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Of constancy in the faith. REVELATION. The vision of Christ. ple out of the land of Egypt, after-Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Be ward destroyed them that believed not. hoid, the Lord cometh with ten thousand
6 And the angels which kept not their of his saints, first estate, but left their own habitatiun, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and he hath reserved in everlasting chains un- to convince all that are ungodly among der darkness unto the judgment of the them of all their ungodly deeds which great day.
they have ungodly committed, and of all 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and their hard speeches which ungodly sinthe cities about them in like manner, giv-ners have spoken against him. ing themselves over to fornication, and 16 These are murmurers, complainers going after strange flesh, are set forth for walking after their own lusts; and the an example, suffering the vengeance of mouth speaketh great swelling words eternal fire.
having men's persons in admiration be 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers cause of advantage. " defile the flesh, despise dominion, and 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words speak evil of dignities.
which were spoken before of the apostles 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when con- of our Lord Jesus Christ; tendir:g with the devil, he disputed about 18 How that they told you there should the body of Moses, durst not bring against be mockers in the last tine, who should him a miling accusation, but said, The walk after their own ungodly lusts. Lord rebuke thee.
19 These be they who separate them10 But these speak evil of those things selves, sensual, having not the Spirit. which they know not : but what they 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourknow naturally, as brute beasts, in those selves on your most holy faith, praying things they corrupt themselves
in the Holy Ghost, 11 Wo unto thein ! for they have gone 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, in the way of Cain, and ran greedily af- looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus ter the error of Balaam for reward, and Christ unto eternal life. perished in the gainsaying of Core. J 22 Aud of some have compassion, mak.
12 These are spots in your feasts of king a difference: charity, when they feast with you, feed- 23 And others save with fear, pulling ing themselves without fear : clouds they them out of the fire ; hating even the garare without water, carried about of winds; ment spotted by the flesh. trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit 24 Now unto him that is able to keep twice dead, plucked up by the roots; you from falling, and to present you
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming faultless before the presence of his glory out their own shame; wandering stars, with exceeding joy, to whom is reserved' the blackness of 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, darkness for ever.
i be glory and majesty, dominion and pow 14 And Enoch also, the seventh fromer, both now and ever. Amen.
1 The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and The vision of Christ.
washed us from our sins in his own blood M HE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which | 6 And hath made us kings and priests
1 God gave unto him, to chew unto his unto God and his Father; to him be glory servants things which must shortly come and dominion for ever and ever. Amen to pass; and he sent and signified it by 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and his angel unto his servant John:
every eye shall see him, and they also 2 Who bare record of the word of God, which pierced bin : and all kindrede and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, of the earth shall wail because of him and of ail things that he saw.
Even so, Amen. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they 8 I am Alpha and Omegn, the beginthat hear the words of this prophecy, and ning and the ending, saith the Lord, keep those things which are written which is, and which was, and which is therein : for the time is at hand.
to come, the Almighty. 4 JOHN to the sevent churches which 9 John, who also am your brother
J are in Asla: Grace be unto you, and companion in tribulation, and in the and peace, from hin which is, and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ which was, and which is to come; and was in the isle that is called Patinos, for from the seven Spirits which are before the word of God, and for the testimony his throne ;
of Jesus Christ. 5 And from Jesus Christ, roho is the 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, fnithful Witness, and the First-begotten and heard behind me a great voice, as of the dead, and the Prince of the kings la trumpet,
13 ce dead, pluc withereth,
The coming of Christ.
CHAP. II. . John commanded to write. U Saving. I am Alpha and Omega, the quickly, and will remove thy candlestick årst and the last : and, What thou seest, out of his place, except thou repent. write in a book, and send it unto the se- 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest ven churches which are in Asia ; unto the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I Ephesus, and unto Smyrna,' and unto also hate. Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto what the Spirit saith unto the churches; Laodicea.
