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was dried up, that the way of the The angels pour out their vials. kings of the east might be prepared. ND I heard a great voice out

I saw three unclean spiseven angels, Go your ways, and of the dragon, and out of the mouth pour out the vials of the wrath of of the beast, and out of the mouth God upon the earth.

of the false prophet. 2. And the first went, and poured 14 For they are the spirits of out his vial upon the earth; and devils, working miracles, which go there fell a noisome and grievous forth unto the kings of the earth, sore upon the men which had the and of the whole world, to gather mark of the beast, and upon them them to the battle of that great day which worshipped his.image. of God Almighty.

3 And the second angel poured 15 Behold, I come as a thief. out his vial upon the sea ; and it be- Blessed is he that watcheth, and came as the blood of a dead man: keepeth his garments, lest he walk and every living soul died in the sea. naked, and they see his shame.

4 And the third angel poured out 16 And he gathered them togehis vial upon the rivers and foun- ther into a place called in the Hetains of waters; and they became brew tongue Armageddon. blood.

17 And the seventh angel poured 5 And I heard the angel of the out his vial into the air; and there waters say, Thou art righteous, o came a great voice out of the temLord, which art, and wast, and shalt ple of heaven, from the throne, say be, because thou hast judged thus: ing, It is done.

6 For they have shed the blood 18 And there were voices, and of saints and prophets, and thou hast thunders, and lightnings; and there given them blood to drink; for they was a great earthquake, such as are worthy.

was not since men were upon the 7 And I heard another out of earth, so mighty an earthquake, and the altar say, Even so, Lord God so great. Almighty, true and righteous are 19 And the great city was divided thy judgments.

into three parts, and the cities of the 8 And the fourth angel poured the nations fell: and great Babylon out his vial upon the sun; and power came in remembrance before God, was given unto him to scorch men to give unto her the cup of the wine with fire.

of the fierceness of his wrath. 9 And men were scorched with 20 And every island fled away, great heat, and blasphemed the and the mountains were not found. name of God, which hath power 21 And there fell upon men a great over these plagues: and they re- hail out of heaven, every stone about pented not to give him glory. the weight of talent: and men

10 And the fifth angel poured out blasphemed God because of the his vial upon the seatofthe beast;and plague of the hail; for the plague his kingdom was fullofdarkness; and thereof was exceeding great. they gnawed their tongues for pain.

CHAP. XVII. 11 And blasphemed the God of A woman arrayed in scarlet, &c. heaven, because of their pairsanid AND there.came one of the seven

not of their deeds.

and talked with me, saying unto me, 12 And the sixth angel poured | Come hither; I will shew unto thee out his vial upon the great river the judgment of the great whore Euphrates; and the water thereof that sitteth upon many waters;

2 With whom the kings of the, he cometh, he must continue a short earth have committed fornication, space. and the inhabitants of the earth have 11 And the beast that was, and been made drunk with the wine of is not, even he is the eighth, and her fornication.

is of the seven, and goeth into per 9 So he carried me away in the dition. spirit into the wilderness: and I saw 12 And the ten horns which thou a woman sit upon a scarlet-colour- sawest are ten kings, which have ed beast, full of names of blas- received no kingdom as yet; but phemy, having seven heads and receive power as kings one hour ten horns.

with the beast. 4 And the woman was arrayed 13 These have one mind, and in purple and scarlet-colour, and shall give their power and strength decked with gold, and precious unto the beast. stones, and pearls, having a golden 14 These shall make war with the cup in her hand full of abomina- Lamb, and the Lamb shall overtions and filthiness of her fornica- come them: for he is Lord of lords, tion :

and King of kings; and they that 5 And upon her forehead was are with him are called, and choseng a name written, MYSTERY, BA- and faithful. BYLON THE GREAT, THE 15 And he saith imto me, The MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND waters which thou sawest, where ABOMINATIONS OF THE the whore sitteth, are peoples, EARTH.

and multitudes, and nations, and 8 And I saw the woman drunk-tongues. en with the blood of the saints, 16 And the ten horns which thou and with the blood of the mar- sawest upon the beast, these shall tyrs of Jesus: and, when I saw her, hate the whore, and shall make her I wondered with great admira- desolate and naked, and shall eat tion.

her flesh, and burn her with fire, 7 And the angel said unto me, 17 For God hath put in their Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, sell thee the mystery of the woman, and give their kingdom unto the and of the beast that carrieth her, beast, until the words of God shall which hath the seven heads and be fulfilled. ten horns.

