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THE THIRTEENTH CHAPTER

OF THE

BOOK OF REVELATION.

PART I.

THE PAPACY DESCRIBED.

I. AND I STOOD UPON THE SAND OF THE SEA, AND SAW A BEAST RISE UP OUT OF THE SEA, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS, AND UPON HIS HEADS THE NAME OF BLASPHEMY.

II. AND THE BEAST WHICH I SAW WAS LIKE UNTO 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 POWER, AND HIS SEAT, AND GREAT AUTHORITY.

III. AND I SAW ONE OF HIS HEADS AS IT WERE WOUNDED TO DEATH; AND HIS DEADLY WOUND WAS HEALED: AND ALL THE WORLD WONDERED AFTER THE BEAST.

IV. AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON WHICH

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GAVE POWER UNTO THE BEAST: AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, SAYING, WHO IS LIKE UNTO THE BEAST? WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH HIM?

V. AND THERE WAS GIVEN HIM A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS AND BLASPHEMIES ; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM TO CONTINUE FORTY AND TWO MONTHS.

VI. AND HE OPENRD HIS MOUTH IN BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, TO BLASPHEME HIS NAME, AND HIS TABERNACLE, AND THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN.

VII. AND IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS AND TONGUES AND NATIONS.

VIII. AND ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM, WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

IX. IF ANY MAN HAVE AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR. X. HE THAT LEADETH INTO CAPTIVITY SHALL GO INTO CAPTIVITY : HE THAT KILLETH WITH THE SWORD MUST BE KILLED WITH THE SWORD. IS THE PATIENCE AND FAITH OF THE SAINTS.

HERE

CHAPTER I.

THE BEAST PROVED TO BE THE PAPACY.

THE POPE may be called the BEAST, inasmuch as the power of the Papacy is concentrated in him. -Use of this Observation.

"AND I STOOD UPON THE SAND OF THE SEA, AND

SAW A BEAST RISE UP OUT OF THE SEA, HAVING SEVEN HEADS AND TEN HORNS."-Verse 1.

THE beloved disciple stood upon the sand of the sea, doubtless meditating much on what he had just witnessed, which is recorded in the preceding chapter. He cast his eyes on the heaving billows: all was turmoil and confusion. The strife was ominous: the blackness was portentous. "The four winds

of heaven strove" together: (Daniel vii. 2.) the conflict was tremendous: all nature seemed in elemental war; the abyss of waters was dark and rife, and boiled with agitation.

He saw a BEAST rise out of the sea; the BEAST

GAVE POWER UNTO THE BEAST: AND THEY WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, SAYING, WHO IS LIKE UNTO THE BEAST? WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE WAR WITH, HIM?

V. AND THERE WAS GIVEN HIM A MOUTH SPEAK

ING

GREAT THINGS AND

BLASPHEMIES ; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM TO CONTINUE FORTY AND TWO MONTHS.

VI. AND HE OPENRD HIS MOUTH IN BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, TO BLASPHEME HIS NAME, AND HIS TABERNACLE, AND THEM THAT DWELL IN HEAVEN.

VII. AND IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM; AND POWER WAS GIVEN HIM OVER ALL KINDREDS AND TONGUES AND NATIONS.

VIII. AND ALL THAT DWELL UPON THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP HIM, WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE OF THE LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.

IX. IF ANY MAN HAVE AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR. X. HE THAT LEADETH INTO CAPTIVITY SHALL GO INTO CAPTIVITY : HE THAT KILLETH WITH THE SWORD MUST BE KILLED WITH THE sword. HERE IS THE PATIence and fAITH OF THE SAINTS.

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