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of the four Beasts gave unto the seven Angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever. And the temple was 8 filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven Angels were fulfilled.
one AND I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying 16
to the seven Angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and 2 poured out his vial upon the earth: and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the Beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
And the second Angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it be- 3 came as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
AND the third Angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains 4 of waters : and they became blood. And I heard the Angel of the 5 waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus: for they have shed the blood of 6 saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord 7 God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
AND the fourth Angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power 8 was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched 9 with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plaques : and they repented not to give him glory.
And the fifth Angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the Beast ;: 10 and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, ' and blasphemed the God of heaven, because of their pains 11 and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. .
AND the sixth Angel poured out his vial upon the great fiver Euphra- 12 tes; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs 13 come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the Beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the 14 spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.-- Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that 15 watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.--And he gathered them together into a place called in the 16 Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
And the seventh Angel poured out his vial into the air; and there 17 'came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and 18 there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was 19 divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell : and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, 20 and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great 21 hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
The destruction of AND there came one of the seven Angels which had 17 all enemies of God. the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters; with whom the kings of the earth have 2 committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made
drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the 3 spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet-color, and decked with 4 gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her 5 forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON TIIE GREAT, 'THE MO. THER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the 6 woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admira. tion. And the Angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? 7 I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou 8 sawest, was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition; and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, (whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,) when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. ! And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven 9 mountains, on which the woman sitteth; and there are seven kings. 10 Five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, 11 and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest, are ten kings, which 12 have received no kingdom as yet, but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and 13 strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the 14 Lamb shall overcome them :--for he is LORD OF LORDS, AND KING OF KINGS:--and they that are with him, are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the 15 whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate 16 the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil 17 his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is 18 that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
AND after these things I saw another Angel come down from heaven, 18 having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And 2 he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying; Babylon the great is fallen! is fallen! and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird : for 3 all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. . And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my 4 people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath re. 5 membered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and 6 double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and a lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and 8 famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have 9
committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas ! that 10 great city Babylon! that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come! And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; 11 for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: the merchandise of gold, 12 and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,' and cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankin- 13 cense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. And the fruits 14 that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty, and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things which were made rich 15 by her, shall stand afar ofl, for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,' and saying, Alas, alas! that great city, that was clothed in fine 16 linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And 17 every ship-master, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, ' and cried when they saw the 18 smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, say. 19 ing, Alas, alas! that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and proph- 20 ets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty Angel took up a 21 stone like a great mill-stone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of 22 pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsmen, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a mill-stone shall be heard no more at all in thee; land 23 the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of proph- 24 ets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
AND after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heav. 19 en, saying, Alleluia ! Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: 'for true and righteous are his judgments: for he 2 hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And 3 again they said, Alleluia! And her smoke rose up for ever and ever! And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and wor- 4 shipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia! And a 5 voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.' And I heard as it were the 6 voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia! for the Lord God om. nipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: 7 for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, 8 clean and white. (For the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto 9 the marriage-supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. ! And I fell at his feet to worship him. And 10 he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God. (For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.)
And I saw heaven opened: and behold, a white horse ; and he that 11 sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war: his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head 12 were many crowns, and he had a name written that no man knew, but he himself, land he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and his 13 name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heav- 14 en followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should 15 smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King or 16 KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw an Angel standing in the 17 sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come, and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God, 'that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the 18 flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the 19 earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and 20 with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword 21 of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. And I saw an Angel come 20 down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, 2 which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and 3 cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he must be loosed a little season. The triumphant state And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judg. 4
of the Church. ment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them . that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had. received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the 5 dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first 6 resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. Satán's last rebellion.
AND when the thousand years are expired, Satan shalla
be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive 8 the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle : the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and com- 9 passed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them: and the devil that 10
deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. The general Judg. AND I saw a great white throne, and him that sat 11
on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, 12 small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and 13 death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works: and death and hell 14 were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And who- 15 soever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the 21 The new heavens and new carth. The first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and eternal felicity of
of there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, 2 the pious, and eternal misery of the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, wicked.
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I 3 heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And 4 God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the 5 throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write : for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It 6 is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and 7 he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abomina 8 ble, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
And there came unto me one of the seven Angels, which had the 9 seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he car. 10 ried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 'having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most 11 precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal ; and had a wall great 12 and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve Angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east, three gates; on the north, three gates; 13 on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates. And the wall 14 of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me, had a golden reed 15 to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And 16 the city lieth four-square, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length, and the breadth, and the height of it are equal. And he meas. 17 ured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the Angel. And the building of the 18 wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear