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is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And 18
another angel 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 ripe. And the angel cast his 19
sickle into the earth, and gathered the 'vintage of the
earth, and cast it into the winepress, the great wine-
press, of the wrath of God. And the winepress was 20
trodden without the city, and there came out blood
from the winepress, even unto the bridles of the horses,
as far as a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and 15 marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.

And I saw as it were a glassy sea mingled with fire ; 2 and them that come victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing 2 by the glassy sea, having harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, 3 and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, thou King of the 3 ages. Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy 4 name 1 for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy righteous acts have been made manifest.

And after these things I saw, and the temple of the 5 tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: and there came out from the temple the seven angels 6 that had the seven plagues, arrayed 4 with precious stone, pure and bright, and girt about their breasts with golden girdles. And one of the four living crea- 7 tures gave unto the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who liveth 6for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory 8 of God, and from his power; and none was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels should be finished.

And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying 16 to the seven angels, Go ye, and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth.

2 And the first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and 1 it became a noisome and grievous sore i Or, upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and 0mx came which worshipped his image.

3 And the second poured out his bowl into the sea; and 1 it became blood as of a dead man; and every

2 living soul died, even the things that were in the sea. 2 Gr.

4 And the third poured out his bowl into the rivers sml 0fufeand the fountains of the waters; s and 1 it became s Some

5 blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying, "Amities Righteous art thou, which art and which wast, thou ^ad^m(,

6 Holy One, because thou didst thus 4 judge: for they 4olj jJjjZ' poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and Because they blood hast thou given them to drink: they are worthy. thdJhMt"'"'

7 And I heard the altar saying, Yea, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements. drink

8 And the fourth poured out his bowl upon the sun;

and it was given unto 5 it to scorch men with fire. 5 Or, him

9 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of the God which hath the power over these plagues; and they repented not to give him glory.

10 And the fifth poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was darkened; and

11 they gnawed their tongues for pain, and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they repented not of their works.

12 And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river, the river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the

13 kings that come from the sunrising. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet,

14 three unclean spirits, as it were frogs: for they are

spirits of 6devils, working signs; which go forth 'unto 6Gr. demons. the kings of the whole s world, to gather them together 7 or' vPm unto the war of the great day of God, the Almighty, uabitedearth.

15 (Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.) And they gathered them 1G together into the place which is called in Hebrew HarMagedon.

And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air; 17 and there came forth a great voice out of the temple, from the throne, saying, It is done: and there were 18 lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a i Some great earthquake, such as was not since 1 there were authorities men upon the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty, read there. And the great city was divided into three parts, and 19 the cities of the nations fell: and Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were 20 not found. And great hail, every stone about the il weight of a talent, cometh down out of heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof is exceeding great.

And there came one of the seven angels that had 17 the seven bowls, and spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the judgement of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters; with whom the 2 kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornication. And he carried me away in 3 the Spirit into a wilderness: and I saw a woman fid*'ofbio? s1ttinS upon a scarlet-coloured beast, 2full of names of phemy blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And 4

the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and 3 Gr. gilded. 3 decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations,

4 Or, and of * even the unclean things of her fornication, and upon 5 things her forehead a name written, 6 Mystery, Babylon The

5 Or, a GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE mystery, . - T , Hahtios ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I Saw the Wo- 6

A man drunken with the blood of the saints, and with

6 Or, the blood of the 6 martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw

her, I wondered with a great wonder. And the angel 7 said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder 1 I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast

that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the

8 ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is

not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, 1 and i Some to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the authorities earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been read and he written 2 in the book of life from the foundation of the '2 Gl on world, when they behold the beast, how that he was,

9 and is not, and 3 shall come. Here is the 4 mind which 3 Gr. shall be hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, t^^ani

10 on which the woman sitteth: and 6 they are seven 5 0r' kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not there an yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue

11 a little while. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he

12 goeth into perdition. And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority as kings, with the

13 beast, for one hour. These have one mind, and they

14 give their power and authority unto the beast. These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome that are with him,

15 called and chosen and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and

16 tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall

17 burn her utterly with fire. For God did put in their hearts to do his mind, and to come to one mind, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words

18 of God should be accomplished. And the woman 6Qr hath a whom thou sawest is the great city, which 6 reigneth kingdom, over the kings of the earth. . eor ^"'TM''

18 After these things I saw another angel coming down 9

out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth authorities

2 was lightened with his glory. And he cried with a wine .. . mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Jj"* drunkgreat, and is become a habitation of 7 devils, and a ancient

8 hold of every unclean spirit, and a 8 hold of every "J^TM*la>

3 unclean and hateful bird. For 9 by 10 the wine of the wine of.

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wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her 1 wantonness.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 4 Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: for her sins 2 have reached even unto heaven, 5 and God hath remembered her iniquities. Render 6 unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double. How much 7 soever she glorified herself, and waxed 3 wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall in no wise see mourning. Therefore in one day 8 shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is * the Lord God which judged her. And the 9 kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived 5 wantonly with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her burning, standing afar off for the fear of her torment, 10 saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgement come. And 11 the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their 6 merchandise any more;

6 merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, 12 and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel made of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble; and cinnamon, and 13

7 spice, and incense, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep; and merchandise of horses and chariots and s slaves; and 9 souls of men. And the fruits which 14 thy soul lusted after are gone from thee, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous are perished from thee, and men shall find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, who were made rich 15 by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment,

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