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John's vision

in Patmos, of God, looking for the mercy 24 Now unto him that is able of our Lord Jesus Christ unto to keep you from falling, and to eternal life.

present you faultless before the 22 And of some have compas- presence of his glory with ex. sion, making a difference:

ceeding joy, 23 And others save with fear, 25 To the only wise God our pulling them out of the fire; Saviour, be glory and majesty. hating even the garmentspotted dominion and power, both now by the flesh.

and ever. Amen.

THE REVELATION of St. John the Divine. CHAPTER 1.

9 I John, who also am your John's vision of the Son nf man. brother, and companion in trib. HE

Christ, which God gave into patience of Jesus Christ, was him, to shew unto his servants in the isle liat is called Patmos, things which must shortly coine for the word of God, and for the to pass; and he sent and signi- testimony of Jesus Christ. fied it by his angel unto his 10 I was in the Spirit on the servant John:

Lord's day, and heard behind 2 Who bare record of the word ine a great voice, as of a trumpet, of God, and of the testimony of 11 Saying, ! am Alpha and Jesus Christ, and of all things Omega, the first and the last: that he saw.

and, What thou seest, write in 3 Blessed is he that readeth, a book, and send it unto the and they that hear the words of seven churches which are in this prophecy, and keep those Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto things which are written there. Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, in: for the time is at hand. and unto Thyatira, and unto * Join to the seven churches Sardis, and unto Philadelphia be unto you, and peace, from 12 And I turned to see the him which is, and which was, voice that spake with me. And and which is to come; and being turned, I saw seven goldfrom the seven spirits which en candlesticks; are before his throne;

13 And in the midst of the 5 And from Jesus Christ, who seven candlesticks one like unto is the faithful witness, and the the Son of man, clothed with firstbegotten of the dead, and garment down to the foot, and the prince of the kings of the girt about the paps with a goldearth. Unto him that loved us, en girdle. and washed us from our sins in

11 His head and his hairs Boere his own blood,

white like wool, as white as 6 And hath made us kings and snow; and his eyes were as a priests unto God and his Fath flame of fire; er; to hiin bc glory and domin 15 And his feet like unto fine ion for ever and ever. Ainen. brass, as if they burned in a

7 Behold, hecometh with clouds; furnace; and his voice as the and every eye shall see him, sound of many waters. and they also which pierced 16 And he had in his right hand him: and all kindreds of the seven stars : and out of his earth shall wail because of him. mouth went a sharp twoedged Even so, Amen.

sword: and his countenance 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the was as the sun shineth in his beginning and the ending, saith strength. the Lord, which is, and which 17 And when I saw him, I fell was, and which is to come, the at his feet as dead. And he laid Almighty.

his right hand upon me, saying 284

UNTO the angel of the church second


Christ's message

REVELATION. to the churches. unto me, Fear not; I am the last, which was dead, and is first and the last:

alive; 18 I am he that liveth, and was 9 I know thy works, and tribdead; and, behold, I am alive ulation, and poverty, but thou for evermore, Amen; and have art rich; and I know the blasthe keys of hell and of death. phemy of them which say they 19 Write the things which are Jews, and are not, but are thou hast seen, and the things the synagogue of Satan. which are, and the things which 10 Fenr none of those things shall be hereafter;

which thou shalt suffer: behold, 20 The mystery of the seven the devil shall cast some of you stars which thou sawest in my into prison, that ye may be right hand, and the seven gold-tried; and ye shall have tribulaen candlesticks. The seven stars tion ten diys: be thou faithful are the angels of the seven unto death, and I will give thee churches: and the seven can- a crown of life. dlesticks which thou sawest are 11 He that hash an ear, let him the seven churches.

hear what the Spirit saith unto CHAPTER II.

the churches; He that overChrist's message to the churches. cometh shall not be hurt of the Ephesus

12 And to the angel of the things saith he that holdeth the church in Pergamos write; seven stars in his right hand, These things saith he which who walketh in the midst of hath the sharp sword with two the seven golden candlesticks;

edges, 2 I know thy works, and thy 131 know thyworks, and where labour, and thy patience, and thou dwellest, even where Sahow thou canst not bear them tan's seat is : and thou holdest which are evil: and thou hast fast my name, and hast nct tried them which say they are denied my faith, even in those apostles, and are not, and hast days wherein Antipas was my found them liars :

faithful martyr, who was slain 3 And last borne, and hast pa- among you, where Satan dwelltience, and for my name's sake eth. hast laboured, and hast not 14 But I have a few thingg fainted.

against thee, because thou hast 4 Nevertheless I have some there them that hold the doctohat against theo, because thou trine of Balaam, who taught hast left thy first love.

