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CHAP. XVII. Vision of the great whore. 955 vial upon the rivers and fountains of wa- 11.

| CHAP XVII. ters; and they became blood.

3,4 A woman arrayed in purple and scar. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters let, sitteth upon the beast, 5 which is say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which great Babylon. 14 The victory of the art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou || Lamb. hast judged thus.

AND there came one of the seven an6 For they have shed the blood of Angels which had the seven vials, and saints and prophets, and thou hast given talked with me, saying unto me, Come them blood to drink; for they are worthy. hither ; I will shew unto thee the judg

7 And I heard another out of the altar ment of the great whore that sitteth upon say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true many waters ; and righteous are thy judgments.

2 With whom the kings of the earth 8 And the fourth angel poured out his have committed fornication, and the invial upon the sun ; and power was given 1 habiters of the earth have been made unto him to scorch men with fire.

drunk with the wine of her fornication. 9 And men were scorched with great I 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into heat, and blasphemed the name of God, the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upwhich hath power over these plagues : on a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of and they repented not to give him glory. blasphemy, having seven heads and ten

10 And the fifth angel poured out his horns. vial upon the seat of the beast ; and his 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple kingdom was full of darkness; and they and scarlet-colour, and decked with gold gnawed their tongues for pain,

and precious stone and pearls, having a 11 And blaspliemed the God of heav- golden cup in her hand full of abominaen, because of their pains and their sores, tions and filthiness of her fornication : and repented not of their deeds. 15 And upon her forehead was a name · 12 And thesixth angel poured out his vial written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE upon the great river Euphrates ; and the / GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARwater thereof was dried iip, that the way LOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF of the kings of the east might be prepared. THE EARTH.

13 And I saw three unclean spirits like ! 6 And I saw the woman drunken with frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, li the blood of the saints, and with the blood and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the martyrs of Jesus : and when I saw of the mouth of the false prophet.

her, I wondered with great admiration." 14 For they are the spirits of devils, l Ÿ And the angel said unto me, Whereworking miracles, which go forth unto fore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the kings of the earth, and of the whole | the mystery of the woman, and of the world, to gather them to the battle of that || beast that carrieth her, which hath the great day of God Almighty.

seven heads and ten horns. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he || 8 The beast that thou sawest, was, and that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, is not ; and shall ascend out of the botlest he walk naked, and they see his shame.tomless pit, and go into perdition: and

16 And he gathered them together in- | they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, to a place called in the Hebrew tongue whose names were not written in the book Armageddon.

of life from the foundation of the world, 17 And the seventh angel poured out when they behold the beast that was, and his vial into the air ; and there came al is not, and yet is. great voice out of the temple of heaven, 9 And here is the mind which hath wisfrom the throne, saying, It is done.

dom, The seven heads are seven moun18 And there were voices, and thun- | tains, on which the woman silteth. ders, and lightnings ; and there was al 10 And there are seven kings: five are great earthquake, such as was not since fallen, and one is, and the other is not men were upon the earth, so mighty an yet come ; and when he cometh, he must earthquake, and so great.

continue a short space. 19 And the great city was divided into 11 And the beast that was, and is not three parts, and the cities of the nations even he is the eighth, and is of the sea fell: and great Babylon came in remem- en, and goeth into perdition. brance before God, to give unto her the cup i 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. are ten kings, which have received no

20 And every island fled away, and the kingdom as yet ; but receive power as mountains were not found.

kings one hour with the beast. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail 13 These have one mind, and s'all zive out of heaven, every stone about the their power and strength unto thbe ist. weight of a talent : and men blasphemed 14 These shall mike war with the God because of the plague of the hail; for Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome the plague thereof was exceeding great them : for he is Lord of lords and King

956 Babylon fallen.

REVELATION. Lamentation over her. of kings; and they that are with him are|| 11 And the merchants of the earth shall Called, and chosen, and faithful.

weep and mourn over her ; for no man 15 And he saith unto me, The waters buyeth their merchandise any more : which thou sawest, where the whore sit 12 The merchandise of gold, and silteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and ver, and precious stones, and of pearls, nations, and tongues.

and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest | scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manupon the beast, these shall hate the whore, il ner vessels of ivory, and all manner vesand shall make her desolate and naked, sels of most precious wood, and of brass, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with and iron, and marble, fire.

