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CHAP. IV. John secth the throne of Givu. book of life, but I will confess his name and increased with goods, and have before my Father, and before his angels. need of nothing; and knowest not

6 He that hath an ear, let him that thou art wretched, and miserable, hear what the Spirit saith unto the and poor, and blind, and naked: churches.

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold 7 And to the angel of the church in tried in the fire, that thou mayest be Philadelphia write; These things saith rich; and white raiment, that thou he that is holy, he that is true, he that mayest be clothed, and that the shame hath the key of David, he that open- of thy nakedness do not appear; and eth, and no man shutteth ; and shut- anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that teth, and no man openeth;

thou mayest see. 8 I know thy works: behold, I have 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and set before thee an open door, and no chasten: be zealous therefore, and man can shut it: for thou hast a little repent. strength, and hast kept my word, and 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and hast not denied my name.

knock: if any man hear my voice, and 9 Behold, I will make them of the open the door, I will come in to him, synagogue of Satan, which say they and will sup with him, and he with me. are Jews, and are not, but do lie; 21 To him that overcometh will I behold, I will make them to come and grant to sit with me in my throne, worship before thy feet, and to know even as I also overcame, and am set that I have loved thee.

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Father in his throne. 10 Because thou hast kept the word 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear of my patience, I also will keep thee what the Spirit saith unto the churches. from the hour of temptation, which

CHAP. IV. shall come upon all the world, to try

2 John seeth the throne of God in heaven. 4 The them that dwell upon the earth.

four and twenty elders. 6 The four beasts full 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold of eyes before and behind. 10 The elders lay that fast which thou hast, that no man down their crowns, and worship him that sat

on the throne. take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a a pillar in the temple of my God, and door was opened in heaven: and the he shall go no more out: and I will first voice which I heard was as it write upon him the name of my God, were of a trumpet talking with me; and the name of the city of my God, which said, Come up hither, and I which is new Jerusalem, which cometh will shew thee things which must be down out of heaven from my

God : hereafter. and I will write upon him my new 2 And immediately I was in the name.

Spirit: and, behold, a throne was 13 He that hath an ear, let him set in heaven, and one sat on the hear what the Spirit saith unto the throne. churches,

3 And he that sat was to look upon 14 And unto the angel of the church like a jasper and a sardine stone: and of the Laodiceans write; These things there was a rainbow round about the saith the Amen, the faithful and true throne, in sight like unto an emerald. witness, the beginning of the creation 4 And round about the throne were of God;

four and twenty seats: and upon the 15 I know thy works, that thou art seats I saw four and twenty elders neither cold nor hot; I would thou sitting, clothed in white raiment, and wert cold or hot.

they had on their heads crowns of 16 So then because thou art luke- gold. warm, and neither cold nor hot, I 5 And out of the throne proceeded will spue thee out of


lightnings and thunderings and voices: 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, I and there were seven lamps of fire

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The book sealed

with seven seats. burning before the throne, which are 5 And one of the elders saith unto the seven Spirits of God.

me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of 6 And before the throne there was a the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, sea of glass like unto crystal : and in hath prevailed to open the book, and the midst of the throne, and round to loose the seven seals thereof. about the throne, were four beasts full 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the of eyes before and behind.

midst of the throne and of the four 7 And the first beast was like a lion, beasts, and in the midst of the elders, and the second beast like a calf, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, and the third beast had a face as a having seven horns and seven eyes, man, and the fourth beast was like a which are the seven Spirits of God flying eagle.

sent forth into all the earth. 8 And the four beasts had each of 7 And he came and took the book them six wings about him; and they out of the right hand of him that sat were full of eyes within : and they rest upon the throne.. not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, 8 And when he had taken the book, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, the four beasts and four and twenty and is, and is to come.

elders fell down before the Lamb, 9 And when those beasts give glory having every one of them harps, and and honour and thanks to him that sat golden vials full of odours, which are on the throne, who liveth for ever and the prayers of saints. ever,

9 And they sung a new song, saying, 10 The four and twenty elders fall Thou art worthy to take the book, down before him that sat on the and to open the seals thereof: for throne, and worship him that liveth thou wast slain, and hast redeemed for ever and


and cast their us to God by thy blood out of every crowns before the throne, saying, kindred, and tongue, and people, and

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to re- nation; ceive glory and honour and power :

10 And hast made us unto our God for thou hast created all things, and kings and priests: and we shall reign for thy pleasure they are and were on the earth. created.

