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The opening of six

CHAP. VI.

of the seals in order. 14 And the four beasts said, of the fourth beast say, Come Amen. And the four and twen- and see. ty elders fell down and wor- 8 And I looked, and behold, shipped him that liveth for ever a pale horse : and his name that and ever.

sat on him was Death, and hell

followed with him. And power CHAP. VI.

was given unto them over the 1 The opening of the seals in order, and what fourth part of the earth, to kill followed thereupon, containing a prophecy to the end of the world.

with sword, and with hunger, ND I saw when the Lamb and with death, and with the

opened one of the seals, beasts of the earth. and I heard, as it were the noise 9 And when he had opened of thunder, one of the four the fifth seal, I saw under the

altar the souls of them tliat beasts, saying, Come and see.

2 And I saw, and behold, a were slain for the word of God, white horse : and he that sat on and for the testimony which him had a bow; and a crown they held: was given unto him: and he 10 And they cried with a loud went forth conquering, and to voice, saying, How long, O conquer.

Lord, holy and true, dost thou 3 And when he had opened not judge and avenge our blood the second seal, I heard the on them that dwell on the earth? second beast say, Come and see. 11 And white robes were

4 And there went out another given unto every one of them; horse that was red: and power and it was said unto them, that was given to him that sat there they should rest yet for a little on to take peace from the earth, season, until their fellow-serand that they should kill one vants also and their brethren, another: and there was given that should be killed as they unto him a great sword.

were, should be fulfilled. 5 And when he had opened 12 And I beheld when he the third seal, I heard the third had opened the sixth seal, and beast say, Come and see. And lo, there was a greatearthquake; I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and the sun became black as and he that sat on him had a sackcloth of hair, and the moon pair of balances in his hand. became as blood :

6 And I heard a voice in the 13 And the stars of heaven midst of the four beasts say, A fell unto the earth, even as a measure of wheat for a penny, fig-tree casteth her untimely and three measures of barley figs, when she is shaken of a for a penny; and see thou hurt mighty wind. not the oil and the wine.

14 And the heaven departed 7 And when he had opened as a scroll when it is rolled the fourth seal, I heard the voice together; and every mountain

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CHAP. VII.

The number of those
REVELATION.

that were sealed and island were moved out of 4 And I heard the number of their places.

them which were sealed: and 15 And the kings of the earth, there were sealed an hundred and the great men, and the and forty and four thousand of rich men, and the chief cap- all the tribes of the children of tains, and the mighty men, and Israel. every bond-man, and every free- 5 Of the tribe of Juda were man, hid themselves in the dens sealed twelve thousand. Of the and in the rocks of the moun- tribe of Reuben were sealed tains ;

twelve thousand. Of the tribe 16 And said to the mountains of Gad nere sealed twelve thou and rocks, Fall on us, and hide sand.

. us from the face of him that 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sitteth on the throne, and from sealed twelve thousand. Of the the wrath of the Lamb:

tribe of Nephthalim were sealed 17 For the great day of his twelve thousand. Of the tribe wrath is come; and who shall of Manasses were sealed twelve be able to stand ?

thousand.

7 Of the tribe of Simeon were

sealed twelve thousand. Of the 3 An angel sealeth the servants of God in their tribe of Levi were sealed twelve foreheads. 4 The number of them that were thousand. Of the tribe of Issealed : of the tribes of Israel a certain number. 9 of all other nations an innumerable sachar were sealed twelve thoumultitude, which stand before the throne, clad sand. in white robes, and palms in their hands. 14 Their robes were washed in the blood of the

8 Of the tribe of Zabulon

were sealed twelve thousand. ND

saw four angels standing sealed twelve thousand. Of the on the four corners of the earth, tribe of Benjamin were sealed holding the four winds of the twelve thousand. earth, that the wind should not 9 After this I beheld, and lo, blow on the earth, nor on the a great multitude, which no sea, nor on any tree.

man could number, of all na2 And I saw another angel tions, and kindreds, and people, ascending from the east, hav- and tongues, stood before the ing the seal of the living God: throne, and before the Lamb, , and he cried with a loud voice clothed with white robes, and to the four angels, to whom it palms in their hands; was given to hurt the earth and 10 And cried with a loud

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voice, saying, Salvation to our 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, God which sitteth upon the neither the sea, nor the trees, throne, and unto the Lamb. till we have sealed the servants 11 And all the angels stood of our God in their foreheads. round about the throne, and

the sea,

CHAP. VIII.

The angels, fc., worship God.

The seventh seal opened. about the elders and the four silence in heaven about the beasts, and fell before the throne space of half an hour. on their faces, and worshipped 2 And I saw the seven angels God,

which stood before God; and to 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, them were given seven trumpets. and glory, and wisdom, and 3 And another angel came thanksgiving, and honour, and and stood at the altar, having power, and might, be unto our a golden censer; and there was God for ever and ever. Amen. given unto him much incense,

13 And one of the elders an- | that he should offer it with the swered, saying unto me, What prayers of all saints upon the are these which are arrayed in golden altar which was before white robes? and whence came the throne. they?

