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CHAP. II. III. contain the seven epistles to the seven churches of Asia, 502-6; why
these seven addressed particularly, 506; these epistles not prophetical, bat peculiar
we are to make of these judgments, 512-13.
CHAP. V. a continuation of the preparatory vision, in order to show the great importance
of the prophecies here delivered, 515-16; future events supposed to be written in a
praises to God and to Christ, ib.
war, and famine, and pestilence, and wild beasts, ib.; this period commences with
wards in plainer language, ib.
the miserable condition of the remains of the Greek church among them, 556; the
but still persist in their idolatry and wickedness, ib.
the angel with the little book or codicil to the larger book of the Apocalyps, 557; this
the larger book of the Apocalyps, ib.
The right division of the Revelation into two parts, 595; this latter part an enlargemen
and illustration of the former, 596. Ver. 19 of the eleventh chapter should have beers
made verse 1 of the twelfth chapter, 596-7.
to overwhelm the Christian religion, 603-4; but on the contrary the Heathen con-
persecuting the church, ib.
great red dragon, 604-12; all, both papist and protestants, agree that the beast
first of harvest, then of vintage, 628-9 ; these judgments yet to be fulfilled, 629.
CHAP. XV. a preparatory vision to the pouring out of the seven vials, 629—32; these
seven last plagues belong to the seventh and last trumpet, or the third and last woe
trumpet, and consequently are not yet fulfilled, 630-1 ; seven angels appointed to pour
out the seven vials, 631-2.
Chap. XVI. Ver. 1: the commission to pour out the seven vials, which are so many
steps of the ruin of the Roman church, as the trumpets were of the ruin of the Roman
empire, 632; Rome resembles Egypt in her punishments as well as in her crimes,
632-3. Ver. 2: the first vial or plague, 633. Ver. 3—7: the second and third vials or
plaques, 633-4. Ver 8, 9: the fourth vial or plague, 634-5. Ver. 10, 11: the fifth vial
seventh or last vial or plague, 636-7.
CHAP. XVII. Having seen how Rome resembles Egypt in her plagues, we shall now see
her fall compared to Babylon, 638. Ver. 1-6: an account premised of her state and
condition, 638, &c. St. John called upon to see the condemnation and execution of the
great whore, 639; this character more proper to modern thav ancient Rome, ib.; her
sitting upon a scarlet colored beast with seven beads and ten horns, 640; her ornaments
of purple and scarlet color, with gold and precious stones, and pearls, 640-1; her en
chanting cup, 641; her inscription upon her forehead, 641—3; her being drunken with
the blood of the saints, 643-4. Ver. 7-18: the angel explains the mystery of the woman,
and of the beast that carried her, 644, &c. a general account of the
beast and his three-
fold state, 645; the seven heads are explained primarily to signify the seven mountains
on which Rome is situated, 645-6; also to signify the seveu forms of government, 646;
what the five fallen, ib. ;. what the sixth, ib.; what the seventh or eighth, 647-8; the
ten horns explained to signify ten kings, or kingdoms, 643; their giving their power
Rome, 649; the same kings who helped to raise her, to pull her down, 649-50 ; the
woman explained to signify the great city or Rome, 650.
Chap. XVIII. Ver. 1-8: a description of the fall and destruction of spiritual Babylon
651, &c. to become the habitation of devils and foul spirits, 652; a warning to for-
sake her communion, ib. ; to be utte burnt with fire, ib. Ver. 9–20: the conse-
quences of her fall, the lamentations of some, and rejoicings of others, 653-4. Ver
21--24: her utter desolation foretold, 655.
CHAP. XIX. Ver. 1–10: the church exhorted to praise God for his judgments upon
her, 656 ; the smoke to rise up for ever and ever, 657 ; God also to be praised for the
happy state of the reformed church in this period, ib. St. John prohibited to worship
the angel, 658. Ver. 11–21: the victory and triumph of Christ over the beast and
false prophet, 658--60.