These are those who were not defiled with women; for* they are virgins. These are those who are following the Lamb wherever he goes. These were bought by Jesus from mankind, as the first-fruit to God and to the Lamb, 14:5 and no lie was found in their mouth. They are unblemished.
14:6 And I saw a messenger flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting good-news to proclaim to those who sit upon the earth and to every nation and tribe and language and people;14:7 and he says in a loud voice, FearĎ the Lord and giveĎ glory to him, because the hour of his judgment has come and worshipĎ the one who made* the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.
14:8 And another, a second messenger, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who has given all the nations to drink out of the wine of the fury of her fornication.
14:9 And another, a third messenger followed them, saying in a loud voice, If anyone is worshiping the beast and his image and receives a mark upon his forehead or upon his hand, 14:10he will also be drinking out of the wine of the fury of God of which has been mingled undiluted in the cup of his wrath, and he will be tormented in fire and brimstone in the sight of the holy messengers and in the sight of the Lamb; 14:11 and the smoke of their torment is going up forevermore, and they have no rest day and night, who are worshiping the beast and his image and if anyone receives the mark of his name. 14:12 Here is the endurance of the holy-ones, those who are keeping the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
14:13 And I heard the voice from heaven saying to me, Write, the dead ones who die in the Lord are fortunate from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, in order that they should rest themselves from their labors, and their works follow after them.
14:14 And I saw and behold, a white cloud, and upon the cloud I saw one sitting similar to a son of man, having upon his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle. 14:15 And another messenger came out from the temple, crying in a loud voice to the one who sits upon the cloud, Send forth your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe. 14:16 And he who sits upon the cloud cast his sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped.
14:17 Another messenger came out from the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 14:18 And another messenger came out from the altar, he who has authority over the fire, and he shouted to the one who had the sharp sickle with a loud outcry, saying, Send forth your sharp sickle and pick the clusters from the earth, because her grape-clusters were prime. 14:19 And the messenger cast his sickle into the earth and picked the clusters of the vine of the earth and cast it into the winepress, the great winepress of the fury of God. 14:20 And the winepress was trampled on outside the city and there came out blood from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, up to one thousand six hundred furlongs.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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