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overcome the dragon. ark of his testament: and there 8 And prevailed not; neither were lightnings, and voices, and was their place found any more thunderings, and an earthquake, in heaven. and great hail.

9 And the great dragon was CHAP. XII.

cast out, that old serpent, called The great red dragon. the Devil, and Satan, which ND there appeared a great deceiveth the whole world: he

wonder in heaven; a wo- was cast out into the earth, and man clothed with the sun, and his angels were cast out with the moon under her feet, and him. upon

her head a crown of twelve 10 And I heard a loud voice stars :

saying in heaven, Now is come 2 And she being with child salvation, and strength, and the cried, travailing in birth, and kingdom of our God, and the pained to be delivered.

power of his Christ: for the 3 And there appeared another accuser of our brethren is cast wonder in heaven; and behold down, which accused them bea great red dragon, having seven fore our God day and night. heads and ten horns, and seven 11 And they overcame him crowns upon his heads.

by the blood of the Lamb, and 4 And his tail drew the third by the word of their testimony: part of the stars of heaven, and and they loved not their lives did cast them to the earth: and unto the death. the dragon stood before the wo- 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heaman which was ready to be devens, and ye that dwell in them. livered, for to devour her child Woe to the inhabiters of the as soon as it was born.

earth and of the sea! for the 5 And she brought forth a devil is come down unto you, man child, who was to rule all having great wrath, because he nations with a rod of iron: and knoweth that he hath but a short her child was caught up unto time. God, and to his throne.

13 And when the dragon saw 6 And the woman fled into that he was cast unto the earth, the wilderness, where she hath he persecuted the woman which a place prepared of God, that brought forth the man child. they should feed her there a 14 And to the woman were thousand two hundred and given two wings of a great eagle, threescore days.

that she might flee into the wil7 And there was war in derness, into her place, where heaven: Michael and his an- she is nourished for a time, and gels fought against the dragon ; times, and half a time, from the and the dragon fought and his face of the serpent. angels,

15 And the serpent cast out

The beast with seven


heads and ten horns, of his mouth water as a flood | him a mouth speaking great after the woman, that he might things and blasphemies; and cause her to be carried away of power was given unto him to the flood.

continue forty and two months. 16 And the earth helped the 6 And he opened his mouth woman, and the earth opened in blasphemy against God, to her mouth, and swallowed up blaspheme his name, and his the flood which the dragon cast tabernacle, and them that dwell out of his mouth.

in heaven. 17 And the dragon was wroth 7 And it was given unto him with the woman, and went to to make war with the saints, and make war with the remnant of to overcome them : and power her seed, which keep the com- was given him over all kindreds, mandments of God, and have and tongues, and nations. the testimony of Jesus Christ. 8 And all that dwell upon CHAP. XIII.

the earth shall worship him, The beast with seven heads. whose names are not written in ND I stood upon the sand the book of life of the Lamb

of the sea, and saw a beast slain from the foundation of the rise up out of the sea, having world: seven heads and ten horns, and 9. If any man have an ear, upon his horns ten crowns, and let him hear. , upon his heads the name of 10. He that leadeth into


tivity shall go into captivity: 2 And the beast which I saw he that killeth with the sword was like unto a leopard, and his must be killed with the sword. feet were as the feet of a bear, Here is the patience and the and his mouth as the mouth of faith of the saints. a lion: and the dragon gave him 11 And I beheld another beast his power, and his seat, and coming up out of the earth; and great authority.

he had two horns like a lamb, 3 And I saw one of his heads and he spake as a dragon. as it were wounded to death; 12 And he exerciseth all the and his deadly wound was heal power of the first beast before ed: and all the world wondered him, and causeth the earth and after the beast.

them which dwell therein to 4 And they worshipped the worship the first beast, whose dragori which gave power unto deadly wound was healed. the beast: and they worshipped 13 And he doeth great wonthe beast, saying, Who is like ders, so that he maketh fire unto the beast? who is able to come down from heaven on the . make war with him?

earth in the sight of men, 5 And there was given unto 14 And deceiveth them that

The image of the beast.

REVELATION, The Lamb on mount Sion. dwell on the earth by the means voice of harpers harping with of those miracles which he had their harps: power to do in the sight of the

3 And they sung as it were a beast; saying to them that dwell new song before the throne, and on the earth, that they should before the four beasts, and the make an image to the beast, elders: and no man could leam which had the wound by a that song but the hundred and sword, and did live.

forty and four thousand, which 15 And he had power to give were redeemed from the earth. life unto the image of the beast, 4 These are they which were that the image of the beast not defiled with women; for should both speak, and cause they are virgins.

