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Great plagues follow. CHAP. XVII. A great earthquake.

11 And blasphemed the God cities of the nations fell: and of heaven, because of their great Babylon came in remem pains and their sores, and re- brance before God, to give unto pented not of their deeds. her the cup of the wine of the

12 And the sixth angel pour-fierceness of his wrath. ed out his vial upon the great 20 And every island fled away, river Euphrates; and the water and the mountains were not thereof was dried up, that the found. way of the kings of the east 21 And there fell upon men might be prepared.

Ja great hail out of heaven, every 13 And I saw three unclean stone about the weight of a spirits like frogs come out of the talent: and men blasphemed mouth of the dragon, and out God because of the plague of of the mouth of the beast, and the hail; for the plague thereof out of the mouth of the false was exceeding great. prophet.

CHAP. XVII. 14 For they are the spirits of The mystery of Babylon. devils, working miracles, which! AND there came one of the go forth unto the kings of the A seven angels which had earth, and of the whole world, the seven vials, and talked with to gather them to the battle of me, saying unto me, Come hithat great day of God Almighty. ther; I will shew unto thee the

15 Behold, I come as a thief. judgment of the great whore Blessed is he that watcheth, and that sitteth upon many waters; keepeth his garments, lest he 2 With whom the kings of the walk naked, and they see his earth have committed fornicashame.

tion, and the inhabitants of the 16 And he gathered them to-earth have been made drunk gether into a place called in the with the wine of her fornication. Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 13 So he carried me away in

17 And the seventh angel the spirit into the wilderness : poured out his vial into the air; and I saw a woman sit upon a and there came a great voice scarlet-coloured beast, full of out of the temple of heaven, from names of blasphemy, having the throne, saying, It is done. seven heads' and ten horns.

18 And there were voices, and 4 And the woman was arraythunders, and lightnings; and ed in purple and scarlet-colour, there was a great earthquake, and decked with gold and presuch as was not since men were cious stones and pearls, having upon the earth, so mighty an a golden cup in her hand full of earthquake, and so great. abominations and filthiness of

19 And the great city was her fornication: divided into three parts, and the 5 And upon her forehead was inte and with the and when Lord of

the that are with

An angel interpreteth REVELATION, the mystery of Babyloe :
a name written, MYSTERY, yet; but receive power as kings
BABYLON THE GREAT, one hour with the beast.
THE MOTHER OF HAR- 13 These have one mind, and
LOTS AND ABOMINATIONS shall give their power and
OF THE EARTH.

Istrength unto the beast. 6 And I saw the woman 14 These shall make war drunken with the blood of the with the Lamb, and the Lamb saints, and with the blood of shall overcome them: for he is the martyrs of Jesus : and when Lord of lords, and King of I saw her, I wondered with great kings; and they that are with admiration.

him are called, and chosen, and 7 And the angel said unto me, faithful. Wherefore didst thou marvel ?! 15 And he saith unto me, I will tell thee the mystery of The waters which thou sawest, the woman, and of the beast where the whore sitteth, are that carrieth her, which hath peoples, and multitudes, and the seven heads, and ten horns. nations, and tongues.

8 The beast that thou sawest, 16 And the ten horns which was, and is not; and shall as-thou sawest upon the beast, cend out of the bottomless pit, these shall hate the whore, and and go into perdition: and they shall make her desolate and that dwell on the earth shall naked, and shall eat her flesh, wonder, (whose names were not and burn her with fire. written in the book of life from 17 For God hath put in their the foundation of the world,) hearts to fulfil his will, and to when they behold the beast that agree, and give their kingdom was, and is not, and yet is. unto the beast, until the words

9 And here is the mind whichlof God shall be fulfilled. hath wisdom. The seven heads 18 And the woman which are seven mountains, on which thou sawest is that great city, the woman sitteth.

which reigneth over the kings 10 And there are seven kings: of the earth. five are fallen, and one is, and

CHAP. XVIII. the other is not yet come; and Babylon's destruction. when he cometh, he must con- AND after these things I saw tinue a short space.

A another angel come down 11 And the beast that was, from heaven, having great pow. and is not, even he is the eighth, er; and the earth was lightened and is of the seven, and goeth) with his glory. into perdition.

1 2 And he cried mightily 12 And the ten horns which with a strong voice, saying, thou sawest are tenkings, which Babylon the great is fallen, is have received no kingdom as fallen, and is become the habi

Her punishment, and CHAP. XVIII.

deplorable fall. tation of devils, and the hold! 10 Standing afar off for the of every foul spirit, and a cage fear of her torment, saying, Alas, of every unclean and hateful alas ! that great city Babylon, bird.

that mighty city! for in one 3 For all nations have drunk hour is thy judgment come. of the wine of the wrath of her 11 And the merchants of the fornication, and the kings of earth shall weep and mourn over the earth have committed forni- her; for no man buyeth their cation with her, and the mers merchandise any more: chants of the earth are waxed 12 The merchandise of gold, rich through the abundance of and silver, and precious stones, her delicacies.

and of pearls, and fine linen, 4 And I heard another voice and purple, and silk, and scarlet, from heaven, saying, Come out and all thyine wood, and all of her, my people, that ye be not manner vessels of ivory, and all partakers of her sins, and that manner vessels of most precious ye receive not of her plagues, wood, and of brass, and iron,

5 For her sins have reached and marble, unto heaven, and God hath re- 13 And cinnamon, and odours, membered her iniquities and ointments, and frankincense,

