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The opening of the seals, CHAP. VI, VII. and what followed thereupon. 949

6 And I beheld, and lo, in the midst the four beasts say, A measure of whea! of the throne, and of the four beasts, and for a penny, and three measures of barley in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil as it had been slain, having seven horns, and the wine. and seven eyes, which are the seven Spir- 7. And when he had opened the fourth its of God sent forth into all the earth. seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast

7 And he came and took the book out say, Come and see. of the right hand of him that sat upon the 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale throne.

horse : and his name that sat on him was 8 And when he had taken the book, the || Death, and hell followed with him. And four beasts, and four and twenty elders fell power was given unto them over the down before the Lamb, having every one fourth part of the earth, to kill with of them harps, and golden vials full of o- | sword, and with hunger, and with death, dours, which are the prayers of saints. and with the beasts of the earth.

9 And they sung a new song, saying, 9 And when he had opened the fifth Thou art worthy to take the book, and to seal, I saw under the altar the souls of open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, them that were slain for the word of God, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood and for the testimony which they held : out of every kindred, and tongue, and 10 And they cried with a loud voice, people, and nation ;

saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, 10 And hast made us unto our God kings dost thou not judge and avenge our blood and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. on them that dwell on the earth ?

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice 11 And white robes were given unto of many angels round about the throne, every one of them; and it was said unto and the beasts, and t'e elders : and the them, that they should rest yet for a little number of them was ten thousand times season, until their fellow-servants also ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; and their brethren, that should be killed

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is as they were, should be fulfilled. the Lamb that was slain to receive pow- 12 And I beheld when he had opened er, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great and honour, and glory, and blessing: earthquake; and the sun became black

13 And every creature which is in heav- as sackcloth of hair, and the moon been, and on the earth, and under the earth, came as blood : and such as are in the sea, and all that are 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and earth, even as a fig-tree casteth heruntimehonour, and glory, and power, be unto ly figs,when she is shaken of a mightywind. him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto 14 And the heaven departed as a the Lamb for ever and ever.

scroll when it is rolled together; and 14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the every mountain and island were moved four and twenty elders fell down and wor- out of their places. shipped him that liveth for ever and ever. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the CHAP. VI.

great men, and the rich men, and the The opening of the seals in order, and chief captains, and the mighty men, and what followed thereupon.

every bond-man, and every free-man, hid ND I saw when the Lamb opened themselves in the dens and in the rocks were the noise of thunder, one of the four 16 And said to the mountains and beasts saying, Come and see.

rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse: | face of him that sitteth on the throne, and and he that sat on him had a bow; and from the wrath of the Lamb: a crown was given unto him : and he 17 For the great day of his wrath is went forth conquering, and to conquer. come ; and who shall be able to stand ? 3 And when he had opened the second

CHAP. VII. seal, I heard the second beast say, Come 3 An angel sealeth the servants of God and see.

in their forcheads. 4 The number of 4 And there went out another horse that them that were scaled ; of all nation: was red: and power was given to him that an innumerable multitude. to : A

ND after these things I saw four anand that they should kill one another: and gels standing on the four corners of there was given unto him a great sword. the earth, holding the four winds of the

5 And when he had opened the third earth, that the wind should not blow on seal, I heard the third beast say, Come the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black 2 And I saw another angel ascendhorse ; and he that sat on him had a pair ing from the east, having the seal of the of balances in his hand.

living God: and he cried with a loud 6 And I heard! a voice in the midst of : voice to the four angels, to whom it was

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950 The number of the sealed. REVELATION. Seven angels with seven trumpets. given to hurt the earth and the sea, 2 And I saw the seven angels which

3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither stood before God; and to them were girthe sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed en seven trumpets. the servants of our God in their foreheads. 3 And another angel came and stood

4 And I heard the number of them at the altar, having a golden censer; and which were sealed: and there were sealed | there was given unto him much incense, an hundred and forty and four thousand that he should offer it with the prayers of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

of all saints upon the golden altar which 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed was before the throne. twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben 4 And the smoke of the incense, which were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe came with the prayers of the saints, ascendof Gad were sealed twelve thousand. ed up before God out of the angel's hand.

