The Secret Revelation Of John
I. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants what things must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant John; who testified of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, of whatever things he saw. Happy he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep the things written therein; for the time is at hand.
John to the seven churches which are in
Asia: Grace to you, and peace, from him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven spirits that are before his throne; and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to God and his Father, to him be the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen.
Behold, he comes amidst the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they who pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, he who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
I, John, your brother, and partner with you in the affliction, and kingdom, and patient endurance in Jesus, was in the island called
Patmos, on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying: What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamus, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lamp-stands; and in the midst of the lamp-stands one like to the Son of Man, clothed with a garment falling down to the feet, and girded round at the breasts with a golden girdle. But his head and his hairs were white, as white wool, as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet were like to burnished brass, as if burning in a furnace; and his voice was as the sound of many waters. And he had in his hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shining in his strength.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying: Fear not: I am the first and the last, and the living one; and I became dead, and behold I am alive forevermore; and I have the keys of death and of the underworld. Write therefore the things which thou sawest, and the things which are, and the things which shall be after these; the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest on my right hand, and the seven golden lamp-stands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches; and the seven lamp-stands are the seven churches.
II. To the angel of the church in
write: These things says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lamp-stands. I know thy works, and thy labor and patience, and how thou canst not bear evil men; and thou didst try those who say they are apostles, and are not, and didst find them liars; and thou hast patience, and didst bear for my name's sake, and hast not been weary. Ephesus
But I have this against thee, that thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou hast fallen, and repent, and do the first works; but if not, I am coming to thee, and will remove thy lamp-stand out of its place, if thou repent not.
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him that overcomes, to him I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
And to the angel of the church in
write: These things says the first and the last, who became dead, and lived again. I know thy affliction, and poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer. Behold, the Devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye will have affliction ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life. Smyrna
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He that overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
And to the angel of the church in Pergamus write: These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan is; and thou holdest fast my name, and didst not deny the faith in me, even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
But I have a few things against thee. Thou hast there men holding the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things offered to idols, and to commit fornication. Thus thou also hast men holding the teaching of the Nicolaitans, in like manner. Repent therefore; but if not, I come to thee quickly, and will make war with them, with the sword of my mouth.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him that overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna; and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives it.
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things says the Son of God, who has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet are like to burnished brass. I know thy works, and thy love, and faith, and service, and patience; and thy last works are more than the first.
But I have against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess; and she teaches and seduces my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things offered to idols. And I gave her time that she might repent; and she will not repent of her fornication. Behold, I cast her into a bed, and those who together with her commit adultery, into great affliction, if they repent not of their works. And her children I will slay with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the reins and hearts; and I will give to you every one according to your works.
But to you I say, the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, who knew not the depths of Satan, as they speak: I put upon you no other burden; but that which ye have, hold fast till I come. And he that overcomes, and he that keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of a potter are they dashed in pieces, as I also have received from my Father; and I will give him the morning star.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
III. And to the angel of the church in
write: These things says he who has the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars. I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the remaining things, that were ready to die; for I have not found thy works complete before my God. Remember therefore how thou hast received, and didst hear, and keep, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come upon thee. Sardis
But thou hast a few names in
, which did not defile their garments; and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy. Sardis
He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white garments; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, and I will acknowledge his name before my Father, and before his angels.
He that 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 the Holy, the True, he who has the key of David, he who opens, and no one shall shut, and shuts, and no one opens. I know thy works. Behold, I have set before thee a door opened, which no one can shut; because thou hast little power and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name.
Behold, I make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and they are not, but do lie, behold, I will make them to come and bow down before thy feet, and to know that I loved thee. Because thou didst keep my word of patient endurance, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which is about to come upon the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth.
