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9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels

which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come

hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's 10 wife. And he carried me away in the Spirit, to

a great and high mountain, and shewed me that

great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of 11 heaven from God, having the glory of God;

and her light was like unto a stone most precious, 12 even like a jasper stone clear as crystal ; and had

a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written

thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes 13 of the children of Israel; on the east three gates ;

on the north three gates; on the south three 14 gates ; and on the west three gates. And the

wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on

them the names of the twelve apostles of the 15 Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden

reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, 16 and the wall thereof. And the city lieth four

square, and the length is as large as the breadth : and he measured the city with the reed, twelve

thousand furlongs. The length, and the breadth, 17 and the height of it are equal. And he mea

sured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty

and four cubits, according to the measure of a 18 man, that is, of the angel. And the building of

the wall of it was of jasper ; and the city was 19 pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the

foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire;

the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius ; the

seventh, chrysolite ; the eighth, beryl : the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus ; the

eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls ; every

several gate was of one pearl ; and the street of

the city was pure gold, as it were transparent 22 glass. And I saw no temple therein : for the

Lord God Almighty, and the Lamb, are the 23 temple of it. And the city had no need of the

sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the

glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the 24 light thereof. And the nations of them which

are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the

kings of the earth do bring their glory and 25 honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be

shut at all by day; for there shall be no night 26 there. And they shall bring the glory and 27 honour of the nations into it. And there shall

in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or

maketh a lie: but they which are written in the XXII. 1 Lamb's book of life. And he shewed me a

pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, pro

ceeding out of the throne of God and of the 2 Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on

either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month : and the leaves

of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the

throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; 4 and his servants shall serve him : and they shall

see his face: and his name shall be in their fore5 heads. And there shall be no night there; and

they need no candle, neither light of the sun ; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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6 And he said unto me,

me, These sayings are faithful and true; and the Lord God of the holy

prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servant g the things which must shortly be done. Behold,

I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the 8 sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I

John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to

worship before the feet of the angel which shewed 9 me these things. Then saith he unto me, See

thou do it not:* for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which

keep the sayings of this book; worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of

the prophecy of this book : for the time is at 11 hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still :

and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous let him be righteous,

still ; and he that is holy, let him be holy 12 still. And behold, I come quickly ; and

my reward is with me, to give every man

* Here, and at the close of the Fifth Vision is, as it were, a prophetic caution against what the Roman church afterwards did, viz. worship angels, as Michael, Gabriel, and the like.

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