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Vhi. beast andfalseprofits. Chap. xx. • The first and last resurreSion.
*nto me. These aye th« true dyings of 'God.
. Io tj And I felt .at his feet to worstup 'him. And he did unto trie, See tlwu do it jwt: I am thy fellowservant, and of .thy brethren that have the. testimony osje'sus.: worship God: for the testimony; of Jesus U the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and be-! hold a white- horse; and he that "sat upon him <was called'Faithful and True,, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. . *». His eyes, were as a flame of fire, and pn his head iutre many crowns; and.he had a name written that no man knew but he himself, ..,. ,,.,
13 And he "was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: aaiLhis name is called The word of God.'' •
14 And the arraies.,wÆ«'i .were In hea yen followed him upon whin hoiks, clothed Ir\ fine linen, white and clean.'
15 And out of hi* mouth goetli a sharp sword, that with'ithe mould smite; the nations: arid he mall rule them with1 a roil of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
'1$ And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF I.O'KDS. . , _.
17 «f And I saw an angel standing in the fun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come, and gather yourselves together unto the supper' of the great God j
18 .That ye may eat the flesh os kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that fit on them, and the Hefli of ail men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the king* of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that fat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped bis image. These both were past alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
*i And the remnant were stain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which/auoA* proceededout of his mouth: and all the fowls were tilled with their flesh.
CHAP, XX. ,. 1 Satan bound for a thousand years, ■ 5 The first resurretiion. 6 They blessed that have part therein. 7 Satan let loose again. % Gog find Magog. 10 The devil cast into the lake ps fire and brimstone. 1 a The last and general resurreQion.
AN D I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.'
1 »J And lie laid hold on the dragon, tliat old serpent, which is the Devil; and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, , ,; '< , ,,.riw
3 And cast him into the bottomleft pit, and sliut him Up, and set a leal upon him,- that he should ■deceive' the "tuitions no more, till the thousand rears should be fulfilled; and after that, he must be loosed a little season.
4. And I saw thrones, and they fat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the fouls ot them tfiat were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worsliipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their soreheads, or in their hands': and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 5| But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were-finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 q Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 »J And (hall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom it as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 f And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimT stone, where the beast and ^he false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and Mm that sat on it, from whose fact1 the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place?for them.
11 «[ And I saw the dead, smalt and V ti u great, great, stand before God; and the books' were opened: and another.book was opened, which is the hook of life: and the dead were judged out of those things' which were written in the "books, according to their works.
J new heaven and a new eartft. REVELATION •Ne-jjJenifaUmdestrh/.
.13 And the sea gave up the dead •which were in it; and death and Sell delivered ur> the dead which were hi .them: and they were judged every man according to their works. ■ '■
, 14. And death and hell~ were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. . I.j And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. ' ' ■ . :. li • C H A P. JtXX. -I A nt*u heaven and a netv earth. 10'Thc heavenly Jerufithm, 'with a still deferstion thireof. 2 3 She needelh no sun, the' fluty of God is her light. '14. The ting's of' the earth bring their riches tmtV herk :*NDI saw a-new heaVen and SW»' JTJL earth 1 for the first heaven aUd the .first, earth were passed away; and there' Wat no. more sea. '•''.<
i...-,» And I John shivtbe holy city, new .Jeiwsalem, coming down froiACJodbut ■of heaven, -prepared ata bride adorned .for her husband. ■ '•
3 And I lieard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle' of God fj with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his peoplet and God himself (hall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and tfhere sliall be no wore death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain< for the former things are passed
• 5 And he that fat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And lie laid unto me, Write 1 for these word' are trim and faithful.
6 Aud he said unto me, It ie done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is atliirst of the fountain of the water .0/ life freely. . >'.
7 He that overcometh sliall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he sliall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ■ • - .
9 And there came unto me one of the
seven angels which had the fcvea Alt full of the seven last plagues, and titled with me, faying, Come hither, I mil shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10' f[ And he carried me away in tie spirit to a great and High mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending1 out of heaven sromGc.l,'"
11 Having" the glbry of God: and is 'light was like unto 'l stche -moll ptciou*, even like1 a jasper stone clews crystal;
ii And had'i waH great and hiji, and had twelve gates, arid at thepta twelve angels, and rrarnw written thereon, which are the names of the tsete tribe* of the children of Israel:
♦3 On the east three gates; ca th: north three gates; on the south tlree gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city bid twtlvt foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. "i x And he that talked with rac hid a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The (qjra and the breadth and the height ofitae equal.
17 And he measured the wall tbetwf, an hundred and forty and sour cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city nets port gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city tx-ere garnished with ill manner of precious stones. The M* foundation <w«sjasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
»o The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sirdius; theseventh,chrysolite; the etgftfc, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth,' chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a iicmti; -the twelfth, an amethyst.
