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John commanded to eat the book. REVELATION. The treo witnesses prophesy.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vi-l 10 And I took the little book out of the sion, and them that sat on them, having angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as brimstone: and the heads of the horses were i bad eaten it my belly was bitter. as the heads of lions ; and out of their 11 And he said unto me, Thou must mouths issued fire, and smoke, and brim- prophesy again before many peoples, and stone.
nations, and tongues, and kings. 18 By these three was the third part of
CHAP. XI. men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, ND there was given me a reed like their months.
ing, Rise, and measure the temple of God, 19 For their power is in their mouth, and and the altar, and them that worship therein. in their tails : for their tails were like unto 2 But the court which is without the serpents, and had heads, and with them temple, leave out, and measure it not; for they do hurt.
it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy, 20 And the rest of the men which were city shall they tread under foot forty and not killed by these plagues yet repented two months. not of the works of their hands, that they 3 And I will give power unto my two should not worship devils, and idols of witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thougold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and sand two hundred and threescore days, of wood : which neither can see, nor hear, clothed in sackcloth. nor walk :
4 These are the two olive-trees, and the 21. Neither repented they of their mur- tivo candlesticks standing before the God ders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their of the earth. fornication, nor of their thefts.
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire CHAP. X.
proceedeth out of their mouth, and defourA
down from heaven, clothed with a them, he must in this manner be killed. cloud : and a rainbow was upon his head, 6 These have power to shut beared, and his face was as it were the sun, and that it rain not in the days of their prohis feet as pillars of fire :
phecy: and have power over waters to tum 2 And he had in his hand a little book them to blood, and to smite the earth with open: and he set his right foot upon the all plagues, as often as they will. sea, and his left foot on the earth, 7 And when they shall have finished
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when their testimony, the beast that ascendeth a lion roareth: and when he had cried, out of the bottomless pit shall make war seven thunders uttered their voices. against them, and shall overcome them,
4 And when the seven thunders had ut- and kill them. tered their voices, I was about to write: 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the and I heard a voice from heaven saying un- street of the great city, which spiritually is to me, Seal up those things which the se- called Sodom and Egypt, where also OUT ven thunders uttered, and write them not. Lord was crucified.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon 9 And they of the people, and kindreds, the sea and upon the earth, listed up his and tongues, and nations, shall see their hand to heaven,
dead bodies three days and a half, and 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put and ever, who created heaven, and the in graves. things that therein are, and the earth, and 10 And they that dwell upon the eartb the things that therein are, and the sea, shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and the things which are therein, that there and shall send gifts one to another; beshould be time no longer :
cause these two prophets tormented them 7 But in the days of the voice of the se- that dwelt on the earth. renth angel, when he shall begin to sound, 11 And after three days and a half the the mystery of God should be finished, ashe Spirit of life from God entered into them, hath declared to his servants the prophets. and they stood upon their feet; and great
8 And the voice which I heard from fear fell upon them which saw them. heaven spike unto me again, and said, 12 And they heard a great voice from Go, and take the little book which is open heaven, saying unto them, Come up hither. in the hand of the angel which standeth And they ascended up to heaven in a upon the sea and upon the earth. cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
And I went unto the angel, and said 13 And the same bour was there a great unto him, Give me the litile book. And earthquake, and the tenth part of the city he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men and it shal! make thy belly bitter, but it seren thousand: and the remnant were afshall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. frighted,andgaveglory to the Godofbearen.
The great red dragon. CHAP. XII, XIt.
The dreadful beast. 14 The second wo is past; and behold, them before our God day and night. the third wo cometh quickly.
11 And they overcame him by the blood 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and of the Lamb, and by the word of their there were great voices in heaven, saying, testimony; and they loved not their lives The kingdoms of this world are become the unto the death. kingilons of our Lord, and of his Christ; 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and and he shall reign for ever and ever. ye that dwell in them. Wo to the inhabit
16 And the four and twenty elders, ers of the earth, and of the sea! for the which sat before God on their seats, fell devil is come down unto you, having great upon their faces, and worshipped God, wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord a short time. God Almighty, which art, and wast, and 13 And when the dragon saw that he was art to come; because thou hast taken to cast unto the earth, he persecuted the wothee thy great power, and hast reigned. man which brought forth the man-child.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy 14 And to the woman were given two wrath is come, and the time of the dead, wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into that they should be judged, and that thou the wilderness, into her place, where she is shouldest give reward unto thy servants the nourished for a time, and times, and half prophets, and to the saints, and them that a time, from the face of the serpent. fear thy name, smallandgreat; and should- 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth est destroy them which destroy the earth. water as a food, after the woman, that he
19 And the temple of God was opened might cause her to be carried away of the in heaven, and there was seen in his tem- flood. ple the ark of his testament: and there 16 And the earth helped the woman; were lightnings, and voices, and thunder- and the earth opened her mouth, and ings, and an earthquake, and great bail. Iswallowed up the food which the dragon CHÁP. XII.
