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4 And his 5 tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did i cast them to the earth : and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devoúr her child as soon as it was born.

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron : and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven : P Michael and his angels fought against the dragon ; and the dragon fought and his angels, dom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: 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 ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

* Rev. xiii. 1.

8 Isa. ix. 15: The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. Rev. ix. 10, 19: They had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power is in their mouth, and in their tails : for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Rev. xvii. 18: The woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Dan. viii. 10: It waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. * Ver. 2.

Exop. i. 16: When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women-if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

m See on Rev. ii. 27. n Ver. 4, 14. • Rev. xi. 3. P See on Judg. ix. 9 See on ver. 3.


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8 And prevailed not ; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And 'the great dragon was cast out, sthat old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which * deceiveth the whole world : " he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which waccused them before our God day, and night.

11 And they "overcame him by the blood of See on John, xii. 31.

Gen. ii. 1,4: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.-And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die. 2 PET. ii. 4: If God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell.- Rev. xx. 2,3 : He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up-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.

+ See on Rev. xii. 14.

y Rev. ix. 1 : The fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth : and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. "Rey. xi. 15. See on Rev. vii. 10.

Job, i. 9 : Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? do. ii. 5: Put forth thine

and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. Zec. iii. 1: He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

* Rom. viii. 33, 34, 37: Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. do. xvi. 20: The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.


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the Lamb,'' and by the word of their testi- . mony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, " ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. · Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea ! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath b but a short time.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14 And to the woman were given two wings

y Luke, xiv. 26 : If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple: Acts, xx. 24: None of these things move me, neither count ! my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus. -Heb. xi. 35: Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection.

z Ps. xcvi. 11 : Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad-[because the Lord cometh to judge the earth]. ISA. xliv. 23 : Sing, o ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth : break forth into singing, ye nountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel. do. xlix. 13: Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, 0 earth ;-for the LORD hạth comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. Jer, li. 48: The heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoiler shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD. Rev. xviii. 20: Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets ; for God hath avenged you on her.

a Rev. viii. 13: And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! do. xi. 10.

b Rev. x. 6: [The angel) sware by him that liveth for ever and ever---that there should be time no longer.

c Ver. 5. • Exov. xix. 4: Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians,

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of a great eagle, that she might efly into the I wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a 6 time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

15 And the serpent "cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her

and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Deut. xxxii. 11, 12: As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the LORD alone did lead him, (Jacob, his people) and there was no strange god with him. Isa. xl. 31 : But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they sball run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

e Ver. 6.

fi Mac. ii. 29–31: Then many that sought after justice and judgment went down into the wilderness, to dwell there: both they, and their children, and their wives, and their cattle; because afflictions increased sore upon them. Now when it was told the king's servants, and the host that was at Jerusalem, in the city of David, that certain men, who had broken the king's commandment, were gone down into the secret places in the wilderness. Rev. xvii. 3: So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness.

& Dan. vii. 25: They shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. do. xii. 7 : It shall be for a time, times, and an half.

b Isa. lix. 19 : So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

Gen. iii. 15: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise bis heel. Rev. xi. 7. do, xiii. 7.

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seed, ' which keep the commandments of God, and have the 'testimony of Jesus Christ.

CHAP. XIII. 1 A beast riseth out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns, to

whom the dragon giveth his power : 11 another beast cometh up out of the earth : 14 causeth an image to be made of the former beast, 15 and that men should worship it, 16 and receive his mark,

AND I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns,

and upon his heads the name ' of blaspheny.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his d feet were as the feet of a bear, and e his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the

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k Rev. xiv. 12: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

"Rev. xx. 4: 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. See on 1 Cor. i. 6.

CHAP. XIII. Dan. vii. 2, 7: I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth : it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it ; and it had ten horns. b See on Rev. xii. 3.

Dan, vii. 6: After this I bebeld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Dan. vii. 5: Behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

• Dan. vii. 4: The first was like a lion, and had eagle


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