Balak to cast a stumblingblock 6 Remember therefore from before the children of Israel, to whenee thou art fallen, and re- eat things sacriticed unto idols, pent, and do the first works; or and to commit fornication. else I will come unto thee 15 So hast thou also them that quickly, and will remove thy hold the doctrine of the Nicocandlestick out of his place, ex- laitans, which thing I hate. cept thon repent.

16 Repent; or else I will come 6 But this thou hast, that thou unto the quickly, and will hatest the deeds of the Nicolai fight against them with the tans, which I also hate.

sword of my mouth. 7 He that hath an ear, let him 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto hear what the Spirit saith anto the churches; To him that the churches; To him that over. overcometh will I give to eat cometh will 1 give to eat of the of the tree of life, which is in hidden manna, and will give the midst of the paradise of him a white stone, and in the God.

stone a new name written, 8 And unto the angel of the which no man knoweth saving church in Smyrna write; These he that receiveth it. dinge saith the first and the 18 And unto the angel of the

Christ's message

to the seven church in Thyatira write; These things saith he that hath These things saith the Son of the seven spirits of God, and God, who hath his eyes like the seven stars; I know thy unto a flame of fire, and his feet works, that thou hast a namo are like tine brass;

that thou livest, and art dead. 19 I know thy works, and char 2 Be watchful, and strengthen ity, and service, and faith, and the things which remain, that thy patience, and thy works; are ready to die: for I have not and the last to be more than found thy works perfect before the first.

God. 20 Notwithstanding I have a 3 Remember therefore how few things against thee, because thou hast received and heard, thou sufferest that woman Jez- and hold fast, and repent. If ebel, which calleth herself a therefore thou shalt not watch, prophetess, to teach and to se. I will come on thee as a thief. duce my servants to commit and thou shalt not know what fornication, and to eat things hour I will come upon thee. sacrificed unto idols.

4 Thou hast a few names even 21 And I gave her space to re-in Sardis which have not depent of her fornication, and she filed their garments; and they repented not.

shall walk with me in white: 22 Behold, I will cast her into for they are worthy. a bed, and them that commit 5 He that overcometh, the adultery with her into great same shall be clothed in white tribulation, except they repent raiment; and I will not blot out of their decds.

his name out of the book of 23 And I will kill her children life, but I will confess his name with death; and all the churches before my Father, and before shall know that I am he which his angels. searcheth the reins and hearts: 6 He that hath an ear, let him and I will give unto every hear.what the Spirit saith imto one of you according to your the churches, works.

7 And to the angel of the 24 But unto you I say, and unto church in Philadelphia write; the rest in Thyatira, og many These things saith he that is as have not this doctrine, and holy, he that is true, he that which have not known the hath the key of David, he that depths of Satan, as they speak: openeth, and no man shutteth; I will put upon you none other and shutteth, and no man openburden,

eth ; 25 But that which ye have al-81'know thy works: behold, ready, hold fast till I come. I have set before thee an open

26 And he that overcometh, and door, and no man can shut it: keepeth my works unto the end, for thou hast a little strength, to hiin will I give power over and hast kept my word, and the nations:

hast not denied my name. 27 And he shall rule them with 9 Behold, I will make them of a rod of iron; as the vessels of the synagogue of Satan, which a potter shall they be broken to say they are Jews, and are not shivers: even as I received of but do lie; behold, I will make my Father.

them to come and worship be23 And I will give him the fore thy feet, and to know that morning star.

I have loved thee. 29 He that hath an ear, let him 10 Because thou hast kept the hear what the Spirit saith unto word of my patience, I also will the churches.

keep thee from the hour of CHAPTER III.

temptation, which shall come Christ's message to the churches. upon all the world, to try them AND unto the angel of rithe that dwell upon the earth;

11 Behold, I come quickly:

churches in Asia. REVELATION.

God's throne. hold that fast which thou hast,

CHAPTER IV. that no man take thy crown. John's vision of God's throne. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of AFTER this I looked, and, be

hold, a door was opened in my God, and he shall go no heaven: and the first voice more out: and I will write upon which I beard was as it were him the name of my God, and of a trumpet talking with me; the name of the city of my which said, Come up hither, God, which is new Jerusalem, and I will shew thee things which cometh down out of which must be hereafter. heaven from my God: and I 2 And immediately I was in will write upon him my new the Spirit: and, behold, a throne name.

was set in heaven, and one sat 13 He that hath an ear, let him on the throne. hear what the Spirit saith unto 3 And he that sat was to look the churches.

upon like a jasper and a sardine 14 Aud unto the angel of the stone and there was a rainbow church of the Laodiceans write; round about the throne, in sight These things saith the Amen, like unt an emerald. the faithful and true witness, 4 And round about the throne the beginning of the creation were four and twenty seats: and of God;

upon the seats I saw four and 15 I know thy works, that thou twenty elders sitting, clothed art neither cold nor hot: I would in white raiment; and they had thon wert cold or hot.

