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The seven vials emptied. Revelation. Christ cometh as a thief. gave unto the seven angels seven] 9 And men were scorched with golden vials full of the wrath of great heat, and blasphemed the God, who liveth forever and of God, which hath power

8 And the temple was filled over these plagues: and they rewith smoke from the glory of pented not, to give him glory. God, and from his power; and 10 And the fifth angel poured no man was able to enter into the out his vial upon the seat of the temple, till the seven plagues of beast; and his kingdom was full of the seven angels were fulfilled. darkness; and they gnawed CHAP. XVI. their tongues for pain,

The angels pour out their vials. 11 And blasphemed the God ND I heard a great voice out of heaven because of their pains of the temple, saying to the and their sores, and repented not seven angels, Go your ways, and of their deeds.

pour out the vials of the wrath of 12 And the sixth angel poured God upon the earth. out his vial upon the great river

2 And the first went, and pour-Euphrates; and the water thereed out his vial upon the earth; of was dried up, that the way of and there fell a noisome and the kings of the east might be grievous sore upon the men prepared. which had the mark of the beast, 13 And I saw three unclean and upon them which worshipped spirits like frogs, come out of the his image. mouth of the dragon, and out of

3 And the second angel poured the mouth of the beast, and out out his vial upon the sea; and it of the mouth of the false prophet. became as the blood of a dead 14 For they are the spirits of man: and every living soul died devils, working miracles, which in the sea. go forth unto the kings of the

4 And the third angel poured earth, and of the whole world, to out his vial upon the rivers and gather them to the battle of that fountains of waters; and they be-great day of God Almighty. came blood. 15 Behold, I come as a thief.

5 And I heard the angel of the Blessed is he that watcheth, and waters say, Thou art righteous, keepeth his garments, lest he O Lord, which art, and wast, walk naked, and they see his and shalt be, because thou hast shame. judged thus:

16 And he gathered them to6 For they have shed the blood gether into a place, called in the of saints and prophets, and thou Hebrew tongue, Armageddon. hast given them blood to drink ; 17 And the seventh angel pourfor they are worthy. ed out his vial into the air; and

7 And I heard another out of there came a great voice out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God the temple of heaven, from the Almighty, true and righteous are throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and

thy judgments.

8 And the fourth angel poured thunders, and lightnings; and out his vial upon the sun; and there was a great earthquake, power was given unto him to such as was not since men were scorch men with fire. upon the earth, so mighty an

The interpretation. Chap. xvii. The victory of the Lamb. earthquake, and so great. THE MOTHER OF HAR19 And the great city was di-LOTS, AND ABOMINAvided into three parts, and the TIONS OF THE EARTH. cities of the nations fell: and 6 And I saw the woman drunk. great Babylon came in remem-jen with the blood of the saints, brance before God, to give unto and with the blood of the_marher the cup of the wine of the tyrs of Jesus: and when I saw fierceness of his wrath. her, I wondered with great ad

20 And every island fled away, miration. and the mountains were not 7 And the angel said unto me, found. Wherefore didst thou marvel? Í

21 And there fell upon men a will tell thee the mystery of the great hail out of heaven, every woman, and of the beast that carstone about the weight of a talent; rieth her, which hath the seven and men blasphemed God be-heads and ten horns.

cause of the plague of the hail; 8 The beast that thou sawest, for the plague thereof was exceed-was, and is not; and shall ascend ing great. out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that


CHAP. XVII. The interpretation of the seven dwell on the earth shall wonder, (whose names were not written in ND there came one of the the book of life from the foundaseven angels, which had the tion of the world,) when they beseven vials, and talked with me, hold the beast that was, and is saying unto me, Come hither; Inot, and yet is.


will shew unto thee the judgment 9 And here is the mind which of the great whore, that sitteth hath wisdom. The seven heads upon many waters: are seven mountains, on which

2 With whom the kings of the the woman sitteth. earth have committed fornica- 10 And there are seven kings: tion, and the inhabitants of the five are fallen, and one is, and the earth have been made drunk with other is not yet come; and when the wine of her fornication. he cometh, he must continue a 3 So he carried me away in short space.

the spirit into the wilderness; 11 And the beast that was, and and I saw a woman sit upon a is not, even he is the eighth, and scarlet-coloured beast, full of is of the seven, and goeth into names of blasphemy, having perdition. seven heads, and ten horns.