cast out of his mouth. ND there appeared a great wonder in 17 And the dragon was wroth with the heaven; a woman clothed with the woman, and went to make war with the
and the moon under her feet, and remnant of her seed, which keep the comupon her head a crown of twelve stars : mandments of God, and have the testimony
2. And she, being with child, cried, tra- of Jesus Christ. vailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
CHAP. XIII. 3 And there appeared another wonder A and saw a beast rise up out of the sea
I stood , in beaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his 4 And his tail drew the third part of the heads the name of blasphemy. stars of heaven, and did cast them to the 2 And the beast which I saw was like earth: and the dragon stood before the wo- unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet man which was ready to be delivered, forto of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a devour her child as soon as it was born. lion: and the dragon gave him his power.
B And she brought forth a man-child, and his seat, and great authority. who was to rule all nations with a rod of 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were iron: and her child was caught up unto wounded to death; and his deadly wound God, and to his throne.
was healed: and all the world wondered 6 And the woman fled into the wilder- after the beast. ness, where she hath a place prepared of 4 And they worshipped the dragon which God, that they should feed her there a gave power unto the beast: and they worthousand two hundred and threescore days. shipped the beast, saying, Who is like unio
7 And there was war in heaven: Mi- the beast? who is able to make war with him? chael and his angels fought against the dra- 5 And there was given unto him a mouth gon; and the dragon fought and his angels, speaking great things and blasphemies;
8 And prevailed not; neither was their and power was given unto him to continue place found any more in heaven. forty and two months.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy, that old serpent, called the Devil, and against God, to blaspheme his name, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world : his tabernacle, and them that dwell in he was cast out into the earth, and his heaven. angels were cast out with him.
7 And it was given unto him to make 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in war with the saints, and to overcome them: beaven, Now is come salvation, and and power was given him over all kinstrength, and the kingdom of our God, and dreds, and tongues, and nations. the power of his Christ: for the accuser of 8 And all that dwell upon the earth our brethren is cast down which accused shall worship him, whose names are not The beast with two horns. REVELATION. A ,
True fall of Babylon. written in the book of life of the Lamb midst of heaven, having the everlasting slain from the foundation of the world. gospel to preach unto them that dwell on
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. the earth, and to every nation, and kin.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall dred, and tongue, and people, go into captivity: he that killeth with the 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, sword, must be killed with the sword. Here and give glory to him; for the hour of his is the patience and the faith of the saints. judgment is come: and worship him that
11 And I beheld another beast coming made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and up out of the earth, and he had two horns the fountains of waters. like a lanıb, and he spake as a dragon. 8 And there followed another angel,
· 12 And he exerciseth all the power of saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great the first beast before him, and causeth the city, because she made all nations drink of earth and them which dwell therein to the wine of the wrath of her fornication. worship the first beast, whose deadly 9 And the third angel followed them, wound was healed.
saying with a loud voice, If any man wor13 And he doeth great wonders, so that ship the beast and his image, and receive he maketh tire come down from heaven on his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the earth in the sight of men,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the the wrath of God, which is poured oat earth by the means of those miracles which without mixture into the cup of his indig. he had power to do in the sight of the beast; nation; and he shall be tormented with fire saying to them that dwell on the earth, and brimstone in the presence of the bois that they should make an image to the angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: beast, which had the wound by a sword, 11 And the smoke of their torment as. and did live.
cendeth up for ever and ever: and they 15 And he had power to give life unto have no rest day nor night, who worship the image of the beast, that the image of the beast and his image, and wboscerer the beast should both speak, and cause receiveth the mark of his name. that as many as would not worship the 12 Here is the patience of the saints: image of the beast should be killed. here are they that keep the commandments
16 And he causeth all, both small and of God, and the faith of Jesus. great, rich and poor, free and bond, to re- 13 And I heard a voice from heaven, ceive a mark in their right hand, or in their saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the foreheads;
dead which die in the Lord irom bence. 17 And that no man might buy or sell, forth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may save he that had the mark, or the name of rest from their labours; and their works the beast, or the number of his name. do follow them.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that bath 14 And I looked, and behold, a white understanding count the number of the cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto beast: for it is the number of a man; and his the Son of man, having on his head a golden number is Six hundred threescore and six. crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. CHAP. XIV.
