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Christ's message to

REVELATION, the angels of the churches. and hast kept my word, and hot, I will spue thee out of my hast not denied my name.

mouth. 9 Behold, I will make them of 17 Because thou sayest, I am the synagogue of Satan, which rich, and increased with goods, say they are Jews, and are not, and have need of nothing; and but do lie; behold, I will make knowest not that thou art thern to come and worship be- wretched, and miserable, and fore thy feet, and to know that poor, and blind, and naked: I have loved thee.

18 I counsel thee to buy of 10 Because thou hast kept me gold tried in the fire, that the word of my patience, I thou mayest be rich; and white also will keep thee from the raiment, that thou mayest be hour of temptation, which shall clothed, and that the shame of come upon all the world, to try thy nakedness do not appear; them that dwell upon the earth. and anoint thine eyes with

11 Behold, I come quickly: eyesalve, that thou mayest hold that fast which thou

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hast, that no man take thy 19 As many as I love, I re

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buke and chasten: be zealous 12 Him that overcometh will therefore, and repent. I make a pillar in the temple 20 Behold, I stand at the door, of my God, and he shall go no and knock: if any man hear more out: and I will write my voice, and open the door, I upon him the name of my will come in to him, and will God, and the name of the city sup with him, and he with me. of my God, which is new Je- 21 To him that overcometh rusalem, which cometh down will I grant to sit with me in out of heaven from my God: | my throne, even as I also overand I will write upon him my came, and am set down with new name.

my Father in his throne. 13 He that hath an ear, let 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

unto the churches. 14 And unto the angel of the

CHAPTER IV. church of the Laodiceans writo;

1 John seeth the throne of God in heaven. 4 The These things saith the Amen, four and twenty elders. 6 The four beasts the faithful and true witness,

full of eyes before and behind. 10 The elders

lay down their crowns, and worship him that the beginning of the creation sat on the throne. of God;

FTER this I looked, and, 15 I know thy works, that behold, a door was opened thou art neither cold nor hot: in heaven: and the first voice I would thou wert cold or hot. which I heard was as it were

16 So then because thou art of a trumpet talking with me; lukewarm, and neither cold nor which said, Come up hither,

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John's vision
CHAPTER V.

of God's throne. and I will shew thee things / glory and honour and thanks which must be hereafter. to him that sat on the throne,

2 And immediately I was who liveth for ever and ever, in the Spirit: and, behold, a 10 The four and twenty eldthrone was set in heaven, and ers fall down before him that one sat on the throne.

sat on the throne, and worship 3 And he that sat was to look him that liveth for ever and upon like a jasper and a sar- ever, and cast their crowns bedine stone: and there was a fore the throne, saying, rainbow round about the throne, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, in sight like unto'an emerald. to receive glory and honour

4 And round about the throne and power: for thou hast crewere four and twenty seats: ated all things, and for thy and upon the seats I saw four pleasure they are and were and twenty elders sitting, created. clothed in white raiment; and

CHAPTER V. they had on their heads crowns of gold.

only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to 5 And out of the throne pro

9 Therefore the elders praise him,

and confess that he redeemed them with his ceeded lightnings and thunder- blood. ings and voices: and there were ND I saw in the right seven lamps of fire burning be- hand of him that sat on fore the throne, which are the the throne a book written seven spirits of God.

within and on the back side, 6 And before the throne sealed with seven seals. there was a sea of glass like 2 And I saw a strong angel unto crystal: and in the midst proclaiming with a loud voice, of the throne, and round about Who is worthy to open the the throne, were four beasts full book, and to loose the seals of eyes before and behind. thereof?

a lion, and the second beast like nor in earth, neither under the a calf, and the third beast had earth, was able to open the a face as a man, and the fourth book, neither to look thereon. beast was like a flying eagle. 4 And I wept much, because

8 And the four beasts had no man was found worthy to each of them six wings about open and to read the book, him; and they were full of neither to look thereon. eyes within: and they rest not 5 And one of the elders saith day and night, saying, Holy, unto me, Weep not: behold, the holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Lion of the tribe of Judah, the which was, and is, and is to Root of David, hath prevailed comie.

to open the book, and to loose 9 And when those beasts give the seven seals thereof.

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The Lamb worshipped. REVELATION,

The opening of 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in is in heaven, and on the earth, the midst of the throne and and under the earth, and such of the four beasts, and in the as are in the sea, and all that inidst of the elders, stood a are in them, heard I saying, Lamb as it had been slain, Blessing, and honour, and glohaving seven horns and seven ry, and power, be unto him eyes, which are the seven spi- that sitteth upon the throne, rits of God sent forth into all and unto the Lamb for ever the earth.

and ever. 7 And he came and took the 14 And the four beasts said, book out of the right hand of Amen. And the four and twen. him that sat upon the throne. ty elders fell down and wor

8 And when he had taken the shipped him that liveth for book, the four beasts and four ever and ever. and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every

CHAPTER VI. one of them harps, and golden

1 The opening of the seals in order, and what vials full of odours, which are

followed thereupon : 12 a prophecy of the

great day of God's wrath. the prayers of saints.