6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve 5 And the angel took the censer, and fillthousand. Of the tribe of Napthtalim were ed it with fire of the altar,and castit into the sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of earth: and there were voices and thunderManasses were sealed twelve thousand. ings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed 6 And the seven angelswhich had the sev. twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi en trumpets prepared themselves to sound. were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe 7 The first angel sounded, and there of Isachar were sealed twelve thousand. followed hail and fire mingled with blood,

8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed and they were cast upon the earth : and twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph the third part of trees was burnt up, and were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe all green grass was burnt up. of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. 8 And the second angel sounded, and

9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great as it were a great mountain burning with multitude, which no man could number, fire was cast into the sea : and the third of all nations, and kindreds, and people, part of the sea became blood; and tongues, stood before the throne, and 9 And the third part of the creatures before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, whichwere in the sea, and had life,died; and and palms in their hands ;

the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, 10 And the third angel sounded, and Salvation to our God which sitteth upon there fell a great star from heaven, burnthe throne, and unto the Lamb.

ing as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the 11 And all the angels stood round a- third part of the rivers, and upon the bout the throne, and about the elders and fountains of waters; the four beasts, and fell before the throne 11 And the name of the star is called on their faces, and worshipped God, Wormwood; and the third partof thewaters

12 Saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, became worm wond; and many men died of and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and hon- the waters, because they were made bitter. our, and power, and might, be unto our 12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the God for ever and ever. Amen.

third part of the sun was smitten, and the 13 And one of the elders answered, saying third part of the moon, and the third part of unto me, What are these which are array- the stars ; so as the third part of them ed in white robes ? and whence came they? was darkened, and the day shone not for

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou a third part of it, and the night likewise. knowest. And he said to me, These are 13 And I beheld, and heard an angel they which came out of great tribulation, flying through the midst of heaven, sayand have washed their robes, and made ing with a loud voice, Woe, woe, wce, them white in the blood of the Lamb. to the inhabiters of the earth, by reason

15 Therefore are they before the throne of the other voices of the trumpet of the of God, and serve him day and night in three angels, which are yet to sound ! his temple: and he that sitteth on the

CHAP. IX. throne shall dwell among them.

1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a

star falleth from heaven, lo whom is girthirst any more; neither shall the sun light en the key of the bottomless pit : 12 The on them, nor any heat

first woc past. 13 The sixth trumpet 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of soundeth. 14 Four angels are let loose. the throne shall feed them, and shall lead || A Sawta star fall from heaven unto the them unto living fountains of waters : and God shallwipe awayalltearsfrom theireyes. earth : and to him was given the key of CHAP. VIII.

the bottomless pit. 1 At the opening of the seventh seal, 2 seven 2 And he opened the bottomless pit ; angels have seven trumpets given them. and there arose a smoke out of the pit, he

as the smoke of a great furnace; and seal, there was silence in heaven a- the sun and the air were darkened by bout the space of half an hour.

reason of the smoke of the pit.

, neither 1.

Locusts come forth.

CHAP. x, xi. Anangelafifieareth with a book. 951 3 And there came out of the smoke 20 And the rest of the men which were locusts upon the earth : and unto them not killed by these plagues yet repented not was given power, as the scorpions of the of the works of their hands, that they should earth have power.

not worship devils, and idols of gold, and 4 And it was commanded them that silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: they should not hurt the grass of the earth, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: neither any green thing, neither any tree; 21 Neither repented they of their murbut only those men which have not the ders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their seal of God in their foreheads.

fornication, nor of their thefts. 5 And to them it was given that they

CHAP. X. should not kill them, but that they should 1 A mighty strong angel appeareth with a be tormented five months : and their tor- book open in his hand. 9 John is comment was as the torment of a scorpion, manded to take and eat the book. when he striketh a man.

6 And in those days shall men seek down from heaven, clothed with a death, and shall not find it; and shall de- cloud : and a rainbow was upon his head, sire to die, and death shall flee from them. and his face was as it were the sun, and

7 And the shapes of the locusts were his feet as pillars of fire : like unto horses prepared unto battle ; 2 And he had in his hand a little book and on their heads were as it were open : and he set his right foot upon the crowns like gold, and their faces were sea, and his left foot on the earth, as the faces of men.

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when 8 And they had hair as the hair of wom- a lion roareth : and when he had cried, en, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. seven thunders uttered their voices.

9 And they had breast-plates, as it were 4. And when the seven thunders had utbreast-plates of iron; and the sound oftered their voices, I was about to write : their wings was as the sound of chariots and I heard a voice from heaven saying unof many horses running to battle. to me, Seal up those things which the sev

10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, en thunders uttered, and write them not. and there were stings in their tails ; and 5 And the angel which I saw stand uptheir power was to hurt men five months. on the sea and upon the earth lifted up

11 And they had a king over them, his hand to heaven, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, 6 And sware by him that liveth for evwhose name in the Hebrew tongue is A- er and ever, who created heaven, and the baddon, but in the Greek tongue he hath things that therein are, and the earth, and his name Apollyon.

the things that therein are, and the sea, 12 One woe is past; and behold, and the things which are therein, that there come two woes more hereafter. there should be time no longer :

