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3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for name's sake hast laboured, and hast my not fainted.i
e 2 Co.11.13. f Ps.25.14. g Is.56.4. 65.15. c.3.12. 19.12,13. h1 Co.2.14. i Ga.6.9.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. j c.1.14,15. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen; and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto ver.2. thee quickly, and will remove thy can-m Mat.21.41, dlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes," which I also n ver.15. hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree "of life, which is in the midst of the paradiser of God.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich ") and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue ⚫ of Satan.
o 1 K.16.31.
1 Co. 10.20, Ge.2.9.
c.22.2,14. & Ro. 2.4. 2 Pe.3.9. 1 c.9.20. u Eze.16.37. 23.29.
y Zep.1.11. z 1 Ch.28.9. 2 Ch.6.30. P8.7.9. Je.17.10.
To Thyatira and Sardis.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and a will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat ? things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.' 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts; and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. CHAP. III.
AND unto the angel of the church in
Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, * and art dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen " the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect * before God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard; and hold fast, and re
To Philadelphia and Laodicea..
REVELATION, IV. Vision of the throne in heaven.
pent." If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, b and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
a ver.19. b c.16.15.
A. D. 96. tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and d He.12.5,6. they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy," he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 14 And unto the angel of the church 1 of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
e c.7.9. 19.8.
Ca.5.2. gJno.14.23. c.17.8. 1Jno.5.4,5.
i Lu. 12.8.
Je ver.3. c.8.5.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh i will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. CHAP. IV.
AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a
door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat 20 on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine-stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: " and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
6 And before the throne there was a sea i of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, c.21.2,10. were four beasts, full of eyes before and Eze.1.5,&c behind.
or, in LaoIs.65.16. s.6.2, &c.
2 have no Test.
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would " thou wert cold 1 Ki. 18.21. or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee c.5.11. out of my mouth.
7 ver. 4.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and p Hos.12.8. increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art c.5.12. wretched, and miserable, and poor, and 1.55.1 blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold!
AND I saw in the right hand of him
that sat on the throne a book writ-b Eze.2.9,10. ten within and on the back side, sealed d Zec.6.3, &c. with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Roots of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb, as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the fourbeasts and four and twenty elders, fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of 2 odours, which are the prayers" of saints.
of the seals.
AND I saw when the Lamb opened
one of the seals; " and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts, saying, Come, and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, ' A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil containing and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth the twelfth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
part of a
2 or, incense
or, to him. In Eze.14.21
1 Pe.1.18,19. c.1.9;
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thou- Da.7.10. sand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy
is the Lamb that was slain to receive He.11.40.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him: And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill" with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How " long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood
on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest" yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great 13 And every creature which is in hea-Joe12.10,31. earthquake; and the sun became black
ven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
4 or, green.
Sealing of God's servants.
The seven trumpets.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the 4. D. 96. ing unto me, What are these which are
great men, and the rich men, and the
b Jno.16.33. c.6.9.
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, c Hos.10.8. Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the 1 Co.6.11. wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
He.9.14. e 1 Jno.1.7. c.1.5.
f Is.13 6, &c.
c.16.14. g Ps 76.7.
AND after these things I saw four 1.45.10.
angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal" of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
36.8. Is.40.11. m Is.25.8.
n 2 Ti.2.19.
3 Saying, Hurt ? not the earth, neither c.6.6. q Eze.9.4. the sea, nor the trees, till we have seal-Lu.1.19. $ 2 Ch.29.25ed the servants of our God in their fore28. heads. t c.22.4.
arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
AND when he had opened the seventh
seal, • there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.'
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, or, add it to. that he should offer it with the prayers c.5.8.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were Ex.39.1. sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
2 or, upon. y c.16.18.
7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi 2 Sa.22.8. were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Isachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph a Eze.38.22. were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great Is.2.13. multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and d Je.51.25. before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying,' Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, say
of all saints upon the golden" altar which was before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense, * which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into 2 the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
a Ge.2.14. Je.51.63. c.16. 12.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the Is.13.10. third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. 13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound.
f Ps.68.17. g c.7.4.
AND the fifth angel sounded, and 11.3.99,99.
saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.j
j c.17.8; 23.1.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the Joel 2.2. smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke lo
The seven thunders.
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates."
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
upon the earth: and unto them was m Ex.10.4,&c. 20 And the rest of the men which were given power, as the scorpions" of the earth have power.
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and Is.40.19,20. of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
1 Co.10.20. r Ps. 135.15.
8 Ex. 12.23. Job 2.6. Eze.9.4.
c.7.3. t c.22.15.
u Job 3.21. Je.8.3.
6 And in those days shall men u seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to Mat.17.2. to die, and death shall flee from them.
7 And the shapes * of the locusts were Joel 2.4. like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like y Na.3.17. gold, and their faces were as the faces of
2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
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:
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.