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What John was cominanded


to write in commendation


What is commanded to be written to the an

8 And unto the angel of the

church in Smyrna, write; These gels, that is, the ministers of the churches it last, which was dead, and is

things saith the first and the 1 Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos, 18 T'hyatira : and what is commended, or found alive ; wanting in them.

9 I know thy works, and tribUNTO the angel

NTO the angel of the ulation, and poverty, (but thou

church of Ephesus write: | art rich,) and I know the blasThese things saith he that hold- phemy of them which say they eth the seven stars in his right are Jews, and are not, but are hand, who walketh in the midst the synagogue of Satan. of the seven golden candle- 10 Fear none of those things sticks;

which thou shalt suffer. Behold, 2 I know thy works, and the devil shall cast some of you thy labour, and thy patience, into prison, that ye may be and how thou canst not bear tried, and ye shall have tributhem which are evil; and thou lation ten days. Be thou faithhast tried them which say they ful unto death, and I will give are apostles, and are not; and thee a crown of life. hast found them liars :

11 He that hath an ear, let 3 And hast borne, and hast him hear what the Spirit saith patience, and for my name's unto the churches; He that sake hast laboured, and hast overcometh, shall not be hurt not fainted.

of the second death. 4 Nevertheless, I have some- 12 Anů to the angel of the what against thee, because thou church in Pergamos write ; hast left thy first love.

These things saith he which 5 Remember therefore from hath the sharp sword with two whence thou art fallen, and re- edges; pent, and do the first works; 13 I know thy works, and or else I will come unto thee where thou dwellest, even where quickly, and will remove thy Satan's seat is: and thou holdcandlestick out of his place, ex- est fast my name, and hast not cept thou repent.

denied my faith, even in those 6 But this thou hast, that days wherein Antipas was my thou hatest the deeds of the faithful martyr, who was slain Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. among you, where Satan dwell

7 He that hath an ear, let eth. him hear what the Spirit saith 14 But I have a few things unto the churches; To him that against thee, because thou hast overcometh will I give to eat there them that hold the docof the tree of life, which is in trine of Balaam, who taught the midst of the paradise of Balak to cast a stumbling-block God.

before the children of Israel, to


or reproof to the


angels of the churches. eat things sacrificed unto idols, tribulation, except they repent and to commit fornication. of their deeds.

15 So hast thou also them 23 And I will kill her chilthat hold the doctrine of the dren with death; and all the Nicolaitanes, which thing I churches shall know that I am hate.

he which searcheth the reins 16 Repent; or else I will and hearts: and I will give unto come unto thee quickly, and every one of you according to will fight against them with the your works. sword of my mouth.

24 But unto



and 17 He that hath an ear, let unto the rest in Thyatira, As him hear what the Spirit saith many as have not this doctrine, unto the churches : To him that and which have not known the overcometh will I give to eat depths of Satan, as they speak; of the hidden manna, and will I will put upon you none other give him a white stone, and in burden: the stone a new name written, 25 But that which ye have which no man knoweth, saving | already, hold fast till I come. he that receiveth it.

26 And he that overcometh, 18 And unto the angel of the and keepeth my works unto the church in Thyatira write; These end, to him will I give power things saith the Son of God, over the nations : who hath his eyes like unto a 27 (And he shall rule them flame of fire, and his feet are with a rod of iron; as the veslike fine brass ;

sels of a potter shall they be 19 I know thy works, and broken to shivers :) even as I charity, and service, and faith, received of my Father. and thy patience, and thy works; 28 And I will give him the and the last to be more than the morning-star. first:

29 He that hath an ear, let 20 Notwithstanding, I have a him hear what the Spirit saith few things against thee, be- unto the churches. cause thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth her

% The angel of the church of Sardis is reposself a prophetess, to teach and

ed, 3 exhorted to repent, and threatened to seduce my servants to com

if he do not repent. 8 The angel of the

church of Philadelphia 10 is approved for mit fornication, and to eat his diligence and patience. 15 The angel things sacrificed unto idols. of Laodicea rebuked, for being neither hot

nor cold, 19 and admonished to be more - 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.

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church in Sardis write ; to a bed, and them that com- These things saith he that hath mit adultery with her into great the seven Spirits of God, and


zealous. 20 Christ standeth at the door and knocketh.

to write to the churches.

What John was commanded REVELATION the seven stars; I know thy 9 Behold, I will make them works, that thou hast a name of the synagogue of Satan, that thou livest, and art dead. which say they are Jews, and

2 Be watchful, and strengthen are not, but do lie; behold, I the things which remain, that will make them to come and are ready to die : for I have not worship before thy feet, and to found thy works perfect before know that I have loved thee. God.

10 Because thou hast kept the 3 Remember therefore how word of my patience, I also will thou hast received and heard, keep thee from the hour of and hold fast, and repent. If temptation, which shall come therefore thou shalt not watch, upon all the world, to try them I will come on thee as a thief, that dwell upon the earth. and thou shalt not know what 11 Behold, I come quickly : hour I will come upon thee.

hold that fast which thou hast, 4 Thou hast a few names that no man take thy crown. even in Sardis which have not 12 Him that overcometh, will defiled their garments; and I make a pillar in the temple they shall walk with me in of my God, and he shall go no white : for they are worthy. more out: and I will write upon

5 He that overcometh, the him the name of my God, and same shall be clothed in white the name of the city of my raiment; and I will not blot God, which is new Jerusalem, out his name out of the book of which cometh down out of heavlife, but I will confess his name en from my God: and I will before my Father, and before write upon him my new name. his angels.

