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cloud, 'Thrust in thy sickle, and reap : for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest m of the earth is ripe.*

16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth ; and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, • Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the yine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great Pwinepress of the wrath of God.

20 And the winepress was trodden 'without

• dried. A. V.

the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

1 Joel, iii. 13 : Put ye 'in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe : come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Mat. xiii. 39: The harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels.

m Jer. li. 33 : Yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come. Rev. xiii. 12.

o. See on Rev. iv. 5. • See on ver. 15:

Rev. xix. 15: He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

9 Isa. Ixiii. 3: I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. Lam. i. 15: The Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a widepress.

HEB. xiii. 11, 12: For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the High Priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without

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the city, and blood came out of the winepress, seven unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

CHAP. XV. | The seven angels with the seven last plagues : 3 the song of

them that overcome the beast : 7 the seven vials full of the wrath

of God.

AND I saw * another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, b'seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass ® mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and 'over his image, and over his

the gate. Rev. xi. 8: And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Isa. xxxiv. 7: And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. Rev. xix. 14: And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

CHAP. XV. * Ver. 6,7. Rev. xii. 1,3: There appeared a great wonder in heaven.—And there appeared another wonder in heaven.

b Rev. xvi. 1. do. xxi.9: There came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues.

c Rev. xiv. 10.

d Rev. iv. 6: Before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal. do. xxi. 18: The city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

• Isa. iv. 4,5 : When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. Mat. iii. 11: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

"Rev. xiii. 15, 17: He had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And that no man might buy or sell,

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mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the 5 harps of God.

3 And they sing the h song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, * Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ; k just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

4° Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glo

nations, or ages. A.V. save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

8 Rev. v. 8: The four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps. do. xiv.2.

h Exod. xv. 1, 6, 13: Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously. Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power : thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. Deut. xxxi. 30: And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended. Rev. xiv. 3.

i Ps. cxi. 2: The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. do. cxxxix. 14: Marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.

Deut. xxxii. 4: All his ways are judgment: # God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. Ps. cxlv. 17: The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. Hosea, xiv. 9: Who is wise, and he shall understand these things ? prudent, and he shall know them ? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. Rev. xiii. 10: He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. do. xiv. 9, 10: If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God. do. xvi. 7: Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. do. xix. 2: True and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore.

1 Exod. xv. 7, 11, 14-16: Thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness,

rify thy name ? for thou " only art holy : for "all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the • temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened :

6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, ' having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. fearful in praises, doing wonders? The people shall hear, and be afraid. Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed ; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone. JER. X. 7: Who would not fear thee, O King of nations ? for to thee doth it appertain.

m1 ŠAm. ii. 2: There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

n Ps. Ixv. 2: Othou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Isa. xlv. 23: I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall

do. Ixvi. 23 : It shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

• Num. i. 50: Thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

p Ver. 1.

4 Exod. xxviii. 6, 8: They shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen. And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to the work thereof. Ezek. xliv. 17, 18: When they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments. They shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat. Dan. X.5: Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz. Rev. i. 13 : One like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.


7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who > liveth for ever and


8 And the 'temple was filled with smoke " from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

CHAP. XVI. 2 The angels pour out their vials full of wrath : 6 the plugues that follow thereupon : 15 Christ cometh as a thief: blessed are they that watch.

AND I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

"Rev. iv. 6: In the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

1 Thes. i. 9: Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. Rev.iv. 9: Those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever. do. x. 6: And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.

+ Exod. xl. 34: Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 1 Kings, viii. 10: It came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD. 2 CHRON. v. 14: So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God. Isa. vi. 4: The posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

u 2 Thes. i. 9: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of

his power.

CHAP. XVI. a See on Rev. xv. 1. b Rev. xv. 7. See on Rev. xiv. 10.

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