The revelation of Jesus, the Messiah, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel to his servant John.
Who bore record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus, the Messiah, and of all things that he saw.
Blessed [is] he who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time [is] at hand.
John to the seven churches which are in Asia, "Grace [be] to you, and peace, from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His Throne;
And from Jesus, the Messiah, the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead [*!1 Kings 17:21 - 23, *!2 Kings 4:32 - 35, *!2 Kings 8:4 - 5, *!Mark 5:39 - 42, *!Luke 7:12 - 15, *!John 11:41 - 44], and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father, to Him [is] glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye will see him, and those [also] who pierced him, and all kindreds of the earth will wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
"I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord [God], who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
I John, who am also your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus, the Messiah, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus, the Messiah.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Saying, "I am alpha and omega, the first and the last; and, what you see, write in a book, and send [it] to the seven churches which are in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire;
And his feet like fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. [*Daniel 10:5 - 6]
And he had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and his countenance [was] as the sun shines in his strength.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as if dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying to me, "Do not fear; I am the first and the last.
I [am] he who lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of death.
Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will be hereafter;
The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches.
To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; 'These things says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you cannot bear those who are evil, and you have tried those who say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars,
And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.
Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against you, because you have left your first love.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of its place, unless you repent.
But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.
And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, 'These things says the first and the last, who was dead, and is alive;
I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
Fear none of those things which you should suffer, behold, the devil will cast [some] of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you will have tribulation ten days, be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt of the second death.
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says he who has the sharp sword with two edges;
I know your works, and where you dwell, [even] where Satan's seat [is], and you hold my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [was] my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the Children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.
So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows except him who receives [it].
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write; 'These things says the son of God, who has his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass;
I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last more than the first.
Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she did not repent.
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am he who searches the reins and hearts, and I will give to every one of you according to your works.
But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many who do not have this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you no other burden.
But that which you have [already] hold till I come.
And he who overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations.
And he will rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter they will be broken to shivers, even as I received of my Father.
And I will give him the morning star.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; 'These things says he who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you should not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you should not know what Hour I will come upon you.
You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
He who overcomes, the same will be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; 'These things says he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;
I know your works, behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it, for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them come and worship before your feet, to know that I have loved you.
Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the Hour of Temptation, which will come upon all the world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.
Behold, I come quickly, hold that which you have, that no man take your crown.
He who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go no more out, and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and [I will write upon him] my new name.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; 'These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot, I wish you were cold or hot.
So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold or hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and do not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked,
I counsel you to buy from me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and [that] the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten, be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock, if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcomes I will grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His Throne.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"
After this I looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard [was] as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter."
And immediately I was in the Spirit, and, behold, a Throne was set in heaven, and [One] sat on the Throne.
And He who sat was like seeing a jasper and a sardine stone, and [there was] a rainbow around the Throne, visually like an emerald.
And around the Throne [were] twenty four seats, and upon the seats I saw twenty four elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
And out of the Throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices, and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the Throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
And before the Throne [there was] a sea of glass like crystal, and in the midst of the Throne, and around the Throne, [were] four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the 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 each had six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within, and they rest not day and night, saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the Throne, who lives forever and ever,
The twenty four elders fall down before Him, who sat on the Throne, and they worship Him, who lives forever and ever, and they cast their crowns before the Throne, saying,
"You are worthy, O Lord [God], to receive glory and honor and power, for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created."
And I saw in His right hand, who sat on the Throne, a book written within and on the backside, sealed 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 in 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 one of the elders says to me, "Do not weep, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
And I beheld, and, look, in the midst of the Throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb, as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
And he came and took the book out of His right hand, who sat upon the Throne.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and twenty four elders fell down before the lamb, every one of them having harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of the saints.
And they sung a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof, for you were slain, for you have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
And have made us to our God kings and priests, and we will reign on the earth."
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels around the Throne and the beasts and the elders, and their number was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing."
