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Rev 19:1-7a chiastic structure
1a) Rev 19:1, After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
1b) Rev 19:2-3, For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!”
1c) Rev 19:4, And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!”
central axis) Rev 19:5, Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!”
2c) Rev 19:6a, And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia!”
2b) Rev 19:6b, For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
2a) Rev 19:7a, Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory.
Rev 19:7b-21 chiastic structure
1a.1) Rev 19:7b-9a, The Lamb and His bride;
1a) Rev 19:7b, “For the marriage of the Lamb has come;”
1b) Rev 19:7c, “And His wife has made herself ready;”
central axis) Rev 19:8a, And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright;
2b) Rev 19:8b, For the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints;
2a) Rev 19:9a, Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’”
1a.2) Rev 19:9a, Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’”
1b) Rev 19:9b, And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God;”
1c) Rev 19:10a, And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus;”
central axis) Rev 19:10b, “Worship God!”
2c) Rev 19:10c, “For the testimony of Jesus;”
2b) Rev 19:10d, “Is the spirit of prophecy;”
2a.1) Rev 19:11-16, The King and His armies;
1a) Rev 19:11-12, Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself;
1b) Rev 19:13a, He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood;
1c) Rev 19:13b, And His name is called The Word of God;
central axis) Rev 19:14, And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses;
2c) Rev 19:15a, Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword;
2b) Rev 19:15b, That with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God;
2a) Rev 19:16, And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS;
2a.2) Rev 19:17-21, The birds’ supper;
1a) Rev 19:17-18, Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great;”
1b) Rev 19:19a, And I saw the beast;
1c) Rev 19:19b, The kings of the earth, and their armies;
central axis) Rev 19:19c, Gathered together to make war;
2c) Rev 19:19d, Against Him who sat on the horse and against His army;
2b) Rev 19:20, Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone;
2a) Rev 19:21, And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.
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