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Who are the great multitude in Revelation 19:1?

Revelation 19:1 says, “After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ‘Alleluia!  Salvation and glory and honor and power to the Lord our God!”

The Greek word used for “multitude” is ochlos.  The Moffat translation renders this word as “host,” while the Amplified New Testament renders it as “crowd.”  

This verse is speaking of angels who are in heaven.  They are the great multitude that sings forth praises to God (Revelation 5:11-12). The multitude, host, or crowd being spoken about are NOT people as some have mistakenly supposed.  The Bible plainly tells us that the reward of the saved is this earth (Matthew 5:5; Revelation 5:10), not heaven.

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