on their heads crowns of gold. 16 So then because thou art 5 And out of the throne prolukewarm, and neither cold nor ceeded lightnings and thunderhot, I will spew thee out of my ings and voices: and there were mouth.

seven lamps of fire burning be17 Because thou gayest, I am fore the throne, which are the rich, and increased with goods, seven spirits of God. and have need of nothing; and 6 And before the throne there knowest not that thou art wretch was a sea of glass like unto crysed, and miserable, and poor, tal: and in the midstofthe throne, and blind, and naked :

and round about the throne, 18 I counsel thee to buy of me were four beasts full of eyes bem gold tried in the fire, that thou fore and behind. inayest be rich; and white rai 7 And the first beast was like ment, that thou mayest be cloth- a lion, and the second beast like ed, and that the shame of thy a calf, and the third beast had nakedness do not appear; and a face as a man, and the fourth anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, beast was like a flying eagle. that thou mayest see.

8 And the four beasts had each 19 As many as I love, I rebuke of them six wings about him; and chasten: be zealous there and they were full of eyes with fore, and repent.

in: and they rest not day and 20 Behold, I stand at the door, night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, and knock: if any man hear Lord God Almighty, which was, my voice, and open the door, I and is, and is to come. will come in to him, and will 9 And when those beasts give sup with him, and he with glory and honour and thanks to me.


that sat on the throne, who 21 To him that overcometh liveth for ever and ever, will I grant to sit with me in 10 The four and twenty elden my throne, even as I also over- fall down before him that sat came, and am set down with on the throne, and worship him my Father in his throne.

that liveth for ever and ever, 22 He that hath an ear, let him and cast their crowns before the hear what the Spirit saith unto throne, saying, the churches.

u Thou art worthy, O Lord.


The scaled book. REVELATION. The opening of to receive glory and honour and and the elders: and the number power: for thou hast created of them was ten thousand times all things, and for thy pleasure ten thousand, and thousands of they are and were created. thousands; CHAPTER V.

12 Saying with a loud voice, The Limb on the throne. Worthy is the Lamb that was ND I saw in the right hand of slain to receive power, and

him that sat on the throne riches, and wisdom, and strength, a book written within and on and honour, and glory, and blessthe back side, sealed with seven ing. seals.

13 And every creature which 2 And I saw a strong angel is in heaven, and on the earth. proelaiming with a loud voice, and under the earth, and such Who is worthy to open the book, as are in the sea, and all that and to loose the seals thereof? are in them, heard I saying,

3 And no man in heaven, nor Blessing, and honour, and glory, in earth, neither under the and power, be unto him that earth, was able to open the sitteth upon the throne, and unbook, neither to look thereon. to the Lamb for ever and ever. 4 And I wept much, because 14 And the four beasts said, no man was found worthy to Amen. And the tour and twenopen and to read the book, nei. ty. elders fell down and worther to look thereon.

shipped him that liveth for ever 5 And one of the elders saith and ever. tanto me, Weep not: behold,

the Lion of the tribe of Judah, The opening of the seals.
the Root of David, hath prevail-

ND I saw when the Lamb

opened one of the seals, and the seven seals thereof.

I heard, as it were the noise of 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the thunder, one of the four beasts midst of the throne and of the saying, Come and see. four beasts, and in the midst of 2 And I saw, and behold a the elders, stood a Lamb as it white horse: and he that sat on had been slain, having seven him had a bow; and a crown horns and seven eyes, which was given unto him: and he are the seven spirits of God sent went forth conquering, and to forth into all the earth.

conquer. 7 And he came and took the 3 And when he had opened the book out of the right hand ot second seal, I heard the second him that sat upon the throne. beast say, Come and see. 8 And when he had taken the 4 And there went out another book, the four beasts and four horse that was red: and power and twenty elders fell down was given to him that sat there before the Lamb, having every on to take peace from the earth, one of them harps, and golden and that they should kill one vials full of odours, which are another: and there was given the prayers of saints.

unto him a great sword. 9 And they sung a new song, 5 And when he had opened the xaying, Thou art worthy to take third seal, I heard the third the book, and to open the seals beast say, Come and see. And thereof: for thou wast slain, and I beheld, and lo a black horse; hast redeemed us to God by thy and he that sat on him had a blood out of every kindred, and pair of balances in his hand. tongue, and people, and nation; 6 And I heard a voice in the 10 And hast made us unto our midst of the four beasts say. A God kings and priests: and we measure of wheat for a penny, thall reign on the earth. and three measures of barley 11 And 1 beheld, and I heard for a penny; and see thou hurt the voice of many angels round not the oil and the wine. about the throne, and the beasts, 7 And when he had opened the

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