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John's epistles to the REVELATION, churches of Sardis,

25 But that which ye have same shall be clothed in white already, hold fast till I come. raiment; and I will not blot out

26 And he that overcometh, his name out of the book of life, and keepeth my works unto the but I will confess his name beend, to him will I give power fore my Father, and before his over the nations:

angels. 27 (And he shall rule them 6 He that hath an ear, let with a rod of iron; as the ves- him hear what the Spirit saith sels of a potter shall they be unto the churches. broken to shivers :) even as 1 7 And to the angel of the received of my Father.

church in Philadelphia write; 28. And I will give him the These things saith he that is morning-star.

holy, he that is true, he that 29 He that hath an ear, let hath the key of David, he that him hear what the Spirit saith openeth, and no man shutteth; unto the churches.

and shutteth, and no man CHAP. JII.

openeth: To the church of Sardis, & c. 8 I know thy works: behold,

ND unto the angel of the I have set before thee an open I. church in Sardis write ; door, and no man can shut it: These things saith he that hath for thou hast a little strength, the seven Spirits of God, and and hast kept my word, and the seven stars; I know thy hast not denied my name. works, that thou hast a name 9 Behold, I will make them of that thou livest, and art dead. the synagogue of Satan, which

2 Be watchful, and strengthen say they are Jews, and are not, the things which remain, that but do lie; behold, I will make are ready to die: for I have not them to come and worship before found thy works perfect before thy feet, and to know that I have God.

loved thee. 3 Remember therefore how 10 Because thou hast kept thou hast received and heard, the word of my patience, I also and hold fast, and repent. If will keep thee from the hour of therefore thou shalt not watch, temptation, which shall come I will come on thee as a thief, upon all the world, to try them and thou shalt not know what that dwell upon the earth. bour I will come upon thee. 11 Behold, I come quickly:

4 Thou hast a few names even hold that fast which thou hast, in Sardis which have not defiled that no man take thy crown. their garments; and they shall 12 Him that overcometh, will walk with me in white : for they I make a pillar in the temple of are worthy.

my God, and he shall go no 5 He that overcometh, the more out: and I will write upon

Philadelphia and Laodicea. CHAP. IV. Vision of God's throne. him the name of my God, and sup with him, and he with the name of the city of my God, me. which is new Jerusalem, which 21 To him that overcometh cometh down out of heaven from will I grant to sit with me in my God: and I will write upon my throne, even as I also overhim my new name.

came, and am set down with 13 He that hath an ear, let my Father in his throne. him hear what the Spirit saith 22 He that hath an ear, let unto the churches.

him hear what the Spirit saith 14 And unto the angel of the unto the churches. church of the Laodiceans write;

CHAP. IV. These things saith the Amen, The vision of a throne. the faithful and true Witness, AFTER this I looked, and the beginning of the creation of A behold, a door was opened God;

in heaven: and the first voice 15 I know thy works, that which I heard, was as it were thou art neither cold nor hot : of a trumpet talking with me; I would thou wert cold or hot. which said, Come up hither,

16 So then, because thou art and I will shew thee things lukewarm, and neither cold nor which must be hereafter. hot, I will spue thee out of my 2 And immediately I was in mouth:

the Spirit: and behold, a throne 17 Because thou sayest, I am was set in heaven, and one sat rich, and increased with goods, on the throne. and have need of nothing; and 3 And he that sat was to look knowest not that thou art upon like a jasper and a sardinc wretched, and miserable, and stone: and there was a rainbow poor, and blind, and naked : round about the throne in sight

18 I counsel thee to buy of like unto an emerald. me gold tried in the fire, that 4 And round about the throne thou mayest be rich; and white were four and twenty seats; raiment, that thou mayest be and upon the seats I saw four clothed, and that the shame of and twenty elders sitting, cloththy nakedness do not appear; ed in white raiment; and they and anoint thine eyes with eye-had on their heads crowns of salve, that thou mayest see. gold.

19 As many as I love, I re- 5 And out of the throne probuke and chasten: be zealous ceeded lightnings, and thundertherefore, and repent.

lings, and voices. And there were 20 Behold, I stand at the door, seven lamps of fire burning beand knock: If any man hear fore the throne, which are the my voice, and open the door, seven Spirits of God. I will come in to him, and will 6 And before the throne there Vision of God's throne. REVELATION,

A book in hearen was a sea of glass like unto book, and to loose the seals crystal: And in the midst of the thereof? throne, and round about the 3 And no man in heaven, throne, were four beasts full of nor in earth, neither under the eyes before and behind. earth, was able to open the

7 And the first beast was like book, neither to look thereon. a lion, and the second beast 4 And I wept much, because like a calf, and the third beast no man was found worthy to had a face as a man, and the open, and to read the book, fourth beast was like a flying neither to look thereon. eagle.

