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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.

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CHAP. I.

A. D. 96.

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.

20.

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

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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

of death.

19 Write the things which thou hast

A. D. 96.

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

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Sardis write; These things saith tan dwelleth.

he that hath the seven Spirits of God,

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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

Test.

God;

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