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10 And the third angel sounded, five months : and their torment and there fell a great star from hea- was as the torment of a scorpicu, ven, burning as it were a lamp, and when he striketh a man. it fell upon the third part of the r 6 And in those days shall mes rivers, and upon the fountains of seek death, and shall not find it; waters;

and shall desire to die, and deau 11 And the name of the star is shall flee from them. called Wormwood: and the third 7 And the shapes of the locust part of the waters became worm- were like unto horses prepared unto wood ; and many men died of the battle ; and on their heads icer waters, because they were made as it were crowns like gold, and bitter.

their faces were as the faces of 12 And the fourth angel sound. men. ed, and the third part of the sun 8 And they had hair as the hair was smitten, and the third part of of women, and their teeth were the moon, and the third part of as the teeth of lions. the stars ; so as the third part of 9 And they had breast-plates, them was darkened, and the day as it were breast-plates of iron ; shone not for a third part of it, and and the sound of their wings was the night likewise.

as the sound of chariots of many w 13 And I beheld, and heard an horses running to battle. angel flying through the midst of 10 And they had tails like unto heaven, saying with a loud voice, scorpions, and there were stings in Wo, wo, wo, to the inhabiters of their tails: and their power sum the earth, by reason of the other to hurt men five months. voices of the trumpet of the three n 11 And they had a king over angels, which are yet to sound ! them, which is the angel of the CHAP. IX.

bottomless pit, whose name in the ND the fifth angel sounded, Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but

and I saw a star fall from in the Greek tongue hath his name heaven unto the earth: and to Apollyon. him was given the key of the bot- w 12 Ône wo is past; and behold

, toniless pit.

there come two woes more here2 And he opened the bottomless after. pit ; and there arose a smoke out 13 And the sixth angel sounded, of the pit, as the smoke of a great and I heard a voice from the four furnace ; and the sun and the air horns of the golden altar which is were darkened by reason of the before God, smoke of the pit.

8 14 Saying to the sixth angel 3 And there came out of the which had the trumpet, Loose the smoke locusts upon the earth: four angels which are bound in and unto them was given power, the great river Euphrates. as the scorpions of the earth have 15 And the four angels were power.

loosed, which were prepared for 4 And it was commanded them an hour, and a day, and a month, that they should not hurt the and a year, for to slay the third grass of the earth, neither any part of men. green thing, neither any tree ; but 16 And the number of the army only those men which have not of the horsemen were two hundred the seal of God in their foreheads. thousand thousand: and I heard

5 And to them it was given that the number of them. they should not kill them, but " 17 And thus I saw the horses in that they should be tormented the vision, and them that sat on


them, having breast-plates of fire, the earth, lifted up his hand to and of jacinth, and brimstone: heaven, and the heads of the horses were t 6 And sware by him that liveth as the heads of lions; and out of for ever and ever, who created their mouths issued fire, and smoke, heaven, and the things that there. and brimstone.

in are, and the earth, and the 18 By these three was the third things that therein are, and the part of men killed, by the fire, sea, and the things which are and by the smoke, and by the therein, that there should be time brimstone, which issued out of no longer. their mouths.

7 But in the days of the voice 19 For their power is in their of the seventh angel, when he mouth, and in their tails: for their shall begin to sound, the mystery tails were like unto serpents, and of God should be finished, as he had heads, and with them they do hath declared to his servants the hurt.

prophets. 20 And the rest of the men 8° And the voice which I heard which were not killed by these from heaven spake unto me again, plagues yet repented not of the and said, Go, and take the little works of their hands, that they book which is open in the hand of should not worship devils, and the angel which standeth upon idols of gold, and silver, and brass, the sea and upon the earth. and stone, and of wood: which 9 And I went unto the angel, neither can

see, nor hear, nor and said unto him, Give me the walk:

little book. And he said unto me, 21 Neither repented they of Take it, and eat it up; and it their murders, nor of their sor- shall make thy belly bitter, but it ceries, nor of their fornication, shall be in thy mouth sweet as nor of their thefts.

honey. CHAP. X.

