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no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee ; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee. And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom, and of the bride, shall be heard no more at all in thee. For thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

TIME—the day 2400 et seq.

LXIII.

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THE JUDGMENT OF BABYLON THE GREAT.

VOICE FROM HEAVEN.

xviii, 4–17. And I heard another voice from bearen, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For ber sins bave reached unto beaven-and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her, even as she rewarded you; and double unto her double, according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her for she saith in her heart, I sit a Queen, and am no widow, and shall see no

Therefore, shall ber plagues come in one day, death, mourning, and famine, and she shall be utterly

sorrow

all

burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication, and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning : standing afar off, for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas! alas ! that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, for po man buyeth their merchandise any more ; the merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyme wood, and all manner of vessels of ivory, and

manner of vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. And the fruits that thy soul lusted after, are departed from thee: and all things which were dainty and goodly, are departed from thee : and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off, for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, alas! alas ! that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls ! for in one hour, so great riches is come to nought.

TIME-the day 2400 et seq.

LXIV.

IV. HER

THE JUDGMENT OF BABYLON THE GREAT.

DESTRUCTION WITNESSED. THE LAMENTATION
OVER HER, ON EARTH.

xviii, 17-20–24.
And every shipmaster, and all the company in
ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood
afar off, and cried, when they saw the smoke of
her burning, saying, What city is like unto this
great city! And they cast dust on their heads and
cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas! alas ! that
great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships
in the sea, by reason of her costliness, for in one
hour is she made desolate. Rejoice over her, thou
heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets : for God
hath avenged you on her.... And in her was found the
blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were
slain
upon

the earth. TIME—the day 2400 et seq.

V.

THE

LXV.
THE JUDGMENT OF BABYLON THE GREAT.
SONG OF TRIUMPH OVER HER IN HEAVEN.

xix, 1-4.
And after these things, I heard a great voice of
much people in heaven, saying, Allelulía, salvation,
and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord

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our God; for true and righteous are his judgments. For he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Allelylia. And her smoke rose up for ever

And the four and twenty elders, and the four living creatures, fell down, and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen. Allelysia.

TIME-following on the day 2400.

and ever.

of

LXVI.

THE THIRD WOE. THE WINE-PRESS TRODDEN.

AWFUL SLAUGHTER OF THE GREAT ANTICHRISTIAN
CONFEDERATION. DOWNFALL AND RUIN OF ANTI-
CHRIST, AND THE FALSE PROPHET.
xiv, 20.

xix, 20, 21.
And the wine-press was And the Beast was taken,
trodden without the city; and and with him the False Pro-
blood came out of the wine- phet that wrought miracles
press, even unto the horse- before him, with which he de-
bridles, by the space of a thou- ceived them that had the mark
sand and six hundred furlongs. of the beast, and them that

worshipped his image. These, were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth. And all the fowls were filled

with their flesh. TIME—the day 2400.

LXVII.

SATAN BOUND, AND IMPRISONED FOR ONE THOUSAND

YEARS.

xx. 1–3.

And I saw an angel came down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up,

and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled. And after that he must be loosed a little season.

Time-following on the day 2400.

LXVIII.

THE 'MILLENNIUM.

REIGN OF CHRIST, AND THE
SAINTS.

xx, 4-6.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not

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