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(The Waiting Martyrs.)
And when he opened the Fifth Seal,
I saw under the Altar
The souls of those who had been slain

On account of God's message,

And the witness which they held.
And they cried in a loud voice, saying:
“ How long, O Master, the Holy, and True,
Dost thou not judge, and avenge our blood

On those who are living on the earth ?"
And there was given to each of them a white robe,
And they were told to rest yet a little while,
Till their fellow-slaves, also, and their brothers,

Who are going to be killed as they were,
Shall have finished their course.

(Opening of Day of Wrath.) And I saw when he opened the Sixth Seal,

And a great shaking took place ; And the sun became black as pitch,

And the whole moon became like blood, And the stars of heaven fell to the earth,

Like a fig tree casting its unripe figs,

When it is shaken by a high wind.
And the heaven was removed like a scroll

When it is rolled up.


And every mountain and island

Was moved out of its place.
And the kings of the earth,
And the princes and the colonels,
And the rich and the strong,
And every slave and freeman,

Hid themselves in the caves

And the rocks of the mountains.
And they kept saying to the mountains

And to the rocks : 66 Fall on us,

And hide us
From the face of him who is sitting on the Throne,

And from the wrath of the Lamb.
For their wrath has come.

And who is able to stand it?"



PART 1. (Judgment Restrained.) After this I saw Four Angels

Standing at the four corners of the earth,
Holding the four winds of the earth,
So that no wind might blow on the earth,

Or on the sea, or on any tree.
And I saw another Angel

Ascend from the east,

With the Seal of the Living God. And he cried in a loud voice to the Four Angels,

To whom it was given to hurt the earth,

And the sea, saying: 6. Do not hurt the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, Till we have sealed the slaves of our God in their

foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed,

A hundred and forty-four thousand, Sealed out of every tribe of the children of Israel.


Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand :

Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Manassah twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand :

Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand :
Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thou-


After this I saw, and lo, a great throng,

Which no one could count
Out of every nation,
And out of all tribes and peoples and tongues,
Standing before the Throne and before the

Dressed in white robes, and palms in their hands.

And they kept crying in a loud voice, Saying:

« Salvation to our God

Who is sitting on the Throne,
And to the Lamb."

7:11. And all the Angels were standing round the Throne,

And the Elders and the four Living Creatures, And they fell on their faces before the Throne,

And worshipped God, saying:

" Amen. The blessing and the majesty and the wisdom,

And the thanksgiving,
And the honor, and the power, and the might,

Be unto our God
Forever and ever,


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And one of the elders answered

And said to me: ". These who are clothed in the white robes,

Who are they and where did they come from ? " And I said to him :

“My dear sir, you know." And he said to me: 6. These are those who are coming out of the

great tribulation,
And they washed their robes
And made them white in the blood of the

So they are before the throne of God,
And they are serving him day and night in his


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