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from heaven, having great pow- for her, when they shall see the er; and the earth was lighten- smoke of her burning, ed with his glory.

10 Standing afar off for the 2 And he cried mightily with fear of her torment, saying, a strong voice, saying, Babylon Alas, alas! that great city Babthe great is fallen, is fallen, and ylon, that mighty city! for in is become the habitation of dev- one hour is thy judgment ils, and the hold of every foul come. spirit, and a cage of every un

11 And the merchants of the clean and hateful bird.

earth shall weep and mourn 3 For all nations have drunk over her; for no man buyeth of the wine of the wrath of her their merchandise any more : fornication, and the kings of the 12 The merchandise of gold, earth have committed fornica- and silver, and precious stones, tion with her, and the merchants and of pearls, and fine linen, and of the earth are waxed rich purple, and silk, and scarlet, and through the abundance of her all thyine wood, and all mandelicacies.

ner of vessels of ivory, and all 4 And I heard another voice manner of vessels of most prefrom heaven, saying, Come out cious wood, and of brass, and of her, my people, that ye be not iron, and marble, partakers of her sins, and that' 13 And cinnamon, and ye receive not of her plagues. odonrs, and ointments, and

5 For her sins have reached frankincense, and wine, and oil, unto heaven, and God hath re- and fine flour, and wheat, and membered her iniquities. beasts, and sheep, and horses,

6 Reward her even as she and chariots, and slaves, and rewarded you, and double unto souls of men. her double according to her 14 And the fruits that thy works : in the cup which she soul lusted after are departed hath filled, fill to her double. from thee, and all things which

7 How much she hath glorifi- were dainty and goodly are deed herself, and lived deliciously, parted from thee, and thou shalt So much torment and sorrow find them no more at all. give her : for she saith in her 15 The merchants of these heart, I sit a queen, and am no things which were made rich by widow, and shall see no sor- her, shall stand afar off, for the

fear of her torment, weeping and 8 Therefore shall her plagues wailing, come in one day, death, and 16 And saying, Alas, alas! that mourning, and famine; and she great city, that was clothed in shall be utterly burned with fire : fine linen, and purple, and scarfor strong is the Lord God who let, and decked with gold, and judgeth her.

precious stones, and pearls ! 9 And the kings of the earth, 17 For in one hour so great who have committed fornica- riches is come to nought. And tion and lived deliciously with every ship-master, and all the her, shall bewail her, and lament company in ships, and sailors,


and as many as trade by sea, CHAP. XIX. stood afar off,

1 God is praised in heaven for judging the 18 And cried when they saw

great whore, and avenging the blood of his the smoke of her burning, say- saints....7 The marriage of the Lanıb....10

The angel will not be worshipped....17 ing, What city is like unto this

The fowls called to the great slaughter. great city! 19 And they cast

dust on their AND after these things heads, and cried, weeping

heard a great voice of much wailing, saying, Alas, alas ! that people in heaven, saying, Allegreat city, wherein were made luia : Salvation, and glory, and rich all that had ships in the sea honour, and power, unto the by reason of her costliness! for Lord our God: in one hour is she made deso- 2 For true and righteous are late.

his judgments: for he hath 20 Rejoice over her, thou judged the great whore, which heaven, and ye holy apostles did corrupt the earth with her and prophets; for God hath fornication, and hath avenged avenged you on her.

the blood of his servants at her 21 And a mighty angel took hand. up a stone like a great mill- 3 And again they said, Allestone, and cast it into the sea, luia. And her smoke rose up for saying, Thus with violence shall ever and ever. that great city Babylon be 4. And the four and twenty thrown down, and shall be found elders and the four beasts feil no more at all.

