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* Sodom and Egypt, 'where also our Lord was crucified.

9 And a they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

10 And they that °dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall d send gifts one to another ; because these two

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10: Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

* Isa. i. 10: Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

y Exod. xx. 2: I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

z Luke, xiii. 37: 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee.-Acts, ix. 4: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Heb. vi. 6: Seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. do. xiii. 12: Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Rev. xviii. 24: In her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

a Rev. xvii. 15: The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

bPs. Ixxix. 2,3: The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.

c Rèv. xii. 12. do. xii. 8: All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life.

Est. ix. 19, 21, 22: Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another. That they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenthyearly. As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

prophets o tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

11 And after three days and an half the 5 Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet ; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

12 And they heard a great voice, from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they

ascended up to heaven in a cloud ; and their enemies k beheld them.

13 And the saine hour was there a 'great earthquake, and the TM tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of "men seven

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4 Gr. names of men. Chap. iii. 4. A. V.

e Rev. xvi. 10: They gnawed their tongues for pain. f Ver. 9.

8 Ezek. xxxvii. 5, 9, 10, 14: Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you.Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these, slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land.

b Isa. xiv. 13: Thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, Rev. xii. 5.

i See on 1 Thes. iv. 17.

* 2 Kings, ii, 1, 5, 7: The LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind.-And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace. Aud fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off. Mal. iii. 18: Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him. not.

"See on Rev. vi. 12.

m Rev. xvi. 19: The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell,

. Rev. ii. 4: Thou hast a few names even in Sardis.

thousand, and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

14 The P second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

15 And the 4 seventh angel sounded, and " there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the king. doms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and the shall reign for ever and ever.

16 And the "four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God • Josh. vii. 19: And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I

pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me. Isa. xxvi. 15, 16: Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation : thou art glorified : thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth. Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Rev. xiv. 7: Fear God, and give glory to him ; for the hour of his judo. ment is come; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

4: Who shall not fear thee, O 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.

P See on Rev. viii. 13. 9 Rev. x. 7.

Isa. xxvii. 13: And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem. Rev. xvi. 17 : The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. do. xix. 6: And I heard as it were the 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. * Rev. xii. 10. See on Rev, vii. 10.

See on Luke, i. 33; and on John, xii. 34. u See on Rev. iv. 4.

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Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and whast reigned.

18 And the nations were angry, and 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, a small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament :6 and there were "lightnings,

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covenant. Gen. Wh. Ham. Pu.

v See on Rev. i. 4.
w Rev. xix. 6. The words under ver. 15.
x Ver. 2, 9.

y Dan. vii. 9, 10: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit.—The judgment was set, and the books were opened. Heb. ix. 27 : And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Rev. vi. 10: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?

z Rev. xxii. 12: And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

a Rev. xix. 5: Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. do. xx. 12; I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God.

• Rev. xiii. 10: He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. do. xviii. 6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works : in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

c Rev. xv. 5, 8: And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no an was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

d See on Rev. iv. 5.

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and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

CHAP. XII. 1 A woman, clothed with the sun, travaileth: 4 the great red dragon

standeth, before her, ready to decour her child when she was delivered she flerth into the wilderness : 7 Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail : 13 the dragon being cast duren unto the earth, persecuteth the womail.

AND there appeared, a great wonder! in heaven ;, à a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars :

2 And she being with child cried, “travailing in birth, and pain to be delivered.

3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven ; and behold a great a red dragon, having

seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

sign. A. V. sign. A. V. e Rev. xvi. 18, 21: And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. There fell upon men a great 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.

for the CHAP. XII. a Isa. liv. 6: For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

b Mal. iv. 2: But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

c Isa. Ixvi. 7: Before she travailed, she brought forth ; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Gal. iv, 19: My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in

you. + Ver. 9. Rev. xvii. 3: So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns,

Rev. xvii. 9, 10, 12: Here is the mind which hath wis

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