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False teachers described.
Of constancy in the faith, rally, as brute beasts, in those speaketh great swelling words, things they corrupt themselves. having men's persons in admi
11 Wo unto them! for they ration because of advantage. have gone in the way of Cain, 17 But, beloved, remember and ran greedily after the error ye the words which were spoof Balaam for reward, and ken before of the apostles of our perished in the gainsaying of Lord Jesus Christ; Core.
18 How that they told you 12 These are spots in your there should be mockers in the feasts of charity, when they feast last time, who should walk after with you, feeding themselves their own ungodly lusts. without fear : clouds they are 19 These be they who sepawithout water, carried about of rate themselves, sensual, haywinds; trees whose fruit wither-ing not the Spirit. eth, without fruit, twice dead, 20 But ye, beloved, building plucked up by the roots ; up yourselves on your most
13 Raging waves of the sea, holy faith, praying in the Holy foaming out their own shame; Ghost, wandering stars, to whom is re- 21 Keep yourselves in the served the blackness of darkness love of God, looking for the
mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ 14 And Enoch also, the se-unto eternal life. venth from Adam, prophesied 22 And of some have comof these, saying, Behold, the passion, making a difference: Lord cometh with ten thousand 23 And others save with fear, of his saints,
pulling them out of the fire; 15 To execute judgment upon hating even the garment spotted all, and to convince all that are by the flesh. ungodly among them of all their 24 Now unto him that is able ungodly deeds which they have to keep you from falling, and ungodly committed, and of all to present you faultless before their hard speeches which ungod- the presence of his glory with ly sinners have spoken against exceeding joy, him.
25 To the only wise God our 16 These are murmurers, Saviour, be glory and majesty, complainers, walking after their dominion and power, both now own lusts; and their mouth and ever. Amen.
I The REVELATION of St. JOHN the Divine.
earth shall wail because of him. Of the coming of Christ.
Even so, Amen.
Christ, which God gave beginning and the ending, saith unto him, to shew unto his ser- the Lord, which is, and which vants things which must shortly was, and which is to come, the come to pass; and he sent and Almighty. signified it by his angel unto his 9 I John, who also am your servant John:
brother, and companion in tri2 Who bare record of the bulation, and in the kingdom word of God, and of the testi- and patience of Jesus Christ, mony of Jesus Christ, and of all was in the isle that is called things that he saw.
Patmos, for the word of God, and 3 Blessed is he that readeth, for the testimony of Jesus Christ. and they that hear the words of 10 I was in the Spirit on the this prophecy, and keep those Lord's day, and heard behind things which are written there- me a great voice, as of a trumpet, in: for the time is at hand. 11 Saying, I am Alpha and
OHN to the seven Omega, the first and the last :
churches which are in and, What thou seest, write in Asia : Grace be unto you, and a book, and send it unto the peace, from him which is, and seven churches which are in which was, and which is to Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto come; and from the seven Spi- Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, rits which are before his throne; and unto Thyatira, and unto
5 And from Jesus Christ, who Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, is the faithful Witness, and the and unto Laodicea. First-begotten of the dead, and 12 And I turned to see the the Prince of the kings of the voice that spake with me. And earth. Unto him that loved us, being turned, I saw seven goldand washed us from our sins in en candlesticks; his own blood,
13 And in the midst of the 6 And hath made us kings seven candlesticks one like unto and priests unto God and his the Son of man, clothed with a Father; to him be glory and garment down to the foot, and dominion for ever and ever. girt about the paps with a goldAmen.
en girdle. 7 Behold, he cometh with 14 His head and his hairs clouds; and every eye shall see were white like wool, as white him, and they also which pierced as snow; and his eyes were as a him : and all kindreds of the flame of fire ;
What John was commanded REVELATION, to write to the churches
15 And his feet like unto fine how thou canst not bear them brass, as if they burned in a which are evil; and thou hast furnace; and his voice as the tried them which say they are sound of many waters. apostles, and are not; and hast
16 And he had in his right found them liars : hand seven stars : and out of 3 And hast borne, and hast his mouth went a sharp two-patience, and for my name's edged sword: and his counte-sake hast laboured, and hast nance was as the sun shineth in not fainted. his strength.
4 Nevertheless, I have some17 And when I saw him, I what against thee, because thou fell at his feet as dead. And he hast left thy first love. laid his right hand upon me, 5 Remember therefore from saying unto me, Fear not; I am whence thou art fallen, and the first and the last :
repent, and do the first works; 18 I am he that liveth, and or else I will come unto thee was dead; and behold, I am quickly, and will remove thy alive for evermore, Amen; and candlestick out of his place, have the keys of hell and of except thou repent. death.
