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False teachers described. REVELATION. John's salutation to the churches, seventh from Adam, prophesied 19 These be they who sepaof these, saying, Behold, the rate themselves, sensual, having Lord cometh with ten thousand not the Spirit. of his saints,
20 But ye, beloved, building 15 To execute judgment up- up yourselves on your most hoon all, and to convince all that ly faith, praying in the Holy are ungodly among them of all Ghost, their ungodly deeds which they 21 Keep yourselves in the have ungodly committed, and love of God, looking for the of all their hard speeches which mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ ungodly sinners have spoken unto eternal life. against him.
22 And of some have compas16 These are murmurers, com- sion, making a difference: plainers, walking after their 23 And others save with fear, own lusts; and their mouth pulling them out of the fire ; speaketh great swelling words, ħating even the garment spothaving men's persons in admi- ted by the flesh. ration because of advantage. 24 Now unto him that is able
17 But, beloved, remember to keep you from falling, and ye the words which were spo- to present you faultless before ken before of the apostles of the presence of his glory with our Lord Jesus Christ;
exceeding joy, 18 How that they told you 25 To the only wise God our there should be mockers in the Saviour be glory and majesty, last time, who should walk af- dominion and power, both now ter their own ungodly lusts.
4 JOHN to
T THE REVELATION OF S. JOHN THE DIVINE.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, 4 John wrileth his revelation to the and they that hear the words
churches of Asia, signified by the seven golden candlesticks. 7 The coming of Christ. of this prophecy, and keep those 14 His glorious power and majesty. things which are written thereNHE Revelation of Jesus in: for the time is at hand.
Christ, which God gave 4 OHN to the seven unto him, to show unto his ser
churches which are in vants things which must short- Asia : Grace be unto you, and ly come to pass; and he sent peace, from him which is, and and signified it by his angel un- which was, and which is to to his servant John:
come; and from the seven Spir2 Who bare record of the its which are before his throne; word of God, and of the testi- 5 And from Jesus Christ, who mony of Jesus Christ, and of all is the faithful Witness, and the things that he saw.
First-begotten of the dead, and
The coming of Christ.
CHAP. I. John's vision of the Son of man. the Prince of the kings of the being turned, I saw seven goldearth. Unto him that loved us, en candlesticks; and washed us from our sins in 13 And in the midst of the his own blood,
seven candlesticks one like unto 6 And hath made us kings the Son of man, clothed with a and priests unto God and his garment down to the foot, and Father; to him be glory and girt about the paps with a golddominion for ever and ever. en girdle. Amen.
14 His head and his hairs 7 Behold, he cometh with were white like wool, as white clouds; and every eye shall
shall as snow; and his eyes were as see him, and they also which a flame of fire ; pierced him: and all kindreds 15 And his feet like unto fine of the earth shall wail because brass, as if they burned in a of him. Even so, Amen. furnace; and his voice as the 8 I am Alpha and Omega, sound of many waters. the beginning and the ending, 16 And he had in his right saith the Lord, which is, and hand seven stars : and out of his which was, and which is to mouth went a sharp two-edged come, the Almighty
sword : and his countenance 9 I John, who also am your was as the sun shineth in his brother, and companion in trib- strength. ulation, and in, the kingdom 17 And when I saw him, I and patience of Jesus Christ, fell at his feet as dead. And was in the isle that is called he laid his right hand upon me, Patmos, for the word of God, saying unto me, Fear not; I and for the testimony of Jesus am the first and the last: Christ.
18 I am he that liveth, and 10 I was in the Spirit on the was dead; and behold, I am Lord's day, and heard behind alive for evermore, Amen; and me a great voice, as of a trum- have the keys of hell and of pet,
death. 11 Saying, I am Alpha and 19 Write the things which Omega, the first and the last : thou hast seen, and the things and, What thou seest, write in which are, and the things which a book, and send it unto the shall be hereafter ; seven churches which are in 20 The mystery of the seven Asia ; unto Ephesus, and unto stars which thou sawest in my Smyra, and unto Pergamos, right hand, and the seven gold and unto Thyatira, and unto en candlesticks.
The sever Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, stars are the angels of the seven and unto Laodicea.
churches : and the seven candle12 And I turned to see the sticks which thou sawest are the voice that spake with me. And seven churches.
What is commanded to be written to the an
What John was commanded REVELATION. to wrile in commendation
8 And unto the angel of the CHAP. II.
church in Smyrna, write; These
things saith the first and the gels
, that is, the ministers of the churches if last, which was dead, and is 1 Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 T'hyatira : and what is commended, or found alive; wanting in them.
9 I know thy works, and tribUNTO the angel of the ulation, and poverty, (but thou
church of Ephesus write : art rich,) and I know the blasThese things saith he that hold-phemy of them which say they eth the seven stars in his right are Jews, and are not, but are hand, who walketh in the midst the synagogue of Satan. of the seven golden candle- 10 Fear none of those things
which thou shalt suffer. Behold, 2 I know thy works, and the devil shall cast some of you thy labour, and thy patience, into prison, that ye may be and how thou canst not bear tried; and ye shall have tributhem which are evil; and thou lation ten days. Be thou faithhast tried them which say they ful unto death, and I will give are apostles, and are not; and thee a crown of life. hast found them liars :
11 He that hath an ear, let 3 And hast borne, and hast him hear what the Spirit saith patience, and for my name's unto the churches ; He that sake hast laboured, and hast overcometh, shall not be hurt not fainted.
of the second death. 4 Nevertheless, I have some- 12 And to the angel of the what against thee, because thou church in Pergamos write ; hast left thy first love.