13 And the sixth angel sounded, and 7 But in the days of the voice of the sevI heard a voice from the four horns of enth angel, when he shall begin to sound, the golden altar which is before God, the mystery of God should be finished, as he

14 Saying to the sixth angel which had hath declared to his servants the prophets. the trumpet, Loose the four angels which 8 And the voice which I heard from are bound in the great river Euphrates. heaven spake unto me again, and said,

15 And the four angels were loosed, i Go, and take the little book which is open which were prepared for an hour, and a in the hand of the angel which standeth day, and a month, and a year, for to slay | upon the sea and upon the earth. the third part of men.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said 16 And the number of the army of the unto him, Give me the little book. And horsemen were two hundred thousand he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; thousand: and I heard the number of them. and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it

17 And thus I saw the horses in the vis- i shall be in thy mouth sweet as loney. ion, and them that sat on them, having 10 And I took the little book out of the breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in brimstone: and the heads of the horses mouth sweet as honey : and as soon as were as the heads of lions; and out of their I had eaten it my belly was bitter. mouths issued fire, and smoke, and brim- 11 And he said unto me, Thou must stone.

prophesy again before many peoples, and 18 By these three was the third part of nations, and tongues, and kings. men killed, by the fire, and by the

CHAP. XI. smoke, and by the brimstone, which is- 3,7'he trvo witnesses prophesy. 7 The beast sued out of their mouths.

shall kill them. 14 The second woe past. 19 For their power is in their mouth, 15 The seventh trumpet soundeth. and in their tails : for their tails were ND there was given me a reed like unlike unto serpents, and had heads, and to a rod : and the angel stood, saying, with them they do hurt.

Rise, and measure the temple of God, and 952 The two witnesses prophesy. REVELATION. The grcat red dragon. the altar, and them that worship therein. || Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast,

2 But the court which is without the il and art to come; because thou hast taken temple, leave out, and measure it not; for to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. it is given unto the Gentiles : and the 18 And the nations were angry, and holy city shall they tread under foot for- thy wrath is come, and the time of the ty and two months.

dead, that they should be judged, and 3 And I will give power unto my two that thou shouldest give reward unto thy witnesses, and they shall prophesy a servants the prophets, and to the saints, thousand two hundred and threescore and them that fear thy name, small and days, clothed in sackcloth.

great ; and shouldest destroy them which 4 These are the two olive-trees, and destroy the earth. the two candlesticks standing before the 19 And the temple of God was opened in God of the earth.

heaven, and there was seen in his temple 5 And if any man will hurt them, fire pro- the ark of his testament: and there were ceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, their enemies : and if any man will hurt and an earthquake, and great hail. them, he must in this manner be killed.

CHAP. XÜ. 6 These have power to shut heaven, that 1 A woman clothed with the sun travailit rain not in the days of their prophecy : eth. 4 The great red dragon standeih and have power over waters to turn them before her, ready to devour her child. 6 to blood, and to smite the earth with all She fleeth into the wilderness. 7 Miplagues, as often as they will.

chael and his angels fight with the 7 And when they shall have finished their dragon and prevail. testimony, the beast that ascendeth out ND !here appeared a great wonder of the bottomless pit shall make war a

. gainst them, and shall overcome them, the sun, and the moon under her feet, and kill them.

and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the 2 And she being with child, cried, trarstreet of the great city, which spiritually ailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. is called Sodom and Egypt, where also 3 And there appeared another wonder our Lord was crucified.

in heaven; and behold, a great red drag9 And they of the people, and kindreds, on, having seven heads and ten horns, and tongues, and nations, shall see their and seven crowns upon his heads. dead boxlies three days and an half, and 4 And his tail drew the third part of the shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put stars of heaven, and did cast them to the in graves.

earth: and the dragon stood before the 10 And they that dwell upon the earth woman which was ready tobe delivered, for shall rejoice over them, and make merry, to devour her child as soon as it was born. and shall send gifts one to another; be- 5 And she brought forth a man-child, cause these two prophets tormented them who was to rule all nations with a rod that dwelt on the earth.

of iron : and her child was caught up 11 And after three days and an half the unto God, and to his throne. spirit of life from God entered into them, 6 And the woman fled into the wiland they stood upon their feet; and great derness, where she hatha place prepared of fear fell upon them which saw them. God, that they should feed her there a thou

12 And they heard a great voice from sand two hundred and threescore days heaven, saying unto them, Come up hither. 7 And there was war in heaven: MiAnd they ascended up to heaven in a chaeland his angelsfought against thedragcloud; and their enemies beheld them, no; and the dragon fought and his angels,

