and give him glory,
because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
19:9 Then 8 the angel 9 said to me, “Write the following: Blessed are those who are invited to the banquet at the wedding celebration of the Lamb!” He also said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
2 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.”
3 tc Several
4 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.”
5 tn This verb and the next two verbs are hortatory subjunctives (giving exhortations).
7 sn This phrase is treated as a parenthetical explanation by the author.
8 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence within the narrative.
9 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the angel) has been specified in the translation for clarity.