To him that overcometh will I give to 12 And I turned to see the voice that eat of the tree of life, which is in tho apake with me. And being turned, I midst of the paradise of God. saw seven golden candlesticks;
8 And unto the angel of the church in 13 And in the midst of the seven can- Smyrna, write ; These things saith the dlesticks one like unto the Son of man, first and the last, which was dead, and clothed with a garment down to the foot, is alive ; * and girt about the paps with a golden 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, girdle.
and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I 14 His head and his hairs were white know the blasphemy of them which say Like wool, as white as snow; and his they are Jews, and are not, but are the eyes were as a flame of fire ;
synagogue of Satan. 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as 10 Fear none of those things which thou if they burned in a furnace; and his voice shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast as the sound of many waters.
some of you into prison, that ye may be 16 And he had in his right hand seven tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten stars : and out of his mouth went a sharp days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I two-edged sword : and his courtenance will give thee a crown of life. was as the sun shineth in his strength. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his what the Spirit siith unto the churches; feet as dead. And he laid his right hand He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the second death. the first and the last :
| 12 And to the angel of the church in 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; Pergamos write; These things saith he and behold, I am alive for everinore, which hath the sharp sword with two Amen; and have the keys of hell and of jedges; death.
13 I know thy works, and where thou 19 Write the things which thou hast dwellest, even where Satan's seat is : and Heen, and the things which are, and the thou holdest fast my name, and hast not things which shall be hereafter;
Idenied my faith, even in those days 20 The mystery of the seven stars wherein Antipas was my faithfuil martyr, which thou sawest in my right hand, who was slain among you, where Satan and the seven golden candlesticks. The dwelleth. seven stars are the angels of the seven '14 But I have a few things against thee, churches : and the seven candlesticks because thinu hast there them that hold which thou sawest are the seven the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak churches.
to cast a stumbling-block before the chil. CHAP. II.
dren of Israel, to eat things sacrificed To the churches of Ephesus, &c. Junto idols, and to commit fornication. INTO the angel of the church of Ephe- 15 So hast thou also them that hold the U sus write: 'These things saith he that doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, I hate. who walketh in the midst of the seven 16 Rerent ; or else I will come unto golden candlesticks;
thee quickly, and will fight against them 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, with tho sword of my mouth. and thy patience, and how thou carst not 17 He that hath ar ear, let him hear bear them which are evil; and thou hast what the Spirit saith unto the churches : tried them which say they are apostles, I To him that overcometh will I give to and are not; and hast found them liars: eat of the hidden manna, and will give
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, hiin a white stone, and in the stone a and for my name's sake bast laboured, new name written, which no man know and hast not fainted.
sth, saving he that receiveth it. 4. Nevertheless, I have somewhat! 18 And unto the angel of the church in against thee, because thou hast left thy Thyatira write ; These things saith the first love
Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto 5 Remember therefore from whence a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine thou art fallen, and repent, and do the brass ; first works, or else I will come unto thes) 19 I know thy works, and charity.'
Joan write to the
REVELATION. seven churches in Asia service, and faith, and thy patience, and 6 He that hath an ear, let him heu thy works; and the last to be more than what the Spirit saith unto the churches. the first :
7 And to the angel of the church in 20 Notwithstanding, I have a few | Philadelphia write ; These things saith things against thee, because thou suffer- he that is holy, he that is true, he that est that women Jezebel, which callethhath the key of David, he that openeth, lierself a propietess, to teach and to se- and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and duce my servants to commit fornication, no man openeth: and to eat things sacrificed unto idcis. 18 I know thy works: behold, I have
21 And I gave her space to repent of set before thee an open door, and no man ber fornication, and she repented nct. can shut it: for thou hast a little strength,
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and hast kept my word, and hast not and themaliat commit adultery with her denied my name. into great tribulation, except they repent 9 Rehold, I will make them of the synaof their deeds.
Igor e of Satan, which say they are Jews, 23 And I will kill her children with and are not, but do lie; behold, I will death; and all the churches shall kuow make them to come and worship before that I am he which searcheth the reins thy feet, and to know that I have loved and hearts: and I will give unto everythee. one of you according to your works. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of
24 But unto you I say, and unto the my patience, I also will keep thee from rest in Thyatira, As many as have not the hour of temptation, which shall come this doctrine, and which have not known upon all the world, to try them that dwell the depths of Satan, as they speak; I upon the earth., will put upon you none other burden : il Behold, I come quickly: hold that
25 But that which ye have already, fast which thou hast, that no man lako hoid fast till I come.
thy crown. 26 And te that overcometh, and keep- 12 Him that overcometh, will I make a eth my works unto the end, to him will pillar in the temple of my God, and he give power over the nations:
shall go no more out: and I will write 27 (And he shall rule them with a rod upon him the name of my God, and the of iron ; as the vessels of a potter shall name of the city of my God, which is they be broken to shivers :) even as I re- new Jerusalem, which cometh down out ceived of my Father.