13 And the same hour was there a 8 And prevailed not; neither was there great earthquake, and the tenth part of place found any more in heaven. the city fell, and in the earthquake were 9 Aod the great dragon was cast out, slain of men seven thousand : and the that old serpent, called the Devil, and Saremnant were affrighted, and gave glory | tan, which leceiveth the whole world : to the God of heaven.

he was cast out into the earth, and his 14 The second woe is past ; and be- || angels were cast out with him. hold, the third woe cometh quickly.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and heaven, Now is come salvation, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, strength, and the kingdom of our God, and The kingdoms of this world are become the the power of his Christ: for the accuser of kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; our brethren is cast down, which accused and he shall reign for ever and ever. them before our God day and night.

16 And the four and twenty elders, 11 And they overcame him by the which sat before God on their seats, feli blood of the Lamb, and by the word of upon their faces, and worshipped God, their testimony; and they loved not their 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, olives unto the death.

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The beast with seven heads, sc. CHAP. XIII, Xiv. The Lamband his company. 953

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, ind! written in the book of life of the Lamb ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhab- slain from the foundation of the world. iters of the earth, and of the sea ! for 9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. the devil is come down unto you, having 10 Hethat leadeth into captivity shallgo great wrath, because he knoweth that he || into captivity : he that killeth with the hath but a short time.

sword must be killed with the sword. Here 13 And when the dragon saw that he was || is the patience and the faith of the saints. cast untotheearth, he persecuted the wom- 11 And I beheld another beast coming an which brought forth the man-child. up out of the earth, and he had two horns

14 And to the woman were given two | like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. wings of a great eagle, that she might fly 12 And he exerciseth all the power of into the wilderness, into her place, where the first beast before him, and causeth the she is nourished for a time, and times, and | earth and them which dwell therein to half a time, from the face of the serpent. || worship the first beast, whose deadly

15 And the serpent castout of his mouth wound was healed. water as a flood after the woman, that 13 And he doeth great wonders, so he might cause her to be carried away that he maketh fire come down from of the flood.

heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 16 And the earth helped the woman, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on and the earth opened her mouth, and the earth by the means of those miracles swallowed up the food which the dragon which he had power to do in the sight of cast out of his mouth.

the beast; saying to them that dwell on 17 And the dragon was wroth with the the earth, that they should make an imwoman, and went to make war with the age to the beast, which had the wound by remnant of her seed, which keep the com- a sword, and did live. mandments of God, and have the testimo- 15 And he had power to give life unto ny of Jesus Christ.

the image of the beast, that the image of CHAP. XIII.

the beast should both speak, and cause that 1 A beast riseth out of the sea with seven as many as would not worship the image heads and ten horns, to whom the dragon of the beast should be killed. giveth his power. 11 Another beasl com- 16 And he causeth all, both small and eth up out of the carik ; 14 causeth an im- great, rich and poor, free and bond, to age to be made of the former beast, &c. receive a mark in their right hand, or in A passtood upon the sand of the sea their foreheads :

17 And that no man might buy or sell, sea, having seven heads and ten horns, | save he that had the mark, or the name of and upon his horns ten crowns, and up- the beast, or the number of his name. on his heads the name of blasphemy. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath

2 And the beast which I saw was like un- understanding count the number of the to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of beast: for it is the number of a man; and a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a his number is six hundred threescore and lion : and the dragon gave him his pow. six. er, and his seat, and great authority.

CHAP. XIV. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were | 1 The Lamb standeth on mount Sion with wounded to death; and his deadly wound his company; 6 an angel preacheth the was healed: and all the world wondered gospel. 8 The fall of Babylon. 15 The after the beast.

harvest of the world. 20 The wine-press 4 And they worshipped the dragon of the wrath of God. which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is

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ND I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on like unto the beast? who is able to make i dred forty and four thousand, having his war with him?

Father's name written in their foreheads. 5 And there was given unto him a 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as mouth speaking great things and blasphe- the voice of many waters, and as the voice mies; and power was given unto him to of a great thunder: and I heard the voice continue forty and two months.

of harpers harping with their harps: 6 And he opened his mouth in blas- 3 And they sung as it were a new song pheny against Gal, to blaspheine his before the throne, and before the four name, and his tabernacle, and them that i beasts, and the elders : and no man could dwell in heaven.

learn that song but the hundred and forty 7 And it was given unto him to make and four thousand, which were redeemed war with the saints, and to overcome from the earth. them: and power was given him over all 4 These are they which were not kindreds, and tongues, and nations. defiled with women; for they are vir

8. And all that dwell upon the earth gins. These are they, which follow the shall worship him, whose names are not "Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These

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