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of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, * These are the true sayings of God.
10 And 'I fel at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not : I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the " testimony of Jesus : worship God: for the "testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And WI saw heaven opened, and behold a I white horse ; and he that sat upon him was called 'Faithful and True, and in ' righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His a
eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had
• Rev. xxi. 5: These words are true and faithful. do. xxii. 6: These sayings are faithful and true.
+ See on Acts, x. 26.
Acts, x. 42: And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 1 Pet. i. 10, 11: Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
w Rev. xv. 5: And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.
* Rev. vi. 2: I saw, and behold a white horse : and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him : and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
y See on Rev. i. 14. 2 Ps. xlv. 3,4: Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Isa. xi. 4: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth : and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
a See on Rev. i. 14.
b Ver. 16. ISA. lxii. 3: Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Zec. ix. 16: And the Lord their God shall save
a 'name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture • dipped in bloodand his name is called The e Word of God.
14 And the farmies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, s clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And hout of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations : and he shall i rule them with a rod of iron : and he * treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, m KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
them in that day as the flock of his people : for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. Heb. ii. 9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for
Rev. vi. 2: The words under ver. ll. ¢ See on Rev. ii. 17.
a Isa. lxiii. 2, 3: Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone ; and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine
and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
e John, i. 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 John, v. 7: There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
fRev. xiv. 20: The winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles.
& See on Rev, iii. 4; also on ver. 8.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the " fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, ° Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God ;)
18 That ye may P eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And 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 s worshipped
the great supper of God. Pu.
Ver. 21. 1 Sam. xvii. 46 : This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand, and I will smite thee, and take thine bead from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth. Jer. vii. 33: The carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
• EZEK. xxxix. 17: Thus saith the Lord Gon; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
p Ezek. xxxix. 18, 20: Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth. Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.
9 See on Rev. xvi. 14, 18.
* Rev. xvi. 13: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come".out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. See on Mat. xxiv, 24.
s See on Rev. xiii. 12, 15.
his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the "sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth : and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
CHAP. XX. 2 Satan bound for a thousand years : 6 the first resurrection : they
blessed that have part therein: 7 Satan let loose again: 8 Gog and Magog : 10 the devil cast into the lake of fire and brimstone : 12 the last and general resurrection.
AND I saw an angel come down from heaven, a having the key of the bbottomless pit? and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and a bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and
I the abyss. Wh. the deep. Pu.
tRev. xx. 10. See on do. xiv. 10.
" Rev. xiv. 10: The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. do. xxi. 8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. See on Eph. vi. 17.
v Ver. 17, 18.
w Rev. xvii. 16: The ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
CHAP. XX. a See on Rev. i. 18. b See on Rev. ix. 1. c See on Rev. xii. 9.
d Tob. viii. 3 : The angel bound him [the evil spirit]. Jude, 6: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
shut him up, and set a seal upon him, ' that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled : and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw 5 thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, k neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and 'reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the
e Dan. vi. 17: And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
f Ver. 8. Rev. xvi. 14, 16. They are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
& Dan. vii. 9, 22, 27: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit.-And judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. See on Mat. xix. 28.
h Rev. vi. 9: I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. •
Rev. xiii. 12: He exerciseth 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. * See on Rev. ii. 17. See on Rom. v, 17.