6 But this thou hast, that thou 19 Write the things which hatest the deeds of the Nicolaithou hast seen, and the things taneš, which I also hate. which are, and the things which 7 He that hath an ear, let shall be hereafter;
him hear what the Spirit saith 20 The mystery of the seven unto the churches; To him that stars which thou sawest in my overcometh will I give to eat of right hand, and the seven golden the tree of life, which is in the candlesticks. The seven stars midst of the paradise of God. are the angels of the seven 8 And unto the angel of the churches : and the seven can-church in Smyrna, write; These dlesticks which thou sawest are things saith the first and the the seven churches.
last, which was dead, and is CHAP. II. To the churches of Ephesus, &c. 9 I know thy works, and triUN
NTO the angel of the bulation, and poverty, (but thou
church of Ephesus write : art rich) and I know the blasThese things saith he that hold-phemy of them which say they eth the seven stars in his right are Jews, and are not, but are hand, who walketh in the midst the synagogue of Satan. of the seven golden candle- 10 Fear none of those things sticks;
which thou shalt suffer. Behold, 2 I know thy works, and thy the devil shall cast some of you Jabour, and thy patience, and into prison, that ye may be
of Ephesus, Smyrna,
CHAP. II. Pergamos, and Thyatira. tried; and ye shall have tribu- stone a new name written, which lation ten days. Be thou faithful no man knoweth, saving he that unto death, and I will give thee receiveth it. a crown of life.
18 And unto the angel of the 11 He that hath an ear, let church in Thyatira write; These him hear what the Spirit saith things saith the Son of God, who unto the churches ; He that hath his eyes like unto a flame overcometh, shall not be hurt of fire, and his feet are like fine of the second death.
brass ; 12 And to the angel of the 19 I know thy works, and church in Pergamos write ; charity, and service, and faith, These things saith he which hath and thy patience, and thy works; the sharp sword with two edges; and the last to be more than the
13 I know thy works, and first : where thou dwellest, even where 20 Notwithstanding, I have a Satan's seat is : and thou hold- few things against thee, because est fast my name, and hast not thou sufferest that woman Jezedenied my faith, even in those bel, which calleth herself a days wherein Antipas was my prophetess, to teach and to faithful martyr, who was slain seduce my servants to commit among you, where Satan dwell- fornication, and to eat things eth.
sacrificed unto idols. 14 But I have a few things 21 And I gave her space to against thee, because thou hast repent of her fornication, and there them that hold the doc- she repented not. trine of Balaam, who taught 22 Behold, I will cast her Balak to cast a stumbling-block into a bed, and them that combefore the children of Israel, to mit adultery with her into great eat things sacrificed unto idols, tribulation, except they repent and to commit fornication. of their deeds.
15 So hast thou also them 23 And I will kill her children that hold the doctrine of the with death; and all the churches Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. shall know that I am he which
16 Repent; or else I will searcheth the reins and hearts : come unto thee quickly, and and I will give unto every one will fight against them with the of you according to your works. sword of
24 But unto you I say, and 17 He that hath an ear, let unto the rest in Thyatira, As him hear what the Spirit saith many as have not this doctrine, unto the churches : To him that and which have not known the overcometh will I give to eat of depths of Satan, as they speak; the hidden manna, and will give I will put upon you none other him a white stone, and in the burden:
John's epistles to the
churches of Sardis, 25 But that which ye have same shall be clothed in white already, hold fast till I come. raiment; and I will not blot out
26 And he that overcometh, his name out of the book of life, and keepeth my works unto the but I will confess his name beend, to him will I give power fore my Father, and before his over the nations :
angels. 27 (And he shall rule them 6 He that hath an ear, let with a rod of iron; as the ves- him hear what the Spirit saith sels of a potter shall they be unto the churches. broken to shivers :) even as I 7 And to the angel of the received of my Father. church in Philadelphia write;
28 And I will give him the These things saith he that is morning-star.
holy, he that is true, he that 29 He that hath an ear, let hath the key of David, he that him hear what the Spirit saith openeth, and no man shutteth; unto the churches.
and shutteth, and
man CHAP. III.
openeth : To the church of Sardis, &c. 8 I know thy works: behold, ND unto the angel of the I have set before thee an open
church in Sardis write: door, and no man can shut it: These things saith he that hath for thou hast a little strength, the seven Spirits of God, and and hast kept my word, and the seven stars; I know thy hast not denied my name. works, that thou hast a name 9 Behold, I will make them of that thou livest, and art dead. the synagogue of Satan, which
2 Be watchful, and strengthen say they are Jews, and are not, the things which remain, that but do lie; behold, I will make are ready to die: for I have not them to come and worship before found thy works perfect before thy feet, and to know that I have God.
loved thee. 3 Remember therefore how 10 Because thou hast kept thou hast received and heard, the word of my patience, I also and hold fast, and repent. If will keep thee from the hour of therefore thou shalt not watch, temptation, which shall come I will come on thee as a thief, upon all the world, to try them and thou shalt not know what that dwell upon the earth. bour I will come upon thee.
11 Behold, I come quickly: 4 Thou hast a few names even hold that fast which thou hast, in Sardis which have not defiled that no man take thy crown. their garments; and they shall 12 Him that overcometh, will walk with me in white: for they I make a pillar in the temple of are worthy.
my God, and he shall go no 5 He that overcometh, the more out: and I will write upon