Then I heard again what sounded like the shout
of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves
or the crash of loud thunder:
“Praise the Lord!”
For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him…
“Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief!
Blessed are all who are watching for me…”
…all the angels were standing around the throne…
And they fell before the throne
with their faces to the ground and worshipped God.
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength belong to our God
forever and ever! Amen.”
…I saw a vast crowd too great to count,
from every nation and tribe and people and language,
standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.
…and they were shouting with a loud roar,
“Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne
and from the Lamb!”
And then I heard every creature in heaven
and on earth and under the earth and in the sea.
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb forever and ever.”
…they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.”
You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
For verse in context:
…”Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God,
the one who always was,
and who is still to come.”
I stand at the door and knock.
If you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in,
and we will share a meal together as friends.
…hold tightly to what you have until I come.
To all who are victorious,
who obey me to the very end,
To them I will give authority over all the nations.