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John's epistles to the


churches of Sardis, 25 But that which ye have same shall be clothed in white already, hold fast till I come. raiment; and I will not blot out

26 And he that overcometh, his name out of the book of life, and keepeth my works unto the but I will confess his name beend, to him will I give power fore my Father, and before his over the nations:

angels. 27 (And he shall rule them 6 He that hath an ear, let with a rod of iron; as the ves him hear what the Spirit saith sels of a potter shall they be unto the churches. broken to shivers :) even as I 7 And to the angel of the received of my Father. .

church in Philadelphia write; 28 And I will give him the These things saith he that is morning star.

holy, he that is true, he that 29 He that hath an ear, let hath the key of David, he that him hear what the Spirit saith openeth, and no man shutteth; unto the churches.

and shutteth, and no CHAP. III.

openeth; To the church of Sardis, &c. 8 I know thy works: behold, ANI

ND unto the angel of the I have set before thee an open

church in Sardis write ; door, and no man can shut it: These things saith he that hath for thou hast a little strength, the seven Spirits of God, and and hast kept my word, and the seven stars; I know thy hast not denied my name. works, that thou hast a name 9 Behold, I will make them that thou liveșt, and art dead. of the synagogue of Satan, which

2 Be watchful, and strengthen say they are Jews, and are not, the things which remain, that but do lie; behold, I will make are ready to die: for I have not them to come and worship before found thy works perfect before thy feet, and to know that I have God.

loved thee. 3 Remember therefore how 10 Because thou hast kept thou hast received and heard; the word of my patience, I also and hold fast, and repent. If will keep thee from the hour of therefore thou shalt not watch, temptation, which shall come I will come on thee as a thief, upon all the world, to try them and thou shalt not know what that dwell upon the earth. hour I will come upon thee. 11 Behold, I come quickly:

4 Thou hast a few names even hold that fast which thou hast, in Sardis which have not defiled that no man take thy crown. their garments; and they shall 12 Him that overcometh will walk with me in white: for they I make a pillar in the temple of are worthy.

my God; and he shall go no 5 He that overcometh, the more out: and I will write upon


A behold, a door was opened

Philadelphia and Laodicea.

Vision of God's throne. him the name of my God, and sup with him, and he with the name of the city of my God, me. which is New Jerusalem, which 21 To him that overcometh cometh down out of heaven from will I grant' to sit with me in my God: and I will write upon my throne, even as I also overhim my new name.

came, and am set down with 13 He that hath an ear, let my Father in his throne him hear what the Spirit saith 22 He that hath an ear, let unto the churches.

him hear what the Spirit saith 14 And unto the angel of the unto the churches. church of the Laodiceans write;

CHAP. IV. These things saith the Amen, The vision of a throne. the faithful and true Witness,

, the beginning of the creation of

, God:

in heaven; and the first voice 15 I know thy works, that which I heard was as it were thou art neither cold nor hot: of a trumpet talking with me; I would thou wert cold or hot. which said, Come up hither,

16 So then, because thou art and I will shew thee things lukewarm, and neither cold nor which must be hereafter. hot, I will spue thee out of my 2 And immediately I was in mouth.

the Spirit: and, behold, a throne 17 Because thou sayest, I am was set in heaven, and one sat rich, and increased with goods, on the throne. and have need of nothing; and 3 And he that sat was to look knowest not that thou art upon like a jasper and a sardinewretched, and miserable, and stone: and there was a rainbow poor, and blind, and naked : round about the throne, in sight

18 I counsel thee to buy of like unto an emerald. me gold tried in the fire, that 4 And round about the throne thou mayest be rich; and white were four and twenty seats: raiment, that thou mayest be and upon the seats I saw four clothed, and that the shame of and twenty elders sitting, cloththy nakedness do not appear; ed in white raiment; and they and anoint thine eyes with eye- had on their heads crowns of salve, that thou mayest see.

gold. 19 As many as I love, I re- 5 And out of the throne probuke and chasten: be zealous ceeded lightnings and thundertherefore, and repent.

ings and voices: and there were 20 Behold, I stand at the door, seven lamps of fire burning beand knock: if any man hear fore the throne, which are the my voice, and open the door, seven Spirits of God. I will come in to him, and will 6 And before the throne there

Vision of God's throne.


A book in heaven was a sea of glass, like unto book, and to loose the seals crystal: and in the midst of the thereof? throne, and round about the 3 And no man in heaven, throne, were four beasts, full of nor in earth, neither under the eyes before and behind.

earth, was able to open the 7 And the first beast was like book, neither to look thereon. a lion, and the second beast 4 And I wept much, because like a calf, and the third beast no man was found worthy to had a face as a man, and the open and to read the book, neifourth beast was like a flying ther to look thereon. eagle.