I come quickly; hold fast that which thou hast, that no one may take thy crown. He that overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my new name.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
And to the angel of the church in
write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot. I would thou wert cold or hot. So, because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest: I am rich, and have gotten wealth, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art the wretched and the pitiable one, and poor, and blind, and naked; I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and the shame of thy nakedness not be made manifest, and to anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent. Laodicea
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any one hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and I will sup with him and he with me. He that overcomes, I will give to him to sit with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
IV. After these things I saw, and, behold, a door set open in heaven, and that first voice (which I heard as of a trumpet speaking with me) saying: Come up hither, and I will show thee what things must take place after these. 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 in appearance to a jasper and sardine stone; and there was a rainbow round the throne, like in appearance to an emerald; and around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceed lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God; and before the throne as it were a sea of glass like to crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, four animals full of eyes before and behind. And the first animal was like to a lion, and the second animal like to a calf, and the third animal having its face as of a man, and the fourth animal like to an eagle flying. And the four animals had each of them six wings apiece; around and within they are full of eyes; and they have no rest by day and by night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God the Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.
And when the animals shall give glory, and honor, and thanksgiving, to him who sits upon the throne, to him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before him who sits upon the throne, and will worship him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying: Worthy art thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory, and the honor, and the power; because thou didst create all things, and because of thy will they were, and were created.
V. And I saw, on the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back side, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice: Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose its seals?
And no one was able, in heaven, nor on the earth, nor under the earth, to open the book, nor to look thereon. And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book, nor to look thereon.
And one of the elders says to me: Weep not; behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, prevailed to open the book, and its seven seals.
And I saw, in the midst of the throne and of the four animals, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as if having 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 has taken the book out of the right hand of him who sits upon the throne. And when he took the book, the four animals, and the twenty-four elders, fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden cups full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. And they sing a new song, saying: Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open its seals; because thou wast slain, and didst redeem to God by thy blood out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation; and didst make them unto our God a kingdom and priests, and they will reign on the earth.
And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels, around the throne and the animals and the elders, and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb that has been slain, to receive the 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 on the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: To him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, be the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the dominion, forever and ever. And the four animals said: Amen. And the elders fell down and worshiped.
VI. And I saw, when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four animals saying, as a voice of thunder: Come! And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he who sat on him having a bow; and a crown was given to him; and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second animal saying: Come! And there went forth another horse that was red. And to him who sat thereon it was given to take away peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another; and there was given to him a great sword.
And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third animal saying: Come! And I saw, and behold a black horse, and he who sat on him having a balance in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four animals, saying: A quart of wheat for a denáry, and three quarts of barley for a denáry; and: Hurt not the oil and the wine.
And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth animal saying: Come! And I saw, and behold a pale horse; and he who sat on him, his name was Death, and the underworld followed with him. And authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slain on account of the word of God, and on account of the testimony which they had. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth? And a white robe was given to each one of them; and it was said to them, that they should rest yet a little time, until also their fellow-servants and their brethren, who are about to be killed as they were, should be fully numbered.
And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became all as blood; and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig-tree casts its untimely figs, when shaken by a great wind; and the heaven parted asunder as a scroll rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the chief captains, and the rich men, and the strong men, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; and they say to the mountains and to the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; because the great day of his wrath is come, and who is able to stand?
VII. And after this, I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
And I saw another angel coming up from the rising of the sun, 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: Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads.
And I heard the number of the sealed. A hundred and forty-four thousand were sealed, out of every tribe of the sons of
. out of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Issachar, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand; out of the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand, were sealed. Israel
After these things I saw, and behold a great multitude, which no one could number, out of every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palms in their hands. And they cry with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God, who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb. And all the angels were standing round the throne and the elders and the four animals, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God, saying: Amen; the blessing, and the glory, and the wisdom, and the thanksgiving, and the honor, and the power, and the might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.
And one of the elders answered, saying to me: These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and whence came they? And I said to him: Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who come out of the great affliction, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tabernacle over them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun fall upon them, nor any heat; because the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will lead them to the fountains of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
VIII. And when he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about half an hour.
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and there were given to them seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should give it to the prayers of all the saints, upon the golden altar which is before the throne. And there went up the smoke of the incense to the prayers of the saints, out of the hand of the angel, before God.
