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there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

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And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great 1 Or, into mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea be9 came blood; and there died

the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, even they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.

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And the third angel sounded, and there fell from heaven a great star, burning as a torch, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the 11 waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

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And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part of them should be darkened, and the day should not shine for the third part of it, and the night in like

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And he opened the pit of the 2 abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And out of the 3 smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And 4 it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads. And it was given them 5 that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their one eagle. torment was as the torment

2 Gr.

of a scorpion, when it striketh
a man. And in those days men 6
shall seek death, and shall in
no wise find it; and they shall
desire to die, and death fleeth
from them. And the 3 shapes 7
of the locusts were like unto
horses prepared for war; and
upon their heads as it were
crowns like unto gold, and
their faces were as men's faces.
And they had hair as the hair 8
of women, and their teeth were
as the teeth of lions. And they 9
had breastplates, as it were
breastplates of iron; and the
sound of their wings was as
the sound of chariots, of many
horses rushing to war. And 10
they have tails like unto scor-
pions, and stings; and in their
tails is their power to hurt
men five months. They have 11
over them as king the angel
of the abyss: his name in He-
brew is Abaddon, and in the
Greek tongue he hath the name
4 Apollyon.

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven fallen unto the earth: and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss.

3 Gr.
likenesses.

4 That is,

Destroyer.

The first Woe is past: be- 12 hold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.

And the sixth angel sound. 13

ed, and I heard 1a voice from the horns of the golden altar 14 which is before God, one saying to the sixth angel, which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound at the great river Euphrates. 15 And the four angels were loosed, which had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they should kill the third part of 16 men. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice ten thousand times ten thousand: I heard the 17 number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates as of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses are as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceedeth fire and smoke and 18 brimstone. By these three plagues was the third part of men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their 19 mouths. For the power of the

ancient authorities omit and the

sea and the things

horses is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails 4 Some are like unto serpents, and have heads; and with them 20 they do hurt. And the rest of mankind, which were not killed with these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship 2 devils, and the idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood; which can neither see, 21 nor hear, nor walk: and they

that are therein.

1 Gr.

one voice.

10 And I saw another strong

angel coming down out of heaven, arrayed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the

2 Gr.

demons.

sun, and his feet as pillars of fire; and he had in his hand 2 a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the earth; and he cried with a great voice, 3 as a lion roareth: and when he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. And when 4 the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write and I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which 5 I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven, and 6 sware by him that liveth 3 for ever and ever, who created the heaven and the things that are therein, and the earth and the things that are therein, 4 and the sea and the things that are therein, that there shall be 5 time no longer: but 7 in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then is finished the mystery of God, according to the good tidings which he declared to his servants the prophets. And the voice which 8 I heard from heaven, I heard it again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel that standeth

3 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

sea and upon the epon the

And 9 I went unto the angel, saying unto him that he should give me the little book. And he saith unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy

repented not of their murders,

nor of their sorceries, nor of 5 Or, delay mouth it shall be sweet as

their fornication, nor of their thefts.

honey. And I took the little 10 book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and when I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter. And 11 they say unto me, Thou must

and

prophesy again 1over many peoples and nations tongues and kings. 11 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: 2and one said, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship 2 therein. And the court which is without the temple leave without, and measure it not; for it hath been given unto the nations and the holy city shall they tread under 3 forty and two months. And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, 4 clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two 4 candlesticks, standing before the Lord of the 5 earth. And if any man desir

foot

eth to hurt them, fire proceed-4Gr. lamp- to the God of heaven.

The second Woe is past: 14 behold, the third Woe cometh quickly.

carcase.

eth out of their mouth, and stands. devoureth their enemies and if any man shall desire to hurt them, in this manner must he 6 be killed. These have the power to shut the heaven, that it rain not during the 5 Gr. days of their prophecy and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they. 7 shall desire. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that cometh up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and overcome 8 them, and kill them. And their 5 dead bodies lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom

And the seventh angel 15 sounded; and there followedgreat voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign 7 for ever and ever. And the four and 16 twenty elders, which sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, We give thee 17 thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, which art and which wast; because thou hast taken thy great power, and didst reign. And the nations were 18 wroth, and thy wrath came,

the ages

of the
ages.

and Egypt, where also their 7 Gr. unto and the time of the dead to 9 Lord was crucified. And from among the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations do men look upon their 5 dead bodies three days and a half, and suffer not their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb..

be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.

1 Or, con

cerning

2 Gr.
saying.

3 Gr. cast
without.

6 Gr.
names of
men, seven
thousand.

And they that dwell on the 10 earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth. And after the three 11 days and a half the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which beheld them. And they heard a great voice 12 from eaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they went up into heaven in the cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And in that hour 13 there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; and there were killed in the earthquake 6 seven thousand persons: and the rest were affrighted, and gave glory

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12 And a great sign was seen in heaven; a woman arrayed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child: and she crieth out, travailing in birth, and in pain to be de3 livered. And there was seen another sign in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads 4 seven diadems. And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woIman which was about to be delivered, that when she was delivered, he might devour her 5 child. And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and 6 unto his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war with the dragon; and the dragon war8 red and his angels; and they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more 9 in heaven. And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole 2 world; he was cast down to the earth, I

1 Or, testament

2 Gr. inhabited earth.

3 Or, Now is the sal

vation,
and the

power,
and the

kingdom,
our God's,

become

and the

authority

is be-
come his
Christ's

4 Gr. ta

and his angels were cast down with him. And I heard a 10 great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accuseth them before our God day and night. And they overcame him be- 11 cause of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their te ony; and they loved not their life even unto death. Therefore rejoice, 12 O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.

bernacle.

And when the dragon saw 13 that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And there were 14 given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And 15 the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream. And the earth helped 16 the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon waxed wroth 17 with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus: and he stood upon the 13 sand of the sea.

And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and

1 Gr. slain.

his works
during
See Dan.
xi. 28.

ancient
authori-
ties omit
And it

...over-
come

them.

on his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads names of 2 blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and 3 great authority. And I saw one of his heads as though it 4 Some had been 1smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth won4 dered after the beast; and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? and who is able to war with him? 5 and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to him authority 2 to continue forty and two 6 months. And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that 3 dwell in the heaven. 7 4 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, erery one whose name hath not been 5 written in the book of life of the Lamb that hath been slain from the foundation of 9 the world. If any man hath 10 an ear, let him hear. If any man 7 is for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth 12 all the authority of the first 2 Or, to do beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deathstroke was healed. And he 13 doeth great signs, that he should even make fire to come down out of heaven upon the carth in the sight of men. And 14 he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by reason of the was given signs which it was given him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, who hath the stroke of the Sword, and lived. And it was 15 given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And 16 he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; and that no man should be 17 able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is 18 wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is 9 Six hundred and sixty and six.

And I saw, and behold, the 14 Lamb standing on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty and four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. And I 2 heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters,

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And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like

3 Gr. ta-
bernacle.

5 Or, writ-
ten from
the foun-
dation of

the world
in the
book...
slain

6 The

Greek
text in
this verse
is some-
what un-
certain.

7Or, lead

eth into
captivity

8 Some

ancient
authori-

ties read

that even

the image
of the
beast

should
speak;
and he
shall
cause &c.

9 some
ancient

authori

ties read

Six hun-
dred and
sixteen.

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