of heaven froin my God: and I will 28 And I will give him the morning- write upon him my new name. star.
| 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 14 And unto the angel of the church of CHAP. III.
the Laodiceans write; These things saith To the church of Sardis, &c. the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, AND unto the angel of the church in the beginning of the creation of God; A Sardis write ; l'hese things saith he 15 I know thy works, that thou art that hath the seven Spirits of God, and neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert the seven stars; I know thy works, that cold or hot. thou hast a name that thou livest, and 16 So then, because thou art lukewarm, art dead.
and neither cold nor hot, I wi} spue thee 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the out of my mouth: things which remain, that are ready to 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and die: for I have not found thy works per- increased with goods, and have need of fect before God.
nothing; and knoweet not that thou art 3 Remember therefore how thou hast wretched, and miserable, and poor, and received and heard, and hold fast, and blind, and naked : repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, 18 I counsel thee to buy of me goid I will come on thee as a thief, and thou tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; shalt not know what hour I will come and white raiment, that thou mayest upon thee.
- be clothed, and that the shame of thy 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sar-nakedness do not appear; and anoint dis which have not defiled their gar- thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou ments; and they shall walk with me in ma yest see. white : for they are worthy.
| 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and 5 He that overcometh, the same shall chasten: be zealoustherefore, and repents be clothed in white rainert; and I will 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and not blot out his name out of the book of knock: If any man hear my voice, and "ife, but I will confess his name before open the door, I will come in to him, and
Father, and before his angels. N will sup w him, and be with me.
And no man in het the
what the Spirit Saran ear, let him hear
And round about the thon the seats the throne hen he had taken the booty
Vision of God's throne. CHAP. IV, V, VI. Book with seven seals
21 To him that overcometh will I grant 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming to sit with me in my throne, even as I with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open also overcame, and am set down with the book, and to loose the seals thereof? my Father in his throne... a | 3 And no man in heaven, bor in earth,
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear neither under the earth, was able to open what the Spirit saith unto the churches. the book, neither to look thereon. CHAP. IV.
4 And I wept much, because no man The vision of a throne. - was found worthy to open, and to read AFTER this I looked, and behold, a the book, neither to look ihereon. A door was opened in heaven: and the 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, first voice which I heard, was as it were Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of a trumpet talking with me; which of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed said, Corne up hither, and I will shew to open the book, and to loose the seven hee things which must be hereafter. seals thereof.
2 And immediately I was in the Spirit : 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of and behold, a throne was set in heaven, the throne, and of the four beasts, and in and one sat on the throne.
the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as 3 And Ire that sat was to look upon like it had been slain, having seven horns, a jasper and a sardine stone : and there and seven eyes, which are the seven was a rainbow round about the throne in Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. sight like unto an emerald.
17 And he came and took the book out 4 And round about the throne were four of the right hand of him that sat upon and twenty seats; and upon the seats the throne. I saw four and twenty elders sitting, 8 And when he had taken the book, clothed in white raiment; and they had the four beasts, and four and twenty on their heads crowns of gold. I elders fell down before the Lamb, having
5 And out of the throne proceeded every one of them harps, and golden lightnings, and thunderings, and voices. vials full of odours, which are the prayers And there were seven lamps of fire bum- of saints. ing before the throne, which are the seven 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Spirits of God.'
Thou art worthy to take the book, and to 6 And before the throne there was a sea open the seals thereof: for thou wast of glass like unto crystal : And in the slain, and hast redeemed us to God by midst of the throne, and round about the thy blood out of every kindred, and throne, 10ere four beasts full of eyes tongue, and people, and nation; before and behind.
| 10 And hast made us unto our God 7 And the first beast was like a lion, kings and priests: and we shall reign on and the second beast like a calf, and the the earth. third beast had a face as a man, and the 11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice fourth beast was like a flying eagle. of many angels round about the throne,
8 And the four beasts had each of them and the beasts, and the elders : and the six wings about him; and they were number of them was ten thousand times full of eyes within: and they rest not ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, is the Lamb that was slain to receive and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory, strength, and honour, and glory, and and honour, and thanks to him that sat blessing. on the throne, who liveth for ever and 13 And every creature which is in ever,
heaven, and on the earth, and under the 10 The four and twenty elders fall earth, and such as are in the sea, and all down before him that sat on the throne, that are in them, heard I saying, Blesand worship him that liveth for ever and sing, and honour, and glory, and power, ever, and cast their crowns before the be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, throne, saying,
and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. glory, and honour, and power: for thou And the four and twenty elders fell down hast created air things, and for thy plea- and worshipped him that liveth for ever sure they are and were created.
and ever. CHAP. V.
| CHAP. VI. : The book with seven seals.
