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and of saints, and of all that have been slain upon the earth.

XIX. AFTER these things, I heard as it were a 1 loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, of those saying: Alleluia; the salvation, and the glory, and the power, are our God's; because true and 2 righteous are his judgments; because he judged the great harlot, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And a second time they 3 said, Alleluia. And her smoke goes up for ever and ever.

And the twenty-four elders, and the four ani- 4 mals, fell down and worshipped God, who sits on the throne, saying: Amen; Alleluia.

And a voice came out from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, the small and the great.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great mul- 6 titude, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying: Alleluia; because the Lord God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult, and we will give to him 7 the glory; because the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife made herself ready. And 8 it was given her that she should be clothed in fine linen, pure and shining; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.

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me, Write: Happy are they who are called to the marriage-supper of the Lamb.

And he says to me: These are the true sayings of 10 God. And I fell before his feet to worship him.

And he said to me: See thou do it not. I am a fellow servant of thee and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For

the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white

horse, and he that sat upon him, called Faithful

and True; and in righteousness he judges, and 12 makes war. His eyes were as a flame of fire,

and on his head were many crowns; and he had

a name written, which no one knows but he 13 himself. And he was clothed with a garment

dipped in blood; and his name is called, The 14 Word of God. And the armies which are in

heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed 15 in fine linen, white, pure. And out of his mouth

goes a sharp sword, that with it he may smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treads the wine-press of the

fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 And he has on his garment, and on his thigh, a

name written: KING OF KINGS, AND LORD

OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun. And

he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in mid-heaven: Come, and gather your

selves together to the great supper of God; that 18 ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains of thousands, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all, both free and bond, both small and great.

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the 19 earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war with him that sat on the horse, and with his army. And the beast was taken, and 20 with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his presence, with which he led astray them that received the mark of the beast, and that worship his image. The two were cast alive into the lake of fire, that burns with brimstone. And the rest were slain with the sword 21 of him that sat upon the horse, which went forth out of his mouth; and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

XX. And I saw an angel coming down out of 1 heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the 2 dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and 3 cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and set a seal over him, that he mislead the nations no more, until the thousand years are finished ; after these he must be loosed a little time.

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God, and whoever did not worship the beast, neither his image, and did not receive the mark upon the

forehead, or upon their hand; and they lived and 5 reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest

of the dead lived not until the thousand years

were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Happy and holy is he that has part in the first

resurrection; on these the second death has 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 finished, 8 Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall

go out to mislead the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather

them together to the war, the number of whom 9 is as the sand of the sea. And they went up upon

the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city; and fire

came down from God out of heaven, and devour10 ed them. And the devil who misleads them was

cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

V. 9. Some ancient copies omit: from God

And I saw a great white throne, and him that 11 sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.

And I saw the dead, the great and the small, 12 standing before the throne. And books were opened; and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life; and the dead were judged out of the things written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead 13 which were in it; and death and the underworld gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged each one according to their works.

And death and the underworld were cast into 14 the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if any one was not found 15 written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

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XXI. AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying: Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people,

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