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REV. XXII. nor dimninish, the i bright and morn- A. D. 96. 19 And if any man ing star.

shall take away froin 17 And the Spirit i No. 24. 17. the words of the and k the bride say,

Ze. 6. 12.

book of this prophecy,

2 Pe. 1. 19. Come. And let him

Godn shall take away that heareth

k ch. 21.2. his part 1 out of the

say, Come. | And let' Is. 55, lj, book of life, and out him that is athirst

m De. 4. 2. of the holy city, come. And whoso- & 12. 32. and from the things ever will, let him Pr. 30. 6. which are written in take the water of life n ch. 3. 5. this book. freely.

Ex. 32. 33.

20 He which tes

Ps. 69. 28. 18 For I testify un- + Or,

titieth these things to every man

that from the


P Surely 1 heareth the words of tree of life. come quickly ; the prophecy of this o ch. 21. 2. Amen.4 T Even so, book, m If any man p ver. 12.

come, Lord Jesus. shall add unto these qJno. 21. 25.

21 i The grace of things, God shall add

r 2 Ti. 4.8.

our Lord Jesus Christ unto him the plagues

be with you all.

• Ro. 16. 20. that are written in

2 Th. 3. 18.

Amen. this book:

This book is styled, The Apocalypse," or, “the Revelation;" (from arokartw, to unveil, or uncover, 10hat was before hidden;) as consisting of matters chiefly prophetical, which were revealed to St. John immediately from Jesus Christ. This took place, when he was in the isle of Patmos, in the Egeau Sea, whither he had been banished, as is generally thought, by the emperor Domitian, A. D, 94, or 95. Some indeed maintain that this happened much earlier, even during the persecution of Nero, A. D. 67, or 68, or even before ti at time : but the arguments adduced in support of this opinion are by no means conclusive and as the book stands last in the sacred caoun, so it seems to have been written last, and to have been intended to occupy that place. --The Revelation opens with the account of an extraordinary vision, which the apostle had of the Lord Jesus, appearing to him in glory. Tbeo follow sesen short epistles from Christ himself, to tb seven principal churches in Asia : after which we have a series of prophecies, chiefly emblematical, relating events which would take place, in the church and in the nations of the earth, through all the subsequent generations of mankind, to the end of the world, tbe day of judgment, and the eternal state, --See Scott.


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