18 And the woman which thou 8 The beast that thou savest, sawest is that great city, which was, and is not; and shall ascend reigneth over the kings of the out of the bottomless pit, and go earth. into perdition; and they that dwell

CHAP. XVIII. on the earth shall wonder, (whose The fall of Babylon, &c. names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the AND after these things, i samo

another angel come down from world,), when they behold the heaven, having great power; beast that was, and is not, and the earth was lightened with his

glory: 9 And here is the mind which ? And he cried mightily with a hath wisdom. The seven heads strong voice, saying, Babylon tho are seven mountains, on which the great is fallen, is fallen, and is be woman sitteth.

come the habitation of devils, and 10 And there are seven kings: the hold of every foul spirit, and a five are fallen, and one is, and the cage of every unclean and hateful other is not yet come; and when I bired.


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3 For all nations have drunk of most precious wood, and of brass, the wine of the wrath of her forni- and iron, and marble, cation, and the kings of the earth 13 And cinnamon, and odours, have committed fornication with and ointments, and frankincense, her, and the merchants of the earth and wine, and oil, and fine flour, are waxed rich through the abun- and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, dance of her delicacies.

and horses, and chariots, and slaves, 4 And I heard another voice from and souls of men, keäven, saying, Come out of her, 14 And the fruits that thy soul my people, that ye be not parta- lusted after are departed from thee, kers of her sins, and that ye receive and all things which were dainty, not of her plagues:

and goodly are departed from thee, 5 For her sins have reached un- and thou shalt find them no moro to heaven, and God hath remem- at all. bered her iniquities.

15 The merchants of these things, 6 Reward her even as she re- which were made rich by her, shall warded you, and double unto her stand afar off, for the fear of her double, according to her works: torment, weeping and wailing, in the cap which she hath filled, 16 And saying, Alas, alas ! that fill to her double.

great city, that was clothed in fine 7 How much she hath glorified linen, and purple, and scarlet, and herself, and lived deliciously, so decked with gold, and precious much torment and sorrow give stones, and pearls! ber: for she saith in her heart, I 17 For in one hour so great sit a queen, and am no widow, and riches is come to nought. And shall see no sorrow.

every shipmaster, and all the com8. Therefore shall her plagues pany in ships, and sailors, and as come in one day, death, and mourn many as trade by sea, stood afer ing, and famine; and she shall off, be utterly burned with fire: for 18 And cried, when they saw strong is the Lord God who judg- the smoke of her buruing, saying, eth her.

What city is like unto this great 9 And the kings of the earth, city! who have committed fornication 19 And they east dust on their and lived deliciously with her, shall heads, and cried, weeping and wailbewail her, and lament for her, ing, saying, Alas, alas ! that great when they shall see the smoke of city, wherein were made rich all ber burning,

that had ships in the sea by reason 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her costliness! for in one hour of her torments, saying, Alas, alas! is she made desolate. that great city Babylon, that mighty 20 Rejoice over her, thou hea. city!' for in one hour is thy judg- ven, and ye holy apostles and proinent come.

phets; for God hath avenged you U And the merchants of the on her. earth shall weep and mourn over 21 And a mighty angel took up her; for no man buyeth their mer- a stone like a great miltstone, and chandise any more:

cast it into the sea, saying, Thus 12 The merchandise of gold, and with violence shall that great city silver, and precious stones, and of Babylon be thrown down, and shall pearls, and fine linen, and purple, be found no more at all. and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine 22 And the voice of harpers, and wood, and all manner vessels of musicians, and of pipers, and trumivory, and all manner vessels of peters, shall be beard no more at

all in thee; and no craftsman, of clean and white: for the fine linen whatsoever craft he be, shall be is the righteousness of saints. found any inore in thee; and the 9 And he saith unto me, Write, sound of a millstone shall be heard Blessed are they which are called 110 more at all in thee;

unto the marriage-supper of the 23 And the light of a candle shall Lamb. And he saith unto me, shine no more at all in thee; and These are the true sayings of God. the voice of the bridegroom and of 10 And I fell at his feet to wolthe bride shall be heard no more ship him. And he said unto me, at all in thee; for thy merchants See thou do it not; I am thy fellow were the great men of the earth ; servant, and of thy brethren that for by thy sorceries were all na- have the testimony of Jesus. Wortions deceived.

