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Vision of Christ. REVELATION,

John's epistles turned, I saw seven golden candle-hear what the Spirit saith unto the sticks;

churches ; To him that overcometh 13 And in the midst of the seven will I give to eat of the tree of life, candlesticks one like unto the Son which is in the midst of the paradise of man, clothed with a garment of God. down to the foot, and girt about 8 And unto the angel of the the paps with a golden girdle. church in Smyrna, write; These

14 His head and his hairs were things saith the first and the las white like wool, as white as snow; which was dead, and is alive; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 9 I know thy works, and tribula

15 And his feetliked unto fine tichs and Pioneer the buis them nace; and his voice as the sound of them which say they are Jews, and many waters.

are not, but are the synagogue of 16 And he had in his right hand Satan. seven stars: and out of his mouth 10 Fear none of those things went a sharp two-edged sword: which thou shalt suffer. Behold, and his countenance was as the sun the devil shall cast some of you isshineth in his strength.

to prison, that ye may be tried; 17 And when I saw him, I fell at and ye shall have tribulation ten his feet as dead. And he laid his days. Be thou faithful unto death right hand upon me, saying unto and I will give thee a crown of ine, Fear not; I am the first and the life. last:

11 He that hath an ear, let bim 18 I am he that liveth, and was hear what the Spirit saith unto the dead; and behold, I am alive for churches; He that overcometa, evermore, Amen and have the shall not be hurt of the secon keys of hell and of death.

death. 19 Write the things which thou 12 And to the angel of the church hast seen, and the things which are, in Pergamos write, These things and the things which shall be here' saith he which hath the sharp sweet after:

with two edges; 20 The mystery of the seven stars 13 I know thy works, and wbex which thou sawest in my right thou dwellest, even where Satan's hand, and the seven golden candle- seat is: and thou holdest fast sticks. The seven stars are the name, and hast not denied i angels of the seven churches : and faith, even in those days wherea the seven candlesticks which thou Antipas was my faithful martt. sawest are the seven churches. who was slain among you, where CHAP. II.

Satan dwelleth. To the Churches of Ephesus, &c. 14 But I have a few things agains ÜNTOE the angel of the church the hecause thou hast there there things saith he that holdeth the se- who taught Balak to cast a stumt ven stars in his right hand, who ling-block before the children of walketh in the

midst of the seven Israel, to eat things sacrificed ute golden candlesticks;

idols, and to commit fornication. 2 I know thy works, and thy la 15 So hast thou also them the bour, and thy patience, and how hold the doctrine of the Nicole thou canst not bear them which are tanes,

which thing I hate. evil; and thou hast tried them 16 Repent;, or else I will come which say they are apostles, and unto thee quickly, and will fick are not; and hast found them liars: against them with the sword of

3 And hast borne, and hast pa- mouth. tience, and for my name's sake hast 17 He that hath an ear, let in laboured, and hast not fainted. hear what the Spirit saith unto the 4 Nevertheless, I have

somewhat churches: To him that overconnect against thee, because thou hast left will I give to eat of the hiddes thy first love.

manna, and will give him a white 5 Remember therefore from stone, and in the stone a new new whence thou art fallen, and repent, written, which no man knowed and do the first works, or else I saving he that receiveth it. will come unto thee quickly, and 18 And unto the angel of the will remove thy candlestick out of church in Thyatira write; Toes his place, except thou repent. things saith the Son of God, wt

6 But this thou hast, that thou hath his eyes like unto a flame e hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, fire, and his feet are like fine bras which I also hate.

19 I kņow thy works, and ett 7 He that hath an ear, let him rity, and service, and faith, ss.

to the seven

CHAP. III.

churches of Asia. thy patience, and thy works, and shall be clothed in white raiment ; the last to be more than the first: and I will not blot out his name out

20 Notwithstanding, I have a of the book of life, but I will confew things against thee, because fess his name before my Father, thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, and before his angels. which calleth herself a prophetess, 6 He that hath an ear, let him to teach and to seduce my servants hear what the Spirit saith unto the to commit fornication, and to eat churches. things sacrificed unto idols. 7 And to the angel of the church

21 And I gave her space to re- in Philadelphia write; These things pent of her fornication, and she re- saith he that is holy, he that is true, pented not.

he that hath the key of David, he 22 Behold, I will cast her into a that openeth, and no man shutteth; bed, and them that commit adul- and shutteth, and no man opentery with her into great tribulation, eth: except they repent of their deeds. 8 I know thy works : behold, I

23 And I will kill her children have set before thee an open door, with death; and all the churches and no man can shut it: for thou shall know that I am he which hast a little strength, and hast kept searcheth the reins and hearts: and my word, and hast not denied my I will give unto every one of you name. according to your works.

