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I The REVELATION of Suirl JOHN the Drrine.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet "HE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which as dead. And he laid his right hand upon

God gave unto hini, 10 shew unto his me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first servants things which must shortly come to and the last : pass; and he sent and signified it by his 18 I ain he that live!h, and was dead; and, angel unto his servant John :

behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and 2 Who bare record of the word of God, have the keys of hell and of death. and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, all things that he saw.

and the things which are, and the things 3 Blessed is be that readeth, and they that which shall be herealier hear the words of this prophecy, and keep 20 The mystery of the seven stars, which those things wbich are written therein : for thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven the time is at hand.

golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the *

in Asia : Grace be unto you, and candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven peace, from him which is, and which was, churches. and which is to come; and from the seven

CHAP. II. Spirits which are before his throne;

INTO the angel of the church of Ephesus

write; These things saith he thai hold." ful Witness, and the first-begotten of the leth the seven stars in his right hand, who dead, and the Prince of the kings of the walketh in the midst of the seven golden earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed candlesticks; us from our sins in his own blood,

2 I know thy works, and thy labour, ana 6 And bath made us kings and priests un- thy patience, and low thou canst not bear 10 God and his Father ; to him be glory and them which are evil: and thou hast tried dominion for ever and ever. Amen. them which say they are apostles, and are

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and not, and hast found them liars : every eye shall see him, and they also which 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and pierced him; and all kindreds of the earth for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast shall wail because of hiin. Even so, Amen. not fainted.

81 an: Alpha and Omega, the beginning 4 Nevertheless I have somewhal against and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and thee, because thou hast left thy first love. which was, and which is to come, the Al 5 Remember therefore from whence thou mighty.

art failen, and repent, and do the first works; 1 John, who also am your brother, and or else I will come unto thee quickly, and companion in tribulation, and in the king- will remove thy candlestick out of his place, dom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the except thou repeut. isle that is called Patmos, for the word of 6 But this ihou hast, that thou hatest the God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. decds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what and heard behind me a great voice, as of a the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him trumpet,

that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree 11' Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the of life, which is in the midst of the paradise first and the last: and, What thou serst, write of God. in a book, and scud it unto the seven chirches 8 And unto the angel of the church in which are in Asia, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna write; These things saith the first Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unlo Thy. and the last, which was dead, and is alive; atira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadel 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and plia, and unto Laodicea.

poverty, (bul Thou art rich,) and I know the 12 And I wrned to see the voice that spake blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, with me. And, heilig turned, I saw seven and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. golden candlesticks;

10 Fear noue of those things which thou 13 And in the midst of the seven candle- shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some sticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and with a garmeat down to the foot, and girtl ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou about the paps with a golden girdle. faithful unta dea i, and I will give thet a

14 His head ond his hairs were white like crown of life. wool, as white as snow; and liis eyes were 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what as a flame of fire;

the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that 15 And his sect like upto fine brass, as if overcometh shall not be hurt of the second they burned in a furnace ; and his voice as death. the sound of many waters.

12 And 10 the angel of the church in Per 16 And he had in his right hand seven gamos write ; 'These ihings saith he which stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp hath the sharp skord with iwo edges; two-edged sword; and his countenance wus 13 I know they works, and where thou as the sun shinesli in his strength.

dwellest, eren wbere Satan's seat is : and

thou licklest fast my name, and hast not de- 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things nied iny faith, even in those days wherein which remain, that are ready to die, to Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was have not found thy works perfect befr slain among you, where Satan dwelleih. God.

14 But I have a few things against thee, 3 Remember therefore hour thou hastri because thou hast there then that hold the ecived and heard, and hold fast, and reput doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to If therefore thou shalt not watch, I willen. casi a stumblingblock before the children of on thee as a thief, and thou shalt 204 ki Israel, 10 eat things sacrificed unto idols, and what hour I will come upon thee. to commit fornication.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sari 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doc- which have not defiled their garinents ; a trine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. they shall walk with me in is hite : for the

16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee are worthy'. quickly, and will fight against them with the 5 He tbat erercometh, the same chall sword of my mouth.

clothed in white raiment; and I will port!! 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what out his name out of the bouk of lite, in the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him will confess his name before my Father, a thal overcometh will I give to eat of the hid- before his angels. den mamma, and will give him a while stone, 6 Ile that hath an ear, let him brar w and in the stone a new name written, whier The Spirit saith umo the churches. 110 man knoweli savis he that receiveth 7 And 10 the angel of the church in Ph.

