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to the Lamb for ever and ever. | it was said unto them, that they And the four beasts said, Amen. | should rest yet for a little season, And the four and twenty elders until their fellowservants also fell down and worshipped him and their brethren, that should that liveth for ever and ever. be killed as they were, should be

fulfilled. And I beheld when he CHAP. VI.

had opened the sixth seal, and, AND I saw when the Lamb lo, there was a great earthquake; A opened one of the seals, and and the sun became black as I heard, as it were the noise of sackcloth of hair, and the moon thunder, one of the four beasts became as blood; and the stars saying, Come and see. And I of heaven fell unto the earth, saw, and behold a white horse: even as a fig tree casteth her and he that sat on him had a untimely figs, when she is shaken bow; and a crown was given of a mighty wind. And the heaunto him: and he went forth ven departed as a scroll when it is conquering, and to conquer. And rolled together; and every mounwhen he had opened the second tain and island were moved out seal, I heard the second beast of their places. And the kings say, Come and see. And there of the earth, and the great men, went out another horse that was and the rich men, and the chief red: and poroer was given to him captains, and the mighty men, that sat thereon to take peace and every bondman, and every from the earth, and that they free man, hid themselves in the should kill one another: and there dens and in the rocks of the was given unto him a great sword. mountains; and said to the mounAnd when he had opened the tains and rocks, Fall on us, and third seal, I heard the third beast hide us from the face of him say, Come and see. And I be that sitteth on the throne, and held, and lo a black horse; and from the wrath of the Lamb: he that sat on him had a pair for the great day of his wrath of balances in his hand. And I is come; and who shall be able heard a voice in the midst of the | to stand ? four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and thiree

CHAP. VII. measures of barley for a penny; ND after these things I saw and see thou hurt not the oil [1 four angels standing on the and the wine. And when he had four corners of the earth, holdopened the fourth seal, I heard ing the four winds of the earth, the voice of the fourth beast say, that the wind should not blow Come and see. And I looked, and on the earth, nor on the sea, nor behold a pale horse: and his on any tree. And I saw another name that sat on him was Death, angel ascending from the east, and Hell followed with him. And having the seal of the living God : power was given unto them over and he cried with a loud voice the fourth part of the earth, to to the four angels, to whom it kill with sword, and with hunger, was given to hurt the earth and and with death, and with the the sea, saying, Hurt not the beasts of the earth. And when earth, neither the sea, nor the he had opened the fifth seal, I trees, till we have sealed the sersaw under the altar the souls of | vants of our God in their forethem that were slain for the word heads. And I heard the number of God, and for the testimony of them which were sealed: and which they held: and they cried there were sealed an hundred and with a loud voice, saying, How forty and four thousand of all long, O Lord, holy and true, dost the tribes of the children of Isthou not judge and avenge our rael. Of the tribe of Juda were blood on them that dwell on the sealed twelve thousand. Of the earth? And white robes were giv- tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve en unto every one of them; and I thousand. Of the tribe of Gad

were sealed twelve thousand. Of

CHAP. VIII. the tribe of Aser were sealed AND when he had opened the twelve thousand. Of the tribe of A seventh seal, there was silence Nepthalim toere sealed twelve in heaven about the space of half thousand. Of the tribe of Ma- | an hour. And I saw the seven passes ure sealed twelve thon angels which stood before God; sand. Of the tribe of Simeon and to them were given seven were sealed twelve thousand. Of trumpets. And another angel the tribe of Levi were sealed came and stood at the altar, haytwelve thousand. Of the tribe of ing a golden censer; and there Issachar were sealed twelve thou. was given unto him much insand. Of the tribe of Zabulon cense, that he should offer it with were sealed twelve thousand. Of the prayers of all saints upon the tribe of Joseph were sealed the golden altar which was before twelve thousand. Of the tribe of the throne. And the smoke of Benjamin were sealed twelve thou- the incense, which came with the sand. After this I beheld, and, I prayers of the saints, ascended lo, a great multitude, which no | up before God out of the angel's man could number, of all nations, hand. And the angel took the and kindreds, and people, and censer, and filled it with fire of tongues, stood before the throne, the altar, and cast it into the and before the Lamb, clothed earth: and there were voices, with white robes, and palms in and thunderings, and lightnings, their hands; and cried with a and an earthquake. And the seloud voice, saying, Salvation to ven angels which had the seven our God which sitteth upon the trumpets prepared themselves to throne, and unto the Lamb. And sound. The first angel sounded, all the angels stood round about and there followed hail and fire the throne, and about the elders mingled with blood, and they and the four beasts, and fell be were cast upon the earth: and fore the throne on their faces, the third part of trees was burnt and worshipped God, saying, A up, and all green grass was burnt men: Blessing, and glory, and up. And the second angel soundwisdom, and thanksgiving, and ed, and as it were a great mounhonour, and power, and might, 1 tain burning with fire was cast be unto our God for ever and into the sea : and the third part ever. Amen. And one of the of the sea became blood; and the elders answered, saying unto me, third part of the creatures which What are these which are array were in the sea, and had life, ed in white robes ? and whence died; and the third part of the came they? And I said unto him, ships were destroyed. And the Sir, thou knowest. And he said third angel sounded, and there to me, These are they which fell a great star from heaven, came out of great tribulation, I burning as it were a lamp, and and have washed their robes, and it fell upon the third part of the made them white in the blood of | rivers, and upon the fountains the Lamb. Therefore are they of waters; and the name of the before the throne of God, and star is called Wormwood: and serve him day and night in his the third part of the waters betemple: and he that sitteth on came wormwood; and many men the throne shall dwell among died of the waters, because they them. They shall hunger no more, were made bitter. And the fourth neither thirst any more; neither angel sounded, and the third part shall the sun light on them, nor of the sun was smitten, and the any heat. For the Lamb which third part of the moon, and the is in the midst of the throne | third part of the stars; so as the shall feed them, and shall lead third part of them was darkened, them unto living fountains of wa- and the day shone not for a third ters: and God shall wipe away part of it, and the night likeall tears from their eyes.

