This term is inappropriately translated from the Greek word ochlos. This word has a variety of synonyms in the English language, one of which can be “people.”
Since the Bible clearly shows that the reward of those who are saved is rulership on earth—not in heaven, as so many believe—it is clear that another synonym for the Greek word should have been used. (Read our booklet Do the Saved Go to Heaven?)
The Moffat translation of the Bible renders ochlos as “host,” while the Revised Standard Version and the Goodspeed translation render it as “multitude.” The Numeric English New Testament and the Amplified New Testament translate it as “crowd.”
While each of these translations uses a slightly different word, they more accurately deliver the meaning of the original Greek. The “people” in heaven that are referenced in Revelation 19:1 are, in fact, the “host, multitude or crowd” that is in heaven. This scripture refers to the angels that are in heaven. They are a vast multitude singing to and praising God, as we read in Revelation 5:11-12.
To learn more, you may wish to read our book The Trinity ‚Äď Is God Three-In-One?
While newspapers, magazines and other news media report what happened, The Real Truth analyzes and explains the root cause of why events happen‚ÄĒwhy humanity is at a loss to solve today‚Äôs problems.
Where is the world going? Why is it filled with problems, troubles, evils and ills, causing unhappiness, confusion and misery of every kind? What lies ahead? Is there hope for a different‚ÄĒand truly‚Ä¶
Humanity is plagued with terrible suffering of every kind‚ÄĒstarvation, disease, poverty, war, natural disasters. Why does God allow pain? If God is all-powerful and loves all humans, why does He‚Ä¶