down and worshipped God that 22 And the voice of harpers, sat on the throne, saying, and musicians, and of pipers, Amen; Alleluia. and trumpeters, shall be heard 5 And a voice came out of no more at all in thee; and no the throne, saying, Praise our craftsmen, of whatsoever craft God, all ye his servants, and ye he be, shall be found any more that fear him, both small and in thee; and the sound of a mill- great. stone shall be heard no more at 6 And I heard as it were the all in thee;

voice of a great multitude, and 23 And the light of a candle as the voice of many waters, shall shine no more at all in thee; and as the voice of nighty and the voice of the bridegroom thunderings, saying, Alleluia : and of the bride shall be heard for the Lord God omnipotent no more at all in thee: for thy reigneth. merchants were the great men 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, of the earth; for by thy sor- and give honour to him: for the ceries were all nations deceiv- marriage of the Lamb is come, ed.

and his wife hath made herself 24 And in her was found the ready. blood of prophets, and of saints, 8 And to her was granted and of all that were slain upon that she should be arrayed in the earth.

fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteous- a loud voice, saying to all the ness of saints.

fowls that fly in the midst of 9 And he saith unto me, heaven, Come, and gather yourWrite, Blessed are they which selves together unto the supper are called unto the marriage-sup- of the great God; per

of the Lamb. And he saith 18 That ye may eat the flesh unto me, These are the true of kings, and the flesh of capsayings of God.

tains, and the flesh of mighty 10 And I fell at his feet to men, and the flesh of horses, worship him. And he said unto and of them that sit on them, me, See thou do it not : I am and the flesh of all men, both thy fellow-servant, and of thy free and bond, both small and brethren that have the testimony great. of Jesus : worship God : for the 19 And I saw the beast, and testimony of Jesus is the spirit the kings of the earth, and their of prophecy.

armies, gathered together to 11 And I saw heaven open- make war against him that sat ed, and behold, a white horse ; on the horse, and against his arand he that sat upon him was my. called Faithful and True, and

20 And the beast was taken, in righteousness he doth judge and with him the false prophet and make war.

that wrought miracles before 12 His eyes were as a flame him, with which he deceived of fire, and on his head were them that had received the mark many crowns; and he had a of the beast, and them that worname written, that no man shipped his image. These both knew, but he himself.

were cast alive into a lake of 13 And he was clothed with fire burning with brimstone. a vesture dipped in blood : and 21 And the remnant were his name is called The Word of slain with the sword of him that God.

sat upon the horse, which sword 14 And the armies which proceeded out of his mouth : and were in heaven followed him all the fowls were filled with upon white horses, clothed in their flesh. fine linen, white and clean.

CHAP. XX. 15 And out of his mouth 2 Satan bound for a thousand years...5 The goeth a sharp sword, that with first resurrection: 6 They blessed that have it he should smite the nations:

part therein....7 Satan let loose again....10

The devil cast into the lake of fire and and he shall rule them with a

brimstone....11 The general resurrection. rod of iron: and he treadeth the AND I saw an angel.come

of wrath of Almighty God. the key of the bottomless pit and

16 And he hath on his ves- a great chain in his hand. ture and on his thigh a name 2 And he laid hold on the written, KING OF KINGS, dragon, that old serpent, which AND LORD OF LORDS.' is the Devil, and Satan, and

17 And I saw an angel stand-bound him a thousand years, ing in the sun; and he cried with 3 And cast him into the bot

tomless pit, and shut him up,and and shall be tormented day and set a seal upon him,that he should night for ever and ever. deceive the nations no more, till 11 And I saw a great white the thousand years should be throne, and him that sat on it, fulfilled ; and after that he must from whose face the earth and be loosed a little season. the heaven fled away; and there

4 And I saw thrones, and was found no place for them. they sat upon them, and judg- 12 And I saw the dead, small ment was given unto them: and and great, stand before God: I saw the souls of them that were and the books were opened: beheaded for the witness of Je- and another book was opened, sus, and for the word of God, which is the book of life: and and which had not worshipped the dead were judged out of the beast, neither his image, nei- those things which were written ther had received his mark upon in the books, according to their their foreheads, or in their hands; works. and they lived and reigned 13 And the sea gave up the with Christ a thousand years. dead which were in it; and

