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prepared themselves to sound. 7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were st upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt

up, and all green grass was burnt

up.

CHAP. IX.

1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falleth from heaven, to whom is given the key of the bottomless pit: 2 he openeth

the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions: 12 the first wo is past, &c.

AND the fifth angel sounded,

and I saw a star fall from

8 And the second angel soun- heaven unto the earth and to ded, and as it were a great him was given the key of the mountain burning with fire was bottomless pit.

cast into the sea: and the 2 And he opened the botthird part of the sea became tomless pit; and there arose a blood; smoke out of the pit, as the 9 And the third part of the smoke of a great furnace; and creatures which were in the sea, the sun and the air were darkand had life, died; and the third ened by reason of the smoke of part of the ships were destroy- the pit. ed.

3 And there came out of the 10 And the third angel soun- smoke locusts upon the earth: ded, and there fell a great star and unto them was given powfrom heaven, burning as it were er, as the scorpions of the earth a lamp, and it fell upon the third have power.

part of the rivers, and upon the 4 And it was commanded fountains of waters; them that they should not hurt

11 And the name of the star is the grass of the earth, neither called Wormwood: and the any green thing, neither any third part of the waters became tree; but only those men which wormwood; and many men died have not the seal of God in their of the waters, because they were foreheads. made bitter.

5 And to them it was given 12 And the fourth angel that they should not kill them, sounded, and the third part of but that they should be tormenthe sun was smitten, and the ted five months: and their torthird part of the moon, and the ment was as the torment of a third part of the stars; so as the scorpion, when he striketh a third part of them was darken- man. ed, and the day shone not for 6 And in those days shall a third part of it, and the night men seek death, and shall not likewise. find it; and shall desire to die,

13 And I beheld, and heard an and death shall flee from them. angel flying through the midst 7 And the shapes of the loof heaven, saying with a loud custs were like unto horses prevoice, Wo, wo, wo, to the in- pared unto battle; and on their habiters of the earth, by reason head were as it were crowns like of the other voices of the trum- gold, and their faces were as the pet of the three angels, which faces of men. are yet to sound!

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hair of women, and their teeth) 18 By these three was the
were as the teeth of lions. third part of men killed, by the
9 And they had breast-plates, fire, and by the smoke, and by
as it were breast-plates of iron; the brimstone, which issued out
and the sound of their wings of their mouths.
was as the sound of chariots of 19 For their power is in their
many horses running to battle. mouth, and in their tails: for
10 And they had tails like their tails were like unto serpents,
unto scorpions, and there were and had heads, and with them
stings in their tails: and their they do hurt.
power was to hurt men five 20 And the rest of the men
months.
which were not killed by these

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11 And they had a king over plagues yet repented not of the
them, which is the angel of the works of their hands, that they
bottomless pit, whose name in should not worship devils, and
the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, idols of gold, and silver, and
but in the Greek tongue hath brass, and stone, and of wood:
his name Apollyon.
which neither can see, nor hear,

12 One wo is past; and be- nor walk:
hold, there come two woes more
hereafter.

13 And the sixth angel
sounded, and I heard a voice
from the four horns of the gold-
en altar which is before God,

21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. CHAP. X.

1

A mighty strong angel appeareth with a book open in his hand : 6 he sweareth by him that liveth forever, that there shall be no more time....9 John is commanded to take and eat the book

14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Eu

phrates.

15 And the four angels were heaven, clothed with a cloud: loosed, which were prepared for and a rainbow was upon his an hour, and a day, and a head, and his face was as it month, and a year, for to slay were the sun, and his feet as the third part of men. pillars of fire:

16 And the number of the 2 And he had in his hand a army of the horsemen were two little book open: and he set his hundred thousand thousand right foot upon the sea, and and I heard the number of them. his left foot on the earth,

17 And thus I saw the horses 3 And cried with a loud in the vision, and them that sat voice, as when a lion roareth: on them, having breast-plates and when he had cried, seven of fire, and of jacinth, and thunders uttered their voices. brimstone: and the heads of the 4 And when the seven thunhorses were as the heads of lions; ders had uttered their voices, I and out of their mouths issued was about to write: and I heard fire, and smoke, and brim- a voice from heaven saying Junto me, Seal up those things

stone.

AND I saw another mighty angel come down from

which the seven thunders utter- the angel stood, saying, Rise, ed, and write them not. and measure the temple of God, 5 And the angel which I saw and the altar, and them that stand upon the sea and upon the worship therein. earth,lifted up hishand to heaven, 2 But the court which is with

6 And sware by him that liv- out the temple, leave out, and eth for ever and ever, who creat- measure it not for it is given ed heaven, and the things that unto the Gentiles: and the holy therein are, and the earth, and city shall they tread under foot the things that therein are, and forty and two months. the sea, and the things which 3 And I will give power unto are therein, that there should be my two witnesses, and they shall time no longer: prophesy a thousand two hun7 But in the days of the voice dred and threescore days, clothof the seventh angel, when he ed in sackcloth. shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

4These are the two olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if any man will hurt

8 And the voice which I heard them, fire proceedeth out of their from heaven spake unto me mouth, and devoureth their eneagain,and said, Go, and take the mies and if any man will hurt little book which is open in the them, he must in this manner hand of the angel which standeth be killed.

upon the sea and upon the earth. 6 These have power to shut

9 And I went unto the angel, heaven, that it rain not in the and said unto him, Give me the days of their prophecy: and little book. And he said unto me, have power over waters to turn Take it, and eat it up; and it them to blood, and to smite the shall make thy belly bitter, but earth with all plagues, as often it shall be in thy mouth sweet as they will.

as honey.

