Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

啟示錄 19

天上的讚美

1這事以後,我聽見天上好像有一大群人在呼喊:「哈利路亞[a]!救贖、榮耀和權能都歸於我們的上帝! 因為祂的審判真實公義,祂懲罰了那用淫亂敗壞世界的大淫婦,為那些被她殺害的奴僕伸冤。」 他們又歡呼說:「哈利路亞!焚燒大淫婦的煙不斷上騰,直到永永遠遠。」 那二十四位長老和四個活物也俯伏敬拜坐在寶座上的上帝,說:「阿們!哈利路亞!」

這時從寶座那裡發出聲音,說:「上帝所有的奴僕和一切敬畏祂的人,無論尊卑老少,都要讚美我們的上帝!」 我聽見有聲音好像一大群人的呼喊聲,又像洪濤,也像雷鳴,說:「哈利路亞!因為我們的主——全能的上帝已經執掌王權了。 我們應當歡喜快樂,歸榮耀給祂,因為羔羊的婚期到了,祂的新娘已預備妥當, 獲准穿上光亮潔白的細麻衣。」這細麻衣代表聖徒的義行。

天使吩咐我說:「你要寫下來,被邀請參加羔羊婚宴的人有福了!」他又說:「這是上帝親口說的,千真萬確。」 10 我俯伏在他腳前要拜他,他卻說:「千萬不可!我和你並那些為耶穌做見證的弟兄姊妹同是上帝的奴僕。你要敬拜上帝,因為預言的真諦就是為耶穌做見證。」

白馬騎士

11 我看見天開了,有一匹白馬出來,馬上的騎士名叫「誠信真實」,祂憑公義審判、作戰。 12 祂的雙目如火焰,頭上戴了許多冠冕,寫著一個只有祂自己才明白的名字。 13 祂穿著被鮮血浸透的衣服,祂的名字是「上帝的道」。 14 眾天軍穿著潔白的細麻衣,騎著白馬跟隨祂。 15 祂口中吐出一把利劍,可以攻擊列國。祂必用鐵杖統治他們,踩踏盛滿全能上帝之烈怒的榨酒池。 16 祂的衣服和大腿上都寫著祂的名號:「萬王之王,萬主之主。」

17 我又看見一位天使站在太陽裡,對空中飛翔的鳥大聲呼喚: 18 「來吧!一起來參加上帝的盛宴,一同享用君王、將軍、勇士、馬匹、騎士、自由人、奴隸和尊卑老少的肉吧!」

19 我看見那怪獸、地上的眾王及其軍隊聚集起來,要與白馬騎士和祂的軍隊作戰。 20 後來,怪獸被俘虜了,在怪獸面前行奇蹟的假先知也一同被擒了。這假先知曾用奇蹟欺騙那些蓋了獸印、敬拜獸像的人。他和怪獸一同被活活地扔進硫磺火湖裡。 21 怪獸的殘兵紛紛被白馬騎士口中的利劍所殺,飛鳥飽餐了他們的肉。

Footnotes

  1. 19·1 哈利路亞」意思是「要讚美上帝」。

New International Version

Revelation 19

Threefold Hallelujah Over Babylon’s Fall

1After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting:

“Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
    for true and just are his judgments.
He has condemned the great prostitute
    who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.
He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

And again they shouted:

“Hallelujah!
The smoke from her goes up for ever and ever.”

The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried:

“Amen, Hallelujah!”

Then a voice came from the throne, saying:

“Praise our God,
    all you his servants,
you who fear him,
    both great and small!”

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:

“Hallelujah!
    For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
    and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
    and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
    was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)

Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”

The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast

11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a] He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

king of kings and lord of lords.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.”

19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 21 The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:15 Psalm 2:9