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Wormwood : and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

AND the fourth Angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was 12 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. And I beheld, and heard an 13 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 !

And the fifth Angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto 9 the earth : and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And 2 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 smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke 3 locusts upon the earth : and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they 4 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. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, 5 but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And, in those 6 days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were 7 like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men,' and 8 they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions, ! and they had breast-plates, as it were breast-plates of iron ; and 9 the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there 10 were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the Angel of the bottomless 11 pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. One wo is past; and behold, there 12 came two woes more hereafter.

And the sixth Angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four 13 horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth An- 14 gel which had the trumpet, Loose the four Angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four Angels were loosed, which 15 were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horse- 16 men were two hundred thousand thousand : and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on 17 them, having breast-plates 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. By these three was the 18 third part of men killed, by the fire and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their 19 mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which 20 were 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 of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk : neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, 21 nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. What happened after And I saw another mighty Angel come down from 10 the sixth Trumpet. heaven, clothed with a cloud : and a rainbow was upon

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his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire; ' and he had in his hand a little book open : and he set his right 2 foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 'and cried with a loud 3 voice, as when a lion roareth : and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their 4 voices, I was about to write : and I heard a voice from heaven saying

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up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and 5 upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven, ' and sware by him that 6 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: but in 7 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.

And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and 8 said, Go, and take the little book which is open in the hand of the Angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. And I went unto 9 the Angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book 10 out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he 11 said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

And there was given me a reed like unto a rod : and the Angel stood, 11 saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple, leave 2 out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months. And I will give 3 power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two 4 olive-trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their 5 mouth, and devoureth their enemies : and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, 6 that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testi. 7 mony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead 8 bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. And they of the 9 people, and kindreds, and tongues, and nations, shall see their dead bodies three days and a half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over 10 them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three 11 days and a half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet: and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven, saying unto them, Come up 12 hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and 13 the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousandi and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to

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the God of heaven. The second wo is past; and behold, the third wo 14 cometh quickly.

AND the seventh Angel sounded; and there were 15 Seventh trumpet. Triumph of glorified great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this

world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.' And the four and twenty 16 elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,' saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, 17 which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and 18 thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'

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there was seen in his temple the Ark of his Testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a Woman clothed 12 with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars : and she, being with child, cried, travailing in birth, 2 and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great 3 red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and 4 did cast them to the earth : and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations *5 with a rod of iron : and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.' And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a 6 place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against 7 the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, ' and prevailed not; 8 neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great 9 dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 10 Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, • and the power of his Christ: for the Accuser of our brethren is cast

down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they 11 • overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their • testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore 12

rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Wo to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea! for the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he perse. 13 cuted the woman which brought forth the man-child. And to the wo. 14 man were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast 15 out of his mouth water as a flood, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman; 16 and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the 17

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woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ, of the Papacy.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a 13 A. D. 533. Beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the Beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and 2 his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his 3 deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the Beast. And they worshipped the dragon, which gave power unto the Beast: and 4 they worshipped the Beast, saying, Who is like unto the Beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth 5 speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blas- 6 phemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war 7 with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the 8 earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man 9 have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity, shall go into. 10 captivity: he that killeth with the sword, must be killed with the sword. Ilere is the patience and the faith of the saints.

And I beheld another Beast coming up out of the 11 The Inquisition ; 666 years after. A.' D. earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake

as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the 12 first Beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein, to worship the first Beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from 13 heaven on the earth, in the sight of men,' and deceiveth them that dwell 14 on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the Beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the Beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of 15 the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed. And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, 16 to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads; and that no 17 man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom: let him that hath 18 understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The worship of the And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount 14 Lamb, by those who Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,

foregoing period. having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as 2 the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, 3 and before the four Beasts, and the elders : and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; 4 for they are virgins : these are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: these were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb: and in their mouth was found no 5 guile : for they are without fault before the throne of God.

AND I saw another Angel fly in the midst of heaven, 6 'The propagation and

perpetuity of the having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that gospel, predicted. dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, ' saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give 7 glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another Angel, saying, Babylon is fallen! is fallon! 8 that great city! because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third Angel followed them, saying 9 with a loud voice, If any man worship the Beast and his image, and re. ceive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 'the same shall drink of 10 the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and 11 ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the Beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the 12 patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven, saying 13 unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence. forth, (Yea, saith the Spirit,) that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat 14 like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And another Angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice 15 to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he 16 that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

And another Angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also 17 having a sharp sickle. And another Angel came out from the altar, 18 which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clus. ters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the 19 Angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great wine-press of the wrath of God. And 20 the wine-press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine-press, even unto the horse-bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. Preparation for the AND I saw another sign in heaven, great and mar. 16 seven plagues.

vellous, seven Angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of 2 glass mingled with fire; and them that had gotten the victory over the Beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they 3 sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying;Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ! just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints; who shall not fear thee, O 4 Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.' And after that I looked, and behold, the Temple of the Tabernacle of 5 the Testimony in heaven was opened; and the seven Angels came out 6 of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles. And one 1 2 L

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