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of Babylon and they repented not to give him glory. sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast, full di

10 And the fifth angel poured out bis names of blasphemy, having seven heads" vial upon the seat of the beast; and his and ten horns. kingdom was full of darkness; and they 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple gnawed their tongues for pain,

and scarlet-colour, and decked with gold 11 And blasphemied the God of heaven, and precious stones and pearls, having a because of their pains and their soles, and golden cup in her hand full of abomima. repented not of their deeds.

tions and filthiness of her fornication : 12 And the sixth angel poured out his 5 And upon her forehead was a name vial upon the great river Euphrates; and written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE the water thereof was dried up, that the GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARway of the kings of the east might be LOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF prepared.

THE EARTH. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like 6 And I saw the woman drunken with frogs come cut of the mouth of the dragon, the blood of the saints, and with the and out of the mouth of the beast, and blood of the martyrs of Jesus : and when out of the mouth of the false prophet. I saw her, I wondered with great admi

14 For they are the spirits of devils, ration. working iniracles, which go forth unto 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherethe kings of the eartii, and of the whole fore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee world, to gather them to the battle of that the mystery of the woman, and of the great day of God Almighty.

beast that carrieth her, which hath the 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed seven heads, and ten horns. is he that watcheth, and keepeth his gar- 8 The beast that thou sawest, was. ments, lest he walk naked, and they see and is not; and shall ascend out of the his shiune.

bottomless pit, and go into perdition : 16 Aud he gathered them together into and they that dwell on the earth shall a place called in the Hebrew tongue wonder, whose names were not written Armageddon.

in the book of life from the foundation of . 17 And the seventh angel poured out the world,) when they hehold the beast his vial into the air ; and there care a that was, and is not, and yet is. great voice out of the temple of heaven, 9 And here is the mind which bath frou the throne, saying, it is done. wisdom. The seven heads are seven

18 And there were voices, and thun-mountains, on which the woman sitteth. ders, and lightnings; and there was al 10 And there are seven kings: five great earthquake, such as was not since are fallen, and one is, and the other is men were upon the earth, so mighty an not yet come; and when he cometh, earthquake, and so great.

he must continue a short space. 19 And the great city was divided into 11 And the beast that was, and is not, three parts, and the cities of the nations evev he is the eighth, and is of the seven, fell: and great Babylon carne in remem- and goeth into perdition. brance before God, to give unto her the 12 And the ten horns which thou cup of the wine of the fierceness of his sawest are ten kings, which have rewra:h.

ceived no kingdom as yet ; but receive 20 And every island fled away, and the power as kings one hour with the beast. mountains were not found.

1 13 These have one mind, and shall give 21 And there fell upon men a great their power and strength unto the beast. hail out of henver, every stone about the! 14 Iliese shall make way with the weiglit of a talent: and man blasphemed Lanıb, and the Lanıb shall overcome God because of the plague of the hall; them: for he is Lord of lords, a ding for the plague thereof was exceeding great. of kings; and they that are witis hiin Chị AP. XVII.

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15 And he saith unto me, The waters AND there came ine of the seven which thou sa svest, wiere the whore 7 angels which had the seven vials, sitieth, are peoples, and multitudes, and and talked with me, saving unto me, nations, and tongues, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the 16 Ard the ten horns which tliou sawiudgment of the great whore that sitteth est upon the heast, these shall brate the upon many waters;

where, and shall make her desolate and 2 With whin the kings of the earth naked, and shall eat her fiesii, and burn have committed fornication, and the in- her with fire. ' habitants of the earth have been made 17 For God hath put in their hearts to drunk with the wine of he, foruication. fulfil his will, and to agree, and give

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Babylon's ruin lamented. CHAP. XVIII, XIX. The Lamb's marriage

18 And the woman which thou sawest, 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted is that great city, which reigneth over after are departed from thee, and all the kings of the earth.

things which were dainty and goodly are CHAP. XVIII.

departed from thee, and thou shalt find Babylon's destruction.

them no more at all. A ND after these things I saw another 15 The merchants of these things which

angel come down from heaven, were wade rich by her, shall stand afar having great power; and the earth was off, for the fear of her torment, weeping lightened with his glory.

