1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascend from the sunrising, having the living God’s seal: and he cried with a great voice to the four angels to whom it was given to [them] to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the bondmen of our :God on their :foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of Israel’s sons:
5 Of Judah’s tribe were sealed twelve thousand;
Of Reuben’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Gad’s tribe twelve thousand;
6 Of Asher’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of †Naphtali’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Manasseh’s tribe twelve thousand;
7 Of Simeon’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Levi’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Issachar’s tribe twelve thousand;
8 Of Zebulun’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Joseph’s tribe twelve thousand;
Of Benjamin’s tribe were sealed twelve thousand.
9 After these things I saw, and lo, a great multitude, which no one could number [it] out of every nation and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their :hands; 10 and they cry with a great voice, saying,
The salvation to our :God who sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb.
11 And all the angels were standing round the throne, and the elders and the four living beings; and fell before the throne on
their :faces, and worshiped :God,
12 saying,
Amen: The blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honor, and the power, and the strength, unto our :God unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These arrayed in the white :robes, who are they, and whence came they? 14 And I said to him, My lord, THOU knowest. And he spake to me, These are they that come out of the great :tribulation, and they 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 :sanctuary: and who sitteth on the throne shall tabernacle over them. 16 They shall hunger no more, nor thirst anymore; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat: 17 because the Lamb that is amidst the throne shall shepherd them, and guide them unto fountains of waters of life: and :God shall wipe away every tear from their :eyes.