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the character of the beast, and 7 And when the thousand years who adored his image. These two shall be finished, satan shall be were cast alive into the pool of loosed out of his prison, and shall fire burning with brimstone. go forth and seduce the nations, 15:21 And the rest were slain by the which are over the four quarters of sword of him that sitteth upon the the earth, Gog, and Magog, and horse, which proceedeth out of his shall gather them together to battle, mouth: and all the birds were filled the number of whom is as the sand with their flesh. /

of the sea. CHAP. XX.

8 And they came upon the breadth Satan is bound for a thousand years. of the earth, and encompassed the ANDWn from heaven na coming camp of the saints, and the beloved

down , having the city. key of the bottomless pit, and a 9 And there came down fire from great chain in his hand.

God out of heaven, and devoured U 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, them: and the devil, who seduced the old serpent, which is the devil them, was cast into the pool of fire and satan, and bound him for a and brimstone, where both the thousand years.

I beast ,198 And he cast him into the bot- 10 And the false prophet shall be

tomless pit, and shut him up, and tormented day and night for ever set a seal upon him, that he should and ever. no more seduce the nations, till the 11 And I saw a great white throne, thousand years be finished. And and one sitting upon it, from whose after that, he must be; loosed a liyle face the earth and heaven fled away, time.

and there was no place found for 20:14 And I saw seats: and they set them. - upon them and judgment was 12 And I saw the dead great given unto them and the souls of and small, standing in the presence them that were beheaded for the of the throne, and the books were testimony of Jesus, and for the opened ; and another book was word of God, and who had not opened, which is the book of lise :

. adored the beast nor his image, nor and the dead were judged by those received his character on their fore-things which were written in the heads, or in their hands, and they books, according to their works. elived and reigned with Christ a 13 And the sea gave up the dead thousand years.

that were in it, and death and hell Hru5. The rest of the dead lived not, gave up their dead that were in

till the thousand years were finish them; and they were judged every wed. This is the first resurrection. one according to their v'orks.

6 Blessed and holy iş he that hath 14 And bell and death were cast part in the first resurrection. In into the pool of fire. This is the these the second death hath no second death. power; but they shall be priests of 15 And whosoever was not found God and of Christ: and shall reign written in the book of life, was cast with him a thousand years." into the pool of fire.

Ver. 2. Bound him for a thousand years. The power of Satan has been very much abridged by the passion of Christ; for a thousand years; that is, for the whole time of the New Testament; but especially from the time of the destruction of Babylon or pagan Rome, till the new efforts of Gog and' Magog against the church, towards the end of the world. During which time the souls of the martyrs and saints live and reign with Christ in heaven, in the first resurrection, which is that of the soul to the life of glory : as the second restar rection will be that of the body, at the day of the general judgment.

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down out of heaven new earth, for the first heaven, from God, 2. and the first earth was gone, and 11 Having the glory of God, and The sea is now no more.

the light thereof was like to a pre2 And I John saw the holy city cious stone, as to the jasper-stone, the new Jérusalem coming down even as chrystal. out of heaven, from God, prepared 12 And it had a wall great and as a bride adorned for her husband. high, having twelve gates, and in 3 And I heard a great voice from the gates twelve angels, and n

names the throne saying: Behold the ta- written thereon, which are the bernacle of God with men, and he names of the twelve tribes of the will dwell with them. And they children of Israel shall be his people: and God him- 13 On the east, three gates': and self with them shall be their God. on the north, three gates and on ** 4 And God shall wipe away all the south, three gates; and on the tears from their eyes : tand death west, three gates. 133 shall be no more, nor mourning, 14 And the wall of the city had nor crying, nor sortow shall be any twelve foundations, and in them, ? more," for the former things are the twelve names of the twelve passed

si apostles of the lamb. 4. 5.745 .*** that sat on the throne, 15 And he that spoke with me, said: 'Behold, I make all things had a measure of a freed, of gold, new." And 'he said to me : Write, to measure the city and the gates for these words are most faithful thereof, and the wall. and true,

ft... 16 And the city lietki in á four6 And he said to mé : It'is done; square, and the length thereof is as I'am alpha and omega : the begin- great as the breadth i' and he meaning and the end. To him that sured the city with the golden reed thirsteth I will give of the fourtain for twelve thousand furlongs, and of the water of life, freely. the length and the height and the

hy He that shall overcome, shall breadth thereof are equati b's possess these things, and I will be 17 And he measured the wall his God : and he shall be my son. thereof an hundred forty-four cú

