Amplified Bible

Revelation 14

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion

1Then I looked, and this is what I saw: the Lamb stood [firmly established] on Mount Zion, and with Him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had His name and His Father’s name inscribed on their foreheads [signifying God’s own possession]. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of great waters and like the rumbling of mighty thunder; and the voice that I heard [seemed like music and] was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne [of God] and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased (ransomed, redeemed) from the earth. These are the ones who have not been defiled [by relations] with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased and redeemed from among men [of Israel] as the first fruits [sanctified and set apart for special service] for God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouth, for they are blameless (spotless, untainted, beyond reproach).

The Angel with the Gospel

Then I saw another angel flying in midheaven, with an [a]eternal gospel to preach to the inhabitants of the earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God [with awe and reverence], and give Him glory [and honor and praise in worship], because the hour of His judgment has come; [with all your heart] worship Him who created the heaven and the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Doom for Proud Babylon

Then another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her immorality [corrupting them with idolatry].”

Doom for Worshipers of the Beast

Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “Whoever worships the beast and his image and receives the mark [of the beast] on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he too will [have to] drink of the wine of the wrath of God, [b]mixed undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone (flaming sulfur) in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb (Christ). 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night—those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” 12 Here is [encouragement for] the steadfast endurance of the saints (God’s people), those who habitually keep God’s commandments and their faith in Jesus.

13 Then I heard [the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘[c]Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes, [blessed indeed],” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest and have relief from their labors, for their deeds do follow them.”

The Reapers

14 Again I looked, and this is what I saw: a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was One like the Son of Man, with a crown of gold on His head and a sharp sickle [of swift judgment] in His hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to Him who was sitting upon the cloud, “Put in Your sickle and reap [at once], for the hour to reap [in judgment] has arrived, because the earth’s harvest is fully ripened.” 16 So He who was sitting on the cloud cast His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped (judged).

17 Then another angel came out of the temple (sanctuary) in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came from the altar, the one who has power over fire; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Put in your sharp sickle and reap the clusters of grapes from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe [for judgment].” 19 So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and harvested the grapevine of the earth, and threw the grapes into the great wine press of the wrath and indignation of God [as judgment of the rebellious world]. 20 And the grapes in the wine press were trampled and crushed outside the city, and blood poured from the wine press, reaching up to the horses’ bridles, for a distance of [d]sixteen hundred stadia.

Notas al pie

  1. Revelation 14:6 This term likely refers to the message of God’s impending righteous judgment and a final call to repentance and faith in the risen Lord.
  2. Revelation 14:10 In ancient times it was customary to mix wine with an equal or larger quantity of water to prevent intoxication at ordinary meals. Here, the mixing is ironic because the “wine of the wrath” is to be consumed at full strength.
  3. Revelation 14:13 This is the second of the seven promised blessings. See note 1:3.
  4. Revelation 14:20 About two hundred miles.

Japanese Living Bible

ヨハネの黙示録 14


1それから私は、エルサレムのシオンの山の頂に立っている、小羊の姿を見ました。また、そのそばに、額に小羊と小羊の父の名とが刻まれている、十四万四千人の人たちがいるのを見たのです。 そのとき私は、滝のとどろきか激しい雷鳴のような、天からの音を耳にしました。ハープに合わせて歌う大合唱でした。 それは十四万四千人の大合唱であり、彼らは神の王座と、四つの生き物および二十四人の長老の前で、今まで聞いたこともない新しい歌を歌いました。地上から救い出された、この十四万四千人を除いて、だれも、その合唱に加われませんでした。 彼らは童貞で、汚れを知らず、小羊のあとをどこまでもついて行きました。また彼らは、神と小羊とにささげられる、最初のきよい供え物として、地上の人々の中から買い取られた者たちです。 彼らは非難されるような偽りを言わず、とがめられることのない者です。

また私は、もう一人の天使が天を飛ぶ姿を見ました。天使は、地上のあらゆる民族、部族、国語の人々に、永遠の福音(イエス・キリストによる救いの知らせ)を運んでいるところでした。 彼は大声で叫びました。「神を恐れ、神をほめたたえなさい。神のさばきの時が来たのだ。天と地と海とその源を造られた方を礼拝しなさい。」


続いて第三の天使が飛んで来て、大声で叫びました。「海から現れた獣とその像を拝み、額か手に刻印を彫った者よ。 10 あなたがたは一人残らず、神の怒りの杯にあふれるぶどう酒――それも水で割らないもの――を飲まなければならない。そして、聖なる天使と小羊との前で、火と燃える硫黄とで苦しめられるのだ。 11 その苦しみの煙は、昼も夜も、永遠に立ちのぼる。獣とその像とを拝み、獣の名の刻印を押したからだ。 12 このことによって励まされた神の民は、どんな試みや迫害にも耐えられる。彼らは最後までしっかりと神の戒めを守り、イエスに信頼する者だから。」

13 また私は、頭上で、次のように語る天からの声を聞きました。「さあ、書き記しなさい。『主のために殉教した人々が、その報酬を受ける時がついに来たのです。』」聖霊は言われます。「そのとおり。彼らには十分な祝福が注がれる。今こそ、彼らはいっさいの労苦と試みから解放されて休む時なのだ。その良い行いが、彼らといっしょに天まで立ちのぼるのだから。」

14 その時、急にあたりの様子が変わって、白い雲がわき上がり、その雲に乗ったお方が見えました。イエスのようでした。「人の子」と呼ばれるその方は、純金の冠をかぶり、よく切れるかまを手にしておられました。


15 そこへ、もう一人の天使が神殿から現れ、その方に叫びました。「どうぞ、かまで刈り取りをお始めください。地上の穀物は実って、刈り入れ時となっています。」 16 そこで、雲に乗っておられる方がかまを入れ始め、刈り取られたものは一か所に集められました。

17 そのあと、もう一人の天使が天の神殿から出て来ました。彼もまた、鋭いかまを持っていました。 18 同時に、火で世界を滅ぼす権威を授かっている天使が現れて、かまを持った天使に大声で叫びました。「さあ、そのかまで、地上のぶどう畑から実を刈り集めなさい。もう十分に熟して、さばかれる時を待っている。」 19 そこで天使は、言われたとおりにかまを入れ、ぶどうを刈り集めて、神の怒りの大きな酒ぶねに投げ込みました。 20 酒ぶねの中のぶどうは、都の郊外で踏まれました。すると、酒ぶねからあふれ出た血は三百キロもの流れになり、その深さは馬のくつわに届くほどでした。