THE HOLY BIBLE

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THE BOOK OF THE APOCALYPSE
(REVELATION)

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11
Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22

 

 

                  The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 1
1   The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him,
    to make known to his servants the things which must
    shortly come to pass:  and signified, sending by his angel
    to his servant John,
2   Who hath given testimony to the word of God, and the
    testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath
    seen.
3   Blessed is he, that readeth and heareth the words of this
    prophecy; and keepeth those things which are written in
    it; for the time is at hand.
4   John to the seven churches which are in Asia.  Grace be
    unto you and peace from him that is, and that was, and
    that is to come, and from the seven spirits which are
    before his throne,
5   And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the
    first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of
    the earth, who hath loved us, and washed us from our sins
    in his own blood,
6   And hath made us a kingdom, and priests to God and his
    Father, to him be glory and empire for ever and ever.
    Amen.
7   Behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see
    him, and they also that pierced him.  And all the tribes
    of the earth shall bewail themselves because of him.  Even
    so.  Amen.
8   I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, saith the
    Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the
    Almighty.
9   I John, your brother and your partner in tribulation, and
    in the kingdom, and patience in Christ Jesus, was in the
    island, which is called Patmos, for the word of God, and
    for the testimony of Jesus.
10  I was in the spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me
    a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11  Saying:  What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the
    seven churches which are in Asia, to Ephesus, and to
    Smyrna, and to Pergamus, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis,
    and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
12  And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me.  And
    being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks:
13  And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one
    like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the
    feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14  And his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, and
    as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
15  And his feet like unto fine brass, as in a burning
    furnace.  And his voice as the sound of many waters.
16  And he had in his right hand seven stars.  And from his
    mouth came out a sharp two edged sword:  and his face was
    as the sun shineth in his power.
17  And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead.  And
    he laid his right hand upon me, saying:  Fear not.  I am
    the First and the Last,
18  And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever
    and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell.
19  Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, and which
    are, and which must be done hereafter.
20  The mystery of the seven stars, which thou sawest in my
    right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.  The seven
    stars are the angels of the seven churches.  And the seven
    candlesticks are the seven churches.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 2
1   Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write:  These
    things saith he, who holdeth the seven stars in his right
    hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden
    candlesticks:
2   I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and
    how thou canst not bear them that are evil, and thou hast
    tried them, who say they are apostles, and are not, and
    hast found them liars:
3   And thou hast patience, and hast endured for my name, and
    hast not fainted.
4   But I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left
    thy first charity.
5   Be mindful therefore from whence thou art fallen:  and do
    penance, and do the first works.  Or else I come to thee,
    and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except
    thou do penance.
6   But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the
    Nicolaites, which I also hate.
7   He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
    to the churches: To him, that overcometh, I will give to
    eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my
    God.
8   And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write:  These
    things saith the First and the Last, who was dead, and is
    alive:
9   I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich:
    and thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and
    are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer.
    Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that
    you may be tried:  and you shall have tribulation ten
    days.  Be thou faithful until death:  and I will give thee
    the crown of life.
11  He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
    to the churches: He that shall overcome, shall not be hurt
    by the second death.
12  And to the angel of the church of Pergamus write:  These
    things, saith he, that hath the sharp two edged sword:
13  I know where thou dwellest, where the seat of Satan is:
    and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my
    faith.  Even in those days when Antipas was my faithful
    witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
14  But I have against thee a few things:  because thou hast
    there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught
    Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of
    Israel, to eat, and to commit fornication:
15  So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the
    Nicolaites.
16  In like manner do penance:  if not, I will come to thee
    quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my
    mouth.
17  He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
    to the churches: To him that overcometh, I will give the
    hidden manna, and will give him a white counter, and in
    the counter, a new name written, which no man knoweth, but
    he that receiveth it.
18  And to the angel of the church of Thyatira write:  These
    things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like to a
    flame of fire, and his feet like to fine brass.
19  I know thy works, and thy faith, and thy charity, and thy
    ministry, and thy patience, and thy last works which are
    more than the former.
20  But I have against thee a few things:  because thou
    sufferest the woman Jezabel, who calleth herself a
    prophetess, to teach, and to seduce my servants, to commit
    fornication, and to eat of things sacrificed to idols.
21  And I gave her a time that she might do penance, and she
    will not repent of her fornication.
22  Behold, I will cast her into a bed:  and they that commit
    adultery with her shall be in very great tribulation,
    except they do penance from their deeds.
23  And I will kill her children with death, and all the
    churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins
    and hearts, and I will give to every one of you according
    to your works.  But to you I say,
24  And to the rest who are at Thyatira:  Whosoever have not
    this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan,
    as they say, I will not put upon you any other burthen.
25  Yet that, which you have, hold fast till I come.
26  And he that shall overcome, and keep my works unto the
    end, I will give him power over the nations.
27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and as the
    vessel of a potter they shall be broken,
28  As I also have received of my Father:  and I will give him
    the morning star.
29  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to
    the churches.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 3
1   And to the angel of the church of Sardis, write:  These
    things saith he, that hath the seven spirits of God, and
    the seven stars:  I know thy works, that thou hast the
    name of being alive:  and thou art dead.
2   Be watchful and strengthen the things that remain, which
    are ready to die.  For I find not thy works full before my
    God.
3   Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received
    and heard:  and observe, and do penance.  If then thou
    shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou
    shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.
4   But thou hast a few names in Sardis, which have not
    defiled their garments:  and they shall walk with me in
    white, because they are worthy.