And the angel has taken the censer; and he filled it out of the fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth. And there followed thunders, and lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves, that they might sound.
The first sounded; and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast into the earth, and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
And the second angel sounded; and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatures that are in the sea, that have life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded; and there fell out of heaven a great star, burning as a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of the 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, that the third part of them might be darkened, and the day not shine for a third part of it, and the night in like manner.
And I saw, and heard an eagle flying in mid-heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell upon the earth, by reason of the remaining voices of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!
IX. And the fifth angel sounded; and I saw a star fallen out of heaven to the earth, and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss. And he opened the pit of the abyss, and there went up 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 out of the smoke went forth locusts into the earth; and there was given to them power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was said to them, that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads. And it was given to them, that they should not kill them, but that they shall be tormented five months. And their torment is as the torment of a scorpion, when it has smitten a man.
And in those days men will seek death, and shall not find it; and they will desire to die, and death flees from them.
And the shapes of the locusts were like to horses prepared for battle; and on their heads were as it were 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 breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running into battle. And they have tails like to scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men, five months. They have over them a king, the angel of the abyss. His name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon; but in the Greek tongue he has for a name, Apollyon.
The first woe is past; behold, there come yet two woes, after these things.
And the sixth angel sounded; and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels who are bound, by the great river
Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, who had been prepared for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may slay the third part of men. And the number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred thousand thousand. 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 hyacinth, and like brimstone; and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions, and out of their mouths issue fire, and smoke, and brimstone. By these three plagues was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and the smoke, and the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For the power of the horses is in their mouth, and in their tails; for their tails are like to serpents, having heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of men, who were not killed in these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, and of silver, and of brass, and of stone, and of wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk; and they repented not of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
X. And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. And he had in his hand a little book opened. And he set his right foot upon the sea, and the left upon the land; and he cried with a loud voice, as a lion roars; and when he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; and I heard a voice out of heaven saying to me: Seal up the things which the seven thunders spoke, and write them not. And the angel, whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the land, lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things therein, and the earth and the things therein, and the sea and the things therein, that there shall be time no longer; but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then is the mystery of God finished, as he gave the joyful message to his servants the prophets.
And the voice which I heard out of heaven [I heard] again speaking to me, and saying: Go, take the little book which lies opened in the hand of the angel, who stands upon the sea and upon the land. And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me: Take, and eat it up; and it will make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it will be sweet as honey.
And I took the little book out of the hand of the angel, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth as honey, sweet; and when I had eaten it, my belly became bitter. And they say to me: Thou must again prophesy of many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
XI. And there was given me a reed, like to a staff, saying: Rise, and measure the
, and the altar, and those who worship therein. And the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; because it was given to the Gentiles, and they will tread down the holy city forty-two months. And I will give [power] to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. temple of God
These are the two olive-trees, and the two lamp-stands, which stand before the Lord of the earth. And if any one desires to hurt them, fire goes forth out of their mouth, and devours their enemies; and if any one desires to hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy; and have power over the waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they will.
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and will overcome them, and will kill them. And their remains are on the street of the great city, which spiritually is called
Sodom and , where their Lord also was crucified. And some out of the peoples, and tribes, and tongues, and nations, look on their remains three days and a half, and suffer not their dead bodies to be put into a tomb. And they who dwell on the earth rejoice ever them, and are glad; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Egypt
And after three days and a half, the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon those who beheld them. And they heard a loud voice out of heaven, saying to them: Come up hither. And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies beheld them.
And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand names; and the rest became afraid, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The second woe is past; behold, the third woe comes quickly.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed loud voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of the world is become our Lord's, and his Christ's; and he will reign forever and ever. And the twenty-four elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces, and worshiped God, saying: We give thanks to thee, O Lord God the Almighty, who art, and who wast; because thou hast taken thy great power, and didst reign. And the nations were enraged, and thy wrath came, and the time of the dead to be judged, and to give the reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those who fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth.
was opened in heaven, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple; and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and a great hail. temple of God
XII. And a great sign was seen 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 cries out, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And another sign was seen in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns. And his tail drags the third part of the stars of heaven; and it cast them to the earth.