These things saith he which 5 Remember therefore from hath the sharp sword with two whence thou art fallen, and re-edges; pent, and do the first works; 13 I know thy works, and or else I will come unto thee where thou dwellest, even where quickly, and will remove thy Satan's seat is: and thou holdcandlestick out of his place, ex- est fast my name, and hast not cept thou repent.
denied my faith, even in those 6 But this thou hast, that days wherein Antipas was my thou hatest the deeds of the faithful martyr, who was slain Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. among you, where Satan dwell
7 He that hath an ear, let eth. him hear what the Spirit saith 14 But I have a few things unto the churches; To him that against thee, because thou hast overcometh will I give to eat there them that hold the docof the tree of life, which is in trine of Balaam, who taught the midst of the paradise of Balak to cast a stumbling-block God.
before the children of Israel, to
or reproof to the
angels of the churches. eat things sacrificed unto idols, | tribulation, except they repent and to commit fornication. of their deeds.
15 So hast thou also them 23 And I will kill her chilthat hold the doctrine of the dren with death; and all the Nicolaitanes, which thing I churches shall know that I am hate.
he which searcheth the reins 16 Repent; or else I will and hearts: and I will give unto come unto thee quickly, and every one of you according to will fight against them with the your works. sword of my mouth.
24 But unto you
and 17 He that hath an ear, let unto the rest in Thyatira, As him hear what the Spirit saith many as have not this doctrine, unto the churches: To him that and which have not known the overcometh will I give to eat depths of Satan, as they speak; of the hidden manna, and will I will put upon you none other give him a white stone, and in burden: the stone a new name written, 25 But that which ye have which no man knoweth, saving already, hold fast till I come. he that receiveth it.
26 And he that overcometh, 18 And unto the angel of the and keepeth my works unto the church in Thyatira write; These end, to him will I give power things saith the Son of God, over the nations : who hath his eyes like unto a 27 (And he shall rule them flame of fire, and his feet are with a rod of iron; as the veslike fine brass ;
sels of a potter shall they be 19 I know thy works, and broken to shivers :) even as I charity, and service, and faith, received of my Father. and thy patience, and thy works; 28 And I will give him the and the last to be more than the morning-star. first:
29 He that hath an ear, let 20 Notwithstanding, I have a him hear what the Spirit saith few things against thee, be- unto the churches. cause thou sufferest that wo
CHAP. III. man Jezebel, which calleth her
2 The angel of the church of Sardis is reprov. self a prophetess, to teach and ed, 3 ethorted lo repent, and threatened to seduce my servants to com
if he do not repent. 8 The angel of the
church of Philadelphin 10 is approved for init fornication, and to eat his diligence and palicnce. 15 The angel things sacrificed unto idols. of Laodicca rebuked, for being neither hot
nor cold, 19 and admonished to be more 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her in- church in Sardis write ; to a bed, and them that com- These things saith he that hath mit adultery with her into great the seven Spirits of God, and
zcalous. 20 Christ standcth at the door and knocketh.
What John was commanded REVELATION.
to write to the churches. the seven stars; I know thy | 9 Behold, I will make them works, that thou hast a name of the synagogue of Satan, that thou livest, and art dead. which say they are Jews, and 2 Be watchful, and strengthen are not, but do lie ; behold, I the things which remain, that will make them to come and are ready to die : for I have not worship before thy feet, and to found thy works perfect before know that I have loved thee. God.
10 Because thou hast kept the 3 Remember therefore how word of my patience, I also will thou hast received and heard, keep thee from the hour of and hold fast, and repent. If temptation, which shall come therefore thou shalt not watch, upon all the world, to try them I will come on thee as a thief, that dwell upon the earth. and thou shalt not know what 11 Behold, I come quickly : hour I will come upon thee. hold that fast which thou hast,
4 Thou hast a few names that no man take thy crown. even in Sardis which have not 12 Him that overcometh, will defiled their garments; and I make a pillar in the temple they shall walk with me in of my God, and he shall go no white : for they are worthy. more out: and I will write upon
5 He that overcometh, the him the name of my God, and same shall be clothed in white the name of the city of my raiment and I will not blot God, which is new Jerusalem, out his name out of the book of which cometh down out of heavlife, but I will confess his name en from my God: and I will before my Father, and before write upon him my new name. his angels.
13 He that hath an ear, let 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. unto the churches.
14 And unto the angel of the 7 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; church in Philadelphia write ; These things saith the Amen, These things saith he that is the faithful and true Witness, holy, he that is true, he that the beginning of the creation of hath the key of David, he that God; openeth, and no man shutteth; 15 I know thy works, that and shutteth, and no man open- thou art neither cold nor hot: eth:
I would thou wert cold or hot. 8 I know thy works : behold, 16 So then, because thou art I have set before thee an open lukewarm, and neither cold nor door, and no man can shut it: hot, I will spue thee out of my for thou hast a little strength, mouth : and hast kept my word, and 17 Because thou sayest, I am hast not denied my name. rich, and increased with goods,