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the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. And the building 18 of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass. The 19 foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, 3 sapphire; the

seven angels who had the 3 Or, lapis the third, chalcedony;


4 Or, sapphire

5 Or, transparent as glass

seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues; and he spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and shewed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God: her 1 light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal: 12 having a wall great and high; having twelve 2 gates, and at the 2 gates twelve angels; and names written thereon, 7 Or, by which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children

6 Or, and the Lamb, the lamp thereof

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three 2gates; and on the south three 2 gates; and on the west


fourth, emerald; the fifth, sar- 20 donyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, 4 jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the 21 twelve 2 gates were twelve pearls; each one of the several 2gates was of one pearl: and the strect of the city was pure gold, 5 as it were transparent glass. And I saw no 22 temple therein: for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are the temple thereof. And the city hath no need of 23 the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, 6 and the lamp thereof is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk 24 7 amidst the light thereof: and the kings of the earth do bring

14 three 2 gates. And the wall 9 Or, doeth their glory into it. And the 25

of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles 15 of the Lamb. And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the 2 gates there16 of, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length and the breadth and

10 Or, the Lamb. In

the midst of the street thereof, and on

either side of the river, was the tree of life

2 gates thereof shall in no wise be shut by day (for there shall be no night there): and they 26 shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations into it: and there shall in no wise 27 enter into it any thing unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. And 22 he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne

the height thereof are equal. 110r, atres of God and of 10 the Lamb, in 2

17 And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to!

the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was 11 the

of fruit

2 Or.
any thing

no more


tree of life, bearing twelve 1 manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the 3 healing of the nations. And there shall be 2 no curse any more: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein: and his servants shall 3 Gr. 4 do him service; and they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads. 5 And there shall be night no more; and they need no light of lamp, neither light of sun; for the Lord God shall give them light and they shall reign 3 for ever and ever.


eousness 4 still: and he that 1 Or, crops is holy, let him be made holy 4 still. Behold, I come quick- 12 ly; and my 5 reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is. I 13 am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed 14 are they that wash their robes, that they may have 6 the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the 7 gates into the city. Without are the 15 dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and 8 maketh a lie.

unto the ages of the ages.

4 Or,
yet more

5 Or, wages

6 Or. the


And he said unto me, These words are faithful and true: and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to shew unto his ser- 7 Gr. vants the things which must portals. 7 shortly come to pass. And behold, I come quickly. Bless- 8 Or, doeth ed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this 9 Gr. over. book.

8 And I John am he that

heard and saw these things. 10 Or, Both
And when I heard and saw,
I fell down to worship before 11Gr.upon.
the feet of the angel which


Or, even from the things which are


9 shewed me these things. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren the prophets, and with them which keep the words of this book worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the 11 time is at hand. He that is unrighteous, let him do un- 14 Two righteousness 4 still: and he that is filthy, let him be made filthy 4 still and he that is righteous, let him do right-with all.

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I Jesus have sent mine an- 16 gel to testify unto you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star.

10 And the Spirit and the 17 bride say, Come. And he that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come: he that will, let him take the water of life freely.

I testify unto every man that 18 heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add 11 unto them, God

shall add 11 unto him the
plagues which are written in
this book: and if any man 19
shall take away from the words
of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part
from the tree of life, and out
of the holy city, 12 which are
written in this book.

He which testifieth these 20 things saith, Yea: I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus.

The grace of the Lord Jesus 13 21 be 14 with the saints. Amen.

List of readings and renderings preferred by the American Committee, recorded at their desire. See Preface, page ix.


I. Strike out "S." (i.e. Saint) from the title of the Gospels and from the heading of the pages.

II. Strike out "the Apostle" from the title of the Pauline Epistles, and "of Paul the Apostle" from the title of the Epistle to the Hebrews; strike out the word "General" from the title of the Epistles of James, Peter, 1 John, and Jude; and let the title of the Revelation run "The Revelation of John."

III. For" Holy Ghost" adopt uniformly the rendering "Holy Spirit." IV. At the word "worship" in Matt. ii. 2, etc., add the marginal note "The Greek word denotes an act of reverence, whether paid to man (see chap. xviii. 26) or to God (see chap. iv. 10)."

V. Put into the text uniformly the marginal rendering "through" in place of "by" when it relates to prophecy, viz. in Matt. ii. 5, 17, 23; iii. 3; iv. 14; viii. 17; xii. 17; xiii. 35; xxi. 4; xxiv. 15; xxvii. 9; Luke xviii. 31; Acts ii. 16; xxviii. 25.

VI. For "tempt " ("temptation") substitute "try" or "make trial of" ("trial wherever enticement to what is wrong is not evidently spoken of; viz. in the following instances: Matt. iv. 7; xvi. 1 xix. 3; xxii. 18, 35; Mark viii. 11; x. 2; xii. 15; Luke iv. 12; x. 25; xi. 16; xxii. 28; John viii. 6; Acts v. 9; xv. 10; 1 Cor. x. 9; Heb. iii. 8, 9; 1 Pet. í. 6.

VII. Substitute modern forms of speech for the following archaisms, viz. "who" or "that" for "which" when used of persons; "are" for "be" in the present indicative; "know" "knew" for 66 wot" ;""wist"; "drag" or "drag away" for "hale." VIII. Substitute for "devil" ("devils") the word "demon" ("demons") wherever the latter word is given in the margin (or represents the Greek words daíuwv, dapóviov); and for "possessed with a devil" (or "devils") substitute either "demoniac" or "possessed with a demon" (or "demons").

