g. The Visions Inserted
between the Sixth and Seventh Seals
(1) 144,000 of the Twelve Tribes Sealed --
The Chosen Israelites Preserved on Earth
1 1After this I saw four angels standing at the afour corners of the earth, holding the bfour 2winds of the earth, so that 3no wind would blow on the earth nor on the sea nor on any tree.
2 And I saw 1another Angel ascending from the arising of the sun, having the seal of the bliving God; and He cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom authority was given to harm the earth and the sea,
3 Saying, Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we aseal the slaves of our God upon btheir foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of 1those who were sealed, a ahundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:
5 Out of the tribe of 1Judah, twelve thousand sealed; out of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand;
6 Out of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of 1aManasseh, twelve thousand;
7 Out of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand;
8 Out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand sealed.
(2) A Great Multitude Serving God
in the Heavenly Temple --
The Redeemed Saints Raptured to Heaven
to Enjoy God's Care
and the Lamb's Shepherding
9 After these things I saw, and behold, there was a 1great multitude which no one could number, out of aevery nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, 2standing before the throne and before the bLamb, clothed in 3cwhite robes and 4dpalm branches in their hands.
10 And they cry with a loud voice, saying, 1aSalvation to our God who sits upon the throne and to the bLamb.
11 And all the angels stood around the throne and the aelders and the bfour living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God,
12 Saying, 1aAmen. The bblessing and the cglory and the wisdom and the dthanks and the honor and the power and the strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where did they come from?
14 And I said to him, My lord, you know. And he said to me, These are those who come out of the 1great atribulation, and they have bwashed their robes and made them cwhite in the dblood of the eLamb.
15 Because of this 1they are before the throne of God and 2aserve Him day and night in His btemple; and He who sits upon the throne 3will ctabernacle over them.
16 They will not ahunger any more, neither will they bthirst any more, neither will the csun 1beat upon them, nor any heat;
17 For the aLamb who is in the midst of the throne will 1bshepherd them and cguide them to dsprings of 2ewaters of life; and God will fwipe away every 2tear from their eyes.