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having saved the people out of for ever. And Enoch also, the the land of Egypt, afterward de- seventh from Adam, prophesied stroyed them that believed not. of these, saying, Behold, the Lord
cometh with ten thousands of his Ver. 6. And the angels which saints, to execute judgment upon kept not their first estate, but all, and to convince all that are left their own babitation, he hath ungodly among them of all their reserved in everlasting chains un ungodly deeds which they have der darkness unto the judgment ungodly committed, and of all of the great day. Even as Sodom their hard speeches which ungodly and Gomorrha, and the cities sinners have spoken against him. about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornica Ver. 16. These are murmurers, tion, and going after strange flesh, complainers, walking after their are set forth for an example, suf own lusts; and their mouth speakfering the vengeance of eternal eth great swelling words, having fire. Likewise also these filthy men's persons in admiration bedreamers defile the flesh, despise cause of advantage. But, beloved, dominion, and speak evil of dig remember ye the words which nities. Yet Michael the arch were spoken before of the apoangel, when contending with the stles of our Lord Jesus Christ; devil he disputed about the body how that they told you there of Moses, durst not bring against should be mockers in the last him a railing accusation, but said, time, who should walk after their The Lord rebuke thee. But these own ungodly lusts. These be they speak evil of those things which who separate themselves, sensual, they know not: but what they having not the Spirit. But ye, know naturally, as brute beasts, beloved, building up yourselves in those things they corrupt them on your most holy faith, praying selves. Woe unto them ! for they in the Holy Ghost, keep yourhave gone in the way of Cain, selves in the love of God, looking and ran greedily after the error for the mercy of our Lord Jesus of Balaam for reward, and pe Christ unto eternal life. And of rished in the gainsaying of Core. some have compassion, making a These are spots in your feasts of difference: and others save with charity, when they feast with you, fear, pulling them out of the fire; feeding themselves without fear: hating even the garment spotted clouds they are without water, car- by the flesh. Now unto him that ried about of winds; trees whose is able to keep you from falling, fruit withereth, without fruit, and to present you faultless before twice dead, plucked up by the the presence of his glory with roots; raging waves of the sea, exceeding joy, to the only wise foaming out their own shame; God our Saviour, be glory and wandering stars, to whom is re- | majesty, dominion and power, served the blackness of darkness both now and ever. Amen.
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE.
and, What thou seest, write in St. John the Evangelist, Morning.
a book, and send it unto the
seven churches which are in THE Revelation of Jesus Christ,
Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto 1 which God gave unto him,
Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and to shew unto his servants things
unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, which must shortly come to pass; and unto Philadelphia, and unto and he sent and signified it by Laodicea. And I turned to see his angel unto his servant John:
the voice that spake with me. who bare record of the word of
And being turned, I saw seven God, and of the testimony of
golden candlesticks; and in the Jesus Christ, and of all things
midst of the seven candlesticks that he saw. Blessed is he that
one like unto the Son of man, readeth, and they that hear the
clothed with a garment down to words of this prophecy, and keep the foot, and girt about the paps those things which are written
with a golden girdle. His head therein: for the time is at hand. and his hairs were white like wool, TOHN to the seven churches as white as snow; and his eyes J which are in Asia: Grace be were as a flame of fire; and his unto you, and peace, from him feet like unto fine brass, as if which is, and which was, and they burned in a furnace; and which is to come; and from the his voice as the sound of many seven Spirits which are before his waters. And he had in his right throne; and from Jesus Christ, hand seven stars : and out of his who is the faithful witness, and mouth went a sharp twoedged the first begotten of the dead, sword: and his countenance was and the prince of the kings of as the sun shineth in his strength. the earth. Unto him that loved And when I saw him, I fell at us, and washed us from our sins his feet as dead. And he laid his in his own blood, and hath made right hand upon me, saying unto us kings and priests unto God me, Fear not; I am the first and and his Father; to him be glory
