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The elders praise the Lord. Revelation. The opening of the seals. CHAP. V.

Itongue, and people, and nation ; The book with seven seals. l 10 And hast made us unto our

ND I saw in the right hand! God kings and priests: and we H of him that sat on the throne, shall reign on the earth. a book written within and on the 11 And I beheld, and I heard back side, sealed with seven the voice of many angels round seals,

about the throne, and the beasts, 2 And I saw a strong angel pro- and the elders : and the number claiming with a loud voice, Who of them was ten thousand times is worthy to open the book, and ten thousand, and thousands of to loose the seals thereof? thousands;

3 And no man in heaven, nor 12 Saying with a loud voice, in earth, neither under the earth, Worthy is the Lamb that was was able to open the book, neither slain, to receive power, and to look thereon.

Triches, and wisdom, and strength, 4 And I wept much, because and honour, and glory, and blessno man was found worthy to ing. open, and to read the book, 13 And every creature which neither to look thereon.

is in heaven, and on the earth, · 5 And one of the elders saith and under the earth and such unto me, Weep not; behold, as are in the sea, and all that the Lion of the tribe of Juda, are in them, heard I, saying, the Root of David, hath prevail- Blessing, and honour, and glory, ed to open the book, and to loose and power, be unto him that sitthe seven seals thereof. .. teth upon the throne, and unto

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the the Lamb, for ever and ever. midst of the throne, and of the 14 And the four beasts said, four beasts, and in the midst of Amen. And the four and twenty the elders, stood a Lamb, as itselders fell down and worshiphad been slain, having seven ped him that liveth for ever and horns and seven eyes, which are ever. the seven Spirits of God sent

CHAP. VI. . forth into all the earth.

The seven seals opened. 7 And he came, and took the AND I saw when the Lamb book out of the right hand of Al opened one of the seals; and him that sat upon the throne. I heard, as it were the noise of

8 And, when he had taken the thunder, one of the four beasts book, the four beasts, and four saying, Come, and see. and twenty elders fell down be- 2 And I saw, and behold, a fore the Lamb, having every one white horse: and he that sat on of them harps, and golden vials him had a bow; and a crown full of odours, whichare the pray-was given unto him: and he ers of saints.

went forth conquering, and to 9 And they sung a new song, conquer. saying, Thou art worthy to takel 3 And when he had opened the the book, and to open the seals second seal, I heard the second thereof : for thou wast slain, and beast say, Come, and see. hast redeemed us to God by thy + And there went out another blood, out of every kindred, and horse that was red; and power

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Of the end of the world. Chap. vii. The number of Israel sealed. was given to him that sat thereon 12 And I beheld, when he had to take peace from the earth, and opened the sixth seal, and, lo, that they should kill one another; there was a great earthquake; . and there was given unto him a and the sun became black, as great sword,

sackcloth of hair, and the moon 5 And when he had opened the became as blood; third seal, I heard the third beast 13 And the stars of heaven fell say, Come and see. And I be- unto the earth, even as a fig-tree held, and lo, a black horse ; and casteth her imtimely figs, when he that sat on him had a pair of she is shaken of a mighty wind: balances in his hand.

| 14 And the heaven departed as 6 And I heard a voice in the a scroll when it is rolled together; midst of the four beasts say, A and every mountain and island measure of wheat for a penny, were moved out of their places : and three measures of barley for 15 And the kings of the earth, a penny ; and see thou hurt not and the great men, and the rich the oil and the wine.

men, and the chief captains, and 7 And when he had opened the the mighty men, and every bondfourth seal, I heard the voice of man, and every free man, hid the fourth beast say, Come and themselves in the dens, and in see..

the rocks of the mountains; 8 And I looked, and behold, a 16 And said to the mountains pale horse; and his name that and rocks, Fall on us, and hide sat on him was Death, and hell us from the face of him that sit. followed with him : and power teth on the throne, and from the was given unto them over the wrath of the Lamb: fourth part of the earth, to kill17 For the great day of his with sword, and with hunger, wrath is come; and who shall be and with death, and with the able to stand ? beasts of the earth.