5   He that shall overcome, shall thus be clothed in white
    garments, and I will not blot out his name out of the book
    of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and
    before his angels.
6   He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to
    the churches.
7   And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia, write:
    These things saith the Holy One and the true one, he that
    hath the key of David; he that openeth, and no man
    shutteth; shutteth, and no man openeth:
8   I know thy works.  Behold, I have given before thee a door
    opened, which no man can shut:  because thou hast a little
    strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my
    name.
9   Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say
    they are Jews, and are not, but do lie.  Behold, I will
    make them to come and adore before thy feet.  And they
    shall know that I have loved thee.
10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will
    also keep thee from the hour of the temptation, which
    shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell
    upon the earth.
11  Behold, I come quickly:  hold fast that which thou hast,
    that no man take thy crown.
12  He that shall overcome, I will make him a pillar in the
    temple of my God; and he shall go out no more; and I will
    write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the
    city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out
    of heaven from my God, and my new name.
13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to
    the churches.
14  And to the angel of the church of Laodicea, write:  These
    things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, who
    is the beginning of the creation of God:
15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold, nor hot.  I
    would thou wert cold, or hot.
16  But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot,
    I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.
17  Because thou sayest:  I am rich, and made wealthy, and
    have need of nothing:  and knowest not, that thou art
    wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold fire tried, that thou
    mayest be made rich; and mayest be clothed in white
    garments, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not
    appear; and anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou
    mayest see.
19  Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise.  Be zealous
    therefore, and do penance.
20  Behold, I stand at the gate, and knock.  If any man shall
    hear my voice, and open to me the door, I will come in to
    him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21  To him that shall overcome, I will give to sit with me in
    my throne:  as I also have overcome, and am set down with
    my Father in his throne.
22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to
    the churches.
            The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 4
1   After these things I looked, and behold a door was opened
    in heaven, and the first voice which I heard, as it were,
    of a trumpet speaking with me, said:  Come up hither, and
    I will shew thee the things which must be done hereafter.
2   And immediately I was in the spirit:  and behold there was
    a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne one sitting.
3   And he that sat, was to the sight like the jasper and the
    sardine stone; and there was a rainbow round about the
    throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4   And round about the throne were four and twenty seats; and
    upon the seats, four and twenty ancients sitting, clothed
    in white garments, and on their heads were crowns of gold.
5   And from the throne proceeded lightnings, and voices, and
    thunders; and there were seven lamps burning before the
    throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
6   And in the sight of the throne was, as it were, a sea of
    glass like to crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and
    round about the throne, were four living creatures, full
    of eyes before and behind.
7   And the first living creature was like a lion:  and the
    second living creature like a calf:  and the third living
    creature, having the face, as it were, of a man:  and the
    fourth living creature was like an eagle flying.
8   And the four living creatures had each of them six wings;
    and round about and within they are full of eyes.  And
    they rested not day and night, saying: Holy, holy, holy,
    Lord God Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to
    come.
9   And when those living creatures gave glory, and honour,
    and benediction to him that sitteth on the throne, who
    liveth for ever and ever;
10  The four and twenty ancients fell down before him that
    sitteth on the throne, and adored him that liveth for ever
    and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
11  Thou art worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory, and
    honour, and power: because thou hast created all things;
    and for thy will they were, and have been created.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 5
1   And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne,
    a book written within and without, sealed with seven
    seals.
2   And I saw a strong angel, proclaiming with a loud voice:
    Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals
    thereof?
3   And no man was able, neither in heaven, nor on earth, nor
    under the earth, to open the book, nor to look on it.
4   And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open
    the book, nor to see it.
5   And one of the ancients said to me:  Weep not; behold the
    lion of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, hath
    prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals
    thereof.
6   And I saw:  and behold in the midst of the throne and of
    the four living creatures, and in the midst of the
    ancients, a Lamb standing as it were slain, having seven
    horns and seven eyes:  which are the seven Spirits of God,
    sent forth into all the earth.
7   And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him
    that sat on the throne.
8   And when he had opened the book, the four living
    creatures, and the four and twenty ancients fell down
    before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and
    golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of
    saints:
9   And they sung a new canticle, saying:  Thou art worthy, O
    Lord, to take the book, and to open the seals thereof;
    because thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God, in
    thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and
    nation.
10  And hast made us to our God a kingdom and priests, and we
    shall reign on the earth.
11  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round
    about the throne, and the living creatures, and the
    ancients; and the number of them was thousands of
    thousands,
12  Saying with a loud voice:  The Lamb that was slain is
    worthy to receive power, and divinity, and wisdom, and
    strength, and honour, and glory, and benediction.
13  And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth,
    and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all
    that are in them:  I heard all saying:  To him that
    sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, benediction, and
    honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever.
14  And the four living creatures said:  Amen.  And the four
    and twenty ancients fell down on their faces, and adored
    him that liveth for ever and ever.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 6
1   And I saw that the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals,
    and I heard one of the four living creatures, as it were
    the voice of thunder, saying:  Come, and see.
2   And I saw:  and behold a white horse, and he that sat on
    him had a bow, and there was a crown given him, and he
    went forth conquering that he might conquer.
3   And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second
    living creature, saying:  Come, and see.
4   And there went out another horse that was red:  and to him
    that sat thereon, it was given that he should take peace
    from the earth, and that they should kill one another, and
    a great sword was given to him.
