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our God kings and priests : 1 2 And I saw, and behold a and we shalĩ reign on the white horse : and he that sat earth.

on him had a bow; and a 11 And I beheld, and I crown was given unto him : heard the voice of many an. and he went forth conquergels round about the ing, and to conquer, throne, and the beasts, and 3 And when he had opened the elders : and the number the second seal, I heard the of them was ten thousand second beast say, Come and times ten thousand, and see. thousands of thousands ; 4 And there went out anoth12 Saying with a loud voice, er horse that was · red : and Worthy is the Lamb that was power was given to him that slain to receive power, and sat thereon to take peace riches, and wisdom, and from the earth, and that they strength, and honour, and should kill one another : and glory, and blessing.

there was given unto him a 13

creature great sword. which is in heaven, and on 5 And when he had opened the earth, and under the the third seal, I heard the earth, and such as are in the third beast say, Come and sea, and all that are in them, see. And I beheld, and lo a heard I saying, Blessing, and black horse ; and he that honour, and glory, and pow- sat on him had a pair of baler, be unto him that sitteth anc in his hand. upon the throne, and unto 6 And I heard a voice in the Lamb for ever and ever. the midst of the four beasts 14 And the four beasts said, say, A measure of wheat for Amen. And the four and a penny, and three measures twenty elders fell down and of barley for a penny; and worshipped him that liveth see thou hurt not the oil and for ever and ever.

the wine. CHAPTER VI.

7 And when he had opened 1 The opening of the seals in order, the fourth seal, I heard the and what followed thereupon, con- voice of the fourth beast say, taining a prophecy to the end of the

Come and see.
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opened one of the seals, a pale horse: and his name and I heard, as it were the that sat on him was Death, noise of thunder, one of the and Hell followed with him. four beasts saying, Come and And power was given unto

them over the fourth part of

world.

see,

the earth, to kill with sword, 15 And the kings of the and with hunger, and with earth, and the great men, and death, and with the beasts the rich men, and the chief of the earth.

captains, and the mighty 9 And when he had opened men, and every bond man, the fifth seal, I saw under and every free man, hid themthe altar the souls of them selves in the dens and in the that were slain for the word rocks of the mountains; of God, and for the testimo- 16 And said to the mountny which they held :

ains and rocks, Fall on us, 10 And they cried with a and hide us from the face of loud voice, saying, How long, him that sitteth on the throne, O Lord, holy and true, dost and from the wrath of the thou not judge and avenge Lamb: our blood on them that dwell 17 For the great day of his on the earth ?

wrath is come; and who shall 11 And white robes were be able to stand ? given unto every

one of them ; and it was said unto

CHAPTER VII.

3 An angel sealeth the servants of God them, that they should rest in their foreheads. 4 The number of

them that were sealed: of the tribes yet for a little season, until

of Israel a certain number. 9 of all their fellow servants also and other nations an innumerable mullitheir brethren, that should be tude, which stand before the throne,

clad in white robes, and palms in killed as they were, should be their hands. 14 Their robes were fulfilled.

washed in the blood of the Lamb.

12 And I beheld when he ANPour angels standing on

had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great the four corners of the earth, earthquake; and the sun be- holding the four winds of the came black as sackcloth of earth, that the wind should hair, and the moon became as not blow on the earth, nor blood ;

on the sea, nor on any tree. 13 And the stars of heaven 2 And I saw another angel fell unto the earth, even as a ascending from the east, havfig tree casteth her untimely ing the seal of the living God: figs, when she is shaken of a and he cried with a loud mighty wind.

voice to the four angels, to 14 And the heaven departed whom it was given to hurt as a scroll when it is rolled the earth and the sea, together; and every mount 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, ain and island were moved neither the sea, nor the trees, out of their places.

till we have sealed the sery

ants of our God in their fore-voice, saying, Salvation to heads.

our God which sitteth upon 4 And I heard the number the throne, and unto the of them which were sealed : Lamb. and there were sealed a hun. 11 And all the angels stood dred and forty and four thou- round about the throne, and sand of all the tribes of the about the elders and the four children of Israel.

beasts, and fell before the 5 Of the tribe of Juda were throne on their faces, and sealed twelve thousand. Of worshipped God, the tribe of Reuben were seal 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, ed twelve thousand. Of the and glory, and wisdom, and tribe of Gad were sealed thanksgiving, and honour, twelve thousand.

and power, and might, be un6 Of the tribe of Aser were to our God for ever and ever. sealed twelve thousand. Of Amen. the tribe of Nephthalim were 13 And one of the elders sealed twelve thousand. Of answered, saying unto me, the tribe of Manasses were What are these which are sealed twelve thousand. arrayed in white robes ? and

