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the sea.

16 weeping and mourning; saying, Woe, woe, the great

city, she that was arrayed in fine linen and purple and

scarlet, and · decked with gold and precious stone and 1 Gr. gilded. 17 pearl ! for in one hour so great riches is made deso

late. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth

any whither, and mariners, and as many as ? gain their 2 Gr. work 18 living by sea, stood afar off, and cried out as they

looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What 19 city is like the great city? And they cast dust on their

heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, wherein were made rich all that

had their ships in the sea by reason of her costliness ! 20 for in one hour is she made desolate. Rejoice over her,

thou heaven, and ye saints, and ye apostles, and ye pro

phets; for God hath judged your judgement on her. 21 And a strong angel took up a stone as it were a 3 Gr. one.

3 great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus

with a mighty fall shall Babylon, the great city, be 22 cast down, and shall be found no more at all. And

the voice of harpers and minstrels and flute-players and trumpeters shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, * of whatsoever craft, shall be found 4 Some

any more at all in thee; and the voice of a millstone authorities 23 shall be heard no more at all in thee; and the light

of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the craft. voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were

the princes of the earth; for with thy sorcery were all 24 the nations deceived. And in her was found the

blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that have

been slain upon the earth. 19 After these things I heard as it were a great voice of

a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salva2 tion, and glory, and power, belong to our God : for

true and righteous are his judgements; for he hath judged the great harlot, which did corrupt the earth

with her fornication, and he hath avenged the blood of 3 his servants at her hand. And a second time they s Gr. have

5 say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goeth up 6 for ever said. 4 and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the 8 Gr. unto

the ages of four living creatures fell down and worshipped God the ages.



omit of whatsoever



that sitteth on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah.
And a voice came forth from the throne, saying, Give 5
praise to our God, all ye his servants, ye that fear him,
the small and the great. And I heard as it were the 6
voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of mighty thunders, saying,
Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reign-
eth. Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us 7
give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb
is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And it 8
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 saints. And he saith unto me, 9
Write, Blessed are they which are bidden to the mar-
riage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me,
These are true words of God. And I fell down before 10
his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, ee
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.

And I saw the heaven opened ; and behold, a white 11 horse, and he that sat thereon, -called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make

And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his 12 head are many diadems; and he hath a name written, which no one knoweth but he himself. And he is ar- 13 rayed in a garment 2 sprinkled with blood: and his name

is called The Word of God. And the armies which are 14 read dipped in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in

fine linen, white and pure. And out of his mouth 15 proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of

iron : and he treadeth the 3 winepress of the fierceness wine of the

of the wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his 16 garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw + an angel standing in the sun; and he 17 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 eat the flesh of 18


1 Some ancient authorities omit called.


2 Some ancient authorities

3 Gr. winepress of the


4 Gr. one.



kings, and the flesh of 'captains, and the flesh of mighty 1 Or, military men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit Gr. thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, chiliarchs.

and small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and

their armies, gathered together to make war against

him that sat upon the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false pro

phet that wrought the signs in his sight, wherewith he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image: they

twain were cast alive into the lake of fire that burneth 21 with brimstone: and 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. 20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven,

having the key of the abyss and a great chain 2 in his 2 Gr. upon. 2 hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the old ser

pent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 3 a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and

shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little

time. 4 And I saw thrones, and they 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, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their

hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thou5 sand years. The rest of the dead lived not until the

thousand years should be finished. This is the first 6 resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in

the first resurrection: over these the second death
hath no : power; but they shall be priests of God and 3 or,

authority of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand

years. 7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan ancient 8 shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth authorities


to deceive the nations which are in the four corners

4 Some

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1 Some ancient authorities insert from God.

2 Gr. unto the ages of

the ages.

of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together
to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the
sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth, 9
and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the
beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven, and
devoured them. And the devil that deceived them 10
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 ? for ever and ever.

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat 11 upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled

away ; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing 12 before the throne; and books were opened : and another 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 13 the sea gave up 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 were cast into the lake 14 of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire. And if any was not found written in the book 15 of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth : for the 21

first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and 3 Or, the holy the sea is no more. And I saw 3 the holy city, new 2

Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, coming

made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And 3 out of heaven I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold,

the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall * dwell with them and they shall be his peoples, and God him

self shall be with them, 5 and be their God: and he shall 4 authorities wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall omit, and

be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed


city Jirusalem

down new

4 Gr. tabernacle.


5 Some ancient

away. And he that sitteth on the throne said, Be- 5 6 Or, Write, hold, I make all things new. And he saith, 6 Write: are faithful

for these words are faithful and true. And he said 6 unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will

be their God.

These words

and true.


give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the 7 water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit

these things; and I will be his God, and he shall be 8 my son. But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, 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. 9 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 Jerusa11 lem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone 1 Gr.

luminary. most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as 12 crystal: having a wall great and high; having twelve

2 gates, and at the ' gates twelve angels; and names 2 Gr. portals.

written thereon, which are the names of the twelve 13 tribes of the children of Israel: on the east were three

2 gates; and on the north three ? gates; and on the

south three ? gates; and on the west three ? gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and

on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the 15 Lamb. And he that spake with me had for a mea

sure a golden reed to measure the city, and the ' gates 16 thereof, 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 17 and the height thereof are equal. And he measured

the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits,

according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 And the building of the wall thereof was jasper : and 19 the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass. The

foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation

was jasper; the second, 3 sapphire; the third, chalce- 3 Or, 20 dony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the lapis lazuli sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth,


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