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and punishment. those things they corrupt them- | speaketh great swelling words, selves.
having men's persons in admi. 11 Woe unto them! for they ration because of advantage. have
gone in the way of Cain, 17 But, beloved, remember ye and ran greedily after the er- the words which were spoken ror of Balaam for reward, and before of the apostles of our perished in the gainsaying of Lord Jesus Christ; Korah,
18 How that they told you 12 These are spots in your there should be mockers in feasts of charity, when they the last time, who should feast with you, feeding them walk after their own ungodly selves without fear: clouds lusts. they are without water, carried 19 These be they who sepaabout of winds; trees whose rate themselves, sensual, hav. fruit withereth, without fruit, ing not the Spirit. twice dead, plucked up by the 20 But ye, beloved, building roots;
up yourselves on your most 13 Raging waves of the sea, holy faith, praying in the Holy foaming out their own shame; Ghost, wandering stars, to whom is 21 Keep yourselves in the reserved the blackness of dark- love of God, looking for the ness for ever.
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ 14 And Enoch also, the se- unto eternal life. venth from Adam, prophesied
22 And of some have compas. of these, saying, Behold, the sion, making a difference: Lord cometh with ten thou- 23 And others save with fear, sands of his saints,
pulling them out of the fire; 15 To execute judgment up. hating even the garment spoton all, and to convince all that | ted by the flesh. are ungodly among them of all 24 Now unto him that is able their ungodly deeds which they to keep you from falling, and have ungodly committed, and to present you of all their hard speeches which the presence of his glory with ungodly sinners have spoken exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our 16 These are murmurers, com- Saviour, be glory and majesty, plainers, walking after their dominion and power, both now own lusts; and their mouth and ever. Amen.
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE.
and priests unto God and his 1 Introduction. 4 John writeth his revelation Father; to him be glory and to the seven churches of Asia, signified by dominion for ever and ever. the seven golden candlesticks. 7 T'he coming of Christ. 14 His glorious power and majesty. Amen. THE Revelation of Jesus 7 Behold, he cometh with
Christ, which God gave clouds; and every eye shall unto him, to shew unto his see him, and they also which servants things which must pierced him: and all kindreds shortly come to pass; and he of the earth shall wail because sent and signified it by his of him. Even so, Amen. angel unto his servant John: 8 I am Alpha and Omega,
2 Who bare record of the the beginning and the ending, word of God, and of the tes- saith the Lord, which is, and timony of Jesus Christ, and of which was, and which is to all things that he saw.
come, the Almighty. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, 9 I John, who also am you and they that hear the words brother, and companion in triof this prophecy, and keep bulation, and in the kingdom those things which are writ- and patience of Jesus Christ, ten therein: for the time is at was in the isle that is called hand.
Patmos, for the word of God, 4 OHN to the seven and for the testimony of Jesus
churches which Christ. in Asia: Grace be unto you, 10 I was in the Spirit on the and peace, from him which is, Lord's day, and heard behind and which was, and which is me a great voice, as of a trumto come; and from the seven pet, spirits which are before his 11 Saying, I am Alpha and throne;
Omega, the first and the last: 5 And from Jesus Christ, and, What thou seest, write in who is the faithful witness, a book, and send it unto the and the firstbegotten of the seven churches which are in dead, and the prince of the Asia ; unto Ephesus, and unto kings of the earth. Unto him Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, that loved us, and washed us and unto Thyatira, and unto from our sins in his own blood, Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, 6 And hath made us kings and unto Laodicea.
J churches which
Of the Son of man. CHAPTER II. His message to the churches.
12 And I turned to see the dlesticks which thou sawest voice that spake with me. And are the seven churches. being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
What is commanded to be written to the angers, 13 And in the midst of the
that is, the ministers of the churches of 1 seven candlesticks one like unto Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Pergamos
, 18 Thya
tira: and what is commended, or found wantthe Son of man, clothed with a
ing in them, garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a gold. church of Ephesus write; en girdle.
These things saith he that 14 His head and his hairs holdeth the seven stars in his were white like wool, as white right hand, who walketh in as snow; and his eyes were as the midst of the seven golden a flame of fire;
candlesticks; 15 And his feet like unto fine 2 I know thy works, and thy brass, as if they burned in a labour, and thy patience, and furnace; and his voice as the how thou canst not bear them sound of many waters.
which are evil: and thou hast 16 And he had in his right tried them which say they are hand seven stars: and out of apostles, and are not, and hast his mouth went a sharp two found them liars :
3 nance was as the sun shineth patience, and for my name's in his strength.
sake hast laboured, and hast 17 And when I saw him, I not fainted. fell at his feet as dead. And 4 Nevertheless I have somehe laid his right hand upon what against thee, because me, saying unto me, Fear not; thou hast left thy first love. I am the first and the last: 5 Remember therefore from
18 I am he that liveth, and whence thou art fallen, and was dead; and, behold, I am repent, and do the first works; alive for evermore, Amen; and or else I will come unto thee have the keys of hell and of quickly, and will remove thy death.
candlestick out of his place, 19 Write the things which except thou repent. thou hast seen, and the things 6 But this thou hast, that which are, and the things thou hatest the deeds of the which shall be hereafter ; Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
20 The mystery of the seven 7 He that hath an ear, let stars which thou sawest in my him hear what the Spirit saith right hand, and the seven gold unto the churches; To him that en candlesticks. The seven overcometh will I give to eat of stars are the angels of the seven the tree of life, which is in the churches: and the seven can- midst of the paradise of God.