the last: I am he that liveth, and dominion for ever and ever. and was dead; and, behold, I am Amen. Behold, he cometh with alive for evermore, Amen; and clouds; and every eye shall see have the keys of hell and of him, and they also which pierced death. Write the things which him: and all kindreds of the thou hast seen, and the things earth shall wail because of him. which are, and the things which Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and shall be hereafter; the mystery of Omega, the beginning and the the seven stars which thou sawest ending, saith the Lord, which is, in my right hand, and the seven and which was, and which is to golden candlesticks. The seven come, the Almighty. I John, | stars are the angels of the seven who also am your brother, and churches: and the seven candlecompanion in tribulation, and in sticks which thou sawest are the the kingdom and patience of Je seven churches. sus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of
CHAP. II. God, and for the testimony of INTO the angel of the church Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit
of Ephesus write; These on the Lord's day, and heard be- | things saith he that holdeth the hind me a great voice, as of a seven stars in his right hand, trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and who walketh in the midst of the Omega, the first and the last: 1 seven golden candlesticks; I know
thy works, and thy labour, and thou hast there them that hold thy patience, and how thou canst the doctrine of Balaam, who not bear them which are evil: taught Balac to cast a stumand thou hast tried them which | blingblock before the children of say they are apostles, and are Israel, to eat things sacrificed not, and hast found them liars : unto idols, and to commit forniand hast borne, and hast patience, cation. So hast thou also them and for my name's sake hast la that hold the doctrine of the Niboured, and hast not fainted. colaitanes, which thing I hate. Nevertheless I have somewhat a Repent; or else I will come unto gainst thee, because thou hast thee quickly, and will fight aleft thy first love. Remember gainst them with the sword of my therefore from whence thou art mouth. He that hath an ear, let fallen, and repent, and do the him hear what the Spirit saith first works; or else I will come unto the churches; To him that unto thee quickly, and will re overcometh will I give to eat of move thy candlestick out of his the hidden manna, and will give place, except thou repent. But him a white stone, and in the this thou hast, that thou hatest stone a new name written, which the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, no man knoweth saving he that which I also hate. He that hath receiveth it. And unto the angel an ear, let him hear what the of the church in Thyatira write; Spirit saith unto the churches; These things saith the Son of To him that overcometh will I God, who hath his eyes like unto give to eat of the tree of life, a flame of fire, and his feet are which is in the midst of the para like fine brass; I know thy works, dise of God. And unto the angel and charity, and service, and faith, of the church in Smyrna write; and thy patience, and thy works; These things saith the first and and the last to be more than the the last, which was dead, and is first. Notwithstanding I have a alive; I know thy works, and tri few things against thee, because bulation, and poverty, (but thou | thou sufferest that woman Jezeart rich) and I know the blas- bel, which calleth herself a prophemy of them which say they | phetess, to teach and to seduce are Jews, and are not, but are my servants to commit fornicathe synagogue of Satan. Fear tion, and to eat things sacrificed none of those things which thou unto idols. And I gave her space shalt suffer: behold, the devil to repent of her fornication ; and shall cast some of you into pri she repented not. Behold, I will son, that ye may be tried; and ye cast her into a bed, and thiem shall have tribulation ten days : that commit adultery with her be thou faithful unto death, and into great tribulation, except they I will give thee a crown of life. repent of their deeds. And I will He that hath an ear, let him hear kill her children with death; and what the Spirit saith unto the all the churches shall know that churches; He that overcometh I am he which searcheth the shall not be hurt of the second reins and hearts: and I will give death. And to the angel of the unto every one of you according church in Pergamos write; These to your works. But unto you I things saith he which hath the say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, sharp sword with two edges; I as many as have not this docknow thy works, and where thou trine, and which have not known dwellest, even where Satan's seat the depths of Satan, as they is: and thou holdest fast my speak; I will put upon you none name, and hast not denied my other burden. But that which ye faith, even in those days wherein have already hold fast till I come. Antipas was my faithful martyr, And he that overcometh, and who was slain among you, where keepeth my works unto the end, Satan dwelleth. But I have a l to him will I give power over the few things against thee, because nations: and he shall rule them
test, and at then the ready to Orks
with a rod of iron; as the vessels / which shall come upon all the of a potter shall they be broken world, to try them that dwell to shivers: even as I received of upon the earth. Behold, I come my Father. And I will give him quickly: hold that fast which the morning star. He that hath I thou hast, that no man take thy an ear, let him hear what the crown. Him that overcometh will Spirit saith unto the churches. I make a pillar in the temple of
my God, and he shall go no more CHAP. III.