The seven seals opened. AND I saw in the right hand of him AND I saw when the Lamb opened A that sat on the throne a book written A one of the seals, and I heard, as it within and on the back side, sealed with were the noise of thunder, one of the four devon seals
I beasts, saying, Come and sco.
and honour. cand hose beasts give glory power, and riches. Was slain to receive horse come; and "CHAP. VII:ealed.
The seven stals opened. REVELATION.
Mumber of the 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse: (themselves in the dens and in the rocha and he that sat on him had a bow; and a of the mountains ; crown was given unto him: and he went 16 And said to the mountains and rocks forth conquering, and to conquer. Fall on us, and hide us from the face o
3 And when he had opened the second him that sitteth on the throne, and from seal, I heard the second beast say, Come the wrath of the Lamb: and see.
| 17 For the great day of his wrath is 4 And there went out another horse come; and who shall be able to stand that 10a8 red : and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from
The number of the sealed. the earth, and that they should kill one AND after these things I saw four an anothei : and there was given unto him gels standing on the four corners of a great sword.
the earth, holding the four winds of the 5 And when he had opened the third earth, that the wind should not blow on seal, I heard the third beast say, Corne the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black 2 And I saw another angel ascending berse; and he that sat on him had a pair from the east, having the seal of the ( balances in his hand.
living God: and he cried with a loud 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of voice to the four angels, to whom it was the four beasts say, A measure of wheat given to hurt the earth and the sea, for a penny, and three measures of barley 3 saying, Hurt not the earth, neither for a penny; and see thou hurt not the the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed oil and the wine.
the servants of our God in their foreheads. 7 And when he had opened the fourth 4 And I heard the number of them seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast which were sealed : and there were say, Come and see.
sealed a hundred and forty and four 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale thousand of all the tribes of the children horse: and his name that sat on him was of Israel. Death, and hell followed with him. And 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve power was given unto them over the thousand. Or the tribe of Reuben wert fourth part of the earth, to kill with sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of sword, and with hunger, and with death, Gad were sealed twelve thousand. and with the beasts of the earth. 1 6 Of the tribe of Aser 10ere sealed twelve
9 And when he had opened the fifth thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim seal, I saw under the altar the souls of were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe thein that were slain for the word of of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. God, and for the testimony which they 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed held':
twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi 10 And they cried with a loud voice, weré sealed twelve thousand. Of the saying, How long, O Lord, holy and tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve true, dost thou not judge and avenge our thousand. blood on them that dwell on the earth? 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed
11 And white robes were given unto twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph every one ot' them; and it was said unto were sealed twelve thousand, or the them, that they should rest yet for a little tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve season, until their fellow-servants also thousand. and their brethren, that should be killed 9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great as they were, should be fulfilled.
multitude, which no man could number 12 And I beheld when he had opened of all nations, and kindreds, and people, the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great and tongues, stood before the throne, and earthquake ; and the sun became black before the Lamb, clothed with white as sackcloth of hair, and the moon be-robes, and palms in their hands; came as blood :
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the Salvation to our God which sitteth upon eart!., even as a fig tree casteth her un- the throne, and unto the Lanıb. timely figs, when she is shaken of a 11 And I the angels stood round about mighty wind.
the throne, and about the elders and the 11 And the heaven departed as a scroll four beasts, and fell before the throno when it is rolled together; and every on tbeir faces, and worshipped God, mountain and island were moved out of 12 Saving, Amen : Blessing, and glory, their places.
and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and 15 And the kings of the earth, and the honour, and power, and might. be unto great men, and the rich men, and the our God for ever and ever. Amen. chief captains, and the mighty men, and 13 And one of the elders answered. everybond-man, and every free-man, hid saying unto me, What are these which