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¶ The Second Epistle of JOHN. The elect lady, &c. exhorted.

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7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, that the dren, whom I love in the truth; and not I flesh. This is a deceiver, and an antichrist. only, but also all they that have known the 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those truth; things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

2 For the truth's sake which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust

6 And this is love, that we walk after his com- to come unto you, and speak face to face, that mandments. This is the commandment, That, our joy may be full.

as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. walk in it. Amen.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

11 For he that biddeth him God speed, partaker of his evil deeds.

¶ The Third Epistle of JOHN.

Gaius' piety commended.

HE elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom Trove in the truth.

9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy deeds which he doeth, prating against us with Soul prospereth. malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and castetli them out of the church.

3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow-helpers to the truth.

11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen

5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; God. 6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true. 13 I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee:

14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.

¶ The General Epistle of JUDE.

Of constancy in the faith. UDE, the servant

flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of digand bro- nities. Jther of James, to them that are sanctified 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus with the devil, he disputed about the body of Christ, and called: Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common galvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

11 Wo unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their 6 And the angels which kept not their first own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reestate, but left their own habitation, he hath re-served the blackness of darkness for ever. served in everlasting chains under darkness unto 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, the judgment of the great day. prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord

7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities cometh with ten thousand of his saints, about them in like manner, giving themselves 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to con over to fornication, and going after strange vince all that are ungodly among them of all flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the their ungodly deeds which they have ungodvengeance of eternal fire. ly committed, and of all their hard speeches 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile thel which ungodly sinners have spoken against him

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

John writes to the

CHAP. I, II. seven churches of Asia. 16 These are murmarers, complainers, walk- 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking ing after their own lusts; and their mouth for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto speaketh great swelling words, having men's eternal life. persons in admiration because of advantage. 22 And of some have compassion, making a 17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which difference: were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory your most holy faith, praying in the Holy and majesty, dominion and power, both now Ghost, and ever. Amen.

The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.

CHAP. 1.

Of the coming of Christ.

God shineth in his

gave unto him, to shew unto his servants 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as things which must shortly come to pass; and dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, sayhe sent and signified it by his angel unto his ing unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the servant John: last:

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thon 4 the seven churches which are in sawest in hand, and the seven Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of him which is, and which was, and which is to the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks come; and from the seven Spirits which are which thou sawest are the seven churches. before his throne; CHAP. II.

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, and the First-begotten of the dead, and

To the churches of Ephesus, &c.

the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him UNTO the angel of the church of Ephesus write These things saith he that holdeth that loved us, and washed us from our sins in the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh his own blood, in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil; and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not; and hast found them liars:

3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."

9 I.John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the the last and, What thou seest, write in a book, Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overand send it unto the seven churches which are cometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and is in the midst of the paradise of God. unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sar- 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrn, dis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. write; These things saith the first and the last, 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake which was dead, and is alive;

with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and pov candlesticks; erty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphe 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks my of them which say they are Jews, and are one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a not, but are the synagogue of Satan. garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death.

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos

The churches of Thyatira,

REVELATION.
Philadelphia, and Laodicea.
write; These things saith he which hath the 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed
sharp sword with two edges;
in white raiment; and I will not blot out his
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, name out of the book of life, but I will con-
even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fess his name before my Father, and before his
fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, angels.

even in those days wherein Antipas was my 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Spirit saith unto the churches.
Satan dwelleth.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadel-
14 But I have a few things against thee, because phia write; These things saith he that is holy,
thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of he that is true, he that hath the key of David,
Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling- he that openeth, and no man shutteth ; and shut-
plock before the children of Israel, to eat things teth, and no man openeth:
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doc- thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for
trine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quick-word, and hast not denied my name.

ly, and will fight against them with the sword of 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue
my mouth.
of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not,
but do lie; behold, I will make them to come
and worship before thy feet, and to know that
I have loved thee.

17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches: To him that over-
cometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and in the stone 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my pa-
a new name written, which no man knoweth, tience, I also will keep thee from the hour of
saving he that receiveth it.
temptation, which shall come upon all the world,

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thya- to try them that dwell upon the earth.
tira write; These things saith the Son of God, 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which
who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
his feet are like fine brass;
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
20 Notwithstanding, I have a few things against is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of
thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, heaven from my God: and I will write upon him
which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and ray new name.
to seduce my servants to commit fornication,
and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

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.

151 know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then, because thou art lukewarm, and
neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my
mouth :

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 fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white rai-
till I come.
ment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and works unto the end, to him will I give power anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayover 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."

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:

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

est see.

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.

CHAP. III.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to
sit with me in my throne, even as I also over-

To the church of Sardis, &c.

