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11 And the beast which was,

CHAP. XVIII. and is not: the same also is

The fall of Babylon: kings and met the eighth, and is of the seven,

chants lament over her. and goeth into destruction. 12 And the ten horns, which

ND after these things I saw AN

another angel come down thou sawest, are ten kings, who have not yet received a king-power: and the earth was en

from heaven, having great dom, but shall receive power lightened with his glory. as kings one hour after the

2 And he cried out with a beast. 13 These have one design: the great is fallen, is fallen: and

strong voice, saying: Babylon and their strength and power is become the habitation of they shall deliver to the beast.

14 These shall fight with the devils, and the hold of every Lamb, and the Lamb shall unclean spirit, and the hold of overcome them, a because he is every unclean and hateful bird.

3 Because all nations have Lord of lords, and King of drunk of the wine of the wrath kings, and they that are with

of her fornication: and the kings him are called, and elect, and

of the earth have committed faithful. 15 And he said to me: The fornication with her and the

merchants of the earth have waters which thou sawest,

been made rich by the power of where the harlot sitteth, are

her delicacies. peoples, and nations, and

4 And I heard another voice tongues. 16 And the ten horns, which

from heaven, saying: Go out

from her, my people that you thou sawest in the beast: these shall hate the harlot, and shall

be not partakers of her sins, make her desolate and naked,

and that you receive not of her and shall eat her flesh, and plagues.

5 For her sins have reached shall burn her with fire. 17 For God hath given into

unto heaven, and the Lord hath

remembered her iniquities. their hearts, to do that which pleaseth him that they give hath rendered to you: and

6 Render to her as she alsa their kingdom to the beast till

double unto her double accordthe words of God be fulfilled.

wherein 18. And the woman which ing to her works : in the cup, thou sawest, is the great city mingle ye double unto her.

she hath mingled, which hath kingdom over the

7 As much as she hath glorikings of the earth.

fied herself, and lived in deli

cacies, 80 much torment and «1 Tim. 6. 15. Infra, 19. 16.

sorrow give ye to her: because

she saith in her heart; .I sit a Ver. 12. Ten kings. Ten lesser

queen, and am no widow: and kingdoms, enemies also of the church of Christ: which, nevertheless, shall

sorrow I shall not see. be made instruments of the justice of 8 Therefore shall her plagues God for the punishment of Babylon.

come in one day, death, and some understand this of the Goths, Vandals, Huns, and other barbarous nations, that destroyed the empire of b Isaias 21. 9. Jer, 51. S. Supra Rome,

14.8.- Isaias 47.8.


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mourning, and famine, and she with gold and precious stones shall be burned with the fire : and pearls. because God is strong, who 17 For in one hour are so shall judge her.

great riches come to nought: 9 And the kings of the earth, and every ship-master, and all who have committed fornica- that sail into the lake, and tion, and lived in delicacies mariners, and as many as work with her, shall weep, and be in the sea, stood afar off, wail themselves over her, when 18 And cried, seeing the place they shall see the smoke of her of her burning, saying: What burning:

city is like to this great city? 10 Standing afar off for fear 19 And they cast dust upon of her torments, saying: Alas! their heads, and cried, weeping alas! that great city Babylon, and mourning, saying: Alas! that mighty city : for in one alas! that great city, wherein hour is thy judgment come. all were made rich, that had

11 And the merchants of the ships at sea, by reason of her earth shall weep, and mourn prices : for in one hour she is over her: for no man shall buy made desolate. their merchandise any more. 20 Rejoice over her, thou

12 Merchandise of gold and heaven, and ye holy apostles silver and precious stones: and and prophets : for God hath of pearls and fine linen and judged your judgment on her. purple, and silk, and scarlet 21 And a mighty Angel took (and all thyine wood, and all up a stone as it were a great manner of vessels of ivory, and millstone, and cast it into the all manner of vessels of precious sea, saying: With such violence stone, and of brass, and of iron, as this shall Babylon that great and of marble,

city be thrown down, and shall 13 And cinnamon)and odours, be found no more at all. and ointment, and frankincense, 22 And the voice of harpers, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and of musicians, and of them and wheat, and beasts, and that play on the pipe and on the sheep, and horses, and chariots, trumpet, shall no more be heard and slaves, and souls of men. at all in thee: and no craftsman

