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Revelation 4–20

4 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was aas it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, bCome up hither, and cI will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately dI was in the spirit: and, behold, efa throne was set fin heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a gjasper and a hsardine stone: and there was ia rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an jemerald. And kround about the throne were lfour and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw lmfour and twenty elders sitting, nclothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads ocrowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded plightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven qlamps of fire burning before the throne, which are rthe seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was sa sea of glass like unto sscrystal: and tin the midst of the throne, and kround about the throne, were tfour beasts ufull of eyes before and vbehind. And wthe first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them xsix wings about him; and they were ufull of eyes within: and they rest not yday and night, saying, zHoly, holy, holy, Lord God aAlmighty, bwhich was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give cglory and chhonour and dthanks to him that sat on the throne, ewho liveth for ever and ever, 10 fThe four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship ehim that liveth for ever and ever, and cast ftheir crowns before the throne, saying, 11 gThou art worthy, O Lord, to receive cglory and chhonour and power: for ithou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

5 And I saw in the right hand of ahim that sat on the throne ba book written within and con the backside, dsealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man ein heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And fone of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, gthe Lion hof the tribe of Juda, ithe Root of David, khath prevailed to open the book, and to loose lthe seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of mthe four beasts, and in mthe midst of the elders, stood noa Lamb as it had been oslain, having seven horns and pseven eyes, which are qthe seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of ahim that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, rthe four beasts and rfour and twenty elders fell down before nthe Lamb, having every one of them sharps, and tgolden vials full of ||odours, uwhich are the prayers of saints. And they sung va new wsong, saying, xThou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for othou wast slain, and xxhast redeemed us to God yby thy blood out of zevery kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And ahast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels bround about the throne and cthe beasts and the elders: and the number of them was dten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, eWorthy is fthe Lamb that was slain to receive gipower, and riches, and gwisdom, and gistrength, and ghhonour, and ghjglory, and gkblessing. 13 And levery creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, gkBlessing, and hhonour, and hglory, and mpower, be unto nhim that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And othe four beasts said, opAmen. And qthe four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped rhim that liveth for ever and ever.

6 And aI saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, aaas it were the noise of thunder, bone of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold cda white horse: dand he that sat on him ehad a bow; and fa crown was given unto him: and he went forth gconquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard hthe second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another ihorse that was red: and jpower was given to him that sat thereon kto take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard hthe third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo la black horse; and he that sat on him had ma pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, ||nA measure of wheat for oa penny, and three measures of barley for oa penny; and see thou oohurt not the oil and the wine.

7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of hthe fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold pa pale horse: and his name that sat on him was qDeath, and qHell followed with him. And power was given ||unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill rswith sword, and nrswith hunger, and rswith death, and rtwith the beasts of the earth.

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw uunder vthe altar wxthe souls of them that were slain yfor the word of God, and yyfor the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, xHow long, zO Lord, aholy and true, dost thou not bjudge and cavenge our blood on dthem that dwell on the earth? 11 And ewhite robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, fthat they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, gshould be fulfilled.

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, hthere was a great earthquake; and ithe sun became black as sackcloth of khair, and ilthe moon became as blood; 13 And imthe stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even nas a fig tree casteth her ||untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And othe heaven departed pas a scroll when it is rolled together; and every qrmountain and risland were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and stthe great men, and the rich men, and the suchief captains, and vthe mighty men, and wevery bondman, and wevery free man, xhid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 yAnd said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of zhim that sitteth on the throne, and from athe wrath of the Lamb: 17 For bthe great day of his wrath is come; and cwho shall be able dto stand?

7 And after these things I saw afour angels standing on athe four corners of the earth, holding bthe four winds of the earth, fthat the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from cthe east, having dthe seal of ethe living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, fHurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have dsealed the servants of our God gin their foreheads. hAnd I heard ithe number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed kan hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of lManasses were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of lJoseph were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

After this I beheld, and, lo, ma great multitude, which no man could number, nof all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with owhite robes, and ppalms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, qSalvation to our God rwhich sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood sround about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, tAmen: uBlessing, and uglory, and uwisdom, and vthanksgiving, and uhonour, and upower, and umight, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders wanswered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in owhite robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, xSir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of ygreat tribulation, and have zwashed their robes, and omade them white ain the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him bday and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne cshall dwell among them. 16 dThey shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; deneither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne fshall feed them, and gshall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and hGod shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

8 And awhen he had opened bthe seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

And I saw cthe seven angels dwhich stood before God; and to them were given seven etrumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having fa golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he …

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a

ch. 1:10.

b

ch. 11:12.

c

See ch. 1:1. So John 16:13. ch. 1:19.

d

See ch. 1:10.

e

ch. 16:17. See 1 Kin. 22:19.

f

See Ps. 11:4.

f

See Ps. 11:4.

g
h

Ex. 28:17. & 39:10. Ezek. 28:13 (text). ch. 21:20.

i

Ezek. 1:28. So ch. 10:1.

