Abbildungen der Seite
PDF

The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
CHAP. I.

Lord's day, and heard behind me
H E Revelation of Jesus Christ, a great voice, as of a trumpet,

which God gave unto him, g 11 Saying, I am Alpha and shew unto his servants things Omega, the first and the last: and, rich must shortly come to pass ; What thou seest, write in a book,

d be sent and signified it by his and send it unto the seven church gel unto his servant John: es which are in Asia ; unto Ephe2 Who bare record of the word sus, and unto Smyrna, and unto

God, and of the testimony of Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and sus Christ, and of all things that unto Sardis, and unto Philadel> saw.

phia, and unto Laodicea. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and i 12 And I turned to see the voice ley that hear the words of this that spake with me. And being rophecy, and keep those things turned, I saw seven golden canhich are written therein: for the dlesticks; ime is at hand.

13 And in the midst of the seven 4 TOHN to the seven churches candlesticks one like unto the Son

hich are in Asia : Grace of man, clothed with a garment be unto you, and peace, from him down to the foot, and girt about which is, and which was, and the paps with a golden girdle. which is to come ; and from the 14 His head and his hairs were seven Spirits which are before his white like wool, as white as snow; throne;

| and his eyes were as a flame of t 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is fire ; the faithful Witness, and the first 15 And his feet like unto fine begotten of the dead, and the brass, as if they burned in a furPrince of the kings of the earth. nace ; and his voice as the sound Unto him that loved us, and wash- of many waters. ed us from our sins in his own 16 And he had in his right hand blood,

seven stars: and out of his mouth 6 And hath made us kings and went a sharp two-edged sword: priests unto God and bis Father; and his countenance was as the to him be glory and dominion for sun shineth in his strength. ever and ever. Amen.. It 17 And when I saw him, I fell t 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; at his feet as dead. And he laid and every eye shall see him, and his right hand upon me, saying, they also which pierced him: and unto me, Fear not; I am the first all kindreds of the earth shall wail and the last: because of him. Even so, Amen. 18 I am he that liveth, and was t 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the dead; and behold, I am alive for

d the ending, saith the evermore, Amen; and have the Lord, which is, and which was, keys of hell and of death. and which is to come, the Al- 19 Write the things which thou mighty.

hast seen, and the things which g 9 I John, who am also your are, and the things which shall be brother, and companion in tribu-hereafter; lation, and in the kingdom and 20 The mystery of the seven patience of Jesus Christ, was in stars which thou sawest in my the isle that is called Patmos, for right hand, and the seven golden the word of God, and for the tes- candlesticks. The seven stars are timony of Jesus Christ.

the angels of the seven churchd 10 I was in the Spirit on theles: and the seven candlesticks

which thou sawest are the seven and ye shall have tribulation ten churches.

days. Be thou faithful unto death, CHAP. II.

and I will give thee a crown of g TTNTO the angel of the life.

U church of Ephesus write: 6 11 He that hath an ear, let him These things saith he that holdeth hear what the Spirit saith to the seven stars in his right hand, the churches ; He that overco who walketh in the midst of the eth, shall not be hurt of the second seven golden candlesticks; death. c 2 I know thy works, and thy g 12 And to the angel of te labour, and thy patience, and how church in Pergamos write; the thou canst not bear them which things saith he which hath the are evil; and thou hast tried them sharp sword with two edges; which say they are apostles, and c 13 I know thy works, ani are not; and hast found them where thou dwellest, even where liars:

Satan's seat is : and thou holdes 3 And hast borne, and hast pa- fast my name, and hast not denier tience, and for my name's sake my faith, even in those days hast laboured, and hast not wherein Antipas was my faithful fainted.

martyr, who was slain among you, 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat where Satan dwelleth. against thee, because thou hast 14 But I have a few thing left thy first love.

against thee, because thou has d 5 Remember therefore from there them that hold the doctrice whence thou art fallen, and re- of Balaam, who taught Balako pent, and do the first works; or cast a stumbling-block before the else I will come unto thee quickly, children of Israel, to eat things and will remove thy candlestick crificed unto idols, and to commit out of his place, except thou fornication. repent.

15 So hast thou also them that 6 But this thou hast, that thou hold the doctrines of the Nicolaihatest the deeds of the Nicolai-tans, which thing I hate. tans, which I also hate.

