19:1 After these things I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a vast throng in heaven, saying,
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
For he has judged 2 the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality,
19:3 Then 5 a second time the crowd shouted, “Hallelujah!” The smoke rises from her forever and ever. 6 19:4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures threw themselves to the ground 7 and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne, saying: “Amen! Hallelujah!”
“Praise our God
all you his servants,
and all you who fear Him,
both the small and the great!”
and give him glory,
because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
2 tn Or “has punished.” See BDAG 568 s.v. κρίνω 5.b.α, describing the OT background which involves both the vindication of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty.
4 tn Grk “from her hand” (referring to her responsibility in causing the blood of God’s followers to be shed).
5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
6 tn Or “her smoke ascends forever and ever.”
7 tn Grk “creatures fell down.” BDAG 815 s.v. πίπτω 1.b.α.ב. has “fall down, throw oneself to the ground as a sign of devotion or humility, before high-ranking persons or divine beings.”
8 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
9 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
10 tn Grk “like the voice of a large crowd…saying.” Because of the complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation by supplying the words “They were.”
11 tc Several
12 tn On this word BDAG 755 s.v. παντοκράτωρ states, “the Almighty, All-Powerful, Omnipotent (One) only of God…(ὁ) κύριος ὁ θεὸς ὁ π. …Rv 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7; 21:22…κύριος ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν ὁ π. Rv 19:6.”
13 tn This verb and the next two verbs are hortatory subjunctives (giving exhortations).