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John's messages

to the church. and his eyes d were as a flame of A. D. 96. life, which is in the midst of the fire;

paradise of God. 15 And his feet e like unto fine d ch.2.18. 8 And unto the angel of the church hrass, as if they burned in a fur- 19.12. in Smyrna write; These things. nace; and his voice f as the sound

e Eze. 1.7.

saith the first l and the last, which of many waters.

was dead, and is alive; 16 And he had in his right hand / Eze.43.2.

9 I know thy works, and tribulaseven stars : and out of his mouth & Is.49.2. tion, and poverty, (but thou art went a g sharp two-edged sword : He.4.12. rich m) and I know the blasphemy and his countenance was as the h ch.10.1. of them which say they are Jews,72 sunh shineth in his strength.


and are not, but are the synagogue o 17 And when I saw him, I fell at

of Satan. his feet as dead. And he laid his i Ro.6.9.

10 Fear none of those things which right hand upon me, saying unto k ch.20.1,2. thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil me, Fear not; I am the first and Ps.65.20.

shall cast some of you into prison, the last :

1 ver. 16. that ye may be tried; and ye shall 18 I am he that liveth, i and was

m Mat.5.15,

have tribulation ten days: he thou dead; and, behold, I am alive for

16. faithful p unto death, and I will give evermore, Amen; and have the keys k of hell and of death.

thee a crown q of life. (CHAP. 2.)

11 He that hath an ear, let him 19 Write the things wluch thou a ch.1.16,20. hear what the Spirit saith unto the hast seen and the things which b ver.9,13,19. churches; He that overcometh shall are, and the things which shall be ch.3.1,8,15. not be hurt of the second death. hereafter;

Ps.1.6. 12 And to the angel of the church 20 The mystery of the seven 1 c 1Jno.4.1. in Pergamos write; These things stars which thou sawest in my right d 2C0.11.13. saith she which hath the sharp hand, and the seven golden candle

sword with two edges; sticks. The seven stars are the an

e Ga.6.9.

13 I know t thy works, and where gels of the seven churches: and the f Je.2.2,3.

thou dwellest, even where Satan's seven candlesticks m which thou g Mat.21.41, seat is; and thou holdest fast my sawest, are the seven churches.

43. name, and hast not denied u my CHAPTER II.

h ver. 15. faith, even in those days wherein 1 What John was commanded to

į v.11, 17,29.

Antipas was my faithfulmartyr,who write to the angels of the churches

Mat, 11.15. was slain among you, where Satan of Ephesus, 8 Smyrna, 12 Per


k ch.22.2, 14. gamos, 18 and Thyatira.

14 But I have a few things against Ge.2.9.

thee, because thou there them of Ephesus write; These things

that hold the doctrine of Balaam, saith he that a holdeth the seven I ch.1.8,17. who v taught Balac to cast a stumstars in his right hand, who walk-m 1 Ti.6.18. bling-block before the children of eth in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

Israel, to eat w things sacrificed n Ro.2.28, 29.

unto idols, and to commit fornica2 I know b thy works, and thy la- o ch.3.9. tion.c bour, and thy patience, and low p Mat.10.22. 15 So hast thou also them that thou canst not bear them which

hold the doctrine of the Nicolai

9 Ja. 1.12. are evil: and thou hast triedc

tanes, which thing I hate. them which say they are apostles, r ch.20.14.

16 Repent; or else I will come and are not, d and hast found them s ch.1.16. unto thee quickly, andy will fight liars :

t ver.9.

against them with the sword of my 3 And hast borne, and hast pa

mouth. tience, and for my name's sake hast u 2 Ti.2. 12. 17 He z that hath an ear, let him laboured, and has not faintede

v Nu.31. 16. hear what the Spirit saith unto the 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat

w Ac.15.29. churches; To him that overcometh against thee, because thou hast left

will I gave to eat of the hidden a thy first love.

x 1C0.6.13,18. mama, and will give him a white 5 Remeinber therefore from y Is, 11.4. stone, and in the stone a new b whence thou art fallen, and re

z ver.7.

name written, which no man pent, and do the first works ; f or


knoweth c saving he that receiveth else I will come onto thee quickly,

22. it. and will remove y thy candlestick

18 And unto the angel of the ont of his place, except thou re

a Ps.25.14.

church in Thvatira write; These pent.

b ch.3.12.

things saith the Son of God, who

19.12, 13. 6 But this thou hast, that thou


hatli his eves d like unto a flame of hatest the deeds of the Nicolai

65. 15.

fire, and his feet are like tine brass; tanes, h which I also hate.