j

So Ex. 28:17 (Gk.), 18 (Engl.). & 39:10 (Gk.), 11 (Engl.). Ezek. 27:16 (Engl.). & 28:13 (text). Ecclus. 32:6. ch. 21:19.

k

ver. 6. ch. 5:11.

l

ch. 11:16.

l

ch. 11:16.

m

ver. 10. ch. 5:6, 8, 14. & 7:11. & 19:4. So ch. 5:5. & 14:3.

n

See ch. 3:4.

o

ver. 10. So 2 Esdr. 2:43.

p

So ch. 8:5. & 11:19. & 16:18. See Ex. 19:16.

q

Ezek. 1:13 (Heb. & Gk.). ch. 8:10. See John 18:3.

r

See ch. 1:4.

s

ch. 15:2. So ch. 21:18, 21.

ss

ch. 22:1. So ch. 21:11.

t
k

ver. 6. ch. 5:11.

t
u

ver. 8.

v

ch. 5:1 (Gk.).

w

Comp. Ezek. 1:10. & 10:14.

x
u

ver. 8.

Gr. they have no rest. ch. 14:11.

y
z
a
b

See ch. 1:4.

c

1 Tim. 1:17. 2 Pet. 1:17. ver. 11. ch 5:12, 13. & 7:12. & 19:1.

c

1 Tim. 1:17. 2 Pet. 1:17. ver. 11. ch 5:12, 13. & 7:12. & 19:1.

h
d

ch. 7:12 (Gk.).

e

Dan. 4:34. & 12:7. ver. 10. ch. 5:14. & 10:6. & 15:7. So ch. 1:18.

f

See ver. 4.

e

Dan. 4:34. & 12:7. ver. 10. ch. 5:14. & 10:6. & 15:7. So ch. 1:18.

f

See ver. 4.

g

So ch. 5:9, 12.

c

1 Tim. 1:17. 2 Pet. 1:17. ver. 11. ch 5:12, 13. & 7:12. & 19:1.

c

1 Tim. 1:17. 2 Pet. 1:17. ver. 11. ch 5:12, 13. & 7:12. & 19:1.

h
i

So ch. 10:6. & 14:7. See Acts 14:15.

a

ch. 4:2. See ver. 13.

b
c

ch. 4:6 (Gk.).

d
e

ver. 13. Phil. 2:10.

f

ch. 4:4.

g

Gen. 49:9, 10. 2 Esdr. 11:37. & 12:31, 32. Comp. ch. 10:3.

h
i
k

See ch. 3:21.

l

ver. 1. ch. 6:1.

m

See ver. 8.

m

See ver. 8.

n

Jer. 11:19 (Gk.). ver. 8, 12, 13. ch. 6:1, 16, &c. & 14:1, &c. See John 1:29.

o

ver. 12. ch. 13:8. So ver. 9.

o

ver. 12. ch. 13:8. So ver. 9.

p
q

See ch. 1:4.

a

ch. 4:2. See ver. 13.

r

ver. 14. ch. 19:4. So ver. 6, 11. ch. 14:3. See ch. 4:8.

r

ver. 14. ch. 19:4. So ver. 6, 11. ch. 14:3. See ch. 4:8.

n

Jer. 11:19 (Gk.). ver. 8, 12, 13. ch. 6:1, 16, &c. & 14:1, &c. See John 1:29.

s

ch. 14:2. & 15:2.

t

Comp. ch. 15:7. See Neh. 7:28 (Gk.).

||

Or, incense. Ex. 30:7, 8.

u

ch. 8:3, 4. See Ps. 141:2.

v

See Ps. 33:3.

w
x

So ch. 4:11. ver. 12.

o

ver. 12. ch. 13:8. So ver. 9.

xx

ch. 14:3, 4. See 1 Cor. 6:20.

y
z

ch. 7:9. & 11:9. & 14:6. So ch. 10:11. & 13:7. & 17:15. See Dan. 3:4.

a

ch. 20:4. See ch. 1:6.

b

ch. 4:4, 6.

c

See ver. 8.

d
e

So ch. 4:11. ver. 9.

f

See ver. 6.

g

ch. 7:12.

i
g

ch. 7:12.

g

ch. 7:12.

i
g

ch. 7:12.

h

See ch. 4:9. & 1 Tim. 6:16.

g

ch. 7:12.

h

See ch. 4:9. & 1 Tim. 6:16.

j
g

ch. 7:12.

k

ver. 13. So Rom. 9:5.

l

See ver. 3.

g

ch. 7:12.

k

ver. 13. So Rom. 9:5.

h

See ch. 4:9. & 1 Tim. 6:16.

h

See ch. 4:9. & 1 Tim. 6:16.

m

See ch. 1:6.

n

ch. 6:16. & 7:10. So ch. 4:2. ver. 1, 7.

o

ch. 19:4.

o

ch. 19:4.

p
q

See ver. 8.

r

See ch. 4:9.

a

ch. 5:5–7.

aa

So ch. 14:2. & 19:6. Comp. ch. 10:3, 4.

b

ch. 4:6, 7.

c
d

ch. 19:11.

d

ch. 19:11.

