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The water and tree of life. CHAP. XXII. Nothing to be added, &c. 959 the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb seen, I fell down to worship before the are the temple of it.

feet of the angel which shewed me these 23 And the city had no need of the things. sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it : 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it for the glory of God did lighten it, and not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of the Lamb is the light thereof.

thy brethren the prophets, and of them 24 And the nations of them which are which keep the sayings of this book : saved shall walk in the light of it : and worship God. the kings of the earth do bring their glo- 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the ry and honour into it.

sayings of the prophecy of this book : 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at for the time is at hand. all by day: for there shall be no night there. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust

26 And they shall bring the glory and still : and he which is filthy, let him be honour of the nations into it.

tilthy still: and he that is righteous, let 27 And there shall in no wise enter in- him be righteous still: and he that is holy, to it any thing that defileth, neither what- let him be holy still. soever worketh abomination, or maketh 12 And behold, I come quickly; and a lie; but they which are written in the my reward is with me, to give every Lamb's book of life.

man according as his work shall be. CHAP, XXII.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the be1 The river of the water of life. 2. The ginning and the end, the first and the

tree of life. 5 The light of the city of || last. God is himself. 18 Nothing may be 14 Blessed are they that do his comadded to this prophecy nor diminished | mandments, that they may have right to therefrom.

the tree of life, and may enter in through A

the gates into the city. ter of life, clear as crystal, proceed- 15 For without are dogs, and sorcering out of the throne of God and of the ers, and whoremongers, and murderers, Lamb.

and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 2 In the midst of the street of it, and maketh a lie. on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of unto you these things in the churches. I fruits, and yielded her fruit every month : am the root and the offspring of David, and the leaves of the tree were for the and the bright and morning-star. healing of the nations.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, 3 And there shall be no more curse: but Come. And let him that heareth say, the throne of God and of the Lamb shall Come. And let him that is athirst come : be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And whosoever will, let him take the

4 And they shall see his face; and his water of life freely. name shall be in their foreheads.

18 For I testify unto every man that 5 And there shall be no night there; heareth the words of the prophecy of and they need no candle, neither light of this book, If any man shall add unto these the sun ; for the Lord God giveth them things, God shall add unto him the light; and they shall reign for ever and plagues that are written in this book : ever.

19 And if any man shall take away. 6 And he said unto me, These sayings from the words of the book of this proare faithful and true. And the Lord God phecy, God shall take away his part out of the holy prophets sent his angel to of the book of life, and out of the holy shew unto his servants the things which city, and from the things which are writmust shortly be done.

ten in this book. 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he 20 He which testifieth these things saith, that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy Surely I come quickly: Amen. Even so, of this book.

come, Lord Jesus. 8 And I John saw these things, and 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ heard them. And when I had hcard and l be with you all. Amen.

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PATRIARCHS, or Fathers of Families, | Aaron's family ; of these were three orsuch as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and ders, Gershonites, Kohathites, Merarites, his sons.

several sons of Levi. Judges, Temporary Supreme Gover- Nethinims, Inferior servants to the nors, immediately appointed by God, over Priests and Levites (not of their tribe) to the children of Israel.

draw water, and cleave wood, &c. kings, and they either of the whole Prophets, anciently called Seers, who nation, or after the falling off of the ten foretold future events and denounced tribes, of Judah or Israel.

God's Judgments Elders, Senators, the LXX, or Sanhe- Children of the Prophets, their discidrim.

ples, or scholars. Officers, Provosts, Sheriffs, or Execu- Wise Men, called so in imitation of the ticners.

eastern Magi, or Gentile Philosophers. Judges, Inferior Rulers, such as deter- Scribes, Writers and Expounders of mined controversies in particular cities. the law.

Israclites, Hebrews, descendants from Disputers, that raised and determined Jacob.

questions out of the law. An Hebrequ of Hebrews, an Israelite Rabbies, or Doctors, Teachers of Israel. by original extraction.

Libertines, Freed men of Rome, who, A Proselyte of the Covenant, who was being Jews, or Proselytes, had a synagogue circumcised, and submitted to the whole or oratory tor themselves kw,

Gaulonites, or Galileans, who pretendA Proselyte of the Gate, or Stranger | ed it unlawful to obey an heathen magiswho worshipped one God, but remained trate. urcircumcised.

Herodians, who shaped their religion OFFICERS UNDER THE ASSYRIAN OR to the times, and particularis flattered PERSIAN MONARCHS.

Herod. Tirshatha, or Governor appointed by Epicurians, who placed all happiness the kings of Assyria or Persia.

in pleasure. Hearts of the Captivity, The chief of Stoicks, who denied the liberty of the cach tribe or family, who exercised a pre- Will, and pretended all events were decarious government during the captivity cermined by fatal necessity: UNDER THE GRECIAN

Simon Nlagus, author of the heresy of SUPERIOR OFFICERS.

the Gnosticks, who taught that men, howMaccabces, the Successors of Juda: ever vicious their practice was, should be Maccabeus, high priests, who presideri saved by their knowledge. with kingly power:

Nicolaitana, the Disciples of Nicolar, UNDER THE ROMAN EMPERORS. ne of the first seven Deacons, who taught Presidents, or Governors, sent from the community of wives. Rome with imperial power.

Nazarites, who under a vow abstainTetrarchs, who had kingly power ined from wine, Sc. four provinces.

Nazarenes, Jews professing

Christianity. Proconsu's, or Deputies of Provinces. Zealots Sicarü, or Murderers, who unINFERIOR OFFICERS.

der pretence of the law, thought themPublicans, or Tax-gatherers.

selves authorized to commit any outrage. Centurions, Captains of an hundred Pharisees, Separatists, who upon the

pinion of their own gulliness despised all ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICERS, OR thers.

Sadducers, who denied the resurrecHigh Priests, who only might enter the lion of the dead, angels, and spirits. Holy of Holies.

Samaritans, mongrel professors, partly Sicond Priests, or Saçan, who sup- Heathen, and partly Jews, the offspring of plied the high priest's Office in case he he Assyrians sent to Samaria. were disable.

Apostles, Missionaries, or persons sent ; High Priests for the War, set apart they who were sent by our Saviour, from for the occasion of an expedi ion.

cheir number were called, The Twelve. Pricsts, Levites of the Sons of Aaron, Bishops, Successors of the Apostles in divided into twenty four ranks, each rank he government of the church. serving weekly in the temple.

Deacons, Officers chosen by the AposLevites, cf the tribe of Levi, but not of ll tles to take care of the poor.


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