And every 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, I heard saying, "Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power to Him who sits upon the Throne, and to the lamb forever and ever."
And the four beasts said, "Amen." And the twenty four elders fell down and worshiped Him, who lives forever and ever.
And I saw, and behold a white horse [*Zechariah 6:3], and he who sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "Come and see." And I beheld, and look a black horse [*Zechariah 6:2]; and he who sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and [see] you do not hurt the oil and the wine."
And I looked, and behold a pale horse [*Zechariah 6:3], and his name was Death, who sat on him, and Hell followed with him. And power was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held,
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, Holy and True, do You not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?"
And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together [*Isaiah 34:4, *21:104, *39:67]; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places [*Judith 16:15, *18:47, *78:20, *81:1 - 3].
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us," and hide us from the Face of Him who sits on the Throne, and from the wrath of the lamb,"
For the Great Day of His wrath has come; and who will be able to stand?
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the 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, "Do not hurt the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads."
And I heard the number of those who were sealed: a hundred [and] forty four thousand of all the tribes of the Children of Israel [were] sealed.
Of the tribe of Juda, twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand [were] sealed.
Of the tribe of Aser twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Nepthalim twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Manasses twelve thousand [were] sealed.
Of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand [were] sealed.
Of the tribe of Zabulon twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand [were] sealed. Of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand [were] sealed.
After this I beheld, and, look, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the Throne, and before the lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
And cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits upon the Throne, and to the lamb."
And all the angels stood around the Throne, and the elders and the four beasts, and they fell before the Throne on their faces, and worshiped God,
Saying, "Amen, Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, [is] to our God forever and ever. Amen."
And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "Who are these who are arrayed in white robes? And from where did they come?"
And I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are those who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white.
For the lamb which is in the midst of the Throne will feed them, and will lead them to living fountains of waters, and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes."
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God [*Tobit 12:15]; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the Throne.
And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
And the angel took the censer, and filled it out of the fire of the altar, and cast [it] into the earth, and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth; and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
And the second angel sounded, and as a great mountain burning with fire, it was cast into the sea; and the third part of the sea became blood;
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded, and a great star from heaven fell, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
And the name of the star is called Wormwood, and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day did not shine for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which have yet to sound!"
And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth, and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth, and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And it was commanded that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads.
And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.
And in those days will men seek death, and will not find it; and will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
And the shapes of the locusts [were] like horses prepared to battle; and on their heads [were] as crowns like gold, and their faces [were] as the faces of men.
And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as [the teeth] of lions.
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings [was] as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
And they had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue has [his] name Apollyon.
One woe has past; [and], behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, "Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. "
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men.
And the number of the army of the horsemen [were] two hundred thousand thousand, and I heard the number of them.
And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses [were] as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
And the rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues, yet did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk, [*Deuteronomy 4:28, *Psalms 115:4 - 8, *Wisdom of Solomon 13:10, *Wisdom of Solomon 15:15, *7:195]
Neither did they repent of their murders, nor of their sorcery, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire,
And he had in his hand a little book open, and he set his right foot upon the sea, and [his] left [foot] on the earth,
And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roars, and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write, and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them."
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, "Go [and] take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which stands upon the sea and upon the earth."
And I went to the angel, and said to him, "Give me the little book." And he said to me, "Take [it], and eat it up; and it will make your belly bitter, but it will be in your mouth sweet as honey."
And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey, and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
And he said to me, "You must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."
And there was given me a reed like a rod, and the angel stood, saying, "Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and those who worship therein.
But the court which is outside the temple, leave out, and do not measure it; for it is given to the Gentiles, and they will tread the holy city under foot for forty two months.
And I will give [power] to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies, and if any man will hurt them, he must be killed in this manner.
These have power to shut heaven, that it does not rain in the days of their prophecy, and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
And when they will have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, and will overcome them, and kill them.
And their dead bodies [will lie] in the street of the great city, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where our master was also crucified.
And those of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations will see their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not let their dead bodies be put in graves.
