The structure of Revelation 19.1-21

Praise in heaven (Rev. 19.1-10)

Spontaneous praise in heaven (19.1-4)

The song of the multitude, for God’s judging of the prostitute (19.1-2)

The addendum to the song of the multitude (19.3)

The response of the elders and the living creatures (19.4)

Responsive praise in heaven (19.5-8)

A call to praise from a voice from the throne (19.5)

The praise response of the great multitude, on account of the imminent marriage of the Lamb and his bride (19.6-8a)

John’s parenthetical explanation about the linen (19.8b)

An interchange between John and the angel (19.9-10)

The angel commands John to write (19.9)

John attempts to worship the angel (19.10a)

The angel responds to John’s attempt to worship him (19.10b-e)

The angel’s refusal of worship (10b)

The reason for the refusal (10c)

The angel’s command to worship God (10d)

The reason for the command (10e)

A vision of the events surrounding the final battle (Rev. 19.11-21)

John sees a white horse and its Rider (19.11-16)

John sees heaven open to reveal the white horse (19.11a)

John describes the horse’s Rider (19.11b-16)

His name: Faithful and True (11b)

The just way in which he judges and makes war (11c)

His eyes (12a)

His crowns (12b)

His secret name (12c)

His blood-stained clothing (13a)

His name: Word of God (13b)

The army that follows him (14)

The sword from his mouth (15a)

His firm rule (15b)

His task to tread the winepress (15c)

His name: King of kings and Lord of lords (16)

John sees an angel call the birds to feast on the flesh of all humankind  (19.17-18)

John sees the beast and its armies gathered for war against the Rider (19.19)

John sees the results of the battle (19.20-21)

The beast and the false prophet are captured (20a)

The beast and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire (20b)

The armies are slain by the sword from the Rider’s mouth (21a)

The birds feast on the flesh of the armies (21b)

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