e
f

So ch. 14:14. & 19:12. Comp. Zech. 6:11. ch. 9:7.

g

See ch. 3:21.

h

ch. 4:7.

i

Zech. 1:8. & 6:2. Comp. ch. 12:3.

j

Supplied from ver. 8.

k

Comp. Matt. 10:34.

h

ch. 4:7.

l
m

Lev. 19:36. Hos. 12:7 in the Gk.

||

The word chenix signifieth a measure containing one wine quart, and the twelfth part of a quart.

n

So Ezek. 5:10, 16. ver. 8.

o

Comp. Matt. 20:2.

o

Comp. Matt. 20:2.

oo

ch. 7:3. & 9:4.

h

ch. 4:7.

p

Comp. Zech. 6:3.

q

ch. 20:13. See 1 Cor. 15:55 marg.

q

ch. 20:13. See 1 Cor. 15:55 marg.

||

Or, to him.

r
s
n

So Ezek. 5:10, 16. ver. 8.

r
s
r
s
r
t
u

Comp. Ex. 29:12. Lev. 4:7. & 8:15.

v

ch. 14:18. & 16:7. Not as ch. 8:3, &c.

w

ch. 20:4. So Song 64.

x
y

ch. 1:9. See ch. 1:2.

yy
x
z
a

ch. 3:7. So 2 Thess. 1:6.

b

ch. 11:18. & 18:20. & 19:2.

c
d

See ch. 3:10.

e

Mark 16:5. See ch. 3:4.

f
g
h

ch. 11:13. & 16:18. So ch. 8:5. & 11:19.

i

So ch. 8:12. See Matt. 24:29.

k
i

So ch. 8:12. See Matt. 24:29.

l
i

So ch. 8:12. See Matt. 24:29.

m

ch. 8:10. & 9:1. So 2 Esdr. 15:35.

n
||

Or, green figs. Cant. 2:13 (Gk.).

o
p

Isai. 34:4 (Gk. & Engl.).

q

See Jer. 4:24.

r

ch. 16:20.

r

ch. 16:20.

s

Mark 6:21 (Gk.).

t

1 Esdr. 3:1, 9:14. & 4:33. Judith 2:2. & 5:22. ch. 18:23 in the Gk.

s

Mark 6:21 (Gk.).

u

ch. 19:18 (Gk.). See 1 Macc. 16:19.

v
w

ch. 13:16. & 19:18. See 1 Cor. 12:13.

w

ch. 13:16. & 19:18. See 1 Cor. 12:13.

x
y

Cited from Hos. 10:8. Cited also Luke 23:30. Comp. ch. 9:6.

z

See ch. 5:13.

a

Comp. Mark 3:5 (Gk.).

b
c

See Ps. 76:7.

d
a

ch. 20:8 (Gk.). Comp. ch. 9:14.

a

ch. 20:8 (Gk.). Comp. ch. 9:14.

b
f

ch. 6:6. & 9:4. Comp. ver. 1.

c

So Luke 1:78. Comp. Ezek. 40:6. ch. 16:12.

d

ch. 9:4. See Eph. 1:13.

e

See Ps. 42:2.

f

ch. 6:6. & 9:4. Comp. ver. 1.

d

ch. 9:4. See Eph. 1:13.

g

See Ezek. 9:4. Comp. Ezek. 3:9.

h

ch. 9:16.

i
k

ch. 14:1.

l

Comp. Gen. 48:14.

l

Comp. Gen. 48:14.

m
n

See ch. 5:9.

o

See ch. 3:4. So ver. 13, 14.

p
q

ch. 12:10. & 19:1. See Ps. 3:8.

r

See ch. 5:13.

s

ch. 4:4, 6.

t

See ch. 5:14.

u

See ch. 5:12.

u

See ch. 5:12.

u

See ch. 5:12.

v

ch. 4:9 (Gk.).

u

See ch. 5:12.

u

See ch. 5:12.

u

See ch. 5:12.

w
o

See ch. 3:4. So ver. 13, 14.

x

Gr. as Gen. 43:20. Matt. 13:27. & 21:30. & 27:63. John 4:11, 15, 19, 49. & 5:7. & 12:21. & 20:15 (not as Acts 7:26, &c.). See 2 Esdr. 2:44.

y
z
o

See ch. 3:4. So ver. 13, 14.

a
b

See ch. 4:8.

c

ch. 21:3. So Ex. 25:8. Ps. 68:18 (Gk.). Ezek. 43:7 (Gk.). John 1:14. See Lev. 26:11. Comp. Isai. 4:5, 6. ch. 12:12. & 13:6.

d

Cited from Isai. 49:10.

d

Cited from Isai. 49:10.

e

See Ps. 121:6. Comp. ch. 16:8, 9.

f
g

Ps. 23:2. Isai. 49:10. So Ps. 36:8. Comp. ch. 14:4.

h
a

ch. 6:1.

b

ch. 5:1.

c

Tobit 12:15. Comp. ch. 1:4?

d
e

See 1 Chr. 15:24. Comp. Lev. 25:9, 10.

f