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ome: and worship him that made of the temple which is in heaven, leaven, and earth, and the sea, he also having a sharp sickle. und the fountains of waters. 18 And another angel came out

8 And there followed another from the altar, which had power ingel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is over fire ; and cried with a loud allen, that great city, because she cry to him that had the sharp made all nations drink of the wine sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp of the wrath of her fornication. sickle, and gather the clusters of

9 And the third angel followed the vine of the earth; for, her them, saying with a loud voice, If grapes are fully ripe. any man worship the beast and 19 And the angel thrust in his his image, and receive his mark in sickle into the earth, and gathered his forehead, or in his hand. the yine of the earth, and cast it t 10 The same shall drink of the into the great wine-press of the wine of the wrath of God, which wrath of God. is poured out without mixture into 20 And the wine-press was trod. the cup of his indignation ; and he den without the city, and blood shall be tormented with fire and came out of the wine-press, even brimstone in the presence of the unto the horse-bridles, by the holy angels, and in the presence of space of a thousand and six hunthe Lamb:

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ven, , nor night, who worship the beast seven angels having the seven last and his image, and whosoever re- plagues ; for in them is filled up ceiveth the mark of his name.

the wrath of God. 12 Here is the patience of the c 2 And I saw as it were a sea of saints: here are they that keep the glass mingled with fire: and them commandments of God, and the that had gotten the victory over faith of Jesus.

the beast, and over his image, and 6 13 And I heard a voice from over his mark, and over the numheaven, saying unto me, Write, ber of his name, stand on the sea Blessed are the dead which die in of glass, having the harps of God. the Lord from henceforth: Yea, t 3 And they sing the song of saith the Spirit, that they may rest Moses the servant of God and the from their labours ; and their song of the Lamb, saying, Great works do follow them.

and marvellous are thy works, 14 And I looked, and behold, a Lord God Almighty ; just and white cloud, and upon the cloud true are thy ways, thou King of one sat like unto the Son of man, saints. having on his head a golden crown, r 4 Who'shall not fear thee, o and in his hand a sharp sickle. Lord, and glorify thy name for i 15 And another angel came out thou only art holy: for all nations of the temple, crying with a loud shall come and worship before voice to him that sat on the cloud, thee ; for thy judgments are made Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for manifest. the time is come for thee to reap ; 5 And after that I looked, and for the harvest of the earth is ripe. behold, the temple of the taberna

16 And he that sat on the cloud cle of the testimony in heaven was thrust in his sickle on the earth ; opened: and the earth was reaped.

6 And the seven angels came 17 And another angel came out lout of the temple, having the

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seven plagues, clothed in purec 9 And men were scorched with and white linen, and having their great heat, and blasphemed the breasts girded with golden girdles. name of God, which hath power

7 And one of the four beasts over these plagues: and they to gave unto the seven angels seven pented not to give him glory. golden vials full of the wrath of 10 And the fifth angel poure God, who liveth forever and out his vial upon the seat of the

beast ; and his kingdom was fisi 8 And the temple was filled of darkness; and they knawe: with smoke from the glory of God, their tongues for pain, and from his power; and no man c 11 And blasphemed the God of was able to enter into the temple, heaven, because of their pains and till the seven plagues of the seven their sores, and repented not of angels were fulfilled.

their deeds. CHAP. XVI.

12 And the sixth angel poured ND I heard a great voice out out his vial upon the great river

of the temple, saying to the Euphrates ; and the water thereof seven angels, Go your ways, and was dried up, that the way of the pour out the vials of the wrath of kings of the east might be preGod upon the earth.

pared. que 2 And the first went, and pour- 13 And I saw three unclean ed out his vial upon the earth ; spirits like frogs come out of the and there fell a noisome and mouth of the dragon, and out of grievous sore upon the men which the mouth of the beast, and out of had the mark of the beast, and the mouth of the false prophet. upon them which worshipped his 14 For they are the spirits of image.

devils, working iniracles, arkisi 3 And the second angel poured go forth

unto the kings of the out his vial upon the sea ; and it earth, and of the whole world, w became as the blood of a dead gather them to the battle of that man; and every living soul died in great day of God Almighty. the sea.