CHAP. VII. 9 And when he had opened The servants of God are sealed. the fifth seal, I saw under the al- AND after these things, I saw tar, the souls of them that were | four angels standing on the slain for the word of God, and four corners of the earth, holding for the testimony which they the four winds of the earth, that held : '

the wind should not blow on the 10 And they cried with a loud earth, nor on the sea, nor on any voice, saying, How long, O Lord, tree, holy and true, dost thou not judge 2 And I saw another angcl asand avenge our blood on them cending from the east, having the that dwell on the earth ?

seal of the living God: and he 11 Andwhite robes were given cried with a loud voice tothe four unto every one of them; and it angels, to whom it was given to was said unto them, that they hurt the earth and the sea, should rest yet for a little season, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, until their fellow-servants also, neither the sea, nor the trees, till and their brethren, that should we have sealed the servants of our be killed, as they were, should be God in their foreheads. fulfilled.

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The seventh stal opened. Revelation. Great plagues follow. them which were sealed: and 13 And one of the elders anthere were sealed an hundred and swered, saying unto me, What forty and four thousand, of all the are these which are arrayed in tribes of the children of Israel. white robes ? and whence came

5 Of the tribe of Judah were they? sealed twelve thousand. Of the 14 And I said unto him, Sir, tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thou knowest. And he said to thousand. Of the tribe of Gad me, These are they which came were scaled twelve thousand out of great tribulation, and have

6 Ofthetribe of Afer were seal-washed their robes, and made ed twelve thousand. Of the tribe them white in the blood of the of Nephthalim were sealed twelve Lamb. thousand. Of the tribe of Ma- 15 Therefore are they before nasses were sealed twelve thou- the throne of God, and serve sand.

him day and night in his temple : 7 Of the tribe of Simeon werc and he that sitteth on the throne sealed twelve thousand. Of the shall dwell among them. tribe of Levi were sealed twelve. 16 They shall hunger no more, thousand. Of the tribe of Issa- neither thirst any more ; neither char were sealed twelvethousand shall the sun light on them, nor

& Of the tribe of Zebulon were any heat: sealed twelve thousand. Of the 17 For the Lamb, which is in tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve the midst of the throne, shall feed

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God shall wipe away all tears 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, from their eyes. a great multitude, which no man! CHAP. VIII. could number, of all nations, and The trumpets sounded and plagues kindreds,and people, and tongues,

follow. stood before the throne, and be-T AND when he had opened the fore the Lamb, clothed with F1 seventh seal, there was siwhite robes, and palms in their lence in heaven about the space hands;

of half an hour. . 10 And cried with a loud 2 And I saw the seven angels voice, saying, Salvation to our which stood before God; and to God which sitteth upon the them were given seven trumpets. throne, and unto the Lamb. 3 And another angel came and

11 And all the angels stood stood at the altar, having a golden round about the throne, and censer; and there was given unto about the elders, and the four him much incense, that he should beasts, and fell before the throne offer it with the prayers of all on their faces, and worshippeci/saints upon the golden altar, God.

which was before the throne. 12 Saying, Amen : Blessing, 4. And the smoke of the inand glory, and wisdom, and cense, which came with the thanksgiving, and honour, and prayers of the saints, ascended power, and might, be unto our up before God, out of the angel's God for ever and ever. Amen. lhand.

The fourth angel soundeth. Chap. ix. The bottomless pit opened.

5 And the angel took the cen- other voices of the trumpet of the ser, and filled it with fire of the three angels, which are yet to altar, and cast it into the earth : sound! and there were voices, and thun! . CHAP. IX. derings, and lightnings, and an A star falleth from heaven. earthquake.

