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| them: and power was given him over | and with him an hundred forty and The true church
of Christ petarall kindreds, and tongues, and nations. | four thousand, having his Father's cucci and suffer
8 And all that dwell upon the earth name written in their foreheads. ing.
killed with the sword. Ilere is the elders : and no man could learn that u Lu. 12, 32. He. patience and the faith of the saints.u song but the hundred and forty and 10, 36.
11 And I beheld another beast" com- | four thousand, which were redeemed v Even him whose coming is after ing up out of the earth ; and he had from the earth. These are they Satan, with all two horns like a lamb, and he spake which were not defiled with women ; power, & signs,
S; as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth for they are virgins. These are they c... Jaring esand lying won
caped the corders, and with all the power of the first beast before which followd the Lamb whitherso- ruption that is all deceivable.
in the world.... ness of wricht- him, and causeth the earth and them ever he goeth. These Xwere redeemed
2 Pe. 1, 4. eousness in them which dwell therein to worship the from among men, being the firstfruits à Take up their that perish; because they re- / first beast, whose deadly wound was unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And cross and follow
him. See Mat. ceived not the love of the truth that they might ders, so that he maketh fire come for they are without" fault before the Gr., were bought. be saved. 2 Th. 2, 9, 10. down from heaven on the earth in
e... Bonght with throne of God.
a price...1 Co. 6, the sight of men, 14 and deceiveth
Four proclamations intended to encourage Christians them that dwell on the earth by the
to preserve their allegiance to their Lord.
f Ja, 1, 18. means of those miracles which he
6 And I saw another angeli flv in g Phi. 2, 15. had power to do in the sight of the the midst of heaven, having the ever
h Zep. 3, 12, 13. beast, saying to them that dwell on lasting Gospel to preach unto them the earth, that they should make an that dwell on the earth. i make an that dwell on the earth, and to every i These angels ar
to be considered image to the beast, which had the nation, and kindred, and tongue, and as the dirine av Gr., breath. , wound by a sword, and did live.
gents employed x Re-unite the old
live. people, 7saying with a loud voice, 15 A
in presenting to Roman empire.
| 15 And he had power to give 'life un- lis Fear God, and give glory to him :
entranced apostle image of the beast should both speak, and worship him that made heaven,
bolical scenes. and cause that as many as would not
and earth, and the sea, and the founworship the image of the beast should tains of waters.'' 8 And there fol
be killed. 16 And he caused all, both lowed another angel, saying, “Baby$ Gr., to give them. small and great, rich and poor, free lon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, y The name of the land hondote posivo first beusi, xiii. 1.
because she made all nations drink of their right hand, or in their fore- | the wine of the wrath of her fornicaheads: 17 and that no man might buy 1 tion.” 9 And the third angel followed or sell, save he that had the mark,
them, saying with a loud voice, “If z This is true both of Mohammelan or the name of the beast, or the num
any man worship the beast and his ism and the Pa- ber of his name % Here is wisdom. pacy, but it is the
image, and receive his mark in his m For in the hand Latter, probably, 18 Let him that hath understanding
forehead, or in his hand, 10 the same of the Lord there that is meant.
is a cup, and the count the number of the beast : for it
shall drink of the wine of the wrath wine is red; it is is the number of a man; and his of God, which is poured out without
and he poureth number is Six hundreda threescore
out of the same;
mixture into the cup of his indignaa Lateinos (Irenie
but the dregs us), but there are and six.
tion ;m and he shall be tormented with
wicked of the
earth shall wring ND I looked, and, lo, a Lamb the holy angels, and in the presence them out, and
drink them. Ps. A stood on the mount Sion, I of the Lamb : 11and the smoke of 45.
the mirious Syn
their torment ascendeth up for ever | last plagues ; for in them is filled up - Is. 34, 10. Ch. and ever :" and they have no rest day the wrath of God. 2 And I saw as 19, 3.
nor night, who worship the beast and it were a sea of glass mingled with
3 The song taught the mark of his name. 12 Here is the victory over the beast, and over his by Moses as the
prophet of the patience of the saints: here are they image, and over his mark, and over Prophet
Ancient Church, that keep the commandments of God, the number of his name, stand on the and that taught
by Christ as the and the faith of Jesus." sea of glass, having the harps of God.
prophet of the o A voice from 13 And I heard a voice from heaven 3 And they sing the song of Moses New, and which heaven confirms
are essentially the denuneintions saying unto me, “ Write, Blessed the servant of God, and the song of one—“ Glory to
God in the highof the angels, and are the dead which die in the Lord the Lamb, saying, “Great and maradds this consolation,
from henceforth :P Yea, saith the vellous are thy works, Lord God Or, from hence- Spirit, that they may rest from their Almighty; just and true are thy forth saith the
| labours; and their works do follow ways, thou King of asaints. 4• Who a Or, nations ; or, Spirit, Yea. them.”
