« FöregåendeFortsätt »
t 6 And the angels which kept saying, Behold, the Lord cometh not their first estate, but left their with ten thousand of his saints, own habitation, he hath reserved t 15 To execute judgment upon in everlasting chains under dark- all, and to convince all that are ness unto the judgment of the ungodly among them of all their great day.
ungodly deeds which they have 1 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, ungodly committed, and of all and the cities about them in like their hard speeches which ungodly manner, giving themselves over to sinners have spoken against him. fornication, and going after strange p 16 These are murmurers, comflesh, are set forth for an exam- plainers, walking after their Ows ple, suffering the vengeance of lusts; and their mouth speaketh eternal fire.
great swelling words, having men's p 8 Likewise also these filthy persons in admiration because of dreamers defile the flesh, despise advantage. dominion, and speak evil of dig-1 d 17 But, beloved, remember te nities.
the words which were spoken be9 Yet Michael the archangel, fore of the apostles of our Lord when contending with the devil, Jesus Christ; he disputed about the body of Mo- 18 How that they told you there ses, durst not bring against him a should be mockers in the last time, railing accusation, but said, The who should walk after their ow Lord rebuke thee.
ungodly lusts. c 10 But these speak evil of those 19 These be they who separate things which they know not: but themselves, sensual, having not what they know naturally, as the Spirit. brute beasts, in those things they d 20 But ye, beloved, building up corrupt themselves.
yourselves on your most holy faith. w 11 Wo unto them ! for they praying in the Holy Ghost," have gone in the way of Cain, and 21 Keep yourselves in the love ran greedily after the error of Ba- of God, looking for the mercy of laam for reward, and perished in our Lord Jesus Christ unto eterna the gain saying of Core.
life. į 12 These are spots in your feasts 22 And of some have compas of charity, when they feast with sion, making a difference: you, feeding themselves without 23 And others save with fear, fear: clouds they are without wa- pulling them out of the fire; hating ter, carried about of winds; trees even the garment spotted by the whose fruit withereth, without flesh. fruit, twice dead, plucked up by b 24 Now unto him that is able to the roots ;
keep you from falling, and to pre13 Raging waves of the sea, sent you faultless before the prefoaming out their own shame ; sence of his glory with exceeding wandering stars, to whom is re-Ijoy. served the blackness of darkness | 25 To the only wise God our for ever.
Saviour, be glory and majesty, dog 14 And Enoch also, the seventh minion and power, both now and from Adam, prophesied of these, ever. Amen.
The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
Lord's day, and heard behind me THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, a great voice, as of a trumpet,
which God gave unto him, 8 11 Saying, I am Alpha and hew unto his servants things Omega, the first and the last: and, ich must shortly come to pass ; What thou seest, write in a book, I he sent and signified it by his and send it unto the seven church el unto his servant John: es which are in Asia ; unto Ephe
Who bare record of the word sus, and unto Smyrna, and unto God, and of the testimony of Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and sus Christ, and of all things that unto Sardis, and unto Philadelsaw.
phia, and unto Laodicea. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and i 12 And I turned to see the voice ey that hear the words of this that spake with me. And being ophecy, and keep those things turned, I saw seven golden canaich are written therein: for the dlesticks; ne is at hand.
1 13 And in the midst of the seven 4 TOHN to the seven churches candlesticks one like unto the Son
which are in Asia: Grace of man, clothed with a garment ? unto you, and peace, from him down to the foot, and girt about 'hich is, and which was, and the paps with a golden girdle. rhich is to come ; and from the 14 His head and his hairs were aven Spirits which are before his white like wool, as white as snow;
and his eyes were as a flame of 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is fire ; he faithful Witness, and the first 15 And his feet like unto fine begotten of the dead, and the brass, as if they burned in a furPrince of the kings of the earth. nace; and his voice as the sound Unto him that loved us, and wash-of many waters. ed us from our sins in his own 16 And he had in his right hand blood,
seven stars: and out of his mouth 6 And hath made us kings and went a sharp two-edged sword: priests unto God and his Father; and his countenance was as the to him be glory and dominion for sun shineth in his strength. ever and ever.. Amen.
t 17 And when I saw him, I fell t 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; at his feet as dead. And he laid and every eve shall see him, and his right hand upon me, saying, they also which pierced him: and unto me, Fear not; I am the first all kindreds of the earth shall wail and the last: because of him. Even so, Amen. I 18 I am he that liveth, and was 18 I am Alpha and Omega, the dead; and behold, I am alive for beginning and the ending, saith the evermore, Amen ; and have the Lord, which is, and which was, keys of hell and of death. and which is to come, the All 19 Write the things which thou mighty.
