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9 If any man have an ear, small and great, rich and let him hear.

poor, free and bond, to re10 He that leadeth into cap- ceive a mark in their right tivity shall go into captivity: hand, or in their foreheads : he that killeth with the sword 17 And that no man might must be killed with the sword. buy or sell, save he that had Here is the patience and the the mark, or the name of the faith of the saints.

beast, or the number of his 11 And I beheld another name. beast coming up out of the 18 Here is wisdom. Let earth; and he had two horns him that hath understanding like a lamb, and he spake as count the number of the a dragon.

beast : for it is the number 12 And he exerciseth all the of a man; and his number is power of the first beast be- Six hundred threescore and fore him, and causeth the six. earth and them which dwell CHAPTER XIV. therein to worship the first 1 The Lamb standing on mo nt Sion

with his company,

6 An angel beast, whose deadly wound

preacheth the gospel. 8 The fall of was healed.

Babylon, 15 The harvest of the world, 13 And he doeth great won

and putting in of the sickle. 20 The

vintage and winepress of the wrath ders, so that he maketh fire

of God. come down from heaven on ND I looked, and, lo, a the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that Sion, and with him a hundwell on the earth by the dred forty and four thousand, means of those miracles which having his Father's name he had power to do in the written in their foreheads. sight of the beast; saying to 2 And I heard a voice from them that dwell on the earth, heaven, as the voice of many that they should make an waters, and as the voice of a image to the beast, which great thunder : and I heard had the wound by a sword, the voice of harpers harping and did live.

with their harps : 15 And he had power to 3 And they sung as it were give life unto the image of a new song before the throne, the beast, that the image of and before the four beasts, the beast should both speak, and the elders: and no man and cause that as many as could learn that song but the would not worship the image hundred and forty and four of the beast should be killed. thousand, which were re16 And he causeth all, both | deemed from the earth.

4 These are they which were which is poured out without not defiled with women; for mixture into the cup of his they are virgins, These are indignation; and he shall be they which follow the Lamb tormented with fire and brimwhithersoever

he

goeth. stone in the presence of the These were redeemed from holy angels, and in the presamong men, being the first-ence of the Lamb: fruits unto God and to the 11 And the smoke of their Lamb.

torment ascendeth up for ever 5 And in their mouth was and ever: and they have no found no guile: for they are rest day nor night, who worwithout fault before the ship the beast and his image, throne of God.

and whosoever receiveth the 6 And I saw another angel mark of his name. fly in the midst of heaven, 12 Here is the patience of having the everlasting gospel the saints: here are they that to preach unto them that keep the commandments of dwell on the earth, and to God, and the faith of Jesus. every nation, and kindred, 13 And I heard a voice and tongue, and people, from heaven saying unto me, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Write, Blessed are the dead Fear God, and give glory to which die in the Lord from

for the hour of his henceforth : Yea, saith the judgment is come: and wor- Spirit, that they may rest ship him that made heaven, from their labours ; and their and earth, and the sea, and works do follow them. the fountains of waters. 14 And I looked, and behold

8 And there followed an- a white cloud, and upon the other angel, saying, Babylon cloud one sat like unto the is fallen, is fallen, that great Son of man, having on his city, because she made all head a golden crown, and in nations drink of the wine his hand a sharp sickle. of the wrath of her forni 15 And another angel came cation.

out of the temple, crying 9 And the third angel fol- with a loud voice to him that lowed them, saying with a sat on the cloud, Thrust in loud voice, If any man wor- thy sickle, and reap: for the ship the beast and his image, time is come for thee to reap; and receive his mark in his for the harvest of the earth is forehead, or in his hand, ripe.

10 The same shall drink of 16 And he that sat on the the wine of the wrath of God, cloud thrust in his sickle on

him ;

the earth; and the earth was over his image, and over his reaped.

mark, and over the number 17 And another angel came of his name, stand on the sea out of the temple which is in of glass, having the harps of heaven, he also having a God. sharp sickle.

3 And they sing the song of 18 And another angel came Moses the servant of God, out from the altar, which had and the song of the Lamb, power over fire; and cried saying, Great and marvellous with a loud cry to him that are thy works, Lord God had the sharp sickle, saying, Almighty ; just and true are Thrust in thy sharp sickle, thy ways, thou King of and gather the clusters of the saints. vine of the earth ; for her 4 Who shall not fear thee, O grapes are fully ripe.