SHALL NOT FEAR THEE, O Lord,' and p Forif we believe that Jesus died | 14 And I looked, and behold a white glorify thy name ? for “thou ONLY and rose again, even so them cloud, and upon the cloud one sat art HOLY :' for all nations shall come that sleep inside. I like unto the Son of man, having on and worship before thee;' for thy le And it shall sus wil God
come to pass, bring with Him. his head a golden crown, and in his judgments are made manifest.''
that from one 1 Thes. 4, 14. hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another
new moon to anThe prophet's Third vision. angel came out of the temple, crying
other, and from The trumpets denoted
one sabbath to the attacks upon the church; the vials itenote the venwith a loud voice to him that sat on
another, shall geance of the Almighty upon her enemies.
all flesh some to the cloud, « Thrust in thy sickle, 5 And after that I looked, and, be
me, saith the and reap: for the time is come for hold the templ
hold, the temple of the tabernacle of Lord. Is. 66, 23. thee to reap ; for the harvest of the the testimony in heaven was onened : The harvest de
ne | the testimony in heaven was opened : They shall go earth is wripe.” notes the safe in
forth and look 16 And he that sat 6 and the seven angels came out of upon the cargathering of Ton the cloud thrust in his sickle on
cases of the men God'soron people;
the temple, having the seven plagues, the vintage his ve his the earth ; and the earth was reaped. clothed in pure and white linen, and
that have trans
gressed against fearful judicial 17 And another angel came out of having their breasts girded with gold-!
Me; for their Xecution of ven
worm shall not geance on Hisen- the temple which is in heaven, heen girdles. And one of the four die, neither shall emies. See Joel3. also having a sharp sickle. 18 And
their fire be beasts gave unto the seven angels
quenched; and another angel came out from the altar,
they shall be an
seven golden vials full of the wrath w Or, dried. which had power over fire; and cried of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
all flesh. Is. 66, with a loud cry to him that had the 8 And the temple was filled with
24. sharp sickle, saying, “Thrust in thy smoke from the glory of God, and sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from his power; and no man was
of the vine of the earth; for her grapes able to enter into the temple, till the p I have trodden
are fully ripe.""
19 And the angel seven plagues of the seven angels
v Take to you people there was and gathered the vine of the earth,
...shes of the none with me;
16 And I heard a great voice out
furuace...and it for I will tread and cast it into the great winepress
of the temple saying to the seven shall become them in mine an- l of the wrath of God. 20 And the i angels, 66 Go your ways, and pour
small dust in all ger, and trample them in my fury, winepress was trodden without the out the vials of the wrath of God upon
the land of Eand their blood city, and blood came out of the wine- the earth. 2 And the first went, and
gypt, and shall
be a boil breakshall be spriuk
ing forth with led upon my gar-press, even unto the horse bridles, by 1 noured out his vial unon the earth : 1
poured out his vial upon the earth ; blains upon man ments, and I will
and upon beast stain all my rai- | the space of a thousand and six hun
and there fell a noisome and grievous
...Ex. 9, 9. ment for the day of venge
sore" upon the men which had the x Moses lifted nip ance is in mine
mark of the beast, and upon them the rod & smote heart, and the Preparatory Vision.
the waters that year of my re
which worshipped his image. 3 And were in the river deemed is come.
...and all the 5 AND I saw another sign in the second angel poured out his vial Is. 63, 3, 4.
waters that were A heaven, great and marvel- upon the sea ;and it became as the
in the river were
turned to blood. | lous, seven angels having the seven / blood of a dead man: and every liv- Ex. 7, 20).