7 Of the tribe of Simeon were whence came they? sealed twelve thousand. Of 14 And I said unto him, the tribe of Levi were seal- Sir, thou knowest. And he ed twelve thousand. Of the said to me, These are they tribe of Issachar were sealed which came out of great twelve thousand.

tribulation, and have washed 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon their robes, and made them were sealed twelve thousand. white in the blood of the Of the tribe of Joseph were Lamb. sealed twelve thousand. Of 15 Therefore are they before the tribe of Benjamin were the throne of God, and serve sealed twelve thousand. him day and night in his

9 After this I beheld, and, temple: and he that sitteth lo, a great multitude, which on the throne shall dwell no man could number, of all among them. nations, and kindreds, and 16 They shall hunger no people, and tongues, stood more, neither thirst any before the throne, and before more ; neither shall the sun the Lamb, clothed with white light on them, nor any heat. robes, and palms in their 17 For the Lamb which is hands;

in the midst of the throne 10 And cried with a loud shall feed them, and shall

lead them unto living fount- l ng The first angel sounded, ains of waters: and God shall and there followed hail and wipe away all tears from their fire mingled with blood, and eyes.

they were cast upon the earth:

and the third part of trees CHAPTER VIII. was burnt up, and all green 1 At the opening of the seventh seal, 2 grass was burnt up. seven angels had seven trumpets given them. 6 Four of them sound

8 And the second angel their trumpets, and great plagues sounded, and as it were a cense to the prayers of the saints on great mountain burning with the golden altar.

fire was cast into the sea: ND when he had opened and the third part of the sea was silence in heaven about 9 And the third part of the the space of half an hour. creatures which were in the

2 And I saw the seven angels sea, and had life, died; and which stood before God; and the third part of the ships to them were given seven were destroyed. trumpets.

10 And the third angel 3 And another angel came sounded, and there fell a and stood at the altar, having great star from heaven, burna golden censer; and there ing as it were a lamp, and was given unto him much it fell upon the third part of incense, that he should offer the rivers, and upon the it with the prayers of all fountains of waters; saints upon the golden altar 11 And the name of the star which was before the throne. is called Wormwood: and

4 And the smoke of the in- the third part of the waters cense, which came with the became wormwood; and prayers of the saints, ascend- many men died of the waed up before God out of the ters, because they were made angel's hand.

bitter. 5 And the angel took the 12 And the fourth angel censer, and filled it with fire sounded, and the third part of the altar, and cast it into the of the sun was smitten, and earth: and there were voices, the third part of the moon, and thunderings, and light- and the third part of the nings, and an earthquake. stars ; so as the third part of

6 And the seven angels them was darkened, and the which had the seven trump- day shone not for a third part ets prepared themselves to of it, and the night likewise. sound.

13 And I beheld, and heard

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an angel flying through the tormented five months : and midst of heaven, saying with their torment was as the tora loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, ment of a scorpion, when he to the inhabiters of the earth striketh a man. by reason of the other voices 6 And in those days shall of the trumpet of the three men seek death, and shall angels, which are yet to not find it; and shall desire sound !

to die, and death shall flee

from them. CHAPTER IX. 1 At the sounding of the fifth angel, a

7 And the shapes of the lostar falleth from heaven, to whom is custs were like unto horses He openeth the pit, and there come prepared unto battle ; and on forth locusts like scorpions. 12 The their heads were as it were first woe past. 13 The sixth trumpet soundeth. 14 Four angels are let

crowns like gold, and their loose, that were bound.

faces were as the faces of men. ND the fifth angel sound 8 And they had hair as the

ed, and I saw a star fall hair of women, and their from heaven unto the earth: teeth were as the teeth of lions. and to him was given the key 9 And they had breastplates, of the bottomless pit.

as it were breastplates of 2 And he opened the bot- iron; and the sound of their tomless pit; and there arose wings was as the sound of a smoke out of the pit, as the chariots of many horses runsmoke of a great furnace; ning to battle. and the sun and the air were 10 And they had tails like darkened by reason of the unto scorpions, and there smoke of the pit.

were stings in their tails: and 3 And there came out of their power was to hurt men the smoke locusts upon the five months. earth: and unto them was 11 And they had a king over given power, as the scorpions them, which is the angel of of the earth have power. the bottomless pit, whose

4 And it was commanded name in the Hebrew tongue them that they should not is Abaddon, but in the Greek hurt the grass of the earth, tongue hath his name Apolneither any green thing, nei lyon. ther any tree ; but only those 12 One woe is past; and, bemen which have not the seal hold, there come two woes of God in their foreheads. more hereafter. 5 And to them it was given 13 And the sixth angel that they should not kill sounded, and I heard a voice them, but that they should be from the four horns of the

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