7 And when they shall have 10 And I took the little book finished their testimony, the out of the angel's hand, and beast that ascendeth out of the ate it up; and it was in my bottomless pit shall make war mouth sweet as honey: and as against them, and shall oversoon as I had eaten it my belly come them, and kill them. was bitter. And their dead bodies shall

11 And he said unto me, lie in the street of the great city, Thou must prophesy again be- which spiritually is called Sodfore many peoples, and nations, om and Egypt, where also our and tongues, and kings. Lord was crucified. CHAP. XI.

9 And they of the people, and kindreds, and tongues, and nations, shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies and to be put in graves.

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2 The two witnesses prophesy....6 They have power to shut heaven, that it rain not....7 the beast shall fight against them, and kill

them, &c.

AND there was given me like unto a

10 And they that dwell upon the time of the dead, that they the earth shall rejoice over them, should be judged, and that thou and make merry, and shall send shouldest give reward unto thy gifts one to another; because servants the prophets, and to the these two prophets tormented saints, and them that fear thy them that dwell on the earth. name, small and great; and

11 And after three days and shouldest destroy them which a half the spirit of life from God destroy the earth. entered into them, and they 19 And the temple of God stood upon their feet; and great was opened in heaven, and there fear fell upon them which saw was seen in his temple the ark them. of his testament: and there 12 And they heard a great were lightnings, and voices, and voice from heaven, saying unto thunderings, and an earthquake, them, Come up hither. And and great hail. they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies be-1 held them.

CHAP. XII.

A woman clothed with the sun travaileth 4 the great red dragon standeth before he ready to devour her child: 5 she is delivered, and fleeth into the wilderness, &c.

13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain man clothed with the sun, and of men seven thousand; and the the moon under her feet, and remnant were affrighted, and upon her head a crown of twelve gave glory to the God of heav-stars:

en.

AND there appeared a great

a wo

2 And she, being with child, 14 The second wo is past; cried, travailing in birth, and and behold, the third wo com- pained to be delivered. eth quickly.

3 And there appeared another 15 And the seventh angel wonder in heaven; and behold, sounded; and there were great a great red dragon, having seven voices in heaven, saying, The heads and ten horns, and seven kingdoms of this world are be- crowns upon his heads. come the kingdoms of our Lord. and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the wo

16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on man which was ready to be detheir seats, fell upon their faces, livered, for to devour her child as and worshipped God, soon as it was born.

17 Saying, We give thee 5 And she brought forth a thanks, O Lord God Almighty, man-child, who was to rule all which art, and wast, and art to nations with a rod of iron; and come; because thou hast taken her child was caught up unto to thee thy great power, and God, and to his throne. hast reigned.

6 And the woman fled into 18 And the nations were an- the wilderness, where she hath a gry, and thy wrath is come, and place prepared of God, that they

should feed her there a thou- times, and half a time, from the sand two hundred and threescore face of the serpent.

days.

15 And the serpent cast out 7 And there was war in heav- of his mouth water as a flood, en: Michael and his angels after the woman, that he might fought against the dragon; and cause her to be carried away of the dragon fought and his an- the flood.

gels,

16 And the earth helped the 8 And prevailed not; neither woman, and the earth opened her was their place found any more mouth, and swallowed up the in heaven. flood which the dragon cast out

9 And the great dragon was of his mouth. cast out, that old serpent, called 17 And the dragon was the Devil, and Satan, which wroth with the woman, and deceiveth the whole world: he went to make war with the remwas cast out into the earth, and nant of her seed, which keep the his angels were cast out with commandments of God, and him. have the testimony of Jesus

CHAP. XIII.

1

A beast riseth out of the sea with seven

10 And I heard a loud voice Christ. saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the heads and ten horns. 11 Another beast kingdom of our God, and the cometh up out of the earth, which suppower of his Christ: for the acporteth the worship of the former beast. cuser of our brethren is cast ND I stood upon the sand down, which be- of the sea, and saw a beast fore our God day and night. rise up out of the sea, having 11 And they overcame him seven heads and ten horns, and by the blood of the Lamb, and upon his horns ten crowns, and by the word of their testimony: upon his heads the name of and they loved not their lives blasphemy.

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2 And the beast which I 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heav- saw was like unto a leopard, ens, and ye that dwell in them. and his feet were as the feet of Wo to the inhabitants of the a bear, and his mouth as the earth, and of the sea! for the mouth of a lion: and the dragdevil is come down unto you, on gave him his power, and his having great wrath, because he seat, and great authority. knoweth that he hath but a short 3 And I saw one of his heads time. as it were wounded to death; 13 And when the dragon saw and his deadly wound was healthat he was cast unto the earth, ed: and all the world wonderhe persecuted the woman which ed after the beast. brought forth the man-child.

4 And they worshipped the 14 And to the woman were dragon which gave power unto given two wings of a great eagle, the beast: and they worshipped that she might fly into the wil- the beast, saying, Who is like derness, into her place, where unto the beast? who is able to she is nourished for a time, and make war with him!

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