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THE APOCALYPSE them that hold the doctrine of Ba 24 And to the rest who are at laam, who taught Balac, to cast a Thyatira: Whosoever have not this stumbling block before the children doctrine, and who have not known of Israel, to eat and commit forni- the depths of satan, as they say, I cation :

will not put upon you any other 15 So hast thou also them that burthen. hold the doctrine of the Nicolaites. 25 Yet that, which you have,

16 In like manner do penance: hold fast till I come. or else I will come to thee quickly, 26 And he that shall overcome and will fight against them with and keep my works unto the end, I the sword of my mouth.

will give him power over the na17 He that hath an ear, let him tions, hear what the Spirit saith to the 27 And he shall rule them with churches: To him, that overco- a rod of iron, and as the vessel of meth, I will give the hidden man- a potter they shall be broken, na, and will give him a white coun 28 As I also have received of my ter, and in the counter, a new name Father : and I will give him the written, which no man knoweth, morning-star.' but he that receiveth it.

29 He that hath an ear, let him 18 And to the angel of the church hear what the Spir saith to the of Thyatira write: These things churches. saith the Son of God, who hath his

CHAP. III. eyes like to a flame of fire, and his Directions what to write to Sarroot are like to fine brass.

dis, 8ác. 019 know thy works, and thy - A Of Sardis write: "These

things faith, and thy charity, and thy ministry, and thy patience, and thy saith he, that hath the seven spilast works which are more than rits of God, and the seven stars : 1 the former.

know thy works, that thou hast the 20 But I have against thee a few name of being alive: and thou art things: because thou sufferest the dead. woman Jezebel, who calleth her 2 Be watchful, and strengthen self a prophetess, to teach, and to the things that remain, which are seduce my servants, to commit ready to die. For I find not thy fornication, and to eat of things sa- works full before my God. 'rificed to idols.

3 Have in mind therefore in what 21 And 1 gave her a time that manner thou hast received and she might do penance, and she will heard : and observe, and do penot repent of her forņication,

If then thou shalt not 22 Behold, I will cast her into watch; I will come to thee as a a bed: and they that commit adul- thief, and thou shalt' not know at tery with her, shall be in very what hour I will come to thee. , great tribulation, except they do pe 4 But thou hast a few names in nance from their deeds :

Sardis, which have not defiled their 23 And I will kill her children with garments : and they shall walk death, and all the churches shall with me in'white, because they are know that I am he, that searcheth worthy. the reins and hearts, and I will give 5 He that shall overcome, shall to every one of you according to thus be clothed in white garments, your works.

But to you I say and I will not blot o't his name * Ver. 26. Power over the nations. See here how the saints deceased live with God, and Dave power given them over countries and nations.


about the paps with a golden gir 4 But I have somewhat against dle.

thee, because thou hast left thy 14 And his head and his hairs first charity. were white, as white wool, and 5 Be mindful, therefore from as snow, and his eyes were as a whence thou art fallen : and do flame of fire.

penance, and do the first works. 15 And his feet likeunto fine brass, Or else I come to thee, and will as in a burning furnace. And his move thy candlestick out of its voice as the sound of many waters, place, except thou do penance.

16 And he had in his right hand 6 But this thou hast, that thou seven stars. And from his mouth hatest the deeds of the Nicolaites, came out a sharp two-edged sword: which I also hate. and his face was as the sun shineth 7 He, that hath an ear, let him in his power.

hear what the Spirit saith to the 17 And when I had seen him, I churches: To him, that overco, fell at his feet as dead. And he meth, I will give to eat of the tree laid his right hand upon me, say- of life, which is in the paradise of ing: Fear not. I am the first and my God. the last,

8 And to the angel of the church 18 And alive, and was dead, and of Smyrna write: These things behold I am living for ever and saith the First and the Last, who ever, and have the keys of death was dead, and is alive : and of hell.

9 I know thy tribulation and 19 Write therefore the things thy, poverty, but thou art rich : which thou hast seen, and which and thou art blasphemed by them are, and which must be done here- that say they are Jews and are not, after,

but are the synagogue of satan. 20 The mystery of the seven 10 Fear none of those things stars, which thou sawest in my right which thou shalt suffer. Behold, hand, and the seven golden can- the devil will cast some of you into dlesticks. The seven stars, are the prison that you may be tried : and angels of the seven churches. And you shall have tribulation ten days. the seven candlesticks are the se- Be thou faithful unto death: and I ven churches.

will give thee the crown of life. CHAP. II.

