A revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his slaves the things which must occur with speed, and he signified by sending his angel to his slave John, who bore witness of the word of God and the witness of Jesus Christ, as many things as he saw. 3 Blessed are the one who reads and the ones who hear the words of this prophecy and who keep the things that have been written in it, for the time is near.
4 John to the seven churches in Asia: Grace and peace to you from the one who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven spirits which are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and who has loosed us out of our sins by his blood, 6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him is the glory and the might unto the ages of the ages: Amen.
7 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye and those who pierced him will see him, and all the tribes of the land will wail over him. Yes, amen.
8 I am the alpha and omega, says the Lord God, the one who is and the one who was and the one who is coming, the Almighty.
9 I John, your brother and co-sharer in the affliction and kingdom and endurance in Jesus, came to be in the island that is called Patmos on account of the word of God and the witness of Jesus. 10 I came to be in the spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a scroll and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” 12 And I turned to see the voice which spoke with me; and having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed to the feet and girdled round at the breasts with a golden girdle; 14 and his head and hairs were white as wool, white as snow, and his eyes like a flame of fire, 15 and his feet like burnished brass that had been fired in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of many waters, 16 and he had seven stars in his right hand, out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was as the sun shines in its power. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; and he placed his right hand on me saying, “Fear not: I am the first and the last 18 and the living one, and I became dead and behold I am alive unto the ages of the ages, and I have the keys of death and of hades. 19 Therefore write the things which you saw and the things which are and the things which are about to occur after these things. 20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw on my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the messengers of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
“To the messenger of the church in Ephesus write: The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands, says these things: 2 I know your works and labor and your endurance, and that you cannot bear bad men, and did try the ones who call themselves apostles and are not, and did find them liars; 3 and you have endurance and bore because of my name, and have not grown weary. 4 But I have against you that you left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; and if not I am coming to you and will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent. 6 But you have this, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 The one who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who overcomes I will give to him to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
8 “And to the messenger of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who became dead and lived again, says these things: 9 I know your affliction and poverty, but you are rich, and the railing of those who call themselves Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison in order that you may be tried, and you will have affliction ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 The one who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who overcomes will by no means be hurt by the second death.
12 “And to the messenger of the church in Pergamum write: The one who has the sharp two-mouthed sword says these things: I know where you dwell; where the throne of Satan is; and that you hold my name, and did not deny my faith even in the day of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you, because you have those there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat idol sacrifices and to commit fornication. 15 So you also have those who likewise hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Therefore repent; otherwise, I will come quickly and will fight with them with the sword of my mouth. 17 The one who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give to those who overcome of the manna that has been hidden, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone will have been written a new name, which no man knows except the one who receives it.
18 “And to the messenger of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, the one who has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet like burnished brass: 19 I know your works and your love and your ministry and your endurance, and that your last works are more than the first. 20 But I have this against you that you permit the woman Jezabel, the one who calls herself a prophetess, and who teaches and deceives my slaves to commit fornication and to eat idol sacrifices; 21 and I gave her time in order that she might repent, and she does not wish to repent of her fornication. 22 Behold, I am casting her into a bed, and the ones who are committing adultery with her into her great affliction, unless they shall repent of her works; 23 and I will kill her children with death; and all the churches will know that I am the one who searches kidneys and hearts, and I will give to each one of you according to your works. 24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, as many as do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they say, I am not casting another burden on you; nevertheless hold what you have until I shall come. 26 And the one who overcomes and who keeps my works until the end, I will give him authority over the nations, 27 and he will shepherd them with an iron staff, as the clay vessels are broken, as I also have received from my Father, 28 and I will give him the morning star. 29 Let the one who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
”And to the messenger of the church in Sardis write: The one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says these things: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, and yet you are dead. 2 Be watching, and establish the remaining things which are about to die; for I have not found your works fulfilled before my God; 3 remember therefore how you have received and heard, and keep and repent. If therefore you do not watch, I will come as a thief, and by no means will you know at what hour I will come on you. 4 But you have a few names in Sardis which did not defile their garments, and they shall walk with me in white garments, because they are worthy. 5 The one who overcomes shall be clothed like this in white garments, and by no means will I blot out his name out of the scroll of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. 6 Let the one who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