LA ND the fifth angel sounded, 6 And the seven angels, which I and I saw a star fall from had the seven trumpets, prepared heaven unto the earth; and to themselves to sound.

him was given the key of the 7 The first angel sounded, and bottomless pit... there followed hail, and fireming- 2 And he opened the bottomled with blood, and they were less pit; and there arose a smoke cast upon the earth : and the third out of the pit, as the smoke of a part of trees was burnt up, and all great furnace; and the sun and green grass was burnt up.. the air were darkened by reason

8 And the second angel sound of the smoke of the pit. ed, and as it were a great moun- 3 And there came out of the tain burning with fire was cast smoke locusts upon the earth; into the sea; and the third part and unto them was given power, of the sea became blood : as the scorpions of the earth have

9 And the third part of the power.

and had life, died; and the third that they shouldnot hurt the grass part of the ships were destroyed. of the earth, neither any green

10 And the third angel sound-thing, neither any tree; but only ed, and there fell a great star those men which have not the from heaven, burning as it were seal of God in their foreheads. a lamp, and it fell upon the third 5 And to them it was given part of the rivers, and upon the that they should not kill them, fountains of waters;

Jbut that they should be torment11 And the name of the star is ed five months : and their torcalled Wormwood: and the third ment was as the torment of a part of the waters became worm- scorpion, when he striketh a man. wood; and many men died of 6 And in those days, shall men the waters, because they were seek death, and shall not find it; made bitter.

land shall desire to die, and death 12 And the fourth angel sound-shall flee from them. ed, and the third part of the sun 7 And the shapes of the locusts was smitten, and the third part were like unto horses prepared of the moon, and the third part unto battle ; and on their heads of the stars; so as the third part were as it were crowns like gold, of them was darkened, and the and their faces were as the faces day shone not for a third part of of men. it, and the night likewise.

8 And they had hair as the hair 13 And I beheld, and heard an of women, and their teeth were angel flying through the midst of as the teeth of lions. heaven, saying, with a loud voice, 9. And they had breast-plates, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabi-as it were breast-plates of iron; ters of the earth,by reason of the and the sound of their wings was

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Four angels let loose. Revelation. The angel with a book. as the sound of chariots of manyi 20 And the rest of the men horses running to battle. which were not killed by these

10 And they had tails like unto plagues, yet repented not of the scorpions; and there were stings works of their hands, that they in their tails: and their power should not worship devils, and was to hurt men five months. idols of gold, and silver, and

11 And they had a king over brass, and stone, and of wood; them, which is the angel of the which neither can see, nor hear, bottomless pit, whose name in nor walk : the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, 21 Neither repented they of but in the Greek tongue hath his their murders, nor of their sorcename Apollyon,

ries, nor of their fornication, nor 12 One woe is past; and be-of their thefts. hold, there come two woes more

CHAP. X. hereafter.

| Time shall be no longer. 13 And the sixth angel sound- AND I saw another mighty ed, and I heard a voice from the Fl angel come down from heafour horns of the golden altar, ven, clothed with a cloud; and which is before God,

a rainbow was upon his head, 14 Saying to the sixth angeland his face was as it were the which had the trumpet, Looselsun, and his feet as pillars of the four angels which are boundfire: in the great river Euphrates. 2 And he had in his hand a lit

15 And the four angels were tle book open: and he set his loosed, which were prepared for right foot upon the sea, and his an hour, and a day, and a month, left foot on the earth, and a year, for to slay the third 3 And cried with a loud voice,

as when a lion roareth: and when 16 And thenumber of the army he had cried, seven thunders utof the horsemen were two hun-tered their voices. dred thousand thousand : and I 4 And when the seven thunheard the number of them. ders had uttered their voices, I

17 And thus I saw the horses was about to write: and I heard in the vision, and them that sata voice from heaven, saying unto on them, having breast-plates of me, Seal up those things which fire, and ofjacinthand brimstone: the seven thunders uttered, and and the heads of the horses were write them not. as the heads of lions; and out of 5 And the angel, which I saw their mouths issued fire, and stand upon the sea, and upon the smoke, and brimstone. ' earth, lifted up his hand to hea

18 By these three was the third ven, part of men killed, by the fire, 6 And sware by him that liv. and by the smoke, and by the eth for ever and ever, who creatbrimstone, which issued out ofled heaven, and the things that their mouths.

therein are, and the earth, and 19 For their power is in their the things that therein are, and mouth, and in their 'tails : for the sea, and the things which are their tails werelike unto serpents, therein, that there should be and had heads, and with them time no longer : they do hurt.

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