11 He, that hath an ear, let him Directions what to write to the an- hear what the Spirit saith to the gels or bishops of Ephesus. churches: He that shall overcome, NTO the angel of the church shall not be hurt by the second

of saith. he, who holdeth the seven -stars in his right hand, who walk- of Pergamus write: These things eth in the midst of the seven golden saith he, that hath the sharp twocandlesticks :

edged sword: 2 I know thy works and thy la 13 I know where thou dwellest, bour, and thy patience, and how where the seat of satan is : and thou canst not bear them that are thou holdest fast my name, and evil, and thou hast tried them, who hast not denied my faith. Even in say, they are apostles, and are not, those days when. Antipas won my and hast found them liars : faithful witness, who was slain

3. And thou hast patience, and anong you, where satan dwelleth. hast endured for my name, and 14 But I have against thee a few hast not fainted.

things: because thou hast there

U Ephesus write: These things deatland to the angel of the church

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The book-sealed with seven stalo is 9:4 And round about the throne opened by the Lambat ::41 I were four and twenty seats: and ND I saw in the right hand of vupon the seats, four and twenty

ancients sitting, clothed in white book written within and without, 1.garments, and on their heads were sealed with seven seals. 1970 2 crowns of golds: Si : 3 cm 2 And I saw a strong angel pro

15 And from the throne proceed: claiming with a loud voice : Who ed lightnings and voices, and is worthy to open the book, and to thunders and there were seven loose the seals thereof? :bi lamps burping before the throne,.413 And no man was able, neither

which are the seven spirits of God. in heaven, nor on earth, for under bub And in the sight of the throne the earth, to open the book, nor to

svas as it were a sea of glass like to look on it!
chrystal: and in the midst of the 4 And I wept mach, because no
sitthrone and round about the throne man was found worahy to open the

were four living creatures full of book, nor to see it.
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5 And one of the ancients 'said to hic And the first living creature me: Weep not; behold the lion of

was like a lion : and the second li- the tribe of Juda, the root of David, ving creature like a calf: and the hath prevailed to open the book, and 1 third living creature, having the to loose the seven seals thereof. .face, as it were, of a mans and the 6 And I saw, and behold in the

fourth living creature was like an midst of the throne and of the four eagle flying.

living creatures, and in the midst of F8 And the four living creatures, the ancients, a Lamb standing as it had each of them six wings : and were slain, having seven horns and

round about and within they are seven eyes : which are the seven -full bf eyes. in:And they rested not Spirits of God; sent forth into all

day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, the earth.
· Holy, Lord GodAlmighty, who was, 7. And the came, and took the
and who is, and who is to come. book out of the right hand of him

9 And when those living crea- that sat on the throne
tures gave glory and honour and, 8. And when he had opened the
benediction to him, that sitteth on book, the four living creatures, and
the throne, who liveth for ever and the four and twenty

ancients fell ever :

down before the Lamb, naving 10 The four and itwenty ancients every one of them harps, and golden fell down before hins that sitteth on vials full of odours, which are the the throne, and adored him that li- prayers of saints : .:03. ok.??.?? veth for ever and ever, and cast 9 And they sung a new canticle, their crowns before the throne, saying : Thou art worthy, O Lord, sayingspri

to take the book, and to open the 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord our seals thereof : because thou wast God, to receive glory, and honour, slain, and hast redeemed usto God, and power : because thou hast in thy blood, out of every tribe, and -- created all things, and for thy will tongue, and people, and nation. they were, and have been created. 1-10 And hast made us to our God

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Ver. 8. The prayer's of saints. Here we see that the saints in heaven offer up to Christ the prayers of the faithful upon earth


14 And the ever and ever.

a kingdom and priests, and we shall, horse that was red: and to him that

reign on the earth. de soi lo guisat thereon, it was given that he sre il And 1 beheld, and I heard should take peace from the earth

the voice of many angels round and that they should kill one ano1 about the throne, and the living ther, and a great sword was given creatures and the ancients: and to him. sosld staged arra ant the number of them was thousands 2015 And when he had opened the of

third seal, 1 heard the third living 12 Saying, with a loud voice : creature, sayings. Come, and see. The Lamb, that was slain, is wor- And behold a black horse, and he thy, to receive power, and divinity, that sat on him, had a pair of scales and wisdom, and strength, and ho- in his hand. 17 38912 5 13asda nour, and glory, and benediction, l. 6 And I heard as it were a voice

13 And every creature, which is in the midst of the four living lereain heaven, and on the earth, and tures,saying: T'wo pounds of wheat under the earth, and such as are in for a penny, and thrice two pounds the sea, and all that are in them : of barley for a penny, and see thou I heard all saying: To him that sit- hurt not the wine and the oil