5   And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third
    living creature saying:  Come, and see.  And behold a
    black horse, and he that sat on him had a pair of scales
    in his hand.
6   And I heard as it were a voice in the midst of the four
    living creatures, saying:  Two pounds of wheat for a
    penny, and thrice two pounds of barley for a penny, and
    see thou hurt not the wine and the oil.
7   And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice
    of the fourth living creature, saying:  Come, and see.
8   And behold a pale horse, and he that sat upon him, his
    name was Death, and hell followed him.  And power was
    given to him over the four parts of the earth, to kill
    with sword, with famine, and with death, and with the
    beasts of the earth.
9   And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the
    altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of
    God, and for the testimony which they held.
10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying:  How long, O
    Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our
    blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11  And white robes were given to every one of them one; and
    it was said to them, that they should rest for a little
    time, till their fellow servants, and their brethren, who
    are to be slain, even as they, should be filled up.
12  And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold
    there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as
    sackcloth of hair:  and the whole moon became as blood:
13  And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig
    tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great
    wind:
14  And the heaven departed as a book folded up:  and every
    mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places.
15  And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes,
    and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every
    freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of
    mountains:
16  And they say to the mountains and the rocks:  Fall upon
    us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the
    throne and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17  For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be
    able to stand?
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 7
1   After these things, I saw four angels standing on the four
    corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth,
    that they should not blow upon the earth, nor upon the
    sea, nor on any tree.
2   And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the
    sun, having the sign of the living God; and he cried with
    a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to
    hurt the earth and the sea,
3   Saying:  Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees,
    till we sign the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4   And I heard the number of them that were signed, an
    hundred forty-four thousand were signed, of every tribe of
    the children of Israel.
5   Of the tribe of Juda, were twelve thousand signed:  Of the
    tribe of Ruben, twelve thousand signed:  Of the tribe of
    Gad, twelve thousand signed:
6   Of the tribe of Aser, twelve thousand signed:  Of the
    tribe of Nephthali, twelve thousand signed:  Of the tribe
    of Manasses, twelve thousand signed:
7   Of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand signed:  Of the
    tribe of Levi, twelve thousand signed:  Of the tribe of
    Issachar, twelve thousand signed:
8   Of the tribe of Zabulon, twelve thousand signed:  Of the
    tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand signed:  Of the tribe of
    Benjamin, twelve thousand signed.
9   After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could
    number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and
    tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the
    Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands:
10  And they cried with a loud voice, saying:  Salvation to
    our God, who sitteth upon the throne, and to the Lamb.
11  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and the
    ancients, and the four living creatures; and they fell
    down before the throne upon their faces, and adored God,
12  Saying:  Amen.  Benediction, and glory, and wisdom, and
    thanksgiving, honour, and power, and strength to our God
    for ever and ever.  Amen.
13  And one of the ancients answered, and said to me:  These
    that are clothed in white robes, who are they?  and whence
    came they?
14  And I said to him:  My Lord, thou knowest.  And he said to
    me:  These are they who are come out of great tribulation,
    and have washed their robes, and have made them white in
    the blood of the Lamb.
15  Therefore they are before the throne of God, and they
    serve him day and night in his temple:  and he, that
    sitteth on the throne, shall dwell over them.
16  They shall no more hunger nor thirst, neither shall the
    sun fall on them, nor any heat.
17  For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall
    rule them, and shall lead them to the fountains of the
    waters of life, and God shall wipe away all tears from
    their eyes.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 8
1   And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence
    in heaven, as it were for half an hour.
2   And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God;
    and there were given to them seven trumpets.
3   And another angel came, and stood before the altar, having
    a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense,
    that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the
    golden altar, which is before the throne of God.
4   And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints
    ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.
5   And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire
    of the altar, and cast it on the earth, and there were
    thunders and voices and lightnings, and a great
    earthquake.
6   And the seven angels, who had the seven trumpets, prepared
    themselves to sound the trumpet.
7   And the first angel sounded the trumpet, and there
    followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and it was
    cast on the earth, and the third part of the earth was
    burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up,
    and all green grass was burnt up.
8   And the second angel sounded the trumpet:  and as it were
    a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the
    sea, and the third part of the sea became blood:
9   And the third part of those creatures died, which had life
    in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
10  And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star
    fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell
    on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of
    waters:
11  And the name of the star is called Wormwood.  And the
    third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men
    died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12  And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet, and the third
    part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the
    moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third
    part of them was darkened, and the day did not shine for
    a third part of it, and the night in like manner.
13  And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying
    through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice:
    Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth:  by reason
    of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet
    to sound the trumpet.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 9
1   And the fifth angel sounded the trumpet, and I saw a star
    fall from heaven upon the earth, and there was given to
    him the key of the bottomless pit.
2   And he opened the bottomless pit:  and the smoke of the
    pit arose, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun
    and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.
3   And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon
    the earth.  And power was given to them, as the scorpions
    of the earth have power:
4   And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the
    grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree:
    but only the men who have not the sign of God on their
    foreheads.
5   And it was given unto them that they should not kill them;
    but that they should torment them five months:  and their
    torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh
    a man.
6   And in those days men shall seek death, and shall not find
    it:  and they shall desire to die, and death shall fly
    from them.
7   And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses
    prepared unto battle: and on their heads were, as it were,
    crowns like gold:  and their faces were as the faces of
    men.
8   And they had hair as the hair of women;  and their teeth
    were as lions:
9   And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the
    noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many
    horses running to battle.
