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The coining of Christ.

CHAP. ll. John 18 commanded to write. 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and and have the keys of hell and of death. of all things that he saw.

19 Write the things which thou hast 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they seen, and the things which are, and the that hear the words of this prophecy, and things which shall le hereaster; keep those things which are written there- 20 The mystery of the seven stars which in : for the time is at hand.

thou sawest in my right hand, and the 4 OHN to the seven churches which seven golden candlesticks. The seven

are in Asia : Grace be unto you, and stars are the angels of the seven churches: peace, from him wbich is, and which was, and the seven candlesticks which thoa and which is to come ; and from the seven sawest are the seven churches. Spirits which are before his throne ;

CHAP. II. 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the


sus : the dead, and the Prince of the kings of holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, the earth. Unto him that loved us, and who walketh in the midst of the seven washed us from our sins in his own blood, golden candlesticks;

6 And hath made us kings and priests 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and unto God and his Father; to him be glory thy patience, and how thou canst not bear and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.them which are evil; and thou hast tried

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

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning hast not fainted. and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against and which was, and which is to come, the thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Almighty.

5 Remember therefore from whence 9 John, who also am your brother, and thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first companion in tribulation, and in the king - works; or else I will come unto thee quick, dom and patience of Jesus Christ, wasin the ly, and will remove thy candlestick out of isle that is called Patmos, for the word of his place, except thou repent. God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the

10 Twis in the Spirit on the Lord's day, deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also late. and heard behind me a great voice, as of a 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what trumpet,

the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the that overcometh will I give to eat of the first and the last: and, What thou seest, tree of life, which is in the midst of the write in a book, and send it unto the seven paradise of God. churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, 8 And unto the angel of the church in and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and Sinyrna, write; These things saith the first anto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto and the last, which was dead, and is alive; Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and 12 And I turned to see the voice that poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the spake with me. And being turned, I saw blasphemyofthem which say they are Jews, seven golden candlesticks;

and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 13 And in the midst of the seven candle- 10 Fear none of those things which thon sticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast with a garment down to the foot, and girt some of you into prison, that ye may be about the paps with a golden girdle. tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten

14 His head and his hairs were white davs. Be thou faithful unto death, and I like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes will give thee a crown of life. were as a flame of fire;

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what 15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that if they burned in a furnace; and his voice overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second as the sound of many waters.

death. 16 And he had in his right hand seven 12 And to the angel of the church in Per stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp gamos write; These things saith he which two-edged sword: and his countenance hath the sharp sword with two edges ; was as the sun shineth in his strength. 13 I know thy works, and where thou

17 And when I saw bin, I fell at his dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and feet as dead. And he laid his right hand thou holdest fast my name, and hast not deupon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am nied my faith, even in those days wherein the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead;(slain among you, where Satan dwelleib. John writes to the


seven churches of Asia. 14 But I have a few things against thee, ? Be watchful, and strengthen the things because thou hast there them that hold the which remain, that are ready to die: for I doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to have not found thy works perfect before God. cast a stumbling-block before the children 3 Remember therefore how thou hast reof Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, ceived and heard, and hold fast, and repent. and to commit fornication.

If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will 15 Sohast thou also them that hold the doc- come on thee as a thief, and thou shali not trine of the Nicolaitanes,which thing I hate. know what hour I will come upon thee.

16 Repent; or else I will come unto 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis thee quickly, and will fight against them which have not defiled their garments; with the sword of my mouth.

and they shall walk with me in white : for 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what they are worthy. the Spirit saith unto the churches: To him 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be that overcometh will I give to eat of the clothed in white raiment; and I will not hidden manna, and will give him a white blot out his name out of the book of lie, stone, and in the stone a new name writ- but I will confess his name before my ten, which no man knoweth, saving he Father, and before his angels. that receiveth it.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what 18 And unto the angel of the church in the Spirit saith unto the churches. Thyatira write; These things saith the Son 7 And to the angel of the church in Phiof God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame ladelphia write; These things saith he that of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; is holy, he that is true, he that bath the key

191 know thy works, andcharity, and ser- of David, he thatopeneth, and no manshu. vice, and faith, and thy patience, and thy teth; and shutteth, and no man opened: works; and the last to be more than the first : 8 I know thy works: behold, I hare set

