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go forth unto the kings of the AND there

came one of the

Great plagues follow,

CHAP. xvit.

A great earthquake. of heaven because of their pains great Babylon came in rememand their sores, and repented brance before God, to give unto not of their deeds.

her the cup of the wine of the 12 And the sixth angel pour-fierceness of his wrath. ed out his vial upon the great

20 And every island fled away, river Euphrates; and the water and the mountains were not thereof was dried up, that the found. way of the kings of the east

21 And there fell upon men might be prepared.

a great hail out of heaven, every 13 And I saw three unclean stone about the weight of a taspirits like frogs come out of the lent: and men blasphemed God mouth of the dragon, and out of because of the plague of the the mouth of the beast, and out hail; for the plague thereof was of the mouth of the false pro- exceeding great. phet.

CHAP. XVII. 14 For they are the spirits of The mystery of Babylon. devils, working miracles, which ND there came one of the

seven angels which had earth and of the whole world, the seven vials, and talked with to gather them to the battle of me, saying unto me, Come hithat great day of God Almighty. ther; I will shew unto thee the

15 Behold, I come as a thief. judgement of the great whore Blessed is he that watcheth, and that sitteth upon many waters: keepeth his garments, lest he 2 With whom the kings of walk naked, and they see his the earth have committed forshame.

nication, and the inhabiters 16 And he gathered them to- of the earth have been made gether into a place called in the drunk with the wine of her forHebrew tongue Armageddon.

nication. 17 And the seventh angel

3 So he carried me away

in poured out his vial into the air; the spirit into the wilderness : and there came a great voice out and I saw a woman sit upon a of the temple of heaven, from scarlet-coloured beast, full of the throne, saying, It is done. names of blasphemy, having

18 And there were voices, seven heads and ten horns. and thunders, and lightnings ; 4 And the woman was arand there was a great earthquake, rayed in purple and scarlet cosuch as was not since men were lour, and decked with gold and upon the earth, so mighty an precious stones and pearls, having earthquake, and so great. a golden cup in her hand full

19 And the great city was of abominations and filthiness divided into three parts, and the of her fornication : cities of the nations fell: and 5 And upon her forehead was

are

An angel interpreteth

REVELATION, the mystery of Babylon ; a name written, MYSTERY, yet; but receive power as kings BABYLON THE GREAT, THE one hour with the beast. MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND 13 These have one mind, ABOMINATIONS OF THE and shall give their power and EARTH.

strength unto the beast. 6 And I saw the woman 14 These shall make war drunken with the blood of the with the Lamb, and the Lamb saints, and with the blood of shall overcome them: for he is the martyrs of Jesus: and when Lord of lords, and King of I saw her, I wondered with great kings: and they that are with admiration.

him are called, and chosen, and 7 And the angel said unto me, faithful. Wherefore didst thou marvel? 15 And he saith unto me, I will tell thee the mystery of The waters which thou sawest, the woman, and of the beast where the whore sitteth, that carrieth her, which hath peoples, and multitudes, and the seven heads and ten horns. nations, and tongues.

8 The beast that thou sawest 16 And the ten horns which was, and is not; and shall thou sawest upon the beast, these ascend out of the bottomless pit, shall hate the whore, and shall and go

into perdition: and they make her desolate and naked, that dwell on the earth shall and shall eat her flesh, and burn wonder, (whose names were not her with fire. written in the book of life from

17 For God hath put in their the foundation of the world,) hearts to fulfil his will, and to when they behold the beast that agree, and give their kingdom was, and is not, and yet is. unto the beast, until the words

9 And here is the mind which of God shall be fulfilled. hath wisdom. The seven heads 18 And the woman which are seven mountains, on which thou sawest is that great city, the woman sitteth.

which reigneth over the kings 10 And there are seven kings: of the earth, five are fallen, and one is, and

CHAP. XVIII. . the other is not yet come; and Babylon's destruction. when he cometh, he must con- ND after these things I tinue a short space.

saw another angel come 11 And the beast that was, down from heaven, having great and is not, even he is the eighth, power; and the earth was lightand is of the seven, and goethened with his glory. into perdition.

2 And he cried mightily 12 And the ten horns which with a strong voice, saying, thou sawest are ten kings, which Babylon the great is fallen, is have received no kingdom as fallen, and is become the habi

CHAP. XVIII.

Her punishment, and

deplorable fall. tation of devils, and the hold 10 Standing afar off for the of every foul spirit, and a cage fear of her torment, saying, Alas, of every unclean and hateful alas, that great city Babylon, bird.

that mighty city! for in one 3 For all nations have drunk hour is thy judgement come. of the wine of the wrath of her 11 And the merchants of the fornication, and the kings of earth shall weep and mourn the earth have committed forni- over her; for no man buyeth cation with her, and the mer- | their merchandise any more; chants of the earth are waxed 12 The merchandise of gold, rich through the abundance of and silver, and precious stones, her delicacies.

and of pearls, and fine linen, 4 And I heard another voice and purple, and silk, and scarlet, from heaven, saying, Come out and all thyine wood, and all of her, my people, that ye be not manner vessels of ivory, and all partakers of her sins, and that manner vessels of most preye receive not of her plagues. cious wood, and of brass, and

5 For her sins have reached iron, and marble, unto heaven, and God hath re- 13 And cinnamon, and odours, membered her iniquities. and ointments, and frankincense,

