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book, neither to look thereon. || about the throne, and the beasts,

4 And I wept much, because and the elders: and the numno man was found worthy to ber of them was ten thousand open, and to read the book, nei. || times ten thousand, and thouther to look thereon.

sands of thousands; 5 And one of the elders saith 12 Saying with a loud voice, unto me, Weep not; behold, Worthy is the Lamb that the Lion of the tribe of Juda, was slain, to receive power, the Root of David, hath pre and riches, and wisdom, and vailed to open the book, and to strength, and honour, and glory, loose the seven seals thereof. and blessing.

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the 13 And every creature which midst of the throne, and of the || is in heaven, and on the earth, four beasts, and in the midst of and under the earth, and such the elders, stood a Lamb, as it as are in the sea, and all that had been slain, having seven are in them, heard I, saying, horns and seven eyes, which are Blessing, and honour, and glory, the seven Spirits of God sent and power, be unto him that sit. forth into all the earth.

| teth upon the throne, and unto 7 And he came, and took the the Lamb, for ever and ever. book out of the right hand of 14 And the four beasts said, him that sat upon the throne. Amen. And the four and twenty

8 And when he had taken the elders fell down and worshipbook, the four beasts and four ped him that liveth for ever and and twenty elders fell down be- ever. fore the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden

| CHAP. VI. vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

THE SEVEN SEALS OPENED. 9 And they sung a new song, || AND I saw, when the Lamb saying, Thou art worthy to take opened one of the seals; and I the book, and to open the seals heard, as it were the noise of thereof: for thou wast slain, || thunder, one of the four beasts and hast redeemed us to God saying, Come, and see. by thy blood, out of every kin- | 2 And I saw, and behold, a dred, and tongue, and people, || white horse: and he that sat on and nation;

him had a bow; and a crown 10 And hast made us unto our was given unto him: and he God kings and priests: and we went forth conquering, and to shall reign on the earth.

conquer. 11 And I beheld, and I heard 3 And when he had opened the voice of many angels round the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come, and Lord, holy and true, dost thou see.

not judge and avenge our blood 4 And there went out another on them that dwell on the horse that was red; and power earth? was given to him that sat there. 11 And white robes were on to take peace from the earth, given unto every one of them; and that they should kill one and it was said unto them, that another; and there was given | they should rest yet for a little unto him a great sword.

season, until their fellow-ser5 And when he had opened the vants also, and their brethren, third seal, I heard the third that should be killed as they beast say, Come, and see. And were, should be fulfilled. I bcheld, and lo, a black horse; 12 And I beheld, when he had and he that sat on him had a opened the sixth seal, and, lo, pair of balances in his hand. there was a great earthquake;

6 And I heard a voice in the and the sun became black as midst of the four beasts say, A sackcloth of hair, and the moon measure of wheat for a penny, || became as blood; and three measures of barley | 13 And the stars of heaven for a penny; and see thou hurt | fell unto the earth, even as a not the oil and the wine. fig-tree casteth her untimely

7 And when he had opened figs, when she is shaken of a the fourth seal, I heard the mighty wind: voice of the fourth beast say, 14 And the heaven departed Come, and see.

as a scroll, when it is rolled io8 And I looked, and behold, a gether; and every mountain pale horse; and his name that and island were moved out of sat on him, was Death, and hell their places: followed with him; and power 15 And the kings of the earth, was given unto them over the and the great men, and the rich fourth part of the earth, to kill men, and the chief captains, with sword, and with hunger, and the mighty men, and every and with death, and with the bond-man, and every free-man, beasts of the earth.

hid themselves in the dens, 9 And when he had opened and in the rocks of the mounthe fifth seal, I saw under the tains : altar the souls of them that 16 And said to the mountains were slain for the word of God, and rocks, Fall on us, and hide and for the testimony which us from the face of him that sitthey held:

teth on the throne, and from 10 And they cried with a loud | the wrath of the Lamb: voice, saying, How long, 0|| 17 For the great day of his

wrath is come; and who shall 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were be able to stand?

sealed twelve thousand. Of the

tribe of Levi were sealed twelve CHAP. VII.

thousand. Of the tribe of Issa.

char were sealed twelve thouTHE NUMBER OF THE SEALED.

sand. AND after these things, I 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were saw four angels standing on the sealed twelve thousand. Of the four corners of the earth, hold-tribe of Joseph were sealed ing the four winds of the earth, twelve thousand. Of the tribe of that the wind should not blow Benjamin were sealed twelve on the earth, nor on the sea, || thousand. nor on any tree.

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, 2 And I saw another angel as- || a great multitude, which no man cending from the east, having | could number, of all nations, the seal of the living God : and and kindreds, and people, and he cried with a loud voice to tongues, stood before the throne, the four angels to whom it was and before the Lamb, clothed given to hurt the earth and the with white robes, and palms in sea,

their hands; 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, 10 And cried with a loud voice, neither the sea, nor the trees, saying, Salvation to our God till we have sealed the servants which sitteth upon the throne, of our God in their foreheads. and unto the Lamb.