Id 16 Repent; or else I will come b 7 He that hath an ear, let him unto thee quickly, and will fight hear what the Spirit saith unto against them with the sword of the churches; To him that over- my mouth. cometh will I give to eat of the b 17 He that hath an ear, let him tree of life, which is in the midst hear what the Spirit saith into of the paradise of God.

the churches: To him that over g 8 And unto the angel of the cometh will I give to eat of the church in Smyrna, write; These hidden manna, and will give him things saith the first and the last, I a white stone, and in the stone which was dead, and is alive; new wame written, which no man c9 I know thy works, and tribu- knoweth, saving he that receit: lation, and poverty, (but thou art eth it. rich) and I know the blasphemy g 18 And unto the angel of the of them which say they are Jews, church in Thyatira write ; These and are not, but are the synagogue things saith the Son of God, who of Satan.

hath his eyes like unto a flame g 10 Fear none of those things of fire, and his feet are like fine which thou shalt suffer. Behold, brass; the devil shall cast some of you c 19 I know thy works, and chainto prison, that ye may be tried ; Irity, and service, and faith, and

la

repent.

If therefor

ay patience, and thy works ; / that thou hast a name that thou nd the last to be more than the livest, and art dead. rst: .

ld 2 Be watchful, and strengthen 20 Notwithstanding, I have a the things which remain, that are ew things against thee, because ready to die: for I have not found hou sufferest that woman Jeze- thy works, perfect before God. vel, which calleth herself a pro-w 3 Remember therefore how thou phetess, to teach and to seduce hast received and heard, and hold ny servants to commit fornica- fast, and repent tion, and to eat things sacrificed thou shalt not watch, I will come unto idols.

on thee as a thief, and thou shalt 21 And I gave her space to re- not know what hour I will come pent of her fornication, and she upon thee. repented not."

164 Thou hast a few names even w 22 Behold, I will cast her into al in Sardis which have not defiled bed, and them that commit adul- their garments; and they shall tery with her into great tribula- walk with me in white: for they tion, except they repent of their are worthy. deeds.

16 5 He that overcometh, the same t 23 And I will kill her children shall be clothed in white raiment; with death; and all the churches and I will not blot out his name shall know that I am he which out of the book of life, but I will searcheth the reins and hearts: confess his name before my Father, and I will give unto every one of and before his angels. you according to your works. 6 He that hath an ear, let him

24 But unto you I say, and unto hear what the Spirit saith unto the rest in Thyatira, As many as the churches. have not this doctrine, and which g 7 And to the angel of the church have not known the depths of Sa- in Philadelphia write; These things tan, as they speak; I will put saith he that is holy, he that is upon you none other burden: true, he that hath the key of Da

25 But that which ye have al-I vid, he that openeth, and no man ready, hold fast till I come. shutteth ; and shutteth, and no b 26 And he that overcometh, man openeth: and keepeth my works unto the c 8 I know thy works: behold, I end, to him will I give power over have set before thee an open door, the nations:

and no man can shut it: for thou 27 (And he shall rule them with hast a little strength, and hast kept a rod of iron ; as the vessels of a my word, and hast not denied my potter shall they be broken to name. shivers :) even as I received of 9 Behold, I will make them of my Father.

the synagogue of Satan, which °28 And I will give him the say they are Jews, and are not, morning-star.

but do lie ; behold, I will make 29 He that hath an ear, let him them to come and worship before hear what the Spirit saith unto thy feet, and to know that I have the churches.

loved thee. CHAP. III.

16 10 Because thou hast kept the g AND unto the angel of the word of my patience, I also will

A church in Sardis write ; keep thee from the hour of tempThese things saith he that hath tation, which shall come upon all the seven Spirits of God, and the the world, to try them that dwell seven stars; I know thy works,/ upon the earth.

d 11 Behold, I come quickly: 1set down with my Father in a hold that fast which thou hast, throne. that no man take thy crown. 7 22 He that hath an ear, letti b 12 Him that overcometh, will I hear what the Spirit saith m e make a pillar in the temple of my churches." God, and he shall go no more out:

CHAP. IV. and I will write upon him the v AFTER this I looked, and name of my God, and the name of A hold, a door was openen the city of my God, which is new heaven: and the first voice is Jerusalem, which cometh down I heard, was as it were of a out of heaven from my God: and pet talking with me; which I will write upon him my new Come up hither, and I will ste name.

| thee things which must be ben 13 He that hath an ear, let him after. hear what the Spirit saith unto 2 And immediately I was in the the churches.