10  And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were
    stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men
    five months.  And they had over them
11  A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in
    Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in Latin
    Exterminans,
12  One woe is past, and behold there come yet two woes more
    hereafter.
13  And the sixth angel sounded the trumpet:  and I heard a
    voice from the four horns of the great altar, which is
    before the eyes of God,
14  Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet:  Loose the
    four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates.
15  And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an
    hour, and a day, and a month, and a year:  for to kill the
    third part of men.
16  And the number of the army of horsemen was twenty thousand
    times ten thousand.  And I heard the number of them.
17  And thus I saw the horses in the vision:  and they that
    sat on them, had breastplates of fire and of hyacinth and
    of brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the
    heads of lions:  and from their mouths proceeded fire, and
    smoke, and brimstone.
18  And by these three plagues was slain the third part of
    men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone,
    which issued out of their mouths.
19  For the power of the horses is in their mouths, and in
    their tails.  For, their tails are like to serpents, and
    have heads:  and with them they hurt.
20  And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these
    plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands,
    that they should not adore devils, and idols of gold, and
    silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can
    see, nor hear, nor walk:
21  Neither did they penance from their murders, nor from
    their sorceries, nor from their fornication, nor from
    their thefts.
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1   And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven,
    clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow was on his head, and
    his face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.
2   And he had in his hand a little book open:  and he set his
    right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the earth.
3   And he cried with a loud voice as when a lion roareth.
    And when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their
    voices.
4   And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I
    was about to write:  and I heard a voice from heaven
    saying to me:  Seal up the things which the seven thunders
    have spoken; and write them not.
5   And the angel, whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon
    the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven,
6   And he swore by him that liveth for ever and ever, who
    created heaven, and the things which are therein; and the
    earth, and the things which are in it; and the sea, and
    the things which are therein:  That time shall be no
    longer.
7   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he
    shall begin to sound the trumpet, the mystery of God shall
    be finished, as he hath declared by his servants the
    prophets.
8   And I heard a voice from heaven again speaking to me, and
    saying:  Go, and take the book that is open, from the hand
    of the angel who standeth upon the sea, and upon the
    earth.
9   And I went to the angel, saying unto him, that he should
    give me the book.  And he said to me:  Take the book, and
    eat it up:  and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy
    mouth it shall be sweet as honey.
10  And I took the book from the hand of the angel, and ate it
    up:  and it was in my mouth, sweet as honey:  and when I
    had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11  And he said to me:  Thou must prophesy again to many
    nations, and peoples, and tongues, and kings.
  
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1   And there was given me a reed like unto a rod:  and it was
    said to me: Arise, and measure the temple of God, and the
    altar and them that adore therein.
2   But the court, which is without the temple, cast out, and
    measure it not: because it is given unto the Gentiles, and
    the holy city they shall tread under foot two and forty
    months:
3   And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall
    prophesy a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in
    sackcloth.
4   These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks,
    that stand before the Lord of the earth.
5   And if any man will hurt them, fire shall come out of
    their mouths, and shall devour their enemies.  And if any
    man will hurt them, in this manner must he be slain.
6   These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the
    days of their prophecy:  and they have power over waters
    to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with all
    plagues as often as they will.
7   And when they shall have finished their testimony, the
    beast, that ascendeth out of the abyss, shall make war
    against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8   And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great
    city, which is called spiritually, Sodom and Egypt, where
    their Lord also was crucified.
9   And they of the tribes, and peoples, and tongues, and
    nations, shall see their bodies for three days and a half:
    and they shall not suffer their bodies to be laid in
    sepulchres.
10  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over
    them, and make merry:  and shall send gifts one to
    another, because these two prophets tormented them that
    dwelt upon the earth.
11  And after three days and a half, the spirit of life from
    God entered into them.  And they stood upon their feet,
    and great fear fell upon them that saw them.
12  And they heard a great voice from heaven, saying to them:
    Come up hither.  And they went up to heaven in a cloud:
    and their enemies saw them.
13  And at that hour there was made a great earthquake, and
    the tenth part of the city fell:  and there were slain in
    the earthquake names of men seven thousand:  and the rest
    were cast into a fear, and gave glory to the God of
    heaven.
14  The second woe is past:  and behold the third woe will
    come quickly.
15  And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet:  and there were
    great voices in heaven, saying:  The kingdom of this world
    is become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign
    for ever and ever.  Amen.
16  And the four and twenty ancients, who sit on their seats
    in the sight of God, fell on their faces and adored God,
    saying:
17  We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who art, and who
    wast, and who art to come:  because thou hast taken to
    thee thy great power, and thou hast reigned.
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 render reward to thy servants the prophets
    and the saints, and to them that fear thy name, little and
    great, and shouldest destroy them who have corrupted the
    earth.
19  And the temple of God was opened in heaven:  and the ark
    of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were
    lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 12
1   And a great sign appeared in heaven:  A woman clothed with
    the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a
    crown of twelve stars:
2   And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and
    was in pain to be delivered.
3   And there was seen another sign in heaven:  and behold a
    great red dragon, having seven heads, and ten horns:  and
    on his head seven diadems:
4   And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven,
    and cast them to the earth:  and the dragon stood before
    the woman who was ready to be delivered; that, when she
    should be delivered, he might devour her son.
5   And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all
    nations with an iron rod:  and her son was taken up to
    God, and to his throne.
6   And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a
    place prepared by God, that there they should feed her a
    thousand two hundred sixty days.
7   And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his
    angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and
    his angels:
8   And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any
    more in heaven.
9   And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who
    is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole
    world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were
    thrown down with him.
10  And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying:  Now is come
    salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and
    the power of his Christ:  because the accuser of our
    brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God
    day and night.
11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the
    word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto
    death.
12  Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein.
    Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is
    come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he
    hath but a short time.
13  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth,
    he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child:
14  And there were given to the woman two wings of a great
    eagle, that she might fly into the desert unto her place,
    where she is nourished for a time and times, and half a
    time, from the face of the serpent.
15  And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman,
    water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be
    carried away by the river.
16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her
    mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast
    out of his mouth.
17  And the dragon was angry against the woman:  and went to
    make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the
    commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
    Christ.
18  And he stood upon the sand of the sea.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 13
1   And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven
    heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, and
    upon his heads names of blasphemy.
2   And the beast, which I saw, was like to a leopard, and his
    feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the
    mouth of a lion.  And the dragon gave him his own
    strength, and great power.
3   And I saw one of his heads as it were slain to death:  and
    his death's wound was healed.  And all the earth was in
    admiration after the beast.
4   And they adored the dragon, which gave power to the beast:
    and they adored the beast, saying:  Who is like to the
    beast?  and who shall be able to fight with him?
5   And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things,
    and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do two and
    forty months.
6   And he opened his mouth unto blasphemies against God, to
    blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that
    dwell in heaven.
7   And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
    to overcome them.  And power was given him over every
    tribe, and people, and tongue, and nation.
8   And all the dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names
    are not written in the book of life of the Lamb, which was
    slain from the beginning of the world.
9   If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10  He that shall lead into captivity, shall go into
    captivity:  he that shall kill by the sword, must be
    killed by the sword.  Here is the patience and the faith
    of the saints.
11  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he
    had two horns, like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
12  And he executed all the power of the former beast in his
    sight; and he caused the earth, and them that dwell
    therein, to adore the first beast, whose wound to death
    was healed.
13  And he did great signs, so that he made also fire to come
    down from heaven unto the earth in the sight of men.
14  And he seduced them that dwell on the earth, for the
    signs, which were given him to do in the sight of the
    beast, saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they
    should make the image of the beast, which had the wound by
    the sword, and lived.
15  And it was given him to give life to the image of the
    beast, and that the image of the beast should speak; and
    should cause, that whosoever will not adore the image of
    the beast, should be slain.
16  And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and
    poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their
    right hand, or on their foreheads.
17  And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the
    character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his
    name.
18  Here is wisdom.  He that hath understanding, let him count
    the number of the beast.  For it is the number of a man:
    and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 14
1   And I beheld, and lo a lamb stood upon mount Sion, and
    with him an hundred forty-four thousand, having his name,
    and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads.
2   And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many
    waters, and as the voice of great thunder; and the voice
    which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on
    their harps.
3   And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the
    throne, and before the four living creatures, and the
    ancients; and no man could say the canticle, but those
    hundred forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the
    earth.
4   These are they who were not defiled with women:  for they
    are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
    These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to
    God and to the Lamb:
5   And in their mouth there was found no lie; for they are
    without spot before the throne of God.
6   And I saw another angel flying through the midst of
    heaven, having the eternal gospel, to preach unto them
    that sit upon the earth, and over every nation, and tribe,
    and tongue, and people:
7   Saying with a loud voice:  Fear the Lord, and give him
    honour, because the hour of his judgment is come; and
    adore ye him, that made heaven and earth, the sea, and the
    fountains of waters.
8   And another angel followed, saying:  That great Babylon is
    fallen, is fallen; which made all nations to drink of the
    wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9   And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud
    voice:  If any man shall adore the beast and his image,
    and receive his character in his forehead, or in his hand;
10  He also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which
    is mingled with pure wine in the cup of his wrath, and
    shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the sight of
    the holy angels, and in the sight of the Lamb.
11  And the smoke of their torments shall ascend up for ever
    and ever: neither have they rest day nor night, who have
    adored the beast, and his image, and whoever receiveth the
    character of his name.
12  Here is the patience of the saints, who keep the
    commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13  And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me:  Write:
    Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord.  From
    henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from
    their labours; for their works follow them.
14  And I saw, and behold a white cloud; and upon the cloud
    one sitting like to the Son of man, having on his head a
    crown of gold, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15  And another angel came out from the temple crying with a
    loud voice to him that sat upon the cloud:  Thrust in thy
    sickle, and reap, because the hour is come to reap:  for
    the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16  And he that sat on the cloud thrust his sickle into the
    earth, and the earth was reaped.
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, who had power
    over fire; and he cried with a loud voice to him that had
    the sharp sickle, saying:  Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and
    gather the clusters of the vineyard of the earth; because
    the grapes thereof are ripe.
19  And the angel thrust in his sharp sickle into the earth,
    and gathered the vineyard of the earth, and cast it into
    the great press of the wrath of God:
20  And the press was trodden without the city, and blood came
    out of the press, up to the horses' bridles, for a
    thousand and six hundred furlongs.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 15
1   And I saw another sign in heaven, great and wonderful:
    seven angels having the seven last plagues.  For in them
    is filled up the wrath of God.
2   And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and
    them that had overcome the beast, and his image, and the
    number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having
    the harps of God:
3   And singing the canticle of Moses, the servant of God, and
    the canticle of the Lamb, saying:  Great and wonderful are
    thy works, O Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy
    ways, O King of ages.
4   Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and magnify thy name?
    For thou only art holy:  for all nations shall come, and
    shall adore in thy sight, because thy judgments are
    manifest.
5   And after these things I looked; and behold, the temple of
    the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
6   And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the
seven plagues, clothed with clean and white linen, and
girt about the breasts with golden girdles.
7   And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven
    angels seven golden vials, full of the wrath of God, who
    liveth for ever and ever.
8   And the temple was filled with smoke from the majesty of
    God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into
    the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels
    were fulfilled.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 16
1   And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the
    seven angels: Go, and pour out the seven vials of the
    wrath of God upon the earth.
2   And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the
    earth, and there fell a sore and grievous wound upon men,
    who had the character of the beast; and upon them that
    adored the image thereof.
3   And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and
    there came blood as it were of a dead man; and every
    living soul died in the sea.
4   And the third poured out his vial upon the rivers and the
    fountains of waters; and there was made blood.
5   And I heard the angel of the waters saying:  Thou art
    just, O Lord, who art, and who wast, the Holy One, because
    thou hast judged these things:
6   For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and
    thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7   And I heard another, from the altar, saying:  Yea, O Lord
    God Almighty, true and just are thy judgments.
8   And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun, and
    it was given unto him to afflict men with heat and fire:
9   And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed
    the name of God, who hath power over these plagues,
    neither did they penance to give him glory.
10  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of
    the beast; and his kingdom became dark, and they gnawed
    their tongues for pain:
11  And they blasphemed the God of heaven, because of their
    pains and wounds, and did not penance for their works.
12  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great
    river Euphrates; and dried up the water thereof, that a
    way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the
    sun.
13  And I saw from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth
    of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet,
    three unclean spirits like frogs.
14  For they are the spirits of devils working signs, and they
    go forth unto the kings of the whole earth, to gather them
    to battle against the great day of the Almighty God.
15  Behold, I come as a thief.  Blessed is he that watcheth,
    and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see
    his shame.
16  And he shall gather them together into a place, which in
    Hebrew is called Armagedon.
17  And the seventh angel poured out his vial upon the air,
    and there came 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 an one as never had
    been since men were upon the earth, such an earthquake, so
    great.
19  And the great city was divided into three parts; and the
    cities of the Gentiles fell.  And great Babylon came in
    remembrance before God, to give her the cup of the wine of
    the indignation of his wrath.
20  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not
    found.
21  And great hail, like a talent, came down from heaven upon
    men:  and men blasphemed God for the plague of the hail:
    because it was exceeding great.
  
          The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 17
1   And there came one of the seven angels, who had the seven
    vials, and spoke with me, saying:  Come, I will shew thee
    the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon
    many waters,
2   With whom the kings of the earth have committed
    fornication; and they who inhabit the earth, have been
    made drunk with the whine of her whoredom.
3  And he took me away in spirit into the desert.  And I saw
    a woman sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of
    names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4   And the woman was clothed round about with purple and
    scarlet, and gilt with gold, and precious stones and
    pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of the
    abomination and filthiness of her fornication.
5   And on her forehead a name was written:  A mystery;
    Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications, and the
    abominations of the earth.
6   And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints,
    and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.  And I
    wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.
7   And the angel said to me:  Why dost thou wonder?  I will
    tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast which
    carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
8   The beast, which thou sawest, was, and is not, and shall
    come up out of the bottomless pit, and go into
    destruction:  and the inhabitants on the earth (whose
    names are not written in the book of life from the
    foundation of the world) shall wonder, seeing the beast
    that was, and is not.
9   And here is the understanding that hath wisdom.  The seven
    heads are seven mountains, upon which the woman sitteth,
    and they are seven kings:
10  Five are fallen, one is, and the other is not yet come:
    and when he is come, he must remain a short time.
11  And the beast which was, and is not:  the same also is the
    eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into destruction.
12  And the ten horns which thou sawest, are ten kings, who
    have not yet received a kingdom, but shall receive power
    as kings one hour after the beast.
13  These have one design:  and their strength and power they
    shall deliver to the beast.
14  These shall fight with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall
    overcome them, because he is Lord of lords, and King of
    kings, and they that are with him are called, and elect,
    and faithful.
15  And he said to me:  The waters which thou sawest, where
    the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and nations, and tongues.
16  And the ten horns which thou sawest in the beast:  these
    shall hate the harlot, and shall make her desolate and
    naked, and shall eat her flesh, and shall burn her with
    fire.
17  For God hath given into their hearts to do that which
    pleaseth him:  that they give their kingdom to the beast,
    till the words of God be fulfilled.
18  And the woman which thou sawest, is the great city, which
    hath kingdom over the kings of the earth.
  
          The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 18
1   And after these things, I saw another angel come down from
    heaven, having great power:  and the earth was enlightened
    with his glory.
2   And he cried out with a strong voice, saying:  Babylon the
    great is fallen, is fallen; and is become the habitation
    of devils, and the hold of every unclean spirit, and the
    hold of every unclean and hateful bird:
3   Because all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of
    her fornication; and the kings of the earth have committed
    fornication with her; and the merchants of the earth have
    been made rich by the power of her delicacies.
4   And I heard another voice from heaven, saying:  Go out
    from her, my people; that you be not partakers of her
    sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
5   For her sins have reached unto heaven, and the Lord hath
    remembered her iniquities.
6   Render to her as she also hath rendered to you; and double
    unto her double according to her works:  in the cup
    wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her.
7   As much as she hath glorified herself, and lived in
    delicacies, so much torment and sorrow give ye to her;
    because she saith in her heart:  I sit a queen, and am no
    widow; and sorrow I shall not see.
8   Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and
    mourning, and famine, and she shall be burnt with the
    fire; because God is strong, who shall judge her.
9   And the kings of the earth, who have committed
    fornication, and lived in delicacies with her, shall weep,
    and bewail themselves over her, when they shall see the
    smoke of her burning:
10  Standing afar off for fear of her torments, saying:  Alas!
    alas!  that great city Babylon, that mighty city:  for in
    one hour is thy judgment come.
11  And the merchants of the earth shall weep, and mourn over
    her:  for no man shall buy 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 of vessels of
    ivory, and all manner of vessels of precious stone, and of
    brass, and of iron, and of marble,
13  And cinnamon, and odours, and ointment, 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 of the desire of thy soul are departed from
    thee, and all fat and goodly things are perished from
    thee, and they shall find them no more at all.
15  The merchants of these things, who were made rich, shall
    stand afar off from her, for fear of her torments, weeping
    and mourning.
16  And saying:  Alas!  alas!  that great city, which was
    clothed with fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and was
    gilt with gold, and precious stones, and pearls.
17  For in one hour are so great riches come to nought; and
    every shipmaster, and all that sail into the lake, and
    mariners, and as many as work in the sea, stood afar off.
18  And cried, seeing the place of her burning, saying:  What
    city is like to this great city?
19  And they cast dust upon their heads, and cried, weeping
    and mourning, saying:  Alas!  alas!  that great city,
    wherein all were made rich, that had ships at sea, by
    reason of her prices:  for in one hour she is made
    desolate.
20  Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and
    prophets; for God hath judged your judgment on her.
21  And a mighty angel took up a stone, as it were a great
    millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying:  With such
    violence as this shall Babylon, that great city, be thrown
    down, and shall be found no more at all.
22  And the voice of harpers, and of musicians, and of them
    that play on the pipe, and on the trumpet, shall no more
    be heard at all in thee; and no craftsman of any art
    whatsoever shall be found any more at all in thee; and the
    sound of the mill shall be heard no more at all in thee;
23  And the light of the lamp shall shine no more at all in
    thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall
    be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were
    the great men of the earth, for all nations have been
    deceived by thy enchantments.
24  And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,
    and of all that were slain upon the earth.
            The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 19
1   After these things I heard as it were the voice of much
    people in heaven, saying:  Alleluia.  Salvation, and
    glory, and power is to our God.
2   For true and just are his judgments, who hath judged the
    great harlot which corrupted the earth with her
    fornication, and hath revenged the blood of his servants,
    at her hands.
3   And again they said:  Alleluia.  And her smoke ascendeth
    for ever and ever.
4   And the four and twenty ancients, and the four living
    creatures fell down and adored God that sitteth upon the
    throne, saying:  Amen; Alleluia.
5   And a voice came out from the throne, saying:  Give praise
    to our God, all ye his servants; and you that fear him,
    little and great.
6   And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and
    as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of great
    thunders, saying, Alleluia:  for the Lord our God the
    Almighty hath reigned.
7   Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him; for the
    marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath prepared
    herself.
8   And it is granted to her that she should clothe herself
    with fine linen, glittering and white.  For the fine linen
    are the justifications of saints.
9   And he said to me:  Write:  Blessed are they that are
    called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.  And he saith
    to me:  These words of God are true.
10  And I fell down before his feet, to adore him.  And he
    saith to me:  See thou do it not:  I am thy fellow
    servant, and of thy brethren, who have the testimony of
    Jesus.  Adore God.  For the testimony of Jesus is the
    spirit of prophecy.
11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he
    that sat upon him was called faithful and true, and with
    justice doth he judge and fight.
12  And his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were
    many diadems, and he had a name written, which no man
    knoweth but himself.
13  And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood;
    and his name is called, THE WORD OF GOD.
14  And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white
    horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15  And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two edged sword;
    that with it he may strike the nations.  And he shall rule
    them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the winepress of
    the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty.
16  And he hath on his garment, and on his thigh 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 birds that did fly through
    the midst of heaven:  Come, gather yourselves together to
    the great supper of God:
18  That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of
    tribunes, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of
    horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all
    freemen and bondmen, and of little and of great.
19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their
    armies gathered together to make war with him that sat
    upon the horse, and with his army.
20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet,
    who wrought signs before him, wherewith he seduced them
    who received the character of the beast, and who adored
    his image.  These two were cast alive into the pool of
    fire, burning with brimstone.
21  And the rest were slain by the sword of him that sitteth
    upon the horse, which proceedeth out of his mouth; and all
    the birds were filled with their flesh.
  
          The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 20
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 the old serpent, which is
    the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3   And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up,
    and set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the
    nations, till the thousand years be finished.  And after
    that, he must be loosed a little time.
4   And I saw seats; and they sat upon them; and judgment was
    given unto them; and the souls of them that were beheaded
    for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and
    who had not adored the beast nor his image, nor received
    his character on their foreheads, or in their hands; and
    they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5   The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years
    were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6   Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first
    resurrection.  In these the second death hath no power;
    but they shall be priests of God and of Christ; and shall
    reign with him a thousand years.
7   And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall
    be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and
    seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of
    the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together
    to battle, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
8   And they came upon the breadth of the earth, and
    encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city.
9   And there came down fire from God out of heaven, and
    devoured them; and the devil, who seduced them, was cast
    into the pool of fire and brimstone, where both the beast
10  And the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for
    ever and ever.
11  And I saw a great white throne, and one sitting upon it,
    from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there
    was no place found for them.
12  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the
    presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and
    another book was opened, which is the book of life; and
    the dead were judged by those things which were written in
    the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death
    and hell gave up their dead that were in them; and they
    were judged every one according to their works.
14  And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire.  This
    is the second death.
15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life,
    was cast into the pool of fire.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 21
1   And I saw a new heaven and a new earth.  For the first
    heaven and the first earth was gone, and the sea is now no
    more.
2   And I John saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming
    down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned
    for her husband.
3   And I heard a great voice from the throne, saying:  Behold
    the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with
    them.  And they shall be his people; and God himself with
    them shall be their God.
4   And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes:  and
    death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor
    sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed
    away.
5   And he that sat on the throne, said:  Behold, I make all
    things new.  And he said to me:  Write, for these words
    are most faithful and true.
6   And he said to me:  It is done.  I am Alpha and Omega; the
    beginning and the end.  To him that thirsteth, I will give
    of the fountain of the water of life, freely.
7   He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I
    will be his God; and he shall be my son.
8   But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
    murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
    and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool
    burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second
    death.
9   And there came one of the seven angels, who had the vials
    full of the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying:
    Come, and I will shew thee the bride, the wife of the
    Lamb.
10  And he took me up in spirit to a great and high mountain:
    and he shewed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out
    of heaven from God,
11  Having the glory of God, and the light thereof was like to
    a precious stone, as to the jasper stone, even as crystal.
12  And it had a wall great and high, having twelve gates, and
    in the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon,
    which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children
    of Israel.
13  On the east, three gates:  and on the north, three gates:
    and on the south, three gates:  and on the west, three
    gates.
14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in
    them, the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15  And he that spoke with me, had a measure of a reed of
    gold, to measure the city and the gates thereof, and the
    wall.
16  And the city lieth in a foursquare, and the length thereof
    is as great as the breadth:  and he measured the city with
    the golden reed for twelve thousand furlongs, and the
    length and the height and the breadth thereof are equal.
17  And he measured the wall thereof an hundred and forty-four
    cubits, the measure of a man, which is of an angel.
18  And the building of the wall thereof was of jasper stone:
    but the city itself pure gold, like to clear glass.
19  And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned
    with all manner of precious stones.  The first foundation
    was jasper:  the second, sapphire: the third, a
    chalcedony:  the fourth, an emerald:
20  The fifth, sardonyx:  the sixth, sardius:  the seventh,
    chrysolite:  the eighth, beryl:  the ninth, a topaz:  the
    tenth, a chrysoprasus:  the eleventh, a jacinth:  the
    twelfth, an amethyst.
21  And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, one to each:  and
    every several gate was of one several pearl.  And the
    street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent
    glass.
22  And I saw no temple therein.  For the Lord God Almighty is
    the temple thereof, and the Lamb.
23  And the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to
    shine in it. For the glory of God hath enlightened it, and
    the Lamb is the lamp thereof.
24  And the nations shall walk in the light of it:  and the
    kings of the earth shall bring their glory and honour into
    it.
25  And the gates thereof shall not be shut by day:  for there
    shall be no night there.
26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations
    into it.
27  There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that
    worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are
    written in the book of life of the Lamb.
           The Book of the Apocalypse, Chapter 22
1   And he shewed me a river of water of life, clear as
    crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the
    Lamb.
2   In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of
    the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits,
    yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the
    tree were for the healing of the nations.
3   And there shall be no curse any more; but the throne of
    God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall
    serve him.
4   And they shall see his face:  and his name shall be on
    their foreheads.
5   And night shall be no more:  and they shall not need the
    light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the
    Lord God shall enlighten them, and they shall reign for
    ever and ever.
6   And he said to me:  These words are most faithful and
    true.  And the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets
    sent his angel to shew his servants the things which must
    be done shortly.
7   And, Behold I come quickly.  Blessed is he that keepeth
    the words of the prophecy of this book.
8   And I, John, who have heard and seen these things.  And
    after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore before
    the feet of the angel, who shewed me these things.
9   And he said to me:  See thou do it not:  for I am thy
    fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of
    them that keep the words of the prophecy of this book.
    Adore God.
10  And he saith to me:  Seal not the words of the prophecy of
    this book: for the time is at hand.
11  He that hurteth, let him hurt still:  and he that is
    filthy, let him be filthy still:  and he that is just, let
    him be justified still:  and he that is holy, let him be
    sanctified still.
12  Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to
    render to every man according to his works.
13  I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the
    beginning and the end.
14  Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the
    Lamb:  that they may have a right to the tree of life, and
    may enter in by the gates into the city.
15  Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and unchaste, and
    murderers, and servers of idols, and every one that loveth
    and maketh a lie.
16  I Jesus have sent my angel, to testify to you these things
    in the churches.  I am the root and stock of David, the
    bright and morning star.
17  And the spirit and the bride say:  Come.  And he that
    heareth, let him say:  Come.  And he that thirsteth, let
    him come:  and he that will, let him take the water of
    life, freely.
18  For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the
    prophecy of this book:  If any man shall add to these
    things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this
    book.
19  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book
    of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the
    book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these
    things that are written in this book.
20  He that giveth testimony of these things, saith, Surely I
    come quickly: Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.
21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen.

 

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