13 And cinnamon, and odours, and oint17 For God hath put in their hearts ments, and frankincense, and wine, and to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, their kingdom unto the beast, until the and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and words of God shall be fulfilled.

slaves, and souls of men. 18 And the woman which thou sawest 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted is that great city, wbich reigreth over the after are departed from thee, and all kings of the earth.

things which were dainty and goodly are CHAP. XVIII.

departed from thee, and thou shalt find 2 Babylon is fallen. 4 The people of God them no more at all. commanded to go out of her. 9 The 15 The merchants of these things kings of the earth, 11 with the mer which were made rich by her, snall stand chants and mariners, lament over her. 1 afar off, for the fear of her torrent, weepA ND after these things I saw another ing and wailing,

angel come down from heaven, hav. 16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great ing great power; and the earth was city, that was clothed in fine linen, and lightened with his glory.

purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, 2 And he cried mightily with a strong ll and precious stones, and pearls! voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, 17 For in one hour so great riches is is fallen, and is become the habitation of come to nought. And every ship-master, devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and and all the company in ships, and sailors, a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. || and as many as trade by sea, stood afar ofi,

3 For all nations have drunk of the 18 And cried when they saw the smoke wine of the wrath of her fornication, and of her burning, saying, What city is like the kings of the earth have committed || unto this great city! fornication with her, and the merchants 19 And they cast dust on their heads, of the earth are waxed rich through the and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, abundance of her delicacies.

Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were 4 And I heard another voice from heav made rich all that had ships in the sea by en, saying, Come out of her, my people, reason of her costliness! for in one hour is that ye be not partakers of her sins, and she made desolate. that ye receive not of her plagues.

.20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, ll ye holy apostles and prophets ; for God and God hath remembered her iniquuties. || hath avenged you on her.

6 Reward her even as she rewarded 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone vou, and double unto her double accord like a great millstone, and cast it into the ing to her works : in the cup which she sea, saying, Tnus with violence shall that hath filled, fill to her double.

great city Babylon be thrown down, and 7 How much she hath glorified herself, shall be found no more at all. and lived deliciously, so much torment 22 And the voice of harpers, and muand sorrow give her : for she saith in sicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, her heart, I sit a queen, and am no wid shall be heard no more at all in thee; and ow, and shall see no sorrow.

no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in shall be found any more in thee; and one day, death, and mourning, and famine; the sound of a millstone shall be heard no and she shall be utterly burned with fire: | more at all in thee; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. | 23 And the light of a candle shall

9 And the kings of the earth, who | shine no more at all in thee; and the voice have committed fornication and lived de- || of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be liciously with her, shall bewail her, and heard no more at all in thee: for thy merlament for her, when they shall see the chants were the great men of the earth; smoke of her burning,

for by thy sorceries were all nations de10 Standing afar off for the fear of her li ceived. torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great 24 And in her was found the blood of city Babylon, that mighty city! for in prophets, and of saints, and of all that one hour is thy judgment come.

l' were slain upon the earth.

The marriage of the Lamb. CHAP. XIX xx. The first resurrection. 957 CHAP. XIX.

I 16 And he hath on his vesture and on 1 God is praised in heaven for judging is thigh a name written, KING OF

Babylon and avenging the blood of his KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. sainis. 7 The marriage of the Lamb. 17 17 And I saw an angel standing in the

The fowls called to the great slaughter sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying AND after these things I heard a great to all the fowls that fly in the midst of

voice of much people in heaven, say- | heaven, Come, and gather yourselves toing. Alleluia : Salvation, and glory, and gether unto the supper of the great God; honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: || 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings,

2 For true and righteous are his judg- and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of ments: for he hath judged the great mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and whore, which did corrupt the earth with of them that sit on them, and the flesh of her fornication, and hath avenged the all men, both free and bond, both small blood of his servants at her hand.

and great. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings her smoke rose up for ever and ever. ll of the earth, and their armies, gathered

4 And the four and twenty elders and together to make war against him that sat the four beasts fell down and worshipped on the horse, and against his army. God that sat on the throne, saying, A. 20 And the beast was taken, and with men; Alleluia.

him the false prophet that wrought mira- 5 And a voice came out of the throne, cles before him, with which he deceived saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, i them that had received the mark of the and ye that fear him, both small and great. beast, and them that worshipped his im

6 And I heard as it were the voice of age. These both were cast alive into a a great multitude, and as the voice of lake of fire burning with brimstone. many waters, and as the voice of mighty 21 And the remnant were slain with the thunderings, saying, Alleluia : for the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

|| sword proceeded out of his mouth : and . 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and |all the fowls were filled with their fesh. give honour to him : for the marriage of

CHAP. XX. the Lamb is come, and his wife hath 2 Satan bound for a thousand years. 5 made herself ready.

