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am a fellow-servant* with thee, and with thy brethren the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this 10 book worship God." Then he saith unto me, "Seal
not the words of the prophecy of this book: the time is 11 neart. He that is unrighteous, let him be unrighteous still; and he that is polluted, let him be polluted still: and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still : and he that is holy, let him be holy still."
"Behold, I will come quickly and my reward will be with me, to give unto every man according as his work 13 shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and 14 the end, the first and the last. Happy are they that do
his commandments**, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murtherers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and 16 maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angelft to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David ‡‡, and the bright morning17 star. And the spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that is athirst, come: whosoever will, let him take the water of life without cost.
"I testify to every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any one shall add to the things, God will add to him the scourges which are written in 19 this book -and if any one shall take away from the words
* for I am a fellow-servant, R. T. Observe, that if Jesus is the speaker in ver. 7, he is also the speaker here.
+ for the time is near. R. T.
Let him be righteous still, R. T.
Behold, saith Jesus, N. See ver. 7.
¶ The dispensation of the gospel, which was introduced and confirmed by Christ, is complete in all its parts, and will be conducted throughout by Christ, i. e. by his instrumentality, or according to his declarations: for prophets are said to do those things which they are authorised to foretell. See. Rev. xi. 6.
** God's commandments, N.
+ Or, I Jesus have sent this messenger of mine, i. c. John. See Wakefield.
The root in this place must mean a branch from the root or stock of David. Dr. Priestley. See Isaiah xi, 1. 10.
of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part of the tree of life*, and of the holy city, which are 20 written of in this book. He who testifieth these things, saith, Surely, I will come quickly.' Ament. Come, Lord Jesus."
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* out of the book of life, R. T.
+ Amen, yea, or even so, come. R. T. with you all. Amen. R. T. and N. The Primate marks the word “you” as doubtful.