4 And I heard the number of 11 And all the angels stood, them which were sealed : and round about the throne, and there were sealed an hundred about the elders, and the four and forty and four thousand, of beasts, and fell before the throne all the tribes of the children of on their faces, and worshipped Israel.

God, 5 Of the tribe of Juda were 12 Saying, Amen : Blessing, sealed twelve thousand. Of the and glory, and wisdom, and tribe of Reuben were sealed thanksgiving, and honour, and twelve thousand. Of the tribe || power, and might, be unto our of Gad were sealed twelve thou God for ever and ever. Amen. sand.

13 And one of the elders an6 Of the tribe of Aser were swered, saying unto me, What sealed twelve thousand. Of the are these which are arrayed in tribe of Nephthalim were sealed white robes ? and whence came twelve thousand. Of the tribe they? of Manasses were sealed twelve 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thousand.

I thou knowest. And he said unto VOL. IV.

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me, These are they which came I prayers of the saints, ascended out of great tribulation, and up before God, out of the angel's have washed their robes, and hand. made them white in the blood of 5 And the angel took the cen. the Lamb.

ser, and filled it with fire of the 15 Therefore are they before altar, and cast it into the earth: the throne of God, and serve and there were voices, and him day and night in his temple: thunderings, and lightnings, and and he that sitteth on the throne an earthquake. shall dwell among them.

6 And the seven angels, which 16 They shall hunger no more, had the seven trumpets, prepar. neither thirst any more ; neithered themselves to sound. shall the sun light on them, nor | 7 The first angel sounded, and any heat :

there followed hail, and fire 17 For the Lamb, which is in mingled with blood, and they the midst of the throne, shall were cast upon the earth : and feed them, and shall lead them the third part of trees was burnt unto living fountains of waters, || up, and all green grass was burnt and God shall wipe away all || up. tears from their eyes.

8 And the second angel sound.

ed, and as it were a great moun. CHAP. VIII.

tain burning with fire was cast

into the sea; and the third part SEVEN ANGELS WITH TRUM

of the sea became blood : PETS.

9 And the third part of the AND when he had opened creatures which were in the sea, the seventh seal there was si- || and had life, died; and the third lence in heaven for the space of part of the ships were destroyed. half an hour.

10 And the third angel sound. 2 And I saw the seven angels ed, and there fell a great star which stood before God; and from heaven, burning as it were to them were given seven trum a lamp, and it fell upon the third pets.

part of the rivers, and upon the 3 And another angel came and fountains of waters; stood at the altar, having a gol. || 11 And the name of the star is den censer; and there was given called Wormwood: and the unto him much incense, that he third part of the waters became should offer it with the prayers || wormwood : and many men died of all saints upon the golden altar | of the waters, because they were which was before the throne. made bitter.

4 And the smoke of the in- 12 And the fourth angel sound. eense, which came with the led, and the third part of the sun

of the bittere fourth

was smitten, and the third part 5 And to them it was given of the moon, and the third part that they should not kill them, of the stars; so as the third part but that they should be torment, of them was darkened, and the ed five months : and their tor. day shone not for a third partment was as the torment of a of it, and the night likewise. scorpion, when he striketh a

13 And I beheld, and heard an man. angel flying through the midst 6 And in those days shall of heaven, saying, with a loud men seek death, and shall not voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the find it; and shall desire to die, inhabiters of the earth, by reason and death shall flee from them. of the other voices of the trum- 7 And the shapes of the locusts pet of the three angels which are were like unto horses prepared yet to sound !

unto battle ; and on their heads

were as it were crowns like gold, CHAP. IX.

and their faces were as the faces

of men. A STAR FALLETH FROM

8 And they had hair as the HEAVEN.

hair of women, and their teeth AND the fifth angel sounded, were as the teeth of lions. and I saw a star fall from heaven 9 And they had breastplates unto the earth; and to him was as it were breastplates of iron , given the key of the bottomless and the sound of their wings pit.

was as the sound of chariots of 2 And he opened the bottom. | many horses running to battle. less pit; and there arose a smoke 10 And they had tails like unto out of the pit, as the smoke of scorpions; and there were stings a great furnace; and the sun in their tails : and their power and the air were darkened by was to hurt men five months. reason of the smoke of the pit. 11 And they had a king over

3 And there came out of the them, which is the angel of the smoke, locusts upon the earth ; | bottomless pit, whose name in and unto them was given power, the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, as the scorpions of the earth but in the Greek tongue hath have power.

| his name Apollyon. 4 And it was commanded them | 12 One woe is past ; and, bethat they should not hurt the hold, there come two woes more grass of the earth, neither any hereafter. green thing, neither any tree ; 13 And the sixth angel sound. but only those men which have ed, and I heard a voice from the not the seal of God in their four horns of the golden altar, foreheads.

which is before God,

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