20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things before thee an open door, and no man can against thee, because thou sufferest that shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a bast kept my word, and hast not denied prophetess, to teach and to seduce my cer- my name. vants to commit tornication, and to eat 9 Behold, I will make them of the synathings sacrificed unto idols.

gogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, 21 And I gave her space to repent of her and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make fornication, and she repented not. them to come and worship before thy feet,

22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and and to know that I have loved thee. them that commit adultery with her into 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my great tribulation, except they repent of patience, I also will keep thee from the hour their deeds.

of temptation, which shall come upon all the 23 And I will kill her children with world to try them that dwell upon the earth. death ; and all the churches shall know that 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast I am he which searcheth the reins and which thou hast, that noman takethy crore. hearts: and I will give unto every one of 12 Him that overcometh, will I make a you according to your works.

pillar in the temple of my God, and be 24 But unto you say, and unto the rest shall go no more out: and I will write in Thyatira, As many as have not this doc- upon him the name of my God, and the trine, and which have not known the name of the city of my God, which is nex depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put Jerusalem, which cometh down out of hesupon you none other burden:

ven from my God: and I will write upor 25 But that which ye have already, hold him my new name, fast till I come.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear 26 And be that overcometh, and keep- what the Spirit saith unto the churches. eth my works unto the end, to him will i 14 And unto the angel of the church of give power over the nations :

the Laodiceans write ; These things saith 27 (And he shall rule them with a rod of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be the beginning of the creation of God; broken to shivers :) even as I received of 15 I know thy works, that thou art nei

ther cold nor bot: I would tbou wert cold 28 And I will give him the morning-star. or hot.

29 He that hath an ear, let him hear 16 So then, because thou art lukewarm, what the Spirit saith unto the churches. and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee CHAP. III.

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17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and Sardis write; I'hese things saith he increased with goods, and have need of nothat hath the seven Spirits of God, and the thing; and knowest not that thou art seven stars; I know thy works, that thou wretched, and miserable, and poor, and bast a name that thou livest, and art dead. blind, and naked :

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The vision of God's throne. CHAP. IV, V, VI.

The seals opened. 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried

CHAP. V. white , that thou mayest be sat on the throne a book written withclothed, and that the shame of thy naked in and on the back side, sealed with seven ness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes seals. with eye-salve, that thou mayest see. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open chasten : be zealous therefore, and repent. the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, knock: If any man hear my voice, and neither under the earth, was able to open open the door, I will come in to him, and the book, neither to look thereon. Frill sup with him, and he with me. 4 And I wept much, because no man

21 To him that overcometh will I grant was found worthy to open, and to read the to sit with me in my throne, even as I also book, neither to look thereon. overcame, and am set down with niy 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Father in his throne.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear Juda, the Root of David, haih prevailed to what the Spirit saith unto the churches. open the book, and to loose the seven seals CHAP. IV.

thereof. FTER this I looked, and behold, a 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of

door was opened in heaven: and the the throne, and of the four beasts, and in first voice which I bear, was as it were of the midst of the elders,stood a Lamb as it a trumpet talking with me; which said, had been slain, having seven horns, and Come up hither, and I will shew thee seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of things which must be hereaiter.

God sent forth into all the earth. 2 And immediately I was in the Spirit: 7 And he came and took the book out of and behold, a throne was set in heaven, the right handofbim that sat upon the throne. an: one sat on the throne.

8 And when he had taken the book, tha 3 And he that sat was to look upon like four beasts, and four and twenty elders fell a jasper and a sardine stone : and there was down before the Lamb, having every one a rainbow round about the throne in sight of them harps, and golden vials full of like unto an emerald.

odours, which are the prayers of saints. 4 And round about the throne were four 9 And they sung a new song, saying, and twenty seats ; and upon the seats I saw Thou art worthy to take the book, anul to four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, white raiment; and they had on their and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood heads crowns of gold.

out of every kindred, and tongue, and 5 And out of the throne proceeded light- people, and nation; nings, and thunderingsandvoices. And there 10 And hast made us unto our God kings were seven lamps of fire burning before the and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Ti And I beheld, and I heard the voice