and wailing, Ž And he cried mightily with a strongl 16 And saying, Alas, alas! that great voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, city, that was clothed in fine linen, and is fallen, and is becoine the habitation' of purple, and scarlet, and decked with devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, gold, and precious stones, and pearls! and a cage of every unclean and hateful 17 For in one hour so great riches is bird.

come to nought. And every ship-master, 3 For all nations have drunk of the land all the company in ships, and sailors, wine of the wrath of her fornication, and and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, the kings of the earth have committed 18 And cried when they saw the smoke fornication with her, and the inerchants of her burning, saying, Wbat city is like of the earth are waxed rich through the unto this great city! abundance of her delicacies.

i 19 And they cast dust on their heads, 4 And I heard another voice from and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, heaven, saying, Come out of her, my Alas, alas! that great city, wherein people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, were made rich all that had ships in the and that ye receive not of her plagues. sea by reason of her costliness! for in

5 For her sins lave reached unto heaven, one hour is she inade desolate. and God hath remembered her iniquities. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and

6 Reward her even as she rewarded ye holy apóstles and prophets ; for God you, and double unto her double accord-bath avenged you on hier. ing to her works : in the cup which she 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone hath filled, fill to her double.

like a great mill stone, and cast it into the 7 How much she bath glorified herselt, sea, saying, Thus with violence shall and lived deliciously, so much torment that great city Babylon be thrown down, and sorrow give her: for she saith in and shall be found no more at all. her heart, I sit a queen, and am no! 22 And the voice of harpers, and musi widow, and shall see no sorrow.

cians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in shall be heard no more at all in thee; and one day, death, and mourning, and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, famine; and she shall be utterly burned shall be found any more in thee; and with fire: for strong is the Lord God the sound of a mill-stone shall be beard who judgeth ler.

no more at all in thee; 9 And the kings of the earth, who have 23 And the light of a candle shall shine omioitted fornication and lived delicious- no more at all in thee; and the voice of ay with her, shall be wail her, and lanient the bridegroom and of the bride shall be for lier, when they shall see the smoke heard no more at all in thee: for thy of her burning,

merchants were the great nien of the 10 Standing afir off for the fear of her earth : for by thy sorceries were all natorment, saying, Alas, alas ! that great tons deceived. city Babylon, that mighty city! for in! 24 And in her was found the blood of one hour is thy juiigment come.

prophets, and of saints, and of all that 11 And the merchants of the earth shall were slair: upon the eartii. weep and moun over her; for no inan

CHAP. XIX. buyeth their merchandise any more :

The marriage of the Lamb. 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, AND after these things I heard a great and precious stines, and of pearls, and voice of much people in heaven, fine liner, and purple, and silk, anıt saying, Alleluia : Salvation, and glory, scarlet, and all tbvine wood, and all and honour, and power, unto the Lord

namner vessels of ivory, and all manner our God: · vessels of most precious wood, and of 2 for true and righteous are his judg. bruss, and iron, and inarbie,

ents: for he hath judged the great 13 And cinamon, and odours, and whore, which did corrupt the carth with ointinents, un frunkincense, and wine, her fornication, and liath avenged the and vil, and fine flour, and wheat, and blood of his servants at lier hand. Prests, and sheep, and horses, and cha- 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And

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4 And the four and twenty elders and all men, both free and bond, both smal the four beasts fell down and worshipped and great. God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; 19 And I saw the beast, and the king Alleluia.

Tof the earth, and their armies, gathered .. 5 And a voice came out of the throne, together to make war against him that saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, sat on the horse, and against his army. and ye that fear him, both small and great. 20 And the beast was taken, and with

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a him the false prophet that wrought migreat multitude, and as the voice of many racles before him, with which he deceiv. waters, and as the voice of mighty thun-ed them that had received the mark of derings, saying, Alleluia : for the Lord the beast, and then that worshipped his God omnipotent reigneth.

image. These both were cast alive ints 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give a lake of fire burning with brimstone. honour to him : for the marriage of the 21 And the remnant were slain with Lamb is come, and his wife hath made the sword of him that sat upon the horse, herself ready.

which sword proceeded out of his 8 And to her was granted that she mouth: and all the fowls were filled should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and with their flesh. white: for the fine linen is the righteous

CHAP. XX. ness of saints.

