14:9 A 1 third angel 2 followed the first two, 3 declaring 4 in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand, 14:10 that person 5 will also drink of the wine of God’s anger 6 that has been mixed undiluted in the cup of his wrath, and he will be tortured with fire and sulfur 7 in front of the holy angels and in front of the Lamb. 14:11 And the smoke from their 8 torture will go up 9 forever and ever, and those who worship the beast and his image will have 10 no rest day or night, along with 11 anyone who receives the mark of his name.” 14:12 This requires 12 the steadfast endurance 13 of the saints – those who obey 14 God’s commandments and hold to 15 their faith in Jesus. 16
1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 tn Grk “And another angel, a third.”
3 tn Grk “followed them.”
5 tn Grk “he himself.”
7 tn Traditionally, “brimstone.”
8 tn The Greek pronoun is plural here even though the verbs in the previous verse are singular.
10 tn The present tense ἔχουσιν (ecousin) has been translated as a futuristic present to keep the English tense consistent with the previous verb (see note on “will go up” earlier in this verse).
11 tn Grk “and.”
12 tn Grk “Here is.”
13 tn Or “the perseverance.”
14 tn Grk “who keep.”
15 tn The words “hold to” are implied as a repetition of the participle translated “keep” (οἱ τηροῦντες, Joi throunte").
16 tn Grk “faith of Jesus.” The construction may mean either “faith in Jesus” or “faithful to Jesus.” Either translation implies that ᾿Ιησοῦ (Ihsou) is to be taken as an objective genitive; the difference is more lexical than grammatical because πίστις (pistis) can mean either “faith” or “faithfulness.”