hast seen, and the things which & 9 I John, who am also your are, and the things which shall be brother, and companion in tribu. hereafter ; Jation, and in the kingdom and 20 The mystery of the seven patience of Jesus Christ, was in stars which thou sawest in my the isle that is called Patmos, for right hand, and the seven golden the word of God, and for the tes- candlesticks. The seven stars are timony of Jesus Christ.
the angels of the seven churchd 10 I was in the Spirit on theles: and the seven candlesticks
which thou sawest are the seven and ye shall have tribulation ten churches.
days. Be thou faithful unto death, CHAP. II.
and I will give thee a crown of g TINTO the angel of the life.
U church of Ephesus write: 6 11 He that hath an ear, let him These things saith he that holdeth hear what the Spirit saith to the seven stars in his right hand, the churches ; He that overcom who walketh in the midst of the eth, shall not be hurt of the second seven golden candlesticks; death. 6 2 I know thy works, and thy s 12 And to the angel of the labour, and thy patience, and how church in Pergamos write ; these thou canst not bear them which things saith be which hath the are evil ; and thou hast tried them sharp sword with two edges; which say they are apostles, and c 13 I know thy works, and are not; and hast found them where thou dwellest, even where liars:
Satan's seat is : and thou holdes 3 And hast borne, and hast pa- fast my name, and hast not denied tience, and for my name's sake my faith, even in those days hast laboured, and hast not wherein Antipas was my faithful fainted.
martyr, who was slain among you, 4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat where Satan dwelleth. against thee, because thou hast 14 But I have a few things left thy first love.
against thee, because thou hast d 5 Remember therefore from there them that hold the doctrine whence thou art fallen, and re-lof Balaam, who taught Balak ti pent, and do the first works; or cast a stumbling-block before to else I will come unto thee quickly, children of Israel, to eat things sa and will remove thy candlestick crificed unto idols, and to commit out of his place, except thou fornication. repent.
| 15 So hast thou also them that 6 But this thou hast, that thou hold the doctrines of the Nicolai hatest the deeds of the Nicolai- tans, which thing I hate. tans, which I also hate.
d 16 Repent ; or else I will come b 7 He that hath an ear, let him unto thee quickly, and will fight hear what the Spirit saith unto against them with the sword of the churches; To him that over- my mouth. cometh will I give to eat of the b 17 He that bath an ear, let him tree of life, which is in the midst hear what the Spirit saith unto of the paradise of God.
the churches: To him that over g 8 And unto the angel of the cometh will I give to eat of the church in Smyrna, write; These hidden manna, and will give him things saith the first and the last, a white stone, and in the stone a which was dead, and is alive; new name written, which no man c9 I know thy works, and tribu- knoweth, saving he that receita lation, and poverty, (but thou art eth it. rich) and I know the blasphemy g 18 And unto the angel of the of them which say they are Jews, church in Thyatira write ; These and are not, but are the synagogue things saith the Son of God, who of Satan.
hath his eyes like unto a flame go 10 Fear none of those things of fire, and his feet are like fine which thou shalt suffer. Behold, brass, the devil shall cast some of youlc 19 I know thy works, and cha. into prison, that ye may be tried ; Irity, and service, and faith, and
thy patience, and thy works; that thou hast a name that thou and the last to be more than the livest, and art dead. first: .
Id 2 Be watchful, and strengthen p 20 Notwithstanding, I have a the things which remain, that are few things against thee, because ready to die: for I have not found thou sufferest that woman Jeze- thy works, perfect before God. bel, which calleth herself a pro- w 3 Remember therefore how thou phetess. to teach and to seduce hast received and heard, and hold my servants to commit fornica- fast, and repent. If therefore tion, and to eat things sacrificed thou shalt not watch, I will come unto idols.
on thee as a thief, and thou shalt 21 And I gave her space to re- not know what hour I will come pent of her fornication, and she upon thee. repented not.
164 Thou hast a few names even w 22 Behold, I will cast her into a in Sardis which have not defiled bed, and them that commit adul- their garments; and they shall tery with her into great tribula- walk with me in white: for they tion, except they repent of their are worthy. deeds.