Lord, and glorify thy name? 19 And the angel thrust in for thou only art holy: for all his sickle into the earth, and nations shall come and worgathered the vine of the earth, ship before thee; for thy and cast it into the great wine- judgments are made mani. press of the wrath of God.

fest. 20 And the winepress was 5 And after that I looked, trodden without the city, and and, behold, the temple of blood came out of the wine- the tabernacle of the testipress, even unto the horse mony in heaven was opened: bridles, by the space of a 6 And the seven angels thousand and six hundred came out of the temple, havfurlongs.

ing the seven plagues, cloth

ed in pure and white linen, CHAPTER XV.

and having their breasts gird1 The seven angels with the seven last ed with golden girdles. plagues. 3 The song of them that overcome the beast. 7 The seven vials

7 And one of the four beasts full of the wrath of God,

gave unto the seven angels ND I saw another sign in seven golden vials full of the

heaven, great and mar- wrath of God, who liveth vellous, seven angels having for ever and ever. the seven last plagues ; for 8 And the temple was filled in them is filled up the wrath with smoke from the glory of God.

of God, and from his pow2 And I saw as it were a sea er; and no man was able to of glass mingled with fire: enter into the temple, till the and them that had gotten the seven plagues of the seven victory over the beast, and I angels were fulfilled.

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CHAPTER XVI. poured out his vial upon the 2 The angels pour out their vials full sun; and power was given

of wrath. 6 The plagues that follow unto him to scorch men with thereupon. 15 Christ cometh as a thief, Blessed are they that watch. fire. ND I a great 9 And men were scorched

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ing to the seven angels, Gophemed the name of God, your ways, and pour out the which hath power over these vials of the wrath of God plagues : and they repented upon the earth.

not to give him glory. 2 And the first went, and 10 And the fifth angel pourpoured out his vial upon the ed out his vial upon the seat earth ; and there fell a noi- of the beast ; and his king. some and grievous sore upon dom was full of darkness; the men which had the mark and they gnawed their of the beast, and upon them tongues for pain, which worshipped his image. 11 And blasphemed the God

3 And the second angel of heaven because of their poured out his vial upon the pains and their sores, and sea ; and it became as the repented not of their deeds. blood of a dead man: and 12 And the sixth angel every living soul died in the poured out his vial upon the sea.

great river Euphrates ; and 4 And the third angel pour- the water thereof was dried ed out his vial upon the riv- up, that the way of the kings ers and fountains of waters; of the east might be preand they became blood. pared.

5 And I heard the angel of 13 And I saw three unclean the waters say, Thou art spirits like frogs come out of righteous, O Lord, which art, the mouth of the dragon, and and wast, and shalt be, be out of the mouth of the beast, cause thou hast judged thus. and out of the mouth of the

6 For they have shed the false prophet. blood of saints and prophets, 14 For they are the spirits and thou hast given them of devils, working miracles, blood to drink ; for they are which go forth unto the kings worthy.

of the earth and of the whole 7 And I heard another out world, to gather them to the of the altar say, Even so, Lord battle of that great day of God Almighty, true and God Almighty. righteous are thy judgments. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. 8 And the fourth angel Blessed is he that watcheth,

and keepeth his garments,

hand, sitteth upon the beast, 5 which lest he walk naked, and they

is great Babylon, the mother of all

abominations. 9' The interpretasee his shame.

tion of the seven heads, 12 and the 16 And he gathered them

ten horns. 16 The punishment of the whore, 14 The victory of the Lamb.

ND there came in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

the seven vials, and talked 17 And the seventh angel with me, saying unto me, poured out his vial into the Come hither; I will shew air; and there came a great unto thee the judgment of voice out of the temple of the great whore that sitteth heaven, from the throne, upon many waters; saying, It is done.

2 With whom the kings of 18 And there were voices, the earth have committed forand thunders, and lightnings; nication, and the inhabitants and there was a great earth of the earth have been made quake, such as was not since drunk with the wine of her men were upon the earth, so fornication. mighty an earthquake, and 3 So he carried me away in so great.

the spirit into the wilderness: 19 And the great city was and I saw a woman sit upon divided into three parts, and a scarlet coloured beast, full the cities of the nations fell: of names of blasphemy, havand great Babylon came in ing seven heads and ten remembrance before God, to horns. give unto her the cup of the 4 And the woman was arraywine of the fierceness of his ed in purple and scarlet colwrath.

our, and decked with gold and 20 And every island fled precious stones and pearls, away, and the mountains having a golden cup in her were not found.

hand full of abominations and 21 And there fell upon men filthiness of her fornication: a great hail out of heaven, 5 And upon her forehead every stone about the weight was a name written, MYSof a talent: and men blas- | TERY, BABYLON THE phemed God because of the GREAT, THE MOTHplague of the hail; for the ER OF HARLOTS AND plague thereof was exceeding ABOMINATIONS OF THE great.

EARTH.

6 And I saw the woman CHAPTER XVII. 3, 4 A woman arrayed in purple and drunken with the blood of scarlet, with a golden cup in her the saints, and with the blood

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