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of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth. 7 Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made her8 self ready. And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the 9 saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which 2 Some are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true dipped in. kings of the earth, and their 10 words of God. And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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And I saw the beast, and the 19

armies, gathered together to
make war against him that sat
upon the horse, and against
his army. And the beast was 20
taken, and with him the false
prophet that wrought the signs
in his sight, wherewith he de-
ceived them that had receiv-
ed the mark of the beast, and
them that worshipped his im-
age: they twain were cast a-
live into the lake of fire that
burneth with brimstone: and 21
the rest were killed with the
sword of him that sat upon the
horse, even the sword which
came forth out of his mouth:
and all the birds were filled
with their flesh.

1 Some
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And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon, 1 called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge 4 Gr. one. 12 and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written, which no one knoweth but 13 he himself. And he is arrayed in a garment 2 sprinkled with blood: and his name is called 14 The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and 15 pure. And out of his mouth

proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the na

3 Gr. wine

press of the wine of the fierceness.

with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the 3 winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Al16 mighty God. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh

And I saw an angel com- 20 ing down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain 6 in his hand. And he laid hold on 2 the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into 3 the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he

tions: and he shall rule them 6 Gr. upon. should deceive the nations no


And I saw an angel stand- 17 ing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; that ye may 18 eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of 5 captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and sinall and great.

5 Or, military tribunes Gr. chiliarchs.

more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

And I saw thrones, and they 4

sat upon them, and judgement
was given unto them: and I
saw the souls of them that
had been beheaded for the
testimony of Jesus, and for
the word of God, and such
as worshipped not the beast, 2 Some
neither his image, and receiv-
ed not the mark upon their
forehead and upon their hand;
and they lived, and reigned
with Christ a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead lived not

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until the thousand years should 3 Some
be finished. This is the first
6 resurrection. Blessed and holy
is he that hath part in the first
resurrection: over these the se-
cond death hath no 1power;
but they shall be priests of God
and of Christ, and shall reign 4 Gr.
with him 2a thousand years.


And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is 9 as the sand of the sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, 6 Gr. taand the beloved city: and fire came down 3 out of heaven, 10 and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night 4 for ever and




And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place 12 for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and an

1 Or,


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sext from

And I saw a new heaven 21 and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more. And I saw 5 the 2 holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And 3 I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall 6 dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, 7 and be their God: and 4 he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away. And he that sitteth 5 on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, 8 Write: for these words are faithful and true. And 6 he said unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, I will are faith-give unto him that is athirst ful and of the fountain of the water true. of life freely. He that over- 7 cometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God,

unto the ages of the ages.

5 Or, the
holy city

lem com-
ing down
new out

of heaven

7 Some

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other book was opened, which
is the book of life: and the
dead were judged out of the
things which were written in
the books, according to their
works. And the sea gave up 13
the dead which were in it;
and death and Hades gave
up the dead which were in
them: and they were judged
every man according to their
works. And death and Hades 14
were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death, even
the lake of fire. And if any 15
was not found written in the
book of life, he was cast into
the lake of fire.

8 Or,



8 and he shall be my son.
for the fearful, and unbeliev-
ing, and abominable, and mur- 1 Gr.
derers, and fornicators, and
sorcerers, and idolaters, and
all liars, their part shall be
in the lake that burneth with
fire and brimstone; which is
the second death.


And there came one of the
seven angels who had the
seven bowls, who were laden
with the seven last plagues;
and he spake with me, saying,
Come hither, I will shew thee
the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
10 And he carried me away in
the Spirit to a mountain great
and high, and shewed me the
holy city Jerusalem, coming
down out of heaven from God,
11 having the glory of God: her
1 light was like unto a stone
most precious, as it were a
jasper stone, clear as crystal:
12 having a wall great and high;
having twelve 2 gates, and at
the 2 gates twelve angels ;
and names written thereon, 7 Or, by
which are the names of the
twelve tribes of the children
13 of Israel: on the east were 8 Gr.
three 2 gates; and on the north
three 2gates; and on the south
three 2 gates; and on the west

the measure of a man, that is,
of an angel. And the building 18
of the wall thereof was jasper:
and the city was pure gold,
like unto pure glass. The 19
foundations of the wall of the
city were adorned with all
manner of precious stones.
The first foundation was jas-
per; the second, 3 sapphire;
the third, chalcedony; the
fourth, emerald; the fifth, sar- 20
donyx; the sixth, sardius;
the seventh, chrysolite; the
eighth, beryl; the ninth, to-
paz; the tenth, chrysoprase;
the eleventh, 4jacinth; the
twelfth, amethyst. And the 21
twelve 2 gates were twelve
pearls; each one of the seve-
ral 2 gates was of one pearl:
and the street of the city was
pure gold, 5 as it were trans-
parent glass. And I saw no 22
temple therein: for the Lord
God the Almighty, and the
Lamb, are the temple thereof.
And the city hath no need of 23
the sun, neither of the moon,
to shine upon it: for the glory
of God did lighten it, and
the lamp thereof is the Lamb.
And the nations shall walk 24
7 amidst the light thereof: and
the kings of the earth do bring


14 three 2 gates. And the wall 9 Or, doeth their glory into it. And the 25

of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles 15 of the Lamb. And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the 2 gates there16 of, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length and the breadth and

