07 May 2024

After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. (Revelation 7:9)

  • “crowd”: ὄχλος, “ochlos,” crowd, multitude, “large crowds followed Him” = a group of people

  • “from”: It’s not the peoples before the throne, but people from the peoples. No group is left out—no racism—but it’s not enough to get some from every group, rather “too many to number” from all the groups with none excluded.

Perhaps only two numbers with respect to any given people group really matter: is % Christian above zero (this group is not left out), and how far from 100% is the group?