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CHAP. XVIII. | widow, and shall see no sor.

row. THE FALL OF B A BYLON.

8 Therefore shall her plagues AND after these things, I || come in one day, death, and saw another angel come down mourning, and famine ; and she from heaven, having great pow. | shall be utterly burned with fire: er ; and the earth was lightened for strong is the Lord God who with his glory.

judgeth her. . 2 And he cried mightily with 9 And the kings of the earth, a strong voice, saying, Babylon who have committed fornication the great is fallen, is fallen, and and lived deliciously with her, is become the habitation of de shall bewail her, and lament for vils, and the hold of every foul her, when they shall see the spirit, and a cage of every un- smoke of her burning, clean and hateful bird.

10 Standing afar off for the 3 For all nations have drunk fear of her torment, saying, of the wine of the wrath of her Alas, alas ! that great city Babyfornication, and the kings of the lon, that mighty city! for in one earth have committed fornica. | hour is thy judgment come. tion with her, and the merchants 11 And the merchants of the of the earth are waxed rich earth shall weep and mourn through the abundance of her over her; for no man buyeth delicacies.

their merchandise any more. 4 And I heard another voice 12 The merchandise of gold, from heaven, saying, Come out and silver, and precious stones, of her, my people, that ye be and of pearls, and fine linen, not partakers of her sins, and and purple, and silk, and scarthat ye receive not of her let, and all thyine wood, and all plagues:

manner vessels of ivory, and all 5 For her sins have reaclred | manner vessels of most precious unto heaven, and God hath re- wood, and of brass, and iron, membered her iniquities. and marble,

6 Reward her even as she re- 13 And cinnamon, and odours, warded you, and double unto and ointments, and frankinher double, according to her cense, and wine, and oil, and works: in the cup which she fine ilour, and wheat, and beasts, hath filled, fill to her double. and sheep, and horses, and cha

7 How much she hath glorified riots, and slaves, and souls of herself, and lived deliciously, I men. so much torment and sorrow 1 14 And the fruits that thy soul give her: for she saith in her lusted after are departed from hcart, I sit a queen, and am no thee, and all things which were

dainty and goodly are departed | 22 And the voice of harpers, from thee, and thou shalt find and musicians, and of pipers, them no more at all.

and trumpeters, shall be heard 15 The merchants of these || no more at all in thee; and no things, which were made rich | craftsman, of whatsoever craft by her, shall stand afar off, for be be, shall be found any more the fear of her torment, weep-in.thee; and the sound of a ing and wailing,

mill-stone shall be heard no 16 And saying, Alas, alas! || more at all in thee ; that great city, that was clothed 23 And the light of a candle in fine linen, and purple, and shall shine no more at all in scarlet, and decked with gold, thee ; and the voice of the and precious stones, and pearls! || bridegroom and of the bride

17 For in one hour so great shall be heard no more at all in riches is come to nought. And thee: for thy merchants were the every ship-master, and all the || great men of the earth; for by company in ships, and sailors, thy sorceries were all nations and as many as trade by sea, deceived. stood afar off,

24 And in her was found the 18 And cried, when they saw blood of prophets, and of saints, the smoke of her burning, say- and of all that were slain upon ing, What city is like unto this the earth. great city! 19 And they cast dust on their

CHAP. XIX. heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas !

THE LAMB'S MARRIAGE. that great city, wherein were 1 AND after these things, I made rich all that had ships in heard a great voice of much the sea, by reason of her costli- | people in heaven, saying, Alleness! for in one hour is she luia ; Salvation, and glory, and made desolate.

honour, and power, unto the 20 Rejoice over her, thou hea. || Lord our God: ven, and ye holy apostles and 2 For true and righteous are prophets ; for God hath aveng- || his judgments; for he hath ed you on her.

judged the great whore, which 21 And a mighty angel took did corrupt the earth with her up a stone like a great mill. || fornication, and hath avenged stone, and cast it into the sea, the blood of his servants, at her saying, Thus with violence shall || hand. that great city Babylon be 3 And again they said, Allethrown down, and shall be | luia. And her smoke rose up found no more at all.

for ever and ever.

4. And the four and twenty | and, behold, a white horse : and elders, and the four beasts, feil | he that sat upon him was called down and worshipped God that | Faithful and True; and in righsat on the throne, saying, Amen; | teousness he doth judge and Alleluia.

make war. 5 And a voice came out of the 12 His eyes were as a flame of throne, saying, Praise our God, fire, and on his head were many all ye his servants, and ye that crowns; and he had a name fear him, both small and written, that no man knew, but great.

he himself : 6 And I heard, as it were the 13 And he was clothed with voice of a great multitude, and a vesture, dipped in blood ; and as the voice of many waters, || his name is called, The Word and as the voice of mighty | of God. thunderings, saying, Alleluia : 14 And the armies which were for the Lord God Omnipotent || in heaven followed him upon reigneth.

