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Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, right hand, and the seven gold- . and unto Laodicea.
en candlesticks. The seven stars 12 And I turned to see the are the angels of the seven voice that spake with me. And, churches; and the seven canbeing turned, I saw seven gold- dlesticks, which thou sawest, en candlesticks;
are the seven churches. 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like
CHAP. II. unto the Son of man, clothed
BALAAM'S DOCTRINE. with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps UNTO the angel of the church with a golden girdle.
of Ephesus write ; These things 14. His head and his hairs were saith he that holdeth the seven white like wool, as white as stars in his right hand, who snow; and his eyes were as a walketh in the midst of the seflame of fire ;
ven golden candlesticks; 15 And his feet like unto fine 2 I know thy works, and thy brass, as if they burned in a fur- | labour, and thy patience, and nace; and his voice as the sound how thou canst not bear them of many waters.
which are evil ; and thou hast 16 And he had in his right hand tried them which say they are seven stars ; and out of his apostles, and are not, and hast mouth went a sharp two-edged found them liars : sword ; and his countenance 3 And hast borne, and hast was as the sun shineth in his patience, and for my name's. strength.
sake hast laboured, and hast not 17 And when I saw him, I fainted. fell at his feet as dead : and he 4 Nevertheless, I have somelaid his right hand upon me, what against thee, because thou saying unto me, Fear not: Ihast left thy first love. am the first and the last:
5 Remember, therefore, from 18 I am he that liveth, and whence thou art fallen, and rewas dead; and, behold, I am pent, and do the first works : alive for evermore, Amen ; and or else I will come unto thee have the keys of hell, and of quickly, and will remove thy death.
candlestick out of his place, ex19 Write the things which cept thou repent. thou hast seen, and the things 6 But this thou hast, that thou which are, and the things which hatest the deeds of the Nicolaishall be hereafter ;
tanes, which I also hate. 20 The mystery of the seven 7 He that hath an ear, let him stars, which thou sawest in my hear what the Spirit saith unto
the churches ; To him that 14 But I have a few things overcometh will I give to eat against thee, because thou hast of the tree of life, which is in there them that hold the docthe midst of the paradise of God. trine of Balaam, who taught
8 And unto the angel of the Balak to cast a stumbling-block church in Smyrna write ; These before the children of Israel, things saith the first and the to eat things sacrificed unto last, which was dead, and is idols, and to commit fornicaalive;
tion. 9 I know thy works, and tri- 15 So hast thou also them that bulation, and poverty, (but thou hold the doctrine of the Niart rich,) and I know the blas- colaitanes, which thing I phemy of them which say they hate. are Jews, and are not, but are 16 Repent; or else I will the synagogue of Satan. come unto thee quickly, and
10 Fear none of those things will fight against them with the which thou shalt suffer: behold, sword of my mouth. the devil shall cast some of you 17 He that hath an ear, let him into prison, that ye may be tri- hear what the Spirit saith unto ed; and ye shall have tribula- the churches; To him that tion ten days : be thou faithful overcometh will I give to eat until death, and I will give thee of the hidden manna, and will a crown of life.
give him a white stone, and in 11 He that hath an ear, let him the stone a new name written, hear what the Spirit saith unto which no man knoweth, saving the churches; He that over he that receiveth it. cometh shall not be hurt of the 18 And unto the angel of the second death.
church in Thyatira write ; 12 And to the angel of the These things saith the Son of church in Pergamos write ; God who hath his eyes like These things saith he which unto a flame of fire, and his feet hath the sharp sword with two are like fine brass ; edges;
19 I know thy works, and cha13 I know thy works, and rity, and service, and faith, and where thou dwellest, even where thy patience, and thy works; Satan's seat is : and thou hold and the last to be more than the est fast my name, and hast not first : denied my faith, even in those 20 Notwithstanding, I have a days wherein Antipas was my few things against thee, because faithful martyr, who was slain thou sufferest that woman Jezeamong you, where Satan dwell-bel, which calleth herself a proeth.
phetess, to teach and to seduce
my servants to commit fornica
CHAP. III. tion, and to eat things sacrificed
THE KEY OF DAVID. unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to AND unto the angel of the repent of her fornication ; and church in Sardis write ; These she repented not.
things saith he that hath the se22 Behold, I will cast her into ven Spirits of God, and the sea bed, and them that commit
ven stars; I know thy works, adultery with her into great tri- that thou hast a name, that thou bulation, except they repent of livest, and art dead. their deeds.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen 23 And I will kill her children the things which remain, that with death; and all the churches are ready to die : for I have not shall know that I am he which found thy works perfect before searcheth the reins and hearts : || God.
