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First-born of the dead, and the Prince of the kings
of the earth; who hath loved us, and released us 6 from our sins by his blood; (6) and hath made us - Sy.
a kingdom sacerdotala to God and his Father: to 12oolso
whom be glory and power, for ever and ever. 7 Amen.—(7) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and
all eyes shall see him, and also they who speared
him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn on Sy. Olaph, 8 account of him. Yes: Amen. (8) I am Alpha, and also Tay also Omega, saith the Lord God; who is, and was,
= A & Z. 9 and is to come, the omnipotent.c—(9) I John, your
brother, and partaker with you in the affliction and Sy. Who suffering that are in Jesus the Messiah, was in the holdeth all in island called Patmos, d because of the word of God, his power.
and because of the testimony of Jesus the Messiah. 10 (10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and I. Sy.esolde
heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 which said: (11) That which thou seest, write in a
book, and send to the seven churches, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira,
and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. 12 -(12) And I turned myself to look at the voice
that talked with me; and when I had turned, I saw 13 seven candlesticks of gold; (13) and, in the midst
of the candlesticks, one like the Son of to the feet,e and girded about his paps with a girdle Sy. 13?29=
Gr. ποδήρη. 14 of gold. (14). And his head and his hair were white, like white wool, like snow; and his eyes, la
Sy. 15 like a flame of fire: (15) and his feet were like finef
brass, flaming in a furnace: and his voice, like the 16 sound of many waters. (16) And he had in his
right hand seven stars; and from his mouth issued
a sharp two-edged sword; and his visage was like 17. the sun shining in its strength. (17) And when I
saw him, I fell at his feet like one dead. And he
laid his right hand upon me, and said, Fear not: 18 I am the First and the Last; (18) and who liveth and was dead; and behold, I am alive for ever and
Amen. And I have the keys of death and 19 of the unseen world.g (19) Therefore, write what s Sy. Vene
thou hast seen, and the things that are; and the 20 things that are to be hereafter: (20) the mystery of
these seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven candlesticks of gold. Those seven stars are the angelsh of the seven churches ; » Sy. 2005 and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
• Sy. LUSO To the angela of the church which is at Ephesus, IL
write: These things saith he who holdeth all things,
eth in the midst of the seven candlesticks of gold;
. (5) Therefore, 5 remember whence thou hast fallen; and repent, and do the former works: or if not, I will come to thee quickly, and I will remove thy candlestick
from its place, except thou repent. (6) But this 6 • Sy.
thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the NicoA lön laitans, be which I also [hate].—(7) He that hath 7
ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the
churches. To him who is victorious, will I give to cor. garden. eat of the tree of life which is in the paradisec of
And to the angel of the church which is at 8 Smyrna, write: These things saith the First and the Last, he who was dead, and liveth. (9) I know 9 thy works, and the affliction, and the poverty, (yet thou art rich;)—and the railing which is from them who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are of the congregation of Satan. (10) Be not 10 terrified at any of the things thou art to suffer. For lo, the Accuser will throw some of you
into custody, that ye may be tried; and there will be trouble to you ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.—(11) He 11 that hath ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to
the churches. He that is victorious, shall not be Sy Lw2 harmed by the seconda death.
And to the angel of the church at Pergamos, 12 write: Thus saith he who hath the sharp two-edged sword; (13) I know thy works, and where thou 13 dwellest, [even] where the throne of Satan is: and thou holdest fast ry name, and hast not denied the faith of me, in those days when my faithful witness, who was slain among you, was made a spectacle where Satan dwelleth. (14) Yet I have a 14 small [charge] against thee. Thou hast there them
who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling-block before the chil.
dren of Israel, that they might eat the sacrifices of. Some MSS. 15 idols,e and might commit whoredom. (15) So also what idolaters
thou hast them who hold the doctrine of the Nico- do. 16 laitans. In like manner, repent thou. (16) Or ifSy.
not, I will come to thee quickly, and I will war upon felös 17 them with the sword of my mouth.-(17) He that hath
ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that is victorious, will I give to eat of the hidden manna; and I will give bim a
the counter a new name Sy. written, which no one knoweth but he that receiv Leon
eth it. 18 And to the angel of the church at Thyatira,
write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath
his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet like fine 19 brass : (19) I know thy works, and love, and faith,
and service, and also thy patience; and that these 20 thy latter works are more than the former. (20)
But I have [a charge] against thee, because thou
to whoredom, and to eating of the sacrifices of idols. 21 (21) And I gave her a season for repentance, and 22 she is not disposed to repent of her whoredom.