6 Reward her even as she and wine, and oil, and fine flour, rewarded you, and double unto and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, her double according to her and horses, and chariots, and works : in the cup which she slaves, and souls of men. hath filled, fill to her double. 14 And the fruits that thy

7 How much she hath glo- soul. lusted after are departed rified herself, and lived delici- from thee, and all things which ously, so much torment and were dainty and goodly are sorrow give her: for she saith in departed from thee, and thou her heart, I sit a queen, and am shalt find them no more at all. nowidow, aud shall seeno sorrow. 15 The merchants of these

8 Therefore shall her plagues things, which were made rich come in one day, death and by her, shall stand afar off for mourning and famine; and she the fear of her torment, weepshall be utterly hurned with ing and wailing, fire: for strong is the Lord 16 And saying, Alas, alas, God who judgeth her. that great city, that was clothed

9 And the kings of the earth, in fine linen, and purple, and who have committed fornication scarlet, and decked with gold, arid lived deliciously with her, and precious stones, and pearls ! shall bewail her, and lament for 17 For in one hour so great her, when they shall see the riches is come to nought. And smoke of her burning,

every ship-master, and all the

Babylon's fall lamented: REVELATION, Rejoicings in heaven thereat, company in ships, and sailors, 24 And in her was found the and as many as trade by sea, blood of prophets, and of saints, stood afar off,

and of all that were slain upon 18 And cried when they saw the earth, the smoke of her burning, say

CHAP. XIX. ing, What city is like unto this great city!

The marriage of the Lamb.

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heard a great voice of and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, much people in heaven, saying, that great city, wherein were Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, made rich all that had ships in and honour, and power, unto the sea by reason of her costli- the Lord our God:ness! for in one hour is she 2 For true and righteous are made desolate.

his judgements: for he hath 20 Rejoice over her, thou judged the great whore, which heaven, and ye holy apostles did corrupt the earth with her and prophets; for God hath fornication, and hath avenged avenged you on her.

the blood of his servants at her 21 And a mighty angel took hand. up a stone like a great millstone, 3 And again they said, Alleand cast it into the sea, saying, luia. And her smoke rose up Thus with violence shall that for ever and ever. great city Babylon be thrown 4 And the four and twenty down, and shall be found no elders and the four beasts feil more at all.

down and worshipped God that 22 And the voice of harpers, sat on the throne, saying, Amen; and musicians, and of pipers, Alleluia. and trumpeters, shall be heard 5 And a voice came out of no more at all in thee; and no the throne, saying, Praise our craftsman, of whatsoever craft God, all ye

his servants, and ye he be, shall be found any more that fear him, both small and in thee; and the sound of a mill-great. stone shall be heard no more at 6 And. I heard as it were the all in thee;

voice of a great multitude, and 23 And the light of a candle as the voice of many waters, shall shine no more at all in and as the voice of mighty thee; and the voice of the bride- thunderings, saying; Alleluia; groom and of the bride shall be for the Lord God omnipotent heard no more at all in thee: reigneth. for thy merchants were the great 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, men of the earth; for by thy sor- and give honour to him: for the ceries were all nations deceived. marriage of the Lamb is come,

The great triumph for i CHAP. XIX. the marriage of the Lamb. and his wife hath made herself and he shall rule them with ready.

a rod of iron; and he treadeth 8 And to her was granted the wine-press of the fierceness that she should be arrayed in and wrath of Almighty God. fine linen, clean and white: for 16 And he hath on his vesture the fine linen is the righteous and on his thigh a name written, ness of saints.

KING OF KINGS, AND LORD 9 And he saith unto me, OF LORDS. Write, Blessed are they which 17. And I saw an angel standare called unto the marriage-ing in the sun; and he cried supper of the Lamb. And he with a loud voice, saying to all saith unto me, These are the the fowls that fly in the midst true sayings of God.

of heaven, Come and gather 10 And I fell at his feet to yourselves together unto the worship him. And he said unto supper of the great God; me, See thou do it not: I am thy 18 That ye. may eat the flesh fellow-servant, and of thy bre- of kings, and the flesh of capthren that have the testimony tains, and the flesh of mighty of Jesus: worship God: for the men, and the flesh of horses, testimony of Jesus is the spirit and of them that sit on them, of prophecy:

and the flesh of all men, both free i1 And I saw heaven opened, and bond, both small and great. and behold, a white horse; and 19 And I saw the beast, and he that sat upon him was called the kings of the earth, and Faithful and True; and in right-their armies, gathered together eousness he doth judge and to make war against him that

sat on the horse, and against 12 His eyes were as a flame his army. of fire, and on his head were 20 And the beast was taken, many crowns; and he had a and with him the false prophet name written, that no man that wrought miracles before him, knew but he himself.

with which he deceived them 13 And he was clothed with that had received the mark of a vesture dipped in blood: and the beast, and them that worhis name is called The Word of shipped his image. These both God.

were cast alive into a lake of 14 And the armies which fire burning with brimstone. were in heaven followed him 21 And the remnant were upon white horses, clothed in slain with the sword of him that fine linen, white and clean. sat upon the horse, which sword

15 And out of his mouth proceeded out of his mouth: and goeth a sharp sword, that with all the fowls were filled with it he should smite the nations: their flesh.

make was.

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