1. Revelation 14:3 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the new song being sung?

Revelation 14:3 (ESV)

3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

The Lord has not told us the words of this song. The fact that it is new indicates that it interacts with the progress in redemptive history. What is new in Revelation 14:1–20 is no longer that the Lamb could take the scroll from God’s hand (as was the case in Revelation 5:9) but that the Lamb is standing on Mount Zion together with the 144,000 despite all the efforts of the dragon and his two beasts to destroy the church and her members (Revelation 12:17; see further Psalm 144:9–11).