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John seeth the throne of God. CHAP. IV.
The four and twenty elders. and have need of nothing; and was set in heaven, and one sat knowest not that thou art on the throne. wretched, and miserable, and 3 And he that sat was to look poor, and blind, and naked :
upon like a jasper and a sardine 18 I counsel thee to buy of stone : and there was a rainbow me gold tried in the fire, that round about the throne in sight thou mayest be rich ; and white like unto an emerald. raiment, that thou mayest be 4 And round about the throne clothed, and that the shame of were four and twenty seats; and thy nakedness do not appear; upon the seats I saw four and and anoint thine eyes with eye- twenty elders sitting, clothed in salve, that thou mayest see. white raiment; and they had
19 As many as I love, I re- on their heads crowns of gold. buke and chasten : be zealous 5 And out of the throne protherefore, and repent.
ceeded lightnings, and thunder20 Behold, I stand at the ings, and voices. And there were door, and knock: If any man seven lamps of fire burning behear my voice, and open the fore the throne, which are the door, I will come in to him, seven Spirits of God. and will sup with him, and he 6 And before the throne there
was a sea of glass like unto 21 To him that overcometh crystal : And in the midst of the will I grant to sit with me in throne, and round about the my throne, even as I also over- throne, were four beasts full of came, and am set down with eyes before and behind. my Father in his throne.
7 And the first beast was like 22 He that hath an ear, let a lion, and the second beast like him hear what the Spirit saith a calf, and the third beast had unto the churches.
a face as a man, and the fourth CHAP. IV.
beast was like a flying eagle. 2 John secth the throne of God in heaven. 4
8 And the four beasts had The four and twenty elders. 6 The four each of them six wings about beasts full of eyes before and behind. The elders lay down their crowns, and wor
him ; and they were full of eyes ship him that sat on the throne.
within : and they rest not day behold, a door was opened holy, Lord God Almighty,
, in heaven: and the first voice which was, and is, and is to which I heard, was as it were come. of a trumpet talking with me; 9 And when those beasts give which said, Come up hither, glory, and honour, and thanks to and I will shew thee things him that sat on the throne, who which must be hereafter.
liveth for ever and ever, 2
10 The four and twenty elthe Spirit: and behold, a throne I ders fall down before him that
2. And immediately I was in 1
The book scaled
with seven seals. sat on the throne, and worship the seven Spirits of God sent him that liveth for ever and forth into all the earth. ever, and cast their crowns be- 7 And he came and took the fore the throne, saying, book out of the right hand of
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, him that sat upon the throne. to receive glory, and honour
, and 8 And when he had taken the power: for thou hast created all book, the four beasts, and four things, and for thy pleasure and twenty elders fell down bethey are and were created. fore the Lamb, having every CHAP. V.
one of them harps, and golden I The book scaled with seven seals : 9 which
vials full of odours, which are only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to the prayers of saints.
12 Therefore the elders praise him, 9 and confess that he redeemed them wilh his
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take
hand of him that sat on thereof: for thou wast slain, and the throne a book written with hast redeemed us to God by thy in and on the back side, sealed blood out of every kindred, and with seven seals.
tongue, and people, and nation; 2 And I saw a strong angel 10
10 And hast made us unto proclaiming with a loud voice, our God kings and priests : and Who is worthy to open the we shall reign on the earth. book, and to loose the seals 11 And I beheld, and I heard thereof?
the voice of many angels round 3 And no man in heaven, i about the throne, and the beasts, nor in earth, neither under the and the elders: and the number earth, was able to open the of them was ten thousand times book, neither to look thereon. ten thousand, and thousands of
4 And I wept much, because thousands ; no man was found worthy to 12 Saying with a loud voice, open, and to read the book, Worthy is the Lamb that was neither to look thereon
slain to receive power, and rich5 And one of the elders saith es, and wisdom, and strength, unto me, Weep not: behold, and honour, and glory, and the Lion of the tribe of Juda, blessing. the Root of David, hath pre- 13 And every creature which vailed to open the book, and to is in heaven, and on the earth, loose the seven seals thereof. and under the earth, and such
6 And I beheld, and lo, in as are in the sea, and all that the midst of the throne, and of are in them, heard I saying, the four beasts, and in the midst Blessing, and honour, and gloof the elders, stood a Lamb as ry, and power, be unto him that it had been slain, having seven sitteth upon the throne, and unhorns, and seven eyes, which are to the Lamb, for ever and ever.
The opening of six
of the seals in order. 14 And the four beasts said, of the fourth beast say, Come Amen. And the four and twen- and see. ty elders fell down and wor- 8 And I looked, and behold, shipped him that liveth for ever a pale horse: and his name that and ever.
sat on him was Death, and hell
followed with him. And power CHAP. VI.
was given unto them over the | The opening of the seals in order, and what fourth part of the earth, to kill followed thereupon, containing a prophecy lo the end of the world.
with sword, and with hunger, ND I saw when the Lamb and with death, and with the
, and I heard, as it were the noise 9 And when he had opened of thunder, one of the four the fifth seal, I saw under the beasts, saying, Come and see. altar the souls of them that
2 And I saw, and behold, a were slain for the word of God, white horse : and he that sat on and for the testimony which him had a bow; and a crown they held: was given unto him: and he 10 And they cried with a loud went forth conquering, and to voice, saying, How long, O conquer.