ing soul died in the sea. 4 And the there came a great voice out of the
litical change. art, and wast, and shalt be, because were upon the earth, so mighty ani Thus saith the thou hast judged thus. For they earthquake," and so great. 19 And
Lord God of Is
rael... Take the have shed the blood of saints and the great city was divided into three wine cup of this
fury at my hand, prophets, and thou hast given them parts, and the cities of the nations
and cause all blood to drink ; for they are worthy." fell: and great Babylon came in re the nations, to
whom I send 7 And I heard another out of the altar membrance before God, to give unto
thee to drink it, say, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, her the cup of the wine of the fierce
and they shall
drink and be true and righteous are thy judg-ness of his wrath. 20 And every island moved, and be
mad, because of y Time alone can ments.''y 8 And the fourth angel filed away, and the mountains were
the sword that I furnish a parti
til poured out his vial upon the sun; and not found. 21 And there fell upon shall send among cular explanation
them, &c. Je. of each of these power was given unto him to scorch men a great hail out of heaven, every 25, 15, 16. judgments. men with fire. 9 And men were stone about the weight of a talent :k How is the faith
ful city become Bscorched with great heat, and blas- and men blasphemed God because of
an harlot! it was B Or, burned. phemed the name of God, which hath the plague of the hail; for the plague
full of judgmeut
righteousness power over these plagues : and they thereof was exceeding great.
lodged in it; but
now murderers. repented not to give him glory.
Is. 1, 21. Je. 2, 10 And the fifth angel poured out The history and state of the Papacy before its final
1 Je. 51, 13. his vial upon the seat of the beast;
m Babylon hath and his kingdom was full of dark
ND there came one of the been a golden
cup in the Lord's , Political disap ness ;; and they gnawed their tongues * A seven angels which had the hand
hand, that made pointment of
all the for pain, 11 and blasphemed the God seven vials, and talked with me, sayRome.
drunken; the of heaven because of their pains | ing unto me, “ Come hither; I will nations have
drunken of her and their sores, and repented not of shew unto thee the judgment of the
wine ; therefore their deeds. 12 And the sixth angel great whorek that sitteth upon many the nations are a Au obstacles to
mad. Je. 51, 7. i poured out his vial upon the great waters;' 2 with whom the kings of the conversion of
n See 12, 6. The the eastern na- river Euphrates; and the water there- | the earth have committed fornication, church' has we tions removed.
become corrupt. of was dried up,a that the way of the and the inhabitants of the earth have bThis know, that
o The union of the if the goodman kings of the east might be prepared. | been made drunk with the wine of
civil and ecclesia of the house had known what | 13 And I saw three unclean spirits / her fornication.”
astical power as 8 So he carried me
consummated & hour the thief like frogs come out of the mouth of away in the spirit into the wilder exemplified in the would come, he
Roinish or loyal would have the dragon, and out of the mouth of ness :" and I saw a woman sito upon
system. watched, and not the beast, and out of the mouth of a scarlet coloured beast, full of names y Or, gilded. have suffered his house to be the false prophet. 14 For they are of blasphemy, having seven heads p Ch. 18, 16. broken through. Beve there are the spirits of devils, working mira- and ten horns. 4 And the woman was l ? Because of the
multitude of the ready also, for
for cles, which go forth unto the kings arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, whoredoms of the Son of man
the well-favour. cometh at an of the earth and of the whole world, and ydecked with gold and precious
ed harlot, the hour when ye to gather them to the battle of that
stones and pearls, having a golden think not. Lu.
witchcrafts, that 12, 39, 40. great day of God Almighty. 15“ Be cup in her hand full of abominations selleth nations c Not he, but they, hold, I come as a thief. Blessed is and filthiness of her fornication :
through her the three unclean
whoredoms, and spirits. Ve. 13. he that watcheth, and keepeth his 5 and upon her forehead was a name families through
her witchcrafts. f The Syriac has garments, lest he walk naked, and written, “ MYSTERY, BABYLON two words simi
Na. 3, 4. lar to this, which they see his shame.”b 16 And he | THE GREAT, THE MOTHER
rIn her was found signify "des
Igathered them together into a place OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINA-| the blood of protruction of the 6° called in the Hebrew tongue Arma-TIONS OF THE EARTH.”q 6 And
phets, and troops."
saints, and of all 9 (Satan is) prince geddon. 17 And the seventh angel I saw the woman drunken with the that were slain of the power of
upon the earth. the air... Ep.2, 2. poured out his vial into the air;9 and blood" of the saints, and with the Ch. 18, 24.
| blood of the martyrs of Jesus : and the woman which thou sawest is that
en, is fallen; and
all the graven
images of her And the angel said unto me,
gods he hath • Wherefore didst thou marvel ? il
broken unto the The downfall of the Papacy and of irreligion.
