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drágon gave him his power, and s his seat, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads i as it were wounded to death ; and his deadly wound was healed : and all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, 'Who is like unto the beast? m who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a "mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and

2 Gr. slain. A. V.

was lifted

wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it


from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

fRev. xii. 9.

& Rev. xvi. 10: And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain.

h Rev. xii. 4. i Ver. 12, 14.

* Rev. xvii. 8: The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder.

Rev. xviii. 18: [Every shipmaster, &c.] cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

m Řev. xvii. 14: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them : for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

Dan. vii. 8, 11, 25: I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots : and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and á mouth speaking great things. I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. He shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

power was given unto him to continue 3 °forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his P tabernacle, and othem that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to #make war with the saints, and to overcome thein : and * power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose * names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

3 to make war. A. V.

do. xi. 36: And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished : for that that is determined shall be done.

•Rev. xi. 2, 3: It (the court without the temple] is given unto the Gentiles : and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. do. xii. 6.

p John, i. 14: The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.-Col. ii. 9: In him dwelleth all the fulness of the God. head bodily.

9 HEB. xii. 22, 23 : But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

Rev. xii. 17. See on Rev. xi, 7. • Luke, iv. 6: And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. Rev. xi. 18. do. xvii. 15: The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues,

+ Rev. xx. 15: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. See on LUKE, X. 20.

See on 2 Tim. i. 9.

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9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that wleadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. y Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth ; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 13

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, a whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he • maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,i:) :

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the

See on Rev. ii. 7.

W ISA. xxxiii. 1 : Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

* See on MAT. xxvi. 52. y HEB. vi. 12: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Rev. xiv. 12.

z Rev. xi. 7: When they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

a Ver. 3.
• See on Mat, xxiv. 24.

• 1 Kings, xviii. 38: Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 2 Kings, i. 10, 12: Elijah answered-If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven,' and consumed him and his fifty. And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

d Rev. xii. 9 : The great dragon was cast out, that old ser

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earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, f which had the wound by a sword, 6 and did live.

15 And he had power to give life 4 unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as inany as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

1 16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and


free and bond, to receive 5 a 'mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads :

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

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4 Gr. breath. A. V. 5 Gr. to give them. A. V. pent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. do. xix. 20 : The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. do. xx. 3: And cast him into the bottomless pit-that he should deceive the nations no more.

e 2 Thes. ii. 9, 10: Whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Ver. 3, 12. 8 2 Kings, xx. 7: And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

h Rev. xvi. 2: There fell a noisome and grievous sore 'upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. do. xix. 20 : The words under ver. 14. do. xx. 4: I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus-and which had not wor- ! shipped the beast, neither his image.

Rey, xiv. 9. See on Rev. ii. 17. * Rev. xiv. 11.

'Rey, xv. 2: I saw--them that had gotten the victory over the beast-and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass.

18 * Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man ; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

CHAP. XIV. 1 The Lamb standing on mount Sion with his company : 6 an angel

preacheth the Gospel : 8 the fall of Babylon : 15 the harvest of the world, and putting in of ihe sickle : 20 the vintage and wine. press of the wrath of God.

AND I looked, and, lo, a a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an "hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name? written in their foreheads.

2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder : and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps :

3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and

I his name and the name of bis Father. Wi. Rh. We.

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m Rev. xvii.9: Here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seyen heads are seven mountains.

n Rev. xv. 2: The words under ver. 17.

• Rev. xxi. 17: He measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

CHAP. XIV. * Rev. v. 12: Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

bRev. vii. 4: There were sealed an hundred and forty aud four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. • Rev. xii. 16. See on do. ii. 17.

See on Rev. i. 15. e RĖv. V. 8, 9: The four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps: And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

fRev. xv. 3. See on do. v. 9.

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