19 1 e know thy works, and chari7 He i that hath an ear, let him c 1C0.2.14.

ty, and service, and faith, and thy hear what the Spirit saith 'unto the d ch.1.14,15. patience, and thy works ;' and the churches; To him that overcometh e ver.2. last to be more than the first. will I give to eat of the trce k of

20 Notwithstanding, I have a few 2 U2


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The ang l of Sardis

REVELATION, III. and Laodicea reproved. things against thee, because thou A. D. 96. shall be clothed in white raiment; sullerest that woman Jezebel, s

and I will not blot out his care which calleth herself a prophetess, Ki. 16.31. out of the k book of life, but I will to teach and to seduce my servants

confess l his name

before my Fag Ex.34.15. to commit fornication, and to eat g

1 Co, 10.20,

ther, and before his angels. things sucrified unto idols.


6 He that hath an ear, let him 21 And I gave her spaceh to re

h R0.2.4.

hear what the Spirit saith unto the pint of her fornication, and she


2 Pe. 3.9. repented not.i

7 And to the angel of the church

ich.9 20. 22 Behold, I k will cast her into a

in Philadelphia write ; These things bed, and then that commit adul- k Eze. 16.37. saith he that is bioly, mlie that is tery with her into great tribulation, 23.29. true, n he that hath the key o of except they repent of their deeds.

I ch.6.8. David, he that openeth, and no 23 And I will killl her children

m Zep.1.11.

man shutteth; and shutteth, p and with death; and all the churches m

no man openeth;

n ICh.29.9. Sall know that I n am he which

8 I know thy works: behold, I

2Ch.6.30. Surcheth the reins and hearts :


have set before thee an open q door, and 1 o will give unto every one of Je, 17.10.

and no man can shut it: for thou you according to your works.

hast a little strength, and hast kept 21 But unto you I say, and unto

o Ps.62.12.

my word, and hast not denied my the rest in Thiyatira, as many as p 2 Th.2.9-12. name. have not this doctrine, and which q ch.3.11. 9 Behold, I will make them of the have not known the depuis p of

r ver.7,11,17. synagogue of Satan, which says Satan, as they speak; I will put ch.3.5, 12, they are Jews, and are not, but do upon you none other burden.

21. lie; behold, I will make them to 25 But that, which ye have al- 21.7. come s and worship before thy feet, rady hold tist tili I coine.

s Jno.6.29.

and to know that I have loved thee 26 And he that overcometh, r and


10 Because thou hast kept the heepeth my workss unto the end, 1 Ps.49.14. word of my patience, It also will tu liim will I give power over the 149.5-9.

keep thee from the hour of tempnations:

u Ps.2.9.

tation, which shall come upon all 27 And I he shall rule them with a

the world, to try them that dwell

v ch.22.16. rod of iron; as the vessels of a pot

upon the earth. ter shall then be broken tou shivers: (CHAP. 3.) 11 Behold, I come u quickly: v hold even as I received of my Father. ach.5.6.

that fast which thou hast, that no 23 And I will give him the morn- b ch.2.2,&c. man take thy crown. ing star.v

12 llim that overcometh will I

c 1T1.5.6. 29 He that hath an ear, let him

make a pillar in the temple of my

d ch.2.4. hear what the Spirit saith unto the

God, and he shall go no more out: churches.

e D2.5.27. and I will write upon him the name CHAPTER III.

f He.2.1. of my God, and the name of the 1 What Jolin was commanded to : ver.19. city of my God, which is News

wrile to the angels of the churches h ch.16.15. Jerusalem, which cometh down of Sardis, 7 Philadelphia, 14 and i ch.7.9.

out of heaven from my God: and I Laodicea.


will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him in Sardis write; These things

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

k ch.17.8. suith he that hath the seven a


i Lu. 12.8. Spirits of God, and the seven stars;

14 And unto the angel of the I know b thy works, that thou hast m Ac.3.14. church 1 of the Laodiceans write: a name that thou livest, c and art n IJno.5.20. These things saith the Amen, x the dead.

o Is.22.22.

futhful and true witness, the begin2 Be watchful, and strengthen d p Job 12, 14. ning of the creation of God; the things which remain, that are

15 I know thy works, that thou art

1Co. 16.9. ready to die; for I have not found

neither cold nor hot: I would y

r ch.2.9. tly works perfect e before God.

thou wert cold or hot. 3 Remember f therefore how thou < Is.60.14.

16 So then because thou art lukehast received and heard : and hold t 2Pe. 2.9.

warm, and neither cold nor hot, I fast, and repent. If tiereforethou u Z4p.1.14.

will spew thee out of my mouth. shalt not watch, I will come on v ver.3. 17 Because thou thee as a thief, h and thou shalt not w ch.21,2,10. rich, and increased with goods, and kuow what hour I will come upon or, in Lao- have need of nothing; and knowest thee.

dicea. 4 Thou hast a few names even in

15.65.16. Sardis which have not defiled their

naked : garments; and they shall walk y 1ki,18.21.

18 I counsel thee to buy a of me with me in white: i for they are

2 H. 12.8.

gold tried m the fire, that thou worthy.

a Is.55.1,

mayest be rich and white raiment, 5 He that overcometh, the same


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not that thou art wretched, and
miserable, and poor, and blind, and

that thou mayest be clothed, and


Vision of God's throne. REVELATION, IV, V.

