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A. D. 66. 15 To execute judgment upon all, and
20 But ye, beloved, building up your. to convict all that are ungodly among
selves on your most holy faith, praying them of all their ungodly deeds which
by the Holy Spirit, they have impiously committed, and of
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, all their hard speeches which 'ungodly n 1 Tim. 4. 1. looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus sinners have spoken against him. 2 Tim. 3. 1. Christ to eternal life.
16 These are murmurers, complain- 2 Pet. 3. 3. 22 And of some have compassion, maers, walking after their own lusts; and
king a difference: their mouth speaketh great swelling
23 And others save with fear, pulling words, having men's persons in admira
them out of the fire; hating even the gartion because of advantage.
ment spotted by the flesh. 17 But, beloved, remember ye the
24 Now' to him that is able to keep words which were spoken before by the
you from falling, and to present you apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
|faultless before the presence of his glory 18 That they told you a there would
with exceeding joy, be mockers in ihe last time, who would
25 To God the only wise, our Savior, walk after their own ungodly lusts.
be glory and majesty, dominion and por. 19 These are they who separate them
er, both now and ever. Amen. selves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
| The Revelation of JOHN.
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9 I John, who also am your brother, 4 John writeth his revelation to the seren
and companion in tribulation, and in the churches of Asia signified by the seven gold.
kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, en candlesticks. 7 The coming of Christ.
was in the isle ihat is called Patmos, for 14 His glorious power and majesty.
a Ex. 3. 14.
the word of God, and for the testimony of THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. 15. Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's
Col. 1. 18. his servants things which must shortly
day, and heard behind me a great voice, come to pass; and he sent and signified Hebr. 9, 14. as of a trumpet,
1 John 1. 7. it by his angel to his servant John:
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, 2 Who bore testimony of the word of
the first and the last : and, What thou
d1 Pet. 2. 5. God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ,
seest, write in a book, and send it to the and of all things that he saw.
seven churches which are in Asia; to
. 7. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they Matt: 24. 30. Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergathat hear the words of this prophecy, and
mos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and keep those things which are written "Zech.12.10
. to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. therein: for the time is at hand.
6 c. 21. 6. & 12 And I turned to see the voice that OHN to the seven churches which 22. 13. spoke with me. And having turned, I
saw seven golden candlesticks; peace, from him a who is, and who was,
13 And in the midst of the seven canand who is to come; and from the seven
dlesticks one like the Son of man, 4 clothSpirits who are before his throne;
ed with a garment down to the foot, and 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the
girt about the paps with a golden girdle. faithful witness, and the 6 first-begotten
14 His head and his hairs were white of the dead, and the prince of the kings 4 Dan. 10.56. like wool, as white as snow; and his of the earth. To him that loved us,
eyes were as a flame of fire; e and washed us from our sins in his own
15 And his feet like fine brass, as if blood,
they burned in a furnace; and his voice 6 And hath d made us kings and
as the sound of many waters. priests to God and his Father; to him bei Isa. 41.4. & 16 And he had in his right hand seven glory and dominion for ever and ever. 44. 6. stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp Amen.
two-edged sword: and his countenance 7. Behold, he cometh with clouds;
was as the sun shineth in his strength. and every eye shall see him, and , they
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his also who pierced him: and all kindreds
feet as dead. And he laid his right hand of the earth shall wail because of him.
upon me, saying to me, Fear not; i I am Even so, Amen.
the first and the last : 8 s I am Alpha and Omega, the begin- or, Hades
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; ning and the ending, saith the Lord, who or, invisi and behold, I am alive for evermore, is, and who was, and who is to come, the ble world. Amen ; and have the keys of : hell and Almighty
19 Write the things which thou hast
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14 But I have a few things against thee, seen, and the things which are, and the
because thou hast there them that hold things which shall be hereafter;
the doctrine of a Balaam, who taught 20 The mystery of the seven stars
Balak 10 cast a stumbling-block before which thou sawest in my right hand, and
the children of Israel, to eat things sacthe seven golden candlesticks. The seven
rificed to idols, and to commit lewdness. stars are the angels of the seven church
15 So hast thou also them that hold es: and the seven candlesticks which
the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thoú sa west are the seven churches.
thing I hate. CHAP. II.
