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a great and high mountain, and shewed me the holy city

Jerusalem*, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God : [and] its light was like a most 12 precious stone, as a jasper-stone when clear as crystal: and

having a great and high wall; and having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written on the

gates, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons 13 of Israel: on the east, three gates ; and on the north,

three gates; and on the south, three gates ; and on the 14 west, three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve

foundations, and on them twelve names † of the twelve 15 apostles of the lamb. And he who talked to me had for

a measure $ a golden reed, to measure the city, and its 16 gates, and its wall. Now the city lay square, and its

length was as much as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The

length, and the breadth, and the height of it, were equal. 17 And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four

cubits, according to the measure of a man, which is the 18 angel's measure. And the building of its wall was of

jasper: and the city was pure gold, and like clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned

with every precious stone. The first foundation was jas

per ; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony ; the 20 fourth, emerald ; the fifth, sardonyx ; the sixth, sardius;

the seventh, chrysolithe ; the eighth, beryl; the ninth,

topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth ; 21 the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve

pearls : every gate was of one pearl : and the street of the 22 city was pure gold, like transparent glass. And I saw in

it no temple : for the Lord God Almighty, and the lamb, 23 are its temple. And the city had no need of the sun, or

of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God enlight24 ened it, and the lamb was its lamp. And the nations ||

* that great city, the holy Jerusalem, R. T. + and on them the names, R, T. + "for a measure,” omitted in R. T, the nations of those who are saved, R. T.

shall walk in its light : and the kings of the earth shall 25 bring into it their glory (and honour]. And its gates

shall not be shut by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And men shall bring into it* the glory and the honour of 27 the nations. And nothing shall enter into it which de

fileth t, or which worketh abomination, or uttereth a lie :

but those only that are written in the lamb's book of life. Ch. xx11. Then he shewed | me a river of water of life, clear

as chrystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of 2 the lamb. In the midst, between the breadth of the city

and the river which ran on each side, was the tree of life, which bare twelve kinds of fruits, and yielded its fruit

every month : and the leaves of the tree were for the heal3 ing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse of

any kind || : but the throne of God and of the lamb shall 4 be in it; and his servants shall worship him, and shall

see his face ; and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And night shall not be [theref]: nor need of lamp, nor of

light of the sun ; for the Lord God will enlighten them ** ;

and they shall reign for ever and everft. 6 Then he said!ll unto me, “ These words are worthy

of belief and true : and, the Lord God of the spirits of

the prophets hath sent his angel to shew his servants 7 the things which must shortly come to pass." For, be

hold it, I will come quickly : happy is he who keepeth

the words of the prophecy of this book.' 8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And

when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship

before the feet of the angel who shewed me these 9 things. Then he saith unto me,“ See thou do it not : I am a fellow-servant* with thee, and with thy brethren

Or, and the glory and the honour of the nations shall be brought into it. N. m. + Gr. any thing that is common.

the angel shewed, N. See ver. 6. no curse any more, N.

Or, night shall be no more. See Griesbach. ** Or, will shine upon them. See Griesbach.

1 Gr. ages of ages. 11 the angel said, x.

$5 of the holy prophets, R. T. 11. behoid,' saith Jesus. These words, and the angel, ver. 6, are added by the Primate, bat without any authority from the text,

the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this 10 book : worship God.” Then he saith unto me, “ Seal

not the words of the prophecy of this book : the time is 11 neart. He that is unrighteous, let him be unrighteous

still ; and he that is polluted, let him be polluted still : and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still I :

and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” 12 «• Beholdll, I will come quickly : and my reward will

be with me, to give unto every man according as his work 13 shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and 14 the end, the first and the last. Happy are they that do

his commandments**, that they may have right to the

tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and

murtherers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 16 maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angeltt to testify

unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David ft, and the bright morning

him that is athirst, come : whosoever will, let him take

the water of life without cost. 18 “I'testify to every man that heareth the words of the

prophecy of this book : If any one shall add to the things,

God will add to him the scourges which are written in 19 this book :-and if any one shall take away from the words

• for I am a fellow-servant, R. T. Observe, that if Jesus is the speaker in ver. 7, he is also the speaker here. + for the time is near. R. T.

Let him be righteous still, R. T. Behold, saith Jesus, N. See ver. 7.

The dispensation of the gospel, which was introduced and confirmed by Christ, is complete in all its parts, and will be conducted throughout by Christ, i. e. by his instrumentality, or according to his declarations: for prophets are said to do those things which they are authorised to foretell. See. Rev. xi. 6.

** God's commandments, N.
# Or, 1 Jesus have sent this messenger of mine, i. e. John. See Wakefield.

11 The root in this place must mean a branch from the root or stock of David. Dr. Priestley. See Isaiah si. 1. 10.

of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his

part of the tree of life", and of the holy city, which are 20 written of in this book. He who testifieth these things,

saith, Surely, I will come quickly. Ament. Come,

Lord Jesus.” 21. The favour of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the

holy 1.

out of the book of life, R. 'T.

+ Amen, yea, or even so, come. R. T. with you all. Amen. R. T. and N. The Primate marks the word "you" as doubtful.

THE END.

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