2 I heard a sound from heaven like the sound of rushing water or a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.
3 They were singing (what seemed to be) a new hymn before the throne, before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn this hymn except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been ransomed from the earth.
4 These are they who were not defiled with women; they are virgins and these are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been ransomed as the firstfruits of the human race for God and the Lamb.
5 On their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished.
2 For God founded it on the seas, established it over the rivers.
3 Who may go up the mountain of the LORD? Who can stand in his holy place?
4 “The clean of hand and pure of heart, who are not devoted to idols, who have not sworn falsely.
5 They will receive blessings from the LORD, and justice from their saving God.
6 Such are the people that love the LORD, that seek the face of the God of Jacob.” Selah
2 and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.
3 He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest;
4 for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”