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weight, dropped from the sky upon men; and men blasphemed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague of it is terribly great.

17 1 And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked

with me, saying, “Come hither, I will show thee the judgment of the great harlot who sits upon many waters :

The kings of the earth

Committed fornication with her,
And the dwellers on the earth

Were made drunk with the wine of her fornication." 3 And in the Spirit he bore me away into a wilderness. And I saw a

woman sitting on a scarlet beast, which was full of blasphemous names, 4 with seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was clad in purple and scarlet, and she had ornaments of gold and precious stones

and pearls, with a golden cup full of abominations, the impurities 5 of her fornication, in her right hand, and on her forehead a name 8 written which is a symbol: “BABYLON THE GREAT, MOTHER OF 6 THE HARLOTS AND THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw

the woman drunk with the blood of the saints [and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus]. And mightily I wondered, when I saw 7 her. And the angel said to me, “Why wonder? I will explain to

thee the symbol of the woman, and of the beast with the seven heads 8 and the ten horns that carries her. The beast which thou didst see, was, and is not, and is to come up out of the abyss, and to perdition he goes.1 And the dwellers on the earth shall wonder (all whose names are not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life) when they 9 find that the beast was and is not and comes again. Now for the mind

which has 'wisdom':-the seven heads are seven mountains where the 10 woman sits. And there are seven kings; five are fallen, one is, the other

has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain but a little 11 while. And the beast which was and is not, is the eighth, and also belongs 12 to the seven ; and to perdition he goes. And the ten horns which thou

didst see are ten kings, who have received no royal power as yet, but 13 receive authority for an hour as kings along with the beast. These

have one purpose, and their power and their authority they give to

the beast.
14 These shall fight with the Lamb

And by the Lamb shall they be conquered-
Because he is Lord of lords and K'ing of kings-

And by those who are with him, called and chosen and faithful." 15 And he said to me, “ The waters which thou didst see, where the harlot 16 sits, are peoples and throngs and nations and languages. As for the ten

horns which thou didst see, and the beast, these shall hate the harlot, and

make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh, and burn her up with 17 fire. For God has put it in their hearts to execute his purpose, to agree

upon one purpose and also to give their royal power to the beast, till the 18 words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman whom thou didst see,

is the great city whose reign is over the kings of the earth.181 After this I saw another angel come down from heaven with great

2 authority, and the earth was lit up with his brightness. And he cried with a mighty voice, saying,

Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great,
And become a dwelling of daemons,

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And a prison of every spirit unclean,
And a prison of every bird unclean and hateful;
Because of the wine of the passion of her fornication

All the nations have drunk,
And the kings of the earth

Have committed fornication with her,
And the merchants of the earth

Have become rich by her wealth of wantonness.” 4 And I heard another voice from heaven say,

Come out of her, my people,
That you share not in her sins,
And that you partake not of her plagues ;

For heaped up to the sky are her sins,
And God has remembered her misdeeds.

Render to her even as she rendered,
Yea double her measure according to her works ;

In the cup that she mixed, mix for her double :
As she magnified herself and wantoned,

Give her as much torture and mourning.
Because in her heart she says, “ A Queen I sit,

No widow am I, and mourning I shall not see ;
Therefore in one day her plagues shall come,

Death and mourning and famine,
And with fire she shall be burned up;

For strong is the Lord God her judge.
And over her shall weep and wail the kings of the earth,

Who committed fornication with her and wantoned,
When they look on the smoke of her burning-

Standing far away in dread of her torture,
Saying “Woe, woe for the great city,

Babylon the strong city!

For in one hour bas thy judgment come.”
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her,
For no one buys their merchandise any more :
Merchandise of gold and silver and precious stones and

pearls,
And fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet,
And all citron-wood and every article of ivory,
And every article of most precious wood,
And of brass and iron and marble :
And cinnamon and amomum and incense and perfume and

frankincense,
And wine and oil and fine flour and wheat,
And cattle and sheep and horses and chariots,
And slaves and human souls.
The merchants of these things, who gained wealth by her,

Far away shall they stand in dread of her torture,
Weeping and mourning :
Saying, “ Woe, woe for the great city,

Clad in fine linen and purple and scarlet,
With ornaments of gold and precious stones and pearls !

For in one hour all this wealth has come to ruin.”
And every shipmaster and every coasting mariner,

And sailors and all whose business is on the sea,

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Stood far away and cried, as they looked on the smoke of her

burning,
What is like the great city ?"
And they threw dust on their heads and cried,

Weeping and mourning; “Woe, woe for the great city,
Where all who had ships in the sea gained riches,

By means of her wealth!
For in one hour she has come to ruin.”
Be glad over her, O heaven,
Ye saints, apostles, and prophets :

For God has judged her with your judgment." 21 And a strong angel took up a stone like a great mill-stone, and threw it into the sea, saying,

“So shali Babylon the great city be thrown down with sudden onset,

And never be found any more.
And the sound of harpers and musicians and fluteplayers and

trumpeters
Shall never be heard in thee more :
And a craftsman of any craft

Shall never be found in thee more :
And the sound of a mill-stone

Shall never be heard in thee more :
And the light of a lamp

Shall never be seen in thee more:
And the voice of bridegroom and bride

Shall never be heard in thee more.
And the ripe fruit of thy soul's desire

Has gone from thee!
And alĩ things rich and radiant

Have perished from thee.