4 And the smoke of the in14 And I said unto him, Sir, cense, which came with the thou knowest. And he said to prayers of the saints, ascended me, These are they which came up before God out of the anout of great tribulation, and gel's hand. have washed their robes, and 5 And the angel took the made them white in the blood censer, and filled it with fire of of the Lamb.

the altar, and cast it into the 15 Therefore are they before earth : and there were voices, the throne of God, and serve and thunderings, and lighthim day and night in his tem- nings, and an earthquake. ple: and he that sitteth on the 6 And the seven angels which throne shall dwell among them. had the seven trumpets prepar

16 They shall hunger no more, ed themselves to sound. neither thirst any more ; neither 7 The first angel sounded, shall the sun light on them, nor and there followed hail and fire

mingled with blood, and they 17 For the Lamb which is in were cast upon the earth : and the midst of the throne shall the third part of trees was burnt feed them, and shall lead them up, and all green grass was unto living fountains of waters: burnt up. and God shall wipe away all 8 And the second angel soundtears from their eyes.

ed, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast

into the sea : and the third part 1 At the opening of the seventh seal, 2 seven

of the sea became blood; Four of them sound their trumpets, and great 9 And the third part of the incense to the prayers of the saints on the creatures which were in the

sea, and had life, died; and the ND when he had opened third part of the ships were de. the seventh seal, there was stroyed.

any heat.

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CHAP. VIII.

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golden altar.

man.

The fifth angel soundeth. REVELATION.

He opens the pit. 10 And the third angel sound- | the air were darkened by reaed, and there fell a great star son of the smoke of the pit. from heaven, burning as it were 3 And there came out of the a lamp, and it fell upon the smoke locusts upon the earth : third part of the rivers, and up- and unto them was given pow. on the fountains of waters; er, as the scorpions of the earth

11 And the name of the star have power. is called Wormwood : and the 4. And it was commanded third part of the waters became them that they should not hurt wormwood; and many men died the grass of the earth, neither of the waters, because they were any green thing, neither any made bitter.

tree; but only those men which 12 And the fourth angel have not the seal of God in sounded, and the third part of their foreheads. the sun was smitten, and the 5 And to them it was given third part of the moon, and the that they should not kill them, third part of the stars; so as but that they should be torthe third part of them was mented five months : and their darkened, and the day shone torment was as the torment of not for a third part of it, and a scorpion, when he striketh a the night likewise.

13 And I beheld, and heard 6 And in those days shall an angel flying through the men seek death, and shall not midst of heaven, saying with a find it; and shall desire to die, loud voice, Wo, wo, wo, to the and death shall flee from them. inhabiters of the earth, by rea- 7 And the shapes of the loson of the other voices of the custs were like unto horses pretrumpet of the three angels, pared unto battle

pared unto battle; and on their which are yet to sound!

heads were as it were crowns

like gold, and their faces ivere 1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star

as the faces of men. falleth from heaven, to whom is given the key of ihe hottomless pit. 2 He openeth the

1,8. And they had hair as the pit, and there come furth locusts like scor- hair of women, and their teeth pions. 12 The first wo past. 13 The sixth trumpet soundeth. 14 Four angels are let

were as the teeth of lions.

9 And they had breast-plates, ND the fifth angel sound- as were breast-plates iron;

ed, and I saw a star fall and the sound of their wings from heaven unto the earth : ' was as the sound of chariots of and to him was given the key many horses running to battle. of the bottomless pit.

10 And they had tails like 2 And he opened the bottom- unto scorpions, and there were less pit; and there arose a smoke stings in their tails : and their out of the pít, as the smoke of a power was to hurt men five great furnace; and the sun and months.

CHAP. IX.

loose, that were bound.

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CHAP. X.

time. 9 John is commanded to take and eat the book.

The sixth trumpet sounded. CHAP. X.

An angel with a book. 11 And they had a king over pents, and had heads, and with them, which is the angel of the them they do hurt. bottomless pit, whose name in 20 And the rest of the men the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, which were not killed by these but in the Greek tongue hath plagues yet repented not of the his name Apollyon.

works of their hands, that they 12 One wo is past; and be- should not worship devils, and hold, there come two woes more idols of gold, and silver, and hereafter.

brass, and stone, and of wood: 13 And the sixth angel sound- which neither can see, nor hear, ed, and I heard a voice from nor walk : the four horns of the golden 21 Neither repented they of altar which is before God, their murders, nor of their sor

14 Saying to the sixth angel ceries, nor of their fornication, which had the trumpet, Loose nor of their thefts. the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

1 A mighty strong angel appeareth with a book 15 And the four angels were open in his hand. 6 He sweareth by him

that liveth for ever, that there shall be no more loosed, which were prepared for an-hour, and a day, and a

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part 16 And the number of the heaven, clothed with a cloud: army of the horsemen were two and a rainbow was upon his hundred thousand thousand : head, and his face was as it and I heard the number of were the sun, and his feet as them.

pillars of fire : 17 And thus I saw the horses 2 And he had in his hand a in the vision, and them that sat little book open: and he set on them, having breast-plates his right foot upon the sea, and of fire, and of jacinth, and brim- his left foot on the earth, stone: and the heads of the 3 And cried with a loud horses were as the heads of voice, as when a lion roareth: lions; and out of their mouths and when he had cried, seven issued fire, and smoke, and thunders uttered their voices. brimstone.

4 And when the seven thun18 By these three was the ders had uttered their voices, I third part of men killed, by the was about to write: and I heard fire, and by the smoke, and by a voice from heaven saying unthe brimstone, which issued out to me, Seal up those things of their mouths.

which the seven thunders ut19 For their power is in their tered, and write them not. mouth, and in their tails: for 5 And the angel which I suw their tails were like unto ser- ! stand upon the sea and upon

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