165 He that overcometh, the same t 23 And I will kill her children shall be clothed in white raiment; with death, and all the churches and I will not blot out his name shall know that I am he which out of the book of life, but I will searcheth the reins and hearts: confess his name before iny Father, and I will give unto every one of and before his angels. you according to your works. I 6 He that hath an ear, let him
24 But unto you I say, and unto hear what the Spirit saith unto the rest in Thyatira, As many as the churches. have not this doctrine, and which g 7 And to the angel of the church have not known the depths of Sa- in Philadelphia write; These things tan, as they speak ; I will put saith he that is holy, he that is upon you none other burden: true, he that hath the key of Da.
25 But that which ye have al-vid, he that openeth, and no man ready, hold fast till I come. shutteth ; and shutteth, and no b 26 And he that overcometh, man openeth: and keepeth my works unto the c 8 I know thy works: behold, I end, to him will I give power over have set before thee an open door, the nations:
and no man can shut it: for thou 27 (And he shall rule them with hast a little strength, and hast kept a rod of iron; as the vessels of a my word, and hast not denied my potter shall they be broken to name. shivers :) even as I received of 9 Behold, I will make them of my Father.
| the synagogue of Satan, which 28 And I will give him the say they are Jews, and are not, morning-star.
but do lie ; behold, I will make 29 He that hath an ear, let him them to come and worship before hear what the Spirit saith unto thy feet, and to know that I have the churches.
loved thee. CHAP. III.
16 10 Because thou hast kept the g AND unto the angel of the word of my patience, I also will
A church in Sardis write ; keep thee from the hour of tempThese things saith he that hath tation, which shall come upon all the seven Spirits of God, and the the world, to try them that dwell seven stars; I know thy works, upon the earth.
d 11 Behold, I come quickly: 1 set down with my Father in nis bold that fast which thou hast, throne. that no man take thy crown. 22 He that hath an ear, let him b 12 Him that overcometh, will I hear what the Spirit saith unto the make a pillar in the temple of my churches. God, and he shall go no more out:
CHAP. IV. and I will write upon him the A FTER this I looked, and be name of my God, and the name of A hold, a door was opened a the city of my God, which is new heaven: and the first voice which Jerusalem, which cometh down I heard, was as it were of a trumout of heaven from my God: and pet talking with me ; which said, I will write upon him my new Come up hither, and I will shem name.
I thee th
which must be here 13 He that hath an ear, let him after. hear what the Spirit saith unto 2 And immediately I was in the the churches.
Spirit: and behold, a throne was g 14 And unto the angel of the set in heaven, and one sat on the church of the Laodiceans write ; throne. These things saith the Amen, the 3 And he that sat was to look faithful and true Witness, the be- upon like a jasper and a sardine ginning of the creation of God; stone: and there was a rainbow c 15 I know thy works, that thou round about the throne in sigt: art neither cold nor hot: I would like unto an emerald. thou wert cold or hot.
lv 4 And round about the throne w 16 So then, because thou art were four and twenty seats; and lukewarm, and neither cold nor upon the seats I saw four an hot, I will spue thee out of my twenty elders sitting, clothed I mouth:
white raiment; and they had or c 17 Because thou sayest, I am their heads crowns of gold. rich, and increased with goods, 5 And out of the throne proand have need of nothing; and ceeded lightnings and thundeknowest not that thou art wretch-lings and voices. And there were ed, and miserable, and poor, and seven lamps of fire burning before blind, and naked :
the throne, which are the seven d 18 I counsel thee to buy of me Spirits of God. gold tried in the fire, that thou 6 And before the throne there mayest be rich ; and white rai- was a sea of glass like unto crystal: ment, that thou mayest be clothed, And in the midst of the throne, and that the shame of thy naked- and round about the throne, were ness do not appear; and anoint four beasts full of eyes before and thine eyes with eye-salve, that behind. thou mayest see.
7 And the first beast was like a 19 As many as I love, I rebuke lion, and the second beast like a and chasten: be zealous therefore, calf, and the third beast had a face and repent.
as a man, and the fourth beast was d 20 Behold, I stand at the door, like a flying eagle. and knock: If any man hear my t 8 And the four beasts had each voice, and open the door, I will of them six wings about him; and come in to him, and will sup with they were full of eyes within: and him, and he with me.
they rest not day and night, say 21 To him that overcometh willing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God I grant to sit with me in my throne. Almighty, which was, and is, and even as I also overcame, and am) is to come.