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The angel with the book. CHAP XXI.
The ime witnesse which were prepared for an hour, and 9. And I went unto the angel, and 1 day, and a month, and a year, for to said unto him, Give me the little book. clay the third part of men.
And he said unto me, Take it, and 16 And the number of the army of eat it up; and it shall sake thy belly the horsemen were two hundred thou- bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sand thousand : and I heard the num- sweet as boney. ber of them.
10 And I took the little book out of 17 And thus I saw the horses in the the angel's hard, and ate it up; and vision, and them that sat on them, it was in my mouth sweet as honey. baving breastplates of fire, and of ja- and as soon as I hud eaten it, my belly cinth and brimstone: and the heads was bitter. of the horses ocre as the heads of 11 And he said unto me, Thou must lions; and out of their mouths issued prophesy again before many peoples, fire and smoke and brinstore.
and nations, and tongues, and kings. 18 By these three was the third part
CHAP. XI. of men killed, by the fire, and by the AND there was given me a reed like sinoke, ,
the Issued out of their mouths.
saying, Rise, and measure the temple 19 For their power is in their mouth, ot God, and the altar, and them that and in their tails : for their tails were worship therein. like unto serpents, and had beads, and 9 But the court which is without the with them they do burt.
temple leave out, and measure it not ; 20 And the rest of the men which for it is given unto the Gentles; and were not killed by these plagues yet the boly city shall they tread under repented not of the works of their foot fety and two months. hands, that they should not worship 3 And I will give power unto my two devils, and idols of gold, and silver, witnesses, and they shall prophesy * and brass, and stone, and of wood thousand ina hundred and threescore which neither can sec, nor lear, nor Jays.clothed in sackcloth. walk :
4 These are the two olive-trees, and 21 Neither repented they of their the two candlesticks standing before murders, nor of their sorceries, nor fibe God of the earth. of their foroication, nor of their 5 And if any man will hurt them hefts.
fire proceedeti out of their mouth, CHAP. X.
and devoureth their enemies : and if AND
ND I saw another mighty angel any man will hurt them, he must in
come down from heaven, clothed euis manner be killed. with a cloud : and a rainbow was upon 6 These hare power to sbut heaven, his head, and his face was as it were that it rain roi in the days of their the sun, and his feet as pillars of file : prophecy: and have power over wa
2 And he had in his hand a little ters to turn them to blood, and to book open: and he set his right foot smite the earth with all plagues, as upon the sea, and his left foot on the biten as they will. earth,
7 And when they shall have finished 3 And cried with a loud voice, as their testimony, the beast that ascendwhen a lion roareth: and when he eth out of the bottomless pit shall had cried, seven thunders uttered their make war against them, and shail voices.
overcome them, and kill them. 4 And when the seven thunders had 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in uttered their voices, I was about to the street of the great city, which write : and I heard a voice from hea- spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt ven saying, unto me, Seal up those where also our Lord was crucified. things which the severi thunders ut 9 And they of the people and kin tered, and write thein not.
dieds and congues and nations shall 5 And the augel which I saw stand see their dead bodies three days and upon the sea and upon the earth listed an half, and shall not suffer their up his hand to heaven,
dead bodies to be put in graves. 6 And sware by him tbat liveth for 10 And they that dwell upon the ever and ever, who created heaven, earth shall rejoice orer them, and and the things that therein are, and make merry, and shall send gifts one the eart!
things that thereinto another; because these two proare, and the sea, and the things which phets tormented them that dweli on are therein, that there should be time the earth. no longer;
11 And after three days and an half 7 But in the days of the voice of the the Spirit of life froin God entered into seventh angel, when he shall begin to them, and they stood upon their feet, sound, the mystery of God should be and great fear fell upon them whick fnished, as he hath declared to his saw them. servants the prophets.
12 And they heard a great voice 8 And the voice which I heard from from heaven saying unto them, Come heaven spake unto me again, and said, up hitber. And they ascended up to Go and take the little book which is beaven in a cloud ; and their enemies open in the band of the angel wbich beheld ebem. stardeih upon the sea and upon the 13 And the same bon was there a
The great red dragon REVELATION. Trie dragon Evercome. of the city fell, and in the earthquakel. 10 And I beard a loud voice saying were slain of men seven thousand : and in beaven, Now is come salvation, the remnant were affrighted, and gave and strength, and the kingdom of our glory to the God of heaven.