11 And I beheld, and I heard the CHAP. V.

voice of many angels round about the

throne and the beasts and the elders : | The book sealed with seven scals : 9 which only the Lamb that wus slain is worthy to

and the number of them was ten thou12 Therefore the elders praise him, sand times ten thousand, and thou9 and confess that he redeemed them with

sands of thousands;

12 Saying with a loud voice, WorAnd I saw in the right hand of him thy is the Lamb that was slain to that sat on the throne a book written ceive power, and riches, and wisdom, within and on the backside, sealed and strength, and honour, and glory, with seven seals.

and blessing. 2 And I saw a strong angel pro 13 And every creature which is in claiming with a loud voice, Who is heaven, and on the earth, and under worthy to open the book, and to the earth, and such as are in the sea, loose the seals thereof?

and all that are in them, heard I say3 And no man in heaven, nor in ing, Blessing, and honour, and glory, earth, neither under the earth, was and power, be unto him that sitteth able to open the book, neither to look upon the throne, and unto the Lamb thereon.

for ever and eyer. 4 And I wept much, because no 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. man was found worthy to open and And the four and twenty elders fell to read the book, neither to look down and worshipped him that liveth thereon.

for ever and ever.


his blood.

The opening of


the seals in order, &c CHAP. VI.

unto them, that they should rest yet The opening of the seals order, and what fol- for a little season, until their fellow

lowed thereupon, containing a prophecy to the servants also and their brethren, that end of the world.

should be killed as they were, should And I saw when the Lamb opened be fulfilled. one of the seals, and I heard, as it 12 And I beheld when he had openwere the noise of thunder, one of the ed the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a four beasts saying, Come and see. great earthquake; and the sun became

2 And I saw, and behold a white black as sackcloth of hair, and the horse : and he that sat on him had a moon became as blood; bow; and a crown was given unto 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto him: and he went forth conquering, the earth, even as a fig tree casteth and to conquer,

her untimely figs, when she is shaken 3 And when he had opened the se- of a mighty wind. cond seal, I heard the second beast 14 And the heaven departed as a say, Come and see,

scrowl when it is rolled together; and 4 And there went out another horse every mountain and island were that was red: and power was given to moved out of their places. him that sat thereon to take peace 15 And the kings of the earth, and from the earth, and that they should the great men, and the rich men, and kill one another: and there was given the chief captains, and the mighty unto him a great sword.

men, and every bondman, and every 5 And when he had opened the freeman, hid themselves in the dens third seal, I heard the third beast say, and in the rocks of the mountains; Come and see. And I beheld, and 16 And said to the mountains and lo a black horse; and he that sat on rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the him had a pair of balances in his hand. face of him that sitteth on the throne,

6 And I heard a voice in the midst and from the wrath of the Lamb: of the four beasts say, A measure of 17 For the great day of his wrath is wheat for a penny, and three measures come; and who shall be able to stand ? of barley for a penny; and see thou

CHAP. VII. hurt not the oil and the wine.

3 An angel sealeth the servants of God in their 7 And when he had opened the foreheads. 4 The number of them that were fourth seal, I heard the voice of the

sealed: of the tribes of Israel a certain number.

8 Of all other nations an innumerable multifourth beast say, Come and see. tude, which stand before the throne, clad in

8 And I looked, and behold a pale white robes, and pulms in their hands. 14 Their horse : and his name that sat on him

robes were washed in the blood of the Lamb. was Death, and Hell followed with And after these things I saw four him. And power was given unto them angels standing on the four corners of over the fourth part of the earth, to kill the earth, holding the four winds of with sword, and with hunger, and with the earth, that the wind should not death, and with the beasts of the earth. blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor

9 And when he had opened the fifth on any tree. seal, I saw under the altar the souls of 2 And I saw another angel ascendthem that were slain for the word of ing from the east, having the seal of God, and for the testimony which the living God: and he cried with a they held :

loud voice to the four angels, to whom 10 And they cried with a loud voice, it wasgiven to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither true, dost thou not judge and avenge the sea, nor the trees, till we have our blood on them that dwell on the sealed the servants of our God in their earth?

foreheads. 11 And white robes were given unto 4 And I heard the number of them every one of them; and it was said which were sealed : and there were

The number of the scaled. REVELATION, The serenth seal opened. sealed an hundred and forty and four throne of God, and serve him day and thousand of all the tribes of the child- night in his temple: and he that sitren of Israel.

teth on the throne shall dwell among 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed them. twelve thousand. Of the tribe of 16 They shall hunger no more, neiReuben were sealed twelve thousand. ther thirst any more; neither shall the Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve sun light on them, nor any heat. thousand.

17 For the Lamb which is in the 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed midst of the throne shall feed them, twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nep- and shall lead them unto living founthalim were sealed twelve thousand. tains of waters; and God shall wipe Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed away all tears from their eyes. twelve thousand.

CHAP. VIII, 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed

| Al the opening of the seventh seal, 2 seven antwelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi

gels had seven trumpets given them. 6 Four of were sealed twelve thousand. Of the them sound their trumpets, and great plagues tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve

follow. 3 Another angel putteth incense to the

prayers of the saints on the golden altar. thousand.

