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c. vi. 11.
before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and having palms in their hands; 10 and they cry with a loud voice, saying, “This salvation “ is due to our God who sit“teth on the throne, and to “ the Lamb '" 11 and all the angels stood around his throne, and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne, and worshipped God; 12 saying, “ Amen : Bless“ing, and glory, and wisdom, “ and thanksgiving, and ho“nour, and power, and might, “ be to our God, for ever and “ever. Amen.'" 13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these that are arrayed in white robes 2 and from whence came they 14 and I said to him, O my lord, thou knowest : and he said to me, These are they who are come out of the great tribulation; and they have washed, and whitened their robes in the blood of the Lamb : 15 therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his Sanctuary: and he who sitteth on the throne, will dwell among them : 16 they will hunger no more, nor thirst any more; neither
will the sun, nor any scorching heat, fall on them :
17 for, the Lamb which is before the throne will tend them, and will lead them to fountains of waters of life; and, God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
AND when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels that stood before God; and to them were given Seven Trumpets. 3 And another angel came, and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and to him was given much incense, that he should incense the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar which was before the throne; 4 and the smoke of the incense went up before God, from the hand of the angel, together with the prayers of the saints: 5 and the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar, and cast it to the earth: and there were thunderings, and voices, and lightnings, and earthquake. 6 And the seven angels which had the Seven Trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 7 And the first sounded, and there was hail and fire mingled
with blood, and these were cast on the earth : and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. 8 And the second angel sounded, and, as it were, a great burning mountain was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 and the third part of the creatures in the sea, that had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as a lamp, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and on the fountains of the waters; 11 and the name of the star is called Apsinthos (that is, Wormwood): and the third part of the waters became as wormwood; and many of the men died of the waters, because they were become bitter. 12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; that the third part of their light might be darkened; and the day shone not for a third part of its light, and the night likewise. 13 And I beheld, and heard an Eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Wo!
“Wo! Wo! to the inhabiters of “ the earth, from the remain“ing voices of the trumpet of “the three angels, who are “ about to sound !”
CHAPTER Ix. AND the fifth angel sound
ed, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth : 2 and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him; and he opened the bottomless pit, 3 and a smoke rose out of the pit, as the smoke of a great burning furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened, by the smoke of the pit : 4 and, out of the smoke came locusts on the earth; and to them was given authority, as the scorpions of the earth have authority: 5 but it was enjoined them, not to harm the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree; but, only the men who have not the seal of God on their foreheads: 6 and it was given to them in charge, not to kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment, was as the torment of a scorpion, when it stingeth a man: 7 and during those days, men will seek death, but will not find it; and they will desire to die, but death will flee from them. 8 And the forms of the locusts, are like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads, are as golden crowns, and their faces, are as the faces of men: 9 and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as those of lions: 10 and they had breastplates, as breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, when many horses are running to battle: 11 and they have tails and stings, like scorpions: and they have authority to harm men with their tails, five months: 12 and they have a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew, is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue, he hath the name Apollyon. 13 The first Wo, is past; behold, two Woes are yet to come. 14 And, after these things, the sixth angel sounded; and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 15 saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, “Loose “ the four angels which are “ bound at the great river “ Euphrates!” 16 and the four angels were loosed, who were prepared to slay the third part of the men, for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year. 17 And the number of the army of the horse (I heard his face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 and he had in his hand, a little book opened: and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left on the earth, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as a lion roareth: and when he had cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to write: but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the words which the “seven thunders have spoken, “ and write them not.” 5 And the angel, which I saw standing on the sea and on the earth, lifted up his right hand to heaven; 6 and sware, by him who liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that are in it, and the earth, and the things that are upon it, and the sea, and the things that are in it, “That TIME “shall be no longer:” 7 but that, in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall be about to sound, “ the MYSTERY of GoD “ shall be finished ;” as he promised to his servants the prophets. 8 And, the voice which I heard from heaven spake to me again, and said, “Go, take the little “opened book which is in the “hand of the angel that stand 4 These are the Two Olive Trees, and the Two Lamps which stand before the Lord of the earth: 5 and, if any one would harm them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any one would harm them, he must thus be killed: 6 these have authority to shut heaven, that rain fall not in the days of their prophecy: and they have authority over the waters, to turn them to blood; and to smite the earth with every scourge, as often as they will. 7 And, when they shall have finished their testimony, the wild beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit will make war against them ; and will overcome them, and kill them: 8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the Great City, which is spiritually called Sodom, and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified : 9 and they of the peoples, and tribes, and tongues, and nations, will see their dead bodies three days and an half, and will not suffer their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb: 10 and they that inhabit the earth will rejoice over them, and make merry, and will send gifts one to another; because those two prophets tormented them that inhabit the earth.
their number) was two hundred thousand thousand : 18 and I thus saw in the vision, the horses, and them who sit on them; that they have breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses are as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issueth fire and smoke and brimstone: 19 by these three things the third part of the men were killed; by the fire, and the smoke, and the brimstone, that issued out of their mouths: 20 for, the power of the horses, is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with these they hurt: 21 yet, the rest of the men, who were not killed by these scourges, repented not of the works of their hands; so as not to worship false gods, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk: 22 neither did they repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
“eth on the sea and on the “ earth :” 9 and I went to the angel, and said to him, “Give me “ the little book :” and he saith to me, “Take it, and “eat it up; and it will make “thy belly bitter, but in thy “mouth it will be sweet as “honey:” 10 and I took the little book out of the hand of the angel, and eat it up; and it was sweet as honey in my mouth ; but, when I had eaten it, my belly was bitter: 11 and he saith to me, “Thou “must prophesy again before “many peoples, and nations, “ and tongues, and kings.”
11 But, after the three days and half, the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell on those who saw them : 12 and I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up hither!” and they went up to heaven on a cloud, and their enemies beheld them. 13 In that day was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the City fell; and, by the earthquake, were slain seven thousand names of men: and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second Wo is past; behold, the third Wo cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and loud voices were in heaven, saying, “The King“dom of the World is become “ the Kingdom of our Lord, and “ of his Christ; and he will “reign for ever and ever!” 16 and the four and twenty elders that were before the throne of God, who sat on their thrones, fell on their faces, and worshipped God, 17 saying, “We give thee “ thanks, O Lord God Al“ mighty, who art, and wast; “ because thou hast taken to “ thyself thy great power, and “ hast reigned 18 “ and the nations were “ wrathful, but thy wrath is
Jer. xi. 16.
Matt. v. 17,
c. xvi. 19.
John, xviii. 36.