8 But the fearful, and unbelie- bits, the measure of a man which is 'ying, and the abominable, and mur- of an angel. 3"

1 derers, and whóremongers, and -18And the building ofrthe wall sorcerers, and idolaters, and all thereof was of jasper-stone: but liars, they shall have their portion the city itself pure gold, like to in the pool burning with fire and clear glass. vide Brimstone, which is the second 19. And the foundations of the death.

wall of the city were adorned with Heitig And there came one of the se-all manner of precious stones. The Sven angels, who had the vials full first foundation, was jasper : the of the seven last plagues, and spoke second, sapphire ; the third; a chalwith me, saying: Come, and Icedony : the fourth, an emerald : will shew thee the bride, the wise.. 20 The fifth, sardonix : the sixth, of the Lamb.

sardius: the seventh, chrysolite : 10 And he took me up in spirit the eighth, beryl: the ninth, a topaz:

Ver. 1. The first heaven, and the first earth was gone, being changed, not as to their cab stance, but in their qualities.

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the tenth, a chrysoprasus : the ele- and his name, shall be on their venth, a jacinct : the twelfth, an foreheads.. amethyst.

5 And night shall be no more: 21 And the twelve gates are and they shall not need the light twelve pearls, one to each : and of the lamp, nor the light of the every several gate was of one seve- sụn, because the Lord God shall ral pearl. And the street of the ci- enlighten them, and they shall ty: was pure gold, as it were trans- reign for ever and ever. parent glass.

6 And he said to me:

These 22 And I saw po temple therein. words are most fạithful and true. For the Lord God Almighty is the And the Lord God of the spirits of temple thereof, and the Lamb. the prophets, sent his angel to

23 And the city hath no need of shew his servants the things which the sun, nor of the moon, to shine must be done shortly. in it. For the glúry of God hath : 7 And, behold 1. come quickly. enlightened it, and the Lamb is the Blessed is he that keepeth the lamp thereof.

words of the prophecy of this book. 24 And the nations shall walk in 8 And I John who have heard, the light of it: and the kings of the and seen these things. And after earth shall bring their glory and ho- I had heard and seen, I fell down nour into it.

to adore before the feet of the an25 And the gates thereof shall gel, who shewed me these things. not be shut by day : for there shall i 9 And he said to me: See thou be no night there.

do it not: for I am thy fellow-ser26 And they shall bring the glory vant, and of thy brethren the proand honour of the nations into it. phets, and of them that keep the

27 There shall not enter into it words of the prophecy of this book. any thing defiled, or that worketh Adore God. abomination or maketh a lie, but 10 And he saith to me: Seal not they that are written in the book the words of the prophecy of this of life of the Lamb.

book : for the time is at hand. CHAP. XXII.

11 He that hurteth, let him hurt The water and the tree of life. still: and he that is filthy, let him A

water of life, clear as chrystal, let him be justified still: and he that proceeding from the throne of God is holy, let him be sanctified still. and of the Lamb.

12 Behold, I come quickly, and 2 In the midst of the street there-my reward is with me, to render to of, and on both sides of the river, every man according to his works. was the tree of life, bearing twelve 13 I am alpha and omega, the fruits, yielding its fruits every first and the last, the beginning and month, and the leaves of the tree the end. were for the healing of the nations. 14 Blessed are they that wash

3 Ånd there shall be no curse their robes in the blood of tho any more: but the throne of God Lamb: that they may have a right and of the Lamb shall be in it, and to the tree of life, and may enter his servants shall serve him, in by the gates into the city.

4 And they shall see his face: 15 Without are dogs and sorcer

Ver. 11. Let him hurt still. It is not an exhortation or license to go on in sin : but an luumation, that how far soever the wicked may proceed, their progrees shall quickly enito and then they must look to meet with proportionable punishinent.

S44 THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN the Apostlo. ers, and unchaste, and murderers, heareth the words of the prophecy

and servers of idols, and every one of this book : If any man shall add ; that loveth and maketh a lie. to these things, God shall add unto

16 I JESUS have sent my angel, him the plagues written in this book. to testify to you these things in the 19 And if any man shall take churches, l'am the root and stock away from the words of the book of of David, the bright and morning this prophecy, God shall take away star.

his part out of the book of life, and 17. And the spirit and the bride out of the holy city, and from these say: Come. And he that heareth, things that are written in this book. let him say: Come. And he that 20 He that giveth testimony of thirsteth, set him come: and he that these things saith, Surely I come will, let him take the water of life, quickly: Amen. Come, LórdJESUS. freely.

21 The grace of our Lord JESUS 18 For I testify to every one that Christ be with you all, Amen.

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