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2 And he cried mightily plagues come in one day, with a strong voice, saying, death and mourning, and Babylon the great is fallen, is famine ; and she shall be utfallen, and is become the ha- terly burned with fire: for bitation of devils, and the strong is the Lord God who hold of every foul spirit, and judgeth her. a cage of every unclean and 9 And the kings of the hateful bird.
earth, who have committed 3 For all nations have fornication, and lived delidrunk of the wine of the ciously with her, shall bewail wrath of her fornication, and her, and lament for her, when the kings of the earth have they shall see the smoke of committed fornication with her burning, her, and the merchants of 10 Standing afar off for the the earth are waxed rich fear of her torment, saying, through the abundance of Alas, alas, that great city her delicacies.
Babylon, that mighty city! 4 And I heard another for in one hour is thy judgevoice from heaven, saying, ment come. Come out of her, my people, I And the merchants of that ye be not partakers of the earth shall weep and her sins, and that ye receive mourn over her; for no man not of her plagues.
buyeth their merchandise any 5 For her sins have reached more: unto heaven, and God hath 12 The 'merchandise of remembered her iniquities. gold and silver, and precious
6 Reward her even as she stones and of pearls, and fine rewarded you, and double linen, and purple, and silk, unto her double, according and scarlet, and all thyine to her works : in the cup wood, and all manner vessels which she hath filled, fill to of ivory, and all manner verher double.
sels of most precious wood, 7. How much she hath glo- and of brass, and iron, and rified herself, and lived deli- marble, ciously, so much torment and 13 And cinnamon, and sorrow give her: for the faith odours, and ointments, and in her heart, I sit a queen, and frankincense, and wine, and am no widow, and shall see oil, and Sne fiour, and wheat, no forrow.
and beasts, and sheep, and 8 Therefore shall her hories, and chariots, and
slaves, and souls of men. and prophets ; for God hath
14 And the fruits that thy avenged you on her. soul lufted after are departed 21 And a mighty angel from thee, and all things took up a stone, like a great which were dainty and milftone, and cast it into goodly are departed from the sea, saying, Thus with thee, and thou shalt find violence shall that great city them no more at all.
Babylon be thrown down, 15 The merchants of these and shall be found no more things, which were made rich at all. by her, shall stand afar off, 22 And the voice for the fear of her torment, harpers, and musicians, and weeping and wailing, of pipers, and trumpeters,
16 And saying, Alas, alas, shall be heard no more at all that great city, that was in thee; and no craftsman clothed in fine linen, and of whatsoever craft he be purple, and scarlet, and shall be found any more in decked with gold, and pre- thee ; and the sound of a cious stones, and pearls ! milftone shall be heard no
17 For in one hour so more at all in thee; great riches is
come to 23 And the light of a nought. And every thip- candle shall shine no more master, and all the company at all in thee; and the voice in thips, and failors, and as of the bridegroom and of many as trade by sea, stood | the bride shall be heard no afar off,
more at all in thee : for thy 18 And cried, when they merchants were the great saw the finoke of her burn men of the earth ; for by thy ing, saying, What city is like sorceries' were all nations unto this great city!
deceived. 19 And they cast dust on 24 And in her was found their heads, and cried weep- the blood of prophets, and of ing and wailing, saying, Alas, saints, and of all that were alas, that great city, wherein nain upon the earth. were made rich all that had
CHAP. XIX. thips in the sea, by reason of her coftliness! for in one ND after thefe things hour is she made defolate.
voice 20 Rejoice over her, thou of much people in heaven, heaven, and ye holy apostles faying, Alleluia : Salvation,
I heard a great
and glory, and honour, and righteousness of saints. power, unto the Lord our 9 And he saith unto me, God:
Write, Blefled are they which 2 For true and righteous are called unto the marriage are his judgements : for he supper of the Lamb. And hath judged the great whore, he faith unto me, These are which did corrupt the earth the true sayings of God. with her fornication, and 10 q And I fell at his feet hath avenged the blood of to worship him. And he said his servants at her hand. unto me, See thou do it not:
3 And again they said, I am thy fellow fervant, and Alleluia, And her smoke of thy brethren that have rose up
for ever and ever. the testimony of Jesus. 4 And the four and twenty Worship God: for the teselders, and the four beasts fell timony of Jesus is the spirit down and worshipped God of prophecy. that fat on the throne, fay 11 And I saw heaven ing, Amen; Alleluia. opened, and, behold, a white
5 And a voice came out horse ; and he that sat upon of the throne, saying, Praise him was called, Faithful and our God, all ye his servants, true, and in righteousness he and ye that fear him, both doth judge and make war. small and great.
