Revelation 11:15

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the seuenth Angel sounded, and there were great voyces in heauen, saying, The kingdomes of this world are become the kingdomes of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reigne for euer and euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become {the kingdom} of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become `the kingdom' of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at the sounding of the seventh angel there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he will have rule for ever and ever.
- Basic English Bible

And the seventh angel sounded [his] trumpet: and there were great voices in the heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world of our Lord and of his Christ is come, and he shall reign to the ages of ages.
- Darby Bible

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he will reign for ever and ever.
- Webster's Bible

The seventh angel blew his trumpet; and there followed loud voices in Heaven which said, "The sovereignty of the world now belongs to our Lord and His Christ; and He will be King until the Ages of the Ages."
- Weymouth Bible

The seventh angel sounded, and great voices in heaven followed, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. He will reign forever and ever!"
- World English Bible

And the seuenthe aungel trumpide, and grete voicis weren maad in heuene, and seiden, The rewme of this world is maad `oure Lordis, and of Crist, his sone; and he schal regne in to worldis of worldis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the seventh messenger did sound, and there came great voices in the heaven, saying, `The kingdoms of the world did become [those] of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign to the ages of the ages!'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 11:15


11:15 And the seventh angel sounded - This trumpet contains the most important and joyful events, and renders all the former trumpets matter of joy to all the inhabitants of heaven. The allusion therefore in this and all the trumpets is to those used in festal solemnities. All these seven trumpets were heard in heaven: perhaps the seventh shall once be heard on earth also, #1Thess 4:16|. And there were great voices - From the several citizens of heaven. At the opening of the seventh seal there was silence in heaven; at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, great voices. This alone is sufficient to show that the seven seals and seven trumpets do not run parallel to each other. As soon as the seventh angel sounds, the kingdom falls to God and his Christ. This immediately appears in heaven, and is there celebrated with joyful praise. But on earth several dreadful occurrences are to appear first. This trumpet comprises all that follows from these voices to #Rev 22:5|. The kingdom of the world - That is, the royal government over the whole world, and all its kingdoms, #Zech 14:9|. Is become the kingdom of the Lord - This province has been in the enemy's hands: it now returns to its rightful Master. In the Old Testament, from Moses to Samuel, God himself was the King of his own people. And the same will be in the New Testament: he will himself reign over the Israel of God. And of his Christ - This appellation is now first given him, since the introduction of the book, on the mention of the kingdom devolving upon him, under the seventh trumpet. Prophets and priests were anointed, but more especially kings: whence that term, the anointed, is applied only to a king. Accordingly, whenever the Messiah is mentioned in scripture, his kingdom is implied. Is become - In reality, all things (and so the kingdom of the world) are God's in all ages: yet Satan and the present world, with its kings and lords, are risen against the Lord and against his Anointed. God now puts an end to this monstrous rebellion, and maintains his right to all things. And this appears in an entirely new manner, as soon as the seventh angel sounds.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 11:15


Re 11:15 THE SEVENTH TRUMPET. And the seventh angel sounded. This is the seventh trumpet of the seventh seal. It should bring the end, the final victory, the grand consummation. That is what the apostle now beholds in the vision. The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ. Here is the final triumph. It is the brightness of Zion's glad morning, the long deferred day of victory, the ushering in of the conquering reign of Christ. The Agency by which this conquest is effected is the exaltation of the witnesses, or the diffusion of the Word of God. This exaltation causes the earthquake, the fall of a part of the Great City, the destruction of a part of its inhabitants, and the repentance of the remnant. These events are followed by the seventh trumpet and the proclamation of the universal reign of Christ. Then the heavenly inhabitants join in paeans of victory and songs of praise and thanksgiving.

Discussion for Revelation 11:15

  • Susan Dalton for verse 15
    "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 11:15)

    Not to long ago, I was at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. As I stood and looked out over the bay, I saw ships upon the water. There something stately about the ships on the water, like they were on top of the world. They had a certain glory. And, yet, as I was looking, there was an even greater glory that I perceived. There were beams of sunlight that shone down from the sky; down, and upon the sea, and the ships. It was a quiet, yet, glorious sight. The ships had a glory, and the beams of golden light had a greater glory; yet, it was like the glory of the ships was one glory, and the glory of the beams of sunlight were another glory; though two glories were seen, each seeming seperate, yet, together forming a perfect glory.

    I think of The Great Seal on our dollar bill. There is an unfinished pyramid that has thirteen steps. The thirteen original states united to form The United States of America. Above this unfinished pyramid is the top of the pyramid. In this top (triangle) is the eye of Providence. Beams of glory emit from this Providence. Like the ships, I see man and a glory, and God and His glory.

    I think of Revelation 11:15, "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." When it will be finished. Only time will tell how each nation will be judged of God.

    Genesis 11:1-9 comes to mind. Man built a city and a tower. They built a city and tower to the glory of man and not to the glory of God. The LORD was not pleased.

    Revelation 21:11 says, "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God..."

    When I think of the unfinished pyramid, and the eye of Providence above, I think of that glorious day when "the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever."

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