15Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ, and he will rule forever and always." 16Then the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshipped God. 17They said, "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and was, for you have taken your great power and enforced your rule. 18The nations were enraged, but your wrath came. The time came for the dead to be judged. The time came to reward your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth." 19Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the chest containing his covenant appeared in his temple. There were lightning, voices, thunder, an earthquake, and large hail.