And those who dwell upon the earth will rejoice over them, and be joyous, and will send gifts to one another; because these two prophets tormented those who dwelt on the earth.
And after three and a half days, the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon those who saw them.
And they heard a great voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
And the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake seven thousand names of men were slain, and the remnant were frightened, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe has past; [and], behold, the third woe comes quickly.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of His Messiah; and He will reign forever and ever."
And the twenty four elders, who sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God,
Saying, "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which are, and were, and are to come; because You have taken Your great power to You, and have reigned.
And the nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should give reward to Your servants, to the prophets, and to the holy, and to those who fear Your name, small and great; and should destroy those who destroy the earth."
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His covenant, and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
And being with child, she cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth, and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and her child was caught up to God, and [to] His Throne.
And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared from God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] sixty days.
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels,
And did not prevail; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation has come, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Messiah, for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives to the death.
Therefore rejoice, [you] heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man [child].
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood.
And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus, the Messiah.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast.
And they worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who [is] like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them, and power was given to him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all who dwell upon the earth will worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If any man has an ear, let him hear.
He who leads into captivity will go into captivity, he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceives those who dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and lived.
And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads,
And that no man might buy or sell, except he who had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let he who has understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred sixty six.
And I looked, and, look, a lamb stood on the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred [and] forty four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
And I heard a voice 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,
And they sung as it were a new song before the Throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders, and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty four thousand, who were redeemed from the earth.
These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the lamb wherever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits to God and the lamb.
And in their mouth was found no guile, for they are without fault before the Throne of God.
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the Hour of His Judgment has come, and worship Him who made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
And there followed another angel, saying, "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If any man worships the beast and his image, and receives [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The same will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the lamb,
And the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever, and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. "
Here is the patience of the saints, here [are] those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write, Blessed [are] the dead who die in the Lord from now on, 'Indeed,' says the Spirit, 'that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.'"
And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in your sickle, and reap, for the time has come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe."
And he who sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also, having a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe."
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast [it] into the great wine press of the wrath of God.
And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous [are] Your works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] Your ways, You King of the holy.
Who will not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For [You] only [are] Holy, for all nations will come and worship before You; for Your judgments are made manifest."
And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened,
And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And one of the four beasts gave to the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast, and [upon] those who worshiped his image.
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man], and every living soul died in the sea.
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
And I heard the angel of the waters say, "You are righteous, O Lord, who is, and was, and should be, because You have judged thus."
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy."
And I heard another out of the altar say, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] Your judgments."
And there one of the seven angels came, who had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, "Come here; I will show to you the judgment of the great whore who sits upon many waters,
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication."
So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness, and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication,
And upon her forehead [was] a name written, 'Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth.'
And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus, and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
And the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
The beast that you saw was, and is not; and will ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition, and those who dwell on the earth will wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
And here [is] the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
And there are seven kings, five fell, and one is, [and] the other did not come yet; and when he comes, he must continue a short space.
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.
And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings for one hour with the beast.
These have one mind, and will give their power and strength to the beast.
These will make war with the lamb, and the lamb will overcome them, for he is lord of lords, and king of kings, and those who are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful."
And he says to me, "The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these will hate the whore, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
For God has put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.
And the woman whom you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth."
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen, and has become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
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." [*Jeremiah 51:7 - 8]
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that you do not become partakers of her sins, and that you do not receive of her plagues.
For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works, in the cup which she has filled, fill to her double.
How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, give her so much torment and sorrow, for she says in her heart, 'I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will see no sorrow.'
Therefore her plagues will come in one Day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong [is] the Lord God who judges her.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, will bewail her, and lament for her, when they will see the smoke of her burning,
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one Hour has Your judgment come.'
And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise anymore,
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
And the fruits that your soul lusted after have departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly have departed from you, and you should find them no more at all.
The merchants of these things, who were made rich by her, will stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
And saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
For in one Hour such great riches were desolated.' And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What [city is] like this great city!'