6 And before the throne there was a sea of of many angels round about the throne, and glass like unto crystal : And in the midst of the beasts, and the elders : and the number the throne,and round about the throne,were of them was ten thousand times ten thoufour beasts full of eyes before and behind. sand, and thousands of thousands ;

7 And the first beast was like a lion, and 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the second beast like a calf, and the third the Lamb that was slain to receive power, beast had a face as a man, and the fourth and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and beast was like a flying eagle.

honour, and glory, and blessing. 8 And the four beasts had each of them! 13 And every creature which is in heasix wings about him; and they were full of ven, and on the earth, and under the earth, eyes within : and they rest not day and and such as are in the sea, and all that are night, saying, Ioly, holy, holy Lord God Al- in them, heard 1 saying, Blessing, and mighty, which was, and is, and is to come. honour, and glory, and power, be unto him

9 And when those beasts give giory, and that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the honour, and thanks to him that sat on the Lamb, for ever and ever. throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And.

10 The four and twenty elders fall down the four and twenty elders fell down and before him that sat on the throne, and wor- worshipped him that liveth for ever and ship him that liveth for ever and ever, and ever. cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

CHAP. VI. 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive ND I saw when the Lamb opened one glory, and honour, and power: for thou of the seals, and I heard, as it were hast created all things, and for thy plea- the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts, sure they are and were created. Isaying, Come and see.


The seals opened.

REVELATION. The number of the sealed. 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse : him that sitteth on the throne, and from and he that sat on bim bad a bow; and a the wrath of the Lamb: crown was given unto bim : and he went 17 For the great day of his wrath is forth conquering, and to conquer. come; and who shall be able to stand! 3 And when he had opened the second

CHAP. VII. seal, I heard the second beast say, Come ND after these things I saw four an. and see.

gels standing on the four corners of 4 And there went out another horse that the earth, holding the four winds of the was red : and power was given to him that earth, that the wind should not blow on the sat thereon to take peace from the earth, earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. and that they should kill one another: and 2 And I saw another angel ascending there was given unto him a great sword. from the east, having the seal of the living

5 And when he had opened the third God: and he cried with a loud voice to seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and the four angels, to whom it was given to

And I bebeld, and lo, a black horse ; hurt the earth and the sea, and he that sat on him had a pair of ba- 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the lances in his hand.

sea, nor the trees, till we bave sealed the 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the servants of our God in their forebeads. four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a 4 And I heard the number of them which penny, and three measures of barley for a were sealed : and there were sealed a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and hundred and forty and four thousand of all the wine.

the tribes of the children of Israel. 7 And whev he had opened the fourth 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben sere say, Come and see.

sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of 8 And I looked, and behold, a paleiad zere sealed twelve thousand. horse: and his name that sat on him was 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelre Death, and hell followed with him. An thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim zere power was given unto them over the fourth sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of part of the earth, to kill with sword, and Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. with hunger, and with death, and with the 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed beasts of the earth.

twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi 9 And when he had opened the fifth izere sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. that were slain for the word of God, and 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed for the testimony which they held: twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph

10 And they cried with a loud voice, were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. dost thou not judge and avenge our blood 9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great mulon them that dwell on the earth?

titude, which no man could number, of all 11 And white robes were given unto nations, and kindreds, and people, and every one of them; and it was said unto tongues, stood before the throne, and bethem, that they should rest yet for a little fore the Lamb, clothed with white robes, season, until their fellow-servants also and and palms in their hands ; their brethren, that should be killed as 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, they were, should be fulfilled.