ground. Is. 21,9 will tell thee the mystery of the wo-18 AND after these things I saw Wild beasts of
the desert shall man, and of the beast that carrieth A another angel come down lie there; and her, which hath the seven heads and from heaven, having great power; their
shall be full of ten horns. The beast that thou and the earth was lightened with his doleful creatures,
and owls shall sawest was, and is not; and shall glory. And he cried mightily with
dwell there, and ascend out of the bottomless pit, and a strong voice, saying, 2" Babylon satyrs
dance there. Is. go into perdition: and they that dwell the great is fallen, is fallen, and is 13, 21. on the earth shall wonder, whose become the habitation of devils, and 8 Or, power. names were not written in the book the 'HOLD OF EVERY FOUL SPIRIT, I y Flee out of the of life from the foundation of the AND A CAGE OF EVERY UNCLEAN AND |
midst of Baby
lon, and deliver world, when they behold the beast HATEFUL BIRD." 3 For all nations every man his
soul : be not cut that was, and is not, and yet is. have drunk of the wine of the wrath
off in her iniqui9 And here is the mind which hath of her fornication, and the kings of ty; for this is
the time of the wisdom. The seven heads are seven the earth have committed fornication | Lord's venge
ance; he will mountains, on which the woman sit- with her, and the merchants of the
render unto her a teth. 10 And there are seven kings : earth are waxed rich through the recompence. Je.
51, 6 and 45. Is. s Formse_Of gov-fives are fallen, and one is, and the abundance of her delicacies.”
48, 20; and 52, consuls, decom other is not yet come; and when he 4 And I heard another voice from 11. Je, 50 vira, dictators,
2 Co. 6, 17. military tribunes. cometh, he must continue a short heaven, saying, “ Come out of her,
• For it is the One was in being, space. 11 And the beast that was, my people, that ye be not partakers vengeance of the the imperial go
Lord : take venvernment, which and is not, even he is the eighth, and / of her sins, and that ye receive not
geance upon her, lasted to 475; the is of the seven, s* and goeth into per- of her plagues. For her sins have
as she hath done, seventh was that
do unto her. Je. of the Goths, | dition. 12 And the ten horns which reached unto heaven, and God hath 50, 15. which ended in 639.
Reward a Hear now this, Then the
thou sawest are ten kings, which remembered her iniquities. beast became an
thou that art have received no kingdom as yet; | her even as she rewarded you, and
given to pleaeighth power when the Popes but receive power as kings one hour double unto her double according to sures, that dwell
est carelessly, established their with the beast. 13 These have one her works : in the cup which she hath
that sayest in secular dominion. mind, and shall give their power and filled fill to her double. How much
thine heart, I
am, and none strength unto the beast. 14 These she hath glorified herself, and lived else besides me;
I shall not sit as shall make war with the Lamb, and deliciously, so much torment and
a widow, neither 3* Derived its be
the Lamb shall overcome them : for sorrow give her: for she saith in her shall I know the ing from the seven,
loss of children. i.c., is the seven- he is Lord of lords, and King of heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, Is. 47, 8. headed beast under another form.
kings :' and they that are with him and shall see no sorrow. Therefore 6 Ch. 17, 16. Ten kingdoms
are called, and chosen, and faithful." shall her plagues come in one day, c Then all the into which the
princes of the woestern Roman 15 And he saith unto me, “The death, and mourning, and famine;
sea shall come empire was di- waters which thou sawest, where the and she shall be utterly burned with
down from their vided.
thrones, and lay whore sitteth, are peoples, and mul- fire: for strong is the Lord God who away their robes, u ... Which in his times he sball
and put off their titudes, and nations, and tongues." judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the
bordered garshew, who is the 16 And the ten horns which thou saw- earth, who have committed fornica ments: they blessed and only
shall clothe Potentate, the est upon the beast, these shall hate tion and lived deliciously with her,
themselves with King of kings,
the whore, and shall make her deso- shall bewail her, and lamento for her, & Lord of lords.
shall sit upon 1 Ti, 6, 15. late and naked, and shall eat her when they shall see the smoke of her the ground, and v Is. 8, 7.
shall tremble at flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For burning, standing afar off for the fear
every moment, God hath put in their hearts to fulfil of her torment, 10 saying, Alas, alas and be astonish
ed at thee. Ez. his will, and to agree, and give their that great city Babylon, that mighty | 26, 16. kingdom unto the beast, until the city! for in one hour is thy judgment a Je. 51, 8. words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And come. 11 And the merchants of the le Ez. 27, 36.
bring into contempt all the
earth shall weep and mourn over her; ( more at all in thee ;7 and no crafts- m Is. 24, 8. Je.