And the dragon stands before the woman who was about to bring forth, that when she has brought forth, he may devour her child. And she brought forth a man-child, who will 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 by God, that they may nourish her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting with the dragon. And the dragon fought, and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who leads astray the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come the salvation, and the strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; because the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him, because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life, unto the death. For this cause rejoice, ye heavens, and they who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea! For the Devil is come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has little time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who brought forth the man-child. And there were given to the woman the two wings of the 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 enraged at the woman; and he departed to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus.
XIII. And I stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy; (and the beast which I saw was like to a leopard, and his feet as of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave to him his power, and his throne, and great authority;) and one of his heads as it were wounded unto death. And his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, because he gave the authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying: Who is like to the beast, and who is able to make war with him?
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great and blasphemous things; and power was given him to work forty-two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, those who tabernacle in heaven. And it was given him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and power was given him over every tribe, and tongue, and nation. And all who dwell upon the earth will worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb which is slain, from the foundation of the world.
If any one has an ear, let him hear.
If any one is for captivity, he goes into captivity; if any to be killed with the sword, he must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
And I saw 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 authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he does great signs, so that also he causes fire to come down out of heaven on the earth, in the sight of men; and he leads astray those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs which it was given him to do in the presence of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which has the wound of the sword, and lived. And it was given him to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should also speak, and should cause that as many as worship not the image of the beast should be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead; and that no one should be able to buy or sell, save he that has the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count up the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred and sixty-six.
XIV. And I saw, and behold, the Lamb stood on the
, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. mount Zion
And I heard a voice out of heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of loud thunder; the voice which I heard was as that of harpers, harping with their harps. And they sing as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four animals and the elders; and no one was able to learn the song, except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who are redeemed from the earth. These are they who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they who follow the Lamb, whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from men, a first-fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5And in their mouth was found no falsehood; for they are blameless.
And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people; saying with a loud voice: Fear God, and give glory to him, because the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, and sea, and fountains of waters.
And another, a second angel followed, saying:
the great is fallen, is fallen, because she has made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Babylon
And another, a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice: If any one worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead, or on his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his wrath, and shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
Here is the patience of the saints, who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
And I heard a voice out of heaven saying: Write, Happy are the dead who die in the Lord, henceforth; yea, says the Spirit, that they shall rest from their labors, for their works follow with them.
And I saw, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sitting like to the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came forth out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud: Put forth thy sickle, and reap; because the time to reap is come; because the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he who sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle upon the earth; and the earth was reaped.
And another angel came forth out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire; and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying: Put forth thy 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 the wine-press was trodden without the city, and blood came forth out of the wine-press, even to the bits of the horses, as far as a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
XV. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having seven plagues; which are the last, because in them is completed the wrath of God.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass, mingled with fire; and those who had gained the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having 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 thy works, Lord God the Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of the nations. 4Who shall not fear, O Lord, and glorify thy name? Because thou alone art holy; because all the nations shall come and worship before thee; because thy judgments are made manifest.
And after these things I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened; and there came forth the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure, shining linen, and girded about the breasts with golden girdles. And one of the four animals gave to the seven angels seven golden cups, 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 one was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels should be completed.
XVI. And I heard a loud voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels: Go, and pour out the seven cups of the wrath of God into the earth.
And the first departed, and poured out his cup into the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men who have the mark of the beast, and who worship his image.
And the second poured out his cup into the sea; and it became blood, as of a dead man; and every living thing died that was in the sea.
And the third poured out his cup into the rivers, and the fountains of water; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying: Righteous art thou, who art and who wast holy, because thou didst thus judge; because they shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. They are worthy. And I heard, out of the altar, one saying: Even so, Lord God the Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
And the fourth poured out his cup upon the sun; and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who has the power over these plagues, and repented not, to give him glory.