5 And one of the elders saith 8 And the four beasts had unto me, Weep not: behold, the each of them six wings about Lion of the tribe of Juda, the him; and they were full of eyes Root of David, hath prevailed to within: and they rest not day open the book, and to loose the and night, saying, Holy, holy, seven seals thereof. holy, Lord God Almighty, which 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the was, and is, and is to come.

midst of the throne and of the 9 And when those beasts give four beasts, and in the midst of glory and honour and thanks to the elders, stood a Lamb, as it him that sat on the throne, who had been slain, having seven liveth for ever and ever,

horns and seven eyes, which are 10 The four and twenty elders the seven Spirits of God sent fall down before him that sat on forth into all the earth. the throne, and worship him 7 And he came and took the that liveth for ever and ever, book out of the right hand of and cast their crowns before the him that sat upon the throne. throne, saying,

8 And when he had taken 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, the book, the four beasts and to receive glory and honour and four and twenty elders fell down power; for thou hast created all before the Lamb, having every things, and for thy pleasure they one of them harps, and golden are and were created.

vials full of odours, which are CHAP. V.

the prayers of saints. The book with seven seals.

9 And they sung a new song, ND I saw in the right hand saying, Thou art worthy to take

of him that sat on the the book, and to open the seals throne a book written within thereof: for thou wast slain, and and on the back side, sealed hast redeemed us to God by with seven seals.

thy blood, out of every kindred, 2 And I saw a strong angel and tongue, and people, and proclaiming with a loud voice, nation; Who is worthy to open the

10 And hast made us unto


sealed with seven seals.

CHAP. VI. The Lamb openeth the seats. our God kings and priests: and 3 And when he had opened we shall reign on the earth. the second seal, I heard the se

11 And I beheld, and I heard cond beast say, Come and see. the voice of many angels round 4 And there went out another about the throne and the beasts horse that was red: and

power and the elders: and the number was given to him that sat thereof them was ten thousand times on to take peace from the earth, ten thousand, and thousands of and that they should kill one thousands;

another: and there was given 12 Saying with a loud voice, unto him a great sword. Worthy is the Lamb that was 5 And when he had opened slain, to receive power, and the third seal, I heard the third riches, and wisdom, and strength, beast say, Come and see. And and honour, and glory, and I beheld, and lo, a black horse; blessing.

and he that sat on him had a 13 And every creature which pair of balances in his hand. is in heaven, and on the earth, 6 And I heard a voice in the and under the earth, and such midst of the four beasts say, as are in the sea, and all that A measure of wheat for a penny, are in them, heard I saying, and three measures of barley for Blessing, and honour, and glory, a penny; and see thou hurt not and power,

be unto him that the oil and the wine.

the throne, and 7 And when he had opened unto the Lamb for ever and the fourth seal, I heard the voice ever.

of the fourth beast say, Come 14 And the four beasts said, and see. Amen. And the four and 8 And I looked, and behold, twenty elders fell down and a pale horse; and his name that worshipped him that liveth for sat on him was Death, and hell ever and ever.

followed with him: And power CHAP. VI.

was given unto them over the The seven seals opened. fourth part of the earth, to kill ND I saw when the Lamb with sword, and with hunger,

opened one of the seals; and with death, and with the and I heard, as it were the beasts of the earth. noise of thunder, one of the four 9 And when he had opened beasts, saying, Come and see. the fifth seal, I saw under the

2 And I saw, and behold a altar the souls of them that were white horse; and he that sat on slain for the word of God, and him had a bow; and a crown for the testimony which they was given unto him: and he held: went forth conquering, and to 10 And they cried with a loud conquer.

voice, saying, How long, O Lord,

sitteth upon



The opening of the seals. REVELATION,

The number of those holy and true, dost thou not

CHAP. VII. judge and avenge our blood on The number of the sealed. them that dwell on the earth ? ND after these things I saw

11 And white robes were four angels standing on the given unto every one of them; four corners of the earth, holdand it was said unto them, that ing the four winds of the earth, they should rest yet for a little that the wind should not blow season, until their fellow-servants on the earth, nor on the sea, also, and their brethren, that nor on any tree. should be killed as they were,

2 And I saw another angel should be fulfilled.

ascending from the east, having 12 And I beheld when he had the seal of the living God: and opened the sixth seal, and, lo, he cried with a loud voice to there was

a great earthquake; the four angels, to whom it was and the sun became black as given to hurt the earth and the sackcloth of hair, and the moon sea, became as blood;

3 Saying, Hurt not the 13 And the stars of heaven earth, neither the sea, nor the fell unto the earth, even as a fig- trees, till we have sealed the tree casteth her untimely figs, servants of our God in their when she is shaken of a mighty foreheads. wind:

4 And I heard the number of 14 And the heaven departed them which were sealed: and as a scroll when it is rolled to- there were sealed an hundred gether; and every mountain and and forty and four thousand of island were moved out of their all the tribes of the children of places;

Israel. 15 And the kings of the 5. Of the tribe of Juda were earth, and the great men, and sealed twelve thousand. Of the the rich men, and the chief tribe of Reuben were sealed captains, and the mighty men, twelve thousand. Of the tribe and every bond-man, and every of Gad were sealed twelve thoufree man, hid themselves in the sand. dens and in the rocks of the 6 Of the tribe of Aser were mountains;

sealed twelve thousand. Of the 16 And said to the mountains tribe of Nephthalim were sealed and rocks, Fall on us, and hide twelve thousand. Of the tribe us from the face of him that of Manasses were sealed twelve sitteth on the throne, and from thousand. the wrath of the Lamb:

7 Of the tribe of Simeon 17 For the great day of his were sealed twelve thousand. wrath is come; and who shall Of the tribe of Levi were sealed be able to stand?

twelve thousand. Of the tribe

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