12 And the ten horns which 4 And the woman was arrayed thou sawest are ten kings; which in purple and scarlet-colour, and have received no kingdom as yet; decked with gold, and precious but receive power as kings one stones, and pearls, having a golden hour with the beast.

cup in her hand, full of abomina- 13 These have one mind, and tions and filthiness of her fornica-shall give their power and strength tion: Junto the beast.

5 And upon her forehead was 14 These shall make war with a name written, MYSTERY, the Lamb, and the Lamb shall BABYLON THE GREAT, overcome them: for he is Lord

The fall of Babylon;

Revelation. the merchants lament her.

of lords, and King of kings; and 5 For her sins have reached they that are with him are called, unto heaven, and God hath reand chosen, and faithful. membered her iniquities.

15 And he saith unto me,The 6 Reward her even as she rewaters which thou sawest, where warded you, and double unto the whore sitteth, are peoples, her double, according to her and multitudes, and nations, and works: in the cup which she tongues. hath filled, fill to her double.

16 And the ten horns which 7 How much she hath glorithou sawest upon the beast, these fied herself, and lived deliciously, shall hate the whore, and shall so much torment and sorrow give make her desolate, and naked, her: for she saith in her heart, and shall eat her flesh, and burn sit a queen, and am no widow, her with fire. and shall see no sorrow.

17 For God hath put in their 8 Therefore shall her plagues hearts to fulfil his will, and to come in one day, death, and agree, and give their kingdom mourning, and famine; and she unto the beast, until the words shall be utterly burnt with fire: of God shall be fulfilled. for strong is the Lord God who

18 And the woman which thou judgeth her. sawest, is that great city, which 9 And the kings of the earth, reigneth overthe kings of the earth. who have committed fornication CHAP. XVIII. and lived deliciously with her, Babylon's destruction. shall bewail her, and lament for AND after these things I saw her, when they shall see the another angel come down smoke of her burning, from heaven, having great power; 10 Standing afar off, for the and the earth was lightened with fear of her torment, saying, Alas, his glory. alas! that great city Babylon, that 2 And he cried mightily with a mighty city! for in one hour is strong voice, saying, Babylon the thy judgment come.

great is fallen, is fallen, and is 11 And the merchants of the become the habitation of devils, earth shall weep and mourn over and the hold of every foul spirit, her; for no man buyeth her and a cage of every unclean and merchandise any more.

hateful bird.

12 The merchandise of gold, 3 For all nations have drunk of and silver, and precious stones, the wine of the wrath of her for-and of pearls, and fine linen, and nication, and the kings of the purple, and silk, and scarlet, and earth have committed fornica-all thyine wood, and all manner tion with her, and the merchants vessels of ivory, and all manner of the earth are waxed rich vessels of most precious wood, through the abundance of her and of brass, and iron, and mardelicacies. ble.

4 And I heard a another voice 13 And cinnamon, and odours, from heaven, saying, Come out and ointments, and frankincense, of her, my people, that ye be not and wine, and oil, and fine flour, partakers of her sins, and that ye and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, receive not of her plagues: and horses, and chariots, and

God praised in heaven. Chap. xix. The marriage of the Lamb. slaves, and souls of men. Iman, of whatsoever craft be be, 14 And the fruits that thy soul shall be found any more in thee; lusted after, are departed from and the sound of a millstone shall thee, and all things which were be heard no more at all in thee; dainty and goodly, are departed 23 And the light of a candle from thee, and thou shalt find shall shine no more at all in thee; them no more at all. and the voice of the bridegroom

15 The merchants of these and of the bride shall be heard no things which were made rich by more at all in thee: for thy merher, shall stand afar off, for the chants were the great men of the fear of her torment, weeping and earth; for by thy sorceries were wailing, all nations deceived.

16 And saying, Alas, alas! that 24 And in her was found the great city, that was clothed in blood of prophets, and of saints, fine linen, and purple, and scar-and of all that were slain upon let, and decked with gold, and the earth.

precious stones, and pearls.