9 Behold, I will make them of 24 But unto you I say, and unto the synagogue of Satan, which say the rest in Thyatira, As many as they are Jews, and are not, but do have not this doctrine, and which lie; behold, I will make them to have not known the

depths of Sa- come and worship before thy feet, tan, as they speak; I will put upon and to know that I have loved you none other burden:

thee. 25 But that which ye have al 10 Because thou hast kept the ready, hold fast till I come. word of my patience, I also will

26 And he that overcometh, and keep thee from the hour of temptakeepeth my works unto the end, to tion, which shall come upon all the him will I give power over the na- world, to try them that dwell upon tions:

the earth. 27 (And he shall rule them with 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold a rod of iron; as the vessels of a that fast which thou hast, that no potter shall they be broken to shi- man take thy crown. vers :) even as I

12 Him that overcometh, will Father.

I make a pillar in the temple of my 28 And I will give him the morn- God, and he shall go no more ing-star.

ont: and I will write upon him 89 He that hath an ear, let him the name of my God, and the hear what the Spirit saith unto the name of the city of my God, which churches.

is new Jerusalem, which cometh CHAP. III.

down out of heaven from my God : To the Church of Sardis, &c. and I will write upon him my now in Sardis write ; These things el name:

13 He that hath an ear, let him saith he that hath the seven Spirits hear what

the Spirit saith unto the of God, and the seven stars ; I know churches. thy works, that thou hast a name 14 And unto the angel of the that thou livest, and art dead.

church of the Laodiceans write; 2 Be watchful, and strengthen These things saith the Amen, the things which remain, that are the faithful and true Witness, ready to die: for I have not found the beginning of the creation of thy works perfect before God. God;

3 Remember therefore how thou 15 I know thy works, that thou
hast received and heard, and hold art her cold nor hot: I would
fast, and repent. If therefore thou thou wert cold or hot.
shalt not watch, I will come on 16 So then, because thou art
thee as a thief, and thou shalt not lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
know what hour I will come upon I will spue thee out of my mouth :
thee.

17 Because thou sayest, I am 4 Thou hast a few names even rich, and increased with goods, in Sardis which have not defiled and have need of nothing, and their garments; and they shall walk knowest not that thou art wretched, with me in white : for they are and miserable, and poor, and blind, worthy.

and naked: 5 He that overcometh, the same 18 [ counsel thee to buy of me

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Vision of God's throne. REVELATION, Book with sever seals gold tried in the fire, that thou may- (mighty, which was, and is, and is est be rich; and white raiment, that to come. thou mayest be clothed, and that 9 And when those beasts give the shame of thy nakedness do not glory, and honour, and thanks to appear; and anoint thine eyes with him that sat on the throne, who eye-salve, that thou mayest see. liveth for ever and ever,

19 As many as I love, I rebuke 10 The four and twenty elders and chasten : be zealous therefore, fall down before him that sat e and repent.

the throne, and worship him the 20 Behold, I stand at tho door, liveth for ever and ever, and ex and knock: If any man hear my their crowns before the throne, come in to him, and will sup with nfi Thoy art worthy, O Lord es him, and he with me.

receive glory, and honour, 95 21' To him that overcometh will power: for thou hast created a I grant to sit with me in my throne, things, and for thy pleasure the even as I also overcame, and am are and were created. set down with my Father in his

CHAP. V. throne.

The Book with Seven Seals, hear what the Spirit saith unto the him that the throne churches,

book written within and on the CHAP. IV.

back side, sealed with seven goede The Vision of a Throne. 2 And I saw a strong angel per A

FTER this I looked, and be claiming with a loud voice, W. heaven: and the first voice which loose the seals thereof? I heard, was as it were of a trum 3 And no man in heaven, nei pet talking with me; which said, earth, neither under the earth, Come up hither, and I will shew able

to open the book, neitha » thee things which must be here- look thereon. after,

4 And I wept much, because 2 And immediately I was in the man was found worthy to spel Spirit : and behold, a throne was and to read the book, neither's set in heaven, and one sat on the look thereon. throne.

5 And one of the elders saith 3 And he that sat was to look to me, Weep not:

bebold, the Luis upon like a jasper and a sardine of the tribe of juda, the Roots stone and there was a rainbow David, hath prevailed to open to round about the throne in sight like book, and to loose the seren seli unto an emerald.

thereof. 4 And round about the throne 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the were four and twenty seats, and midst of the throne, and of the four upon the seats I saw four and twen- beasts, and in the midst of the o ty elders sitting, clothed in white ders, stood a Lamb as it had been raiment; and they had on their slain, having seven homs, and heads crowns of gold.

ven eyes, which are the seven se 5 And out of the throne proceed- rits of God sent forth into al * ed lightnings, and thunderings, and earth. voices. And there were seven 7 And he came and took the back lamps of fire burning before the out of the right hand of him to throne, which are the seven Spirits sat upon the throne. of God.