15 And another angel came out of the the mount Sion, and with him a hun- that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, dred forty and four thousand, having his and reap: for the time is come for thee 10 Father's name written in their foreheads. reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust the voice of many waters, and as the voice in his sickle on the earth; and the earth of a great thunder: and I heard the voice was reaped. of harpers harping with their harps : 17 And another angel came out of the
3 And they sung as it were a new song be-temple which is in heaven, he also having fore the throne, and before the four beasts, a sharp sickle. and the elders: and no man could learn that 18 And another angel came out from the song buithe hundredand fortyand fourthou- altar, which had power over fire; and sand, which were redeemed from the earth. cried with a loud cry to him that bad the
4 These are thcy which were not defiled sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp with women; for they are virgips. These sickle, and gather the clusters of the fine are they which follow the Lamb whither of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. soever he goeth. These were redeemed 19 And the angel thrust in his sickie from among nen, being the first-fruits anto into the earth, and gathered the vine of the God and to the Lamb.
earth, and cast it into the great wine-press 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: of the wrath of God. for they are without fault before the throne 20 And the wine-press was trodden of God.
without the city, and blood came out of the 6 And I saw apother angel Ay in the wine-press, even unto the horse-bridles,
Vials of the seven angels. CHAP. XV, XVI, XVII. Christ comes suddenly. by the space of a thousand and six hun-| 8 And the fourth angel poured out his ured furlongs.
vial upon the sun; and power was given CHAP. XV.
unto him to scorch men with fire. Anopeat sana marthelousien in heaven; 9 And men were scorched with great
great and marvellous, seven angels heat, and blasphemed the name of God, having the seven last plagues; for in them which hath power over these plagues: and is filled up the wrath of God.
they repented not to give him glory. 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass 10 And the fifth angel poured out his mingled with fire: and them that had got- vial upon the seat of the beast; and his ten the victory over the beast, and over his kingdom was full of darkness; and they image, and over his mark, and over the gnawed their tongues for pain, number of his name, stand on the sea of 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven, glass, having the harps of God.
because of their pains and their sores, and 3 And they sing the song of Moses the repented not of their deeds. servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, 12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial saying, Great and marvellous are thy upon the great river Euphrates; and the works, Lord God Almighty; just and true water thereof was dried up, that the way of are thy ways, thou King of saints. the kings of the east might be prepared.
4 Who shall not fear thce, O Lord, and 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, for all nations shall come and worship be- and out of the mouth of the beast, and out fore thee; for thy judgments are made of the mouth of the false prophet. manifest.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, 5 And after that I looked, and behold, working miracles, which go forth unto the the temple of the tabernacle of the testi- kings of the earth, and of the whole world, mony in heaven was opened:
to gather them to the battle of that great 6 And the seven angels came out of the day of God Almighty. temple, having the seven plagues, clothed 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is in pure and white linen, and having their he that watcheth,and keepeth hisgarments, breasts girded with golden girdles. lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
7 And one of the fourbeasts gave unto the 16 And he gathered them together into seven angels seven golden vials full of the a place called in the Hebrew tongue Arwrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. mageddon.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke 17 And the seventh angel poured out from the glory of God, and from his pow- his vial into the air ; and there came a er; and no man was able to enter into the great voice out of the temple of heaven, temple, till the seven plagues of the seven from the throne, saying, It is done. angels were fulfilled.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, CHAP. XVI.
and lightnings; and there was a great ND I heard a great voice out of the earthquake, such as was not since men
temple, saying to the seven angels, were upon the earth, so mighty an earthGo your ways, and pour out the vials of quake, and so great. the wrath of God upon the earth.
