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51.73RAR REVELATION VIII. IX.

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U: blood, and they were cast upon the earth : and the third part of the earth was burnt up *, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and every green herb was burnt

up. 8 And the second angel sounded his trumpet; and as

it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into 9 the sea : and the third part of the sea became blood; and

the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships was de

stroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great

star, burning like a lamp, fell from heaven; and it fell

upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the springs of 11 waters: and the name of the star was called wormwood :

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

bitter, 12 And the fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and the

third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so that the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not

for a third part of it, and the night in like manner. 13 And I looked, and heard an eagle + flying in mid-heaven, and saying with a loud voice,

Woe, woe, woe, is to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the other blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to

sound.” Ch, ix. And the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw

a star fall from heaven to the earth; and to him was ? given the key of the entrance of the deep pit. And he

opened the entrance of the deep pit, and a smoke arose out of the entrance, as the smoke of a great furnace; and

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* “ the third part of the earth was burnt up.” This clause is omitted in R. T. See Griesbach

om an angel, R. T. eagle is the reading of the Alex. and other approved MSS. and ver. sions. See Griesbach.

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the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the 3 entrance. And out of the smoke locusts came upon the

earth ; and to them was given power, as the scorpions of 4 the earth have power. And it was commanded them that

they should not hurt the herb of the earth, nor any green

thing, nor any tree; but only those men that had not the 5 seal of God on their foreheads. And it was given to the

locusts that they should not kill them, but that they should

be tormented five months : and their torment was as the 6 torment of a scorpion, when it stingeth a man. And in

those days men will seek death, and will not find it; and 7 will desire to die, and death will flee from them. And

the shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for

war; and on their heads were as golden crowns *, and 8 their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair

as the hair of women: and their teeth were as the teeth of 9 lions. And they had breast-plates as iron breast-plates ;

and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots 10 with many horses rushing to battle. And they had tails

like scorpions, and stings were in their tails: and their 11 authority t was to hurt men five months. And they had

a king over them, the angel of the deep pit; whose name

in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue 12 he hath the name Apollyon, that is, The Destroyer. One

woe is past; behold, two woes more come afterward. 13 And the sixth angel sounded his trumpet; and I heard

a voice from the four horns I of the golden altar which 14 was before God, saying to the sixth angel that had the

trumpet, “ Loose the four angels that are bound at the 15 great river Euphrates.” And the four angels were loosed,

who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, 16 and a year, to kill the third part of men. And the num

ber of the armies of the horsemen was $ twenty-thousands

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crowns like gold, R. T.

+ power, N.
Or, one voice from the four horns, &c.
Gr. two myriads of myriads.

17 of ten-thousands : for I heard the number of them. And

afterward I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads

of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire, and smoke, 18 and brimstone. By these three scourges * the third part of

men was killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the 19 brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For the

power of the horses † was in their mouth, and in their

tails : for their tails were like serpents, and had heads, 20 and with them they hurt. And the rest of the men, who

were not killed by these scourges, repented not of the works of their hands; so as not to worship demons; and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone,

and of wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk : 21 nor repented they of their murthers, nor of their sor

ceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Cu, x. And I saw another mighty! angel coming down from

heaven, arrayed with a cloud : and a rainbow was over

his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as pil2 lars of fire: and he had in his hand a little book open :

and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot 3 upon the land; and cried with a loud voice, as when a

lion roareth : and, when he had cried, seven thunders A uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had

uttered their voices, I was about to write : and I heard a

voice from heaven, saying $, Seal up those things which 5 the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the

angel whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the 6 land, lifted up his right hand to heaven, and sware by

Him who liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things which are therein, and the earth and the things which are therein, and the sea and the things which

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* R. T. umits scourges.
I strong, N.

+ For their power is in their mouth, R. T. s saying to me, R. T. .

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7 are therein, that the time would not be yet *; but in the

days of the blast of the seventh angel, when he shall sound his trumpet, and the mystery of God hath been

finished, as he hath proclaimed the glad tidings to his ser8 vants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from

heaven spake to me again, and said, “Go, and take the

little book which is open in the hand of the angel who 9 standeth upon the sea and upon the land." And I went to

the angel, desiring him to give me f the little book. Then he saith unto me, “ Take it, and eat it; and it will make

thy belly bitter, but it will be sweet in thy mouth as ho10 ney.” And I took the little book out of the angel's band,

and ate it: and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; but 11 as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter. Then

he saith unto me, “ Thou must again prophesy to many

people I, and nations, and languages, and kings.” CH. XI. And a reed was given me like a rod : the angel say.

ing , “ Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the 2 altar, and compute those who worship in it. But the

court which is without the temple leave out, and measure

it not; for it is given to the gentiles: and they will tread 3 the holy city under foot forty-two months. And I will

grant to my two witnesses that they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth

. 4 These are two olive-trees, and two candlesticks ||, placed 5 before the Lord of the earth 1. And if any one purpose

to hurt them, fire will proceed out of their mouth, and

will devour their enemies; and if any man purpose to 6 hurt them, he must be killed in this manner. These will

have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and they will have power over the waters,

* that there should be no longer delay; Wakefield.

Ovxiti iser is the reading of the Alexandrian, Ephrem, and other approved MSS., and adopted by Griesbach. The received text is 8% isu $. + saying to him, Give me, R. T. Or, concerning many people, &c.

s and the angel stood, saying, R. T. || lampstands, N.

the God of the earth. R. T.

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to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every 7 scourge, as often as they will. And when they shall have

finished their testimony, the beast which will ascend out

of the deep * will make war against them, and overcome 8 them, and kill them. And their carcases will lie in the

street of the great city, which is called, spiritually, Sodom,

and Egypt, where, indeed t, their lord I was crucified. 9 And they of the people, and tribes, and languages, and

nations, will see their carcases three days and a half,

and will not suffer their carcases to be put into a tomb. 10 And those who dwell upon the earth will rejoice over

them, and be glad, and send gifts one to another; be

cause these two prophets tormented those who dwelt on 11 the earth.” And after the three days and a half the

breath of life from God entered into them, and they

stood on their feet; and great fear fell on those who saw 12 them. And I heard | a great voice from heaven, saying

unto them, “Come up hither.” And they went up to 13 heaven in a cloud ; and their enemies beheld them. And

in that hour I was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and by the earthquake seven thou

sand men** were killed ; and the rest were affrighted, and 14 gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is

past; behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there

were great voices in heaven, saying, “ The kingdom of

this world is becomett the kingdom of our Lord, and of 16 his Christ 11; who shall reign for ever and ever $9.” And

the twenty-four elders, who sat before God on their

thrones, fell on their faces, and worshiped God, saying, 17 “ We thank thee, O Lord God Almighty, that art and

wast ||, because thou hast taken to thee thy great power,

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* Gr. abyss.
t and where, N. I our Lord, R. T.

S spirit of life, N. ll they heard, R. T. See Griesbach.

Gr. at that time. ** Gr. names of men.

At the kingdoms of this world are become, R. T. :: Or, anointed. SS Gr. ages of ages.

and art to come, R. T.

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