Nevermore shall they be found !
For thy merchants were the magnates of the earth;
For by thy sorcery all the nations were seduced.
[And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints,

And of all who have been slain upon the earth.]191 After this I heard as it were a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,

Hallelujah!
The salvation and the majesty and the power belong to our God,

For true and just are his judgments :
For he has judged the great harlot,

Who destroyed the earth with her fornication,
And has avenged the blood of his slaves

At her hand.
3 And a second time they said,

Hallelujah! And the smoke of her goes up for ever and ever!” 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four living creatures fell

down and worshipped the God who sits upon the throne, saying, “Amen : 5 Hallelujah.And a voice came out of the throne, saying,

Extol our God, all ye his slaves,

Ye who fear him, small and great." 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as it were the

sound of many waters, and as it were the sound of mighty thunders, saying,

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Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God almighty is king.
Let us joy and rejoice

And give him due honour;
For the marriage of the Lamb has come,
And his wife has made herself ready,
And she is permitted to put on fine linen, dazzling and pure

(The fine linen is the upright deeds of the saints)." 9 And he says to me, “Write: 'Happy those who are called to the marriage.

supper of the Lamb !'" And he says to me, “These are the 1 true words 10 of God.” And I fell down before his feet to worship him. But he says to me,

* Not so ! beware!
I am a fellow-slave of thine,
And of thy brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus.

Worship God!
[For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.]”

And I saw heaven opened :
And lo, a white horse !
And he who sits on it is called “Faithful” and “True,"
And with uprightness he judges and fights.

His eyes are a flame of fire,

And on his head are many diadems.
And he has a name which none knows, save himself;

And he is clad in a garment dipped in blood
[And his name is called “ The Logos of God”).
And the troops in heaven followed him on white horses,

Clothed in fine linen, white and pure.
And from his mouth issues a sharp sword, wherewith to smite the

nations :
And he shall shepherd them with an iron rod.

And he tramples the winepress of the wrath of the anger of the almighty God. 16 And on his garment and on his thigh he has a name written,

"KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS." 17 And I saw an angel stand in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice

to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, “ Come, gather to the great supper of 18 God, to eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of generals, and the flesh of the

strong, and the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all men, 19 free and slaves and small and great." And I saw the beast and the

kings of the earth and their troops, gathered to make war against him who 20 sat on the horse and against his troops. And the beast was caught, and

along with him the false prophet, who performed in his presence the signs by which he seduced those who had accepted the mark of the beast and

who worshipped his image; they were thrown down, these two, alive 21 into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed

by the sword of him who sits on the horse, by the sword which went out

of his mouth; and all the birds were glutted with their flesh. 201 And I saw an angel come down from heaven with the key of the

2 abyss and a great chain upon his hand. And he seized the dragon, the

old serpent, who is “the Deviland “ Satan," and bound him for a 3 thousand years, then threw him into the abyss, and shut and sealed it on the top of him, that he should no more seduce the nations until the thousand years were finished ; after this he must be unloosed for a little

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4 while. And I saw thrones, and they sat on them and they were permitted to judge; yea, I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, who did not worship the beast or his image, and did not accept the mark on their forehead and on

their hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ for a thousand 5 years. The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years were 6 finished. This is the first resurrection. Happy and holy is he who has

part in the first resurrection ! Over such the second death has no power ;

they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with 7 him for the thousand years.

And when the thousand years are 8 finished, the Satan shall be unloosed from his prison, and he shall come

out to seduce the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to muster them for the war; and their number is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up over the broad earth and encircled the camp of the

saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from the sky and devoured 10 them. And the devil, their seducer, was thrown into the lake of fire and

brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet also are ; and they shall

be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, And him who sat thereon:

Earth and sky fled from his face,

And no place was found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the

throne;
And there were books opened,
And another book was opened, which is the book of life.
And the dead were judged from what was written in the books,

According to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead in her,

And death and Hades gave up the dead in them;
And they were judged each

According to their works.
14 And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.

This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And he who was not found written in the book of life, was thrown into the

lake of fire.

21 1 And I saw a new sky and a new earth,

For the first sky and the first earth have passed away:

And the sea is no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, come down out of heaven from

God,

Prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying:

Lo, the tabernacle of God is with men,

And he shall dwell with them ;
And they shall be his peoples,

And God himself shall be with them.
And he shall wipe all tears from their eyes,

And death shall be no more,
Nor shall mourning or crying or pain be any more;

For the first things have passed away." 5 And he who sits upon the throne said, Lo, I make all things new.And 6 he says, “Write : these words are sure and true.And he said to me,

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