Sivut kuvina


2 Or, upon

3 Gr. inhabited


4 Some ancient

the river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, 1 Gr. that the way might be made ready for the kings that come 13 from the sunrising. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, as 11 it were frogs: for they are spirits of 1 devils, working signs; which go forth unto the kings of the whole 3 world, to gather them together unto the war of the great day of 15 God, the Almighty. (Behold, 5 Or, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keep-full of blaseth his garments, lest he walk phemy naked, and they see his shame.) 16 And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon.


authorities read there was a man.


6 Gr. gilded.

7 Or, and of the unclean


8 Or, a


9 Or, witnesses

And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air; and there came forth a great voice out of the temple, from the throne, saying, It is done: 18 and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men upon the earth, so great an earthquake, so migh19 ty. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness 20 of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains 21 were not found. And great 11 Gr. on. hail, every stone about the weight of a talent, cometh down out of heaven upon men and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof is exceeding great.


And there came one of the seven angels that had the

10 Some ancient authorities read and he goeth.

12 Gr. shall be


13 Or, meaning

seven bowls, and spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the judgement of the great harlot that sitteth upon many waters; with whom 2 the kings of the earth committed fornication, and they that dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornication. And he carried 3 me away in the Spirit into a wilderness: and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarletcoloured beast, 5 full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the 4 woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and 6 decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations, even the unclean things of her fornication, and upon 5 her forehead a name written, 8 MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,

THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the 6 woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great wonder. And the angel said unto 7 me, Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that 8 thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, 10 and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and 12 shall come. Here 9 is the 18 mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which

1 Or,

there are

2 Gr. hath a kingdom.

3 Gr.


4 Or, prison

10 the woman sitteth: and 1 they are seven kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a 11 little while. And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into 12 perdition. And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but they receive authority as kings, with the 13 beast, for one hour. These have one mind, and they give their power and authority un14 to the beast. These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome that are with him, called and chosen and 6 Some 15 faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and 16 tongues. And the ten horns. which thou sawest, and the 7 Or, beast, these shall hate the luxury harlot, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall

5 Some authori

ties read of the wine ... have drunk.

ancient authori

ties omit

the wine of.

4hold of every unclean spirit, and a 4 hold of every unclean and hateful bird. For 5 by 6 the 3 wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations are fallen; and the kings of the earth committed fornication

with her, and the merchants of the earth waxed rich by the power of her 7 wantonness.

And I heard another voice 4 from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues: for 5 her sins 8 have reached even unto heaven, and God hath rcmembered her iniquities. Ren- 6 der unto her even as she rendered, and double unto her the double according to her works: in the cup which she mingled, mingle unto her double. How much soever she 7 glorified herself, and waxed

wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall in no wise see mourning. Therefore in one day 8 shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine;

eat her flesh, and shall burnOr, clave and she shall be utterly burn

17 her utterly with fire. For God


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ed with fire; for strong is 10 the Lord God which judged her. And the kings of the earth, 9 who committed fornication and lived 11 wantonly with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her burning, stand- 10 ing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgement come. And 11 the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their 12 merchandise any more; 12 mer- 12 chandise of gold, and silver, and precious stone, and pearls,

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14 3 souls of men. And the fruits 3 Or, lives the light of a lamp shall shine

which thy soul lusted after are gone from thee, and all things that were dainty and sumptuous are perished from thee, and men shall find them no more 15 at all. The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping

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16 and mourning; saying, Woe, 5 Gr. work phets and of saints, and of all

woe, the great city, she that was arrayed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and 4 decked with gold and precious

the sea.

17 stone and pearl! for in one 6 Gr. one. hour so great riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth any whither, and mariners, and as many as 5 gain their living 7 Some 18 by sea, stood afar off, and cried

out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the great 19 city? And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, wherein were made rich all that had their ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made deso20 late. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye saints, and ye apostles, and ye prophets; for God hath judged your judge


ment on her.

And a strong angel took up a stone as it were a great millstone, and cast it into the

ancient authorities omit of whatcraft.


8 Gr.

have said.

9 Gr. unto the ages of

the ages.

that have been slain upon the earth.

After these things I heard 19 as it were a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and power, belong to our God: for true and 2 righteous are his judgements; for he hath judged the great harlot, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and he hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And 3 a second time they say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goeth up for ever and ever. And 4 the four and twenty elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God that sitteth on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah. And 5 a voice came forth from the throne, saying, Give praise to our God, all ye his servants, ye that fear him, the small and the great. And I heard 6 as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice

of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth. 7 Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made her8 self ready. And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright| and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the 9 saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true 10 words of God. And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.


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1 Some ancient

authorities omit called.

2 Some ancient authorities read

3 Gr. winepress of the wine fierceness.

of the

a name written, KING OF KINGS,


And I saw an angel stand- 17 ing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; that ye may 18 eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of 5 captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.

And I saw the beast, and the 19 dipped in. kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army. And the beast was 20 taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his sight, wherewith he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image: they twain were cast alive into the lake of fire that burneth with brimstone: and 21 the rest were killed with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, even the sword which came forth out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon, 1 called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge Gr. one. 12 and make war. And his eyes

are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written, which no one knoweth but 13 he himself. And he is arrayed

in a garment 2 sprinkled with blood: and his name is called 14 The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and 15 pure. And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the na

5 Or, military tribunes Gr. chiliarchs.

And I saw an angel com- 20 ing down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain 6 in his hand. And he laid hold on 2 the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into 3 the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he

tions: and he shall rule them 6 Gr. upon. should deceive the nations no

with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the 3 winepress of the flerceness of the wrath of Al16 mighty God. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh

more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

And I saw thrones, and they 4

1 Or, authority

ancient authorities read the.

sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, 2 Some neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This is the first 6 resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: over these the se-" cond death hath no 1power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him 2a thousand years.

3 Some ancient authori

ties insert from God.

4 Gr. unto the ages of the ages.

5 Or, the holy city Jerusa lem coming down new out

7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 and shall come forth to de-. ceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is 9 as the sand of the sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, 6 Gr. taand the beloved city: and fire came down 3 out of heaven, 10 and devoured them. And the

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And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away;

of heaven


7 Some ancient authorities omit,

and be their God.

8 Or,

Write, These words

other book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up 13 the dead which were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and Hades 14 were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire. And if any 15 was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.

And I saw a new heaven 21 and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more. And I saw 5 the 2 holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And 3 I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall 6 dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God: and 4 he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death' shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away. And he that sitteth 5 on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, 8 Write: for these words are faithful and true. And 6 he said unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will

and there was found no place are faith- give unto him that is athirst

12 for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and an

ful and true.

of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that over- 7 cometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God,

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