16 Repent; or else I will come to thee What is commanded to be written to the angels
quickly, and will fight against them with (that is, the ministers) of the churches of 1
the sword of my mouth. Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 Thy. atira : and what is commended, or found
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear wanting in them.
what the Spirit saith to the churches; 10
To him that overcometh will I give to write; These things saith he that
eat of the bidden manna, and will give holdeth the seven stars in his right hand,
him a white stone, and on the stone a who walketh in the midst of the seven
new name written, which no man knowgolden candlesticks;
eth, he excepted, that receiveth it. 2 I know thy works, and thy labor, and
18 And to the angel of the church in thy patience, and that thou canst not
Thyatira write; These things saith the bear them who are evil; and thou hast
Son of God, who hath his eyes like a tried them who say they are apostles, and
flame of fire, and his feet are like fine are not; and hast found them liars :
brass ; 3 And hast borne, and hast patience,
19 I know thy works, and charity, and and for my name's sake hast labored, and
service, and faith, and thy patience, and hast not fainted.
thy works; and the last to be more than 4. Nevertheless, I have somewhat
the first: against thee, because thou hast left thy
20 Notwithstanding, I have a few first love.
things against thee, because thou suffer5 Remember therefore from whence
est that woman o Jezebel, who calleth thou hast fallen, and repent, and do the
herself a prophetess, to teach and to sefirst works; or else I will come to thee
duce my servants to commit lewdness, quickly, and will remove thy candlestick
and to eat things sacrificed to idols. out of its place, except thou repent.
21 And I gave her time to repent of 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest
her lewdness, and she repented not. the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, hate.
and them that commit adultery with her
a Num. 25.1. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
into great tribulation, except they repent what the Spirit saith to the churches;
of their deeds. To him that overcometh will I give to
23 And I will kill her children with eat of the tree of life, which is in the
death; and all the churches shall know midst of the paradise of God.
that c I am he who searcheth the reins 8 And to the angel of the church in
and hearts: and I will give to every one Smyrna, write; These things saith the
of you according to your works. first and the last, who was dead, and is
24 But to you I say, and to the rest in alive;
01 Kings 16. Thyatira, As many as have not this doc9 I know thy works, and tribulation,
31. trine, and who have not known the and poverty, (but thou art rich) and í
depths of Satan, as they speak; I will know the blasphemy of them who say
put upon you no other burden: they are Jews, and are not, but are the
25 'But that which ye have already synagogue of Satan.
hold fast till I come. 10 Fear none of those things which
26 And he that overcometh, and keepthou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will
eth my works to the end, to him will I cast some of you into prison, that ye may
give power over the nations: be tried; and ye shall have tribulation
27 (& And he shall rule them with a ten days. Be thou faithful to death, and
rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter I will give thee a crown of life.
shall they be broken to shivers:) even as
Pg. 7. 9. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear "Jer. 11. 20. I received of my Father. what the Spirit saith to the churches; He & 17. 10.
28 And I will give him the morningthat overcometh, shall not be hurt by the
star. second death.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear 12 And to the angel of the church in
what the Spirit saith to the churches. Pergamos write; These things saith he
CHAP. III. who hath the sharp sword with two
1 The angel of the church of Sardis is repror. edges;
ed, 3 erhoried to repeni, and threatened if
he does not repent. 8 The angel of the church 13 I know thy works, and where thou
of Philadelphia, 10 is approred for his dili. dwellest, even where Satan's seat is :
gence and patience. 15 The angel of Lao. and thou holdest fast my name, and hast
dicea is rebuked, for being neither hol nor
cold, 19 and admonished to be more zealous. not denied my faith, even in those days
20 Christ standeth at the door, and knocketh. wherein Antipas was my faithful mar
d Ps. 2. 9. tyr, who was slain among you, where Sa
Sardis write; These things saith tan dwelleth.
he that hath the seven Spirits of God,
A. D. 96. and the seven stars; I know thy works,
wretched, and miserable, and poor, and that thou hast a name, that thou livest,
blind, and naked : and art dead.
