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9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that w leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. y Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

11 And I beheld another beast * coming up out of the earth ; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exereiseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, * whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he e maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,in ?

14 And a deceiveth them that dwell on the

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See on Rev. ii. 7.

w Is A. xxxiii. 1: Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

* See on Mat. xxvi. 52.

y HEB. vi. 12: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Rev. xiv. 12.

2 Rev. xi. 7: When they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

a Ver. 3.
b See on MAT. xxiv. 24.

• 1 Kings, xviii. 38: Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 2 Kings, i. 10, 12 : Elijah answered-If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven; and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

d Rev. xii. 9 : The great dragon was cast out, that old ser

earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth; that they should make an image to the beast, f which had the wound by a sword, 6 and did live.

15 And he had power to give life 4 unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as inany as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

! 16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a 'mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads :

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save " he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

4 Gr, breath. A.V. 6 Gr. to give them. A. V. pent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. do. xix. 20 : The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. do. xx. 3: And cast him into the bottomless pit—that he should deceive the nations no more.

e 2 Thes. ii. 9, 10: Whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Ver. 3, 12.

8 2 Kings, xx. 7: And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

h Rev. xvi. 2: There fell a noisome and grievous sore 'upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and


them which worshipped his image. do. xix. 20 : The words under ver. 14. do. xx. 4: I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus—and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image.

iRey, xiv. 9. See on Rev. ii. 17.
k Rby. xiv. 11.

I Rey, xv. 2: I saw-them that had gotten the victory over the beast-and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass.

18 m Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast : • for it is the number of a man ; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

CHAP. XIV. 1 The Lamb standing on mount Sion with his company : 6 an angel preacheth the Gospel : 8 the fall of Bubylon : 15 the harvest of the world, and putting in of ile sickle : 20 the vintage and winepress of the wrath of God.

AND I looked, and, lo, a Lainb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an "hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name ? written in their foreheads.

2 And I heard a dvoice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder : and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps :

3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and

I his name and the name of his Father. Wi. Rh. We.

m Rey, xvii. 9: Here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seyen heads are seven mountains.

n Rev. xv. 2: The words under ver. 17.

• Rev. xxi. 17: He measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

CHAP. XIV. * Rev. v. 12: Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

• Rev. vii. 4: There were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. . Rev. xiii. 16. See on do. ii. 17.

See on Rev. i. 15. e Rev. v. 8, 9: The four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps.And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

f Rev. xv. 3. See on do. v. 9.


the elders : and no man could learn that song 8 but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

4 These are they which were not defiled with women ; for they are b virgins. These are they which i follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were kredeemed 2 from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

5 And in their mouth was found mno guile': for they are "without fault before the throne of God.

6 And I saw another o angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the P everlasting Gospel to preach

2 Gr. were bought. A. V. 8 Ver. 1.

h 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have, espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

JOHN, X. 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

Rev. iii. 4: Thou hast à few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white : for they are worthy. do. vii. 15, 17: Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. do. xvii. 14: They that are with him (the Lamb) are called, and chosen, and faithful.

* See on Acts, xx. 28. 1 See on Heb. xii, 23. m See on John, i. 47.

n JUDE, 24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. See on 1 Cor. i. 8.

• Rev. viii. 13: I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven.

r 2 SAM. xxiii. 5: Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. Isa. xl. 8: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of our God shall stand for ever. LUKE, xxi. 33: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Eph. iii. 9-11: And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the

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unto them that dwell on the earth, and to 'every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him ; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, "that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Titus, i. 2: In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. 1 Peter, i. 25: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.

. Rev. xiii. 7.

* Rev. xi. 18: Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great. • See on Acts, xiv. 15.

ISA. xxi. 9: Behold, here cometh a chariot of men-and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen. Jer. li. 8: Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed : howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. Rev. xviii. 2, 3: [Another angel] cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen.-For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

u Isa. xiii. 19: Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. Jer. li. 7: Babylon bath been a golden cup in the Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wipe; therefore the nations are mad. Rev. xi. 8: Their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt. do. xvi. 19: The great city was divided into three

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