The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 19:1–5)

This entry is part 50 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary

Rejoicing over the fall of Babylon (cf. Rev 18:20), John heard the voice of angels praising God for His salvation, glory, and power (Rev 19:1; cf. 19:5) in light of judging Babylon and avenging the blood of the martyrs (Rev 19:2). They praised God again for the eternality of this judgment (Rev 19:3). The twenty-four elders and four living creatures affirmed these words and praised God as well (Rev 19:4), and a voice from one near the throne called upon the entirety of God’s servants to do the same (Rev 19:5).

Old Testament in the New

Revelation Old Testament Connection Between the Two
19:1, 3–4 Jer 51:48 Heave rejoices over the fall of Babylon.
19:2 Deut 32:43 God avenges the blood of His martyred people.
19:3 Isa 34:9–10 Never-ending smoke is both a judgment and reminder to others of this judgment.
19:5 Ps 134:1; 135:1 The servants of God are called to worship Him.

A Parting Thought

Sin and persecution do not go unnoticed. Though unbelievers seem to enjoy sin and oppressing believers without restraint in the present, God will have His day of judgment, something worth singing about.

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