1 A prayer of David. Listen, O Lord. Answer me. For I am oppressed and needy. 2 Protect me, for I am loyal. You are my God; deliver your servant who trusts in you. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry out to you all day long. 4 Make your servant glad, for to you, O Lord, I pray. 5 Certainly, O Lord, you are kind and forgiving, and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you. 6 O Lord, hear my prayer. Pay attention to my plea for mercy. 7 In my time of trouble I cry out to you, for you will answer me. 8 None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord. Your exploits are incomparable. 9 All the nations, whom you created, will come and worship you, O Lord. They will honor your name. 10 For you are great and do amazing things. You alone are God.
1 Then I saw another great and astounding sign in heaven: seven angels who have seven final plagues (they are final because in them God’s anger is completed). 2 Then I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and his image and the number of his name. They were standing by the sea of glass, holding harps given to them by God. 3 They sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and astounding are your deeds, Lord God, the All-Powerful! Just and true are your ways, King over the nations! 4 Who will not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name, because you alone are holy? All nations will come and worship before you for your righteous acts have been revealed.” 5 After these things I looked, and the temple (the tent of the testimony) was opened in heaven, 6 and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, dressed in clean bright linen, wearing wide golden belts around their chests.