8 And when he had taken by 6 And before the throne there book, the four boasts, and four was a sea of glass like unto crys- twenty elders fell down before tal: And in the midst of the throne, Lamb, having every one of their and round about the throne, were harps, and golden vials fall four beasts full of eyes efore and odours, which are the prayen behind.

saints. 7 And the first beast was like a 9. And they sung a new, FORE lion, and the second beast like a saying, Thou art worthy to take the calf, and the third beast had a face book, and to open the seals there as a man, and the fourth beast was of: for thou wast slain, and like a flying eagle. 8. And the four beasts had each out of every kindred, and tons

redeemed us to God by thy bone of them six wings about him; and and people, and nation; thoy rest not day and night, saying, God kings and

priests: and **

10 And hast made us unto ou Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Al' shall reign on the earth,

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Imeand unto the Lamb, for ever and as they were, should be fulfilled.

him that liveth for ever and ever.

leard, as it were the noise of thun- is shaken of a mighty wind. .ler, one of the four beasts, saying,

Come and see. * 2 And I saw, and behold, a white and every mountain and island de lorse: and he that sat on him had were moved out of their places.

bow; and a crown was given

Into him: and he went forth con- and
Muering, and to conquer.

5. Tecond seal, I heard the second every bond-man, and every free-
Weast say, Come and see.
and,

borse that was red: and power was tains ;
WÁ, Siven to him that sat thereon to
0.18/hey should kill one another : and from the face of him that sitteth on
2310*here was given unto him a great the throne, and from the wrath of

word.

third seal, I heard the third beast is come; and who shall be able to
7 say, Come and see. And I be- stand ?

beld, and lo, a black horse ; and he
SAM measure of wheat for a penny, and the four winds of the earth, that

egy Ales ny; and see thou hurt not the oil earth, nor on the sea, nor on any 4.2 and the wine. med with him. And power was ther the sea, nor the trees, till we oponed by the Lamb. CHAP. VII. Opening of the seals

11 And I beheld, and I heard the and with the beasts of the
voice of many angels round about earth.
the throne, and the beasts, and the 9 And when he had opened the
elders: and the number of them fifth seal, I saw under the altar the
was ten thousand times ten thou- souls of them that were slain for
sand, and thousands of thousands; the word of God, and for the testi-

12 Saying with a loud voice, mony which they held :
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 10 And they cried with a loud
to receive power, and riches, and voice, saying, How long, O Lord,
wisdom, and strength, and honour, holy and true, dost thou not judge
and glory, and blessing.

and avenge our blood on them that
13 And every creature which is dwell on the earth?
in heaven, and on the earth, and 11 And white robes were given
under the earth, and such as are in unto every one of them; and it
the sea, and all that are in them, was said unto them, that they

heard I saying, Blessing, and ho- should rest yet for a little season,
nour, and glory, and power, be un- until their fellow-servants also and
ever.

12 And I beheld when he had
14 And the four beasts said, opened the sixth seal, and lo, there
Amen.. And the four and twenty was a great earthquake; and the

hair, and the moon became as
CHAP. VI.

blood;
The Seven Seals opened. 13 And the stars of heaven fell
opened one of the seals, and I casteth her untimely

figę, when she
14 And the heaven departed as
a scroll when rolled ;
15 And the kings of the earth,

the great men, and the

rich men, and the chief cap3 And he , ,

man, hid themselves in the dens 4 And there went out another and in the rocks of the moun

16 And said to the mountains
ake peace from the earth, and that and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us

the Lamb:
5 And when he had opened the For of his

CHAP. VII.
that sat on him had a pair of ba The Number of the Sealed.
lances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the A after these things ia sąw

four angels standing on the
midst of the four beasts say, A four corners of the earth, holding
three measures of barley for a pen- the wind should not blow on the

tree.
7 And when he had opened the 2 And I saw another angel as-
fourth seal, I heard the voice of cending from the

east, having the
the fourth beast say, Come and seal of the living God and he cried
see.

with a loud voice to the four an-
8 And I looked, and behold, a gels, to whom it was given to hurt
pale horse: and his name that sat the earth and the sea,
on him was Death, and hell follow 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, nei-
given unto them over the fourth have sealed the servants of our God
part of the earth, to kill with sword, in their foreheads.
and with hunger, and with death, 4 And I heard the number of

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