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in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them 7 that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,

and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, 8 and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names

are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the 9, 10 world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity

shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth ; and he had two horns 12 like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the

first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to 13 worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great

wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the 14 sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those

miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them

that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had 15 the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give 1 life unto the

image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that 16 as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he

caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, 2 to receive a mark 17 in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell,

save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the

beast : for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore

and six. 14 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an

hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their fore2 heads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as

the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their 3 harps: and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the

four beasts, and the elders : and no man could learn that song but the hundred 4 and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are

they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they

which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from 5 among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

And I saw another angel'fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and 7 kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give

glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made

heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that

great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her

fornication. 9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man

worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his 10 hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out

without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with

fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the 11 Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and

they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and who

soever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments 13 of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto

me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord 4 from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp

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him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap for the time is come 16 for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ' ripe. “And he that sat on the

cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having 18 a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, which had power

over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying,

Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; 19 for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth,

and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the 20 wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood

came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thou

sand and six hundred furlongs. 15

AND I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and

over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of 3 God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the

Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, just 4 and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,

and glorify thy name ? for thou only art holy; for all nations shall come and

worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. 5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the 6 testimony in heaven was opened and the seven angels came out of the temple,

having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their 7 breasts girded with golden girdles. And one of the four beasts gave unto the

seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever 8 and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and

from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven

plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. 16 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and

upon them which worshipped his image. 3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea ; and it became as the

blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. 4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of 5 water; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou

art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast 6 judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou 7 hast given them blood' to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another

out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy

judgments. 8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given 9 unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were S scorched with great heat,

and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and

they repented not to give him glory. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his 11 kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and

blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be 13 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, and out of the mouth of the 14 false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, whick go

forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the 15 battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed

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3 Or, burned.

is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see 16 his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew

tongue Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air ; and there came a

great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great

earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an 19 earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and

the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before 20 God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And 21 every island Aled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon

men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof

was exceeding great. 17 AND there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and

talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the 2 judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters; with whom the

kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth 3 have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away

in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured 4 beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the

woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and

precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations 5 and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written,

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF 62 HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I

saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the

martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee

the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation

of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven beads are seven moun10 tains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings : five are fallen,

and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must 11 continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the

eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no

kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for

he is Lord of lords, and King of kings : and they that are with him are

called, and chosen, and faithful. 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, 16 are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns

which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make 17 her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For

God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the

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after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily 2 with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become

the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every 3 unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath

of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with

1 Gr. gildcd.

2 Or, fornications.

her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according 7 to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much

she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give

her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see 8 no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning,

and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord

God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived de

liciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the 10 smoke of her burning, standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying,

Alas! alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy

judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man 12 buyeth their merchandise any more: the merchandise of gold, and silver, and

precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet,

and all ? thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels 13 of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and

odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and

wheat, and beasts, and sheep; and horses, and chariots, and s slaves, and souls 14 of men. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and

all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt 15 find them no more at all. The merchants of these things which were made

rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing 16 and saying, Alas! alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, 17 and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls ! for in one hour so great riches is come to nought.

And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many 18 as trade by sea, stood afar off, and cried when they saw the smoke of her burn19 ing, saying, What city is like unto this great city. And they cast dust on their

heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas / alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown 22 down, and shall be found no more at all. And the voice of harpers, and mu

sicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee;

and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; 29 and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; and the

light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries

were all nations deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were

slain upon the earth. 19

And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia! Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord 2 our God : for true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the

great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged 3 the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia! And 4 her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the

four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen, 5 Alleluia! And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye

his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of

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many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia! for the 7 Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour

to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself 8 ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean 9 and 'l white : for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith

unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of 10 the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God." And

I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse ; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make 12 war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and 13 he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed

with a vesture dipped in blood : and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed 15 in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that

with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron :

and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather your18 selves together unto the supper of the great God; that ye may eat the flesh of

kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles

before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the

beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a 21 lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the

sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth:

and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. 20 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottom

less pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that 2 old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him,

that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled : and after that he must be loosed a little season.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his

image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; 5 and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the

dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first 6 resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection :

on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of

Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his 8 prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of

the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of 9 whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth,

and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire 10 came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil

that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast

and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and 11 AND I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven Aed away; and there was found no place for them.

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