God, and the power of his Cbrist : lor 14 The second wo is past ; and be the accuser of our brethren is case bold, the third wo cometh quickly down, which accused them before our
15 And the seventh angel sounded ;God day and night. and there were great voices in heaven, 11 And they overcame bim by the saying, The kingdoms of this world blood of the Lamb, and by the word are become the kingdoms of our Lord, of their testimony ; and they loved not and of bis Christ, and he shall reigo their lives unto the death. for ever and ever.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and 16 And the four and twenty elders, ye that dwell in tbem. wo to the in which sat before God on tbeir seats, habiters of the earth and of the sea ! fell upon their faces, and worshipped for the devil is coine down unto you, God,
having great wrath, becacse he knows 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, o eth that he hath but a short time. Lord God Almighty, which art, and 13 And when the dragon saw that wast, and art to come ; because thou be was cast unto the earth, he persebast taken to thee thy great power, cuted the woman which brought forth and hast reigned.
the man child. 18 And the nations were angry, and 14 And to the woman were given thy wrath is come, and the time of the two wings of a great eagle, that she dead, that they should be judged, and Inight fly into the wilderness, into her iba: tbou shouldest give reward'unto place, where she is nourished for a , thy servants the prophets, and to the time, and times, and balf a time, ironi saints, and them that fear thy name, the face of sbe serpent. small' and great ; and shouldest de 15 And the serpent cast out of bis strey then which destroy the earth. mouth water as a flood after the wo.
19 And the temple of God was mag, that he might cause her to be car. opened in heaven, anıt there was seen ried away of the flood. in bis temple the ark of bis testament: 16 And the eartb helped the woman, and there were lightnings, and voices, and the earth opened her mouth, and and thunderings, and an earthquake, swallowed up the flood which the draand great bail.
gon cast out of his mouth. CHAP. XII.
17 And the dragon was wrotb with
a der in heaven; a wounan clothed with the reinnant of her seed, which with the sun, and the moon under ber keep the commandments of God, and feet, and upon ber head a crown or have the testimony of Jesus Christ. twelve stars :
CHAP. XIII. 2 And she being with child, cried. AND I stood upon the sand of the davailing in birib, and pained to be sea, and saw a beast rise up out
of the sea, having seven beads and ten 3 And there appeared another won-horns, and upon his horps ten crowns, der in heaven ; and behold a grea: red and upon his heads the name of blasdragon, baviog seven heads and ten phemy. horns, and seven crowns upon his 2 And the beast which I saw was beads.
sike unto a leopard, and his feet were 4 And his tail drew the third part of as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the stars of heaven, and did cast them the mouth of a lion: and the dragon to the earth : and the dragon stood gave him his power, and his seat, and before the woman which was ready to great authority. be delivered, for to devour her child 3 And I saw one of his heads as it as soon as it was born.
were wounded to death; and his dead. 5 And she brought forth a man child, ly wound was healed and all the who was to rule all nations with a rod world wondered after the beast. of iron. and her child was caught up 4 And they worshipped the dragon unto God, and to his tbrone.
wbich gave power unto the beast : anch 6 And the woman filed into the wild they worshipped the beast, saying, derness, where she hath a place pre who is like unto the beast, who is pared of God, that tbey should feel avie to make war with bim? ber there a thousand two hundred and 5 And there was given unto him a threescore days.
mouth speaking great things and blas. 7 And there was war in heaven phemies; and power was given unto Michael and bis angels fought against bim to continue forty and two months. the dragon and the dragon fought 6 And he opened his mouth in blas. and his angels,
pherny against God, to blaspheme bis 8 And prevailed not, neither was name and his tabernacle, and thein their place found any more in heaven. tbat dwell in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, 7 An it was given unto him to make that old serpent, called the Devil, and war with the saints, and to overcome Satan, which deceiveth the whole them. and power was given him over *!1he was cast out into the earth, all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. Wis an e's were cast out with bim. S And all that dwell upon the earth
The beast with two nam
CHAP. XIV. The reaping of the earth. shall worsbip bim, whose names are no guile ; for they are without fault not written in the book of life of the before the throne of God. Lamb slain from the foundation of the 6 And I saw another angel fly in the world.