7, 34; and 16, 9: for no man buyeth their merchandise man, of whatsoever craft he be, shall and 25, 10. " E2. any more : the merchandise of gold, be found any more in thee; and the
26, 13. and silver, 12 and precious stones, and sound of a millstone shall be heard
of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, no more at all in thee; 23 and the e Or, sweet. The and silk, and scarlet, and all «thyine light of a candle shall shine no more
wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, at all in thee; and the voice of the
Hosts hath purflour, and wheat, and beasts, and found the blood of prophets, and of
posed it, to stain sheep; and horses, and chariots, and saints, and of all that were slain upon the pride of all
glory, and to 5 Or, bodies. Sslaves, and souls of men. 14 And the earth.” f The traffic of the the fruits that thy soul lusted after Romish Church
honourable of has been truly are departed from thee, and all things jo AND after these things I heard th
the earth. I both in the boilies
which were dainty and goodly are and souls of men.
A a great voice of much people departed from thee, and thou shalt | in heaven. saying, “ Alleluia / Sal-lo Ch. 12. 10. find them no more at all.—15 The
- The vation, and glory, and honour, and merchants of these things which were | power, unto the Lord our God : 2 for made rich by her, shall stand afar off true and righteous are his judgments: for the fear of her torment, weeping for he hath judged the great whore,
and wailing, and saying, 16 Alas! a- which did corrupt the earth with her g Ch. 17, 4. las that greati city, that was clothed fornication, and hath avenged the
in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, 1 blood of his servants at her hand.”p | r Rejoice, 0 ye and decked with gold, and precious | 3 And again they said, " Alleluia!'' |
nations, with his
people; for he stones, and pearls! 17 for in one hour | And her smoke rose up for ever and
blood of his serso great riches is come to nought. ever.4 And the four and twenty vants, and will And every shipmaster, and all the
render vengeelders and the four beasts fell down
ance to his adcompany in ships, and sailors, and and worshipped God that sat on the
versaries, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar throne, saying, “ Amen, Alleluia !” | off, 18 and cried when they saw the 5 And a voice came out of the throne,
to his pople.
De. 32, 13. handle the oar, smoke of her burning, saying, 19 What saying, “ Praise our God, all ye his the mariners, &
q It shall not be all the pilots of of city is like unto this great city !And
servants, and ye that fear him, both quenched night the sea, shall they cast dust on their heads, and come down from
small and great." 6 And I heard as smoke theneuf their ships, they cried, weeping and wailing, saying, it were the voice of a great multitude, I
shall go up for shall stand up- | Alas! alas that great city, wherein
ever: froin geon the land......
and as the voice of many waters, and neration to gene. they shall weep were made rich all that had ships in as the voice of mighty thunderings, for thee with
lie waste......Is. bitterness of the sea by reason of her costliness !
saying, “ Alleluia ! for the Lord God 34, 10. heart and bitter for in one hour is she made desolate. wailing. Ez. 27,
| omnipotent reigneth. Let us be " Ch. 11, 15, 17; 29, 31. ? 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and
glad and rejoice, and give honour to i Then the heaven ye holy apostles and prophets; for him : for the marriage of the Lamb and the earth,
God hath avenged you on her."* is come, and his wife hath made hertherein, shall | 21 And a mighty angel took up a self ready.
$(She had) wash
And to her was granted sing for Babylon...Jo. 51, 48. stone like a great millstone, and cast that she should be arrayed in fine and nude them k As Babylon it into the sea, saying, “ Thus with linen, clean and "white : for the fine
blood of the slain of Israel violence shall that great city Babylon linen is the righteousness of saints." Launb. Ch. 7, to fall, so at Ba
13. at Ba; be thrown down, and shall be found 9And he saith unto me, “ Write, or briche
Or, bright. the slain of all no more at all.? 22 And the voice of Blessed are they which are called |
t ...... Who make the earth. Je. 51, 49.
. | harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, unto the marriage supper of the their calling and 1 Je. 51, 64. I and trumpeters, shall be heard no Lamb.'' And he saith unto me, | 2 Pe. 1, 10.
will avenge the
will be merciful to his land and
h And all that
nor day : the
and 12, 10.
and all that is
bylon shall fall