3 one of you according to your thou hast received, and heard, works.
and hold fast and repent. If, 24 But unto you I say, and therefore, thou shalt not watch, unto the rest in Thyatira, (as I will come on thee as a thief, many as have not this doctrine, and thou shalt not know what and which have not known the hour I will come upon thee. depths of Satan, as they speak,) 4 Thou hast a few names even I will put upon you none other in Sardis, which have not de. burden;
filed their garments; and they 25 But that which ye have shall walk with me in white : already, hold fast till
I for they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the 26 And he that overcometh, same shall be clothed in white and keepeth my works unto the raiment; and I will not blot end, to him will I give power out his name out of the book of over the nations :
life, but I will confess his name 27 (And he shall rule them before my Father, and before with a rod of iron; as the ves- his angels. sels of a potter, shall they be 6 He that hath an ear, let him broken to shivers :) even as I hear what the Spirit saith unto received of my Father.
the churches. 28 And I will give him the 7 And to the angel of the church morning star.
in Philadelphia write; These 29 He that hath an ear, let things saith he that is holy, he him hear what the Spirit saith that is true, he that hath the unto the churches;
key of David, he that openeth,
and no man shutteth ; and shut- | the beginning of the creation of teth, and no man openeth ; God;
8 I know thy works : behold, 15 I know thy works, that I have set before thee an open thou art neither cold nor hot: door, and no man can shut it; I would thou wert cold or
hot. and hast kept my word, and hast 16 So then, because thou art not denied my name.
luke-warm, and neither cold 9 Behold, I will make them of nor hot, I will spue thee out of the synagogue of Satan, which my mouth. say they are Jews, and are not, 17 Because thou sayest, I am but do lie; behold, I will make rich, and increased with goods, them to come and worship be- and have need of nothing; and fore thy feet, and to know that knowest not that thou art I have loved thee.
wretched, and miserable, and 10 Because thou hast kept the poor, and blind, and naked : word of my patience, I also will 18 I counsel thee to buy of me keep thee from the hour of temp- gold tried in the fire, that thou tation, which shall come upon mayest be rich; and white all the world, to try them that raiment, that thou mayest be dwell upon the earth.
clothed, and that the shame of 11 Behold, I come quickly : thy nakedness do not appear; hold that fast which thou hast, and anoint thine eyes with that no man take thy crown. eye-salve, that thou mayest
12 Him that overcometh will sec. I make a pillar in the temple of 19 As many as I love, I remy God, and he shall go no buke and chasten: be zealous, more out: and I will write upon therefore, and repent. him the name of my God, and 20 Behold, I stand at the door, the name of the city of my and knock: if any man hear God, which is new Jerusalem, my voice, and open the door, which cometh down out of I will come in to him, and will heaven from my God: and I sup with him, and he with will write upon him my new name.
21 To him that overcometh, 13 He that hath an ear, let him will I grant to sit with me in hear what the Spirit saith unto my throne, even as I also overthe churches.
came, and am set down with 14 And unto the angel of the my Father in his throne. church of the Laodiceans write; 22 He that hath an ear, let him These things saith the Amen, hear what the Spirit saith unto the faithful and true Witness, || the churches.
beast was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four beasts had THE VISION OF A THRONE.
each of them six wings about AFTER this, I looked, and, bim, and they were full of eyes behold, a door was opened in within: and they rest not day heaven: and the first voice and night, saying, Holy, holy, , which I heard, was as it were holy, Lord God Almighty, of a trumpet talking with me; which was, and is, and is to which said, Come up hither, come. and I will shew thee things 9 And when those beasts give which must be hereafter.
glory, and honour, and thanks, 2 And immediately I was in to him that sat on the throne, the spirit: and, behold, a throne who liveth for ever and ever,
, was set in heaven, and one sat 10 The four and twenty elders on the throne.
fall down before him that sat on 3 And he that sat was to look the throne, and worship him upon like a jasper and a sardine that liveth for ever and ever, stone: and there was a rainbow and cast their crowns before the round about the throne, in sight throne, saying, like unto an emerald.
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, 4 And round about the throne to receive glory, and honour, were four and twenty seats: and and power: for thou hast created upon the seats I saw four and all things, and for thy pleasure twenty elders sitting, clothed in they are and were created. white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
CHAP. V. 5 And out of the throne pro
THE BOOK WITH SEVEN ceeded lightnings, and thunderings, and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning be- AND I saw in the right hand fore the throne, which are the of him that sat on the throne, a seven Spirits of God.
book written within and on the 6 And before the throne there back side, scaled with seven was a sea of glass like unto seals. crystal: and in the midst of 2 And I saw a strong angel the throne, and round about the proclaiming with a loud voice, throne, were four beasts full of Who is worthy to open the eyes before and behind.
book, and to loose the seals 7 And the first beast was like thereof? a lion, and the second beast like 3 And no man in heaven, nor a calf, and the third beast had a in earth, neither under the face as a man, and the fourth earth, was able to open the