I wise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst hath his name Apollyon. One of heaven, saying with a loud woe is past; and, behold, there voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the in come two woes more hereafter. habiters of the earth by reason And the sixth angel sounded, of the other voices of the trum and I heard a voice from the pet of the three angels, which four horns of the golden altar are yet to sound !

which is before God, saying to

the sixth angel which had the CHAP. IX.

trumpet, Loose the four angels AND the fifth angel sounded, which are bound in the great H and I saw a star fall from river Euphrates. And the four heaven unto the earth: and to angels were loosed, which were him was given the key of the prepared for an hour, and a day, bottomless pit. And he opened and a month, and a year, for to the bottomless pit; and there slay the third part of men. And arose a smoke out of the pit, as the number of the army of the the smoke of a great furnace; horsemen were two hundred thouand the sun and the air were sand thousand: and I heard the darkened by reason of the smoke number of them. And thus I of the pit. And there came out saw the horses in the vision, and of the smoke locusts upon the them that sat on them, having earth: and unto them was given breastplates of fire, and of japower, as the scorpions of the cinth, and brimstone: and the earth have power. And it was heads of the horses were as the commanded them that they should heads of lions; and out of their not hurt the grass of the earth, | mouths issued fire and smoke neither any green thing, neither and brimstone. By these three any tree; but only those men was the third part of men killed, which have not the seal of God by the fire, and by the smoke, in their foreheads. And to them and by the brimstone, which isit was given that they should not sued out of their mouths. For kill them, but that they should their power is in their mouth, be tormented five months: and and in their tails : for their tails their torment was as the torment were like unto serpents, and had of a scorpion, when he striketh heads, and with them they do a man. And in those days shall hurt. And the rest of the men men seek death, and shall not which were not killed by these find it; and shall desire to die, plagues yet repented not of the and death shall free from them. works of their hands, that they And the shapes of the locusts should not worship devils, and were like unto horses prepared idols of gold, and silver, and unto battle; and on their heads brass, and stone, and of wood : were as it were crowns like gold, which neither can see, nor hear, and their faces were as the faces nor walk: neither repented they of men. And they had hair as of their murders, nor of their the hair of women, and their sorceries, nor of their fornicateeth were as the teeth of lions. tion, nor of their thefts. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the

CHAP. X. sound of their wings was as the ND I saw another mighty sound of chariots of many horses H angel come down from hearunning to battle. And they had ven, clothed with a cloud: and tails like unto scorpions, and a rainbow was upon his head, there were stings in their tails: and his face was as it were the and their power was to hurt men sun, and his feet as pillars of five months. And they had a fire: and he had in his hand a king over them, which is the little book open: and he set his angel of the bottomles pit, whose | right foot upon the sea, and his name in the Hebrew tongue is left foot on the earth, and cried Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue with a loud voice, as when a lion

