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The earth reaped. Revelation. The seven plagues. come for thee to reap; for the vietory over the beast, and harvest of the earth is ripe. · over his image, and over his

16 And he that sat on the mark, and over the number of cloud thrust in his sickle on his name, stand on the sea of the earth ; and the earth was glass, having the harps of God. reaped.

3 And they sing the song of 17 And another angel came Moses the servant

of God, and out of the temple which is in the song of the Lamb, saying, heaven, he also having a sharp Great and marvellous are thy sickle.

works, Lord God Almighty; 18 And another angel came just and true are thy ways, out from the altar, which had thou King of saints. power over fire; and cried 4 Who shall not fear thee, with a loud cry to him that O Lord, and glorify thy name? had the sharp sickle, saying, for thou only art holy; for all Thrust in thy sharp sickle, nations shall come and worship and gather the clusters of the before thee; for thy judgments vine of the earth; for her are made manifest. grapes are fully ripe.

5 And after that I looked, 19 And the angel thrust in and, behold, the temple of the his sickle into the earth, and tabernacle of the testimony in gathered the vine of the earth, heaven was opened : and cast it into the great wine 6 And the seven angels press of the wrath of God. came out of the temple, having

20 And the wine-press was the seven plagues, clothed in trodden without the city; and pure and white linen, and havblood came out of the wine- ing their breasts girded with press even unto the horse-bri- golden girdles. dles, by the space of a thou ng And one of the four beasts sand and six hundred furlongs. gave unto the seven angels

seven golden vials full of the CHAP. XV.

wrath of God, who liveth for 1 The seven angels with the ever and ever.

seven last plagues. 3 The 8 And the temple was fillsong of them that overcome ed with smoke from the glory the beast, foc.

of God, and from his power ; AND I saw another sign in and no man was able to enter heaven, great and marvellous, into the temple till the seven seven angels having the seven plagues of the seven angels last plagues ; for in them is were fulfilled. Ailled

up

the wrath of God. 2 And I saw as it were a

CHAP. XVI. sea of glass mingled with fire; 1 The angels pour out their and them that had gotten the vials full of wrath : 2 the

The angels pour

Chap. xvi.

out their vials. plagues that follow thereup 9 And men were scorched on. 15 Christ cometh as a with great heat, and blasthief.

phemed the name of God, AND I heard a great voice which hath power over these out of the temple saying to plagues : and they repented the seven angels, Go your not to give him glory. ways, and pour out the vials

10 And the fifth angel pourof the wrath of God upon the ed out his vial upon the seat earth.

of the beast ; and his king. 2 And the first went, and dom was full of darkness ; poured out his vial upon the and they gnawed their tongues earth; and there fell a noi- for pain, some and grevious sore upon 11 And blasphemed the the men which had the mark God of heaven because of their of the beast, and upon them pains and their sores, and rewhich worshipped his image. pented not of their deeds.

3 And the second angel 12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the poured out his vial upon

the sea'; and it became as the great river Euphrates; and blood of a dead man: and ev. the water thereof was dried ery living soul died in the sea. up, that the way of the kings

4 And the third angel pour- of the east might be prepared. ed out his vial' upon the rin 13 And I saw three uners and fountains of waters ; clean spirits like frogs come and they became blood. out of the mouth of the drag

5 And I heard the angel of on, and out of the mouth of the waters say, Thou art righ- the beast, and out of the mouth teous, O Lord, which art, and of the false prophet. wast, and shalt be, because 14 For they are the spirits thou hast judged thus : of devils, working miracles,

6 For they have shed the which go forth unto the kings blood of saints and prophets, of the earth and of the whole and thou hast given them world, to gather them to the blood to drink; for they are battle of that great day of God worthy.

Almighty. ny And I heard another out of 15 Behold, I come as a the altar say, Even so, Lord thief. Blessed is he that God Almighty, true and righ- watcheth, and keepeth his teous are thy judgments. garments, lest he walk naked,

8 And the fourth angel and they set his shame. poured out his vial

upon

the 16 And he gathered them sun; and power was given together into a place called in unto him to scorch men with the Hebrew tongue Armagedfire,

don.

Of Christ's coming

Revelation. The interpretation of 17 And the seventh angel AND there came one of the poured out his vial into the seven angels which had the air; and there came a great seven vials, & talked with me, voice out of the temple of hea- saying unto me, Come hither; ven, from the throne, saying, I will shew unto thee the judg. It is done.

ment of the great whore that 18 And there were voices, sitteth upon many waters : and thunders, and lightnings ;

& With whom the kings of and there was a great earth- the earth have committed for: quake, such as was not since nication, and the inhabiters men were upon the earth, so of the earth have been made mighty an earthquake, and so drunk with the wine of her great.

fornication. 19 And the great city was

3 So he carried me away divided into three parts, and in the Spirit into the wilderthe cities of the nations fell ; ness; and I saw a woman sit and great Babylon came in upon a scarlet coloured beast, remembrance before God, to full of names of blasphemy, give unto her the cup of the having seven heads and ten wine of the fierceness of his horns. wrath.