ship God for the testimony of Je 24 And in her was found the sus is the spirit of prophecy. blood of prophets, and of saints, 11 And I saw heaven opened, and of all that were slain upon the and, behold, a white horse ; and he earth.

that sat upon him was called FaithCHAP. XIX.

ful and True; and in righteousness God praised for judging the whore. he doth judge and make war. AN Derefter these things pheard

12 His eyes were as a flame of a great voice of much people fire, and on his head were many in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salva- crowns; and he had a name written tion, and glory, and honour, and that no man knew but he himself: power, unto the Lord our God: 13 And he was clothed with a

2 For true and righteous are his vesture dipped in blood; and his judgments; for he hath judged the name is called, The Word of God. great whore, which did corrupt the 14 And the armies which were earth with her fornication, and hath in heaven followed him upon white avenged the blood of his servants horses, clothed in fine linen, white at her hand.

and clean. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. 15. And out of his mouth goeth And her smoke rose up for ever a sharp sword, that with it he and ever.

should smite the nations; and he 4 And the four and twenty elders shall rule them with a rod of iron; and the four beasts fell down and and he treadeth the wine-press of worshipped God that sat on the the fierceness and wrath of Al. throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. mighty God.

5 And a voice came out of the 16 And he hath on his vesture throne, saying, Praise our God, all and on his thigh a name written, ye his servants, and ye that fear KING OF KINGS, AND LORD him, both small and great.

OF LORDS. 6 And I heard as it were the 17 And I saw an angel standing voice of a great multitude, and as in the sun; and he cried with a the voice of many waters, and as loud voice, saying to all the fowls the voice of mighty thunderings, that fly in the midst of heaven, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Come and gather yourselves toge: omnipotent reigneth.

ther unto the supper of the great 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and God. give honour to him: for the mar 18 That ye may eat the flesh of riage of the Lamb is come, and his kings, and the flesh of captains, and wife hath made herself ready. the flesh of mighty men, and the

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both free and bond, both small and 6 Blessed and holy is he that great.

hath part in the first resurrec19 And I saw the beast, and the tion: on such the second death kings of the earth, and their ar- hath no power; but they shall be mies, gathered together to make priests of God and of Christ, and war against him that sat on the shall reign with him a thousand horse,

and against his army. years. 20 And the beast was taken, and 7 And when the thousand years with him the false prophet that are expired, Satan shall be loosed wrought miracles before him, with out of his prison, which he deceived them that had 8 And shall go out to deceive the received the mark of the beast, and nations wlzich are in the four quarthem that worshipped his image. ters of the earth, Gog and Magog, These both were cast alive into a to gather them together to battle; lake of fire burning with brimstone. the number of whom is as the sand

21 And the remnant were slain of the sea. with the sword of him that sat upon 9 And they went up on the breadth the horse, which sword proceeded of the earth, and compassed the out of his mouth : and all the fowls camp of the saints about, and the were filled with their flesh.

beloved city: and fire came down CHAP. XX.

from God out of heaven, and deOf the first resurrection, &c. voured them.

10 And the devil that deceived from heaven, having the key them was cast into the lake of fire of the bottomless pit and a great and brimstone, where the beast and chain in his hand.

the false prophet are, and shall be 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, tormented day and night for ever that old serpent, which is the Devii, and ever. and Satan, and bound him a thou 11 And I saw a great white sand years,

throne, and him that sat on it, from 3 And cast him into the bottom-whose face the earth and the heaven less pit, and shut him up, and set fled away; and there was found a seal upon him, that he should de- no place for them. ceive the nations no more, till the 12 And I saw the dead, small thousand years should be fulfilled: and great, stand before God: and and after that he must be loosed a the books were opened; and anlittle season.

other book was opened, which is 4 And I saw thrones, and they the book of life: and the dead were sat upon them, and judgment was judged out of those things which given unto them: and I saw the were written in the books, accordsouls of them that were beheading to their works. ed for the witness of Jesus, and 13 And the sea gave up the dead for the word of God, and which which were in it; and death and had not worshipped the beast, nei- hell delivered up the dead which ther his image, neither had received were in them: and they were judg. his mark upon their foreheads, or ed every man according to their in their hands; and they lived and works. reigned with Christ a thousand 14 And death and hell were cast years.

into the lake of fire. This is the 5 But the rest of the dead lived second death. not again until the thousand years 15 And whosoever was not found were finished. This is the first re- written in the book of life was cast surrection.

into the lake of fire.

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