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A beast cometh

Chap. xiii.

out of the earth. the word of their testimony; and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; they loved not their lives unto and the dragon gave him his powthe death.

ler, and his seat, and great autho12 Therefore, rejoice, ye hea-Irity. vens, and ye that dwell in them. 3 And I saw one of his heads Woe to the inhabiters of the as it were wounded to death; earth, and of the sea! for the de-and his deadly wound was healvil is come down unto you, hav-ed : and all the world wondered ing great wrath, because heknow-after the beast. eth that he hath but a short time. 4 And they worshipped the

13 And when the dragon saw dragon which gave power unto that he was cast unto the earth, the beast; and they worshipped he persecuted the woman which the beast, saying, Who is like brought forth the man-child. Junto the beast? who is able to

14 And to the woman were gi-make war with him? ven two wings of a great eagle, 5 And there was given unto that she might fly into the wilder-him a mouth speaking great ness, into her place; where she things, and blasphemies; and is nourished fora time, and times, power was given unto him to conand half a time, from the face of tinue forty and two months. the serpent.

6 And he opened his mouth 15 And the serpent cast out of in blasphemy against God, to, his mouth, water as a flood, after blaspheme his name, and his tathe woman, that he might cause bernacle, and them that dwell in her to be carried away of the heaven. Hood.

7 And it was given unto him ·16 And the earth helped the to make war with the saints, and woman, and the earth opened to overcome them: and power her mouth, and swallowed up the was given him over all kindreds, flood which the dragon cast out and tongues, and nations. of his mouth.

8 And all that dwell upon the 17 And the dragon was wroth earth shall worship him, whose with the woman, and went to namesare not written in the book make war with the remnant of of life of the Lamb slain from the her seed, which keep the com-foundation of the world. mandments of God, and have the 9. If any man have an ear, let. testimony of Jesus Christ. him hear. CHAP. XIII.

10 He that leadeth into captiThe beast with seven beads. vity, shail go into captivity ; he ND I stood upon the sand of that killeth with the sword, must

a up out of the sea, having seven is the patience and the faith of heads and ten horns, and upon the saints. his horns ten crowns, and upon 11 And I beheld another beast his heads the name of blasphe-coming up out of the earth; and my.

he had two horns like a lamb, 2 And the beast which I saw and he spake as a dragon. was like unto a leopard, and his 12 And he exerciseth all the feet were as the feet of a bear, and power of the first beast before

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An angel preacherh. Revelation, Babylon is fallen. him, and causeth the earth and waters, and as the voice of a great them which dwell therein, to wor-thunder : and I heard the voice ship the first beast, whose deadly of harpers harping with their wound was healed.

harps : 13 And he doeth great won- 3 And they sung as it were a ders, so that he maketh fire come new song before the throne, and down from heaven on the earth, before the four beasts, and the in the sight of men,

jelders : and no man could learn 14 And deceiveth them that that song, but the hundred and dwell on the earth, by the means forty and four thousand, which of those miracles which he had vere redeemed from the earth. power to do in the sight of the 4. These are they which were beast ; saying to them that dwell not defiled with women; for they on the earth, that they should are virgins. These are they make an image to the beast which which follow the Lamb whitherhad the wound by a sword, and soever he goeth.

These were did live.

redeemed from among men, be15 And he had power to give ing the first fruits unto God, and life unto the image of the beast, to the Lamb. that the image of the beast should 5 And in their mouth was both speak, and cause that as found no guile: for they are withmany as would not worship the out fault before the throne of God. image of the beast, should be 6 And I saw another angel fly killed.

in the midst of heaven, having 16 And he caused all, both the everlasting gospel to preach small and great, rich and poor, unto them that dwell on the free and bond, to receive a mark earth, and to every nation, and in their right hand, or in their kindred, and tongue, and people, foreheads :

7 Saying with a loud voice, 17 And that no man might buy Fear God, and give glory to him; or sell, save he that had the mark, for the hour of his judgment is or the name of the beast, or the come; and worship him that number of his name.