And the fifth poured out his cup upon the throne of the beast; and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven, because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their works.
And the sixth poured out his cup upon the great river, the
Euphrates; and its water was dried up, that the way of the kings, who are from the rising of the sun, might be prepared. And I saw 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, three unclean spirits as frogs; for they are spirits of demons, working signs, which go forth over the kings of the whole habitable world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God the Almighty.
Behold, I come as a thief. Happy is he that watches, and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked and they see his shame.
And they gathered them into the place called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.
And the seventh poured out his cup upon the air; and there came forth a loud voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying: It is done. And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there was a man upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and
the great was remembered before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and mountains were not found. And great hail, as of a talent's weight, comes down out of heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God on account of the plague of the hail; because the plague thereof was exceeding great. Babylon
XVII. And there came one of the seven angels who have the seven cups, and talked with me, saying: Come hither; I will show thee the judgment of the great harlot, that sits upon many waters; with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication. And he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet beast, full of the names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and gilded with gold, and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus; and I wondered when I saw her, with great wonder. And the angel said to me: Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and is to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition; and they will wonder who dwell on the earth, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast, that he was, and is not, and shall come.
Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits. And they are seven kings; the five are fallen, and the one is; the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little time. And the beast that was, and is not, he also is an eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, who received no kingdom as yet; but receive authority as kings one hour, along with the beast. These have one mind, and give their power and authority to the beast. These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them; because he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they who are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
And he says to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes, and nations and tongues. And the ten horns, and the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her up with fire. For God put it into their hearts to do his will, and to form one purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
And the woman which thou sawest is the great city, which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.
XVIII. After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried with a strong voice, saying:
the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become a habitation of demons, and a hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Because all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich out of the abundance of her luxury. Babylon
And I heard another voice out of heaven, saying: Come out of her, my people, that ye partake not in her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins reached unto heaven, and God remembered her iniquities. Reward her as she also rewarded, and render twofold according to her works; in the cup which she mixed, mix for her twofold. By as much as she glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so much torment and mourning give her; because in her heart she says: I sit a queen, and not a widow, and shall not see mourning. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned up with fire because strong is the Lord God who judged her.
And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her, shall weep, and shall lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning; standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying: Alas, alas, the great city Babylon, the mighty city! Because in one hour thy judgment is come.
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their lading any more; the lading of gold, and of silver, and of precious stones, and of pearls, and of fine linen, and of purple, and of silk, and of scarlet; and all citron wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel of most precious wood, and of brass, and of iron and of marble, and cinnamon, and amomum, and odors, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep; and [lading] of horses, and of chariots, and of slaves; and souls of men. And the fruit that thy soul desired departed from thee, and all the dainty and goodly things perished from thee, and thou shalt no more find them.
The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, saying: Alas, alas, the great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and gilded with gold, and precious stone, and pearls; because in one hour so great riches are made desolate.
And every pilot, and every one that sails to any place, and seamen, and as many as do business at sea, stood afar off, and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: Who is like to the great city! And they cast dust upon their heads, and cried out, weeping and mourning, saying: Alas, alas, the great city, whereby all that have the ships in the sea became rich by reason of her costliness; because in one hour she is made desolate.
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye saints, ye apostles, and ye prophets; because God judged your cause upon her.
And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: Thus with violence shall
the great city be cast down, and shall be found no more. And the voice of harpers, and of musicians, and of pipers, and of trumpeters, shall be heard in thee no more; and no craftsman, of whatever craft, shall be found any more in thee, and the sound of a millstone shall be heard in thee no more; and the light of a lamp shall shine in thee no more; and the voice of bridegroom and of bride shall be heard in thee no more; because thy merchants were the great men of the earth; because by thy sorcery all the nations were led astray. Babylon
And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints and of all that have been slain upon the earth.