13 He that hath an ear, let 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. unto the churches.

14 And unto the angel of the 7 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; church in Philadelphia write ; These things saith the Amen, These things saith he that is the faithful and true Witness, holy, he that is true, he that the beginning of the creation of hath the key of David, he that God; openeth, and no man shutteth; 15 I know thy works, that and shutteth, and no man open- thou art neither cold nor hot: eth:

I would thou wert cold or hot. 8 I know thy works : behold, 16 So then, because thou art I have set before thee an open lukewarm, and neither cold nor door, and no man can shut it: hot, I will spue thee out of my for thou hast a little strength, mouth : and hast kept my word, and 17 Because thou sayest, I am hast not denied my name. rich, and increased with goods,

with me.

John seeth the throne of God. CHAP. IV. The four and twenty elders and have need of nothing; and was set in heaven, and one sat knowest not that

not that thou art on the throne. wretched, and miserable, and 3 And he that sat was to look poor, and blind, and naked :

upon like a jasper and a sardine 18 I counsel thee to buy of stone: and there was a rainbow me gold tried in the fire, that round about the throne in sight thou mayest be rich; and white like unto an emerald. raiment, that thou mayest be 4 And round about the throne clothed, and that the shame of were four and twenty. seats; and thy nakedness do not appear; upon the seats I saw four and and anoint thine eyes with eye- twenty elders sitting, clothed in salve, that thou mayest see.

white raiment; and they had 19 As many as I love, I re- on their heads crowns of gold buke and chasten: be zealous 5 And out of the throne protherefore, and repent.

ceeded lightnings, and thunder 20 Behold, I stand at the ings, and voices. And there were door, and knock: If any man seven lamps of fire burning behear my voice, and open the fore the throne, which are the door, I will come in to him, seven Spirits of God. and will sup with him, and he 6 And before the throne there

was a sea of glass like unto 21 To him that overcometh crystal: And in the midst of the will I grant to sit with me in throne, and round about the my throne, even as I also over- throne, were four beasts full of came, and am set down with eyes before and behind. my Father in his throne.

7 And the first beast was like 22 He that hath an ear, let a lion, and the second beast like him hear what the Spirit saith a calf, and the third beast had unto the churches.

a face as a man, and the fourth

beast was like a flying eagle. 2 John seeth the throne of God in heaven. 41 8 And the four beasts had

The four and twenty elders. 6 The four each of them six wings about beasts full of eyes before and behind. The elders lay down their crowns, and wor

him ; and they were full of eyes ship him that sat on the throne.

within: and they rest not day AFTER this I looked, and and night, saying, Holy, holy

, behold, a door was opened holy, Lord God in heaven: and the first voice which was, and is, and is to which I heard, was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; 9 And when those beasts give which said, Come up hither, glory, and honour, and thanks to and I will shew thee things him that sat on the throne, who which must be hereafter. liveth for ever and ever,

2 And immediately I was in 10 The four and twenty elthe Spirit: and behold, a throne I ders fall down before him that




The book sealed


with seven seals,


| The book sealed with seven seals : 9 which



sat on the throne, and worship | the seven Spirits of God sent him that liveth for ever and forth into all the earth. ever, and cast their crowns be- 7 And he came and took the fore the throne, saying,

book out of the right hand of 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, him that sat upon the throne. . to receive glory, and honour, and 8 And when he had taken the power: for thou hast created all book, the four beasts, and four things, and for thy pleasure

for thy pleasure and twenty elders fell down bethey are and were created. fore the Lamb, having every

one of them harps, and golden

vials full of odours, which are only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to the prayers of saints. open. 12 Therefore the ellers praise him, 9 and confess that he redeemed them with his

9 And they sung a new song,

saying, Thou art worthy to take ND I saw in the right the book, and to open the seals

hand of him that sat on thereof: for thou wast slain, and the throne a book written with-hast redeemed us to God by thy in and on the back side, sealed blood out of every kindred, and with seven seals.

tongue, and people, and nation; 2 And I saw a strong angel 10 And hast made us unto proclaiming with a loud voice, our God kings and priests: and Who is worthy to open the we shall reign on the earth. book, and to loose the seals 11 And I beheld, and I heard thereof?

the voice of many angels round 3 And no man in heaven, about the throne, and the beasts, nor in earth, neither under the and the elders: and the number earth, was able to open the of them was ten thousand times book, neither to look thereon.

ten thousand, and thousands of 4 And I wept much, because thousands; no man was found worthy to 12 Saying with a loud voice, open, and to read the book, Worthy is the Lamb that was neither to look thereon.

slain to receive power, and rich5 And one of the elders saithes, and wisdom, and strength, unto me, Weep not: behold, and honour, and glory, and the Lion of the tribe of Juda, blessing. the Root of David, hath pre- 13 And every creature which vailed to open the book, and to is in heaven, and on the earth, loose the seven seals thereof.

and under the earth, and such 6 And I beheld, and lo, in as are in this sea, and all that the midst of the throne, and of are in them, heard I saying, the four beasts, and in the midst Blessing, and honour, and gloof the elders, stood a Lamb as ry, and power, be unto him that it had been slain, having seven sitteth upon the throne, and unhorns, and seven eyes, which are to the Lamb, for ever and ever

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