2 gates thereof shall in no wise
be shut by day (for there shall
be no night there): and they 26
shall bring the glory and the
honour of the nations into it:
and there shall in no wise 27
enter into it any thing 8 un-
clean, or he that maketh an a-
bomination and a lie: but only
they which are written in the
Lamb's book of life. And 22
he shewed me a river of
water of life, bright as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne

the height thereof are equal. 110r, atree of God and of 10 the Lamb, in 2 17 And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to

the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was 11 the


2 Gr.

3 Or, lapis

4 Or,


50r, trans-
parent as

6 Or, and
the Lamb,

10 Or, the
Lamb. In

the midst
of the
and on


either side river, was the tree of life

tree of life, bearing twelve

cousness still: and he that

1 manner of fruits, yielding its 10r, crops is holy, let him be made holy

of fruit

4 still. Behold, I come quick- 12
ly; and my 5 reward is with
me, to render to each man

fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the 3 healing of the nations. And there shall be 2 no curse any more: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein; and his servants shall 4 do him service; and they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall be night no more; and they need no light of lamp, neither light of sun; for the Lord God shall give them light and they shall reign 3 for ever and ever.


And he said unto me, These words are faithful and true: and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must 7 shortly come to pass. And behold, I come quickly. Bless- 8 Or, doeth ed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this 9 Gr. over. book.

2 Or,

no more


any thing according as his work is. I 13
am the Alpha and the Omega,
the first and the last, the be
ginning and the end. Blessed 14
are they that wash their robes,
that they may have the right
to come to the tree of life, and
may enter in by the 7 gates
into the city. Without are the 15
dogs, and the sorcerers, and
the fornicators, and the mur-
derers, and the idolaters, and
every one that loveth and
8 maketh a lie.

I Jesus have sent mine an- 16
gel to testify unto you these
things for the churches. I
am the root and the offspring
of David, the bright, the morn-
ing star.

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

I testify unto every man that 18 heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add 11 unto them, God shall add 11 unto him the plagues which are written in this book: and if any man 19 shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, 12 which are written in this book.

3 Gr.

unto the

ages of
the ages.

4 Or,

yet more

5 Or, wages

6 Or, the


7 Gr.

8 And I John am he that

heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which 9 shewed me these things. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren the prophets, and with them which keep the words of this book: worship God.


And he saith unto me, Seal
not up the words of the pro-
phecy of this book; for the
11 time is at hand. He that is
unrighteous, let him do un- 14 Two
righteousness 4 still: and he
that is filthy, let him be made
filthy 4 still and he that is
righteous, let him do right-with all.



10 Or, Both

11Gr. upon.

12 Or, even
from the
which are

13 Some
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List of readings and renderings preferred by the American Committee, recorded at their desire. See Preface, page ix.


I. Strike out "S." (i.e. Saint) from the title of the Gospels and from the heading of the pages.

II. Strike out "the Apostle" from the title of the Pauline Epistles, and "of Paul the Apostle " from the title of the Epistle to the Hebrews; strike out the word "General" from the title of the Epistles of James, Peter, 1 John, and Jude; and let the title of the Revelation run The Revelation of John."

III. For "Holy Ghost" adopt uniformly the rendering "Holy Spirit." IV. At the word "worship" in Matt. ii. 2, etc., add the marginal note "The Greek word denotes an act of reverence, whether paid to man (see chap. xviii. 26) or to God (see chap. iv. 10)."

V. Put into the text uniformly the marginal rendering "through" in place of "by" when it relates to prophecy, viz. in Matt. ii. 5, 17, 23; iii. 3; iv. 14; viii. 17; xii. 17; xiii. 35; xxi. 4; xxiv. 15; xxvii. 9; Luke xviii. 31; Acts ii. 16; xxviii. 25.

VI. For "tempt " ("temptation") substitute "try" or "make trial of" ("trial") wherever enticement to what is wrong is not evidently spoken of; viz. in the following instances: Matt. iv. 7; xvi. 1; xix. 3; xxii. 18, 35; Mark viii. 11; x. 2; xii. 15; Luke iv. 12; x. 25; xi. 16; xxii. 28; John viii. 6; Acts v. 9; xv. 10; 1 Cor. x. 9; Heb. iii. 8, 9; 1 Pet. i. 6.

VII. Substitute modern forms of speech for the following archaisms, viz. "who" or "that" for "which", when used of persons; "are" for "be" in the present indicative; "know" "knew" for "wot ""wist"; "drag" or "drag away" for "hale." VIII. Substitute for "devil" ("devils") the word "demon" ("demons") wherever the latter word is given in the margin (or represents the Greek words Saíuwv, dauóviov); and for "possessed with a devil" (or "devils") substitute either "demoniac" or "possessed with a demon" (or "demons").

IX. After "baptize" let the marg. "Or, in" and the text "with" ex

change places.

X. Let the word "testament" be everywhere changed to "covenant" (without an alternate in the margin), except in Heb. ix. 15-17. XI. Wherever "patience" occurs as the rendering of vоμоνý add "stedfastness" as an alternate in the margin, except in 2 Cor. i. 6; James v. 11; Luke viii. 15; Heb. xii. 1.

XII. Let dooápiov (Matt. x. 29; Luke xii. 6) be translated "penny," and dŋvápiov "shilling," except in Matt. xxii. 19; Mark xii. 15; Luke xx. 24, where the name of the coin, "a denarius," should be given.

XIII. Against the expression "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" add the marginal rendering "Or, God and the Father"


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