for ever andre by not in to shut heaven. These have

angel w pendand kind And ilso our com a

roareth: and when he had cried, sand two hundred and threescore seven thunders uttered their voices. days, clothed in sackcloth. These And when the seven thunders are the two olive trees, and the had uttered their voices, I was two candlesticks standing before about to write: and I heard a the God of the earth. And if any voice from heaven saying unto man will hurt them, fire proceedme, Seal up those things which eth out of their mouth, and dethe seven thunders uttered, and voureth their enemies: and if any write them not. And the angel man will hurt them, he must in which I saw stand upon the sea this manner be killed. These have and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by not in the days of their prophecy: him that liveth for ever and ever, and have power over waters to who created heaven, and the turn them to blood, and to smite things that therein are, and the the earth with all plagues, as earth, and the things that there often as they will. And when they in are, and the sea, and the things shall have finished their testimowhich are therein, that there ny, the beast that ascendeth out should be time no longer : but in of the bottomless pit shall make the days of the voice of the se war against them, and shall overventh angel, when he shall begin come them, and kill them. And to sound, the mystery of God their dead bodies shall lie in the should be finished, as he hath street of the great city, which declared to his servants the pro spiritually is called Sodom and phets. And the voice which I Egypt, where also our Lord was heard from heaven spake unto crucified. And they of the people me again, and said, Go and take and kindreds and tongues and the little book which is open nations shall see their dead boin the hand of the angel which dies three days and an half, and standeth upon the sea and upon shall not suffer their dead bodies the earth. And I went unto the to be put in graves. And they angel, and said unto him, Give that dwell upon the earth shall me the little book. And he said rejoice over them, and make merunto me, Take it, and eat it up; 1 ry, and shall send gifts one to and it shall make thy belly bitter, another; because these two probut it shall be in thy mouth sweet phets tormented them that dwelt as honey. And I took the little on the earth. And after three days book out of the angel's hand, and an half the Spirit of life from and ate it up; and it was in my God entered into them, and they mouth sweet as honey: and as stood upon their feet; and great soon as I had eaten it, my belly fear fell upon them which saw was bitter. And he said unto me, them. And they heard a great Thou must prophesy again before voice from heaven saying unto many peoples, and nations, and them, Come up hither. And they tongues, and kings.

ascended up to heaven in a cloud;

and their enemies beheld them. CHAP. XI.

And the same hour was there a AND there was given me a great earthquake, and the tenth

reed like unto a rod: and part of the city fell, and in the the angel stood, saying, Rise, and earthquake were slain of men semeasure the temple of God, and ven thousand : and the remnant the altar, and them that worship were affrighted, and gave glory therein. But the court which is to the God of heaven. The second without the temple leave out, and woe is past; and, behold, the measure it not; for it is given third woe cometh quickly. And unto the Gentiles: and the holy the seventh angel sounded ; and city shall they tread under foot there were great voices in heaven, forty and two months. And I will saying, The kingdoms of this give power unto my two witnesses, world are become the kingdoms and they shall prophesy a thou-l of our Lord, and of his Christ:

and he shall reign for ever and more in heaven. And the great ever. And the four and twenty dragon was cast out, that old serelders, which sat before God on pent, called the Devil, and Satan, their seats, fell upon their faces, which deceiveth the whole world : and worshipped God, saying, Wé he was cast out into the earth, give thee thanks, O Lord God | and his angels were cast out with Almighty, which art, and wast, | him. And I heard a loud voice and art to come; because thou saying in heaven, Now is come hast taken to thee thy great salvation, and strength, and the power, and hast reigned. And the kingdom of our God, and the nations were angry, and thy wrath power of his Christ: for the acis come, and the time of the cuser of our brethren is cast down, dead, that they should be judged, which accused them before our and that thou shouldest give re God day and night. And they ward unto thy servants the pro overcame him by the blood of the phets, and to the saints, and them Lamb, and by the word of their that fear thy name, small and | testimony; and they loved not great; and shouldest destroy them | their lives unto the death. Therewhich destroy the earth. And the | fore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye temple of God was opened in hea that dwell in them. Woe to the ven, and there was seen in his inhabiters of the earth and of the temple the ark of his testament: sea! for the devil is come down and there were lightnings, and unto you, having great wrath, bevoices, and thurderings, and an cause he knoweth that he hath earthquake, and great hail. but a short time. And when the

dragon saw that he was cast unto CHAP. XII.

the earth, he persecuted the woAND there appeared a great man which brought forth the man A wonder in heaven; a woman child. And to the woman were clothed with the sun, and the given two wings of a great eagle, moon under her feet, and upon that she might fly into the wilher head a crown of twelve stars: derness, into her place, where she and she being with child cried, 1 is nourished for a time, and times, travailing in birth, and pained to and half a time, from the face of be delivered. And there appeared the serpent. And the serpent cast another wonder in heaven; and out of his mouth water as a flood behold a great red dragon, hay- | after the woman, that he might ing seven heads and ten horns, cause her to be carried away of and seven crowns upon his heads. the flood. And the earth helped And his tail drew the third part the woman, and the earth openof the stars of heaven, and did ed her mouth, and swallowed up cast them to the earth and the the flood which the dragon cast dragon stood before the woman out of his mouth. And the dragon which was ready to be delivered, was wroth with the woman, and for to devour her child as soon went to make war with the remas it was born. And she brought nant of her seed, which keep the forth a man child, who was to commandments of God, and have rule all nations with a rod of the testimony of Jesus Christ. iron : and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

CHAP. XIII. And the woman fled into the wil AND I stood upon the sand of derness, where she hath a place A the sea, and saw a beast rise prepared of God, that they should up out of the sea, having seven feed her there a thousand two heads and ten horns, and upon hundred and threescore days. And his horns ten crowns, and upon there was war in heaven: Michael his heads the name of blasphemy. and his angels fought against the And the beast which I saw was dragon; and the dragon fought like unto a leopard, and his foet and his angels, and prevailed not; were as the feet of a bear, and his neither was their place found any / mouth as the mouth of a lion:

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