The book sealed. that the shame of thy nakedness by A. D. 96. saying, Iloly, holy, holy, Lord God do not appear; and anoint thine

Almighty, which was, and is, and eyes with eye-salve, that thou b ch.16.15. is to come. mayest see.

c He.12.5,6.

9 And when those beasts give 19 As c many as 1 love, I rebuke d Ca.5.2.' giory and honour and thanks to and chasten : be zealous therefore, Lu. 12.36.

him that sat on the throne, who p and repent.

liveth for ever and ever,

e Jno.14.23. 20 Behold, I stand at the door,

10 The four and twenty elders and knock : d if c any man hear my

f ch.12.11.

fall down before him that sat on

IJno.5.4,5. voice, and open the door, I will

the throne, and worship him that come in to him, and will sup with & Lu.22.30.

liveth for ever and ever, and cast him, and he with me.

h Jno. 16.33.

their crowns before the throne, 21 To him that overcometh f will ich.2.7. Saying I grant to sitg with me in my (CHAP. 4.) 11 Thou art worthy,r O Lord, throne, even as I also overcame, h

a ch.1.10.

to receive glory and honour and and an set down with my Father

b ch.11.12.

power:s for thou hast created all in his throne.

things, and or thy pleasure they 22 Hei that hath an ear, let him c ch.17.3.

are and were created.

21.10. hear what the Spirit saith unto the


Eze.3.12-14. churches.

1 The book sealed with seven srals, CHAPTER IV.

d Is.6.1.

which no man is worthy to open : 6 1 Jolin seeth the throne of God in

Je. 17.12. heaven

the Lamb openeth the book : the 4 The four and turnty

Eze. 1.26,28.

teasts and elders praise him. elders. 6 The four beasts full of

e Da.7.9.

ND I saw in the right hand of eyes before and behind.

He 8.1.

him that sat on the throne a

book a written within and on the A hold, a door was opened in g ch.3.4,5. back side, sealed b with seven seals. heaven: and the first voice a which h ver. 10.

2 And I saw a strong angel proI heard was as it were of a trum- i Ch.5.5.

claiming with a loud voice, who is pet talking with me; which said,

16, 18. worthy to open the book, and to Comeb up hither, and I will show

loose the seals thereof?

k Ge, 15. 17. thee things which must be here


3 And no man in heaven, nor in after.


earth, neither under the earth, was 2 And immediately I was in c the

Ich. 1.4.

able to open the book, neither to Spirit: and, behold, a throne d was

look thereon. set in heaven, and one sate on the

m ch.15.2.

4 And I wept much, because no throne.

n Eze. 1.5, &c.

man was found worthy to open

10.14. 3 And he that sat was to look

and to read the book, neither to upon like a jasper and a sardine o Is.6.2,&c.

look thereon. stone: and there was a rainbow I have no 5 And one of the elders saith unio round about the throne, in sight


me, Weep not : behold, the Lionc like unto an emerald.

of the tribe of Juda, the Root d of 4 And round about the throne p ch.5.14. David, hath prevailed to open the were four and twenty seats:f and q ver.4. hook, and to loose the seven seals upon the seats I saw four and r ch.5.12. thereof. twenty elders sitting, clothed in s Col.1.16. 6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the white' raiment;g and they had on

midst of the throne and of the four their heads crownsh of gold.

(CHẤP. 5.)

beasts, and in the midst of the 5 And out of the throne pro- a Eze 2.9,10. elders, stood a Lambe as it had ceeded lightnings i and thunder- b Is.29.11. been slain, having seven horns and ings and voices: and there were c Ge.49.9,10. seven eyes, f which are the seven seven lamps k of fire burning be- Nu.21.9. Spirits of God set forth into all fore the ihrone, which are the He. 7.14. the earth. seven Spirits lof Gol.

4 ch.22.16. 7 And he came and took the book 6 And before the throne there was Is. 11.1,10. out of the right hand of him that a sea m of glass like unto crystal : e Is.53 7. sat upon the throne. and in the midst of the throne, Juo.1.29,36. 8 And wlien he had taken the and round about the throne, were's Zec.4.10.

book, the four beastsg and four four beasis, n full of eyes before

and twenty elders fell down before and behind.

8 ch.4.4,8,10.

the Lamb, having every one of 7 And the first beast was like

h ch.16.2.

them harps, h and goldeu vials full lion, and the second beast like a 1 or, incense. of l odours, which are the prayers 2

i Ps. 141.2. calf, and the third beast had a fuce

of saints.

k ch.14.3. as a man, and the fourth beast was

1 Ac.20.28.

9 And they sung a new song, k like a flying eagle.


saying, Thou art worthy to take 8 And the four beasts had each

Ile.9.12. the book, and to open the seals of them six wings o about him ; Pe.1.18,19. thereof: for thou wast slain, and and they were full of eyes within m ch.7.9. hast redeemed us to God by thy and they r rest not day and night,

blood l out of every kindred, m

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