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§ 39. Ch. XVI. The Sixth Vial: the drying up of Euphrates to make a way for the Kings from the Sunrising: Confederacy of the Dragon,

the Beast, and the False Prophet: the Frogs.

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12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon "that great river, Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way "might be prepared of the kings who come from the sunrising*. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs "from * the mouth of the dragon, and "from the mouth of the beast, and "from the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are * spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

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§ 41. Ch. XVI. The Seventh Vial: Fall of Babylon. Armageddon: Rout of Kings of Earth.

16 And "they* gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake,

such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell and "Babylon the great came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof "is exceeding great.


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§ 42. Ch. XIV. The Sixth Angel; the universal preaching of the Gospel.

6 And I saw another angel "flying* in the midst of heaven, having the everlast

ing gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

§ 43. Ch. XIV. Babylon is fallen: the Beast still remains. Warning, against following the Beast.

§ 47 a. Ch. XIX. The GREAT CITY, Babylon, is fallen.

1 "AFTER these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and power, " of the Lord our God; 2 for true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath

8 And there followed "a second angel, judged the great whore, which did saying, "fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great, because she made all nations

drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. 9 And "a* third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand. 10" He also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is "mixed* without "water into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

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§45. Ch. XIV. Preparation for the World's Harvest.

14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and "one sitting on the cloud * like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap for the time is come to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

§46. Ch. XIV. Preparation for the World's Vintage.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over "the fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even "up to the bridles of the horses, for* the space of a thousand * six hundred furlongs.

corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke "riseth * up for ever and ever.

§ 47 b. Ch. XIX. The Army of Christ.

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that "sitteth upon him "is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes "are as a flame of fire, and on his head "are many crowns; and he "has a name written, that no man "knows, but he himself. 13 And he "is clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven were following upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a "two-edged sharp sword, that with it he "may smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of "God Omnipotent *. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on

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his thigh a name written, KING OF

KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the "great supper of God; 18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all both free and bond, both small and great.

§ 48. Ch. XIX. Armageddon. The gathering together against Christ: The capture of the Beast and False Prophet. The rout of their army: their punishment.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that "sitteth on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and "his ally the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that "sitteth upon the horse, which sword proceedeth out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.



§ 49. Ch. XVIII. Recapitulation: BABYLON is fallen : fuller description of her fall. 1 "AFTER * these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great, and is become "a habitation of devils, and a hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached "up to heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 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. 7 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 sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, "Wo, wo*, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour "thy judgment is* come. 11 And the merchants of the earth * weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more, 12 * merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble. 13 And cinnamon, "and amomus*, 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. 14 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 "they shall find them no more at all; 15 the merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, "Wo, wo,* that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the "company that sailed to that place *, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, "stand * afar off, 18 and "cry when they see* the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto "the great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, "Wo, wo,* 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. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye "saints, and ye * apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and 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; 23 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. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

$50. Ch. XX. Recapitulation: from the first Advent of Christ (when He bound Satan) to the last persecution or final loosing of Satan. The privileges of all true Believers in every age, spiritually made Kings and Priests by Christ's blood, and by faith and obedience to Him. 1 AND I saw an angel "coming * down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound

him "for* a thousand years, 3 and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, "in order that he may not deceive the nations any more, till the thousand years are fulfilled *; after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them and I saw the souls † of them that "had been beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and "of them who worshipped not the beast, neither his image, neither received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived, and reigned with Christ " for * a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead "live* not again until the thousand years are * finished.


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$51a. Ch. I. Glory to Christ for His Incarnation, and for the work of Redemption by His Blood.

4 JOHN to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the firstbegotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us a kingdom*, priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


$51 b. Ch. V. Song of the Blessed, adoring Christ for Redemption, justification, sanctification, and glorification through His blood.

9 And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made them* unto our God kings and priests; and they reign on the earth.


+ See above, § 24, v. 9.

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§ 52. Ch. XX. After the destruction, first of Babylon, and then of the Beast and False Prophet, Satan gathers the nations to battle against Christ and the Church.

and punishment. The lake of fire.

Satan's final defeat

6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection on "these the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and "they reign* with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to "the battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where "both * the beast and false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

$ 53. Ch. XI. The last Trump: the last Woe: the complete Victory of Christ: the last Judg


14 * Behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom* of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which


sit before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and


art king *. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give "their* reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 19 And the "inner-temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his "inner-temple* the ark of his testament; and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

§ 54. Ch. XX. The last Judgment The second Death. The lake of fire.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small*, stand before God; and the books were opened and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them and they were judged every man according to "his* works. 14 And death and the * grave were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, "the lake of fire. * 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


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