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958 The last judgment.
REVELATION. New Jerusalem described.
pired, Satan shall be loosed out of his | prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city : and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found writ- || ten in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
1 A new heaven and a new earth. 10 The heavenly Jerusalem, with a full description thereof. 23 She needeth no sun.
AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there
was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am
Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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 wife.
10 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 heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper-stone, clear as crystal;
12 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 of the children of Israel.
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me, had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, 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 and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 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 glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein; for
The water and tree of life.
the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 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 light thereof.
24 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 honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 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 Lamb's book of life.
1 The river of the water of life. 2 The tree of life. 5 The light of the city of God is himself. 18 Nothing may be added to this prophecy nor diminished || therefrom.
AND he shewed me a pure river of wa
ter of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 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; and his servants shall serve him: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 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
Nothing to be added, c. 959 seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 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 hand.
11 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 still.
12 And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning-star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come: And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly : Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
THE END OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
A TABLE OF OFFICES AND CONDITIONS OF MEN.
PATRIARCHS, or Fathers of Families, such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and his sons.
Judges, Temporary Supreme Governors, immediately appointed by God, over the children of Israel.
Kings, and they either of the whole nation, or after the falling off of the ten tribes, of Judah or Israel.
Elders, Senators, the LXX, or Sanhedrim.
Officers, Provosts, Sheriffs, or Execu
Judges, Inferior Rulers, such as determined controversies in particular cities. Israelites, Hebrews, descendants from Jacob.
An Hebrew of Hebrews, an Israelite by original extraction.
A Proselyte of the Covenant, who was circumcised, and submitted to the whole Law.
A Proselyte of the Gate, or Stranger who worshipped one God, but remained Uncircumcised.
OFFICERS UNDER THE ASSYRIAN OR
Tirshatha, or Governor appointed by the kings of Assyria or Persia.
Heads of the Captivity, The chief of each tribe or family, who exercised a precarious government during the captivity UNDER THE GRECIAN MONARCHS SUPERIOR OFFICERS.
Maccabees, the Successors of Juda Maccabeus, high priests, who presiden with kingly power.
UNDER THE ROMAN EMPERORS.
Presidents, or Governors, sent from Rome with imperial power.
Tetrarchs, who had kingly power in four provinces.
Proconsuls, or Deputies of Provinces.
Publicans, or Tax-gatherers.
ECCLESIASTICAL OFFICERS, OR
High Priests, who only might enter the
Second Priests, or Sagan, who supplied the high priest's Office in case he were disabled.
High Priests for the War, set apart for the occasion of an expedition.
Priests, Levites of the Sons of Aaron, divided into twenty four ranks, each rank serving weekly in the temple.
Disputers, that raised and determined questions out of the law.
Rabbies, or Doctors, Teachers of Israel. Libertines, Freed men of Rome, who, being Jews, or Proselytes, had a synagogue or oratory for themselves.
Gaulonites, or Galileans, who pretended it unlawful to obey an heathen magistrate.
Herodians, who shaped their religion to the times, and particularly flattered Herod.
Epicurians, who placed all happiness in pleasure.
Stoicks, who denied the liberty of the Will, and pretended all events were determined by fatal necessity.
Simon Magus, author of the heresy of the Gnosticks, who taught that men, however vicious their practice was, should be saved by their knowledge.
Nicolaitans, the Disciples of Nicolae, one of the first seven Deacons, who taught the community of wives.
Nazarites, who under a vow abstained from wine, &c.
Nazarenes,Jews professing Christianity. Zealots Sicarii, or Murderers, who under pretence of the law, thought themselves authorized to commit any outrage.
Pharisees, Separatists, who upon the pinion of their own godliness despised all thers.
Sadducees, who denied the resurrecion of the dead, angels, and spirits.
Samaritans, mongrel professors, partly Heathen, and partly Jews, the offspring of he Assyrians sent to Samaria.
Apostles, Missionaries, or persons sent: they who were sent by our Saviour, from their number were called, The Twelve.
Bishops, Successors of the Apostles in he government of the church.
Deacons, Officers chosen by the Apos
Levites, of the tribe of Levi, but not oftles to take care of the poor.