Revelation 7:9

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could nūber, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, & tongues, stood before the throne, & before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palmes in their hands:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and {all} tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches {were} in their hands;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of `all' tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands;
- American Standard Version (1901)

After these things I saw a great army of people more than might be numbered, out of every nation and of all tribes and peoples and languages, taking their places before the high seat and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and with branches in their hands,
- Basic English Bible

After these things I saw, and lo, a great crowd, which no one could number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm branches in their hands.
- Darby Bible

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and languages, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
- Webster's Bible

After this I looked, and a vast host appeared which it was impossible for anyone to count, gathered out of every nation and from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in long white robes, and carrying palm-branches in their hands.
- Weymouth Bible

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
- World English Bible

Aftir these thingis Y sai a greet puple, whom no man myyte noumbre, of alle folkis, and lynagis, and puplis, and langagis, stondinge bifore the trone, in the siyt of the lomb; and thei weren clothid with white stoolis, and palmes weren in the hondis of hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

After these things I saw, and lo, a great multitude, which to number no one was able, out of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 7:9


7:9 A great multitude - Of those who had happily finished their course. Such multitudes are afterwards described, and still higher degrees of glory which they attain after a sharp fight and magnificent victory, #Rev 14:1|; 15:2; 19:1; 20:4. There is an inconceivable variety in the degrees of reward in the other world. Let not any slothful one say, If I get to heaven at all, I will be content: such an one may let heaven go altogether. In worldly things, men are ambitious to get as high as they can. Christians have a far more noble ambition. The difference between the very highest and the lowest state in the world is nothing to the smallest difference between the degrees of glory. But who has time to think of this? Who is at all concerned about it? Standing before the throne - In the full vision of God. And palms in their hands - Tokens of joy and victory.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 7:9


Re 7:9 After this I beheld. First he saw the vast company of those of the blood of Abraham who had been saved, and then he sees another company, not numbered, because they were so great that no man could number them. A great multitude . . . of all nations, and kindreds. The first multitude represented the Jews saved through Christ (Re 7:4-8); the second, the countless multitude, represented the saved of all nations, the Gentile saints. Stood before the throne, and before the Lamb. In the vision they seem to stand before the throne and before the Lamb, to whom they ascribe the praises of their salvation. Clothed in white robes. Victorious, triumphant. Palms in their hands. The symbol of joy. The palm branch was used at the feast of Tabernacles, the feast of thanksgiving (Le 23:40).

Discussion for Revelation 7

  • Obbie Beal
    WOW!... God issued an Order that required the earth and sea to be hurt, WOW!.... but, before this Order of GOD is carried-out, God sealed 144,000 servants . WOW, 144,000 is sealed.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The 144,000 ,which are virgins(not in bed with harlott) came thru tribulation. washing robes(righteousness, lest he walk naked), sealed on forehead(grounded in Rev12:17 which is the ONLY way not to get mark of beast)is "spiritual"isreal-Gods chosen. Bride is same as the woman- his church. The mark is for those who don't get 12:17
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    False. The 144,000 Jews to come out of Israel are from the Kingdom of Heaven and not from the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is still here, {why}, The Holy Spirit Tongues is still here and in effect. Those 144,000 Jews do not speak in tongues however God Himself marked each one of them alone with something else very special which only they alone have been given. The True Bride is in Heaven
  • Word
    The 144000 are on earth and they capture the truth and are sealed right after instead of Christ gets here or just minutes before. Anyway it will happen as it's written. Preacher's don't tell you the false Christ is coming first or they will tell you we are going to fly away but no one goes nowhere and we are all changed at the 7th trump and will meet the Lord and those that are with Him.
  • Marie Herrera
    the 144,000 are presently in heaven. they are from the 12 tribes of Israel which the tribes no longer exist. when jesus died he went into the earth and preached to the captive because they were captive to the law and jesus fulfilled the law and the promise. they looked for him and believed and it was counted to them as righteousness. when he arose he brought them out of the earth with him.
  • Lu2677
    People will follow Satan because they are deceived. And predestined by God to receive the mark.

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