Lord, holy and true, dost thou 3 And when he had opened not judge and avenge our blood the second seal, I heard the on them that dwell on the earth? second beast say, Come and see.
11 And white robes were 4 And there went out another given unto every one of them; horse that was red : and power and it was said unto them, that was given to him that sat there they should rest yet for a little on to take peace from the earth, season, until their fellow-serand that they should kill one vants also and their brethren, another: and there was given that should be killed as they unto him a great sword. nere, should be fulfilled.
5 And when he had opened 12 And I beheld when he the third seal, I heard the third had opened the sixth seal, and beast say, Come and see. And lo, there was a great earthquake; I beheld, and lo, a black horse ; and the sun became black as and he that sat on him had a sackcloth of hair, and the moon pair of balances in his hand. became as blood :
6 And I heard a voice in the 13 And the stars of heaven midst of the four beasts say, A fell unto the earth, even as a measure of wheat for a penny, fig-tree casteth her untimely and three measures of barley figs, when she is shaken of a for a penny ; and see thou hurt mighty wind. not the oil and the wine.
14 And the heaven departed 7 And when he had opened as a scroll when it is rolled the fourth seal, I heard the voice together; and every mountain
The number of those
that were sealed. and island were moved out of 4. And I heard the number of their places.
them which were sealed: and 15 And the kings of the earth, there were sealed an hundred and the great men, and the and forty and four thousand of rich men, and the chief cap- all the tribes of the children of tains, and the mighty men, and Israel. every bond-man, and every free
5 Of the tribe of Juda nere man, hid themselves in the dens sealed twelve thousand. Of the and in the rocks of the moun-tribe of Reuben were sealed tains ;
twelve thousand. Of the tribe 16 And said to the mountains of Gad were sealed twelve thouand rocks, Fall on us, and hide sand. us from the face of him that 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sitteth on the throne, and from sealed twelve thousand. Of the the wrath of the Lamb:
tribe of Nephthalim were sealed 17 For the great day of his twelve thousand. Of the tribe wrath is come; and who shall of Manasses were sealed twelve be able to stand ?
7 Of the tribe of Simeon were CHAP. VII.
sealed twelve thousand. Of the 3 An angel sealeth the servants of God in their tribe of Levi were sealed twelve foreheads. 4 The number of them that were thousand. Of the tribe of Issealed : of the tribes of Israel a certain number. 9 of all other nations an innumerable sachar were sealed twelve thoumultitude, which stand before the throne, clad in white robes, and palms in their hands. 14 Their robes were washed in the blood of the
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon Lamb.
were sealed twelve thousand.
saw four angels standing sealed twelve thousand. Of the on the four corners of the earth, tribe of Benjamin were sealed holding the four winds of the twelve thousand. earth, that the wind should not 9 After this I beheld, and lo, blow on the earth, nor on the a great multitude, which no sea, nor on any tree.
man could number, of all na2 And I saw another angel tions, and kindreds, and people, ascending from the east, hav- and tongues, stood before the ing the seal of the living God: throne, and before the Lamb, and he cried with a loud voice clothed with white robes, and to the four angels, to whom it palms in their hands; was given to hurt the earth and 10 And cried with a loud
voice, saying, Salvation to our 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, God which sitteth upon the neither the sea, nor the trees, throne, and unto the Lamb. till we have sealed the servants 11 And all the angels stood of our God in their foreheads. round about the throne, and
The angels, fc., worship God. CHAP. VIII. - The seventh seal opened. about the elders and the four silence in heaven about the beasts, and fell before the throne space of half an hour. on their faces, and worshipped 2 And I saw the seven angels God,
which stood before God; and to 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, them were given seven trumpets. and glory, and wisdom, and 3 And another angel came thanksgiving, and honour, and and stood at the altar, having power, and might, be unto our a golden censer; and there was God for ever and ever. Amen. given unto him much incense,
13 And one of the elders an- that he should offer it with the swered, saying unto me, What prayers of all saints upon the are these which are arrayed in golden altar which was before white robes? and whence came the throne. they?
4 And the smoke of the in14 And I said unto him, Sir, cense, which came with the thou knowest. And he said to prayers of the saints, ascended me, These are they which came up before God out of the anout of great tribulation, and gel's hand. have washed their robes, and 5 And the angel took the made them white in the blood censer, and filled it with fire of of the Lamb.
the altar, and cast it into the 15 Therefore are they before earth : and there were voices, the throne of God, and serve and thunderings, and light
his . ple: and he that sitteth on the 6 And the seven angels which throne shall dwell among them. had the seven trumpets prepar
16 They shall hunger no more, ed themselves to sound. neither thirst any more ; neither 7 The first angel sounded, shall the sun light on them, nor and there followed hail and fire
mingled with blood, and they 17 For the Lamb which is in were cast upon the earth : and the midst of the throne shall the third part of trees was burnt feed them, and shall lead them up, and all green grass was unto living fountains of waters: burnt up. and God shall wipe away all 8 And the second angel soundtears from their eyes.
ed, and as it were a great mount
ain burning with fire was cast CHAP. VIII.
into the sea : and the third part 1 At the opening of the seventh seal, % seven angels had seven trumpets given them.
of the sea became blood; Four of them sound their trumpets, and great 9 And the third part of the plagues follow. 3 Another angel putteth incense to the prayers of the saints on the
creatures which were in the golden altar.
sea, and had life, died; and the
AND when he had opened third part of the ships were de