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16 weeping and mourning; saying, Woe, woe, the great city, she that was arrayed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and 1 decked with gold and precious stone and I Gr. gilded.

17 pearl! for in one hour so great riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth

any whither, and mariners, and as many as 2 gain their 2 Gr. work

18 living by sea, stood afar off, and cried out as they "a' looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What

19 city is like the great city 1 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 prophets; for God hath judged your judgement on her.

21 And 3 a strong angel took up a stone as it were a 3 Gr. one. 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, 4 of whatsoever craft, shall be found 4 S<!me 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 JjJJJJ^p. 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; Salva

2 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 5 Gr tum 6 say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goeth up 6 for ever mid.

4 and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the J*-mt^ four living creatures fell down and worshipped God the aga.

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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, 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.

And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white 11
horse, and he that sat thereon, 1 called Faithful and
True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make
war. 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 garment2sprinkled with blood: and his name
is called The Word of God. And the armies which are 14
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
of the wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his 16
garment and on his thigh a name written, King or


And I saw 4 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 kings, and the flesh of1 captains, and the flesh of mighty 1 Or, military men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit Q*!mM" thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, cMUarchs. 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 prophet 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 serpent, 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 / 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 thou

5 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 3 power; but they shall be priests of God and 3 Or,
of Christ, and shall reign with him 4a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan ancient

8 shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth rea*"*'6* 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 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

1 Some beloved city: and fire came down1 out of heaven, and

authorities devoured them. And the devil that deceived them 10

GodnJ*m was cast into ^e ^a^e of an<^ brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall

2 Gr. unto be tormented day and night 2 for ever and ever.

aga."^ 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 is 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 s Or, the holy the sea is no more. And I saw 3 the holy city, new 2 "ilsakm Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, coming made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And 3

down new J . • -n i -i j

out of heaven I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, tabernacle ^e tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall 4 dwell

with them and they shall be his peoples, and God hims Some 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 bel'<CTv"1 be no more ', neither shall there be mourning, nor God. crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed

away. And he that sitteth on the throne said, Be- 5 sOr, Write, hold, I make all things new. And he saith, 6Write: IrTfaithfii for these words are faithful and true. And he said 6 and true. unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha

and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will

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 Jerusa

11 lem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God: her 1 light was like unto a stone 1 Gr. most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear aslummry

12 crystal: having a wall great and high; having twelve

2 gates, and at the 2 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 2 gates; and on the south three 2 gates; and on the west three 2 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 measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the 2 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,

20dony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the ^ ""^ sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth,

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