14 And the fruits of the de- of any art whatsoever shall be sire of thy soul are departed found any more at all in thee: from thee, and all fat and goodly and the sound of the mill shall things are perished from thee, be heard no more at all in thee: and they shall find them no 23 And the light of the lamp more at all.

shall shine no more at all in 15 The merchants of these thee: and the voice of the things, who were made rich, bridegroom and the bride shall whall stand afar off from her be heard no more at all in thee: for fear of her torments, weep- for thy merchants were the ing and mourning,

great men of the earth, for all 16 And saying: Alas! alas ! nations have been deceived by that great city, which thy enchantments. clothed with fine linen and pur- 24 And in her was found the ple and scarlet, and was gilt blood of prophets and of salate


AFTER these things I heard

and of all that were slain upon 9 And he said to me: Write: the earth.

a Blessed are they that are

cailed to the marriage supper CHAP. XIX.

of the Lamb. And he saith to The saints glorify God for his judg. me : These words of God are

ments on the great harlot. Christ's true. victory over the beast, and the kings 10 And I fell down before his of the earth.

feet, to adore him: And he saith

to me: See thou do it not: 1 as it were the voice of am thy fellow-servant, and of much people in heaven, saying: thy brethren who have the tes. Alleluia. Salvation, and glory, timony of Jesus. Adore God. and power is to our God. For the testimony of Jesus is

2 For true and just are his the spirit of prophecy. judgments, who hath judged 11 And I saw heaven opened, the great harlot, which cor

and behold a white horse : and rupted the earth with her for- he that sat upon him, was called nication, and hath revenged the faithful and true, and with blood of his servants, at her justice doth he judge and fight. hands.

12 And his eyes were as a 3 And again they said : Alle- flame of fire, and on his head luia. And her smoke ascendeth were many diadems, and he had for ever and ever.

a name written, which no man 4 And the four and twenty knoweth but himself. ancients, and the four living 13 6 And he was clothed with creatures fell down and adored a garment sprinkled with blood; God that sitteth upon the throne, and his name is called, Tui saying: Amen: Alleluia. WORD OF GOD.

5 And a voice came out from 14 And the armies that are the throne, saying: Give praise in heaven followed him on to our God, all ye his servants :

white orses, clothed in fine and you that fear him, little linen white and clean. and great. 6 And I heard as it were the a Matt. 22. 2. Luke 14. 16.- Isaias

63. 1. voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great thun- before, &c. $t. Aug. (1. 20. contra

CHAP. XIX. Ver. 10. I fell down ders, saying, Alleluia; for the Faust. c. 21) is of opinion, that this Lord our God the almighty angel appeared in so glorious a man. hath reigned.

ner, that St. John took him to be God;

and therefore would have given divine 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, honour, had not the angel stopped him, and give glory to him: for the by telling him he was but his fellow.

servant. St. Gregory (hom.8, in Evang.) marriage of the Lamb is come,

rather thinks, that the veneration offer. and his wife hath prepared her- ed hy St. John, was not divine honour, Belf.

or indeed any other than what might 8 And it is granted to her

lawfully be given; but was neverthe.

less refused by the Angel, in considera. that she should clothe herself tion of the dignity to which our human with fine linen glittering and

nature had been raised by the incarna

tion of the Son of God, and the dignity white. For the fine linen are

of St. John, an apostle, prophet, and the justifications of saints.


press of the fierceness of the ANDI saw an Angel coming

15 And out of his mouth

CHAP. XX proceedeth a sharp two-edged Satan is bound for a thousand years: sword; that with it he may the souls of the martyrs reign with strike the nations. a And he Christ in the first resurrection. The shall rule them with a rod of

last attempts of satan against the

church: the last fudgment. iron : and he treadeth the wine

down heaven, 16 And he hath on his gar- the key of the bottomless pit, ment and on his thigh written: and a great chain in his hand. 6 KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF

2 And he laid hold on the LORDS.

dragon, the old serpent, which 17 And I saw an Angel stand is the devil and satan, and ing in the sun, and he cried bound him · for a thousand with a loud voice, saying to all years. the birds that did fly through