7 “And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write: The holy one, the true one, the one who has the key of David, the one who opens and no one shall shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things: 8 I know of your works; behold, I have given before you an opened door, which no one can shut; because you have a little power, and did keep my word and did not deny my name. 9 Behold, I will make some of the synagogue of Satan, the ones who call themselves Jews, and they are not but they lie; behold, I will make them that they shall come and they shall worship before your feet, and they shall know that I loved you. 10 Because you kept my word to endure, I also will keep you out of the trial that is about to come on all the inhabited earth, to try the ones who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly, hold what you have, in order that no one takes your crown. 12 The one who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the shrine of my God, and by no means will he go forth any longer, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, of the new Jerusalem descending out of heaven from my God, and my new name. 13 Let the one who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
“And to the messenger of the church in Laodicea write: The
Amen, the faithful and true witness, the chief over God's creation
says these things: 15 I know of your works, that you are neither cold
nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you
are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit you out
of my mouth. 17 Because you say, I am rich and have become rich and
have no need, and do not know that you are the one who is wretched
and pitiable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I counsel you to buy
from me gold that has been refined by fire in order that you may
be rich, and white garments in order that you may be clothed and the
shame of your nakedness may not be manifested, and eye-salve to
anoint your eyes in order that you may see. 19 As many as I love I
rebuke and chasten; therefore be hot and repent. 20 Behold, I stand
at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I
will enter to him and will dine with him and he with me. 21 The one
who overcomes, I will give him to sit with me in my throne, as I
also overcame and sat with my Father in his throne. 22 Let the
one who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the
And behold, after these things I saw a door that was opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard like a trumpet spoke with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must occur after these things.” Immediately I became in the spirit; 2 and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one was sitting on the throne, 3 and the one who sat was like in appearance to a jasper stone and a sardius, and there was a rainbow around the throne like to an emerald in appearance. 4 And around the throne I saw twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones twenty-four elders who were clothed in white garments, and on their heads were golden crowns. 5 And out of the throne came forth lightnings and sounds and thunders; and seven lamps were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; 6 and before the throne was as a glassy sea like crystal; and in the midst of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes front and back. 7 And the first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature had the face of a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four living creatures, each one having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they have no respite from saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God the Almighty, the one who was and the one who is and the one who is coming.” 9 And whenever the living creatures shall give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, to the one who lives unto the ages of the ages, the twenty-four elders who sit before the throne will fall, and they will worship the one who lives unto the ages of the ages and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things, and on account of your will they are and were created.”
And I saw on the right hand of the one who sat on the throne a scroll that had been written within and on the reverse side, that had been sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loosen its seals?” 3 And no one was able in heaven nor on the earth nor underneath the earth to open the scroll nor to look at it. 4 And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll nor to look at it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, overcame to open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a lamb standing looking as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God that have been sent into all the earth. 7 And he came and took the scroll out of the right hand of the one who sat on the throne. 8 And when he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each one having harps and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying, “You are worthy to receive the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain and by your blood you purchased to God people out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 and made them a kingdom and priests unto God, and they will reign on the earth.” 11 And I saw, and I heard a sound of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying, “The Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And I heard every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and underneath the earth and on the sea and all things in them saying, “To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb belong the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might unto the ages of the ages.” 14 And the four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell and worshiped.
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a sound of thunder, “Come.” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse, and the one who sat on it had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he went forth overcoming and in order that he might overcome. 3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” 4 And another horse went forth, red, and to him who sat on it was given to take peace out of the earth in order that they shall slay one another, and a great sword was given to him. 5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” And I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one who sat on it had a balance in his hand. 6 And I heard as a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” 7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale green horse, and the one who sat on it was named Death, and Hades 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 wild beasts of the earth. 9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of the ones who had been slain on account of the word of God and on account of the witness which they had. 10 And they cried with a loud voice saying, “Until when, holy and true Master, will you not judge those who dwell on the earth and avenge our blood?” 11 And a white robe was given to each one of them, and they were told that they should rest a little time yet, until their fellow-slaves and their brothers, who were about to be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and a great earthquake occurred, and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood, 13 and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree being shaken by a strong wind casts its unripe figs, 14 and the heaven departed as a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth and the great men and the chiliarchs and the rich men and the strong men and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, 16 and they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath came, and who can stand?”