5 And one of the elders saith 8 And the four beasts had unto me, Weep not: behold, the each of them six wings about Lion of the tribe of Juda, the him; and they were full of eyes Root of David, hath prevailed within : and they rest not day to open the book, and to loose and night, saying, Holy, holy, the seven seals thereof. holy, Lord God Almighty, which 6 And I beheld, and lo, in the was, and is, and is to come. midst of the throne, and of the

9 And when those beasts give four beasts, and in the midst of glory, and honour, and thanks the elders, stood a Lamb as it to him that sat on the throne, had been slain, having seven who liveth for ever and ever, horns, and seven eyes, which

10 The four and twenty elders are the seven Spirits of God fall down before him that sat sent forth into all the earth. on the throne, and worship him 7 And he came and took the that liveth for ever and ever, book out of the right hand of and cast their crowns before the him that sat upon the throne. throne, saying,

8 And when he had taken 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, the book, the four beasts, and to receive glory, and honour, and four and twenty elders fell down power: for thou hast created all before the Lamb, having every things, and for thy pleasure they one of them harps, and golden are and were created.

vials full of odours, which are CHAP. V. . the prayers of saints. The book with seven seals. 9 And they sung a new song,

ND I saw in the right hand saying, Thou art worthy to take A of him that sat on the the book, and to open the seals throne a book written within thereof: for thou wast slain, and and on the back side, sealed hast redeemed us to God by with seven seals.

lthy blood out of every kindred, 2 And I saw a strong angel and tongue, and people, and proclaiming with a loud voice, nation; Who is worthy to open the 10 And hast made us unto

sealed with seven seals. CHAP. VI. The Lamb openeth the seals. our God kings and priests : and 3 And when he had opened we shall reign on the earth. the second seal, I heard the se

11 And I beheld, and I heard cond beast say, Come and see. the voice of many angels round 4 And there went out another about the throne, and the beasts, horse that was red: and power and the elders : and the number was given to him that sat thereof them was ten thousand times on to take peace from the earth, ten thousand, and thousands of and that they should kill one thousands;

another: and there was given 12 Saying with a loud voice, unto him a great sword. Worthy is the Lamb that was 5 And when he had opened slain to receive power, and the third seal, I heard the third riches, and wisdom, and strength, beast say, Come and see. And and honour, and glory, and I beheld, and lo, a black horse; blessing.

and he that sat on him had a 13 And every creature which pair of balances in his hand. is in heaven, and on the earth, 6 And I heard a voice in the and under the earth, and such midst of the four beasts say, A as are in the sea, and all that measure of wheat for a penny, are in them, heard I saying, and three measures of barley for Blessing, and honour, and glory, a penny; and see thou hurt not and power, be unto him that the oil and the wine. sitteth upon the throne, and 7 And when he had opened unto the Lamb, for ever and the fourth seal, I heard the voice ever.

of the fourth beast say, Come 14 And the four beasts said, and see. Amen. And the four and twen- 8 And I looked, and behold, ty elders fell down and worship- a pale horse: and his name that ped him that liveth for ever and sat on him was Death, and hell ever.

followed with him. And power CHAP. VI.

was given unto them over the The seven seals opened fourth part of the earth, to kill AND I saw when the Lamb with sword, and with hunger, A opened one of the seals, and with death, and with the and I heard, as it were the beasts of the earth. noise of thunder, one of the four 9 And when he had opened beasts, saying, Come and see. the fifth seal, I saw under the

2 And I saw, and behold, a altar the souls of them that were white horse: and he that sat slain for the word of God, and on him had a bow; and a crown for the testimony which they was given unto him: and he held : went forth conquering, and to 10 And they cried with a loud conquer.

Ivoice, saying, How long, O Lord,

and the sun bec and the moon sea, Caving. Hurt

The opening of the seals. REVELATION, The number of those holy and true, dost thou not

CHAP. VII. judge and avenge our blood on The number of the sealed. them that dwell on the earth ? LA ND after these things I saw

11 And white robes were A four angels standing on the given unto every one of them ; four corners of the earth, holdand it was said unto them, that ing the four winds of the earth, they should rest yet for a little that the wind should not blow season, until their fellow-ser- on the earth, nor on the sea. vants also and their brethren, nor on any tree. that should be killed as they 2 And I saw another angel were, should be fulfilled. ascending from the east, having

12 And I beheld when he the seal of the living God: and had opened the sixth seal, and he cried with a loud voice to lo, there was a great earthquake; the four angels, to whom it was and the sun became black as given to hurt the earth and the sackcloth of hair, and the moon sea, became as blood :

13 Saying, Hurt not the 13 And the stars of heaven earth, neither the sea, nor the fell unto the earth, even as a fig-trees, till we have sealed the tree casteth her untimely figs, servants of our God in their when she is shaken of a mighty foreheads. wind.

14 And I heard the number 14 And the heaven departed of them which were sealed : and as a scroll when it is rolled to-there were sealed a hundred and gether; and every mountain and forty and four thousand of all island were moved out of their the tribes of the children of places..

Israel. 15 And the kings of the 5 Of the tribe of Juda were earth, and the great men, and sealed twelve thousand. Of the the rich men, and the chief tribe of Reuben were sealed captains, and the mighty men, twelve thousand. Of the tribe and every bond-man, and every of Gad were sealed twelve thoufree-man, hid themselves in the sand. dens and in the rocks of the 6 Of the tribe of Aser were mountains ;

sealed twelve thousand. Of the 16 And said to the mountains tribe of Nephthalim were sealed and rocks, Fall on us, and hide twelve thousand. Of the tribe us from the face of him that of Manasses were sealed twelve sitteth on the throne, and from thousand. the wrath of the Lamb: 19 Of the tribe of Simeon

17 For the great day of his were sealed twelve thousand. wrath is come; and who shall Of the tribe of Levi were sealed be able to stand ?

|twelve thousand. Of the tribe

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