Salvation to our God which sitteth upua 12 And I beheld when he had opened the the throne, and unto the Lamb. sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earth- 11 And all the angels stood round about quake; and the sun became black as sack- the throne, and about the elders and the cloth of hair, and the moon became as blood : four beasts, and fell before the throne on

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the their faces, and worshipped God, earth, even as a fig-treecasteth heruntimely 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and ho

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll nour, and power, and might, be unto our when it is rolled together; and every God for ever and ever. mountain and island were moved out of 13 Andone of the elders answered, saying their places.

unto me, What are these which are arrayed 15 And the kings of the earth, and the in white robes? and whence came they? great men, and the rich men, and the chief 14 And I said unto bim, Sir, thou knor. captains, and the mighty men, and every est. And he said to me, These are they bond-man, and every free-man, hid them- which came out of great tribulation, and selves in the dens and in the rocks of the have washed their robes, and made them mountains ;

white in the blood of the Lamb. 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, 15 Therefore are they before the throne Fall on us, and hide us from the face of of God, and serve bim day and night in his



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The seventh seal opened. CHAP. VIII, ix. Great plagues on the earth. temple : and he that sitteth on the throne habiters of the earth, by reason of the shall dwell among them.

other voices of the trumpet of the three 16 They shall hunger no more, neither angels, which are yet to sound! thirst any more; neither shah the sun light

CHAP. IX. on them, nor any heat.

ND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst a star fall from heaven unto the earth. of the throne shall feed them, and shall and to him was given the key of the botlead them unto living fountains of waters : tomless pit. and God shall wipe away all tears from 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; their eyes.

and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as CHAP. VIII.

the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun ND when he had opened the seventh and the air were darkened by reason of about the space of half an hour.

3 And there came out of the smoke lo2 And I saw the seven angels which custs upon the earth : and unto them was stood before God; and to them were given given power, as the scorpions of the eartha seven trumpets.

3 And another angel came and stood at 4 And it was commanded them that they the altar, having a golden censer; and should not hurt the grass of the earth, neithere was given unto him much incense, ther any green thing, neither any tree; that he should offer it with the prayers of but only those men which have not the seal all saints upon the golden altar which was of God in their foreheads. before the throne.

5 And to them it was given that they, 4 And the smoke of the incense, which should not kill them, but that they should came with the prayers of the saints, ascend-be tormented five months: and their tor

before God out of the angel's hand. ment was as the torment of a scorpion, 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled when he striketh a man. It'with fire of the altar, and cast it into the 6 And in those days shall men seek earth: and there were voices, and thunder- death, and shall not find it; and shall deings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. sire to die, and death shall dee from them.

6 And the seven angels which had the se- 7 And the shapes of the locusts were ven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. like unto horses prepared unto battle; and

7 The first angel sounded, and there on their heads were as it were crowns like followed hail and fire mingled with blood, gold, and their faces were as the faces of and they were cast upon the earth: and men. the third part of trees was burnt up, and 8 And they had hair as the hair of woall green grass was burnt up.

men, and their teeth were as the teeth of 8 And the second angel sounded, and as lions. it were a great mountain burning with fire 9 And they had breast-plates, as it were was cast into the sea : and the third part breast-plates of iron ; and the sound of of the sea became blood;

their wings was as the sound of chariots 9 And the third part of the creatures of many horses running to battle. which were in the sea, and had life, died; 10 And they had tails like unto scorand the third part of the ships were de- pions, and there were stings in their tails : stroyed.

and their powerwasto hurt men five months. 10 And the third angel sounded, and 11. And they had a king over them, there fell a great star from heaven, burn- which is the angel of the bottomless pit, ing as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the whose name in the Hebrew tongue is third part of the rivers, and upon the Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue bath fountains of waters ;

his name Apollyon. 11 And the name of the star is called 12 One wo is past; and behold, there Wormwood: and the third part of the wa- come two woes more hereafter. ters became wormwood; and many men

13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I died of the waters, because they were heard a voice from the four horns of the made bitter.

golden altar which is before God, 12 And the fourth angel sounded, and 14 Saying to the sixth angel which bad the third part of the sun was smitten, and the trumpet, Loose the four angels which the third part of the moon, and the third are bound in the great river Euphırales. part of the stars ; so as the third part of 15 And the four angels were loosed, them was darkened, and the day shone not which were prepared for an hour, and a for a third part of it, and the night like- day, and a month, and a year, for to slay wise.

the third part of men. 13 And I beheld, and beard an angel 16 And the number of the army of the flying through the inidst of heaven, saying horsemen were two hundred thousand thouwith a loud voice, Wo, wo, wo, to the in- sand : and I beard the number of them.

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