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Sardis reproved. Chap. iii. . Philadelphia commended. give unto every one of you ac

2 Be watchful, and strengthcording to your works. en the things which remain,

24 But unto you I say, and that are ready to die; for I unto the rest of Thyatira, (as have not found thy works permany as have not this doc- fect before God. trine, and which have not 3 Remember, therefore, how known the depths of Satan, as

thou hast received and heard, they speak,) I will put upon and hold fast, and repent. If, you none other burden; therefore, thou shalt not watch,

25 But that which ye have I will come on thee as a thief, already hold fast till I come. and thou shalt not know what

26 Ånd he that overcometh, hour I will come upon thee. and keepeth my works unto 4 Thou hast a few names the end, to him, will. I give even in Sardis, which have power over the nations,

not defiled their garments ; 27 And he shall rule them and they shall walk with me with a rod of iron; as the ves in white; for they are worthy. sels of a potter shall they be 5 He that overcometh, the broken to shivers, even as I same shall be clothed in white received of my Father. raiment; and I will not blot

28 And I will give him the out his name out of the book of morning star.h

life, but I will confess his 29 He that hath an ear, let name before my Father, and him hear what the Spirit saith before his angels. unto the churches.

6 He that hath an ear, let CHAP. III.

him hear what the Spirit saith 1 The angel of the church of unto the churches.

Surdis is reproved. 7 Phi. vn And to the angel of the ladelphia approved. 15 La- church in Philadelphia write ; odicea rebuked. 20 Christ These things saith he that is standeth at the door and holy, he that is true, he that knocketh.

hath the key of David, he that AND unto the angel of the openeth, and no man shutteth ; church in Sardis write; These and shutteth, and no man openthings saith he that hath the eth; seven Spirits of God, and the 8 I know thy works; be

stars ; I know thy hold, I have set before thee works, that thou hast a name an open door, and no man can that thou livest, and art dead. shut it; for thou hast a little b Morning star, &c. I will

give word, and hast not denied my

strength, and hast kept my to him, who approves himself faithful to me, such lustre and glory, that he shall shine in my presence like

9 Behold I will make them the morning star. Doddridges of the synagogue of Satan,

seven

name.

Laodicea rebuked. Revelation. Christ's promise. which say they are Jews, and 17 Because thou sayest,

I are not, but do lie; behold, I am rich, and increased with will make them to come and goods, and have need of nothworship before thy feet, and ing; and knowest not that to know that I have loved thou art wretched, and miserthee.

able, and poor, and blind, and 10 Because thou hast kept naked ; the word of my patience, I al 18 I counsel thee to buy of so will keep thee from the me gold tried in the fire, that hour of temptation, whichshall thou mayest be rich; and come upon all the world, to try white raiment, that thou maythem that dwell

upon the earth. est be clothed, and that the 11 Behold, I come quick- shame of thy nakedness do not ly; hold that fast which thon appear; and anoint thine hast, that no man take thy eyes with eye-salve, that thou crown.

mayest see. 12 Him that overcometh 19 As many as I love I re. will I make a pillar in the buke and chasten; be zealous, temple of my God, and he shall therefore, and repeat. go no more out; and I will 20 Behold, I stand at the write upon him the name of my door and knock; if any man God, and the name of the city hear my voice, and open the of my God, which is new Jeru- door, I will come in to him, salem, which cometh down out and will sup with him, and he of heaven from my God; and with me. I will write

upon
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21 To him that overcometh name.

will I grant to sit with me in 13 He that hath an ear, let my throne, even

as I also him hear what the Spirit saith overcame, and am set down unto the churches.

with my Father in his throne. 14 And unto the angel of 22 He that hath an ear, let the church of the Laodiceans him hear what the Spirit saith write; These things saith the unto the churches. Amen, the faithful and true

CHAP. IV. Witness, the beginning of the 1 John seeth the throne of God creation of God;

in heaven. 4 The four and 15 I know thy works, that twenty elders. 6 The four thou art neither cold nor hot; beasts

full of eyes before and I would that thou wert cold behind. 10 The elders lay

down their crowns, and wor« 16 So then, because thou ship him that sat on the art lukewarm, and neither throne. cold nor hot, I will spue thee AFTER this I looked, and, out of my mouth.

behold a door was opened in

or hot.

John's vision of Chap. iv.

God's throne. heaven za and the first voice 8 And the four beasts had which I heard was as it were each of them six wings about of a trumpet talking with me: him; and they were full of which said, Come up hither, eyes within ; and they rest not and I will shew thee things day and night, saying, Holy, which must be hereafter. holy, holy, Lord God Almigh

2 And immediately I was 'ty, whieh was, and is, and is in the Spirit; and, behold, a

to come. throne was set in heaven, and 9 And when those beasts one sat on the throne.

give glory, and honour, and 3 And he that sat was to thanks, to him that sat on the look upon like a jasper and a throne, who liveth forever and sardine stone; and there was ever, a rainbow round about the 16 The four and twenty throne, in sight like unto an elders fall down before him, emerald.