18 'I counsel thee to buy of me gold 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the
tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; things which remain, that are ready to
and white raiment, that thou mayest be die: for I have not found thy works per
clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedfect before God.
ness may not appear; and anoint thy 3 Remember therefore how thou hast
eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see. received and heard, and bold fast, and" 1 Thess. 19 d As many as I love, I rebuke and repent. If therefore thou shalt not
2 Pet. 3. 10.
chasten : be zealous therefore, and rewatch, I will come on thee as a thier, C. 16. 15. pent. and thou shalt not know what hour I will
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and come upon thee.
knock: Įf any man shall hear my voice, 4 Thou hast a few dames even in Sar
and open the door, I will come in to him, dis which have not defiled their gar
and will sup with him, and he with me. ments; and they shall walk with me in
21 To him that overcometh will I wbite: for they are worthy.
grant to sit with me on my throne, even 5 He that overcometh, the same shall • Phil. 4. 3. as I also overcame, and am set down be clothed in white raiment; and I will c. 20. 12. with my Father on his throne. not blot out his name out of the book
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear of life, but I will confess his name before
what the spirit saith to the churches. my Father, and before his angels.
CHAP. IV. 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear
2 John seeth the throne of God in keater. 4 what the Spirit saith to the churches.
The four and twenty elders. 6 The four 7 And to the angel of the church in Isa. 22. 22.
living beings full of eyes before and behind.
10 The elders lay doron their crowns, and Philadelphia write; These things saith
worship him that sat on the throne. he that is holy, he that is true, he that
FTER this I looked, and behold, a hath the key of David, he that openeth, 1 or, in La. and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and odicea. the first voice which I heard, was as it no man openeth:
were of a trumpet talking with me; 8 I know thy works: behold, I have
which said, Come up hither, and I will set before thee an open door, and no man
show thee things which must be hereafcan shut it: for thou hast a little strength,
ter. and hast kept my word, and hast not de
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: nied my name.
and behold, a throne was set in heaven, 9 Behold, I will make them of the
and one sat on the throne. synagogue of Satan, who say they are
3 And he that sat was in appearance Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I
like a jasper and a sardine stone: and will make them to come and worship be
there was a rain-bow around the throne fore thy feet, and to know that I have
in sight like an emerald. loved thee.
4 And around the throne were four 10 Because thou hast kept the word
and twenty seats; and upon the seats I of my patience, I also will keep thee
saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothfrom the hour of temptation, which shall
ed in white raiment; and they had on come upon all the world, to try them that
their heads crowns of gold.
d Prov. 3. 11. dwell upon the earth.
5 And out of the throne proceeded
Hebr. 12. 5. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that
lightnings and thunderings and voices. fast which thou hast, that no man take
And there were seven lamps of fire burnthy crown.
ing before the throne, which are the seven 12 Him that overcometh, will I make
Spirits of God. a pillar in the temple of my God, and he
*6 And before the throne there tas a shall go out no more: and I will write
sea of glass like crystal: And in the upon him the name of my God, and the
midst of the throne, and around the name of the city of my God, which is
throne, were four living beings full of new Jerusalem, which cometh down out
eyes before and behind. of heaven from my God: and I will
7 And the first living being was like a uorite upon him my new name.
lion, and the second living being like a 13 He that hath an ear, let him hear
calf, and the third living being had a what the Spirit saith to the churches.
1 Gr. they
face as a man, and the fourth living be
have no 14 And io the angel of the church i
ing was like a flying eagle. of the Laodiceans write; These things
8 And the four living beings had each saith the Amen, the faithful and true
of them six wings about him; and they witness, the beginning of the creation of
were full of eyes within: and i they rest
not day and night, saying, - Holy, holy, 15'I know thy works, that thou art
holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert
is, and is to come. cold or hot.
'9 And when those living beings give 16 So then, because thou art luke
glory, and honor, and thanks to him that warm, and neither cold nor hot, I will
sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and vomit thee out of my mouth:
ever, 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and
10 The four and twenty elders fall increased with goods, and have need of
down before him that sat on the throne, nothing; and knowest not that thou art!
and worship him that liveth for and ever