After this I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, in order that wind should not blow on the earth nor on the sea nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel coming up from the rising of the sun, having a seal of the living God, and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was given to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth nor the sea nor the trees, until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred forty-four thousand who were sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5 twelve thousand who were sealed of the Judah tribe, twelve thousand of the Reuben tribe, twelve thousand of the Gad tribe, 6 twelve thousand of the Asher tribe, twelve thousand of the Nephtalim tribe, twelve thousand of the Manassah tribe, 7 twelve thousand of the Simeon tribe, twelve thousand of the Levi tribe, twelve thousand of the Issachar tribe, twelve thousand of the Zebulon tribe, twelve thousand of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand of the tribe of Benjamin who were sealed. 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great crowd, which no one was able to number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, who were clothed with white robes, with palms in their hands; 10 and they cried in a loud voice saying, “Salvation to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb.” 11 And all the angels stood round the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength to our God unto the ages of ages: Amen.” 13 And one of the elders answered and said to me, “Who are these ones that are clothed in the white robes and from where did they come?” 14 And I said to him, “My Lord, you know.” And he told me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great affliction and washed their robes and whitened them in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his shrine, and the one who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will not hunger any longer nor will they thirst any longer, neither will the sun nor any heat fall on them, 17 because the Lamb in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and will lead them upon fountains of living waters; and God will wipe off every tear out of their eyes.”
And when he opened the seventh seal, a silence occurred in heaven about a half-hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels who stood before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
3 And another angel who had a golden censer came and stood on the altar, and much incense was given to him, in order that he would give it with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the saints went up before God out of the hand of the angel. 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar and cast it into the earth; and there occurred thunders and sounds and lightnings and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves in order that they might trumpet. 7 And the first trumpeted; and there occured hail and fire that had been mixed with blood and it was cast to the earth; and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and all the green grass was burnt up. 8 And the second angel trumpeted; and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea; and the third part of the sea became blood, 9 and the third of the creatures in the sea, that had souls, died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel trumpeted; and a great star fell out of heaven burning like a lamp, and it fell onto the third part of the rivers and onto the fountains of the waters. 11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many of the men died from the waters because they were made bitter. 12 And the fourth angel trumpeted; and the third part of the sun and the third part of the moon and the third part of the stars were struck, in order that the third part of them might be darkened and the day might not appear for the third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I saw, and heard one eagle flying in the mid-heaven saying with a great loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the ones who dwell on the earth from the remaining voices of the trumpets of the three angels that are about to trumpet.”
And the fifth angel trumpeted; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and the key of the shaft of the abyss was given to it. 2 And he opened the shaft of the abyss; and a smoke went up out of the shaft like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the shaft. 3 And locusts came forth out of the smoke to the earth, and authority was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have authority. 4 And it was said to them that they should not harm the grass of the earth nor any greenstuff nor any tree, except the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment is the torment of a scorpion, whenever it stings a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death and by no means will they find it, and they will long to die and death will flee from them. 7 And the likenesses of the locusts is like horses that have been prepared for war, and on their heads were crowns like gold, and their faces were like men's faces, 8 and they had hairs like women's hair, and their teeth were like those of lions, 9 and they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of many chariots of horses running to war. 10 And they have tails and stings like scorpions, and their authority is to harm men five months with their tails. 11 They have a king over them, the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon. 12 The first woe passed away; behold yet two woes come after these things.
13 And the sixth angel trumpeted; and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet, “Loose the four angels that have been bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels that had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year were loosed, in order that they should kill the third part of men. 16 And the number of body of the cavalry soldiers was two myriads of myriads; I heard their number. 17 And thus I saw the horses and the ones who sat on them in the vision, having breastplates that were fire-colored and dusky red and sulfurous; and the horses' heads were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur proceeded out of their mouths. 18 The third part of men were killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the sulfur that proceeded out of their mouths. 19 For the horses' authority is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, with heads, and they do harm with them. 20 And the rest of men, who were not killed by these plagues, did not even repent of the works of their hands, in order that they would not worship demons and golden and silver and bronze and stone and wooden idols, which can neither see nor hear nor walk, 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their fornication nor of their thefts.
And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, who was clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow on his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet were like pillars of fire, 2 and who had a little unopened scroll in his hand. And he placed his right foot on the sea, and his left on the land, and cried with a loud voice like a lion roars. And when he cried, the seven thunders spoke with their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; and I heard a voice out of heaven saying, “Seal the things which the seven thunders spoke, and you may not write them.” 5 And the angel, whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land, lifted his right hand to heaven, 6 and swore by the one who lives unto the ages of the ages, who created the heaven and the things in it and the earth and the things in it and the sea and the things in it, that there shall be no more time, 7 but in the days of the seventh angel's voice, when he was about to trumpet, even the mystery of God was finished, as he preached to his slaves the prophets. 8 And the voice, which I heard out of heaven, again spoke with me and said, “Go take the opened scroll that is in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 9 And I went away toward the angel, telling him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and devour it, and it will embitter your stomach, but it will be sweet as honey in your mouth.” 10 And I took the little scroll out of the angel's hand and devoured it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth; and when I ate it, my stomach was made bitter. 11 And they said to me, “You must prophesy again before peoples and nations and tongues and many kings.”
And they gave me a reed like a staff, saying, “Rise and measure the shrine of God and the altar and the ones worshiping in it. 2 And cast outside the court outside of the shine and do not measure it, because it was given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city forty-two months. 3 And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand two-hundred sixty days while clothed in sack-clothes. 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wishes to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouths and devours their enemies; and if anyone should wish to harm them, he will be killed this way. 6 These have the authority to shut heaven, in order that rain may not fall during the days of their prophecy, and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish. 7 And whenever they finish their witness the beast that is coming out of the abyss will make war with them and will overcome them and will kill them. 8 And their corpses will lie on the open street of the great city which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where indeed their Lord was crucified. 9 And they of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will see their corpses for three and one-half days, and they will not allow their corpses to be placed in a tomb. 10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and be glad, and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.” 11 And after the three and one-half days a spirit of life out of God entered into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on the ones who beheld them. 12 And they heard a loud voice out of heaven saying to them, “Come up here;” and they went up to heaven in the cloud, and they beheld their enemies. 13 And a great earthquake occurred in that hour, and the tenth part of the city fell, and seven thousand names of men were killed in the earthquake, and the rest became terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe passed away; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
15 And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign unto the ages of the ages.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who sat on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, “We thank you, O Lord God the Almighty, the one who is and the one who was, because you have taken your great power and have reigned; 18 and the nations were wrathful, and your wrath has come with the time of the dead to be judged and to give the reward to your slaves the prophets and to the saints and to the ones who fear your name, to the small and to the great, and to destroy the ones who are destroying the earth.” 19 And God's shrine in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his shrine, and lightnings and voices and thunders and an earthquake and a great hail occurred.
And a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman who had been clothed with the sun, and the moon underneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head 2 and she was pregnant, crying and suffering labor pains, and was distressed to give birth. 3 And another sign was seen in heaven, and behold, a great red dragon, which had seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads, 4 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 about to give birth, in order that when she gave birth he might devour her child. 5 And she bore a son, a male, who would shepherd all the nations with an iron staff; but her child was seized to God and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the desert, where a place had been prepared for her by God, in order that they might nourish her there for a thousand two hundred sixty days. 7 And war occurred in heaven, Michael and his angels making war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels warred but did not prevail, neither was their place still found in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast, the old serpent who is called Devil and the Satan, the one who deceives the whole inhabited earth, was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now has come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers was cast, the one who accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the lamb and because of the word of their witness, and they did not love their lives until death. 12 Therefore be glad, heavens and those who tabernacle in them; woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil came down to you with great anger, knowing that he has little time.” 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he pursued the woman who bore the male. 14 And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she might fly to the desert to her place, where she was nourished away from the face of the serpent for a time and times and half of a time. 15 And the serpent cast a river out of his mouth behind the woman, in order that he might make her to be carried off by the river. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, the ones who keep the commandments of God and who have the witness of Jesus; 18 and he stood on the sand of the sea.
And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, which had ten horns and seven heads, and ten diadems on its horns, and blasphemous names on its heads. 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave to it his power and his throne and great authority. 3 And one of its heads was as it had been slain to death, and the stroke of its death was healed. And all the earth wondered after the beast, 4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can make war with it?” 5 And to it was given a mouth that spoke great things and blasphemies, and to it was given authority to act forty-two months. 6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and those who tabernacle in heaven. 7 And it was given to it to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 8 And all those who dwell on the earth will worship him, each one whose name has not been written in the scroll of life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear let him hear. 10 If anyone is for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be killed by a sword, he must be killed by a sword. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
11 And I saw another beast coming out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, and spoke as a dragon. 12 And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before it. And it makes the earth and those dwelling in it that they shall worship the first beast, of which the stroke of its death was healed. 13 And it does great signs, that it even makes fire to come down out of heaven before men. 14 And it deceives the ones who dwell on the earth to make an image of the beast, who has the stroke of the sword and lived again. 15 And it was given to it to give spirit to the image of the beast, in order that the image of the beast might even speak, and might make as many as might not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And it makes all men, the small and the great, both the rich and the poor, both the free men and the slaves, that they should give to them a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and so that no one could buy or sell except they had the mark, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 Here is wisdom. The one who has reason, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred sixty-six.
And I looked, and behold, I saw the Lamb standing on the mount Sion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and the name of his Father which had been written on their foreheads. 2 And out of heaven I heard a sound like a sound of many waters and like a sound of loud thunder, and the sound which I heard was like that of harpers harping with their harps. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no man could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, those who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are celibate. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he may go. There were purchased from men as the first-fruit to God and to the Lamb. 5 And no lie was found in their mouth; they are unblemished.
