Modern Literal Version
7:1 I saw after this thing, four messengers standing upon the four corners of the earth, holding-fast the four winds of the earth, in order that no wind should blow upon the earth nor upon the sea nor upon any tree. 7:2 And I saw another messenger ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 7:3 saying, DoĎ not hurt the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we might seal the bondservants of our God upon their foreheads.
7:4 And I heard the number of those who have been sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: 7:5 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Judah having been sealed; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Reuben; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Gad; 7:6 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Asher; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Naphtali; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Manasseh; 7:7 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Simeon; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Levi; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Issachar; 7:8twelve thousand out of the tribe of Zebulun; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Joseph; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Benjamin having been sealed.
7:9 I saw and behold after these things, a large crowd, which no one was able to number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and languages, standing in the sight of the throne and in the sight of the Lamb, having been dressed in white robes and palm trees in their hands; 7:10 and they are crying with a loud voice, saying, The salvation is in our God who is sitting upon the throne and in the Lamb.
7:11 And all the messengers and the elders and the four living creatures stood in a circle of the throne, and they fell upon their faces in the sight of the throne and worshiped God, 7:12 saying, Assuredly, the thanks and the glory and the wisdom and the thanksgiving and the honor and the power and the strength is to our God, forevermore. Amen.
7:13 And one out of the elders answered, saying to me, These who have been dressed in white robes, who are they and from where did they come?
7:14 And I said to him, My lord, you know.
And he said to me, These are those who are coming out of the great affliction and they haverinsed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7:15 Because of this, they are in the sight of the throne of God, and they give-divine service to him day and night in his temple and he who sits upon the throne will be residing over them. 7:16 They will not be hungry anymore, nor thirsty anymore; nor should the heat of the sun fall upon them, nor any heat, 7:17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, is shepherding them and is guiding them to the springs of waters of life and God will be wiping-away every tear from their eyes.
Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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