out: and I will write upon him AND unto the angel of the the name of my God, and the A church in Sardis write; These name of the city of my God, things saith he that hath the se which is new Jerusalem, which ven Spirits of God, and the seven cometh down out of heaven from stars; I know thy works, that my God: and I will write upon thou hast a name that thou liv him my new name. He that hath est, and art dead. Be watchful, an ear, let him hear what the and strengthen the things which Spirit saith unto the churches. remain, that are ready to die: And unto the angel of the church for I have not found thy works of the Laodiceans write; These perfect before God. Remember things saith the Amen, the faiththerefore how thou hast received ful and true witness, the beginand heard, and hold fast, and ning of the creation of God; I repent. If therefore thou shalt know thy works, that thou art not watch, I will come on thee neither cold nor hot: I would as a thief, and thou shalt not thou wert cold or hot. So then know what hour I will come upon because thou art lukewarm, and thee. Thou hast a few names neither cold nor hot, I will spue even in Sardis which have not thee out of my mouth. Because defiled their garments; and they thou sayest, I am rich, and inshall walk with me in white: for creased with goods, and have they are worthy. He that over need of nothing; and knowest cometh, the same shall be clothed not that thou art wretched, and in white raiment; and I will not miserable, and poor, and blind, blot out his name out of the book and naked : I counsel thee to buy of life, but I will confess his name of me gold tried in the fire, that before my Father, and before his thou mayest be rich; and white angels. He that hath an ear, let raiment, that thou mayest be him hear what the Spirit saith clothed, and that the shame of unto the churches. And to the thy nakedness do not appear; angel of the church in Phila and anoint thine eyes with eyedelphia write; These things saith salve, that thou mayest see. As he that is holy, he that is true, many as I love, I rebuke and he that hath the key of David, chasten : be zealous therefore, and he that openeth, and no man repent. Behold, I stand at the shutteth; and shutteth, and no door, and knock: if any man hear man openeth; I know thy works: my voice, and open the door, I behold, I have set before thee an will come in to him, and will sup open door, and no man can shut with him, and he with me. To it: for thou hast a little strength, him that overcometh will I grant and hast kept my word, and hast to sit with me in my throne, even not denied my name. Behold, I as I also overcame, and am set will make them of the synagogue down with my Father in his of Satan, which say they are Jews, throne. He that hath an ear, let and are not, but do lie; behold, him hear what the Spirit saith I will make them to come and unto the churches. worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Be
CHAP. IV. cause thou hast kept the word AFTER this I looked, and, of my patience, I also will keep behold, a door was opened thee from the hour of temptation, in heaven: and the first voice
which I heard was as it were of claiming with a loud voice, Who a trumpet talking with me; which is worthy to open the book, and said, Come up hither, and I will to loose the seals thereof? And shew thee things which must be no man in heaven, nor in earth, hereafter. And immediately I was neither under the earth, was able in the spirit : and, behold, a to open the book, neither to look throne was set in heaven, and thereon. And I wept much, beone sat on the throne. And he cause no man was found worthy that sat was to look upon like a to open and to read the book, jasper and a sardine stone: and neither to look thereon. And one there was a rainbow round about of the elders saith unto me, Weep the throne, in sight like unto an not: behold, the Lion of the tribe emerald. And round about the of Juda, the Root of David, hath throne were four and twenty seats: prevailed to open the book, and and upon the seats I saw four and to loose the seven seals thereof. twenty elders sitting, clothed in And I beheld, and, lo, in the white raiment; and they had on midst of the throne and of the their heads crowns of gold. And four beasts, and in the midst of out of the throne proceeded light the elders, stood a Lamb as it nings and thunderings and voices: | had been slain, having seven and there were seven lamps of fire horns and seven eyes, which are burning before the throne, which the seven Spirits of God sent forth are the seven Spirits of God. into all the earth. And he came And before the throne there was and took the book out of the a sea of glass like unto crystal: right hand of him that sat upon and in the midst of the throne, the throne. And when he had and round about the throne, were taken the book, the four beasts four beasts full of eyes before and and four and twenty elders fell behind. And the first beast was down before the Lamb, having like a lion, and the second beast every one of them harps, and like a call, and the third beast golden vials full of odours, which had a face as a man, and the are the prayers of saints. And fourth beast was like a flying they sung a new song, saying, eagle. And the four beasts had Thou art worthy to take the each of them six wings about book, and to open the seals therehim; and they were full of eyes of: for thou wast slain, and hast within: and they rest not day redeemed us to God by thy blood and night, saying, Holy, holy, out of every kindred, and tongue, holy, Lord God Almighty, which and people, and nation; and hast was, and is, and is to come. And made us unto our God kings and when those beasts give glory and priests: and we shall reign on honour and thanks to him that the earth. And I beheld, and I sat on the throne, who liveth for heard the voice of many angels ever and ever, the four and twen round about the throne and the ty elders fall down before him beasts and the elders: and the that sat on the throne, and wor number of them was ten thousand ship him that liveth for ever and times ten thousand, and thouever, and cast their crowns be sands of thousands ; saying with fore the throne, saying, Thou art a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb worthy, O Lord, to receive glory that was slain to receive power, and honour and power: for thou and riches, and wisdom, and hast created all things, and for strength, and honour, and glory, thy pleasure they are and were and blessing. And every creature created.
which is in heaven, and on the CHAP. V.
earth, and under the earth, and AND I saw in the right hand such as are in the sea, and all # of him that sat on the throne that are in them, heard I saying, a book written within and on the Blessing, and honour, and glory, backside, sealed with seven seals. and power, be unto him that And I saw a strong angel pro- sitteth upon the throne, and un