Revelation 7:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 7:10, NIV: And they cried out in a loud voice: 'Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.'

Revelation 7:10, ESV: and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Revelation 7:10, KJV: And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Revelation 7:10, NASB: and they *cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.'

Revelation 7:10, NLT: And they were shouting with a great roar, 'Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!'

Revelation 7:10, CSB: And they cried out in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!

What does Revelation 7:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse focuses on the praise delivered by the multitude described in the previous verse. These believers have learned that only God, through His Son Jesus, can forgive sins and grant eternal life. Their acknowledgement that salvation is completely God's work apart from human efforts is similar to the praise Jonah offered just before God ordered the great fish to spit him out on land. Jonah cried out from the fish's belly, "Salvation belongs to the LORD!" (Jonah 2:9).

To provide for our salvation, God gave His Son Jesus, the Lamb, as our perfect substitute. Jesus took our penalty on the cross and freed us from sin's penalty and power. Romans 5:6 states: "While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." It is significant that the multitude cried out to "God who sits on the throne" (Revelation 7:10), because God is a sovereign ruler. He could have chosen to let the multitude perish, but by an act of His will He chose to save those who believed on the Lamb and to rescue them from their persecutors.