4 And the woman was ar20 And every island fled rayed in purple and scarlet away, and the mountains were colour, and decked with gold not found:

& precious stones and pearls, 21 And there fell upon men having a golden cup in her a great lail out of heaven, hand full of abominations and every stone about the weight filthiness of her fornication : of a talent; and men blas 5 And upon her forehead phemed God because of the was a name written, MYS. plague of the hail; for the TERY, BABYLON THE plague thereof was exceeding GREAT, THE MOTHER great.

OF HARLOTS AND A

BOMINATIONS OF THE CHAP. XVII.

EARTH. A woman arrayed in purple 6 And I saw the womat

and scarlet, with a golden drunken with the blood of the cup in her hand, sitteth up- saints, and with the blood of on the beast, 5 which is great the martyrs of Jesus ; and Babylon, the mother of all when I saw her, I wondered abominations. The inter. with great admiration. pretation of the seven heads, And the angel said unto 12 and the ten horns. 14 me, Wherefore didst thou marThe victory of the Lamb. 16 vel ? I will tell thee the mysThe punishment of the whore. tery of the woman, and of the

the heads and horns. Chap. xviii.

The fall of Babylon. beast that carrieth her, which est, where the whore sitteth, hath the seven heads and ten are peoples, and multitudes, horns.

and nations, and tongues. 8 The beast 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 go into perdition, and they and shall make her desolaté that dwell on the earth shall and naked, and shall eat her wonder, whose names were not fesh, and burn her with fire. written in the book of life from 17 For God hath putin the foundation of the world, their hearts to fulfil his will, when they behold the beast and to agree, and give their that was, & is not, and yet is. kingdom unto the beast, until

9 And here is the mind which the words of God shall be ful. hath wisdom. The seven heads filled. are seven mountains, on which 18 And the woman which the woman sitteth.

thou sawest is that great city, 10 And there are seven kings; which reigneth over the kings five are fallen, and one is, and of the earth. the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must con

CHAP. XVIII. tinue a short space.

2 Babylon is fallen: 4 the 11 And the beast that was people of God commanded and is not even he is the to go out of her : 9 the king's eighth, and is of the seven, and of the earth, 11 with the goeth into perdition.

merchants and mariners la. 12 And the ten horns which ment over her: 20 the saints thou saweth are ten kings, rejoice, &c. which have received no king AND after these things I dom as yet; but receive pow saw another angel come down er as kings one hour with the from heaven, having great beast.

power; and the earth was 13 These have one mind, lightened with his glory. and shall give their power

2 And he cried mightily and strength unto the beast. with a strong voice, saying,

14 These shall make war Babylon the great is fallen, is with the Lamb, and the Lamb fallen, and is become the habshall overcome them ; for he itation of devils, and the hold is Lord of lords, and King of of every foul spirit, and a cage kings ; and they that are with of every unclean and hateful him are called, and chosen, bird. and faithful.

3 For all nations have drunk 15 And he saith unto me, of the wine of the wrath of The waters which thou sawher fornication, and the kings

Kings and merchants Revelation. lament for Babylon of the earth have committed 11 And the merchants of fornication with her, and the the earth shall weep and merchants of the earth are mourn over her; for no man waxed rich through the abun- buyeth their merchandise any dance of her delicacies. more.

4 And I heard another voice 12 The merchandise of from heaven, saying, Come gold, and silver, and precious out of her, my people, that ye stones, and of pearls, and fine be not partakers of her sins, Jinen, and purple, and silk, and that ye receive not of her and scarlet, and all thyine plagues :

wood, and all manner vessels 5 For her sins have reach- of ivory, and all manner ves. ed unto heaven, and God hath sels of most precious wood, remembered her iniquities. and of brass, and iron, and

6 Reward her even as she marble, rewarded you, and double un 13 And cinnamon, and oto her double, according to her dours, and ointments, and works; in the cup which she frankincense, and wine, and hath filled, fill to her double. oil, and fine flour, and wheat,

7 How much she hath glo- and beasts, and sheep, and rified herself, and lived deli- horses, and chariots, and ciously, so much torment and slaves, and souls of men. sorrow give her; for she saith 14 And the fruits that thy in her heart, I sit a queen, and soul lusted after, are departed am no widow, and shall see no from thee, and all things which sorrow.

were dainty and goodly, are 8 Therefore shall her departed from thee, and thou plagues come in one day, death, shalt find them no more at all. and mourning, and famine ; 15 The merchants of these and she shall be utterly burned things, which were made rieh with fire; for strong is the by her, shall stand afar off, for Lord God who judgeth her.

the fear of her torment, weep9 And the kings of the earth, ing and wailing, who have committed fornica 16 And saying, Alas, alas! tion, and lived deliciously with that great city, that was elothher, shall be wail her, and la- ed in fine linen, and purple, & ment for her, when they shall scarlet, and decked with gold, see the smoke of her burning, and precious stones, & pearls!

10 Standing afar off, for the 17 For in one hour so great fear of her torments, saying, riches is come to nought. And Alas, alas! that great city every ship-master, and all the Babylon, that mighty city! for company in ships, and sailors, in one hour is thy judgment and as many as trade by sea, come.

stood afar off,

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