AND unto the angel of the che that the came, and am set down with my Father in his

throne.

write; These things saith hath 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 I heard, was as it were of a trumpet talking with
and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If there-me; which said, Come up hither, and I will
fore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee shew thee things which must be hereafter.

as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I 2 And immediately I was in the Spirit: and
will come upon thee.
behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat
on the throne.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jas-
per and a sardine stone: and there was a rain

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches.

CHAP. IV.

The vision of a throne. this I looked, and

a door

opened in heaven: and the first voice which

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The four and twenty elders.

CHAP. V, VI. A prophecy to the end of the world.
bow round about the throne in sight like unto riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour,
an emerald.
and glory, and blessing.
4 And round about the throne were four and 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and
twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four on the earth, and under the earth, and such as
and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white rai-are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard
ment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings, power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,
and thunderings, and voices. And there were and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.
seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the
which are the seven Spirits of God.
four and twenty elders fell down and worship-
6 And before the throne there was a sea of ped him that liveth for ever and ever.
glass like unto crystal: And in the midst of the
CHAP. VI.
throne, and round about the throne, were four
The seven seals opened.
beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the AND I saw when the Lamb opened one of
the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise
second beast like a calf, and the third beast had of thunder, one of the four beasts, saying, Come
a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like and see.
a flying eagle.

2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse and
8 And the four beasts had each of them six he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown
wings about him; and they were full of eyes was given unto him: and he went forth con.
within: and they rest not day and night, saying, quering, and to conquer.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which
was, and is, and is to come.

3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

9 And when those beasts give glory, and ho- 4 And there went out another horse that was
nour, and thanks to him that sat on the throne, red: and power was given to him that sat there-
who liveth for ever and ever,
on to take peace from the earth, and that they
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before should kill one another: and there was given
him that sat on the throne, and worship him unto him a great sword.
that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I
crowns before the throne, saying,
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 and the wine.

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory,
and honour, and power: for thou hast created
all things, and for thy pleasure they are and
were created.

CHAP. V.

The book with seven seals.

I saw in the hand of him that sat 7 And when he had the fourth seal, I

heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

on the throne a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse: and a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, his name that sat on him was Death, and hell and to loose the seals thereof? 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.

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither
under the earth, was able to open the book, nei-

ther 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 Root 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.

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, Ó 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 earthquake; and

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 four the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and
beasts, and four and twenty elders fell down the moon became as blood:
before the Lamb, having every one of them 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth,
harps, and golden vials full of odours, which even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely figs, when
are the prayers of saints.
she is shaken of a mighty wind.

9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art 14 And the heaven departed as a scrol when
worthy to take the book, and to open the seals it is rolled together; and every mountain and
thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed island were moved out of their places.
us to God by thy blood out of every kindred,
and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and
priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bond-man, and every free-man, hid themselves in the dens and

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many in the rocks of the mountains;
angels round about the throne, and the beasts, 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall
and the elders: and the number of them was on us, and hide us from the face of him that
ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands
of thousands;

sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; Lamb that was slain to receive power, and and who shall be able to stand?

The tribes of Israel, &c. scaled.

CHAP. VII.

REVELATION. Four angels sound their trumpets.

with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

The number of the sealed.

after

I

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.

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 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.

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, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were, was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. sealed and there were sealed a hundred and 8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the a great mountain burning with fire was cast into children of Israel. the sea: and the third part of the sea became

7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees

5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thou-blood; sand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

G 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. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve 11 And the name of the star is called Wormthousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed wood: and the third part of the waters became twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were wormwood; and many men died of the waters, sealed twelve thousand. because they were made bitter.

10 And the third angel sounded, and there feli a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the 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.

8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

9 After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and 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

and fell before the throne on their worshipped God,

A star falleth from heaven.

AND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star

from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a power, and might, be unto our God for great furnace; and the sun and the air were and ever. Amen. darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

ever

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. 4 And it was commanded them that they should And he said to me, These are they which came not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green out of great tribulation, and have washed their thing, neither any tree; but only those men robes, and made them white in the blood of the which have not the seal of God in their foreLamb. heads.

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Wo, wo, wo, to the inhabiters of the earth, by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! CHAP. IX.

15 Therefore are they before the throne of 5 And to them it was given that they should God, and serve him day and night in his temple: not kill them, but that they should be tormented and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell five months: and their torment was as the toramong them. ment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the 7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads living fountains of waters and God shall wipe were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces away all tears from their eyes. were as the faces of men.

CHAP. VIII.

Seven angels with trumpets.

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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 to him much incense, that he should offer it

8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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plates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

11 And they had a king over them, which is the

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