10° And I took the little book *

gel come down from heaven, up; and it was in my mouth sweet clothed with a cloud: and a rain-as honey: and as soon as I had bow was upon his head, and his eaten it my belly was bitter. face was as it were the sun, anda 11 And he said unto me, Thou his feet as pillars of fire :

must prophecy again before many 2 And he had in his hand a little peoples, and nations, and tongues, book open: and he set his right and kings. foot upon the sea, and his left foot

CHAP. XI. on the earth,

reed like unto a rod: and as when a lion roareth: and when the angel stood, saying, Rise, and he had cried, seven thunders ut- measure the temple of God, and tered their voices.

the altar, and them that worship 4 And when the seven thunders therein. had uttered their voices, I was a 2 But the court which is withabout to write: and I heard a out the temple, leave out, and voice from heaven saying unto measure it not; for it is given me, Seal up those things which unto the Gentiles: and the holy the seven thunders uttered, and city shall they tread under foot write them not.

forty and two months. 5 And the angel which I saw 3 And I will give power unto my stand upon the sea, and upon two witnesses, and they shall pro

3. And cried with a loud voice, A need there was given me a

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phesy a thousand two hundred earthquake were slain of men se. and threescore days, clothed in ven thousand: and the remnant sackcloth.

were affrighted, and gave glory to 4 These are the two olive-trees, the God of heaven. and the two candlesticks standing w 14 The second wo is past; before the God of the earth. and behold, the third wo coineth

5 And if any man will hurt them, quickly. fire proceedeth out of their mouth, 15 And the seventh angel sound and devoureth their enemies: and ed; and there were great voices in if any man will hurt them, he heaven, saying, The kingdoms of must in this manner be killed. this world are become the king.

6 These have power to shut doms of our Lord, and of his Christ, heaven, that it rain not in the days and he shall reign for ever and of their prophecy: and have powever. er over waters to turn them to 16 And the four and twenty el blood, and to smite the earth with ders, which sat before God on their all plagues, as often as they will. seats, fell upon their faces, and g 1 And when they shall have worshipped God, finished their testimony, the beast t 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, that ascendeth out of the bottom. O Lord God Almighty, which ar, less pit shall make war against and wast, and art to come ; be them, and shall overcome them, cause thou hast taken to thee thy and kill them.

great power, and hast reigned. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie t 18 And the nations were angry, in the street of the great citya, and thy wrath is come, and the which spiritually is called Sodom time of the dead, that they should and Egypt, where also our Lord be judged, and that thou shouldes was crucified.

give reward unto thy servants the 9 And they of the people, and prophets, and to the saints, and kindreds, and tongues, and na- them that fear thy name, small tions, shall see their dead bodies and great; and shouldest destroy three days and a half, and shall them which destroy the earth. not suffer their dead bodies to be 19 And the temple of God was put in graves.

opened in heaven, and there was 10 And they that dwell upon seen in his temple the ark of his the earth shall rejoice over them, testament: and there were lightand make merry, and shall send nings, and voices, and thundergifts one to another; because these ings, and an earthquake, and great two prophets tormented them that hail. dwelt on the earth.


a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood clothed with the sun, and the moon upon their feet; and great fear under her feet, and upon her head fell upon them which saw them. a crown af twelve stars :

12 And they heard a great voice 2 And she, being with child, from heaven, saying, unto them, cried, travailing in birth, and painCome up hither. And they ascended to be delivered. ed up to heaven in a cloud ; and 3 And there appeared another their enemies beheld them. wonder in heaven ; and behold, a

13 And the same hour was there great red dragon, having seven a great earthquake, and the tenth heads and ten horns, and seves part of the city fell, and in the crowns upon his heads.

welt And after three days and a A Nonder in heaven ; a woman

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4 And his tail drew the third 14 And to the woman were given art of the stars of heaven, and two wings of a great eagle, that id cast them to the earth: and she might fly into the wilderness, ne dragon stood before the wo- into her place, where she is nouraan which was ready to be deli-ished for a time, and times, and ered, for to devour her child as half a time, from the face of he oon as it was born.

serpent. 5 And she brought forth a man- 15 And the serpent cast out of hild, who was to rule all nations his mouth water as a flood, after vith a rod of iron: and her child the woman, that he might cause vas caught up unto God, and to her to be carried away of the is throne.

flood. 6 And the woman fled into the 16 And the earth helped the wilderness, where she hath a place woman ; and the earth opened prepared of God, that they should her mouth, and swallowed up the feed her there a thousand two flood which the dragon cast out of hundred and threescore days.

his mouth. 7 And there was war in hea-c 17 And the dragon was wroth ven: Michael and his angels fought with the woman, and went to against the dragon ; and the dra. make war with the remnant of her gon fought and his angels, seed, which keep the command

8 And prevailed not ; neither ments of God, and have the testi. was their place found any more in mony of Jesus Christ. heaven.