11 And the twelve gates motrt tw* pearls; every several gate was of"1 pearl: and the street of the city se pure gold, as it were transparent gii
i» Aud I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the LinA are the temple of it.
13'fl'Ana the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in)-: for the glory of God did lighten it, »nd the Lamb is the light thereof.
The water and tree os Use. Chap. xxii. The angelwill not be worshipped.
»4 «J And the nations of them which are saved (hall Walk in the light of it: •and'the Icings of the earth do bring their glory and haijmir into- it.
'1$ Ar><» the gates of it (hall not be ihut at all by day; for there (hall be no night there.- ■- '■'
'• *6 And they shall being the glory and ■honour of the nations into it.
27 And there ihall in no wise enter -into it any thing that desileth, neither muhatsoever worketh abomination, or thaketh a lie': but;they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. •CiH A-tV-XKII.. 1 The river es thewater oflife. *Tht tree « -os Use. 5 The light os the citylts Gstf it
himself. qT/ieangeltvi/lnot btnvor/hifi■ • sets. \%Netkingmaybe added to theimrd . of God, nor diminished therefrom.
AN D he' shewed rtte a pare river of water of lift, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and oT the Lamb: ''I '•
* Sft- In the midst of the street of it, smd on either side of the river, <was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were €6r the healing of the nations.
'5 And there lhall be no more curse: but the throne «f God and of the Lamb ihall be in it; and htf servant shall serve him-.' '••• 1 ..i .! '< ■
4 Ami they shalt see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 «J And there (hall be no night there; anil they need no candle, neither light of the fun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they (hall reign for ever and ever.
• 6 And he said unto me, These sayings ■are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to (hew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
■7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is lie that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which (hewed me these things.
9 sj Then faith he unto me, See thou doiti\6t:' for I am thy feUowservant, andofthy brethren the prophets, and of them which _ keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he iaith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. '•
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjuffi still: and he which i* filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that if holy, let him be holy still.
ii And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work (hall be.
13 1 am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the seft.
14 Blessed are they that do his com-< mandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 K01 without are&oes, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth an I maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the. churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. •;'
17 And the Spirit and the bride fay; Come. And let him that heareth fay, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."
I 8 f For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God (hall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,and^ro» the things which are written in this book.
so He which testifieth these things faith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
II The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
'ATablt tf Offices anfCcmtunous if Men.
Ot Aaron's family; of these wtre t'rree pj cit-rs, Gerfiionites, Kohatiines, Menseveral sons of Lrvi.
Netkimmt, < Inferior servants to the .Priests and Levites (not of their tribe) to draw water, and cleave wood, He. ■■■ Prapktty, anciently called Seen, -who foretold future events, and denounced God's judgements.
Children of the Prophets, their discipks or scholars... „-•, ,;i-.i
Wife men, called fo in imitation of the
eastern Magi, or Gentile Philosophers.
Scribes, Writers and expounders of
the law. '1
Dijputen, that railed and determined
questions out of the law.
Hubbies or Doflort, Teachers of Israel. Libertines, Freed men of Rome, who, being Jews or Proselytes, had a Symgogue or Oratory for themselves.
Oauhnites orGaiileans ,v*t\o pretended k unlawful to obey an heathen magistrate-, 1; Herodians, wlio stiaped their religion to -the times, and particularly nattered Herod.
■ Epicureans, Who placed all happineis Jn pleasure, :.-.• • ■< ■
Stoicts, whin denied the liberty of the :W»H» and pretended all events were dr-tannined) by fatal necessity. . , Simon Magus, Authorof the herefjot the Gnosticis, who taught thatmen, how<v,cr vicious- their practice was, feould be saved by their knowledge. ; • -Sicolaitans, the disciples of Hit sin, one of the finll. seven Deacons, who taught the, community of wives.
Naxarites, who, under avow, abstained from wine, fcv«.\ Haxarens, J e ws p*ofelungChriftiinity. Xelots, Sicarii, or Murderer*, who, under prettnee of the law, thought tbemfelvts authorised to commit any outra jr. Pharisees, Separatists, who upon the Opinion of their own godliness, oelpuid all others.
Sadducees, who denied die reiarrectkm of the dead, angels, and spirits.
Samaritans, Mougrel profefibrs, partly Heathen, and partly jews, theorsepraif of the AJfriairJ'fttotto Samaria. • <
Apostles, Missionaries, or persons scet;
they who were lent by our Saviour fees
their number, were called, The Ttockt.
Bishops, Successors of the Apostles tn
t;he government of the church.
Deacons, Officers chosen by tit Anostles to take care of the poor.