The first and last resurrection. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed; AND I saw an angel come down from are they which are called unto the heaven, having the key of the botmarriage-supper of the Lamb. And he tomless pit and a great chain in his hand. with unto me, These are the true sayings 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that of God.

old serpent, which is the Devil, and Sa10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. tan, and bound him a thousand years, And he said unto me, See thou do it not: 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy and shut hiin up, and set a seal upon him brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: that he should deceive the nations no worship God : for the testimony of Jesus more, till the thousand years should be is the spirit of prophecy.

fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed 11 And I saw heaven opened, and be a little season. hold, a white horse ; and he that sat upon 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon him ious called Faithful and True, and in them, and judgment was given unto righteousness he doth judge and make them : and I said the souls of them that war.

were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and and for the word of God, and which had on his head were many crowns; and he not worshipped the beast, neither his hrad a name written, that no man knew, image, neither had received his mark upbut he himself.

on their foreheads, or in their hands; and 13 And he was clothed with a vesture they lived and reigned with Christ a dipped in blood : and his name is called thousand years. The Word of God.

| 5 But the rest of the dead lived not 14 And the armies which were in hea- again until the thousand years were ven followed him upon white horses, finished. This is the first resurrection. clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in

15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp the first resurrection : on such the second gword, that with it he should smite the death hath no power, but they shall be nations: and he shall rule them with a priests of God and of Christ, and shall rod of iron: and he treadeth the wine-reign with him a thousand years. press of the fierceness and wrath of Al- 7 And when the thousand years are ex. mighty God.

pired, Satan shall be loosed out of his 16 And he hath on his vesture and on prison, his thigh a name written, KING OF 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. which are in the four quarters of the

17 And I saw an angel standing in the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them Bun: and he cried with a loud voice, say-together to battle: the number of whoci ing to all the fowls that fly in the midst of is as the sand of the sea. heaven, Come, and gather yourselves 9 And they went up on the breadth of together unto the supper of the great tile earth, and compassed the camp of God;

the saints about, and the beloved city, 18 That ve may eat the flesh of kings, and fire came down from God out of hear and the flesh of captains, and the flesh off ven, and devoured them.

ichty men, and the flesh of horses, and 10 And the devil that deceived ther ---...bahn. sit en them and the Anch du

New Jerusalem described. CHAP. XXI. New Jerusalem described stone, where the beast and the false pro-full of the seven last plagues, and talked phet are, and shall be torinonted day and with me, saying, Come hither, I will night for ever and ever.

shew thee the bride, the Lainb's wife. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and 10 And he carried me away in the spihim that sat on it, from whose face the rit to a great and high mountain, and earth and the heaven fied away; and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusathere was found no place for them. lem, descending out of heaven from God,

12 And I saw the dead, sinali and great, 11 Having the glory of God: and her stand before God; and the books were light was like unto a stone inost preopened: and another book was opened, cious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as which is the book of life: and the dead crystal; were judged out of those things which 12 And had a wall great and high, and were written in the books, according to had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve their works,

angels, and names written thereon, which 13 And the sea gave up the dead which are the names of the twelve tribes of the were in it; and death and hell deliver-children of Israel, ed up the dead which were in them: 13 On the east, three gates; on the and they were judged every man accord-north, three gates; on the south, three ing to their works.

gates; and on the west, three gates. 14 And death and hell were cast into 14 And the wall of the city had twelve the lake of fire. This is the second death. foundations, and in them the names of

15 And whosoever was not found writ- the twelve apostles of the Lamb. ten in the book of life was cast into the 15 And he that talked with me, had a lake of fire.

golden reed to measure the city, and the CUAP. XXI.

gates thereof, and the wall thereof. New Jeruzalem described.

