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great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, 'which are the last, for in them is finished! the

wrath of God. * (2 And I saw as it were a 'glassy!

sea mingled with fire; and them that Icome victorious from the beast, and Ifrom his image, and from the number of his name, 'standing by the

'glassy! sea, having harps of God. 3 °And they sing the song of Moses

the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, 'O' Lord God, Ithel Almighty ; 'righteous and true

are thy ways, thou King of the lages!. (1 °Who shall not fear, O Lord, and

glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy Irighteous acts have been made mani

fest. (5 And after these things I Isaw!,

and the temple of the tabernacle of

the testimony in heaven was opened : 6) °and 'there' came out from the temple

the seven angels that had the seven plagues, 'arrayed 'with precious stonel, pure and 'bright', and 'girt abouti

their breasts with golden girdles. 7 °And one of the four 'living creatures!

gave unto the seven angels seven golden bowls! full of the wrath of

God, who liveth “for ever and ever. 8 °And the temple was filled with

smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and inonel was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels Ishould

be finished'. 161 And I heard a great voice out of

the temple, saying to the seven angels, Go lyel, and pour out the 'seven bowls of the wrath of God lintol the

earth. (2 And the first went, and poured out

his 'bowl into the earth; and blit becamel a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and which worshipped his

image. (3) And the second poured out his

Ibowl into the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every @living soul died, leven the things that

werel in the sea. (4 And the third poured out his 'bowl

into the rivers and the fountains of

the waters; and 5lit became blood. (5)°And I heard the angel of the waters Isaying!, Righteous art thou, which

and which wast, "thou Holy Onel, because thou didst thus (6) sijudge': 'for they 'poured out the

blood of saints and prophets, and

blood hast thou given them to drink : (7 they are worthy.°And I heard the

altar 'saying, Yea, O Lord God, 'the! Almighty, true and righteous are thy

judgements. (8 And the fourth poured out his

Ibowli upon the sun; and fiti was

given unto 'liti to scorch men with *9 fire. "And men were scorched with

great heat: and they blasphemed the name of the God which hath

the power over these plagues; and

they repented not to give him glory. (10 And the fifth poured out his 'bowl

upon the thronel of the beast; and his kingdom was darkenedl; and

they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 °and Tthey' blasphemed the God of

heaven because of their pains and their sores; and 'they' repented not

of their lworks!. (12) And the sixth poured out his 'bowl!

upon the great river, the river! Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way might be imade ready

for the kings that come from the 'sun13) risingl. °And I saw 'coming out of

the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the

mouth of the false prophet, three un(11 clean spirits, 'as it werel frogs: °for

they are spirits of 10devils, working Isigns'; which

go

forth lunto the kings of the whole world, to gather them Itogether unto the war of thel

great 15 day of God, the Almighty. (Be

hold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his ments, lest he walk naked, and they

gar

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& Or, judge. 1 Because they

prophets, thou hast given them

blood lalsol to drink 9. Or, him

10 Gr. demons. 11 Gr. inhabited earth.

VERSION OF 1611.-XV. 1 filled up; 2 of glass .. had gotten the victory over .. over .. over his mark, and over ..

..stand on..

. of glass . . (the); 3 just .. saints; 4 (thee) .. judgments are; 5 that.. looked · (behold); 6 of .. having .. clothed in.: white linen .. having.. girded ; 7 beasts . . vials; $ no mar. were fulfilled. XVI. 1 your ways . . vials .. upon; 2 vial upon .. there fell.. (upon them); 3 (angel)

vial upon ..(the); 4 (angel).. vial upon.. they ; 5 say.. (O Lord). . and shalt be.. hast judged ; 6 have shed .. (for); 7 (another out of).. say, Even so; 8 (angel). . vial.. power .. him; 10 (angel) .. vial. . seat .. full of darkness; 11 deeds ; 12 (angel) .. vial .. of.. of.. east.. prepared; 13 like..come; 14 (the) ... miracles . . (of the earth and). . to.. battle .. that. = [105]