17 For in one hour so great The marriage of the Lamb. riches are come to nought. And AND after these things, 1 every shipmaster, and all the heard a great voice of much company in ships, and sailors, people in heaven, saying, Alleand as many as trade by sea,iuia; Salvation, and glory, and stood afar off, honour, and power, unto the

18 And cried, when they saw Lord our God: the smoke of her burning, say- 2 For true and righteous are ing, What city is like unto this his judgments: for he hath judggreat city! ed the great whore, which did 19 And they cast dust on their corrupt the earth with her forniheads, and cried, weeping and cation, and hath avenged the wailing, saying, Alas, alas! that blood of his servants at her hand. great city, wherein were madel 3 And again they said, Allerich all that had ships in the sea, luia. And her smoke rose up by reason of her costliness! for for ever and ever.

in one hour is she made desolate. 4 And the four and twenty 20 Rejoice over her, thou hea-jelders and the four beasts fell ven, and ye holy apostles and down and worshipped God that prophets; for God hath avenged sat on the throne, saying, Amen; you on her. Alleluia.

21 And a mighty angel took 5 And a voice came out of the up a stone like a great millstone, throne, saying, Praise our God, and cast it into the sea, saying, all ye his servants, and ye that Thus with violence shall that fear him, both small and great. great city Babylon be thrown 6 And I heard, as it were the down, and shall be found no more voice of a great multitude, and at all. as the voice of many waters, and 22 And the voice of harpers, as the voice of mighty thunderand musicians, and of pipers, andings, saying, Alleluia: for the trumpeters, shall be heard no Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. more at all in thee; and no crafts- 7 Let us be glad and rejoice,

The fowls called.

Revelation. Satan shall be loosed. and give honour to him; for the land on his thigh, a name written, marriage of the Lamb is come, KING OF KINGS, AND and his wife hath made herself LORD OF LORDS.

ready. 17 And I saw an angel stand8 And to her was granted, that ing in the sun: and he cried with she should be arrayed in fine a loud voice, saying, to all the linen, clean and white; for the fowls that fly in the midst of heafine linen is the righteousness of ven, Come and gather yourselves saints. together, unto the supper of the

9 And he saith unto me, Write, great God; Blessed are they which are cal- 18 That ye may eat the flesh led unto the marriage-supper of of kings, and the flesh of captains, the Lamb. And he saith unto and the flesh of mighty men, and me, These are the true sayings the flesh of horses, and of them of God. that sit on them, and the flesh of 10 And I fell at his feet to wor-all men, both free and bond, both ship him. And he said unto me, small and great.

See thou do it not; I am thy fel- 19 And I saw the beast, and low-servant, and of thy brethren the kings of the earth, and their that have the testimony of Jesus. armies, gathered together to make Worship God: for the testimony war against him that sat on the of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. horse, and against his army.

11 And I saw heaven opened, 20 And the beast was taken, and, behold, a white horse: and and with him the false prophet he that sat upon him was called that wrought miracles before him, Faithful and True; and in righ-with which he deceived them teousness he doth judge and make that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped


12 His eyes were as a flame of his image. These both were cast fire, and on his head were many alive into a lake of fire, burning crowns; and he had a name writ-with brimstone. ten, that no man knew, but he 21 And the remnant were slain himself. with the sword of him that sat 13 And he was clothed with a upon the horse, which sword provesture, dipped in blood; and ceeded out of his mouth: and all his name is called, The Word of the fowls were filled with their God. flesh.


14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon Satan bound for a thousand years. white horses, clothed in fine down from heaven, having ND I saw an angel come

linen, white and clean.

15 And out of his mouth goeth the key of the bottomless pit, and a sharp sword, that with it he a great chain in his hand. should smite the nations; and 2 And he laid hold on the he shall rule them with a rod of dragon, that old serpent, which is iron and he treadeth the wine-the devil, and Satan, and bound press of the fierceness and wrath him a thousand years,

of Almighty God.

3 And cast him into the bot16 And he hath on his vesture, tomless pit, and shɩ thim up, and

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