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I saw that the woman was intoxicated with the
blood of the saints, and with the blood of the wit-

nesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered or, martyrs. 7 with great amazement.—(7) And the Angel said

to me, Why dost thou wonder? I will tell thee the
mystery of the woman, and of the beast of prey

that beareth her, which hath the seven heads and 8 the ten horns. (8) The beast of prey which thou

sawest, was, and is not; and he will ascend from
the abyss and go into perdition: and the dwellers
on the earth, whose names arec not written in the Sy. name is.
book of life from the foundation of the world, will

wonder when they see the beast of prey, which 9 was, and is not, and approacheth. (9) Here is in

telligence, for him who hath wisdom. Those seven

heads are the seven mountains,d on which the Sy.15244 10 woman sitteth. (10) And there are seven kings:

of whom five have fallen, one exists, and the other

hath not yet come; and when he cometh he must 11 continue for a short time. (11) And the beast of

prey, which was and is not, is the eighth, and is 12 from the seven, and is for perdition. (12) And the

ten horns which thou sawest, are ten kings. These persons have not yet received royalty ; but they

receive authority, as if kings, with the beasts of 13 prey, for one hour. (13) They have one mind ; e • Sy. 2003

and they will give their power and authority unto or, will. 14 the beast of prey. (14) They will make war upon

the Lamb; and the Lamb will vanquish them;
because he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and

those with him sare) called and chosen and faithful. 15 (15) And he said to me: The waters which thou

sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and 16 multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (16) And

the ten horns which thou sawest, and the beast of prey, will hate the harlot; and they will make her

desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and 17 burn her with fire.' (17) For God hath put into

their hearts, to do his pleasure, f and to execute one. Sy. Llogs purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast of

prey, until these words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 (18) And the woman whom thou sawest, is the

great city, which hath dominion over the kings of 6 Sy. 141, the earth.

XVIII. After these things, I saw another angel come

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down from heaven; and he had great authority, and the earth was illumined by his glory. (2) And 2 he cried with a strong voice, saying: Fallen, fallen,

is Babylon the great: and hath become a cavern Sy. 1230 4 of demons, and the homea of every unclean spirit,

and the home of every unclean and hateful bird,
and the home of every unclean and hateful beast
of prey. (3) For all the nations have drunken of
the wine of her wrath ; and the kings of the earth
have practised whoredom with her; and the mer-
chants of the earth have been enriched by the
abundance of her luxuries.—(4) And I heard 4
another voice from heaven, saying: Come ye out
of her, my people; that ye may not participate in

her sins, and may not partake of her plagues. Sy. adhered to. (5) For her sins have reachedb up to heaven; and 5

God hath remembered her iniquities. (6) Recom: 6

pense ye to her, as she also hath recompensed; and • Sy. duplicate render to her double, according to her deeds; in to her double. the cup which she hath mixed, mix ye to her two

fold. (7) As much as she pleased herself with 7
lasciviousness, so much of anguish and sorrow give
ye to her. Because she saith in her heart, I sit a
queen, and am no widow, and I shall see no sor.
row; (8) therefore, in one day, shall these her 8
plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine;

and she shall be burned with fire: for strong is the
Lord God who judgeth her.—(9) And the kings 9
of the earth who committed whoredom and were
lascivious with her, shall weep, and mourn, and be-
wail her, when they shall see the smoke of her
burning, (10) standing afar off from fear of her 10
torment, [and] saying, Alas, alas ! that great city
Babylon, that powerful city; for in one hour is thy
Ljudgment come! (11) And the merchants of the 11
earth will mourn over her, because no one pur.
chaseth their cargo; (12) no more, the cargo of 12
gold, and silver, and precious stones, and pearls,
and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet,
and every aromatic wood, and all vessels of ivory,
and all vessels of very precious wood, and of
brass, and of iron, and of marble, (13) and cinna- 13
mon, and amomum, and aromatics, and unguents,
and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour,
and wheat, and beasts of burden, and sheep, and
| horses, and chariots, and the bodies and souls of

14 men. (14) And the fruits which thy soul desired,

have departed from thee; and all things delicious

and splendid have perished from thee; and the 16 traders in them shall obtain them no more. (15)

And they who were enriched from her, will stand

afar off, for fear of her torment; and will weep and 16 mourn, (16) saying: Alas, alas! that great city,

which was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and gilded with gold, and precious stones,

and pearls; because, in one hour, such riches 17 are laid waste. (17) 'And every pilot, and every

navigator to the place, and the sailors, and all who 18 do business by sea, stood afar off, (18) and cried,

when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: 19 What [other] is like this great city! (19) And

they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping, and mourning, and saying: Alas, alas ! that great city, in which all that have ships in the sea became

rich, by her preciousness; for in one hour she hath 20 become desolate.—(20) Rejoice over her, O heaven,

and ye Angels, and Legates, and Prophets; because 21 God judgeth your caused with her.—(21) And an Sy. judgment

angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: So shall Babylon, the

great city, be thrown down with violence, and shall 22 no more be found : (22) and the voice of harpers

and musicians and pipers and trumpeters, shall no

more be heard in thee; and no artificer of any 23 trade, shall be found any more in thee. (23) And

the light of a candle, shall not be seen in thee; and the voice of a bridegroom and bride, shall no more be heard in thee: for thy merchants were the

great men of the earth, because all nations were 24 seduced by thy sorceries. (24) And in her was

found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all those that have been slain on the earth.

