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The harvest of the world.

CHAP. XV.

The song of the Lamb ment ascendeth up for ever and 19 · And the angel. thrust in ever: and they have no rest day his sickle into the earth, and nor night, who worship the beast gathered the vine of the earth, and his image, and whosoever and cast it into the great winereceiveth the mark of his name. press of the wrath of God.

12 Here is the patience of the 20 And the wine-press was saints : here are they that keep trodden without the city, and the commandments of God, and blood came out of the wine-press, the faith of Jesus.

even unto the horse-bridles, by 13 And I heard a voice from the space of a thousand and six heaven, saying unto me, Write, hundred furlongs. Blessed are the dead which die

CHAP. XV. in the Lord from henceforth :

1 The seven angels with the seven last plagues.

3 The song of them that overcome the beast Yea, saith the Spirit, that they 7. The seven vials full of the wrath of God.. may rest from their labours; AND I saw another sign in

14 And I looked, and behold, vellous, seven angels having the a white cloud, and upon the seven last plagues; for in them cloud one sat like unto the Son is filled up the wrath of God. of man, having on his head a 2 And I saw as it were a seu golden crown, and in his hand of glass mingled with fire: and a sharp sickle

them that had gotten the vic15 And another angel came tory over the beast, and over out of the temple, crying with his image, and over his mark, a loud voice to him that sat on and over the number of his the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, name, stand on the sea of glass. and reap: for the time is come having the harps of God. for thee to reap; for the har- 3 And they sing the song of vest of the earth is ripe.

Moses the servant of God, and 16 And he that sat on the the song of the Lamb, saying, cloud thrust in his sickle on the Great and marvellous are thy earth; and the earth was reaped. works, Lord God Almighty ;

17 And another angel came just and true are thy ways, thou out of the temple which is in King of saints, heaven, he also having a sharp 4 Who shall not fear thee, O sickle.

Lord, and glorify thy name? 18 And another angel came for thou only art holý: for all out from the altar, which had nations shall come and worship power over fire ; and cried with before thee; for thy judgments a loud cry to him that had the are made manifest. sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in 5 And after that I looked, thy sharp sickle, and gather the and behold, the temple of the clusters of the vine of the earth; tabernacle of the testimony in for her grapes are fully ripe. heaven was opened :

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CHAP. XVI.

Vials of wrath poured out.

REVELATION.

Great plagues follow. 6 And the seven angels came 5 And I heard the angel of out of the temple, having the the waters say, Thou art righseven plagues, clothed in pure teous, O Lord, wbich art, and and white linen, and having wast, and shalt be, because thou their breasts girded with gold n hast judged thus.

6 For they have shed the 7 And one of the four beasts blood of saints and prophets, , gave unto the seven angels seven and thou hast given them blood golden vials full of the wrath of to drink; for they are worthy. God, who liveth for ever and 7 And I heard another out

of the altar say, Even so, Lord 8. And the temple was filled God Almighty, true and righwith smoke from the glory of teous are thy judgments. .

8 no man was able to enter into ed out his vial upon the sun; the temple, till the seven plagues and power was given unto him of the seven angels were ful- to scorch men with fire. filled.

9 And men were scorched

with great heat, and blasphe2 The angels pour out their vials full of wrath. med the name of God, which 6 Christ cometh as a thief. Blessed Pare they hath power over these plagues:

and they repented not to give ANDI heard a great voice him glory

10 And the fifth angel pourto the seven angels, Go your ed out his vial upon the seat of ways, and pour out the vials the beast; and his kingdom was of the wrath of God upon the full of darkness; and they gnawearth.

ed their tongues for pain, 2 And the first went, and 11 And blasphemed the God poured out his vial upon the of heaven, because of their pains earth; and there fell a noisome and their sores, and repented and grievous sore upon the men not of their deeds. . which had the mark of the beast, 12 And the sixth angel pourand upon them which worship-ed out his vial upon the great ped his image.

river Euphrates; and the water 3 And the second angel pour- thereof was dried up, that the ed out his vial upon the sea; way of the kings of the east and it became as the blood of a might be prepared. dead man; and every living 13 And I saw three unclean soul died in the sea.

spirits like frogs come out of 4 And the third angel poured the mouth of the dragon, and out his vial upon the rivers and out of the mouth of the beast, fountains of waters: and they and out of the mouth of the became blood.

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CH AP. XVII.

Christ cometh suddenly.

CHAP. XVII. Vision of the great whore. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which 3, 4 A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet,

with a golden cup in her hand, sitteth upon go forth unto the kings of the

the beast, 5 which is great Babylon, the mothearth, and of the whole world, er of all abominations. 9 The interpretation

of the seven heads, 12 and the ten horns. 8 to gather them to the battle

The punishment of the whore. 14 The vicof that great day of God Al

tory of the Lamb. mighty.

