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17 of ten-thousands : for I heard the number of them. And

afterward I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads

of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire, and smoke, 18 and brimstone. By these three scourges* the third part of

men was killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the 19 brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For the

power of the horses t was in their mouth, and in their

tails : for their tails were like serpents, and had heads, 20 and with them they hurt. And the rest of the men, who

were not killed by these scourges, repented not of the works of their hands ; so as not to worship demons; and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone,

and of wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk : 21 nor repented they of their murthers, nor of their sorce

ries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Ch. x. And I saw another mightyt angel coming down from

heaven, arrayed with a cloud : and a rainbow was over

his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as pil. 2 lars of fire : and he had in his hand a little book open :

and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot 3 upon the land ; and cried with a loud voice, as when a

lion roareth : and, when he had cried, seven thunders 4 uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had

uttered their voices, I was about to write : and I heard a

voice from heaven, sayingll, Seal up those things which 5 the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the

angel whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the 6 land, lifted up his right hand to heaven, and sware by

Him who liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things which are therein, and the earth and the things which are therein, and the sea and the things which 7 are therein, that the time would not be yet* ; but in the

* R. T. omits scourges.

strong, N.

† For their power is in their mouth, R. T. 1 saying to me, R. T.

days of the blast of the seventh angel, when he shall sound his truinpet, and the mystery of God hath been

finished, as he hath proclaimed the glad tidings to his ser8 vants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from

heaven spake to me again, and said, “Go, and take the

little book which is open in the hand of the angel who 9 standeth upon the sea and upon the land." And I went to

the angel, desiring him to give me t the little book. Then he saith unto me, “ Take it, and eat it ; and it will make

thy belly bitter, but it will be sweet in thy mouth as ho10 ney.” And I took the little book out of the angel's hand,

and ate it : and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; but 11 as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter. Then

he saith unto me, “ Thou must again prophesy to many

people t, and nations, and languages, and kings.” Ch. xi. And a reed was given me like a rod: the angel say

ing 1, “ Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the 2 altar, and compute those who worship in it. But the

court which is without the temple leave out, and measure

it not ; for it is given to the gentiles : and they will tread 3 the holy city under foot forty-two months. And I will

grant to my two witnesses that they shall prophesy a thou

sand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are two olive-trees, and two candlestickstt, placed 5 before the Lord of the earth**. And if any one purpose

to hurt them, fire will proceed out of their mouth, and

will devour their enemies; and if any man purpose to 6 hurt them, he must be killed in this manner. These will to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every 7 scourge, as often as they will. And when they shall have

have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy : and they will have power over the waters,

* that there should be no longer delay; Wakefield. OURETI Esai is the reading of the Alexandrian, Ephrem, and other approved MSS., and adopted by Griesbach. The received text is 8% ESAL ETI.

+ saying to him, Give me, R. T. Or, concerning many people, etc?

fan the angel stood, saying, R. TY ++ lampstands, N.

.. the God of the earth. R. T.

finished their testimony, the beast which will ascend out

of the deep* will make war against them, and overcome 8 them, and kill them. And their carcasses will lie in the

street of the great city, which is called, spiritually, Sodom,

and Egypt, where, indeedt, their lord † was crucified. 9 And they of the people, and tribes, and languages, and

nations, will see their carcasses three days and a half,

and will not suffer their carcasses to be put into a tomb. 10 And those who dwell upon the earth will rejoice over

them, and be glad, and send gifts one to another ; be

cause these two prophets tormented those who dwelt on 11 the earth.” And after the three days and a half the

breath of lifell from God, entered into them, and they

stood on their feet; and great fear fell on those who saw 12 them. And I heard a great voice from heaven, saying

unto them, “ Come up hither.” And they went up to 13 heaven in a cloud ; and their enemies beheld them. And

in that hourft was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and by the earthquake seven thou

sand men ft were killed ; and the rest were affrighted, and 14 gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is

past; behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there

were great voices in heaven, saying, “ The kingdom of

this world is become |||| the kingdom of our Lord, and of 16 his Christ** ; who shall reign for ever and ever.tft” And

the twenty-four elders, who sat before God on their

thrones, fell on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, 17 “ We thank thee, O Lord God Almighty, that art and

wast IT, because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, 18 and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and

Gr. abyss. + and where, N. our Lord, R. T. 1 spirit of life, n. 9 they heard, R. T. See Griesbach,

# Gr. at that time. 1 Gr. names of men,

the kingdoms of this world are become, R. T. ** Or, anointede 11 Gr. ages of ages. "I and art to come, R. T.

thine anger is come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give a reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to

those who fear thy name, small and great ; and shouldest 19 destroy those who destroy the earth.” And the temple

of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord * was seen in his temple : and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an

earthquake, and great hail. Ch. x11. Now a great wonder appeared in heaven ; a woman

clad with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and 2 upon her head a crown of twelve stars : and she was with

child, and cried out being in travail, and in great pain 3 to bring forth. And another wonder appeared in heaven;

for, behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and 4 ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his

tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, that, when she 5 brought forth, he might devour her child. And she

brought forth a male child, who was to rule all the na

tions with a rod of iron : and her child was caught up to 6 God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the

desert, where she had a place prepared of God, that she

should be fed there a thousand two hundred and sixty days. 7 And there was war in heaven : Michael and his angels

warred against the dragon ; and the dragon warred, and 8 his angels, but they prevailed not, nor was their place 9 found any more in heaven. For the great dragon was

cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, who

deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out upon the 10 earth, and his angels were cast out with himt. And I " heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “ Now is come salvation, and might, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority* of his Christ : for the accuser of our brethren

the ark of his covenant, R. T. and N. See Griesbach. 7 " All this is a visionary scene, prosenied to the mind of St. John. See the note or ch. iv. ver. 2. The meaning of the allegory seems to be, that, after a contest in

is cast down, that accused them before our God day 11 and night. But they overcame him by the blood of the

lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they 12 loved not their lives, but exposed them to death. Rejoice

therefore, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Alas for the earth, and for the sea ! + because the devil is come

down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he 13 hath but a short time.” And when the dragon saw that

he was cast out upon the earth, he pursued the woman 14 who brought forth the male child. And to the woman

were given two wings of the great eagle $, that she might fly into the desert, to her place, where she is to be fed for

a time and times and half a time, from before the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth, after the woman,

water as it were a river, that he might cause her to be 16 carried away by the river. But the earth helped the wo

man, and the earth opened its mouth, and drank up the 17 river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the

dragon was angry with the woman, and departed to make war with the rest of her offspring, who kept the com-. mandments of God, and maintained the testimony of

Jesus II. CH. XIII. Then I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a

beast rise up out of the sea, having ten horns, and seven

heads; and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his 2 heads names of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as those of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion : and the dragon

the Roman empire, the champions of the christian cause prevailed; heathenism, or the religion of the empire, was abolished; and the christian emperor Constantine gave a civil establishment to christianity." Newcome. * power, N.

talas for the inhabitants of the earth, and the sea ! R. T. Ia great eagle, N.

of Jesus Christ, R. T.

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