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the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, P and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say,
3 shalt be, the holy One. Rh. Wh.
i Rgv, viii. 10: And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters.
Exod. vii. 20. The words under ver. 3. " Ver. 7. Rev. xv. 3. m See on Rev. i. 4, 8.
* Mat. xxiii. 34, 35: Behold, I send you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes : and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed opon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Rev. xiii. 15: He had power to — cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
• Rev. xi. 18: That thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints. do. xvii. 20 : Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
P DEUT. xxxii. 42, 43: I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of reyenges upon the enemy. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people : for he will avenge the blood of bis servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. Isa. xlix. 26: And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine : and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Even so, “Lord God Almighty, "true and righteous are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial s upon the sun; and power was given unto himn * to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched 5 with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues : and they "repented not to give him glory.
* to it. Ham. 5 were burned. A.V. 4 Rev. xv. 3.
See on Rev. xv. 3. s Rev. viji, 12: And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shope not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Rev. ix. 17, 18: Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone : and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. do, xiv. 18: And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire ; and cried with a loud cry to bim that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
u Ver. 11, 21. 2 Kings, vi. 33: Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer? 2 CHR. xxviii. 22: In the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz. Isa. vii. 21 : They shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
Dan. v, 22, 23: And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this, but hast lifted up thyself against the LORD of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, irou, wood, and stone, which see not
nar, nor know; and the God in whose hand thy bre
. D. 98. 10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial - upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom was full of darkness ; and 'they gnawed their tongues for pain,
11 And a blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the d great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified. Rev. ix. 20: The rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver.
"Rev. xi. 13: And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand : and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. do. xiv. 7: Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him ; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
* Rev. xiii, 2: The beast which I saw was like unto a leopard--and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
y Rev. ix. 2: He opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
2 Rev. xi. 10: These two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. a See on ver. ix. 21.
Ver. 2. c Ver. 9.
d Rev. ix. 14: Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
e Jer. 1. 38: A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up. do. li. 32, 36: The passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee': and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. Rev. xvii. 5.
ISA. xli. 2, 25: Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the ” dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the 'false prophet.
14 For they are the k spirits of devils, 6 working miracles, which go forth unto the m kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
6 demons. Wh.
made him rule over kings ? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name : and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
8 1 John, iv. 1-3: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the hesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
b Rev. xii. 3, 9: And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.
i Rev. xix. 20 : The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him. do. xx. 10: The devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are.
k 1 Tim. iv. l: Giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. JAMES, iii. 15 : This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
"See on Mat. xxiv. 24. m Rev. xvii. 2. n LUKE, ii. 1: There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 1 John, v. 19: And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
• Ver. 16. Rev. xvii. 13, 14. do. xix. 19 : I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together 15 Behold, I come P as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he I walk ' naked, and they see his shame. · 16 And he 8 ' gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great' voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, $ It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great " earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell : and great Babylon * came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And ? every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. do. xx. 8: [Satan] shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle.
P See on Mat. xxiv. 43.
"Dan. xii. 1: There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time.
" See on Rev. xiv. 8.
* Rev. xviii. 5: Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God remembered her iniquities.
y See on Rev. xiv. 10. ? See on Rev. vi. 14.