white horses, clothed in fine 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, linen, white and clean. and give honour to him ; for 15 And out of his mouth goeth the marriage of the Lamb is a sharp sword, that with it he come, and his wife hath made should smite the nations ; and herself ready.

he shall rule them with a rod 8 And to her was granted, of iron : and he treadeth the that she should be arrayed in || wine-press of the fierceness and fine linen, clean and white : for wrath of Almighty God. the fine linen is the righteous. || 16 And he hath on his vesture, ness of saints.

and on his thigh, a name writ. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, ten, KING OF KINGS, AND Blessed are they which are call- | LORD OF LORDS. ed unto the marriage-supper of 17 And I saw an angel standthe Lamb. And he saith unto | ing in the sun: and he cried me, These are the true sayings || with a loud voice, saying to all of God.

the fowls that fly in the midst 10 And I fell at his feet to of heaven, Come, and gather worship him. And he said unto yourselves together, unto the me, See thou do it not; I am supper of the great God; thy fellow-servant, and of thy 18 That ye may eat the flesh brethren that have the testimo of kings, and the flesh of capny of Jesus. Worship God : for tains, and the flesh of mighty the testimony of Jesus is the men, and the Aesh of horses, spirit of prophecy.

and of them that sit on them, 11 And I saw heaven opened, and the flesh of all men, both

free and bond, both small and that, he must be loosed a little great.

season. 19 And I saw the beast, and | 4 And I saw thrones, and they the kings of the earth, and their | sat upon them, and judgment armies gathered together to was given unto them : and I make war against him that sat saw the souls of them that were on the horse, and against his beheaded for the witness of army.

Jesus, and for the word of God, 20 And the beast was taken, and which had not worshipped and with him the false prophet the beast, neither his image, that wrought miracles before neither had received his mark him, with which he deceived upon their foreheads, or in their them that had received the hands; and they lived and mark of the beast, and them reigned with Christ a thousand that worshipped his image. years. These both were cast alive into 5 But the rest of the dead lived a lake of fire, burning with not again, until the thousand brimstone.

years were finished. This is 21 And the remnant were slain the first resurrection. with the sword of him that sat 6 Blessed and holy is he that upon the horse, which sword hath part in the first resurrecproceeded out of his mouth : ) tion; on such the second death and all the fowls were filled hath no power; but they shall with their flesh.

be priests of God and of Christ,

and shall reign with him a CHAP. XX.

thousand years.

7 And when the thousand THE FIRST RESURRECTION.

years are expired, Satan shall AND I saw an angel come be loosed out of his prison, down from heaven, having the 8 And shall go out to deceive key of the bottomless pit, and the nations which are in the a great chain in his hand. four quarters of the earth, Gog

2 And he laid hold on the and Magog, to gather them todragon, that old serpent, which gether to battle: the number of is the Devil, and Satan, and whom is as the sand of the sea. bound him a thousand years, 9 And they went up on the

3 And cast him into the bot. breadth of the earth, and comtomless pit, and shut him up, I passed the camp of the saints and set a scal upon him, that he about, and the beloved city: should deceive the nations no and fire came down from God, more, till the thousand years || out of heaven, and devoured should be fulfilled: and after them. VOL. IV.

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10 And the devil that deceiv- || 2 And I John saw the holy ed them, was cast into the lake | city, new Jerusalem, coming of fire and brimstone, where || down from God out of heaven, the beast and the false prophet prepared as a bride adorned for are, and shall be tormented day | her husband. and night, for ever and ever. | 3 And I heard a great voice

11 And I saw a great white out of heaven, saying, Behold, throne, and him that sat on it, the tabernacle of God is with from whose face the earth and men, and he will dwell with the heaven fed away; and there them, and they shall be his peowas found no place for them. ple, and God himself shall be

12 And I saw the dead, small with them, and be their God. and great, stand before God : 4 And God shall wipe away and the books were opened ; || all tears from their eyes: and and another book was opened, there shall be no more death, which is the book of life: and neither sorrow nor crying, nei. the dead were judged out of ther shall there be any more those things which were writ | pain: for the former things are ten in the books, according to I passed away. their works.

5 And he that sat upon the 13 And the sea gave up the throne, said, Behold, I make all dead which were in it; and things new. And he said unto death and hell delivered up the me, Write: for these words are dead which were in them: and true and faithful. they were judged every man 6 And he said unto me, It is according to their works. done. I am Alpha and Omega,

14 And death and hell were | the beginning and the end: I cast into the lake of fire. This will give unto him that is athirst, is the second death.

of the fountain of the water of 15 And whosoever was not || life, freely. found written in the book of 7 He that overcometh, shall inlife, was cast into the lake of herit all things; and I will be

his God, and he shall be my

son. CHAP. XXI.

8 But the fearful, and unbe.

lieving, and the abominable, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM.

and murderers, and whoremon. AND I saw a new heaven gers, and sorcerers, and idolaand a new earth: for the first ters, and all liars, shall have heaven and the first earth were their part in the lake, which passed away; and there was no burneth with fire and brimstone; more sea.

I which is the second death.

fire.

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