. bas teth on the throne,and to the Lamb, 7 And when he had opened the benediction and honour and glory fourth seal, I heard the voice of the - and power

fourth living creature, saying: four living creatures Come, and see ristanoat 19 daer twenty ancients fell down on their he that

sat upon him, his name was faces : and adored him that liveth death, and hell followed him. And for ever and ever. Wbre este power was given to him over the

CHAP. VI. tout si four parts of the earth, to kill with What followed upon the opening six sword, with famine, and with death, of the seals. viac

and with the beasts of the earth. ND. I saw that the Lamb had 9 And when he had opened the

opened one of the seven seals, fifth seal, I saw under the altar the and I heard one of the four living souls of them that were slain for creatures, as it were the voice of the word of God, and for the testithunder, saying: Come, and see. mony which they held. liir

a loud horse, and he that sat on him had a voice, saying: How long, O Lord, a bow, and there was a crown given (holy and true) dost thou not judge him, and he went forth conquering and revenge our blood on them that that he might conquer,

dwell on the earth?c d Jon hlssona 193 And when he had opened the 11 And white robes were given to second seal, I heard the second li- every one of them one: and it was ving creature, saying; Come, and said to them, that they should rest

for a little time, till their fellow4 And there went out another servants, and their brethren who DE Ver. 2. White horse. He that sitteth on the white horse is Christ, going forth to subdue the world by his gospel. The other horses that follow represent the judgments and punish. ments that were to fall on the enemies of Christ and his church : the red horse signifies wars : the black horse famine ; and the pale horse (which has death for its rider) plagues or pestilence.

Ver. 9. Under the altar. Christ, as man, is this altar, under which the souls of the martyrs live in heaven : as their hnuies are here deposited under our altars. bpheal for the glory or God and they askine tiheis out of hatred to their enemies, but out poats and the complete beatitude of all his elect,


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tribe of the foren of Israel, ier DAFTER these things I saw fourlahan me, and the ancients,

14 And I said to his came they?

THE APOCALYPSE) s are to be slain, oven as they, should fourthousand were signed, or every be filled up

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of ,' were opened the sixth seal, and behold, twelve thousand "signed, Of the there was a great earthquake, and tribe of Ruben, twelve thousand the sun became black as sackcloth signed. Of the tribe of Gad, twelve of hairs and the whole moon became thousand signed. as blood : ut bo illad mo 6 Of the tribe of Aser, twelve

13 And the stars from heaven fell thousand signed." of the tribe, of upon the earth, as the fig-tree Nepthali, twelve thousand signed. casteth its green figs when it is of the tribe of Manasses, twelve shaken by a great windişu'd thousand signed. !

1:14 And the heaven departed as a 7 of the tribe of Simeon, twelve book folded up : and every móun- thousand signed. Of the tribe of tain, and the islands were moved Levi, twelve thousand signed. Of out of their places in 10 Besi the tribe of Issachar, twelve thou10:15 And the kings of the earth, sond

signed, and the princes, and tribunes and 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon, twelve the rich, and the strong, and every thousand signed. Of the tribe of bond-man, and every free-mari hid Joseph, twelve signed. themselves in the dens and in the Of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve rocks of mountains.

thousand signed, bu:16 And they say to the moun 9 After this 1 saw a great multitains and the rocks: Fall upon us, tude, which no man could number, and hide us from the face of him of all nations, and tribes, and peothat sitteth upon the throne, and ples, and tongues: standing before from the wrath of the lamb: 53* the throne, and in sight of wrath is come and who shall be and palms in their hands. able to stand ? a 190 vi 10 And they cried with a loud BITSTU 9 CHAP. VII.

voice, saying: Salvation to our

God who sitteth upon the throne, The number of them that were mark

the Lamb ed with the seal of the living God

stood round A Angels standing on the four and the four living creatures :

and corners of the earth, holding the they fell down before the throne four winds of the earth, that they upon their faces, and adored God, should not b’ow upon the earth, nor 12 Saying: Amen. Benediction, upon the sea, nor on any tree.

and glory, and 2 And I saw another Angel' as- giving, honour,

wisdom, and thanks

and cending from the rising of the

sun strength

to our

God for ever and and he cried with a loud voice to 13' And one of the indiehtsanthe four Angels, to whom it was swered, and said to me: These that given to hurt the earth and the sea, are clothed in white robes, who nor sea, nor the trees,

: My lord, sign the servants of our God in their thou knowest. And he said to me: foreheads.

These are they who are come ont of 4 And I heard the number of them great tribulation, and have washed hat were signed, án hundred forty-their robes, and have made them

and to

power, and

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