The first resurrection. 7 Satan let loose 8 And to her was granted that she again. 8 Gog and Magog. 10 The should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and devil cast into the lake of fire. 12 The ' white; for the fine linen is the right last and general resurrection. eousness of saints.

AND I saw an angel come down from , 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed A heaven, having the key of the bottomare they which are called unto the mar- lest pit and a great chain in his hand. riage-supper of the Lamb. And he saith 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, unto me,These are the true sayings of God. |that old serpent, which is the Devil, and

10 And I fell at his feet to worship Satan, and bound him a thousand years, him. And he said unto me, See thou do 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy ll and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: that he should deceive the nations no worship God : for the testimony of Jesus | more, till the thousand years should be fulis the spirit of prophecy.

filled; and after that he must be loosed · 11 And I saw heavenopened,and behold, ll a little season.

a white horse; and he that sat upon him | 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon was called Faithful and True, and in them, and judgment was given unto righteousness he doth judge and make war. || them; and I saw the souls of them that

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, on his head were many crowns; and he and for the word of God, and which had had a name written, that no man knew, not worshipped the beast, neither his imbut he himself.

age, neither had received his mark upon 13 And he was clothed with a vesture their foreheads, or in their hands; and dipped in blood : and his name is called, | they lived and reigned with Christ a The Word of God.

thousand years. 14 And the armies which were in 5 But the rest of the dead lived not heaven followed him upon white horses, ll again until the thousand years were finclothed in fine linen, white and clean. || ished. This is the first resurrection.

sharp sword, that with it he should smite in the first resurrection : on such the secthe nations: and he shall rule them with | ond death hath no power, but they shall

wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of reign with him a thousand years. Almighty God.

17 And when the thousand years are ex958 The last judgment. REVELATION. New Jerusalem described. pired, Satan shall be loosed out of his | Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the prison,

end. I will give unto him that is athirst of 8 And shall go out to deceive the the fountain of the water of life freely. nations which are in the four quarters of 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather things; and I will be his God, and he them together to battle : the number of shall be my son. whom is as the sand of the sea.

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and 9 And they went up on the breadth || the abominable, and murderers, and of the earth, and compassed the camp of whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolathe saints about, and the beloved city : | ters, and all liars, shall have their part in and fire came down from God out of the lake which burneth with fire and heaven, and devoured them.

| brimstone : which is the second death 10 And the devil that deceived them 9 And there came unto me one of the was cast into the lake of fire and brim seven angels, which had the seven vials stone, where the beast and the false proph full of the seven last plagues, and talked et are, and shall be tormented day and with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew night for ever and ever.

thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 11 And I saw a great white throne, 10 And he carried me away in the and him that sat on it, from whose face spirit to a great and high mountain, and the earth and the heaven fled away; and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerithere was found no place for them. salem, descending out of heaven from God,

12 And I saw the dead, small and 11 Having the glory of God: and her great, stand before God; and the books light was like unto a stone most precious, were opened : and another book was even like a jasper-stone, clear as crysopened, which is the book of life: and the tal ; dead were judged out of those things 12 And had a wall great and high, and which were written in the books, accord- had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve ing to their works.

| angels, and names written thereon, which '13 And the sea gave up the dead which are the names of the twelve tribes of the were in it; and death and hell delivered children of Israel. up the dead which were in them; and 13 On the east three gates ; on the they were judged every man according | north three gates; on the south three to their works.

gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And death and hell were cast into || 14 And the wall of the city had twelve the lake of fire. This is the second death. | foundations, and in them the names of

15 And whosoever was not found writ the twelve apostles of the Lamb. ten in the book of life was cast into the 15 And he that talked with me, had a lake of fire.

golden reed to measure the city, and the CHAP. XXI.

gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 1 A new heaven and a new earth. 10 The 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and 'heavenly Jerusalem, with a full descrip the length is as large as the breadth:and he

tion thereof. 23 She needeth no sun. measured the city with the reed, twelve AND I saw a new heaven and a new thousand furlongs. The length and the h earth: for the first heaven and the breadth and the height of it are equal. first earth were passed away ; and there 17 And he measured the wall thereof, was no more sea.

an hundred and forty and four cubits, 2 And I John saw the holy city, new according to the measure of a man, that Jerusalem, coming down from God out is, of the angel. of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned 18 And the building of the wall of it for her husband.

was of jasper : and the city was pure 3 And I heard a great voice out of \ gold, like unto clear glass. heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of 19 And the foundations of the wall of the God is with men, and he will dwell with city were garnished with all manner of them, and they shall be his people, and precious stones. The first foundation was God himself shall be with them, and be jasper; the second, sapphire ; the third, their God.

a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald ; 4 And God shall wipe away all tears | 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sarfrom their eyes ; and there shall be no i dius; the seventh, chrysolite ; the eighth, more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, beryl ; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a neither shall there be any more pain : chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the for the former things are passed away. | twelfth, an amethyst.

5 And he that sat upon the throne 21 And the twelve gates were twelve said, Behold, I make all things new. pearls ; every several gate was of one And he said unto me, Write : for these il pearl ; and the street of the city was words are true and faithful

ll pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am - 22 And I saw no temple therein : for

The water and tree of life. Chap. XXII. Nothing to be added, &c. 959 the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb seen, I fell down to worship before the are the temple of it.

| feet of the angel which shewed me these 23 And the city had no need of the things. sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it : 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it for the glory of God did lighten it, and not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of the Lamb is the light thereof.

thy brethren the prophets, and of them 24 And the nations of them which are which keep the sayings of this book : saved shall walk in the light of it : and worship God. the kings of the earth do bring their glo 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the ry and honour into it.

sayings of the prophecy of this book : 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at for the time is at hand." all by day:for there shall be no night there. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust.

26 And they shall bring the glory and still : and he which is filthy, let him be honour of the nations into it.

tilthy still : and he that is righteous, let 27 And there shall in no wise enter in- him be righteous still: and he that is holy, to it any thing that defleth, neither what- let him be holy still. soever worketh abomination, or maketh 12 And behold, I come quickly; and a lie; but they which are written in the my reward is with me, to give every Lamb's book of life.

man according as his work shall be. CHAP, XXII.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the be1 The river of the water of life. 2 The li ginning and the end, the first and the

tree of life. 5 The light of the city of | last. God is himself. 18 Nothing may be 14 Blessed are they that do his comadded to this prophecy nor diminished || mandments, that they may have right to therefrom.

the tree of life, and may enter in through AND he shewed me a pure river of wa the gates into the city. A ter of life, clear as crystal, proceed- 15 For without are dogs, and sorcere ing out of the throne of God and of the ers, and whoremongers, and murderers, Lamb.

i and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 2 In the midst of the street of it, and maketh a lie. on either side of the river, was there the 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify tree of life, which bare twelve manner of unto you these things in the churches. I fruits, and yielded her fruit every month : | am the root and the offspring of David, and the leaves of the tree were for the and the bright and morning-star. healing of the nations.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, 3 And there shall be no more curse: but Come. And let him that heareth say, the throne of God and of the Lamb shall | Come. And let him that is athirst come: be in it; and his servants shall serve him; And whosoever will, let him take the

4 And they shall see his face; and his l water of life freely. name shall be in their foreheads.

18 For I testify'. unto every man that 5 And there shall be no night there ; || heareth the words of the prophecy of and they need no canalle, neither light of this book, If any man shall add unto these the sun'; for the Lord God giveth them things, God shall add unto him the light: and they shall reign for ever and plagues that are written in this book : ever.

19 And if any man shall take away 6 And he said unto me, These sayings from the words of the book of this proare faithful and true. And the Lord God phecy, God shall take away his part out of the holy prophets sent his angel to of the book of life, and out of the holy shew unto his servants the things which city, and from the things which are writmust shortly be done.

ten in this book. 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he 20 He which testifieth these things saith, that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy | Surely I come quickly : Amen. Even so, of this book.

| come, Lord Jesus, 8 And I John saw these things, and 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ heard them. And when I had hcard and ll be with you all. Amen.

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