°And great

*(16 see his shame.). °And 'they' gathered

them together into the place which

is called in Hebrew 'Har-Magedon'. (17 And the seventh poured out his

Ibowl upon the air; and there came 'forth a great voice out of the temple,

from the throne, saying, It is done : (18) °and there were lightnings, and voices,

and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since

11there were men upon the earth, so 19) great an earthquake, so mighty. And

the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and Babylon 'the great 'was remembered in the sight of God, to

give unto her the cup of the wine of 20 the fierceness of his wrath. And

every island fled away, and the moun(21) tains were not found.

hail, every stone about the weight of a talent, icometh downl out of heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail ; for

the plague thereof is exceeding great. 17(1 And there came one of the seven

angels that had the seven "bowls!, and ispakel with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the judge

ment of the great 'harloti that sitteth (2 upon many waters ; 'with whom the

kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the

earth iwerel made Idrunken' with the 3 wine of her fornication. Andi he

carried me away in the Spirit into la! wilderness: and I saw a woman isittingi upon a scarlet-coloured beast,

2full of names of blasphemy, having (4) seven heads and ten horns. And the

woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and 8decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abomi

nations, 4leven the unclean things of (5 her fornication, °and upon her fore

head a name written, 5MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF

THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMI6 NATIONS OF THE EARTH. °And I

saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great

7 'wonderl. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wondert? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth

her, which hath the seven heads and 8 Ithel ten horns. "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and 'is about

come up! out of the abyssi, "and Ito go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, 'they! whose name hath' not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold

the beast, 'how that he was, and is (9 not, and 'shall comel. Here is the

10mind which hath wisdom. The seven

heads are seven mountains, on which (10 the woman sitteth: °and 1l they are

seven kings; "the five are fallen, 'thel one is, the other is not yet come; and

when he cometh, he must continue 11 a little whilel. "And the beast that

was, and is not, is himself also an!

eighth, and is of the seven; and 'hel 12) goeth into perdition. And the ten

horns that thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive lauthority as

kings, with the beast, 'for one hour. 13 °These have one mind, and they!

give their power and authority unto (14 the beast. "°These shall war lagainst

the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they falso

shall overcomel that are with him, 15 called and chosen and faithful. And

he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the 'harloti sitteth,

are peoples, and multitudes, and na16 tions, and tongues. And the ten

horns which thou sawest, land' the beast, these shall hate the 'harloti, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and

Ishall! burn her lutterly! with fire. 17 °For God 'did put in their hearts to

Idol his mind', and to come to one mind', and 'to give their kingdom

unto the beast, until the words of 18 God Ishould be laccomplishedl. °And

the woman 'whom thou sawest is Ithel great city, which ereigneth over the kings of the earth.

1 Some ancient authorities read there

PUAS (L man. 2 Or, names full of blasphemy 3 Gr. gilded. 4 Or, and lof the unclean things

5 Or, lal mystery, BABYLON

THE GREAT
6 Or, lwitnesses!
7 Some ancient authorities read and

he goeth.

VERSION OF 1611.–16 he..a.. (the).. tongue Armageddon; 17 (angel) .. vial into .. (of heaven); 18 (and); 19 came in remembrance before; 21 there fell .. (a).. was. -- XVII. 1 which . , vials talked . . (unto me).. (unto). . whore; 2 (have). . the inhabiters of .. have been .. drunk; 3 So.. the..sit; 4 (colour) . . and filthiness; 5 (was); 6 admiration ; 7 marvel ; 8 shall ascend .. bottomless pit .. names

yet is ; 9 (And); 10 there .. and .. (and). . short space : 11 even he.. the; 12 which .. power; 13 shall.. strength; 14 (make). . with .. are; 15 whore; 16 upon .. whore; 17 hath .. fulfil. . will.. agree . . shall.. fulfilled ; 18 which..that. =(77)

& Gri on.

9 Gr. shall be present. 10 Or, I meaning! u Or, there are 12 Gr hath a kingdom.

were ..

art

great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.