What John was
REVELATION, commanded to write 8 And unto the angel of the idols, and to commit fornicachurch in Smyrna write; These tion. things saith the first and the last, 15 So hast thou also them which was dead, and is alive; that hold the doctrine of the
9 I know thy works, and tri. Nicolaitans, which thing ] bulation, and poverty, but thou hate. art rich; and I know the blas- 16 Repent; or else I will phemy of them which say they come unto thee quickly, and are Jews, and are not, but are will fight against them with the synagogue of Satan. the sword of my mouth.
10 Fear none of those things 17 He that hath an ear, let which thou shalt suffer: be- him hear what the Spirit hold, the devil shall cast some saith unto the churches ; To of you into prison, that ye may him that overcometh will I be tried; and ye shall have give to eat of the hidden man. tribulation ten days: be thou na, and will give him a white faithful unto death, and I will stone, and in the stone a new give thee a crown of life. name written, which no man 11 He that hath an ear, let knoweth saving he that rehim hear what the Spirit saith ceiveth it. unto the churches; He that 18 And unto the angel of overcometh shall not be hurt the church in Thyatira write; of the second death.
These things saith the Son of 12 And to the angel of the God, who hath his eyes like church in Pergamos write ; unto a flame of fire, and his These things saith he which feet are like fine brass; hath the sharp sword with two 19 I know thy works, and chaedges;
rity, and service, and faith, and 13 I know thy works, and thy patience, and thy works; where thoud wellest, even where and the last to be more than the Satan's seat is: and thou hold. | first. est fast my name, and hast not 20 Notwithstanding I have denied my faith, even in those a few things against thee, bedays wherein Antipas was my cause thou sufferest that wo. faithful martyr, who was slain man Jezebel, which calleth among you, where Satan dwell. herself a prophetess, to teach eth.
and to seduce my servants to 14 But I have a few things commit fornication, and to eat against thee, because thou hast things sacrificed unto idols. there them that hold the doc- 21 And I gave her space to trine of Balaam, who taught repent of her fornication; and Balak to cast a stumblingblock she repented not. before the children of Israel, 22 Behold, I will cast her to eat things sacrificed unto I into a bed, and them that
to the angels of
CHAPTER III. the seven churches. commit adultery with her into and the seven stars; I know great tribulation, except they thy works, that thou hast a repent of their deeds.
name that thou livest, and art. 23 And I will kill her child. dead. ren with death; and all the 2 Be watchful, and strengthchurches shall know that I am en the things which reinain, he which searcheth the reins that are ready to die: for I have and hearts: and I will give not found thy works perfect beunto every one of accord. fore God. ing to your works.
3 Remember therefore how 24 But unto you I say, and thou hast received and heard, unto the rest in Thyatira, as and hold fast, and repent. If many as have not this doc- therefore thou shalt not watch, trine, and which have not I will come on thee as a thief, known the depths of Satan, and thou shalt not know what as they speak; I will put up-hour I will come upon thee. on you none other burden.
4. Thou hast a few names 25 But that which ye have even in Sardis which have already, hold fast till I come.
not defiled their garments; 26 And he that overcometh, and they shall walk with me and keepeth my works unto | in white: for they are worthe end, to him will I give thy. power over the nations:
5 He that overcometh, the 27 And he shall rule them same shall be clothed in white with a rod of iron; as the ves- raiment; and I will not blot out sels of a potter shall they be his name out of the book of broken to shivers: even as I life, but I will confess his name received of my Father. before my Father, and before
28 And I will give him the his angels. morning star.
6 He that hath an ear, let 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. unto the churches.
7 And to the angel of the
church in Philadelphia write; CHAPTER III. 1 The angel of the church of Sardiene de procedure holy, he that is true, he that
These things saith he that is not repent. 7. The angel of the church of hath the key of David, he that Philadelphia 10 is approved for his diligence and patience
. 14 The angel of Laodicea is openeth, and no man shutteth; rebuked, for being neither hot nor cold, 19 and
and shutteth, and no man admonished to be more zealous, 20 Christ standeth at the door and knocketh,
openeth; ND unto the angel of the 8 I know thy works: behold,
church in Sardis write; I have set before thee an open These things saith he that door, and no man can shut it: hath the seven spirits of God, I for thou hast a little strength,