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the fire, and the smoke, and the brimstone, which issue 19 out of their mouths. For the power of the horses' was in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like 20 serpents, and had heads, and with them they hurt. And the rest of the men, who were not killed by these scourges, repented not of the works of their hands; so as not to worship demons and idols of gold and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood, which can neither see, nor hear, 21 nor walk: nor repented they of their murthers, nor of their

sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. CH. X. And I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, arrayed with a cloud: and a rainbow was over his + head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of 2 fire: and having in his hand a little book open: and he

set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot upon the 3 land; and 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", I was about to write and I heard a voice from heaven, saying 7, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write 5 them not. And the angel whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the land, lifted up his right hand to heaven, 6 and sware by Him who liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things which are therein, and the earth and the things which are therein, and the sea and the things 7 which are therein, that the time would not be yet *; but in the days of the blast of the seventh angel, when he shall sound his trumpet, and the mystery of God hath been finished, as he hath proclaimed the glad tidings to his ser

1 For their power is in their mouth, R. T. which rejects "and in their tails."
5" he

2 Or, poisonings, N. m. 3 strong, N. 4 "his" wanting in R. T.
had," R. T. and N. 6 "their voices," R. T. and N. 7 saying to me, R. T.
8"his hand," R. T.

that there should be no longer delay; Wakefield.

8 vants the prophets. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake to me again, and said, "Go, and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who standeth 9 upon the sea and upon the land." And I went to the angel, desiring him to give me the little book. Then he saith unto me, "Take it, and eat it; and it will make thy belly 10 bitter, but it will be sweet in thy mouth as honey." And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it: and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; but as soon as I had 11 eaten it, my belly was made bitter. Then he saith unto me, "Thou must again prophesy to many people, and nations, and languages, and kings."

CH. XI. And a reed was given me like a rod: the angel say

ing3, “Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, 2 and compute those who worship in it. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the gentiles: and they will tread the holy city 3 under foot forty-two months. And I will grant to my two wit nesses that they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and 4 sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are two olive-trees,

6 ner.

and two candlesticks 4, placed before the Lord of the earth'. 5 And if any one purpose to hurt them, fire will proceed out of their mouth, and will devour their enemies; and if any man purpose to hurt them, he must be killed in this manThese will have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and they will have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to smite the 7 earth with every scourge, as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast which will ascend out of the abyss will make war against them, 8 and overcome them, and kill them. And their carcases will lie in the street of the great city, which is called, spiritually,

1 saying to him, Give me, R.T. the angel stood, saying, R. T. R. T. 6" deep," N.

2 Or, concerning many people, &c. 3 and ⚫ lampstands, N. 5 the God of the earth.

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Sodom, and Egypt, where, indeed', their lord was cruci9 fied. And they of the people, and tribes, and languages, and nations, will see their carcases three days and a half, and will not suffer their carcases to be put into a tomb3. 10 And those who dwell upon the earth will rejoice over them, and be glad, and send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented those who dwelt on the earth." 11 And after the three days and a half the breath of life* from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet; and 12 great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard ' a


great voice from heaven, saying unto them, "Come up hither." And they went up to heaven in a cloud; and their 13 enemies beheld them. And in that hour was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and by the earthquake seven thousand men were killed; and the rest were 14 affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe is past; behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

And the seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ'; 16 who shall reign for ever and ever 10." And the twenty-four


elders, who sat before God on their thrones, fell on their 17 faces, and worshiped God, saying, "We thank thee, O Lord God Almighty, that art and wast ", because thou hast 18 taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thine anger is come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give a reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those who fear thy name, small and great; 19 and shouldest destroy those who destroy the earth." And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of the

8 The 10 Gr. ages

and where, N. 2 our Lord, R. T. 3 tombs, R. T. 4 spirit of life, N. 5" I heard," Mss. and N. 6 Gr. at that time. 7 Gr. names of men. kingdoms of this world are become, R. T. 9 Or, anointed. of ages. n and art to come, R. T.

covenant of the Lord' was seen in his temple; and there
were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earth.
quake, and great hail.

CH.XII. Now a great wonder appeared in heaven: a woman

clad with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and 2 upon her head a crown of twelve stars: and she was with

child, and cried out, being in travail, and in great pain to 3 bring forth. And another wonder appeared in heaven; for,

behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten 4 horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 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 about to bring forth, that, when she brought forth, he might 5 devour her child. And she brought forth a male child, who

was to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child 6 was caught up to God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the desert, where she had a place prepared of God, that she should be fed there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels

warred against the dragon; and the dragon warred, and 8 his angels, but he prevailed not, nor was their place found 9 any more in heaven. For the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, who deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out upon the earth, and his 10 angels were cast out with him *. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now is come salvation and might, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, that accused


1 the ark of his covenant, R. T. and N.

"they," R. T. and N. 3 power, N.

* "All this is a visionary scene, presented to the mind of St. John. See the note on ch. iv. ver. 2. The meaning of the allegory seems to be, that, after a contest in the Roman empire, the champions of the christian cause prevailed; heathenism, or the religion of the empire, was abolished; and the christian em peror Constantine gave a civil establishment to christianity." Newcome.

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11 them before our God day and night. But they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives, but exposed them to 12 death. Rejoice therefore, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Alas for the earth, and for the sea! because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing 13 that he hath but a short time." And when the dragon saw

that he was cast out upon the earth, he pursued the woman 14 who brought forth the male child. And to the woman were

given two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the desert, to her place, where she is to be fed for a time 15 and times and half a time, from before the serpent. 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 16 away by the river. But the earth helped the woman, and

the earth opened its mouth, and drank up the river which 17 the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was an

gry with the woman, and departed to make war with the rest of her offspring, who kept the commandments of God, and maintained the testimony of Jesus 3.

CH. XIII. Then I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having ten horns, and seven heads; and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads 2 names of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as those of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his 3 own power, and his own throne, and great authority. And




I saw one of his heads wounded, as it were to death; but his deadly stroke was healed: and all the world wondered 4 and followed after the beast. And men worshiped the dragon, because he had given authority to the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? and?

1 Alas for the inhabitants of the earth, and the sea! R. T. a great eagle, N. 3 of Jesus Christ, R. T. 4 the name, R.T. 5" I saw" not wanting in R. T. 6 which had given authority, R. T. power, N. 7 "and" wanting in R. T.

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