16 And the city lieth foursquare, and AND I saw a new heaven and a new the length is as large as the breadth : and

earth: for the first heaven and the he measured the city with the reed, first earth were passed away; and there twelve thousand furlongs. The length was no more sea.

and the breadth and the height of it are 2 And I John saw the holy city, new equi Jerusalem, coming down from God out 17 And he measured the wall thereof, of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned a hundred and forty and four cubits, acfor her husband.

cording to the measure of a man, that is, 3 And I heard a great voice out of hea of the angel. ven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of 18 And the building of the wall of it God is with men, and he will dwell with was of jasper: and the city was pure them, and they shall be his people, and gold, like unto clear glass. God himself shall be with them, and be 19 And the foundations of the wall of their God.

the city were garnished with all manner 4 And God shall wipe away all tears of precious stones. The first foundation from their eyes; and there shall be no unas jasper ; the second, sapphire; the more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emeneither shall there be any more pain: forrald; the former things are passed away. | 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sar

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, dius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, Behold, I make all things new. And he beryl; the ninth, a topiz; the tenth, a said unto me, Write : for these words chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; are true and faithful.

the twelfth, an amethyst. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I 21 And the twelve gates were twelve am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and pearls ; every several gate was of one the end. I will give unto him that is pearl ; and the street of the city was athirst of the fountain of the water of pure gold, as it were transparent glass. life freely.

| 22 And I saw no temple therein : for 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all the Lord God Almighty and the Lainb things; and I will be his God, and he are the temple of it. shall be my son.

| 23 And the city had no need of the sun, 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the abominable, and murderers, and the glory of God did lighten it, and the whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idola-Lamb is the light thereof. ters, and all liars, shall have their part in 24 And the nations of them which are the lake which burneth with fire and saved shall walk in the light of it: and brimstone : which is the second death. the kings of the earth do bring their glory

9 And there came unto me one of the and honour into it. seven angels, which had the seven vials 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut

Rider and tree of life. REVELATION. Who may parlake of them ut all by day : for there shall be no night, which keep the sayings of this book: there.

worship God. 26 And they shall bring the glory and 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the honour of the nations into it.

sayings of the prophecy of this book : for 27 And there shall in no wise enter in the time is at hand. to it any thing that defileth, neither what- 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust socrer worketh abomination, or maketh still : and he which is filloy, let him be a lie; but they which are written in the filthy still: and he that is righteous, let Lamb's book of life.

him be righteous still : and he that is CHAP. XXII.

holy, let him be holy still. The water and tree of life. 12 And behold, I come quickly; and AND he shewed me a pure river of my reward is with me, to give ever h water of life, clear as crystal, pro- man according as his work shall be. ceeding out of the throne of God and of 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the begin the Lamb.

ning and the end, the first and the last. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on 14 Blessed are they that do his com either side of the river, was there the tree mandments, that they may have right to of life, which bare twelve manner of the tree of life, and may enter in through fruits, and yielded her fruit every month : the gates into the city. and the leaves of the tree were for the 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, healing of the nations.

and whoremongers, and murderer, and 3 And there shall be no more curse: but idolaters, and whosoever loveth and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall maketh a lie. be in it; and his servants shall serve 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testihim:

fy unto you these things in the churches. 4 And they shall see his face; and his I am the root and the offspring of David, name shall be in their foreheads.

and the bright and morning-star. 5 And there shall be no night there ; 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, and they need no candle, neither light Come. And let him that heareth say, of the sun ; for the Lord God giveth Come. And let him that is athirst come. them light: and they shall reign for ever And whosoever will, let him take the and ever.

water of life freely. 6 And he said unto me, These sayings 18 For I testify unto every man that are faithful and true. And the Lord God heareth the words of the prophecy of this of the holy prophets sent his angel tobook, If any man shall add unto these shew unto his servants the things which things, God shall add unto him the plagues must shortly be done.

7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he! 19 And if any man shall take away that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy from the words of the book of this propli of this book.

ecy, God shall take away his part outd 8 And I John saw these things, and the book of life, and out of the holy city, heard them. And when I had heard and and from the things which are written geen, I fell down to worship before the this book. feet of the angel which shewed me these 20 He which testifieth these thing things.

saith, Surely I come quickly: Amet 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do Even so, come, Lord Jesus. it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Chris of thy brethren the prophets, and of them be with you all. Amen.

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