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the cloud 'one sitting, like a son of man*, having on his
had a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the templet, crying with
a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in thy
sickle, and reap: for the time is come [for thee) to reap; 16 for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” And he that sat on
the cloud applied his sickle to the earth ; and the earth 17 was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple 18 which was in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And
another angel came out from the altar, who had authority over the fire thereoft, and called with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, “ Put in thy sharp
sickle, and cut the clusters of the vine of the earth ; for 19 its || grapes are fully ripe.” And the angel applied his
sickle to the earth, and cut off the clusters of the vine of
the earth, and cast them into the great wine-press of the 20 wrath of God. And the wine-press was trodden, out of
the city; and blood came out of the wine-press up to the bridles of the horses, for the space of a thousand and six
hundred furlongs. Ch. xv. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and won
derful ; seven angels having the seven last scourges : for 2 by them the wrath of God was finished it. And I saw as
it were a laver of glass** mingled with fire; and those that had gotten the victory over the beast ft, and over his
image||II, and over the number of his name, standing by 3 the laver of glass**, having the harps of God. And they
sang the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the lamb, saying, Great and wonderful are thy works,
O Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, 4 O King of the nations 1. Who shall not fear (thee,] O
* the Son of man, N.
+ Or, heaven, MSS. power over fire, n. See Wakefield. rines of the carth; for their, X. q and cut the vines of the earth, and cast the clusters, x. t filled up, N. ** Or, Sea of chrystal, Wakefield. #1 Or, who were pure from, or uncorrupted by the beast, etc. Sec Schleusper II R. T. adds, and over his mark.
King of Saints, R. T. O King eternal, N. See Griesbach. "The MSS. varr.
Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy : for all the nations shall come and worship before thee ; for
thy righteous acts are made manifest.” 5 And after that I looked*, and the temple of the taber6 nacle of the testimony in heaven was opened : and the
seven angels, who had the seven scourges, came out [of
the temple,] clothed in pure white linen, and girded 7 about their breasts with golden girdles. And one of the
four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden
phialst full of the wrath of God who liveth for ever and 8 evert. And the temple was filled with smoke from the
glory of God, and from his power; and none was able to
enter into the temple, till the seven scourges of the seven CH. angels were finished. And I heard a loud voice out of
the temple, saying to the seven angels, “ Go, and pour out the seven phials of the wrath of God upon the earth.”
And the first went, and poured out his phial upon the earth; and a bad and noisome ulcer fell upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and upon those that wor
shipped his image. 3 And the second [angel) poured out his phial upon the
sea ; and it became blood like that of a dead man: and
every (living) creature died in the sea. 4' And the third angel poured out his phial upon the
rivers and springs of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying; “ Thou art
righteous 1, that art, and wast, and that art holy tt, be6 cause thou hast thus executed judgement : for they have
* I looked, and behold, R. T.
+ bowls, N. Orccdas.-In every instance where this word occurs, the Primate translates it bowls.
1 Gr. ages of ages. || R. T. has angel, where it is wanting in the improved text, and is supplied by the Primate, ver. 4, 8, 10, 12, 17.
Thon art righteous, O Lord, R. T. # Or, thou Holy One, N. m. Beza, in one MS. found o croMenog, toko sha!" which the public version follows.
shed the blood of saints and of prophets, and thou hast
given them blood to drink : of which they are worthy *." 7 And I heard a voice out of the altar t, saying, “ Yea, Lord
God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements.” 8 And the fourth angel poured out his phial upon the
sun; and it was given him to burn f mankind with fire. 9 And mankind were burned || with great heat ; and yet men blasphemed the name of God, that had power over these scourges ; and repented not 80 as to give him
glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his phial upon the
throne of the beast : and his kingdom became darkened: 11 and men gnawed their tongues for pain ; and blasphemed
the God of heaven, because of their pains and their ulcers;
and yet repented not of their deeds. 12 And the sixth angel poured out his phial upon the great
river Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the 13 way of the kings from the east might be prepared. And
I saw three unclean spirits, like frogs, come out of the
mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, 14 and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they
are spirits of demons, working miracles **, (which go forth] to the kings of the whole world it, to gather them
to the battle of that great day of the Almighty God. 15 (“ Behold, I come as a thief. Happy is he that watcheth,
and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and ex16 pose this shame.") And the spirits gathered the kings ..
together into a place, called in the Hebrew tongue Ar
mageddon ||1|: that is, the mountain of Megiddo. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his phial into the
• for they are worthy. R. T.
+ I heard another out of the altar, R, T to blast men, N. See Wakefield.
| men were blasted, N. 1 the spirits, N.
** Or, making signals, etc. # the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, R. T. #1 Wakefield. men see, N.
99 See Symonds 11. 31" That is, the mountain of Megiddo; a city famous for slaughter, Judg. v. 19, 2 Kings ix. 27; for the defeat of King Josiab, 2 Kings xxiii. 29; and for great mouining, Zech. xii, 11." Newcome:
air; and a loud voice came from the temple (of heaven), 18 even from the throne, saying, “ It is accomplished.” And
there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as had not been since
men were upon the earth, so great and mighty an earth19 quake. And the great city was divided into three parts,
and the cities of the nations fell: and the great Babylon
was remenbered before God, so that he gave her the cup 20 of the wine of the fierceness of his anger. And every 21 island fled away ; and the mountains were not found. And
there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone as it were the weight of a talent : and men blasphemed God because of the scourge of the hail ; for the scourge
of it was very great. Ch. xvII. Then one of the seven angels, that had the seven
phials, came and talked to me, saying *, “Come hither,
I will shew thee the judgement of the great harlot, who 2 sitteth upon the many waters ; with whom the kings of
the earth have committed fornication ; and with the wine
of whose fornication the inhabitants of the earth have 3 been made drunk.” So he carried me away in the spirit
into a desert f: and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet
beast, which was full of names of blasphemy, and had 4 seven heads, and ten horns. And the woman was clothed
in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and had in her hand a golden
cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her for5 nication; and upon her forehead a name written, MYSTE
RY, THE GREAT BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS 6 AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw
the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses to Jesus : and when I saw her, I wondered with great wonder. And the angel said unto me, “ Why didst thou wonder ? I will tell thee the my
* saying to me, R. T.
† the desert, N.
stery of the woman, and of the beast which carrieth her, 8 which hath the seven heads, and the ten horns. The
beast which thou sawest, was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the deep*, and to go into destruction : and those who dwell on the earth (whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the
world) will wonder when they behold the beast, which 9 was, and is not, and will appear againt. Here is the
mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven 10 mountains, on which the woman sitteth ; and they are
seven kings : five are fallen, [and] one is, and the other is
not yet come; and when he doth come, he must con11 tinue a short time. And the beast, which was, and is
not, even he is the eighth, and is as one of the seven I, 12 and will go to destruction. And the ten horns, which
thou sawest, are ten kings that have not yet received a
kingdom; but will receive authority), as kings, at the same 13 time with the beast. These will have one mind, and will 14 give their authority || and strength to the beast. These
will make war with the lamb, and the lamb will overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings;
and those that are with him are called, elect, and faith15 ful.” Then the angel saith unto me, “The waters which
thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are people, and 16 multitudes, and nations, and languages. And the ten
horns which thou sawest, and the beasil, will hate the
harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will 17 eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put
in their hearts to do his will, and to agree, and give their
kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be sul18 filled. And the woman whom thou sawest, is that great
city which hath dominion over the kings of the earth.” CH. XVIII. And after these things, I saw another angel coming