19 And the great city was divided into 2 And the first went, and poured out his three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: vial upon the earth; and there fell a noi- and great Babylon came in remembrance some and grievous sore upon the men which before God, to give unto her the cup of the had the mark of the beast, and upon them wine of the fierceness of his wrath. which worshipped his image.
20 And every island fled away, and the 3. And the second angel poured out his mountains were not found. vial upon the sea; and it became as the 21 And there fell upon men a great hail blood of a dead man; and every living out of heaven, every stone about the weight soul died in the sea.
of a talent: and men blasphemed God be4 And the third angel poured out his cause of the plague of the hail; for the vial upon the rivers and fountains of wa- plague thereof was exceeding great. ters: and they became blood.
CHAP. XVII. 5 And I heard the angel of the
ND there came one of the seven anart, and wast, and shalt be, because thou talked with me, saying unto me, Come hast judged thus.
hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment 6 For they have shed the blood of saints of the great whore that sitteth upon many and prophets, and thou hast given them waters ; blood to drink; for they are worthy. 2 With whom the kings of the earth
7 And I heard another out of the altar have committed fornication, and the insay, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true habitants of the <arth have been made and righteous are tby judgments. drunk with the wine of her fornication.
The victory of the Lamb. REVELATION.
The fall of Babylon, 3 So he carried me away in the spirit intol. 18 And the woman which thou sawest the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon is that great city, which reigneth over the a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of kings of the earth. blasphemy, having seven heads and ten
CHAP. XVIII. borns.
ND after these things I saw another 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet-colour, and decked with gold haring great power; and the earth was and precious stones and pearls, having a lightened with his glory. golden cup in her hand full of 'abomina- 2 And he cried mightily with a strong tions and filthiness of her fornication : voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen
5 And upon her forehead was a name is fallen, and is become the habitation oi written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE devils, and the hold of every foal spirit, and GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HAR- a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. LOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF 3 For all nations have drunk of tbe wine THE EARTH.
of the wrath of her fornication, and the 6 And I saw the woman drunker, with kings of the earth have committed tornithe blood of the saints, and with the blood cation with her, and the merchants of the of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw earth are waxed rich through the abunher, I wondered with great admiration. dance of her delicacies.
7 And the angel said unto me, Where- 4 And I heard another voice from bea. fore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the ven, saying, Come out of her, my people, mystery of the woman, and of the beast that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that carrieth her, which hath the seven that ye receive not of her plagues. beads, and ten horns.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven 8 The beast that thou sawest, was, and is and God hath remembered her iniquities not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless 6 Reward her even as she rewarded pit, and go into perdition: and they that you, and double unto her double according dwell on the earth shall wonder, (whose to her works : in the cup which she hath names were not written in the book of life filled, fill to her double. from the foundation of the world,).when 7 How much she hath glorified herself, they behold the beast that was, and is not, and lived deliciously, so much torment and and yet is.
sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, 9 And here is the mind which hath wis- I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall dom. The seven heads are seven moun- see no sorrow. tains, on which the woman sitteth. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come inone
10' And there are seven kings: five are day, death, and mourning, and famine; and fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet she shall be utterly burned with fire : for come; and when he cometh, he must strong is the Lord God who judgeth ber. continue a short space.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have com11 And the beast that was, and is not, mitted fornication and lived deliciously with even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, and goeth into perdition.
when they shall see the smoke of her bumping, 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her are ten kings, which have received no torment, saying, Alas, alas! that great city kingdom as yet; but receive power as Babylon, that mighly city! for in one hour kings one hour with the beast.
is thy judgment come. 13 These have one mind, and shall give 11 And the merchants of the earth shall their power and strength unto the beast. weep and mourn over her; for no man
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, buyeth their merchandise any more: and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine they that are with him are called, and linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and chosen, and faithful.
all thyine wood,and all manner of vessels of 15 And he saith unto me, The waters ivory, and all manner of vessels of most prewhich thou sawest, where the whore sit- cious wood, and of brass, and iron, and teth, are peoples, and multitudes, and na- marble, tions, and tongues.
13 And cinnamon, and odours, and oint. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawestments, and frankincense, and wine, and upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and shall make her desolate and naked, and and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. slaves, and souls of men.
17 For God hath put in their hearts to 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their are departed from thee, and all things which kingdom unto
the beast, until the words of were dainty and goodly are departed from God shall be fulfilled.
thee, and thou shalt find them nomore at all.