10 momo The angel of the church delphia write ; These things saith be that Thyauira write; These things saith the sun holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of God, who hath his eyes like into a flame David, he that openeib, and no man haiof fire, and his feet are like fine brass, teth ; and shutteth, and no man opeilib:

19 I know thy works, and charity, and 8 I know thy works: behold, I have si! service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy before thee an open door, and no manca works; and the last to be more than the firsi. shut it: for thou hast a little strength, a

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things hast kept my word, and hast not denied my against thee, because thou sufferest that wo- name. man Jezebel, which calleth herself a pro 9 Behold, I will make them of the syta. phetess, to leach and to seduce my servants gogue of Satan, which say they are Jenny to commit fornication, and to eat things sac- and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make rificed unto idois.

them to come and worship before thy lect 21 And I gave her space to repent of her and to know that I have loved tisee. fornication, and she repented not.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my 2. Behold, I will cast'her into a bed, and patience, i also will keep thee from the hour them that commit adultery with her into of temptation, which shall come upon allie great tribulation, except they repent of their world, 10 vry ihem that dwell upon ilie earth. deeds.

11 Bencld, I come quickly: hold thailas 23 And I will kill her children with death ; which thou hast, that no man take the and all the churches shall know that I am he crown. whiclı searcheth the reins and hearts: and 12 Him that overcoincth will make I will give unto every one of you according pillar in the temple of my God, and he she to your works.

go no more out: and I will write upca bim 24 But unto you I say, and unto the resi ibe naine of my God, and the name of the in Thyatira, (as many as have not this doc- city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, trine, and which have not known the depths which cometh down out of heaven from my of Satan, as they speak,) I will put upon God; and I will worite repon him my nex you none other burden :

25 But that whichi ye have already kold 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what fast ill I come.

the Spirit saith unto the churches. 26 Aud he that overcometh, and keepeth 14 And unto the angel of the church of my works unır the end, to him will I give the Laodiceans write; These things saith power over the nations:

the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of beginning of the creation of God; iroa: as the vessels

of a potter shall they be to know thy works, that thcu art neither broken to shivers ; even as I received of my Lold nor hot : I would thou wert cold or let. Father.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, 28 Aud I will give him the morning-star. id neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out

29 He that hath an ear let himn hear what my mouth. the Spirit saith unto the churches.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rici, ind CHAP. II.

increased with goods, and have need of nodis write; These things saith he that eil, and miserable, and poor, and blind, auki hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven naked: Bars; I know thy works, that thou base a 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold Tried rame that thou livest


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white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming and that the shame of thy nakedness do not with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye- the hook, and to loose the seals thereof?" salve, that thou mayest see.

3 And no man in heaven, nor in carth, 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chas- neither under the earth, was able to open the cen: le zealous therefore, and repent. book, neither to look thereon.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: 4 And I wept much, because no nian was If any man hear my voice, and open the found worthy to open and to read the book, door, I will come in io him, and will sup with neither to look thereon. bim, and he with me.

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, 21 To him that overcometh will I grant Weep not: behoid the Lion of the tribe of io sit with me in my throne, even as I also Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to overcame, and am set down with iny Fa- open the book, and to loose the seven seals ther in his throne.

thereof. 22 He that hath an ear let him hear what 6 And I beheld, and, ln, in the midst of - the Spirit saith unto the churches.

the throne and of the four beasts, and in the CHAP. IV.

midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had FTER this I looked, and, behold, a been slain, having seven horns and seven

door was opened in heaven: and the eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God first voice which'I heard was as it were of a sent forth into all the earth. trumpet talking with me; which said, Conne 7 And he came and took the book out of up hither, and I will shew thee things which the right hand of him that sal upon the must be hereafter.

throne. 2 And iminediately I was in the Spirit: 8 And when he had taken the book, the and, behold a throne was set in heaven, and four beasts and four amd twenty elders fell me sat on the throne.

down before the Lamb, having every one of 3 And he that sat was to look upon likejuhem harps, and golden vials full of odours, a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was which are the prayers of saints. a rainbow round about the throne, in sight 9 And they sung a new song, saying, like unto an emerald.

Thou art worthy to take the book, and to 4 And round about the throne were four open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, 1 and ıwenty seats: and upon the seats I saw and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood

four and iwenty clders sitting, clothed in out of every kindred, and tongue, and peowhite raiment; and they had on their beads ple, and nation ; crowns of gold.