(22) Behold, I will cast her upon a bed, and them
who commit adultery with her into great affliction, 23 unless they repent of their deeds. (23) And her
children will Islay with death : and all the churches shall know, that I am he who searcheth reins and
hearts; and I will render to each of you according 24 to your works. (24) And I say to you, -to the
rest that are in Thyatira, to all them who have not
the profound things of Satan, as they say ;-I lay 25 no other burden upon you: (25) but, what ye 26 have, hold fast until I come.—(26) And to him
that is victorious, and to him that observeth my
works unto the end, to him will I give authority i Sy. 27 over the nations; (27) and he shall rule them with Tales
a rod of iron; and like vessels of pottery, shall
they be broken: as I also have received of my 28 Father. (28) And I will give him the morning 29 star.—(29) He that hath ears, let him hear what
the Spirit saith to the churches.
And to the angel of the church which is at Sar-III dis, write: These things saith he who hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead. (2) Awake, and preserve the 2 things that remain, which are ready to die; for I have not found thy works complete before my God, (3) Remember therefore how thou hast received 3 and heard; and observe [those precepts), and repent. If then thou wilt not wake up, I will come upon thee as a thief; and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come upon thee. (4) Yet thou 4 hast a few names in Sardis, who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy.—(5) He that is victo- 5 rious, shall be so clothed in white robes; and I will not blot out their name from the book of life; and I will confess their name before my Father, and before his angels. (6) He that hath ears, let him hear 6 what the Spirit saith to the churches.
And to the angel of the church which is at 7 Philadelphia, write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, who openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth; (8) I know thy works. And lo, 8 I have set before thee an open door, which no man can shut: because thou hast a little strength ; and
thou hast kept my word, and hast not denied my • i. e. will cause. name. (9) Behold, I will givea them of the con. 9
gregation of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are
And to the angel of the church which is at Lao. 14 dicea, write: These things saith the Amen, the
Witness, the faithful, the true, the Chief b of the Sy. Less 15 creation of God: (15) I know thy works, that thou
art neither hot, nor cold; I would that thou wert 16 cold or hot. (16) So, because thou art lukewarm, el. Sy. leng
neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit thee 17 from my mouth. (17) Because thou sayest, I am
rich and affluent, and have no want of any thing;
and thou knowest not, that thou art impotent, and 18 miserable, and needy, and blind, and naked; (18)
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white raiment to be clothed, and that the shame of thy naked
ness may not be seen; and put eye-salve on thine 19 eyes, that thou mayest see. (19) As many as I
love, I rebuke and chasten. Be emulous there 20 fore, and repent. (20) Behold, I have been stand
ing at the door, and I will knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, 21 and will sup with him, and he with me.—(21) And
to him that is victorious, to him will I give to sit
with me on my throne, even as I was victorious, and 22 sat down with my Father on his throne. (22) He
that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
IV. After these things, I looked and lo, a door (was]
open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard, was as of a trumpet talking with me.
It said, Come up hither; and I will show thee the things 2 that must occur hereafter. (2) Instantly, I was in
the Spirit: and lo, a throne was placed in heaven; 3 and there was [one] seated on the throne. (3) And
he who sat, was like the appearance of a jasperstone, and of a sardine, and of a rainbow of the
clouds, round about the throne, in form as the ap4 pearance of emeralds.
(4) Around the throne were twenty and four seats; and upon those seats sat twenty and four Elders, a who were clothed in white - Sy. Leies
robes, and on whose heads were coronets of gold. 6 (5) And from the throne proceeded lightnings, and
the sound of thunders; and seven lamps of fire
were burning before his throne, which are the 6 sever. Spirits of God. (6) And before the throne,
as it were a sea of glass like crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and around it, and before thel