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The elders praise the Lord. Revelation. The opening of the seals.

CHAP. V. The book with seven seals. ND I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals 2 And Isawa strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof: 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open, and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto 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 Ibeheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb, as it had been 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 upon the throne. 8 And, when he had taken the book, the four beasts, and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, whichare the prayers of Saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and

tongue, and people, and nation ; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings 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 beasts, and the elders : and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessIng. 13 And every creature which

and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I, saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and

eVer. CHAP. VI. The seven seals opened. ND I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come, and see. 2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him : and he went forth conquering, and to Conquer. 3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come, and See. 4 And there went out another

horse that was red; and power

is in heaven, and on the earth, . Of the end of the world. Chap.

was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword, 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. 7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and

SCC. 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him ; and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with Sword, and with hunger, 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 thounot judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth : 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also, and their brethren, that should be killed, as they were, should be fulfilled.

vii. The number of Israel sealed.

12 And Ibeheld, when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black, as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind: 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places: 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb : 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand 2 CHAP. VII. The servants of God are sealed. ND after these things, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God : and he cried with a loud voice tothe four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I ho the number of ul

7/e scventh stal opened. Revelation.

them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel. 5 Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reubenwere sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were scaled twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Afer were seal. ed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Mamasscs were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the

tribe of Levi were sealed twelvel

thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zebulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thouSand. 9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds,andpeople,andtongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the clers, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God. 12 Saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever, Amen.

Great plagues follow.

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes; and whence came they 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. . 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more ; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat: - - 17 For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed. them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. CHAP. VIII. The trumpets sounded and plagues follow. ND when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the Saints, ascended up before God, out of the angel's 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth : and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. 6 And the seven angels, which had the seven trumpets, prepared themselves to sound. 7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail, and firemingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. 8 And the second angel sounded, 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 the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 And the name of the staris called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were Imade bitter. 12 And the fourth angel sound. ed, and the third part of the su was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

hand.

Žhe fourth angel soundeth. Chap. ix. The bottomless pit opened.

other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to

sound ! - CHAP. IX. A star falleth from heaven. ND the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth; and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason. of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the Smoke locusts upon the earth ; and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 Andit was commanded them that they should not hurtthe grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. 5 And to them it was given 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 he strikethaman. 6 And in those days, shall men. seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee 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

13 And Ibéheld, and heardaráof women, and their teeth were

angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying, withaloud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabi

as the teeth of lions. 9 And they had breast-plates, as it were breast-plates of iron ;

ters of the earth,by reason of the

and the sound of their wings was

Four angels let loose.

horses running to battle.

10 And they had tails like unto scorpions; and there were stings OWer

in their tails: and their was to hurt men five months. 11 And they

name Apollyon.

12 One woe is past; and behold, there come two woes more

hereafter.

13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar,

which is before God,

14, Saying, to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound

in the great river Euphrates.

15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third

part of men.

16 And thenumber of thearmy of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand : and I

heard the number of them.

17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breast-plates of fire, and of jacinthand brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire, and

smoke, and brimstone.

18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of

their mouths.

19 For their power is in their

for their tails overelike unto serpents, and had heads, and with them

mouth, and in their tails:

they do hurt.

ad a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his

Revelation. The angel with a book. as the sound of chariots of many

20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

CHAP. X.

Time shall be no longer. ND I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the . and his feet as pillars of Ire : 2 And he had in his handa little book open : and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 3 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 their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5 And the angel, which I saw stand upon the sea, and upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaVen, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer :

7 But in the days of the voice

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