6 15 Behold, I come as a thief 4 And the third angel poured Blessed is hé that watcheth, ant out his vial upon the rivers and keepeth his garments, lest he wall fountains of waters: and they naked, and they see his shame. became blood.

g 16 And he gathered them toge t 5 And I heard the angel of the ther into a place called in the He waters say, Thou art righteous, o brew tongue Armageddon. Lord, which art, and wast, and 17 And the seventh angel pour shalt be, because thou hast judged ed out his vial into the air, and thus.

there came a great voice out of c 6 For they have shed the blood the temple of heaven, from the of saints and prophets, and thou throne, saying, It is done. hast given them blood to drink ; 18 And there were voices, and for they are worthy.

th unders, and lightnings; and 7 And I heard another out of there was a great earthquake

, the altar say, Even so, Lord God such as was not since men were Almighty, true and righteous are upon the earth, so mighty 21 thy judgrnents.

earthquake, and so great. 8° And the fourth angel poured 19 And the great city was di out his vial upon the sun ; and vided into three parts, and the power was given unto him to cities of the nations fell: and great scorch men with fire.

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p of the wine of the fierceness heads, and ten horns. E bis wrath.

8 The beast that thou sawest, 20 And every island fled away, was, and is not; and shall ascend nd the mountains were not found out of the bottomless pit, and go

21 And there fell upon men a into perdition: and they that dwell reat hail out of heaven, every on the earth shall wonder, (whose tone about the weight of a talent: names were not written in the ind men blasphemed God because book of life from the foundation of the plague of the hail ; for the of the world,) when they behold plague thereof was exceeding the beast that was, and is not, and great. CHAP. XVII.

9 And here is the mind which ND there came one of the hath wisdom. The seven heads

seven angels which had the are seven mountains, on which seven vials, and talked with me, the woman sitteth. saying unto me, Come hither ; I 10 And there are seven kings: will shew unto thee the judgment five are fallen, and one is, and the of the great whore that sitteth other is not yet come; and when upon many waters;

he cometh, he must continue a 2 With whom the kings of the short space. earth have committed fornication, 11 And the beast that was, and and the inhabitants of the earth is not, even he is the eighth, and is have been made drunk with the of the seven, and goeth into perwine of her fornication.

dition. 3 So he carried me away in the 12 And the ten horns which spirit into the wilderness: and I thou sawest are ten kings, which saw a woman sit upon a scarlet- have received no kingdom as yet ; coloured beast, full of names of but receive power as kings one blasphemy, having seven heads hour with the beast. and ten horns.

13 These have one mind, and 4 And the woman was arrayed shall give their power and strength in purple and scarlet-colour, and unto the beast. decked with gold and precious c 14 These shall make war with stones and pearls, having a golden the Lamb, and the Lamb shall cup in her hand full of abomina- overcome them: for he is Lord of tions and filthiness of her fornica- | lords, and King of kings; and tion:

they that are with him are called, 5 And upon her forehead was and chosen, and faithful.

written, MYSTERY, 15 And he saith unto me, The BABYLON THE GREAT, THE waters which thou sawest, where MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND the whore sitteth, are peoples, ABOMINATIONS OF THE and multitudes, and nations, and EARTH.

tongues. 6 And I saw the woman drunk. 16 And the ten horns, which en with the blood of the saints, thou sawest upon the beast, these and with the blood of the martyrs shall hate the whore, and shall of Jesus: and when I saw her, I make her desolate and naked, and wondered with great admiration. shall eat her flesh, and burn her

7 And the angel said unto me, with fire. Wherefore didst thou marvel ? ist 17 For God hath put in their will tell thee the mystery of the hearts, to fulfil his will, and to woman, and of the beast that car- agree, and give their kingdom unto

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the beast, until the words of God and lived deliciously with her

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shall bewail her, and lament for 18 And the woman which thou her, when they shall see the smoke sawest is that great city, which of her burning, reigneth over the kings of the 10 Standing afar off for the fear earth.

of her torment, saying, Alas, ales! CHAP. XVIII.

that great city Babylon, that miga ND after these things I saw city? for in one hour is thy judi

another angel come down ment come. from heaven, having great power; 11 And the merchants of the and the earth was lightened with earth shall weep and moum opet his glory:

her ; for no

man buyeth thei 2 And he cried mightily with a merchandise any more: strong voice, saying, Babylon, the 12 The merchandise of gold, great is fallen, is fallen, and is and silver, and precious stones

, become the habitation of devils, and of pearls, and fine linen, an and the hold of every foul spirit

, purple, and silk, and scarlet

, and and a cage of every unclean and all thyine wood, and all manner hateful bird.

vessels of ivory, and all manner 3 For all nations have drunk of vessels of most precious wood, and the wine of the wrath of her forni- of brass, and iron, and marble, cation, and the kings of the earth 13 And cinnamon, and odours

, have committed fornication with and ointments, and frankincense

, her, and the merchants of the and wine, and oil, and fine flour

, earth are waxed rich through the and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, abundance of her delicacies. and horses, and chariots, and d 4 And I heard another voice slaves, and souls of men. from heaven, saying, Come out of 14 And the fruits that thy soul her, my people, that ye be not lusted after are departed from partakers of her sins, and that ye thee, and all things which were receive not of her plagues. dainty and goodly

5 For her sins have reached from thee, and thou shalt find them unto heaven, and God hath re- no more at all. membered her iniquities.