5 But the rest of the dead liv- death and hell delivered up the ed not again until the thousand dead which were in them; and years were finished. This is the they were judged every man arfirst resurrection.

cording to their works. 6 Blessed and holy is he that 14 And death and hell were hath part in the resurrec- cast into the lake of fire This tion: on such the second death is the second death. hath no power, but they shall be 15 And whosoever was not priests of God and of Christ, found written in the book of life and shall reign with him a thou- was cast into the lake of fire. sand years.

CHAP. XXI. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be 1 A new heaven and a new earth... The

blessedness of God's people. The judge loosed out of his prison,

ment of the wicked....10 A descriuion 8 And shall go out to deceive

of the heavenly Jerusalem. the nations which are in the AND I saw a new bearch and

for and Magog, to gather them to-heaven and the first carthi were gether to battle : the number of passed away; and there was no whom is as the sand of the sea. more sea.

9 And they went up on the 2 And I John saw the holy breadth of the earth, and com- city, new Jerusalem, coming passed the camp of the saints down from God out of heaven, about, and the beloved city: and prepared as a bride adorned for fire came down from God out of her husband. heaven, and devoured them. 3 And I heard a great voice

10 And the devil that deceiv- out of heaven, saying, Behold, ed them was cast into the lake the tabernacle of God is with of fire and brimstone, where the men, and he will dwell with beast and the false prophet are, then, and they shall be his peo

ple, and God himself shall be stone most precious, even like a with them, and be their jasper-stone, clear as crystal ; God.

12 And had a wall great and 4 And God shall wipe away high, and had twelve gates, and all tears from their eyes; and at the gates twelve angels, and there shall be no more death, names written thereon, which neither sorrow, nor crying, nei- are the names of the twelve tribes ther shall there be any more of the children of Israel. pain: for the former things are 13 On the east, three gates; passed away.

on the north, three gates; on the 5 And he that sat upon the south, three gates, and on the throne said, Behold, I make all west, three gates. things new. And he said unto 14 And the wall of the city me, Write : for these words are had twelve foundations, and in true and faithful.

them the names of the twelve 6 And he said unto me, It apostles of the Lamb. is done. I am Alpha and Omega, 15 And he that talked with the beginning and the end. I me, had a golden reed to meawill give unto him that is athirst sure the city, and the gates thereof the fountain of the water of of, and the wall thereof. life freely.

16 And the city lieth four7 He that overcometh shall square, and the length is as large inherit all things; and I will be as the breadth: and he measurhis God, and he shall be my ed the city with the reed,

twelve thousand furlongs. The 8 But the fearful, and unbe- length, and the breadth, and lieving, and the abominable, and the height of it are equal. murderers, and whoremongers, 17 And he measured the wall and sorcerers, and idolaters, and thereof, a hundredand forty and all liars, shall have their part in four cubits,according to the meathe lake which burneth with sure of a man, that is, of the fire and brimstone : which is the angel. second death.

18 And the building of the 9 And there came unto me wall of it was of jasper : and one of the seven angels, which the city was pure gold, like unto had the seven vials full of the clear glass. seven last plagues, and talked 19 And the foundations of with me, saying, Come hither, the wall of the city were garI will shew thee the bride, the nished with all manner of precLamb's wife.

ious stones. The first founda10 And he carried me away tion was jasper; the second, sapin the spirit to a great and high phire; the third, a chalcedony ; mountain, and shewed me that the fourth, an emerald ; great city the holy Jerusalem, 20 The fifth, sardonyx ; the descending out of heaven, from sixth, sardius ; the seventh, chryGod.

solite ; the eighth, beryl ; the 11 Having the glory of God : ninth, a topaz ; the tenth, a and her light was like unto a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, it


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