And I saw as it were a 'glassy! sea mingled with fire; and them that !come victorious from the beast, and

from his image, and 'from the number of his name, 'standing by the glassyi sea, having harps of God. 3 °And they sing the song of Moses

the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, 'O' Lord God, 'the! Almighty; frighteous and true

are thy ways, thou King of the lages!. (4 °Who shall not fear, O Lord, and

glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all the nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy frighteous acts have been made mani

fest. (5 And after 'these things I sawl,

and the temple of the tabernacle of

the testimony in heaven was opened : 6) °and 'there came out ifrom the temple

the seven angels 'that had the seven plagues, 'arrayed 'with precious stone!, pure and 'bright', and 'girt abouti

their breasts with golden girdles. 7 °And one of the four "living creatures!

gave unto the seven angels seven golden "bowlsfull of the wrath of

God, who liveth 'for ever and ever. 8 °And the temple was filled with

smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and inonel was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels Ishould

be finished. 161 And I heard a great voice out of

the temple, saying to the seven angels, Go lyel, and pour out the Iseven bowlsl of the wrath of God 'intol the

earth. (2 And the first went, and poured out

his "bowl into the earth ; and 5lit becamel a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and which worshipped his

image. (3) And the second poured out his

"bowl into the sea; and 5it became blood as of a dead man; and every Cliving soul died, even the things that werel in the sea.

And the third poured out his 'bowl intol the rivers and the fountains of

the waters; and 5lit became blood. (5) °And I heard the angel of the waters isaying!, Righteous art thou, which

and which wast, Ithou Holy Onel, because thou didst thus (6) Sjudge': 'for they 'poured out the

blood of saints and prophets, and

blood hast thou given them to drink : (7 they are worthy. °And I heard the

altar 'saying, Yea, O Lord God, thel Almighty, true and righteous are thy

judgements. (8 And the fourth poured out his

Ibowll upon the sun; and it was

given unto olit to scorch men with *9 fre. And men were scorched with

great heat: and they blasphemed the name of the God which hath

the power over these plagues; and

they repented not to give him glory. (10 And the fifth poured out his 'bowl

upon the 'thronel of the beast; and his kingdom was darkenedl; and

they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 °and 'they' blasphemed the God of

heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they repented not

of their lworksl. (12) And the sixth poured out his 'bowli

upon the great river, the river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way might be 'made ready

for the kings that come from the 'sun13) rising. And I saw 'coming out of

the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the

mouth of the false prophet, three un(14 clean spirits, 'as it werel frogs: °for

they are spirits of 10devils, working Isigns'; which go forth 'unto the kings of the whole llworld, to gather them

'together unto the 'warl of 'thel 15 day of God, the Almighty. *(Be

hold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they

great

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& Or, judge. I Because they ...

prophets, thou hast given ikers

blood lalsol to drink 9 Or, him

10 Gr. demons. 11 Gr. inhabited earth.

VERSION OF 1611.-XV. 1 filled up; 2 of glass . . had gotten the victory over .. over .. over his mark, and over . . stand on..of glass . : (the) ; 3 just .. saints; 4 (thee) .. judgments are; 5 that.. looked ..(behold); 6 of .. having .. clothed in.. white linen .. having . . girded , 7 beasts . . vials; 8 no man.. were fulfilled. XVI. 1 your ways.. vials . . upon; 2 vial upon ..there fell.. (upon them) ; 3 (angel) .. vial upon .. (the) ; 4 (angel).. vial upon .. they ; 5 say .. (O Lord). . and shalt be.. hast judged ; 6 have shed.. (for); 7 (another out of).. say, Even so; 8 (angel).. vial.. power .. him; 10 (angel) .. vial. . seat .. full of darkness; 11 deeds ; 12 (angel) .. vial.. of.. of.. east. .prepared; 13 like..come; 14 (the) .. miracles .. (of the earth and).. to.. battle .. that. = [105]

*(16 see his shame.) And 'they' gathered

them together into the place which

is called in Hebrew 'Har-Magedon'. (17 And the seventh poured out his

"bowl uponi the air; and there came 'forth a great voice out of the temple,

from the throne, saying, It is done : (18) °and there were lightnings, and voices,

and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since

11there were men upon the earth, so 19) great an earthquake, so mighty. °And

the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and Babylon the great 'was remembered in the sight of God, to

give unto her the cup of the wine of 20 the fierceness of his wrath. °And

every island fled away, and the moun(21) tains were not found. And great

hail, every stone about the weight of a talent, icometh down' out of heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for

the plague thereof is exceeding great. 17(1 And there came one of the seven

angels that had the seven 'bowls!, and 'spakel with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the judge

ment of the great 'harloti that sitteth (2 upon many waters; °with whom the

kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the

earth iwerel made Idrunken' with the 3 wine of her fornication. And he

carried me away in the Spirit into 'a! wilderness: and I saw a woman 'sitting' upon a scarlet-coloured beast,