8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were seal. And when he had opened the seventh ed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of seal, there was silence in heaven about Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. the space of half an hour. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed 2 And I saw the seven angels which twelve thousand.

stood before God; and to them were 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great given seven trumpets. multitude, which no man could num 3 And another angel came and stood ber, of all nations, and kindreds, and at the altar, having a golden censer; people, and tongues, stood before the and there was given unto him much throne, and before the Lamb, clothed incense, that he should offer it with the with white robes, and palms in their prayers of all saints upon the golden hands;

altar which was before the throne. 10 And cried with a loud voice, say 4 And the smoke of the incense, ing, Salvation to our God which sit- which came with the prayers of the teth upon the throne, and unto the saints, ascended up before God out of Lamb.

the angel's hand. 11 And all the angels stood round 5 And the angel took the censer, about the throne, and about the elders and filled it with fire of the altar, and and the four beasts, and fell before the cast it into the earth : and there were throne on their faces, and worshipped voices, and thunderings, and light

nings, and an earthquake. 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and 6 And the seven angels which had glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, the seven trumpets prepared themand honour, and power, and might, be selves to sound. unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 7 The first angel sounded, and there

13 And one of the elders answered, followed hail and fire mingled with saying unto me, What are these which blood, and they were cast upon the are arrayed in white robes ? and earth : and the third part of trees was whence came they?

burnt up, and all Teen grass was 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou burnt up. knowest. And he said to me, These 8 And

the second angel sounded, and are they which came out of great tri- as it were a great mountain burning bulation, and have washed their robes, with fire was cast into the sea : and and made them white in the blood of the third part of the sea became blood; the Lamb.

9 And the third part of the creatures 15 Therefore are they before the / which were in the sea, and had lise,


A slar falleth from heaven. CHAP. IX. The sixth trumpet soundeth. died; and the third part of the ships their torment was as the torment of a were destroyed.

scorpion, when he striketh a man. 10 And the third angel sounded, and 6 And in those days shall men seek there fell a great star from heaven, death, and shall not find it; and shall burning as it were a lamp, and it fell desire to die, and death shall flee from upon the third part of the rivers, and them. upon the fountains of waters;

7 And the shapes of the locusts were 11 And the name of the star is call- like unto horses prepared unto battle ; ed Wormwood: and the third part of and on their heads were as it were the waters became wormwood; and crowns like gold, and their faces were many men died of the waters, because as the faces of men. they were made bitter.

8 And they had hair as the hair of 12 And the fourth angel sounded, women, and their teeth were as the and the third part of the sun was smit- teeth of lions. ten, and the third part of the moon,

9 And they had breastplates, as it and the third part of the stars; so as were breastplates of iron; and the the third part of them was darkened, sound of their wings was as the sound and the day shone not for a third part of chariots of many horses running to of it, and the night likewise.

battle. 13 And I beheld, and heard an an 10 And they had tails like unto scorgel flying through the midst of heaven, pions, and there were stings in their saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, tails: and their power was to hurt men woe, to the inhabiters of the earth five months. by reason of the other voices of the 11 And they had a king over them, trumpet of the three angels, which which is the angel of the bottomless are yet to sound!

pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue CHAP. IX.

is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue 1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star fall- hath his name Apollyon. eth from heaven, to whom is given the key of

12 One woe is past; and, behold, the bottomless pit. 2 He openeth the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions. 12 The there come two woes more hereafter. first woe past. 13The sixth trumpet soundeth. 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and

14 Four angels are let loose, that were bound. I heard a voice from the four horns of And the fifth angel sounded, and I the golden altar which is before God, saw a star fall from heaven unto the 14 Saying to the sixth angel which earth: and to him was given the key had the trumpet, Loose the four anof the bottomless pit.

gels which are bound in the great river 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; Euphrates. and there arose a smoke out of the pit, 15 And the four angels were loosed, as the smoke of a great furnace; and which were prepared for an hour, and the sun and the air were darkened by a day, and a month, and a year, for reason of the smoke of the pit. to slay the third part of men. 3 And there came out of the smoke 16 And the number of the


of locusts


the earth: and unto them the horsemen were two hundred thouwas given power, as the scorpions of sand thousand : and I heard the numthe earth have power.

ber of them. 4 And it was commanded them that 17 And thus I saw the horses in the they should not hurt the grass of the vision, and them that sat on them, earth, neither any green thing, neither having breastplates of fire, and of jaany tree; but only those men which cinth, and brimstone: and the heads have not the seal of God in their fore- of the horses were as the heads of heads.

lions: and out of their mouths issued 5 And to them it was given that they fire and smoke and brimstone. should not kill them, but that they 18 By these three was the third part should be tormented five months: and of men killed, by the fire, and by the

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