AND there came one of the 15 Behold, I come as a thief. seven angels which had Blessed is he that watcheth, the seven vials, and talked with and keepeth his garments, lest me, saying unto me, Come hithhe walk naked, and they see er; I will shew unto thee the his shame.

judgment of the great whore 16 And he gathered them to that sitteth upon many waters : gether into a place called in the 2 With whom the kings of Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

the earth have committed for17 And the seventh angel nication, and the inhabitants of poured out his vial into the the earth have been made drunk air ; and there came a great with the wine of her fornication. . voice out of the temple of

of 3 So he carried me away in heaven, from the throne, say- the spirit into the wilderness : ing, It is done.

and I saw a woman sit upon a 18 And there were voices, and scarlet-coloured beast, full of thunders, and lightnings; and names of blasphemy, having there was a great earthquake, seven heads and ten horns. such as was not since men were

4 And the woman was arrayupon the earth, so mighty an ed in purple and scarlet-colour, earthquake, and so great.

and decked with gold and pre19 And the great city was

cious stones and pearls, having divided into three parts, and a golden cup in her hand full the cities of the nations fell: of abominations and filthiness and great Babylon came in re- of her fornication : membrance before God, to give 5 And upon her forehead was unto her the cup of the wine a name written, MYSTERY, of the fierceness of his wrath. BABYLON THE GREAT,

20 And every island fled away, THE MOTHER OF HARand the mountains were not LOTS . AND ABOMINAfound.

TIONS OF THE EARTH. 21 And there fell upon men a

6 And I saw the woman great hail out of heaven, every drunken with the blood of the stone about the weight of a tal- saints, and with the blood of ent: and men blasphemed God the martyrs of Jesus: and when because of the plague of the I saw her, I wondered with hail; for the plague thereof was great admiration. exceeding great.

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The mystery interpreted. REVELATION.

The fall of Babylon. nae, Wherefore didst thou mar- | where the whore sitteth, are vel? I will tell thee the mystery peoples, and multitudes, and of the woman, and of the beast nations, and tongues. that carrieth her, which hath 16 And the ten horns which the seven heads, and ten horns. thou sawest upon the beast,

8 The beast that thou sawest, these shall hate the whore, and was, and is not; and shall as- shall make her desolate and cend out of the bottomless pit, naked, and shall eat her flesh, and go into perdition: and they and burn her with fire. that dwell on the earth shall 17 For God hath put in their wonder, (whose names were not hearts to fulfil his will, and to written in the book of life from agree, and give their kingdom the foundation of the world,) unto the beast, until the words when they behold the beast that of God shall be fulfilled. was, and is not, and yet is. 18 And the woman which

9 And here is the mind which thou sawest is that great city, hath wisdom. The seven heads which reigneth over the kings are seven mountains, on which of the earth. the woman sitteth.

CHAP. XVIII. 10 And there are seven kings:

2 Babylon is fallen. 4 The people of God five are fallen, and one is, and commanded to depart out of her. the other is not yet come; and

kings of the earth, 11 with the merchants

and mariners, lament over her. when he cometh, he must con- saints rejoice for the judgments of God tinue a short space.

11 And the beast that was, AND after these things 1 and is not, even he is the eighth, saw another angel come and is of the seven, and goeth down from heaven, having great into perdition.

power; and the earth was light12 And the ten horns which ened with his glory. thou sawest are ten kings, which 2 And he cried mightily

, with have received no kingdom as a strong voice, saying, Babylon yet; but receive power as kings the great is fallen, is fallen, and one hour with the beast.

is become the habitation of dey13 These have one mind, and ils, and the hold of every foul shall give their power and spirit

, and a cage of every unstrength unto the beast.

clean and hateful bird. 14 These shall make war with 3 For all nations have drunk the Lamb, and the Lamb shall of the wine of the wrath of her overcome them: for he is Lord fornication, and the kings of of lords, and King of kings; the earth have committed forand they that are with him are nication with her, and the mercalled, and chosen, and faithful. chants of the earth are waxed

15 And he saith unto me, rich through the abundance of The waters which thou sawest, her delicacies.

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CHAP. XVIII.

Borrow.

Her judgment.

Her fall lamented. 4 And I heard another voice and purple, and silk, and scar from heaven, saying, Come out let, and all thyine wood, and of her, my people, that ye be not all manner vessels of ivory, partakers of her sins, and that and all manner vessels of most ỳe receive not of her plagues, precious wood, and of brass, and

5 For her sins have reached iron, and marble, unto heaven, and God hath re- 13 And cinnamon, and odours, membered her iniquities.

and ointments, and frankincense, 6 Reward her even as she re- and wine, and oil, and fine flour, warded you, and double unto and wheat, and beasts, and her double according to her sheep, and horses, and chariots, works : in the cup which she and slaves, and souls of men. hath filled, fill to her double. 14 And the fruits that thy

7. How much she hath glo- soul lusted after are departed rified herself, and lived deli- from thee, and all things which ciously, so much torment and were dainty and goodly are desorrow give her: for she saith parted from thee, and thou shalt in her heart, I sit a queen, and find them no more at all. am no widow, and shall see no 15 The merchants of these

things which were made rich 8 Therefore shall her plagues by her, shall stand afar off, for come in one day, death, and the fear of her torment, weepmourning, and famine; and she ing and wailing, shall be utterly burned with 16 And saying, Alas, alas! fire: for strong is the Lord that great city, that was clothGod who judgeth her.

ed in fine linen, and purple, 9 And the kings of the earth, and scarlet, and decked with who have committed fornication gold, and precious stones, and and lived deliciously with her, pearls ! shall bewail her, and lament for 17 For in one hour so great her, when they shall see the riches is come to nought. And smoke of her burning,

every ship-master, and all the 10 Standing afar off for the company in ships, and sailors, fear of her torment, saying, and as many as trade by sea, Alas, alas! that great city Baby- stood afar off, lon, that mighty city! for in one 18 And cried when they saw hour is thy judgment come.

the smoke of her burning, say 11 And the merchants of the ing, What city is like unto this earth shall weep and mourn great city! over her; for no man buyeth 19 And they cast dust on their merchandise any more: their heads, and cried, weeping

12 The merchandise of gold, and wailing, saying, Alas, alas! and silver, and precious stones, that great city, wherein were and of pearls, and fine linen, made rich all that had ships in

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