midst of hearen, having the everlast9 If any man have an ear, let him ing gospel to preach unto them tha* hear.
dwell on the carth, and to every nation, 10 He that leadeth into captirity and kindred, and tongue, aud peopie, shall go into captivity: he that killeth 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear with the sword inust be killed with the God, and give glory to him ; for the sword. Here is the patience and the hour of his judgment is come: and faith of the saints.
worship him that made heaven, and 11 And I beheld another beast com- earth, and the sea, and the fountains ing up out of the earth; and he bad of waters. two borns like a lamb, and he spake 8 And there followed anorber aqas a dragon.
gel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, 12 And he exerciseth all the power that great city, because she made all of the first beast before him, and nations drink of the wine of the wrath canseth the earth and them wbich of her fornication. dwell therein to wo
the first beast, And the third angel followed them, wbose deadly wound was healed. saying with a loud voice, If any man
13 And be doeth great wonders, so worsbip the beast and his image, and that he maketh 'fire come down from receive his mark in his forehead, os heaven on the earth in the sight of men, in his band,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell 10 Tbe sa me shall drink of the wine on the earth by the means of those of the wraib of God, which is poured miracles, which he bad power to do in out without mixture into the cup of the sight of the beast ; saying to them his indignation ; and he shall be torthat dwell on the earth, that they mented with fire and brimstone in the should aake an image to the beast, presence of the hols angels, and in the which had the wound by a sword, and presence of the Lamb: did live.
11 And the smoke of their tormen: 15 And he had power to give life ascenderh up for ever and ever : and unto the image of the beast, that the they have no rest day nor night, who image of the beast should both speak, worship the beast and his image, and aad cause that as many as would not wbosoever receiveih the mark of his worship the image of the beast should name. be killed.
12 Here is the patience of tha 16 And he causerb all, both small saints. bere are they that keep the and great, rich and poor, free and commandments of God, and the faitb bond, to receive a mark in their right of Jesus. hand, or in their forebeads:
13 And I heard a voice from heaven 17 And that no man might buy or saying unto me, Write, Blessed ars sell, save be that had the mark, or the dead which die in the Lord froin the name of the beast, or the ouinber benceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that of his name.
they may resi from their labours; and 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that their works do follow them. hath understanding count the number 14 And I looked, and behold, a of the beast: for it is the number of a white cloud, and upon the cloud one man; and his number is six hundred sat like unto the Son of mad, having vareescore and six.
on his head a goiden crown, and in CHAP. XIV.
his hand a sharp sickle. AN ND I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood 15 And arother angel came out of
on the mount Sion, and with him the temple, crying with a loud voice an hundred forty and four thousand, to him that sai on the cloud, Thrust baving his Father's name written in their in thy sickie, and reap: for the time foreheads.
is come for thee to reap ; for the har. And I heard a voice from heaven, vest of the earth is ripe. as the voice of many waters, and as 16 And he that sit on the cloud the voice of a great thunde, and I trust in his sickle on the earth; and Aeard the voice of harpers harping the earth was reaped. with their harps :
17 And another angel came out of 3 And they sung as it were a new the temple which is in heaven, he also song before the throne, and before the having a sharp sickie. bour beasts, and the elders : and no 18 And another angel came out from mar could learn that song but the the altar, which had power over fire ; Lundred and forty and four thousand, and cried with a loud cry to bim that which were redeemed from the earth. had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust
4 These are they which were not de- in thy sharp sickle, and gather the filed with women; for they are vir- clusters of the rine of the earth ; for gitis. These are they which follow her grapes are fully ripe. ibe Lamb whithersoever be goeth. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle These were redeemed from among into the earth, and gathered tbe vine men, being the first-fruits unto God of the earth, and cast it into the g? and to the Lamb.
wine-press of the wrath of God. And in their mouth
The seven angels alih REVELATION. the storm last plagiat without the city, and blood came out 8 And the fourth angel poured ost of the wine-preso, even unto the horse bis vial upon the sun ; and power way bridles, by the space of a thousand and given unto him to scorch men willa six hundred furlongs.
fire. CHAP. Xy.
