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15 pure. And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath

16 of Almighty God. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Op Lokds.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the hirds that fly in mid heaven, Come

18 and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, andithe flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon

20 the horse, and against his army. And the beast was 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

21 alive into the lake of fire that burneth with brimstone: and 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.

20 And 1 saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the

2 key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and

3 bound him for a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.

4 And I saw thrones, and they 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, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they

5 lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This

6 is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed

8 out of his prison, and shall come forth to deceive 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 as the

9 sand of the sea. And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven, and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

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

12 was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the

13 books, according to their works. And the sea gave up 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 thei r

14 works. And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This

15 is the second death, even the lake of fire. And if any was not found written in the book of tife, he was cast into the lake of fire.

21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven

2 and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven

3 from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be

4 their God: and 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.

5 And he that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, Write: for these words are faithful and true.

6 And he said unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that

7 is athirstof the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God, and he

8 shall be my son. But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burnetii with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

9 And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues; and he spake with me, saving. Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the

10 wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and shewed me the holy city Jerusalem,

11 coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of Godher light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper

12 stone, clear as crystal: having a wall great and high; having twelvegates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

13 on the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and

14 on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve

15 names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and

16 the gates thereof, 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

17 length and the breadth and the height thereof are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits,

18 according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold,

19 like unto pure glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation

20 was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth,

21 chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the several gates was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it

22 were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are the temple thereof.

23 And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp

24 thereof is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory into

25 it. And the gates thereof shall in no wise be shut by day (for there

26 shall be no night there): and they shall bring the glory and the

27 honour of the nations into it: and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

22 And he shewed me a river Of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the

2 midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve 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 no curse anymore: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein: and his

4 servants shall do him service; and they shall see his face; and his

5 name shall be on their foreheads. 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 for ever and ever.

6 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 servants the things which must shortly come to

7 pass. And behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.

8 And I John am he that heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the

9 angel which 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

11 of this book; for the time is at hand. He that is unrighteous, let him do unrighteousness still: and he that is filthy, let him be made filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness

12 still: and he that is holy, let him be made holy still. Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man

13 according as his work is. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first

14 and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree

15 of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth' and maketh a lie.

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

17 And the Spirit and the 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.

18 1 testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto

19 him the plagues which are written in this book: and if any man 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, which are written in this book.

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

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

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


L Strike out "8." (i.e. Saint) from the title of the Gospels and from the

beading 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." m. For " Holy Ghost" adopt uniformly the rendering " Holy Spirit." IV. At the word "worship in Matt. li. 2, etc., add the marginal note "The Greek word denotes an act of reverence, whether paid to man (see chap, xviil. 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; Lukexviii. 31; Acts ii. 16; xxviii. 25. VI. For " tempt" (u 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; xxu. 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. i. 6. VH. 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 "wot" "wist"; "drag" or "drag away" for "hale." VTEI. Substitute for "devil" ("devils") the word "demon" ("demons") wherever the latter word is given in the margin (or represents the Greek words Sou/Awy, fiatftonoy); 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" (with

out an alternate in the margin), except in Heb. ix. 15—17. XI. Wherever " patience" occurs as the rendering of vnonovri add "stedfasi ness" as an alternate in the margin, except in 2 Cor. i. 6; James v. 11, Luke viii. 15; Heb. xii. 1. XII. Let ao-o-apioeCVIaU. x. 29; Luke xii. 6) be translated "penny," and B^vapeov "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. l. 3; iii. 11. 13; Jas. i. 27. And against the expression "his God and Father'' add the marg. Or, God and his Father, viz. in Rev. i. 6. XXV. Let the use of "fulfil" be confined to those cases in which it denotes "accomplish," "bring to pass," or the like.

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