made heaven, and earth, and the 18 Here is wisdom. Let him sea, and the fountains of waters. that hath understanding count & And there followed another the number of the beast: for it is angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, the number of a man; and his is fallen, that great city, because number is six hundredthreescore she made all nations drink of the and six.

wine of the wrath of her forni. CHAP. XIV.

cation. An angel preacheth the gospel. 9 And the third angel followed ND I looked, and, lo, a them, saying, with a loud voice,

Lamb stood on the mount If any man worship the beast and Sion, and with him an hundred bis image, and receive his mark forty and four thousand, having in his forehead, or in his hand, his Father's name written in their 10 The same shall drink of the foreheads.

wine of the wrath of God, which 2 And I heard a voice from is poured out without mixture heaven, as the voice of many into the cup of his indignation ;

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The wine-press of God. Chap. xv. The saints' song of victory. and he shall be tormented with 19 And the angel thrust in his fire and brimstone in the pre-sickle into the earth, and gathersence of the holy angels, and ined the vine of the earth, and cast the presence of the Lamb: it into the great wine-press of the

11 And the smoke of their tor-wrath of God. ment ascendeth up for ever and 20 And the wine-press was ever; and they have no rest day trodden without the city, and nor night, who worship the beast blood came out of the wine-preşs and his image, and whosoever re-even unto the horse-bridles, by ceiveth the mark of his name. the space of a thousand and six

12 Here is the patience of the hundred furlongs. saints : here are they that keep

CHAP. XV. the commandments of God, and The song of Moses and the Lamb.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven, great and marvellous, heaven, saying unto me, Write, seven angels having the seven last Blessed are the dead which die in plagues; for in them is filled up the Lord, from henceforth : Yea, the wrath of God. saith the Spirit, that they may 2 And I saw as it were a sea of rest from their labours; and their glass mingled with fire; and them works do follow them.

that had gotten the victory over 14 And I looked, and behold, the beast, and over his image, and a white cloud, and upon the cloudover his mark, and over the numone sat like unto the Son of man, ber of his name, stand on the sea having on his head a golden of glass, having the harps of God, crown, and in his hand a sharp! 3 And they sing the song of sickle.

Moses the servant of God, and 15 And another angel came out the song of the Lamb, saying, of the temple, crying with a loud Great and marvellous are thy voice to him that sat on the cloud, works, Lord God Almighty; just Thrust in thy sickle, and reap and true are thy ways, thou King for the time is come for thee to of saints! reap; for the harvest of the earth! 4 Who shall not fear thee, O is ripe.

Lord, and glorify thy name? for 16 And he that sat on the cloud thou only art holy: for all nations thrust in his sickle on the earth; shall come and worship before and the earth was reaped. thee; for thy judgments are made

17 And another angel came manifest. out of the temple which is in hea- 5 And after that I looked, and yen, he also having a sharp sickle.behold, the temple of the taber

18 Andanother angel came out nacle of the testimony in heaven from the altar, which had power was opened: over fire; and cried with a loud 6 And the seven angels came cry to him that had the sharp sic-out of the temple, having the kle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp seven plagues, clothed in pure sickle, and gather the clusters of land white linen, and having their the vine of the earth; for her breasts girded with golden girdles. grapes are fully ripe.

7 And one of the four beasts

The seven vials emptied. Revelation. Christ cometh as a thief. gave unto the seven angels seven 9 And men were scorched with golden vials full of the wrath of great heat, and blasphemed the God, who liveth foreverand ever. name of God, which hath power

8 And the temple was filled over these plagues: and they rewith smoke from the glory of pented not, to give him glory. God, and from his power; and 10 And the fifth angel poured no man was able to enter into the out his vial upon the seat of the temple, till the seven plagues of beast; and his kingdom was full of the seven angels were fulfilled. darkness; and they gnawed

CHAP. XVI. their tongues for pain, The angels pour out their vials. 11 And blasphemed the God

of the temple, saying to the and their sores, and repented not seven angels, Go your ways, and of their deeds. pour out the vials of the wrath of 12 And the sixth angel poured God upon the earth.

