Revelation 7:14

“And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I said vnto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and haue washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lambe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I said to him, "My lord, you know. And he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I said to him, My lord, you have knowledge. And he said to me, These are they who came through the great testing, and their robes have been washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb.
- Basic English Bible

And I said to him, My lord, *thou* knowest. And he said to me, These are they who come out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
- Darby Bible

And I said to him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
- Webster's Bible

My lord, you know, I replied. "They are those," he said, "who have just passed through the great distress, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
- Weymouth Bible

I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.
- World English Bible

And Y seide to hym, My lord, thou woost. And he seide to me, These ben thei, that camen fro greet tribulacioun, and waischiden her stoolis, and maden hem white in the blood of the lomb.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I have said to him, `Sir, thou hast known;' and he said to me, `These are those who are coming out of the great tribulation, and they did wash their robes, and they made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 7:14


7:14 My lord - Or, my master; a common term of respect. So Zechariah, likewise, bespeaks the angel, #Zec 1:9|; 4:4; 6:4. Thou knowest - That is, I know not; but thou dost. These are they - Not martyrs; for these are not such a multitude as no man can number. But as all the angels appear here, so do all the souls of the righteous who had lived from the beginning of the world. Who come - He does not say, who did come; but, who come now also: to whom, likewise, pertain all who will come hereafter. Out of great affliction - Of various kinds, wisely and graciously allotted by God to all his children. And have washed their robes - From all guilt. And made them white - In all holiness. By the blood of the Lamb - Which not only cleanses, but adorns us also.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 7:14


Re 7:14 Thou knowest. "I do not know, but thou dost". These are they which came out of the great tribulation. Some great period of trial of the church is meant. They have stood the trial, and been true. And have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Have made themselves spotless by trust in the blood of Christ.

Discussion for Revelation 7:14

  • Donnie Cheesman for verse 14
    The Word of Almighty God, and Christ in MT 24 speaks clearly that the Saints will be gathered in a time of great suffering during the tribulation period. We the believers in the Word of God must be prepared to "Endure to the end. " In any case He will come as a thief in the night, therfore WATCH, remain vigilent and expectant for His return. WATCH!
  • Omary Minzi for verse 14
    Can someone help me if the church will witness the tribulation before the rapture according to Rev 7 14? If yes for how many years and will it be affected as well? Minzi from Tanzania
  • Anonymous for verse 14
    It sounds like the church will witness the tribulation before the rapture. However they will not ge victims of the tribulation since they are marked with the blood of Jesus. Then they will be taken in heaven before coming back to rule with Jesus for 1000 years. That is what I think. Minzi frlm Tanzania
  • LASHAWN for verse 14
    REVELATIONS ARE VERY POWERFUL WORDS FROM GOD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING PRAISE THE LORD GOD BLESS YOU
  • i believe rapture is AFTER the tribulation
  • Iím just wondering that if all are in that most important meeting, Father, The Son, Angels and the Congregation: then where are those who did not have to go through tribulation but have escaped through rapture. Can somebody comment please?

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