that sat on the throne, and 4 And round about the worship him that liveth for throne, were four and twenty ever and ever, and cast their seats ; and upon the seats I crowns before the throne, saysaw four and twenty elders ing, sitting, clothed in white rai 11 Thou art worthy, O ment; and they had on their Lord, to receive glory, and heads crowns of gold. honour, and power; for thou

5 And out of the throne hast created all things, and proceeded lightnings, & thun- for thy pleasure they are and derings, and voices; and there were created. were seven lamps of fire burn

CHAP. V. ing before the throne, which 1 The book sealed with seven are the seven Spirits of God. seals, 9 which only the Lamb

6 And before the throne which was slain is worthy there was a sea of glass, like to open ; 12 Therefore the unto crystal; and in the midst elders praise him, and conof the throne, and round about fess that he redeemed them the throne, were four beasts with his blood. full of eyes before and behind. AND I saw in the right

ng And the first beast was hand of him that sat on the like a lion, and the second throne a book, written within beast like a calf, and the third and on the back side, sealed beast had a face as a man, with seven seals. and the fourth beast was like 2 And I saw a strong angel a flying eagle.

proclaiming with a loud voice, a A door was opened in beaven. The

Who is worthy to open the language is here too figurative and

book, and to loose the seals prophetic to warrant explanation. thereof?

The book with

Revelation. the seven seals, gie. 3 And no man in heaven, and we shall reign on the mor in earth, neither under earth. the earth was able to open 11. And I beheld, and I the book, neither to look heard the voice of many angels thereon.

round about the throne, and 4 And I wept much, be- the beasts, and the elders; and cause no man was found wor the number of them was ten thy to open and to read the thousand times ten thousand, book, neither to look thereon. and thousands of thousands ;

5 And one of the elders 12 Saying with a loud voice, saith unto me, Weep not ; be Worthy is the Lamb that was hold, the Lion of the tribe of slain to receive power, and Juda, the Root of David, hath riches, and wisdom, and prevailed to open the book, strength, and honour, and gloand to loose the seven seals ry, and blessing thereof.

13 And

every creature 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the which is in heaven, and on the midst of the throne, and of the earth and under the earth, and four beasts, and in the midst such as are in the sea, and all of the elders, stood a Lamb, as that are in them, heard I say. it had been slain, having seven ing, Blessing, and honour and horns, and seven eyes, which glory, and power, be unto him are the seven Spirits of God that sitteth upon the throne, sent forth into all the earth. and unto the Lamb, for ever 7 And he came and took

and ever. the book out of the right hand 14 And the four beasts said, of him that sat upon the throne. Amen. And the four and

8 And when he had taken twenty elders fell down and the book, the four beasts and worshipped him that liveth four and twenty Elders fell for ever and ever. down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and

CHAP. VI. golden vials full of odours, The opening of the seals in which are the prayers of saints. order, and what followed

9 And they sung a new song, thereupon; containing saying, Thou art worthy to prophecy to the end of the take the book, and to open the world. seals thereof; for thou wast AND I saw when the Lamb slain, and hast redeemed us to opened one of the seals ; and God by thy blood, out of every I heard, as it were the noise kindred, and tongue, and peo of thunder, one of the four ple, and nation;

beasts saying, Come and see. 10 And hast made us unto 2 And I saw, and, behold, our God kings and priests; a white horse: and he that

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The seals opened

Chap. vi.

by the Lamb, 8c. sat on him had a bow; and a the fifth seal, I saw under the crown was given unto him; altar the souls of them, that and he went forth conquering, were slain for the word of God,

and for the testimony which 3 And when he had open- they hold : ed the second seal, I heard the 10 And they cried with a second beast

say,

Come & see. loud voice, saying, How long, 4 And there went out a O Lord, huly and true, dost nother horse that was red; thou not judge and avenge our and power was given to him blood on them that dwell on that sat thereon, to take peace the earth ? from the earth, and that they

11 And white robes were should kill one another; and given unto every one of them; . there was given unto him a and it was said unto them, great sword.

that they should rest yet for 5 And when he had opened a little season, until their felthe third seal, I heard the low-servants also and their third beast say, Come and brethren, that should be kil

And I beheld, and, lo, led as they were, should be a black horse ; and he that fulfilled. sat on him had a pair of bal 12 And I beheld, when he ances in his hand.

liad opened the sixth seal, and, 6 And I heard a voice in lo, there was a great earththe midst of the four beasts quake ; and the sun became say, A measure of wheat for black as sackcloth of hair, a penny, and three measures and the moon became as blood; of barley for a penny; and see 13 And the stars of heaven thou hurt not the oil and the fell unto the earth, even as wine.

a fig-tree casteth her untime7 And when he had opened ly figs, when she is shaken of the fourth seal, I heard the a mighty wind: voice of the fourth beast

say,

14 And the heaven departCome and see.

ed as a scroll when it is rolled 8 And I looked, and, be together; and every mountain hold, a pale horse ; and his and island were moved out of name that sat on him was

their places. Death, and hell followed with 15 And the kings of the him; and power was given earth, and the great men, and unto him over the fourth part the rich men, and the chief of the earth, to kill with sword, captains, and the mighty men, and, with hunger, and with and every bond-man, and erex death, and with the beasts of ry free man, hid themselves of the earth.

in the dens, and in the roeks 9 And when he had opened of the mountains ;

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