10 And hast made us unto our God kings 5 And out of the throne proceeded light- and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. nings, and thunderings, and voices : aud 11 And I belield, and I heard the voice there were seven lainps of fire burning before of many angels round about the throne, and the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. the beasts, ad the eiders : and the number

6 And before the throne there was a sea of thein was len thousand tiines ten thousand, of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst and thousands of thousands ; of the throne, and round about the throne, 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is i re four beasts full of eyes before and be- the Lamb that was slain to receive power,

and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and 7 And the first beasi vas like a lion, and honour, and glory, and blessing: the second beast like a call, and the third 13 And cvery creature which is in heaven, beast had a face as a man, and the fourth and on the earth, and under the earth, and beast was like a flying eagle.

such as are in the sea, and all that are in 8 And the four beasts had each of them them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, six wings about him ; and they were full of and glory, and power, be unto him that sit. eyes within: and they rest not day and teth upon the throue, and unto the Lamb, night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God for ever and ever. Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 14 Add the four beasts said, Amen. And

9 And when those beasts give glory, and the four and twenty elders ell down and honour, and thanks, to him that sat on the worshipped him thai liveth for ever and ever. throue, who livell: for ever and ever,

CHAP. VI. 10 The four and twenty elders fall down AND I saw when the Lamb opened one before him that sal on the Grene, and wor of the seals; and I heard, as it were the ship lim that liveth for ever and ever, and noise of thunder, one of the four beasts say cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ing, Come and see.

11 Thou art wortby, O Lord, to receive Aud I saw, and benold a white horse : glory, and honour, aui power : for thou hast and be that sai on him had a bow; and a created all things, and for thy pleasure they crown was given unto him: and he went are and were created.

forth conquering, and I conquer. CHAPT

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tous led ; and power was given to him that the east, baving the seal of the living for sat thereon to iake peace from the earth, and he cried with a loud voice to the in and that they should kill one another: and angels, to whom it was given to hund there was given unto him a great sword. earth and the sea,

5 And when he had opened the third seal, 3 Saying, hurt not the earth, neither I heard the third beast say, Come and see. sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed And I beneld, and lo a black horse ; and he servants of our God in their foreheads. what sat on him had a pair of balances in his 4 And I heard the number of them w hand.

were sealed: and there were sealed and 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the dred and forty and four thousand of all & four beasts say, A measure of wheat for tribes of the children of Israel. a penny, and three measures of barley. 5 Of the tribe of Juda rere sealed iwe for a penny: and see thou hurt not the oil thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben r. and the wine.

sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of a 7 And when he had opened the fourth were sealed twelve thousand. seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed Well szy, Come and see.

thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim te 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse : ! sealed twelve thousaud. of the tribe. and bis name ibat sat on him was death, and 'Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. fiell followed with him: and power was giv- 7 of the tribe of Simeon were seara on uno them over the fourth part of the twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levine earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of ls. and with death, and with the beasts of the char were sealed twelve thousand. earth.

8 of the tribe of Zabulon were seara . And when he had opened the fifth seal, twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph saw under the altar the souls of them that were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tre were slain for the word of God, and for the of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. testimony which they held:

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great 10 And they cried with a loud voice, say- multitude, which no man could number, irig, How long, O Lord, holy and true, döst all nations, and kindreds, and people, and hou not judge and avenge our blood on tongues, stood before the tiirone, and before them that dwell on the earth?

the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and 11 And white robes were given unto every palms in their hands; one of them; and it was said unto them, 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, that they should rest yet for a little season, Salvation to our God which sitteih upon the until their fellow-servants also, and their throne, and unto the Lamb. brethren, that should be killed as they were, 11 And all the angels stood round about should be fulfilled.

the throne, and abord the ekers and the four 12 And I beheld when he had opened the beasts, and fell before the throne on their sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earth-faces, and worshipped God, quake; and the sun became black as sack 12 Saying, Amen : blessing, and glory, cloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour,

13 And the stars of heaven tell unto the and power, and might, be unto our God far earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untime- ever and ever. Amen. ly figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind : 13 And one of the elders answered, sar

14 And the heaven departed as a scrolling unto me, What are these which are arwhen it is rolled together; and every moun- rayed in white robes ? and whence cause tain and island were moved out of their they? places;

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou krok. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the est. And he said 10 me, These are they great men, and the rich men, and the chief which came out of greal tribulation, and captains, and the mighty men, and every have washed their robes, and made them bond man, and every free man, hid them- white in the blood of the Lamb. selves in the dens, and in the rocks of the 15 Therefore are they before the throne mountains :

of God, and serve him day and night in his 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, temple: and he that sitteth on the thrones Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him shall dwell among them. that sitteth on the throne, and from the 16 They shall hunger no more, neither wrath of the Lamb:

thirst any more; neither shall the sun light 17 For the great day of his wrath is come;fun them, nor any heat. and who shall be able to stand ?

