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22 And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

9 And there came unto me one of the 21 And the twelve gates were twelve seven angels which had the seven vials pearls; every several gate was of one full of the seven last plagues, and talk pearl; and the street of the city was ed with me, saying, Come hither, I will pure gold, as it were transparent glass. shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the ho- 23 And the city had no need of the ly Jerusalem, descending out of hea-sun, neither of the moon, to shine in ven from God, it; for the glory of God did lighten it, 11 Having the glory of God; and and the Lamb is the light thereof. her light was like unto a stone most 24 And the nations of them which precious, even like a jasper stone, are saved shall walk in the 'light of it; clear as crystal; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there.

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13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.'

26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

16 And the city lieth four-square, and the length is as large as the breadth; and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of man, that is, of the angel.

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18 And the building of the wall of was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

19 And the foundations of the wall 2 In the midst of the street of it, and of the city were garnished with all on either side of the river, was there manner of precious stones. The first the tree of life, which bear twelve foundation was jasper; the second, manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; every month; and the leaves of the the fourth, an emerald; tree were for the healing of the nations.

1 The precious stones mentioned in this chapter are generally of the foliowing colours, viz.

27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever workath abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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Questions. What are the first four verses!
Who shall inherit all things!
Who will be punished?
Repeat the last verse.

CHAP. XXII.

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The river of the water of life. 2 The tree of life 5 The light of the city of God is himself. 9 The angel will not be worshipped. 18 Nothing may be added to the word of God, nor di minished therefrom.

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth

Jasper; sea-green.
Sapphire; blue.

Chalcedony; of several colours; the best is them light; and they shall reign for

ever and ever.

yellow and red. Emerald; a bright green.

Sardonyx; a dark, horny colour, with a little To'paz; pale green, with a little yellow. Chrysoprasus; yellowish green, with a shade

red.

of blue.

Sar'dius; blood red.
Chrysolite; dusky green, with a little yellow. Jacinth; red, mixed with yellow.
Beryl; bluish green.

Amethyst; purple, or blue and red.

AND he shewed me a pare river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

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6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true; and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

7 Behold, I come quickly; blessed
is he that keepeth the sayings of the
prophecy of this book.

8 And I John saw these things, and
heard them. And when I had heard
and seen, I fell down to worship be-
fore the feet of the angel which shewed Come.
me these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou
do it not; for I am thy fellow-servant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and
of them which keep the sayings of this
book: worship God.

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the

Jast.

15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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Second Priests, or Sagan, who supplied the high priest's office, in case he were disabled.

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Kings, and they either of the whole na-divided into twenty-four ranks, each rank tion, or, after the falling off of the ten tribes, serving weekly in the temple. of Judah or Israel.

Levites, of the tribe of Levi, but not of Elders, senators, the LXX, or Sanhe-Aaron's family; of these were three orders, Gershonites, Ko'hathites, Me'rarites, seve

drin.

Officers, prov'osts, sheriffs, or execution-ral sons of Levi.

High Priests for the War, set apart for the occasion of an expedition.

Priests, Le'vites of the sons of Aaron,

Neth'inims, inferior servants to the priests and Levites (not of their tribe) to draw w 3ter, and cleave wood, &c.

Prophets, anciently called seers, who foretold future events, and denounced God's judgments.

Children of the Prophets, their disciples or scholars.

Wisemen, called so in imitation of the eastern ma'gi, or gentile philosophers. Scribes, writers and expounders of the

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Judges, inferior rulers, such as determine controversies in particular cities,

Israelites, Hebrews, descendants from Jacob.

A Hebrew of Hebrews, an Israelite by original extraction.

A Proselyte of the Covenant, who was circumcised, and submitted to the whole, law.

A Proselyte of the Gate, or stranger who worshipped one God, but remained uncir-law. cumcised.

UNDER THE ROMAN EMPERORS.

Presidents, or governors, sent from Rome with imperial power. Tetrarchs, who had kingly power in four provinces.

Procon'suls, or deputies of provinces.

Disputers, that raised and determined

OFFICERS UNDER THE ASSYRIAN OR questions out of the law.

PER'SIAN MONARCHS.

Rab'bies, or doctors, teachers of Israel. Lib'ertines, freed men of Rome, who, being Jews or proselytes, had a synagogue or oratory for themselves.

Tirsha'tha, or governor appointed by the kings of Assyria or Persia.

Heads of the Captivity, the chief of each tribe or family, who exercised a precarious government during the captivity.

UNDER THE GRECIAN MONARCHS.
SUPERIOR OFFICERS.

Maccabees, the successors of Judas Mac-pleasure.
cube'us, high priests, who presided with
kingly power.

Gauloni'tes, or Galileans, who pretended it unlawful to obey an heathen magis.

trate.

Hero'dians, who shaped their religion to the times, and particularly flattered Herod. Epicure ans, who placed all happiness in

Stolicks, who denied the liberty of the will, and pretended all events were determined by fatal necessity.

Simon Magus, author of the heresy of the Gnosticks, who taught that men, however vicious their practice was, should be saved by their knowledge.

Nicola'itans, the disciples of Nicolas, one of the first seven deacons, who taught the community of wives.

INFERIOR OFFICERS.

Naz'aries, who under a vow abstained from wine, &c.

Publicans, or taxgatherers.
Centurions, captains of an hundred men.
BCCLESIASTICAL OFFICERS, OR SECTS
OF MEN.

Nazarenes, Jews professing Christianity. Zel'ots, sicarii, or murderers, who, under pretence of the law, thought themselves High Priests, who only might enter the authorized to commit any outrage.

boly of holies.

Pharisees, separatists, who, upon

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TABLES OF MEASURES, WEIGHTS, &c. opinion of their own godliness, despised all others.

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Sadducees, who denied the resurrection of the dead, angels, and spirits. Samaritans, mongrel professors, partly heathen and partly Jews, the offspring of the Assyrians sent to Samaria.

A Cubit
A Span

A Hand-breadth
A Finger
A Fathom

Ezekiel's Reed
The Measuring Line

A TABLE OF SCRIPTURE MEASURES.

The Homer or Cor

The Bath

Apostles, mis'sionaries, or persons sent; their number, were called The Twelve. they who were sent by our Saviour, from

The Homer

The Lethech The Ephah The Seah The Omer The Cab

government of the church.
Bishops, successors of the apostles in the

Deacons, officers chosen by the apostles to take care of the poor.

Sabbath Day's Journey
The Eastern Mile

Stadium or Furlong

Day's Journey

Note.-5 Feet equal 1 Pace. 1056 Paces equal 1 Mile.

MEASURES OF LIQUIDS.

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The Maneh

A Talent

MEASURES OF LENGTH.

The Hin

The Log

The Firkin (Metretes)

Note.-29 Solid Inches equal a Pint, nearly.

half cubit

6th

24th

MEASURES OF DRY THINGS,

WEIGHTS.

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60th

720th

60 Shek. 3000

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10th

30th

100th

180th

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WATCHES.

The first watch, from sun-set to the third hour of the night.
The second, or middle watch, from the third hour to the sixth.
The third watch, or cockcrowing, from the sixth to the ninth
The fourth, or morning watch, from the ninth hour to sun-rise.

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November

December

December

January

January

February

February
March

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D. d. c. m.

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September
October
October

November

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HOURS OF THE DAY.

The day, reckoning from sunrise, and the night, from sun-set, were each divided into twelve equal parts, called the first, socond, third, fourth, &c. hours.

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