CHAP. XIII. 9 And the great dragon was cast I stood upon sand of Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth up out of the sea, having seven the whole world: he was cast out heads and ten horns, and upon his into the earth, and his angels were horns ten crowns, and upon his cast out with him.

head the name of blasphemy. 10 And I heard a loud voice r 2 And the beast which I saw saying in heaven, Now is come was like unto a leopard, and his salvation, and strength, and the feet were as the feet of a bear, and kingdom of our God, and the pow. his mouth as the mouth of a lion: er of his Christ: for the accuser and the dragon gave him his of our brethren is cast down which power, and his seat, and great accused them before our God day authority. and night.

3 And I saw one of his heads as c 11 And they overcame him by it were wounded to death ; and the blood of the Lamb, and by the his. deadly wound was healed: word of their testimony ; and they and all the world wondered after loved not their lives unto the death. the beast. w 12 Therefore rejoice, ye hea- 4 And they worshipped the dravens, and ye that dwell in them. (gon which gave power unto the Wo to the inhabiters of the earth, beast: and they worshipped the and of the sea ! for the devil is come beast, saying, Who is like unto down unto you, having great wrath, the beast? who is able to make because he knoweth that he hath war with him ? but a short time.

5 And there was given unto him 13 And when the dragon saw a mouth speaking great things and that he was cast unto the earth, blasphemies; and power was given he persecuted the woman which to him to continue forty and two brought forth the man-child. months.

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6 And he opened his mouth in 16 And he causeth all, both blasphemy against God, to blas- small and great, rich and poor, pheme his name, and his taber- free and bond, to receive a mark nacle, and them that dwell in in their right hand, or in their heaven.

foreheads; 7 And it was given unto him to 17 And that no man might bu make war with the saints, and to or sell, save he that had the mari, overcome them: and power was or the name of the beast, or the given him over all kindreds, and number of his name. tongues, and nations..

D 18 Here is wisdom. Let hic t 8 And all that dwell upon the that hath understanding count the earth shall worship him, whose number of the beast: for it is the names are not written in the book number of a man ; and his aus of life of the Lamb slain from the ber is Six hundred threescore and foundation of the world.

sis. 9 If any man have an ear, let

CHAP. XIV. him hear.

ND I looked, and lo, a Lamb 10 He that leadeth into captivi. stood on the mount Sion, ty shall go into captivity: he that and with him a hundred forts Killeth with the sword, must be and four thousand, having his Fi killed with the sword. Here is ther's name written in their fore the patience and the faith of the heads. saints.

2 And I heard a voice from hea. 11 And I beheld another beast ven, as the voice of many waters coming up out of the earth, and and as the voice of a great thunhe had two horns like a lamb, and der: and I heard the voice of he spake as a dragon.

harpers harping with their harps: 12 And he exerciseth all the 3. And they sung as it were a power of the first beast before him, new song before the throne, and and causeth the earth and them before the four beasts, and the which dwell therein to worship the elders: and no man could lean first beast, whose deadly wound that song but the hundred and was healed.

forty and four thousand which 13 And he doeth great wonders, were redeemed from the earth. so that he maketh fire come down c 4 These are they which were from heaven on the earth in the not defiled with women ; for they sight of men,

are virgins. These are they which 14 And deceiveth them that follow the Lamb withersoever dwell on the earth by the means he goeth. These were redeemed of those miracles which he had from among men, being the first power to do in the sight of the fruits unto God and to the Lamb. beast; saying to them that dwell c 5 And in their mouth was found on the earth, that they should no guile: for they are without make an image to the beast, which fault before the throne of God. had the wound by a sword, and r 6 And I saw another angel fly did live.

in the midst of heaven, having the 15 And he had power to give everlasting gospel to preach unto life unto the image of the beast, them that dwell on the earth, and that the image of the beast should to every nation, and kindred, and both speak, and cause that as tongue, and people, many as would not worship the d 7 Saying with a loud voice, image of the beast should be Fear God, and give glory to him; killed.

for the hour of his judgment is

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