2full of names of blasphemy, having (4) seven heads and ten horns. And the

was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and 8decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abomi

nations, 4leven the unclean things of (5 her fornication, "and upon her fore

head a name written, 5MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF

THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMI6 NATIONS OF THE EARTH. °And I

saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the Smartyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great

7 'wonderi. "And the angel said unto

me, Wherefore didst thou 'wondert? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth

her, which hath the seven heads and 8 Ithel ten horns. "The beast that thou

sawest was, and is not; and 'is about to come up out of the labyssi, Tand 'to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, 'they! whose 'name hath not been written Sin the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold

the beast, 'how that he was, and is (9 not, and "shall comel. Here is the

10mind which hath wisdom. The seven

heads are seven mountains, on which (10 the woman sitteth: °and 11they are

seven kings; "the five are fallen, 'thel one is, the other is not yet come; and

when he cometh, he must continue 11 a little whilel. And the beast that

was, and is not, is 'himself also ani

eighth, and is of the seven; and 'hel 12) goeth into perdition. °And the ten

horns that thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but they' receive lauthority as

kings, with the beast, 'forl one hour. 13 "These have one mind, and they

give their power and "authority unto (14 the beast. "These shall war against

the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they falso

shall overcomel that are with him, 15 called and chosen and faithful. And

he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the 'harloti sitteth,

are peoples, and multitudes, and na16 tions, and tongues.

"And the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast, these shall hate the 'harlot!, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and

shall burn her utterly' with fire. 17 °For God did put in their hearts to

Idol his mind', and to come to one mind', and to give their kingdom

unto the beast, until the words of 18 God 'should be 'accomplished'. °And

the woman 'whom' thou sawest is ithel great city, which 12reigneth over the kings of the earth.

woman

. Gr. on.

1 Some ancient authorities read there

TUIS (1 min. ? Or, names full of blasphemy 3 Gr. gilded. * Or, and lof the unclean things

* Or, lal mystery, BABYLON

THE GREAT
6 Or, lwitnesses!
7 Some ancient authorities read and

he goeth.

Gr. shall be present. 10 Or, Imeaningi 11 Or, there are 12 Gr. hath a kingdom.

VERSION OF 1611.–16 he..a..(the).. tongue Armageddon; 17 (angel) .. vial into .. (of heaven); 18 (and); 19 came in remembrance before ; 21 there fell. . (a).. was. XVII. 1 which .. vials .. talked ..(unto me).. (unto). . whore ; 2 (have). . the inhabiters of .. have been .. drunk; 3 So.. the..sit; 4 (colour).. and filthiness; 5 (was); 6 admiration; 7 marvel ; 8 shall ascend .. bottomless pit.. names were .. yet is; 9 (And); 10 there .. and .. (and).. short space : ll even he.. the; 12 whích .. power; 13 shall.. strength ; 14 (make). . with . . are ; 15 whore; 16 upon whore; 17 hath .. fulfil.. will.. agree .. shall .. fulfilled; 18 which..that. = [77]

18(1 After these things I saw another

angel Icoming down lout of heaven, having great authority!; and the

earth was lightened with his glory. (2) °And he cried with a 'mighty' voice,

saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and is become lal habitation of Idevils, and 'al?hold of every 'unclean!

spirit, and a 'hold' of every unclean (3) and hateful bird. °For 81 by 4the wine

of the wrath of her fornication all/thel nations lare fallen'; and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich był the slpower of her

Siwantonnessl. 4) And I heard another voice from

heaven, saying, Come 'forth', my people, out of her, that ye have no

fellowship with her sins, and that ye 5 receive not of her plagues : °for her

sins have reached leven' unto heaven,

and God hath remembered her ini6 quities. Render unto her even as

she 'rendered!, and double unto her 'the double according to her works:

in the cup which she 'mingled, mingle (7) untol her double. "How much so

ever' she glorified herself, and 'waxed "wanton!, so much give her 'of' torment and 'mourning': for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am

no widow, and shall lin no wisel see 8) 'mourning!. 'Therefore in one day

shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly 'burned with fire; for strong is 8the Lord God 'which judged!