IX. After "baptize" let the marg. "Or, in " and the text "with" exchange places.

X. Let the word "testament" be everywhere changed to "covenant" (without an alternate in the margin), except in Heb. ix. 15-17. XI. Wherever "patience" occurs as the rendering of voμový add "stedfastness as an alternate in the margin, except in 2 Cor. i. 6; James v. 11; Luke viii. 15; Heb. xii. 1.


XII. Let άooápiov (Matt. x. 29; Luke xii. 6) be translated "penny," and Envápiov "shilling," except in Matt. xxii. 19; Mark xii. 15; Luke xx. 24, where the name of the coin, "a denarius," should be given.

XIII. Against the expression "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" add the marginal rendering "Or, God and the Father"


etc.; viz. in Rom. xv. 6; 2 Cor. i. 3; xi. 31; Eph. i. 3; Col. i. 3; 1 Pet. i. 3. And against the expression "our God and Father" add the marg. "Or, God and our Father"; viz. in Gal. i. 4; Phil. iv. 20; 1 Thess. i. 3; iii. 11, 13; James i. 27. And against the expression "his God and Father" add the marg. Or, God and his Father, viz. in Rev. i. 6.

XIV. Let the use of "fulfil" be confined to those cases in which it denotes "accomplish," " bring to pass," or the like.


III. 7 Against "to his baptism" add marg. Or, for baptism

10 For "is the axe laid unto" read "the axe lieth at" So in Luke iii. 9.

VI. 11 Let the marg. read Gr. our bread for the coming day, or our needful bread. So in Luke xi. 3.

27 For "his stature" read "the measure of his life" (with marg. Or, his stature) So in Luke xii. 25.

VIII. 4 Here and in Matt. xxvii. 65; Mark i. 44, for "go thy [your] way" read simply "go"

IX. 6,8 For "power" read "authority" (see marg. 5)
10; Luke v. 24.

X. 39 "life" strike out the marg. So in xvi. 25;
Luke ix. 24; xvii. 33; John xii. 25.

So in Mark ii.

Mark viii. 35;

XII. 23 For "Is this the son of David?" read "Can this be the son of David?" [comp. John iv. 29.]

31 "unto men" strike out the marg.

XIX. 14 For "of such is" read "to such_belongeth" with marg. Or, of such is So in Mark x. 14; Luke xviii. 16.

XX. 1 For "that is" read "that was"

XXII. 23 For marg. 5 read "Many ancient authorities read saying." XXIII. 9 For "Father, which is in heaven" read "Father, even he who is in heaven."

23 For "judgement" read "justice" So in Luke xi. 42. XXVI. 29 For "I will not drink" read "I shall not drink" Similarly in Mark xiv. 25; Luke xxii. 16, 18.

XXVII. 27 For "palace" read "Prætorium" with marg. Or, palace [as in Mark xv. 16] So in John xviii. 28, 33; xix. 9.


II. 4, 9, 11, 12 "bed" add marg. Or, pallet So in vi. 55; John v. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Acts v. 15; ix. 33.

VII. 4 For "wash" read "bathe" [comp. Luke xi. 38.]

X. 13 For "brought" read "were bringing" So in Luke xviii. 15. 32 "and they that followed" etc. omit the marg.

45 For "For verily" etc. read "For the Son of man also " etc. XI. 24 For "have received" read "receive" with marg. Gr. received. XIV. 3 For "spikenard" read "pure nard" (with marg. Or, liquid nard), and omit marg. 2 So in John xii, 3.


I. 35 Let the text run "wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the Son of God" with the present text in the margin.

70 For "since the world began" read "of old" Similarly Acts iii. 21; xv. 18.

II. 34 For "and rising up" read "and the rising"

37 For "even for " read "even unto"

III. 14 For "Do violence to no man" etc. read "Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse any one wrongfully" and

omit marg.


20 For "added yet this above all" read "added this also to them all "

IV. 1 For "by the Spirit" read "in the Spirit" and omit the marg. VI. 16 For "was the traitor" read "became a traitor"

VIII. 3 For "Chuza" read "Chuzas"

29 For "commanded" read "was commanding"

33 For "were choked" read "were drowned"

IX. 12 For "victuals" read "provisions"

18 For "alone" read "apart

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46 For "should be greatest" read "was the greatest"

XI. 38 For "washed" read "bathed himself" [comp. Mark vii. 4.] XII. 49 For "what will I" etc. read "what do I desire" (with the marg. Or, how I would that it were already kindled!)

XIII. 32 "I am perfected" add marg. Or, I end my course
XV. 16 For "have been filled" read "have filled his belly" (with
the marg. Many ancient authorities read have been filled.)
XVII. 6 Read "If ye had faith" etc. and "it would obey you."

11 For "through the midst of" read "along the borders of"
and substitute the present text for marg. 4

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XVIII. 5 "lest she wear me etc. add marg. Or, lest at last by her coming she wear me out

7 For "and he" etc. read "and yet he " etc. with the marg. Or, and is he slow to punish on their behalf?

XIX. 29 For "the mount of Olives" read "Olivet" So in xxi. 37; see
Acts i. 12.

42 "day" add marg. Some ancient authorities read thy day.
"peace" add marg. Some ancient authorities read thy peace.

XX. 20 "rule" add marg. Or, ruling power

XXII. 24 For "is accounted" read "was accounted"

70 For "Ye say that I am" read "Ye say it, for I am" and substitute the text for the marg.

XXIII. 2 "Christ a king" omit the marg.

15 "he sent him" etc. add marg. Many ancient authorities read I sent you to him.

23 For "instant" read ".


46 Let margin and text exchange places.

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