out his vial upon the great river 2 And the first went, and pour. Euphrates; and the water thereed out his vial upon the earth ; of was dried up, that the way of and there fell a noisome and the kings of the east might be grievous sore upon the men prepared. which had the mark of the beast, 13 And I saw three unclean and upon them which worshipped spirits like frogs, come out of the his image.

mouth of the dragon, and out of 3 And the second angel poured the mouth of the beast, and out out his vial upon the sea ; and it of the mouth of the false prophet. became as the blood of a dead. 14 For they are the spirits of man: and every living soul died devils, working miracles, which in the sea.

go forth unto the kings of the 4 And the third angel poured earth, and of the whole world, to out his vial upon the rivers and gather them to the battle of that fountains of waters; and they be-great day of God Almighty. came blood.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. 5 And I heard the angel of the Blessed is he that watcheth, and waters say, Thou art righteous, keepeth his garments, lest he O Lord, which art, and wast, walk naked, and they see his and shalt be, because thou hasi shame. judged thus:

16 And he gathered them to6 For they have shed the blood gether into a place, called in the of saints and prophets, and thou Hebrew tongue, Armageddon. hast given them blood to drink ; 17 And the seventh angel pourfor they are worthy.

Jed out his vial into the air; and 7 And I heard another out of there came a great voice out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God he temple of heaven, from the Almighty, true and righteous artibrone, saying, It is done. thy judgments.

18 And there were voices, and 8 And the fourth angel poured hunders, and lightnings; and out his viał upon the sun; and ihere was a great earthquake, power: was given unto him to such as was not since men were scorchi men with fire.

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The interpretation. Chap. xvii. The victory of the Lamb. earthquake, and so great.

THE MOTHER OF HAR19 And the great city was di-LOTS, AND ABOMINAvided into three parts, and the TIONS OF THE EARTH. cities of the nations fell : and 6 And I saw the woman drunk. great Babylon came in remem-jen with the blood of the saints, brance before God, to give unto and with the blood of the marher the cup of the wine of the tyrs of Jesus: and when I saw fierceness of his wrath.

her, I wondered with great ad20 And every island fled away, miration. and the mountains were not 7 And the angel said unto me, found.

Wherefore didst thou marvel? I 21 And there fell upon men a will tell thee the mystery of the great hail out of heaven, every woman, and of the beast that carstone about the weight of a talent; rieth her, which hath the seven and men blasphemed God be- heads and ten horns. cause of the plague of the hail; 8 The beast that thou sawest, for the plaguethereof was exceed-was, and is not; and shall ascená ing great.

out of the bottomless pit, and go CHAP. XVII. into perdition: and they that The interpretation of the seven dwell on the earth shall wonder, beads.

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ND there came one of the the book of life from the founda

seven angels, which had the tion of the world,) when they beseven vials, and talked with me, hold the beast that was, and is saying unto me, Come hither; I not, and yet is. will shew unto thee the judgment 9 And here is the mind which of the great whore, that sitteth hath wisdom. The seven heads upon many waters :

are seven mountains, on which 2 With whom the kings of the the woman sitteth. earth have committed fornica- 10 And there are seven kings : tion, and the inhabitants of the five are fallen, and one is, and the earth have been made drunk with other is not yet come ; and when the wine of her fornication. he cometh, he must continue a

3 So he carried me away in short space. the spirit into the wilderness; 11 And the beast that was, and and I saw a woman sit upon a is not, even he is the eighth, and scarlet-coloured beast, full of is of the seven, and goeth into names of blasphemy, having perdition. seven heads, and ten horns. 12 And the ten horns which

4 And the woman was arrayed thou sawest are ten kings; which in purple and scarlet-colour, and have received no kingdom as yet; decked with gold, and precious but receive power as kings one stones, and pearls, havinga golden hour with the beast. cup in her hand, full of abomina- 13 These have one mind, and tions and filthiness of her fornica-shallgive their powerand strength tion:

unto the beast. 5 And upon her forehead was 14 These shall make war with a name written, MYSTERY, the Lamb, and the Lamb shall BABYLON THE GREAT, overcome them : for he is Lord

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