Then another sign appeared in heaven: There was a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and 10 horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
God's sanctuary in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His sanctuary. There were lightnings, rumblings, thunders, an earthquake, and severe hail.
Then I saw another great and awe-inspiring sign in heaven: seven angels with the seven last plagues, for with them, God's wrath will be completed.
When the ambassadors of Babylon's rulers were sent to him to inquire about the miraculous sign that happened in the land, God left him to test him and discover what was in his heart.
the stars will be falling from the sky, and the celestial powers will be shaken.
I will display wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below: blood and fire and a cloud of smoke.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the peoples of the earth will mourn; and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.
"Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.
Zion says, "The LORD has abandoned me; The Lord has forgotten me!"
"Can a woman forget her nursing child, or lack compassion for the child of her womb? Even if these forget, yet I will not forget you.
Look, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
Your builders hurry; those who destroy and devastate you will leave you.
Look up, and look around. They all gather together; they come to you. As I live"-- the LORD's declaration-- "you will wear all your children as jewelry, and put them on as a bride does.
For your waste and desolate places and your land marked by ruins-- will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
The children that you have been deprived of will yet say in your hearing: This place is too small for me; make room for me so that I may settle.
Then you will say within yourself: Who fathered these for me? I was deprived of my children and barren, exiled and wandering-- but who brought them up? See, I was left by myself-- but these, where did they come from?"
This is what the Lord God says: Look, I will lift up My hand to the nations, and raise My banner to the peoples. They will bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
Kings will be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. They will bow down to you with their faces to the ground, and lick the dust at your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who put their hope in Me will not be put to shame.
For your husband is your Maker-- His name is Yahweh of Hosts-- and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth.
For the LORD has called you, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, a wife of one's youth when she is rejected," says your God.
"I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with great compassion.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD shines over you.
For look, darkness covers the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the LORD will shine over you, and His glory will appear over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your radiance.
Raise your eyes and look around: they all gather and come to you; your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be carried on the hip.
I will take you to be My wife forever. I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice, love, and compassion.
I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.
He who has the bride is the groom. But the groom's friend, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly at the groom's voice. So this joy of mine is complete.
For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy, because I have promised you in marriage to one husband-- to present a pure virgin to Christ.
Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her,
to make her holy, cleansing her in the washing of water by the word.
He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and blameless.
The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God's glory illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD gives grace and glory; He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.
The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will not shine on you; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.
Your sun will no longer set, and your moon will not fade; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your sorrow will be over.
I greatly rejoice in the LORD, I exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom wears a turban and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.
-- that is, God's righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
But as for me, I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people,
instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,
The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands, is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
The city wall had 12 foundations, and on them were the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles.
You will be a glorious crown in the LORD's hand, and a royal diadem in the palm of your God.
The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people; for they are like jewels in a crown, sparkling over His land.