15 The merchants of these things 6 Reward her even as she re- which were made rich by her, warded you, and double unto her shall stand afar off, for the fear of double according to her works: in her torment, weeping and wailing

, the cup which she hath filled, fill 16 And saying, Alas, alas ! that to her double.

great city, that was clothed in fine 7 How much she hath glarified linen, and purple, and scarlet, and herself, and lived deliciously, so decked with gold, and precious much torment and sorrow give stones, and pearls ! her: for she saith in her heart, I 17 For in one hour so gree? sit a queen, and am no widow, and riches is come to nought. And shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues company in ships, and sailors, and

every ship-master, and all the come in one day, death, and as many as trade by sea, stood mourning, and famine ; and she afar off, shall be utterly burned with fire: 18 And cried when they saw for strong is the Lord God who the smoke of her burning, saying

, judgeth her.

What city is like unto this great 9 And the kings of the earth, city! who have cominitted fornication | 19 And they cast dust on their

are departed

leads, and cried, weeping and and worshipped God that sat on vailing, saying, Alas, alas! that the throne, saying, Amen ; Alreat city, wherein were made rich leluia. Ill that had ships in the sea by d 5 And a voice came out of the eason of her costliness! for in one throne, saying, Praise our God, all tour is she made desolate. ye his servants, and ye that fear

20 Rejoice over her, thou hea-him both small and great. ren, and ye holy apostles and pro- 6 And I heard as it were the phets; for God hath avenged you voice of a great multitude, and as on her.

the voice of many waters, and as 21 And a mighty angel took up the voice of mighty thunderings, & stone like a great mill-stone, and saying, Alleluia : for the Lord God sast it into the sea, saying, Thus omnipotent reigneth. with violence shall that great city d 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and Babylon be thrown down, and give honour to him: for the marshall be found no more at all.

riage of the Lamb is come, and 22 And the voice of harpers, and his wife hath made herself ready. musicians, and of pipers, and trum- C 8 And to her was granted that peters, shall be heard no more at she should be arrayed in fine linen, all in thee; and no craftsman of clean and white: for the fine linen whatsoever craft he be, shall be is the righteousness of saints. found any more in thee; and the b 9 And he saith unto me, Write, sound of a mill-stone shall be heard Blessed are they which are called no more at all in thee;

unto the marriage-supper of the 23 And the light of a candle Lamb. And he saith unto me, shall shine no more at all in thee ; These are the true sayings of God. and the voice of the bridegroomt 10 And I fell at his feet to wor. and of the bride shall be heard no ship him. And he said unto me, more at all in thee: for thy mer- See thou do it not: I am thy fellowchants were the great men of the servant, and of thy brethren that earth ; for by thy sorceries were have the testimony of Jesus: worall nations deceived.

ship God: for the testimony of Je. 24 And in her was found the sus is the spirit of prophecy. blood of propbets, and of saints, t 11 And I saw heaven opened, and of all that were slain upon and behold, a white horse ; and the earth.

he that sat upon him was called CHAP. XIX

Faithful and True, and in rightND after these things I heard eousness he doth judge and make in heaven, saying, Alleluia : Salva- 12 His eyes were as a flame of tion, and glory, and honour, and fire, and on his head were many power, unto the Lord our God: crowns ; and he had a name writ

2 For true and righteous are his ten, that no man knew, but he judgments: for he hath judged the himself. great whore, which did corrupt t 13 And he was clothed with a the earth with her fornication, and vesture dipped in blood : and his hath avenged the blood of his ser-name is called The Word of God. vants at her hand.

14 And the armies which were 3 And again they said, Alleluia, in heaven followed him upon white And her smoke rose up for, ever horses, clothed in fine linen, white

and clean. 4 And the four and twenty el- 15 And out of his mouth goeth ders and the four beasts fell down a sharp sword, that with it he Dd2

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