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ed, and I heard a voice from the horns of the golden altar 14 which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel, which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound at the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they should kill the third part of 16 men. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: I heard the 17 number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates as of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses are as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceedeth fire and smoke and 18 brimstone. By these three plagues was the third part of men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their 19 mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails are like unto serpents, and have heads; and with them 20 they do hurt. And the rest of mankind, which were not killed with these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship 2 devils, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, 21 nor hear, nor walk: and they

repented not of their murders,

1 Gr.

one voice.

2 Gr.


3 Gr. unto
the ages of
the ages.

4 Some
ties omit
and the
sea and

the things

that are

sun, and his feet as pillars of fire; and he had in his hand 2 a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the earth; and he cried with a great voice, 3 as a lion roareth: and when he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. And when 4 the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write and I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which 5 I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven, and 6 sware by him that liveth 3 for ever and ever, who created the heaven and the things that are therein, and the earth and the things that are therein, 4 and the sea and the things that are therein, that there shall be 5 time no longer: but 7 in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then is finished the mystery of God, according to the good tidings which he declared to his servants the prophets. And the voice which 8 I heard from heaven, I heard it again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel that standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And 9 I went unto the angel, saying unto him that he should give me the little book. And he saith unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy

nor of their sorceries, nor of 5 Or, delay mouth it shall be sweet as

their fornication, nor of their thefts.

10 And I saw another strong

angel coming down out of heaven, arrayed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the

honey. And I took the little 10 book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and when I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter. And 11 they say unto me, Thou must


1 Or, con


2 Gr.

And they that dwell on the 10 earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth. And after the three 11 days and a half the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which beheld them. And they heard a great voice 12 from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they went up into heaven in the cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And in that hour 13 there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; and there were killed in the earthquake 6 seven thousand persons: and the rest were affrighted, and gave glory 4Gr.lamp-to the God of heaven. stands.

3 Gr. cast

prophesy again 1over many peoples and nations tongues and kings. 11 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: 2 and one said, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship 2 therein. And the court which is without the temple leave without, and measure it not; for it hath been given unto the nations and the holy city shall they tread under foot 3 forty and two months. And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, 4 clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the 5 earth. And if any man desireth to hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies if any man shall desire to hurt them, in this manner must he 6 be killed. These have the power to shut the heaven, that it rain not during the 5 Gr. days of their prophecy: and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they 7 shall desire. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that cometh up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and overcome 8 them, and kill them.



their 5 dead bodies lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom


6 Gr.
names of
men, seven


The second Woe is past: 14 behold, the third Woe cometh quickly.

And the seventh angel 15 sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign 7 for ever and ever. And the four and 16 twenty elders, which sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, We give thee 17 thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, which art and which wast; because thou hast taken thy great power, and didst reign. And the nations were 18 wroth, and thy wrath came,

and Egypt, where also their 7 Gr. unto and the time of the dead to

9 Lord was crucified. And from among the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations do men look upon their 5 dead bodies three days and a half, and suffer not their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.

the ages

of the

be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.

19 And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in his temple the ark of his 1 covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail. 12 And a great sign was seen

in heaven; a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child: and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be de3 livered. And there was seen another sign in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads 4 seven diadems. And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was about to be delivered, that when she was delivered, he might devour her 5 child. And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and 6 unto his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.


And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon war8 red and his angels; and they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more 9 in heaven. And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole 2 world; he was cast down to the earth,

1 Or, testament

2 Gr. inhabited


vation, and the power, and the

kingdom, our God's,


and the


is become his Christ's

and his angels were cast down with him. And I heard a 10 great voice in heaven, saying,

Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accuseth them before our God day and night. And they overcame him be- 11 cause of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death. Therefore rejoice, 12 O heavens, and ye that 4dwell in them. Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.

And when the dragon saw 13 that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woIman which brought forth the 3 Or, Nowman child. And there were 14 is the sal- given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And 15 the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream. And the earth helped 16 the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon waxed wroth 17 with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus: and he stood upon the 13 sand of the sea.


4 Gr. ta

And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and

2 Or, to do

his works
See Dan.
xi. 28.

3 Gr. ta-


ties omit
And it




5 Or, writ-
ten from
the foun-

unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth 12 all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deathstroke was healed. And he 13 doeth great signs, that he should even make fire to come down out of heaven upon the | earth in the sight of men. And 14 he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by reason of the was given signs which it was given him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, who hath the stroke of the sword, and lived. And it was 15 dation of given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And 16 he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; and that no man should be 17 able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is 18 wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the Inumber of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is 9 Six hundred and sixty and six.

the world
in the

on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of 1 Gr. slain. 2 blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and 3 great authority. And I saw one of his heads as though it 4 Some had been 1smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth won4 dered after the beast; and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? and who is able to war with him? 5 and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority slain 2 to continue forty and two 6 months. And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven. 74 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 Some 8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, every one whose name hath not been 5 written in the book of life of the Lamb that hath been slain from the foundation of 9 the world. If any man hath 10 an ear, let him hear. If any man is for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

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Six hun-
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And I saw, and behold, the 14 Lamb standing on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty and four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. And I 2 heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters,

1 Gr. sit.

2 Gr.


and as the voice of a great thunder: and the voice which I heard was as the voice of harpers harping with their 3 harps: and they sing as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders: and no man could learn the song save the hundred and forty and four thousand, even they that had been purchased 4 out of the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were 3 Gr. unto purchased from among men, to be the firstfruits unto God 5 and unto the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no lie: they are without blemish. 6 And I saw another angel flying in mid heaven, having an eternal gospel to proclaim unto them that dwell on the earth, and unto every nation and tribe and tongue and peo7 ple; and he saith with a great voice, Fear God, and give him glory; for the hour of his judgement is come: and worship him that made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters.



And another, a second angel, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, which hath made all the nations to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, If any man worshippeth the beast and his image, and receiveth a mark on his forehead, or upon his

ages of ages.

4 Or, in the Lord. From hence

forth, yea, saith the Spirit

5 Or, the Son

6 Gr. dried


sence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their tor- 11 ment goeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, they that worship the beast and his image, and whoso receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the pa- 12 tience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

And I heard a voice from 13 heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead which die 4 in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow with them.

And I saw, and behold, a 14 white cloud; and on the cloud I saw one sitting like unto 5a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out 15 from the temple, crying with a great voice to him that sat on the cloud, Send forth thy sickle, and reap: for the hour to reap is come; for the harvest of the earth is 6 overripe. And he that sat on the 16 cloud cast his sickle upon the earth; and the earth was reaped.

And another angel came out 17 from the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel 18 came out from the altar, he that hath power over fire; and he called with a great voice to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Send forth thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully

10 hand, he also shall drink of 7 Gr. vine. ripe. And the angel cast his 19

the wine of the wrath of God, which is 2 prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the pre

sickle into the earth, and gathered the 7 vintage of the earth, and cast it into the winepress, the great winepress, of the wrath of God. And the 20

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