9 And men were scorched with AN ND I saw another sign in beaven great beat, and blasphemed the name
great and marvellous, seven an- of God, which hach power over these gels baving the seven last plagues ; for plagues, and they repented not to giro in them is filled up the wrath of God. him glory.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass 10 And the sith angel poured out mingled with fire ; and them that had his vial upon the seat of the beast gotten the victory over the beast, and and his kingdom was full of darkness : over bis image, ud over his inark, and they gaawed their tongues for and over the number of his name, pain, stand on the sea of glass, having the 11 And blasphemed the God of beaLarps of God.
ven because of their pains and their 3. And they sing the song of Mosessores, and repented noi of their deeds. the servant of God, and the song of 12 And the sixth angel poured out the Larab, saying, Great and marvel- bis vial upon the great river Euphralous are thy works, Lord God Al- tes; and the water thereof was dried mighty ; just and true are thy ways, up, that the way of the kings of the tbou King of saints.
east might be prepared. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, 13 And I saw three unclean spirits and glorify thy name for thou only like frogs come out of the mouth of art boly : for all nations shall core the dragon, and out of the mouth of and worship belore thee; for thy judge the beast, and out of the mouth of the Wents are made inanifest.
false prophet. 5 And after that I looked, and be. 14 For they are the spirits of devils paid, the temple of the tabernacle of working miracles, which go forth unto the testimony in heaven was opened: the kings of the earth and of the whole
6 And the seven angels came out of world, to gather them to the battle of the temple, having the seven plagues, that great day of God Almighty. clothed in pure and white linen, and 15 Behold, I come as a thiet. Bless. Loving their breasts girded with golden cd is he that watcheth, and keepeth girdles.
his garinents, lest he walk naked, and 7 And one of the four beasts gave they see his shame. anto the seven angels seven golden 16 And he gathered them together tials full of the wrath of God, who into a place called in the Hebrew liveth for ever and ever.
tongue Armageddon. 8 And the temple was filled with 17. And the seventh angel youred tinoke from the glory of God, and out his vial into the air; and there from bis power ; and no man was able came a great voice out of the temple to enter into the temple, till the seven of heaven, from the throne, saying, IL plagues of the seven angels were ful is done. kiled.
18 And there were voices, and thun. CHAP. XVI.
ders, and lightnings; and there was a AN ND I heard a great voice out of great earthquake, such as was not sinca
the teinple, saying to the seven men were upon the earth, so mighty ingels, Go your ways and pour out an earthquake, and so great. Je vials of the wrath of God upon 19 And the great city was divided the earth.
into three parts, and the cities of the ? And the first went, and poured nations feil ; and great Babylon came out bis vial upon the earth ; and there in remembrance before God, to give kell a noisome and grievous sore upon unto her the cup of the wide of the he men which bad the mark of the fierceness of his wratb. pest, and upon them which worship 20 And every island fled away, and ped his image.
the mountains were not found. 3 And the second angel poured out 21 And there fell upon men a great his vial upon the sea, and it became bail out of heaven, every stone about as the blood of a dead man : and every the weight of a talent : and men blase living soul died in the sea.
pbemned God because of the plague of 4 And the third angel poured out his ibe bail ; for the piague thereof was vial upon the rivers and fountains of exceeding great. maters; and they became blood.
CHAP. XVII. And beard the anger of the wa. And there came one of the seven wbich art, and wast, and shalt be, be- and talked with me, saying unto me, cause thou hast judged thus,
Come hither; I will shew unto thee 6 For they have shed the blood of the judgment of the great wbore that mints and prophets, and thou hast sitteth upon many waters ; given them blood to drink ; for they 2 With whom the kings of the earth are worthy.
have como tted fornication, and the 7 And I heard another out of the al- inhabitants of the earth have been tar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, made drunk with the wide of her for true and righteous are thy judgments. nication.
The scarlet whare.