XIX. After these things, I heard as it were a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, of those saying: Alleluia; the salvation, and the glory, and the power, are our God's; because true and righteous are his judgments; because he judged the great harlot, who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And a second time they said: Alleluia. And her smoke goes up forever and ever.
And the twenty-four elders, and the four animals, fell down and worshiped God, who sits on the throne, saying: Amen; Alleluia.
And a voice came out from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye who fear him, the small and the great.
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the sound of many waters, and as the sound of mighty thunders, saying: Alleluia; because the Lord God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult, and we will give to him the glory; because the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife made herself ready. And it was given her that she should be clothed in fine linen, pure and shining; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
And he says to me: Write, Happy are they 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 before his feet to worship him. And he said to me: See thou do it not. I am a fellow-servant of thee and of thy 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, called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he judges, and makes war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, which no one knows but he himself. And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called, The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white, pure. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he may smite the nations; and he will rule them with a rod of iron; and he treads the wine-press of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he has on his garment, 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 birds that fly in mid-heaven: Come, and gather yourselves together to the great supper of God; that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains of thousands, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all, 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 with him who sat on the horse, and with his army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his presence, with which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast, and who warship his image. The two were cast alive into the lake of fire, that burns with brimstone. And the rest were slain with the sword of him who sat upon the horse, which went forth out of his mouth; and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
XX. And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and set a seal over him, that he mislead the nations no more, until the thousand years are finished; after these he must be loosed a little time.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God, and whoever did not worship the beast, neither his image, and did not receive the mark upon the forehead, or upon their hand; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Happy and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection; on these the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
And when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be loosed out of his prison, and will go out to mislead the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up upon the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city; and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the Devil who misleads them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
And I saw a great white throne, and him who sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. And books were opened; and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life; and the dead were judged out of the things written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and the underworld gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged each one according to their works.
And death and the underworld were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
XXI. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying: Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and GOD-WITH-THEM himself will be their God. And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, nor shall mourning, nor crying, nor pain be any more; because the former things are passed away.
And he who sat upon the throne said: Behold, I make all things new. And he says: Write; because these words are faithful and true.
And he said to me: It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him that thirsts, of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit these things; and I will be to him a God, and he shall be to me a son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and defiled with abominations, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
And there came one from among the seven angels, who have the seven cups full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying: Come hither; I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God; her luminary like to a most precious stone, as it were to a jasper stone, clear as crystal; having a wall great and high; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel; on the east three gates, and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation-stones, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And he who talked with me had a golden reed for a measure, that he might measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lies foursquare, and its length is as great 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, the measure of a man, which is that of an angel. And the structure of its wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like to pure glass. The foundation-stones of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone. The first foundation-stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, hyacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass.
And I saw in it no temple; for the Lord God the Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb.
And the city has no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine on it; for the glory of God lightened it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations will walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it. And its gates will not be shut by day; for there will be no night there; and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. And there shall not enter into it any thing unclean, or that works abomination or falsehood; but they who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
XXII. And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of its street, and on either side of the river, was a tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. And there will be no more curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it; and his servants will serve him, and will see his face, and his name will be upon their foreheads. And there will be no night there; and they will have no need of a lamp, nor of the light of the sun, because the Lord God will give them light; and they will reign forever and ever.
And he said to me: These sayings are faithful and true; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show to his servants what things must shortly come to pass. Behold, I come quickly. Happy is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
And I, John, am he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel, who showed me these things. And he says to me: See thou do it not. I am a fellow-servant of thee and of thy brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the sayings of this book; worship God.
And he says to me: Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give to each one according as his work is. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Happy are they who wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.
I, Jesus, sent my angel, to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star.
And the Spirit and the bride say: Come. And let him that hears say: Come. And let him that thirsts, come; let him that will, take the water of life freely.
I testify to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any one shall add to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if any one shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written of in this book.
He who testifies these things, says: Yea, I come quickly. Amen; come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints.