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I looked,] and, behold, a pale horse; and his name who sat thereon was Death, and the grave1 followed him. And power was given him3 over the fourth part of the earth, to kill by the sword, and by famine, and by pestilence1, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

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And when the lamb had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that had been slain for the word 10 of God, and for the testimony which they had borne. And

they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O sovereign Lord, holy and true, wilt thou not judge and avenge 11 our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?" And a white robe was given to every one of them: and they were told to rest yet for a time, till the number of their fellow ser vants also and of their brethren, who were about to be killed as they were, should be filled up.

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And I looked when the lamb had opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as 13 blood; and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig-tree

casteth its untimely figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a parchment when it is rolled

together; and every mountain and island were moved out 15 of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the commanders, and the rich, and the strong, and every slave, and [every] freeman, hid themselves in the 16 dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and say to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him who sitteth on the throne, and from the anger 17 of the lamb: for the great day of his anger is come; and

who is able to stand? ""

CI. VII. And after these things I saw four angels standing on

2 Or,

5 white robes were

Gr. and N. Hades; i. e. the unseen world. Or, the grave. N. m. authority. 3 given them, R. T. 4 Gr. death. given to each, R.T. 6 for a little time, R. T. 7 and, behold, there was, &c.

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the four parts of the earth, restraining the four winds of the
earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on
2 the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel coming
up from the east', having the seal of the living God. And
he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was
3 given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, "Hurt not the
earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the ser-
4 vants of our God on their foreheads." And I heard the
number of those who were sealed: and there were sealed a
hundred and forty-four thousand, of all the tribes of the sons
5 of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thou-
sand. Of the tribe of Reuben [were sealed] twelve thou-
sand. Of the tribe of Gad [were sealed] twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Asher [were sealed] twelve thousand. Of
the tribe of Naphtali [were sealed] twelve thousand. Of
7 the tribe of Manasseh [were sealed] twelve thousand. Of
the tribe of Simeon [were sealed] twelve thousand. Of
the tribe of Levi [were sealed] twelve thousand. Of the
8 tribe of Issachar [were sealed] twelve thousand.
tribe of Zebulon [were sealed] twelve thousand.
tribe of Joseph [were sealed] twelve thousand.
tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

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After these things I looked, and, behold, a great multitude, which none could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the lamb, clothed with white robes, and palm10 branches in their hands: and they cry3 with a loud voice, saying, "Our salvation be ascribed to our God who sitteth 11 upon the throne, and to the lamb." And all the angels

stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and about the four beasts, and fell on their faces before the 12 throne, and worshiped God, saying, "Amen: blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour,

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and power, and might, be to our God for ever and ever'. Amen."

And one of the elders spake, saying unto me, “Who are these that are clothed in white robes, and whence came 14 they?" And I said to him, "O my lord, thou knowest." Then he said to me, "These are they who came out of great affliction, and have washed their robes, and made 15 [them] bright in the blood of the lamb. Therefore they are

before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in bis temple; and he that sitteth on the throne will dwell among 16 them. They will hunger no more, nor will they thirst any 17 more; nor will the sun strike on them, or any heat. For

the lamb that is toward the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will lead them to fountains of waters of life': and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes."

CH. VIII. And when the lamb had opened the seventh seal,

there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God: and to 3 them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer: and to him was given much incense, that he might offer it, with the prayers of all the saints, upon the golden altar which was 4 before the throne. And the smoke of the incense went up before God from the hand of the angel, together with the 5 prayers of the saints. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with the fire of the altar, and cast it upon the earth: and there were sounds, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

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AND the seven angels that had the seven trumpets pre7 pared themselves to sound them. And the first sounded his trumpet, and there was hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth; and the third part of

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R. T. 4 over them. N. 5 will feed them, N. 6 living springs of waters ›
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And the second angel sounded his trumpet; and as it were a great mountain burning [with fire] was cast into 9 the sea and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures [which were] in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.

And the third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, burning like a lamp, fell from heaven; and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the springs of waters; 11 and the name of the star was called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

And the fourth angel sounded his 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 shone not for a third part of it, and the night in like manner.

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And I looked, and heard an eagles flying in mid-heaven, and saying with a loud voice, " Woe, woe, woe, is to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the other blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound." CH. IX. And the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth; and to him was given 2 the key of the entrance of the abyss. And he opened the entrance of the abyss, and a smoke arose out of the entrance, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and 3 the air were darkened by the smoke of the entrance. And out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth; and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the herb of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree; but only those men that had not the seal of God on their fore

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the earth was burnt up', and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and every green herb was burnt up.

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1 “the third part of the earth was burnt up," omitted in R. T.

2 an angel,

R. T. 3" deep pit." N. So ver. 2. and 11.4 Gr. the well of the abyss, N. m.

5 heads. And it was given to the locusts that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it 6 stingeth a man. And in those days men will seek death,

and will not find it; and will desire to die, and death will 7 flee from them. And the shapes of the locusts were like horses prepared for war; and on their heads were as golden 8 crowns, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they

had hair as the hair of women: and their teeth were as the 9 teeth of lions. And they had breast-plates as iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of 10 chariots with many horses rushing to battle. And they had tails like scorpions, and stings were in their tails: and their 11 authority was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, the angel of the abyss; whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue he 12 hath the name Apollyon, that is, The Destroyer. One woe is past behold, two woes more come afterward.

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And the sixth angel sounded his trumpet; and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which was 14 before God, saying to the sixth angel that had the trumpet, "Loose the four angels that are bound at the great river 15 Euphrates." And the four angels were loosed, who were

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prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, 16 to kill the third part of men. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twenty-thousands of ten-thousands: 176 I heard the number of them. And afterward I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out 18 of their mouths issued fire, and smoke, and brimstone. By these three scourges the third part of men was killed, by

1 Gr. striketh. 2 crowns like gold, R. T. 3 power, N. voice from the four horns, &c. 5 Gr. two myriads of myriads. R. T. for, N. 7 R, T. omits "scourges".

4 Or, one 6 and,

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