I2 His eyes were as 6 And I heard as it were flame of fire, and on his head the voice of a great multi- were many crowns: and he tude, and as the voice of had a name written that no many waters, and as the man knew but he himself. voice of mighty thunderings, 13 And he was clothed saying, Alleluia : for the with a vesture dipped in Lord God omnipotent reign- blood : and his name is calleth.
ed, The word of God. 7 Let us be glad and re. 14 And the arinies which joice, and give honour to were in heaven followed him him : for the marriage of upon white horses, clothed in the Lamb is come, and his fine linen, white and clean. wife hath made herself ready. 15 And out of his mouth
8 And to her was granted, goeth a sharp sword, that with that she should be arrayed in it he should smite the nations: fine linen, clean and white : J and he shall rule them with a for the fine linen is the rod of iron : and he treadeth
the wine-press of the fierce 21 And the remnant were ness and wrath of Almighty hain with the sword of him God.
that sat upon the horse, which 16 And he hath on his word proceeded out of his vesture and on his thigh a mouth : and all the fowls name written, KING OF were filled with their flesh. KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
CHAP. XX. 17 G And I saw an angel ND I saw an angel standing in the fun; and he come down from heacried with a loud voice, fay- ven, having the key of the ing to all the fowls that fly in bottoinless pit, and a great the midst of heaven, Come, chain in his hand. and gather yourselves toge 2 And he laid hold on ther unto the supper of the the dragon, that old serpent,
which is the Devil and Sa18 That ye may eat the tan, and bound him a thouflesh of kings, and the flesh fand years, of captains, and the flesh of
3 And cast him into the mighty men, and the flesh of bottomless pit, and shut him horses, and of them that fit up, and fet a seal upon him, on them, and the flesh of all that he should deceive the men, both free and bond, both nations no more, till the small and great.
thousand should be ful19 And I saw the beast filled : and after that he must and the kings of the earth, be loosed a little season. and their armies gathered to 4 And I saw thrones, and gether to make war against they sat upon them, and him that fat on the horse, I judgement was given unto and against his army. them: and I saw the souls
20 And the beast was of them that were beheaded taken, and with him the false for the witness of Jesus, and prophet that wrought mira- for the word of God, and cles before him, with which which had not worshipped he deceived them that had the beast, neither his image, received the mark of the beast, neither had received his mark and them that worshipped his upon their foreheads, or in image: these both were cast their hands; and they lived alive into a lake of fire burn- and reigned with Christ a ing with brimstone.
5 9 But the rest of the the false prophet are, and dead lived not again until shall be tormented day and the thousand years were night for ever and ever. finished. This is the first 1 And I saw a great resurrection.
white throne, and him that 6 9 Blessed and holy is he fat on it, from whose face that hath
in the first re- the earth and the heaven Aed surrection: on such the se-away; and there was found cond death hath no power, no place for them. but they shall be priests of 12 f And I saw the dead, God and of Christ, and shall small and great, stand before reign with him a thousand God; and the books were years.
opened : and another book 7 And when the thousand was opened, which is the years are expired, Satan shall book of life: and the dead be loosed out of his prison, were judged out of those
8 g And shall go out to things which were written deceive the nations which are in the books, according to in the four quarters of the their works. earth, Gog and Magog, to 13 And the sea gave up gather them together to bat- the dead which were in it; tle: the number of whom is and death and hell delivered as the sand of the sea. up the dead which were in
9 And they went up on them : and they were judged the breadth of the earth, and every man according to their compassed the camp of the works. faints about, and the beloved 14 And death and hell city: and fire came down were cast into the lake of from God out of heaven and fire. This is the second devoured them.
death. 10 And the devil that 15 And whosoever was not deceived them was cast into found written in the book of the lake of fire and brim-life was cast into the lake of Hone, where the beast and fire,