6 Reward her even as she and wine, and oil, and fine flour, rewarded you, and double unto and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, her double according to her and horses, and chariots, and works: in the cup which she slaves, and souls of men. hath filled, fill to her double. 14 And the fruits that thy

7 How much she hath glori- soul lusted after are departed fied herself, and lived delicious- from thee, and all things which ly, so much torment and sor- were dainty and goodly are row give her: for she saith in her departed from thee, and thou heart, I sit a queen, and am no shalt find them no more at all. widow, and shall see no sorrow. 15 The merchants of these

8 Therefore shall her plagues things which were made rich come in one day, death, and by her, shall stand afar off, for mourning, and famine; and she the fear of her torment, weeping shall be utterly burned with and wailing, fire : for strong is the Lord God 16 And saying, Alas, alas ! who judgeth her. . that great city, that was clothed

9 And the kings of the earth, in fine linen, and purple, and who have committed fornication scarlet, and decked with gold, and lived deliciously with her, and precious stones, and pearls ! shall bewail her, and lament for 17 For in one hour so great her, when they shall see the riches is come to nought. And smoke of her burning, levery ship-master, and all the

Babylon's fall lamented : REVELATION, Rejoicings in hearen thereai company in ships, and sailors, 24 And in her was found the and as many as trade by sea, blood of prophets, and of saints. stood afar off,

and of all that were slain upor 18 And cried when they saw the earth. the smoke of her burning, say

CHAP. XIX. ing, What city is like unto this

The marriage of the Lamb. 19 And they cast dust on AND after these things their heads, and cried, weeping A heard a great voice of much and wailing, saying, Alas, alas ! people in heaven, saying, Allethat great city, wherein wereluia : Salvation, and glory, and made rich all that had ships in honour, and power, unto the the sea by reason of her costli- Lord our God: ness! for in one hour is she 2 For true and righteous are made desolate.

This judgments: for he hath 20 Rejoice over her, thou judged the great whore, which heaven, and ye holy apostles did corrupt the earth with her and prophets; for God hath fornication, and hath avenged avenged you on her.

the blood of his servants at her 21 And a mighty angel took hand. up a stone like a great mill-stone, 3 And again they said, Alleand cast it into the sea, saying, luia. And her smoke rose up Thus with violence shall that for ever and ever. great city Babylon be thrown 4 And the four and twenty down, and shall be found no elders and the four beasts fell more at all.

down and worshipped God that 22 And the voice of harpers, sat on the throne, saying, Amen; and musicians, and of pipers, Alleluia. and trumpeters, shall be heard 5 And a voice came out of no more at all in thee; and no the throne, saying, Praise our craftsman, of whatsoever craft God, all ye his servants, and ye he be, shall be found any more that fear him, both small and in thee; and the sound of a mill-great. stone shall be heard no more at 6 And I heard as it were the all in thee;

voice of a great multitude, and 23 And the light of a candle as the voice of many waters, shall shine no more at all in and as the voice of mighty thee; and the voice of the bride-thunderings, saying, Alleluia : groom and of the bride shall be for the Lord God omnipotent heard no more at all in thee : reigneth. for thy merchants were the great 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, men of the earth; for by thy sor- and give honour to him : for the ceries were all nations deceived. marriage of the Lamb is come,

The great triumph for CHAP. XIX. the marriage of the Lamb. and his wife hath made herself and he shall rule them with a ready.

rod of iron : and he treadeth 8 And to her was granted the wine-press of the fierceness that she should be arrayed in and wrath of Almighty God. fine linen, clean and white: for 16 And he hath on his vesture the fine linen is the righteous- and on his thigh a name writness of saints. .

ten, KING OF KINGS, AND 9 And he saith unto me, LORD OF LORDS. Write, Blessed are they which 17 And I saw an angel standare called unto the marriage-ing in the sun; and he cried supper of the Lamb. And he with a loud voice, saying to all saith unto me, These are the the fowls that fly in the midst true sayings of God.

lof heaven, Come, and gather 10 And I fell at his feet to yourselves together unto the worship him. And he said unto supper of the great God; me, See thou do it not: I am thy 18 That ye may eat the flesh fellow-servant, and of thy breth- of kings, and the flesh of capren that have the testimony of tains, and the flesh of mighty Jesus: worship God: for the men, and the flesh of horses, testimony of Jesus is the spirit and of them that sit on them, of prophecy.

and the flesh of all men, both free 11 And I saw heaven opened, and bond, both small and great. and behold, a white horse; and 19 And I saw the beast, and he that sat upon him was called the kings of the earth, and their Faithful and True, and in right- armies, gathered together to cousness he doth judge and make war against him that sat make war.

on the horse, and against his 12 His eyes were as a flame army. of fire, and on his head were 20 And the beast was taken, many crowns; and he had a and with him the false prophet name written, that no man knew, that wrought miracles before but he himself.

him, with which he deceived · 13 And he was clothed with them that had received the mark a vesture dipped in blood : and of the beast, and them that worhis name is called The Word of shipped his image. These both God.

were cast alive into a lake of fire 14 And the armies which burning with brimstone." were in heaven followed him 21 And the remnant were upon white horses, clothed in slain with the sword of him that fine linen, white and clean. sat upon the horse, which sword

15 And out of his mouth proceeded out of his mouth: and goeth a sharp sword, that with all the fowls were filled with it he should smite the nations : their flesh.

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