XIX. And after these things, I heard a loud voice of

a great multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah :a. Sy. Lello

Deliverance, and strength, and glory, and honor, 2 unto our God: (2) for, true and righteous are his

judgments; for he hath judged that great harlot, ho corrupted the earth with her whoredom; and

hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 (3) And again they said: Hallelujah: and her 4 smoke ascendeth up for ever and ever. (4) And

the twenty-four Elders fell down, and the four
Animals, and worshipped God who sitteth on the
throne, saying: Amen: Hallelujah! (5) And a 5
voice came forth from the throne, saying: Praise
our God, all ye his servants; and such as fear him,
small and great. (6) And I heard, as it were the
voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of heavy thunders, saying:
Hallelujah; for our Lord God, Omnipotent, reign-
eth. (7) Let us rejoice and exult, and give glory 7
to him: for the marriage supper of the Lamb hath
come, and his bride hath made herself ready.
(8) And it was granted her to be clothed in fine 8

linen, bright and clean: for fine linen is the righb Sy To

teousnesses of the saints.-(9) And he said to me, 9
Write; Blessed are they who are called to the sup-
per of the marriage feast of the Lamb. And he
said to me, These my [sayings) are the true words
of God. (10) And I fell at his feet, to worship 10
him. And he said to me, See, [thou do it] not;
I am thy fellow-servant, and of those thy brethren
who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship ye
God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of
prophecy.

And "I saw heaven opened: and lo, a white 11 horse; and he that sat on it, is called Faithful and True: and in righteousness he judgeth, and maketh war. (12) His eyes [were] like a flame of fire, and 12 on his head [were] many diadems; and he had names inscribed ; and the name which was written

on him, no one knew, except himself. (13) And 13 e Sy. 1416 he was clothed with a vesture sprinkled with

blood; and his name is called, The Word of God.c ?

|(14) And the soldiery of heaven followed him, on 14
white horses, clad in garments of fine linen, pure
[and] white. (15) And from his mouth issued a 15
sharp two-edged sword, that with it he could smite
the nations, and he will rule the nations with a
rod of iron; and he will tread the wine-press of the
wrath of God Almighty. (16) And he hath upon 16
his vesture and upon his thigh the words written:
King of kings, and Lord of lords.—(17) And I saw 17
an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a
loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the
midst of heaven: Come ye, assemble unto this
great supper of God; (18) that ye may eat the 18

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filesh of kings, and the flesh of captains of thou. sands, and the flesh of valiant men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the

flesh of all the free-born and of slaves, and of the 19 small and the great.—(19) And I saw the beast of

prey, and the kings of the earth, and their warriors, that they assembled to wage battle with him who

sat on the [white] horse, and with his warriors. 20 (20) And the beast of prey was captured, and the

false prophet that was with him, who did those
prodigies before him, whereby he seduced them
who had received the mark of the beast of prey a Sy.
and who worshipped his image. And they were

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both cast alive into the laked of fire, which burneth
21 with sulphur. (21) And the rest were slain by

the sword of him that sat on the horse, by that

[sword] which issueth from his mouth and all XX. the fowls were satiated with their flesh.-(XX.) And

I saw an angel that descended from heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand.

Sy. 2 (2) And he seized the dragon, the old serpent, who

Lielaise is the Deceivera and Satan, who seduced the whole

habitable world : and he bound him a thousand 3 years. (3) And he cast him into the abyss, and

closed and sealed upon him; so that he might deceive the nations no more, until these thousand

years shall be completed: but after that, he will be 4 loosed for a little time. (4) And I saw thrones, ,

and [persons) sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and to the souls that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God: and these are they who had not worshipped the beast of prey, nor its image, neither had they received the mark upon their forehead or on their

hand; and they lived and reigned with their Mes5 siah those thousand years. (5) This is the first 6 resurrection.b (6) Blessed and holy is he that hath Sy. 1a sono

part in this first resurrection: over them the second death hath no dominion; but they shall be,-[nay]

are, priests of God and of his Messiah ; and they 7 will reign with him the thousand years.--(7), And

when these thousand years shall be completed, 8 Satan will be released from his prison ; (8) and will go

forth to seduce the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog; and to assemble them for battle, whose number is as the

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