17 For the Lamh, which is in the midst CHAP. VII.

of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead standing on the four corners of the Godshall wipe away all tears from their eyes. carth, holding the four winds of the earth,

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Le Brass was burnt up. ale Were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part|heard a voice from the four horns of the gob #*; Try a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe to the inhabi- of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire, **Voices of the trumpet of the three angels, che smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and not killed by these plagues, yet repented not 18 of my smoke of the pit. ku power.

2 And I saw the seven angels which stood should not hurt the grass of the earth, nei di efore God; and to them weré given seven ther any green thing, neither any tree; but

only those men which have not the seal of 3 And another angel came and stood at the God in their foreheads. e parte altar, having a golden censer; and there was 5 And to them it was given that they bir iven unto him much incense, that he should should not kill them, but that they should be

ffer it with the prayers of all saints upon the tormented five months: and their torment olden allar which was before the throne. was as the torment of a scorpion, when he

4 An the smoke of the incense, which suiketh a man. og fame with the prayers of the saints, ascended 6 And in those days shall men seek death, imel pr before God out of the angel's hand. and shall not find it; aud shall desire to die,

5 And the angel took the censer, and file and death shall fee from them. heed it with fire of the altar, and cast it into 7 And the shapes of the locusts were like

he earth : and there were voices, and thun- unto horses prepared unto battle ; and on lerings, and ligbinings, and an earth- their heads were as it were crowns like gold,

and their faces were as the faces of men. 6 And the seven angels, which had the 8 And they had hair as the hair of women, even trumpets, prepared themselves lo and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. sound.

9 And they had breastplates, as it were 7 The first angel sounded, and there fol- breastplates of iron; and the sound of their lowed hail and tire mingled with blood, and wings wus as the sound of chariots of many they were cast upon the earth; and the third horses running to battle. part of trees was burnt up, and all green 10 And they had tails like unto scorpions;

and there were stings in their tails: and their 8 And the second angel sounded, and as power was to hurt men five months. were a great mountain burning with fire U And they had a king over them, whick was cast into the sea; and the third part of is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose the sea became blood:

name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, 9 And the third part of the creatures which but in the Greek tongue bath his name Apo were in the sea, and had life, died; and the lyon. third part of the ships were destroyed. 12 One woe is past; and, behold, there

10 And the third angel sounded, and there come two woes mere hereafter. fell a great star from heaven, burning as it 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I of the rivers, and upon the fountains of den altar which is before God, waters;

14 Saying to the sixth angel which had 11 And the name of the star is called the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are Wormwood: and the third part of the wa-bound in the great river Euphrates. ters became wormwood ; and many men 15 And the four angels were loosed, which died of the waters, because they were made were prepared for an hour, and a day, and bitter.

a month, and a year, for io slay the third 12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the part of men. third part of the sun was smilten, and the 16 And the number of the army of the third part of the moon, and the third part of horsemen were two hundred thousand thouthe stars; so as the third part of them was sand; and I heard the number of them. darkened, , 'nd the day shone not for a third 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, part of it, and the night likewise.

and them that sat on them, havir.g breast13 And I beheld, and heard an angel fly- plates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: ing through the midst of heaven, saying with and the heads of the horses were as the heads ters of earth, of the other and smoke, and brimstone.

18 By these three was the third part of which are yet to sound !

men killed, by the fire. and by the smoke, CHAP. IX.

and by the brimstone, which issued unt of ND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a their mouths.

star fall from heaven unto the earth : 19 For their power is in their mouth, and and to him was given the key of the botton- in their tails : for their tails were like unto

serpents, and had heads, and with them they 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and do hurt. there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the 20 the rest of the men, which the air were darkened by reason of the of the works of their hands, that they shouk!

not worship devils, and idols of gold, and 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood : upon the earth; and unto them was given which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. power, as the scorpions of the earth have 21 Neither repented they of their murders,

nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornica 4 And it was commanded them that they'tion nor of their thesis.



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