CETAP. XVIII. The fall v Babyian 3 So be carried me away in the spirit
CHAP. XVIII. into the wilderness: and I iAW O- AND after these things I saw another man sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast, angel come down from heaven, (ull of numes of blasphemy, having baviog great power; and the earth seven beads and ten borns
was lightened nith bis glory. 4 And the WOMAN was arrayed in
2 And he cried nightliy with a purple and scarlet-colour, and decked strong voice, saying, Babyion the great with gold and precious stones and is fallen, is fallen, and is become the pearls having a golden cup in ker babitation of devils, and the hold of hand full of abominations and filthiness every foul spirit, and a cage of every of her fornication:
unclean and hateful bird. 5 And upon her forehead was a 3 For all nations have drunk of the name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON wine of the wrath of her fornication, THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF and the kings of tbe eartb bave con HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS milied fornication with her, and the OF THE EARTH.
merchants of the earth are waxes 6 and I saw the woman drunken rich through tbe abundance of ber de wiih ihe blood of the saints, and with licacies. Pue blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and
4 And I heard another voice from when I saw her I woudered with great beaven, saying, Come out of her, my admiration.
people, that ye be no: partakers of 7 And the angel said unto me, ber sins, and that ye receive not of Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will her plagues. tell thee the mystery of the woman,
5 For ber sins have reacbed into on of the beast ibat carrieth her, heaven, and God hath remembered her which bath the seven heads, and ten iniquities. Lorns.
6 Reward ber even as she rewarded 8 The beast that thou sawest, was, you, and double unto her double acud is not: and shall ascend out ofcording to her works : in the cup thr boltzinless pit, and gu into perdi- which she bath filled, fill to her double. tion: and the that dwell on the earth 7 How much she hath glorified bershall wunder,' (whose names were not self, and lived deliciously, so much written in the book of lite from the torinent and sorrow give her: for she foundation of the world.) when they saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and behold the beast that was, and is ani, am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. an yet is.
& Therefore shall ber plagues come 9 And here is the mind which hath in one day, death, and mourning, and wisdom. The seven heads are seven famine ; and she shall be utterly burnmountains, on vihich the woman sit ud with fire: for strong is the Lord teth.
God who judgeth her. 10 And there are seven kings ; five 9 And the kings of the earth, who ere fallen, and one is, and the other have committed fornication and lived not yet come; and when he cometh, he deliciously with her, stali bewail her, must continue a short space.
and !ament for her, when they shall 11 And the beat that was, and is not, see the smoke of her burning, even he is the eighth, and is of the 10 Standing afar off for the fear of seven, and goeth into perdition
ber torinent, saying, Alas, alas, that 12 And the ten horns which thou great city Babylon, tbat mighty city! sawest are ten kings, which have re for in one bour is thy judgment come. ceived no kingdom as yet: but receive 11 Arid the mercbants of the eartla power as kings one hour with the beast shall weep and mourn over ber; for
13 These bave one mind, and shall no man buyeth their merchandise any eive their power and strength unto the more : beast.
12 The merchandise of gold, and 14 These shall make war with the silver, and precious stones, and of Lamb, and the. Lamb shall overcome pearls, and fine linen, and purpie, and them: fo: he is Lord of lords, and King silk, and scarict, and all tbyine wood, of kinys; and they that are with him and all manner vessels of ivory, and all are called and chosco, and faithful. marine: vessels of most precious wood,
15 And he saith unto me, Theater and oi brass, and iron, and marble, which thuu, sawest, where the
13 And cinnamon, and odours, and sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and ointments,
frankincense, and Lations, and tongues.
wie, ani oil, and fine tlour, and 16 And the ien hor 19 which thou wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and Sawest upon the beast, these shall naie horses, and chariots, and slaves, and the whore, and shall make her desi late souls of men. Rud naked, and shall eat her desh, and
14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted buru her witin fire.
after ve dejarted from thee, and all 17 For God hath put in their heart to things wbich were dainty and goodly fulfil bis will, and to agree, and give re departed from thee, and thou shals their kingdom unto the least, wtil the let them no more at all. Words of God shall be fulfilled
15 Toe merchants of these tbings, 10 And the woman wnici tou sawest which were made rich by her, shoi is that great city, which regneril over ytand atør oft for the fear of her to Lae king of the earth.
ineniweepics and wailing,