°And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived Of wantonly with her, shall Iweep' and

Iwail overi her, when they look upon! 10 the smoke of her burning, ostanding

afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, 'Woe, woe, thel great city,

Babylon, 'the strongl city! for in one (11 hour is thy judgement come. °And

the merchants of the earth weep and

mourn over her, for no man buyeth (12 their 10merchandise any more ; °10mer

chandise of gold, and silver, and

precious 'stonel, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet; and all thyine wood, and levery vessel of ivory, and levery vessel

madel of most precious wood, and oi 13 brass, and iron, and marble; and

cinnamon, and spicel, and incense:, and lointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle', and sheep; and imer.

chandise of horses and chariots and 14 12slaves ; and 13souls of men. And

the fruits Iwhichi thy soul lusted after are 'gonel from thee, and all things that were dainty and Isumptuous' are 'perished from thee, and

imen shall' find them no more at all. 15 "The merchants of these things, who!

were made rich by her, shall stand

afar off for the fear of her torment, (16 weeping and mourning'; osaying,

"Woe, woe, the great city, 'sher that was 'arrayed' in fine linen and purple

and scarlet, and 14decked with gold 17 and precious Istone' and 'pearl' ! for

in one hour so great riches is 'made desolatel. And every shipmaster, and levery one that saileth any whither', and mariners', and as many as 15 gain

their living! by sea, stood afar off, 18 °and cried lout as they looked uponi

the smoke of her burning, saying,

What city is like the great city ? 19 °And they cast dust on their heads,

and cried, weeping and 'mourning, saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, wherein were made rich all that had

their ships in the sea by reason of

her costliness! for in one hour is she 20 made desolate. °Rejoice over her,

thou heaven, and ye lsaints, and ye! apostles, and 'ye! prophets; for God

hath 'judged your judgement on her. 21) And 18a Istrong angel took up a

stone 'as it were a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with la mighty fall' shall Babylon,

the great city, be 'casti down, and (22 shall be found no more at all. And

the voice of harpers and minstrels! and fute-players and trumpeters

1

(9 her.

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1 Gr. demons. 2 Or, I prisoni 3 Some authorities read of the wine

... hare drunk. • Some ancient authorities omit the

wine of.

6 Or, llurury
• Or, Iclave together!
i Or, Iluxurions!
& Some ancient authorities omit the

Lord.
9 Or, luxuriously!

11 Gr. amomum.
19 Gr. bodies.
13 Or, llivesi
14 Gr. gilded.
15 Gr. work the sea.
16 Gr. one.

10 Gr. cargo.

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VERSION OF 1611.– XVIII. 1 (And)..come . . from .. power; 2 mightily . . strong .. (is)..the.. the .. foul.. cage; 3 have drunk of.. (have). . (are). . through .. abundance .. delicacies; 4 be not partakers of ; 6 Reward.. rewarded you.. hath filled fill to; ? (hath). . lived deliciously.. sorrow.. no sorrow 8 burnt. . who judgeth ; 9 (have)..deliciously.. bewail her. . lament for. . shall see; 10 Alas, alas that. that mighty; 11 (shall); 12 (The).. stones .. (of).. all manner vessels .. all manner vessels: 13 odours .. ointments .. beasts; 14 that.. departed.. which .. goodly.. departed .. thou shalt; 15 which .. wailing; 16 (and). . Alas, alas that .. clothed . . stones .. pearls ; 17 come to nought .. all the company in ships .. sailers . . trade; 18 when .. saw .. unto this; 19 wailing . . Alas, alas that ; 20 holy .. avenged you; 21 mighty..like. . violence.. that.. thrown; 22 musicians.. of pipers. =(110)

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