ND I saw when the Lamb 9 And they sung a new song,

opened one of the seals, saying, Thou art worthy to and I heard, as it were the take the book, and to open the noise of thunder, one of the seals thereof: for thou wast four beasts saying, Come and slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every

2 And I saw, and behold a kindred, and tongue, and peo

white horse: and he that sat ple, and nation;

on him had a bow; and a 10 And hast made us unto

crown was given unto him: our God kings and priests: and and he went forth conquering, we shall reign on the earth.

and to conquer. 11 And I beheld, and I heard 3 And when he had opened the voice of many angels round the second seal, I heard the about the throne, and the second beast say, Come and beasts, and the elders: and the number of them was ten thou. 4 And there went out another sand times ten thousand, and horse that was red: and power thousands of thousands;

was given to him that sat 12 Saying with a loud voice, thereon to take peace from the Worthy is the Lamb that was earth, and that they should slain to receive power, and rich killone another: and there was es, and wisdom, and strength,

given unto him a great sword. and honour, and glory, and

5 And when he had opened blessing.

the third seal, I heard the third 13 And every creature which beast say, Come and see. And

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the seals in order, CHAPTER VII.

and what followed. I beheld, and lo a black horse; | had opened the sixth seal, and, and he that sat on him had a lo, there was a great earth. pair of balances in his hand. quake; and the sun became

6 And I heard a voice in the black as sackcloth of hair, and midst of the four beasts say, A the moon becaine as blood; measure of wheat for a penny, 13 And the stars of heaven and three measures of barley fell unto the earth, even as a for a penny; and see thou hurt fig tree casteth her untimely not the oil and the wine. figs, when she is shaken of a

7 And when he had opened mighty wind; the fourth seal, I heard the 14 And the heaven departed voice of the fourth beast say, as a scroll when it is rolled Come and see.

together; and every mountain 8 And I looked, and behold a and island were moved out of pale horse: and his name that their places. sat on him was Death, and 15 And the kings of the earth, hell followed with him. And and the great men, and the power was given unto them rich men, and the chief capover the fourth part of the tains, and the mighty men, earth, to kill with sword, and and every bond man, and every with hunger, and with death, free man, hid themselves in and with the beasts of the the dens and in the rocks of earth.

the mountains ; 9 And when he had opened 16 And said to the mountthe fifth seal, I saw under the ains and rocks, Fall on us, altar the souls of them that and hide us from the face of were slain for the word of God, him that sitteth on the throne, and for the testimony which and from the wrath of the they held:

Lamb: 10 And they cried with a 17 For the great day of his loud voice, saying, How long, wrath is come; and who shall O Lord, holy and true, dost be able to stand ? thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on

CHAPTER VII.

I An angel sealeth the servants of God in their the earth?

foreheads. 4 The number of them that were 11 And white robes were giv

sealed : of the tribes of Israel a certain num

ber. 9 Of all other nations an innumerable en unto every one of them; multitude, which stand before the throne, clad and it was said unto them, in white robes, and with palms in their hands.

14 Their robes were washed in the blood of that they should rest yet for a the Lamb, little season, until their fellow ND after these things I servants also and their bre- saw four angels standing thren, that should be killed as on the four corners of the earth, they were, should be fulfilled.

holding the four winds of the 12 And I beheld when he earth, that the wind should

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The number of them REVELATION,

that were sealed. not blow on the earth, nor on 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, the sea, nor on any tree. a great multitude, which no

2 And I saw another angel man could number, of all naascending from the east, hav. tions, and kindreds, and peo. ing the seal of the living God: ple, and tongues, stood before and he cried with a loud voice the throne, and before the to the four angels, to whom it Lamb,clothed with white robes, was given to hurt the earth and palms in their hands; and the sea,

10 And cried with a loud voice, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, saying, Salvation to our God neither the sea, nor the trees, which sitteth upon the throne, till we have sealed the serv. and unto the Lamb. ants of our God in their fore.

11 And all the angels stood heads.

round about the throne, and 4 And I heard the number of about the elders and the four them which were sealed: and beasts, and fell before the throne there were sealed a hundred on their faces, and worshipped and forty and four thousand God, of all the tribes of the children 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, of Israel.

and glory, and wisdom, and 5 Of the tribe of Judah were thanksgiving, and honour, and sealed twelve thousand. Of power, and might, be unto our the tribe of Reuben were seal. God for ever and ever. Amen. ed twelve thousand. Of the 13 And one of the elders an. tribe of Gad were sealed twelve swered, saying unto me, What thousand.

are these which are arrayed 6 Of the tribe of Aser were in white robes ? and whence sealed twelve thousand. Of

Of came they? the tribe of Nepthalim were 14 And I said unto him, Sir, sealed twelve thousand. Of thou knowest. And he said to the tribe of Manasseh were

me, These are they which came sealed twelve thousand.

out of great tribulation, and 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were have washed their robes, and sealed twelve thousand. Of made them white in the blood the tribe of Levi were sealed of the Lainb. twelve thousand. Of the tribe 15 Therefore are they before of Issachar were sealed twelve the throne of God, and serve thousand.

him day and night in his tem8 Of the tribe of Zebulun ple: and he that sitteth on the were sealed twelve thousand. throne shalldwellamong them. Of the tribe of Joseph were

16 They shall hunger noinore, sealed twelve thousand. Of

Of neither thirst any more ; nei. the tribe of Benjamin were ther shall the sun light on sealed twelve thousand. thein, nor any heat.

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