These are that as many as would not they which follow the Lamb worship the image of the beast whithersoever he goeth. These should be killed.

were redeemed from among men, 16 And he causeth all, both being the first-fruits unto God small and great, rich and poor, and to the Lamb. free and bond, to receive a mark 5 And in their mouth was in their right hand, or in their found no guile: for they are foreheads :

without fault before the throne 17 And that no man might of God. buy or sell, save he that had 6 And I saw another angel the mark, or the name of the fly in the midst of heaven, havbeast, or the number of his ing the everlasting gospel to

preach unto them that dwell on 18 Here is wisdom. Let him the earth, and to every nation, that hath understanding count and kindred, and tongue, and the number of the beast: for it people, is the number of a man; and 7 Saying with a loud voice, his number is six hundred three- Fear God, and give glory to score and six.

him; for the hour of his judgeCHAP. XIV.

ment is come: and worship him The Lamb and his company. that made heaven, and earth, ND I looked, and, lo, a and the sea, and the fountains

Lamb stood on the mount of waters. Sion, and with him an hundred 8 And there followed another forty and four thousand, having angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, his Father's name written in is fallen, that great city, because their foreheads.

she made all nations drink of 2 And I heard a voice from the wine of the wrath of her heaven, as the voice of many fornication. waters, and as the voice of a 9 And the third angel folgreat thunder; and I heard the lowed them, saying with a loud


The fall of Babylon.

CHAP. xv.

The harvest of the world. voice, If any man worship the for thee to reap: for the harvest beast and his image, and receive of the earth is ripe. his mark in his forehead, or in 16 And he that sat on the his hand,

cloud thrust in his sickle on the 10 The same shall drink of earth; and the earth was reaped. the wine of the wrath of God, 17 And another angel came which is poured out without out of the temple which is in mixture into the cup of his heaven, he also having a sharp indignation; and he shall be sickle. tormented with fire and brim- 18 And another angel came stone in the presence of the out from the altar, which had holy angels, and in the presence power over fire: and cried with of the Lamb:

a loud cry to him that had the 11 And the smoke of their sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in torment ascendeth up for ever thy sharp siekle, and gather the and ever: and they have no rest clusters of the vine of the earth; day nor night, who worship the for her grapes are fully ripe. beast and his image, and whoso- 19 And the angel thrust in ever receiveth the mark of his his sickle into the earth, and name.

gathered the vine of the earth, 12 Here is the patience of and cast it into the great winethe saints; here are they that press of the wrath of God. keep the commandments of 20 And the wine-press was God, and the faith of Jesus. trodden without the city, and

13 And I heard a voice from blood came out of the wine-press, heaven, saying unto me, Write, even unto the horse-bridles, by Blessed are the dead which die the space of a thousand and six in the Lord from henceforth: hundred furlongs. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they

CHAP. XV. may rest from their labours;

The seven last plagues. and their works do follow


ND I saw another sign in them.

heaven, great and marvel14 And I looked, and behold lous, seven angels having the a white cloud, and upon the seven last plagues: for in them cloud one sat like unto the Son is filled up the wrath of God. of man, having on his head a 2 And I saw as it were a sea golden crown, and in his hand of glass mingled with fire; and a sharp sickle.

them that had gotten the victory 15 And another angel came over the beast, and "over his out of the temple, crying with image, and over his mark, and a loud voice to him that sat on over the number of his name, the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, stand on the sea of glass, having and reap for the time is come the harps of God,

The song of the Lamb.

REVELATION, Vials of wrath emptied. 3 And they sing the song of earth; and there fell a noisome Moses the servant of God, and and grievous sore upon the men the song of the Lamb, saying, which had the mark of the beast, Great and marvellous are thy and upon them which worshipworks, Lord God Almighty: ped his image. just and true are thy ways, thou

3 And the second angel pourKing of saints.

ed out his vial upon the sea; and 4 Who shall not fear thee, it became as the blood of a dead O Lord, and glorify thy name? man: and every living soul died for thou only art holy: for all in the sea. nations shall come and worship 4 And the third angel poured before thee; for thy judgements out his vial upon the rivers and are made manifest.

fountains of waters; and they 5. And after that I looked, became blood. and, behold, the temple of the 5 And I heard the angel of the tabernacle of the testimony in waters say, Thou art righteous, heaven was opened:

O Lord, which art, and wast, 6 And the seven, angels came and shalt be, because thou hast out of the temple, having the judged thus. seven plagues, clothed in pure 6 For they have shed the and white linen, and having blood of saints and prophets, their breasts girded with golden and thou hast given them blood girdles.

to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And one of the four beasts 7 And I heard another out of gave unto the seven angels seven the altar say, Even so, Lord God golden vials, full of the wrath of Almighty, true and righteous God who liveth for ever and are thy judgements.

8 And the fourth angel pour8 And the temple was filled ed out his vial upon the sun; with smoke from the glory of and power was given unto him God, and from his power; and to scorch men with fire. no man was able to enter into 9 And men were scorched the temple, till the seven plagues with great heat, and blasphemed of the seven angels were fulfilled the name of God, which hath CHAP. XVI.

power over these plagues: and Of the vials full of wrath. they repented not to give him ND I heard a great voice glory,

io And the fifth angel poured the seven angels, Go your ways, out his vial upon the seat of the and pour out the vials of the beast; and his kingdom was full wrath of God upon the earth. of darkness; and they gnawed

2 And the first went, and their tongues for pain, poured out his vial upon the 11 And blasphemed the God


A out of the temple saying to

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