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18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "What city is like unto this great city!

19 And they s cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that

great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

20 - Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets ; for God hath avenged you on her.

21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a . See on Rev. xiv. 11.

Rev. xii. 4: They worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

& Jos. vii. 6: And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon

his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads. I SAM. iy. 12: And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head. 2 Sam. xiii. 19: And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying. Job, ii. 12: They rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. Ezek. xxvii. 30, 31 : The words under ver. 17.

See on Rey. xii. 12.

Deut. xxxii. 43 : Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people : for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. Luke, xi. 49, 50: Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute : that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, &c. do. xviii. 7,8: And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth ? Rev. vi. 10: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ? do. xix. 2.

great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying,

Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and 'shall be found no more at all. 10

22 And the “ voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom

and of the bride shall be heard no more

10 No longer. Ham.

k Jer. li. 63, 64: It shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates : and thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her.

Rev. xii. 8: And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. do. xvi. 20 : And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

m Isa. xxiv. 8: The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. Jer. vii. 34: Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride : for the land shall be desolate. do. xvi. 9: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride. do, xxv. 10: More.. over I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. do. xxxiii. 10, 11: Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place-the voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride. Ezek. xxvi. 13: I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease;. and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.

nJER. xxv. 10: The words under ver. 22.
• JER. xxxiii. 11: The words under ver. 22.

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at all in thee: for thy P merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy I sorceries were all nations deceived.

24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

CHAP. XIX. 1 God is praised in heaven for judging the great whore, and avenging

the blood of his saints : 7 the marriage of the Lamb : 10 the angel will not be worshipped : 17 the fowls called to the great slaughter.

AND after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia ; 1 • Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God :

2 For a true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.?

3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her f smoke rose up 3 for ever and ever.

4 And the four and twenty elders and the · Praise the Lord. Pu. 2 shed by her hand. Gen. 3 ascendeth up.

Ham. PIsa. xxiii. 8: Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth?

. See on Rev. xvii. 1, 2, 5. Rev. xvii. 6.

s Jer, li. 49: As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

CHAP. XIX. a Rev. xi. 15: The seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven.

b Ver. 3, 4, 6.

c Rev. iv. 11: Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. See on Rev. vii. 10, 12.

d See on Rev. xv. 3.
e See on Rev. xviii. 20.
f Rev. xviii. 9, 18. See on Rev. xiv. 11.
8 See on Rev. iv. 4, 6, 10.

four beasts 4 fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, h Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, · Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both k small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the m Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him : for the marriage of the Lamb is

4 living creatures. Pu.

b1 CHR. xvi. 36: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD. Neh. v. 13: I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise.-And all the congregation said. Amen, and praised the LORD. do. viii: 6: And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands : and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. Rev. v. 14: And the four beasts said, Amen.

i Ps. cxxxiv. 1 : Bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD.—do. cxxxv. 1: Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye

the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the Lord.

k Rev. xx, 12. See on do. xi. 18. I See on Rev. i. 15.

m Ps. xcvii. 1, 12: The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice ; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Rev. xi. 17: Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. do. xvi. 14: To gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. do. xxi. 22: The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. See on Rev. ix. 10.

n Isa. Ixi. 10: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Mat. xxii. 2, 3: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,

come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be P arrayed in fine linen, clean and white :5 for the fine linen is the 4 righteousness 6 of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, * Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper • bright. A. V.

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which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding : and they would not come.

do. xxv. 10: While they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage : and the door was shut. Luke, xiv. 15, 16 : When one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many. 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Eph. v. 32: This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Rev. xxi. 2, 9: I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

• Isa. lii. 1: Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncir. cumcised and the unclean.

P Ps.xlv. 13, 14: The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought unto the king, in raiment of needlework : the virgins her_companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. Ezek, xvi. 10: I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. Rev. iii. 18: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich ; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear. See on Rev. iii. 4.

9 Ps. cxxxii. 9: Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

* MAT. xxii. 2, 3. LUKE, xiv. 15, 16: The words under ver. 7. Rev. iii. 20 : Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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