Spirit: and behold, a throne un g 14 And unto the angel of the set in heaven, and one sat on church of the Laodiceans write ; throne. These things saith the Amen, the 3 And he that sat was to be faithful and true Witness, the be- upon like a jasper and a sarda ginning of the creation of God; stone: and there was a rainbow c 15 I know thy works, that thou round about the throne in sigt art neither cold nor hot: I would like unto an emerald. thou wert cold or hot.

v4 And round about the throne w 16 So then, because thou art were four and twenty seats; and lukewarm, and neither cold nor upon the seats I saw four 2 hot, I will spue thee out of my twenty elders sitting, clothed mouth:

white raiment; and they had a c 17 Because thou sayest, I am their heads crowns of gold. rich, and increased with goods, 5 And out of the throne proand have need of nothing ; and ceeded lightnings and thunde knowest not that thou art wretchings and voices. And there is ed, and miserable, and poor, and seven lamps of fire burning before blind, and naked:

the throne, which are the seven d 18 I counsel thee to buy of me Spirits of God. gold tried in the fire, that thou 6 And before the throne there mayest be rich ; and white rai- was a sea of glass like unto crystal ment, that thou mayest be clothed, And in the midst of the throne, and that the shame of thy naked and round about the throne, seert ness do not appear; and anoint four beasts full of eyes before ami thine eyes with eye-salve, that behind. thou mayest see.

17 And the first beast was like a 19 As many as I love, I rebuke lion, and the second beast like a and chasten: be zealous therefore, calf, and the third beast had a face and repent.

as a man, and the fourth beast spas d 20 Behold, I stand at the door, like a flying eagle. and knock: If any man hear my t 8 And the four beasts had each voice, and open the door, I will of them six wings about him; and come in to him, and will sup with they were full of eyes within: and him, and he with me.

they rest not day and night, say21 To him that overcometh willing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God I grant to sit with me in my throne, Almighty, which was, and is, and even as I also overcame, and am) is to come.

) And when those beasts give, harps, and golden vials full of ry, and honour, and thanks to odours, which are the prayers of n that sat on the throne, who saints. eth for ever and ever.

t 9 And they sung a new song, 10 The four and twenty elders saying, Thou art worthy to take u down before him that sat on the book, and to open the seals e throne, and worship him that thereof: for thou wast slain, and reth for ever and ever, and cast hast redeemed us to God by thy eir crowns before the throne, blood out of every kindred, and Lying,

tongue, and people, and nation ; il Thou art worthy, O Lord, to 10 And hast made us unto our ceive glory, and honour, and God kings and priests: and we ower: for thou hast created all shall reign on the earth. nings, and for thy pleasure they! 11 And I beheld, and I heara re and were created.

the voice of many angels round CHAP. V.

about the throne, and the beasts, A ND I saw in the right hand of and the elders: and the number

A him that sat on the throne a of them was ten thousand times book written within and on the ten thousand, and thousands of back side, sealed with seven seals. thousands; v 2 And I saw a strong angel pro- t 12 Saying with a loud voice, claiming with a loud voice, Who Worthy is the Lamb that was is worthy to open the book, and to slain to receive power, and riches, loose the seals thereof?

and wisdom, and strength, and 3 And no man in heaven, nor in honour, and glory, and blessing. earth, neither under the earth, 13 And every creature which is was able to open the book, neither in heaven, and on the earth, and to look thereon.

under the earth, and such as are 4 And I wept much, because no in the sea, and all that are in them, man was found worthy to open,heard I saying, Blessing, and hoand to read the book, neither to nour, and glory, and power, be look thereon.

Junto him that sitteth upon the i 5 And one of the elders saith throne, and unto the Lamb, for unto me, Weep not: behold, the ever and ever. Lion of the tribe of Judah, the 14 And the four beasts said, Root of David, hath prevailed to Amen. And the four and twenty open the book, and to loose the elders fell down and worshipped seven seals thereof.

I him that liveth for ever and ever. t 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the

CHAP. VI.. midst of the throne, and of the AND I saw when the Lamb four beasts, and in the midst of A opened one of the seals, and the elders, stood a Lamb as it had I heard, as it were the noise of been slain, having seven horns, thunder, one of the four beasts, and seven eyes, which are the saying, Come and see. seven Spirits of God sent forth into 2 And I saw, and behold, a all the earth.

white horse: and he that sat on 7 And he came and took the him had a bow ; and a crown was book out of the right hand of him given unto him: and he went forth that sat upon the throne. the throne.

conquering, and to conquer. 8 And when he had taken the r 3 And when he had opened the book, the four beasts, and four and second seal, I heard the second twenty elders fell down before the beast say, Come and see. Lamb, having every one of them! 4 And there went out another

« ZurückWeiter »