3 And he cast him into the the midst of heaven: Come, bottomless pit, ana shut him up, gather yourselves together to and set a seal upon him, that he

should no more seduce the na. the great supper of God:

18 That you may eat the flesh tions, till the thousand years be of kings, and the flesh of tri- finished. And after that, he bunes, and the flesh of mighty must be loosed a little time. men, and the flesh of horses, 4 And I saw seats: and they and of them that sit on them, sat upon them: and judgment and the flesh of all freemen was given unto them: and the and bondmen, and of little and souls of them that were be

headed for the testimony of 19 And I saw the beast, and JEsus, and for the word of God, the kings of the earth, and their and who had not adored the armies gathered together to

beast nor his image, nor remake war with him that sat

ceived his character on their upon the horse, and with his foreheads, or in their hands, army.

and they lived and reigned with 20 And the beast was taken,

Christ a thousand years. and with him the false prophet,

5 The rest of the dead lived who wrought signs before him, not, till the thousand years were wherewith he seduced them who received the character of

CHAP. XX. Ver. 2. Bound him, the beast, and who adored his &c. The power of satan has been image. These two were cast

very much limited by the passion of

Christ; for a thousand years, that is, alive into the pool of fire burn- for the whole time of the new testa ing with brimstone.

ment: but especially from the time of 21 And the rest were slain by

the destruction of Babylon or Pagan the sword of him that sitteth

Rome, till the new efforts of Gog and

Magog against the church, towards upon the horse, which proceed- the end of the world. During which eth out of his mouth: and all the

tiine the souls of the martyrs and birds were filled with their flesh.

saints live and reign with Christ in heaven, in the first resurrection, which

that of the soul to the life of glory:

as the second resurrection will be that a Ps. 2.9.-01 Tim, 6. 15. Supra, 17 14.

of the body, at the day of the gener

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of great.

• Gog, and Magog, and shali ANDÓ I saw a new heaven

Anished. This is the first re- and hell gave up their dead surrection.

that were in them: and they 6 Blessed and holy is he that were judged every one accordhath part in the first resurrec- ing to their works. tion. In these the second death 14 And hell and death were hath no power: but they shall cast into the pool of fire. This be priests of God and of Christ: is the second death. and shall reign with him a 15 And whosoever was not thousand years.

found written in the book of 7. And when the thousand life, was cast into the pool of years shall be finished, Satan fire. shall be loosed' out of his prison,

CHAP. XXI. and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the The new Jerusalem described. four quarters of the earth,

and a new

For tho gather them together to battle, first heaven, and the first earth the number of whom is as the

was gone, and the sea is now sand of the sea.

no more. 8 And they came upon the

2 And I John saw the holy breadth of the earth, and en

city the new Jerusalem coming compassed the camp of the down out of heaven from God, saints, and the beloved city. 9 'And there came down fire prepared as a bride adorned for

her husband. from God out of heaven, and devoured them: and the devil, from the throne, saying: Be

3 And I heard a great voice who seduced them, was cast hold, the tabernacle of God with into the pool of fire and brim

men, and he will dwell with stone, where both the beast

them. And they shall be his 10 And the false prophet people: and God himself with shall be tormented day and

them shall be their God. night for ever and ever.

4 • And God shall wipe away 11 And I saw a great white

all tears from their eyes : and throne, and one sitting upon it, death shall be no more, nor from whose face the earth and mourning, nor crying, nor sorheaven fled away, and there

row shall be any more, for the was no place found for them.

former things are passed away. 12 And I saw the dead, great

5 And he that sat on the and small, standing in the pre- throne, said: d Behold, I make sence of the throne, and the all things new. And he said books were opened: and an- to me: Write, for these words other book was opened, which are most faithful and true. is the book of life: and the dead were judged by those things

b Isaias 65. 17. and 66. 22.

. Pet. which were written in the books, 3. 13.-c Isaias 25. 8. Supra, 7. 17.

d Isaias 43. 19. according to their works.

2 Cor. 5, 17. 13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death CHAP. XXI. Ver. 1. The first hea.

ven, and the first earth was gone, being

changed, not as to their substance, but a Eree, 38 14.

in their qualities.


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