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were all who had ships in the sea made rich by reason of her costliness! For in one Hour she was desolated.'
Rejoice over her, [you] heaven, and [you] holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her."
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence will that great city Babylon be thrown down, and will not be found any more at all.
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, will no longer be heard at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatever craft [he is], will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a millstone will no longer be heard in you at all;
And the light of a candle will no longer shine in you at all; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will no longer be heard in you at all, for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.
And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all who were slain upon the earth."
And after these things I heard a great voice of many people in heaven, saying, "Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, to the Lord our God,
For true and righteous [are] His judgments, for He has judged the great whore, who was corrupting the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of His servants at her hand."
And again they said, "Alleluia." And her smoke rose up forever and ever.
And the twenty four elders and the four beasts fell down and worshiped God who sat on the Throne, saying, "Amen; Alleluia."
And a voice came out of the Throne, saying, "Praise our God - all His servants, and you who fear Him, both small and great."
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 Lord God omnipotent reigns.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him, for the marriage of the lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready."
And to her it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And he says to me, "Write, Blessed [are] those who are called to the marriage supper of the lamb." And he says to me, "These are the true sayings of God."
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, "See [you do it] not, I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus, worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he who sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness does he judge and make war.
His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew but he himself.
And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron, and he treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he has on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, king of kings, and lord of lords.
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 to the supper of the great God;
That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all [men, both] free and bond, both small and great."
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who did miracles before him, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast, and those who worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him who sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth, and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and 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.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them, and [I saw] the souls of those who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with the Messiah a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This [is] the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy [is] he who has part in the first resurrection, on such, the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and will reign with him a thousand years.
And when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be loosed out of his prison,
And will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, the number of which [is] as the sand of the sea.
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city, and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
And I saw a great white Throne, and Him who sat on it, from whose Face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there no place was found for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them, and they were judged, each according to their works.
And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them, [and be] their God.
And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither will there be any more pain, for the former things passed away."
And He said to me, "It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End [*Isaiah 41:4, *Isaiah 44:6, *Isaiah 48:12, *57:3]. I will give to him who is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
He who overcomes will inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he will be My son."
And there came to me one of the seven angels [*74:30 - 31] which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the bride, the lamb's wife."
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
And had a great and high wall, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels [*74:30 - 31], and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the Children of Israel,
On the east, three gates; on the north, three gates; on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb.
And he who talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth, and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred [and] forty four cubits, [according to] the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper, and the city [was] pure gold, like clear glass.
And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; each of the gates was out of one pearl, and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
And I saw no temple therein, for the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it, for the glory of God enlightens it, and the lamb [is] the light thereof.
And the nations of those who are saved will walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
And the gates of it will not be shut at all by day, for there will be no night there.
And they will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
And there will in no wise enter into it anything that defiles, neither works abomination, or [makes] a lie, but those who are written in the lamb's book of life.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the Tree of Life, which bore twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month, and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
And there will no longer be curse, but the Throne of God and the lamb will be in it; and His servants will serve Him,
And there will be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun [*76:13]; for the Lord God gives them light [*Book of Enoch 1:8, *Psalms 36:9, *Isaiah 60:19, *39:69], and they will reign forever and ever.
And he said to me, "These sayings [are] faithful and true, and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show to His servants the things which must shortly be done.
And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.
Then says he to me, "See [you do it] not, for I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the sayings of this book, worship God."
And he says to me, "Do not seal the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
He who is unjust, let him be unjust still, and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still, and he who is righteous, let him be righteous still, and he who is holy, let him be holy still.
I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Blessed [are] those who do His commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
For outside [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.
I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star."
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let him who hears say, "Come." And let him who is athirst come. And whoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
For I testify to every man who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, "If any man will add to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book,
And if any man will take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book."
He who testifies these things says, "Surely I come quickly." Amen. Even so, come, master Jesus.
The grace of our master Jesus the Messiah be with you all. Amen.