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17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of 2 the throne shall y feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters :4 and God shall ' wipe away all tears from their eyes.

CHAP. VIII. | At the opening of the seventh seal, 2 seven angels had seven trumpets given them : 6 four of them sound their trumpets, and great plagues follow : 3 another angel putteth incense to the prayers of the saints on the golden altar.

AND when he had a opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

2 And I saw the b seven angels which stood before God; and d to them were given seven trumpets.

2 about. Ham. 3 rule them, or, be their shepherd. Ham. 4 fountains of living waters. Co. Ma. Cr.

need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

* Rev. v. 6: And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain.

y Ps. xxiii. 1, 2, 5: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me beside the still waters. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies : thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. do. xxxvi. 8 : They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. Isa. xl. 11: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. JOHN, X. 11, 14: I am the good shepherd : the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and anı known of mine.

z Isa. xxv.8: The Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces. Rev. xxi. 4: God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

CHAP. VIII. • Rev. vi. 1: I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals. 6 See on Rev. i. 4.

Luke, i. 19: And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. See on MAT. xviii. 10.

d 2 CHR. xxix. 25, &c: He set the Levites in the house of


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3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon golden altar which was before the throne.

4 And the 8 smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, b

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before God out of the angel's hand.

5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into 2 the earth: and there were i voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

7 The first angel sounded, and there 'followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast m

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the LORD.-And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.-And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets.

• Rev. v. 8: The four beasts and thie four and twenty elders feli down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

f Exod. xxx. 1: And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon : of shittim wood shalt thou make it. Rey. vi. 9: And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. & See on LUKE, i. 10.

Acts, x. 4: Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

i See on Rev. iv: 5.
* See on Rev. vi. 12.

EZEK. xxxviii. 22: I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood ; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.

m Rev. xvi. 2: The first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth.

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was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up:

8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea : and the P third part of the sea a became blood;

9 And the "third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a $ great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it * fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

11. And the name of the star is u called Wormwood : and the third part of the waters became

the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan. Rev. ix. 4.

a Jer. li. 25 : Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth : and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. Amos, vii. 4: Thus hath the Lord God showed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

PJER. li. 36, 44: Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed

up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him : yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. Rev. xvi. 3: The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea ; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

4 Ezek, xiv. 19 : Or if I send a pestilence into that land, and pour out my fury upon

it in blood, to cut off from it man and beast.

"Rev. xvi. 3: The words under ver. 8. • Rev. ix. 1. See on do. vi. 13.

Rev. xvi. 4: The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

Ruth, i. 20 : She said unto them, Call me not Naomi, Call me Mara : for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Exod. xv. 23 : And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter : there. fore the name of it was called Marah. JER. ix. 15 : Th

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wormwood ; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

13 And I beheld, and heard, an angel * flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound !

CHAP. IX. 1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falleth from heaven, to whon is given the key of the bottomless pit : 2 he openeth the pit, and there come furth locusts like scorpions : 12 the first woe past : 13 the sixth trumpet soundeth : 14 four angels are let loose, that were bound.

AND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a a star fall from heaven unto the earth : and to

saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. do. xxiii. 15: Thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets ; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall : for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land. Amos, viïi. 10: I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

w Jer. iv. 23: I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form and void ; and the heavens, and they had no light. See on Mat. xxiv. 29.

* Rev. xiv. 6: I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven. do. xix. 17: I saw an angel standing in the sun.

y Rev. ix. 12: One woe is past; and, behold, there come two more woes hereafter. do. xi. 14: The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. do. xv. 1: I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

CHAP. IX. • Luke, x. 18: And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as


him was given the key of the bbottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit ;' and there arose a sinoke out of the pit, as the sinoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

3 And there came out of the smoke a locusts upon the earth : and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt sthe grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the h seal of God in their foreheads.

5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tor

'the pit of deepness. Wi. the well of the aliis*. Hum. lightning fall from heaven. Rev. viii. 10. See on do. vi. 13.

b Ver. 2, 11. Luke, viii. 31: They besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. Rev. xvii. 8 : The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition. do. xx. 1,3 : I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit-And cast him the devil] into the bottomless pit, and shut him up.

• Joel, ii. 2, 10: A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains : a great people and a strong; there bath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of inany generations. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall trenible : the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Exod. x. 4: Else, it' thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coasts. JUDGES, vii. 12: The Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude.

e Ver. 10. See on Rev. vi. 6. 8 Rev, viii. 7. bo See on Rev. ii. 17. 1 Ver. 10. Rev. xi. 7 : The beast that ascendeth out of the

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