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Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool. Jehovah shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion ; rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing for liberal) in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness; from (or as) the womb of the morning thou hast the dew of thy youth, m (or births.) Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. n

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty : with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies ; whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fel. lows. O

Blessed be the king that cometh in the name of the Lord : peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. P And he hath on his vesture, and on

m Psalm, cx. 1, 2, 3. * Psalm, ii. 7, 8, 9, Psalm, xlv:3—7. p St. Luke, xix. 38.

his thigh, a name written, KING OF KINGS,and LORD OF LORDS. I

Therefore wait ye upon me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey ; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation,even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy:

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent. pro

And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and rejoice in

my people : and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of cry. ing. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his đays; For the child shall die an hundred years old, but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. And they shall build houses, & inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, & eat the fruit of them. They shall not build & another inhabit ; they shall not plant, and another eat : för as the days of a tree, are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble ; for they are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call I will answer ; and whiles they are yet speaking, I will hear.

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock : and dust sball

9 Rev. xix. 16. r Zeph. ii. &, 9.

be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy, in all my holy mountain, saith Jebovah. S

For from the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles ; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure of. fering ; for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Isa. Ixv. 1925. Mal. i. 11.

CHAP. XII. The character and portion of the First fruits, or

those who believe in time, and obey the gospel in this life : Intermixed with exhortations to them, and threatenings to those that obey not God:

AND I looked, and lo, a lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as a voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder : and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps; and they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the el. ders : and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, who were

redeemed from the earth, a

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 ; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests : and we shall reign on the earth. b

These are they who were not defiled with women ; for they are virgins : these are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth : these were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God, and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile : for they are without fault before the throne of God. € And I heard a voice from heaven,saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, from henceforth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors ; and their works do follow them. d They loved not their lives unto the death, e And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they who are called unto the marriage-supper of the Lamb. f For he is Lord of lords, and King of kings : and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.g

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches : To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. b Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee

a Rey, xiy. 1, 2, 3. 6 Rev. v. 9, 10. c Rey. wiv. 4, 5. Rev. xiv, 13. e Rev. xij. 11, f Rey. xix. 9. Rey, rä. 14. Rev. ii. 7.

a crown of life. He that overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death. i To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man know. eth, saving he that receiveth it. j That which ye have already, hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations : and he shall rule them with a rod of iron : as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers ; even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. k Thou hast a few names even in Sardis, who have not defiled their garments : and they shall walk with: me in white ;. for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. l Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly : hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple, of my God, and he shall go no more out : and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God : and I will write upon him my new

i Rev. ii. 10, 11 Rev. ii. 17 k Rey. ii. 25Rev. , 4., 5.

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