6 And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, who had the eternal gospel to preach over the ones who sat on the earth and over every nation and tribe and tongue and people, 7 saying in a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to him and worship the one who made the heaven and the earth and sea and fountains of waters, because the hour of His judgment has come.” 8 And another angel, the second, followed saying, “Fell, fell the great Babylon, which has made all the nations to drink of the wine of the anger of her fornications.” 9 And another angel, the third, followed them saying in a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 even he shall drink of the wine of the anger of God that has been mixed undiluted in the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented by fire and sulfur before the holy angels and the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up unto ages of ages, and they who worship the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name, have no rest day and night.”
And I saw another great and wonderful sign in heaven, seven angels who had the seven last plagues, because the finished anger of God was in them. 2 And I saw what looked like a glassy sea that had been mixed with fire, and those who overcame the beast and its image and the number of its name were standing on the glassy sea, having harps from God. 3 And they were singing the song of Moses, God's slave, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Your works are Great and wonderful, O Lord God the Almighty; your ways are righteous and true, the king of the nations; 4 who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? Because only you are holy, because all the nations will come and will worship before you, because your ordinances were made manifest.” 5 And after these things I saw, the shrine of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened 6 and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came forth out of the shrine, clothed in clean bright linen and girdled around their breasts with golden girdles. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the anger of God who lives unto the ages of the ages. 8 And the shrine was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter into the shrine until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
And I heard a great loud voice out of the shrine saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour the seven bowls of God's anger onto the earth.” 2 And the first went away and poured out his bowl onto the earth; and a bad and evil sore came on the men who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. 3 And the second poured out his bowl onto the sea; and it became as a dead man's blood, and the things in the sea, every living soul, died. 4 And the third poured out his bowl onto the rivers and the fountains of the waters; and the waters became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “You are righteous, the one who is and who was, the holy one, because you judge these things, 6 because they shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given to them blood to drink; they are worthy.” 7 And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, O Lord God the Almighty, your judgments are true and righteous.” 8 And the fourth poured out his bowl onto the sun; and it was given to him to burn men with fire. 9 And men were burnt with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who had authority over these plagues, and they did not repent to give glory to him. 10 And the fifth poured out his bowl onto the throne of the beast; and its kingdom became darkened, and they gnawed their tongues from the pain, 11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven from their pain and from their sores, and they did not repent of their works. 12 And the sixth poured out his bowl onto the great river Euphrates; and its water was dried up in order that the way of the kings might be prepared from the rising of the sun. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet; for they are the spirits of demons who do signs, which go forth unto the kings of the whole inhabited earth, to assemble them to the war of the great day of God the Almighty. 15 “Behold I am coming as a thief; blessed is the one who watches and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and men see his shame.” 16 And they assembled them in the placed that is called Harmegedon in Hebrew. 17 And the seventh poured out his bowl on the air; and out of the shrine a great loud voice came out of the throne saying, “It has occurred.” 18 And there were lightnings and voices and thunders, and a great earthquake such as had not occurred since man was on the earth, such an earthquake, so great. 19 And the great city became split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And Babylon the great was remembered before God to give her the cup of the wine of the anger of his wrath. 20 And every island fled, and mountains were not found. 21 And a great hail like a talent in size came down on men out of heaven; and men blasphemed God from the plague of hail, because its plague was exceedingly great.
And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came, and spoke with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth practiced fornication, and those who dwelt on the earth became drunk from the wine of her fornication.” 3 And he carried me away in the spirit into a desert. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, that was filled with blasphemous names, and that had seven heads and ten horns. 4 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 that was filled with abominations and the unclean things of her fornication, and on her forehead a name had been written, a mystery, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk from the blood of the saints and from the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And seeing her I wondered with a great wonder. 7 And the angel said to me, “Why did you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast carrying her that has the seven heads and the ten horns. 8 The beast which you saw was and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction; and those who dwell on the earth, those whose name has not been written on the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder upon seeing the beast that was and is not and is present. 9 Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, where the woman sits on them, and they are seven kings: 10 the five fell, the one is, and the other has not yet come, and whenever he comes he must remain a little while. 11 And the beast which was and is not, even he is an eighth, and is of the seven and goes to destruction. 12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but receive authority as kings for one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” 15 And he says to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns and the beast which you saw, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolated and naked, and will eat her flesh, and will consume her with fire; 17 for God put into their hearts to do his mind, and to make them of one mind and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God shall be accomplished. 18 And the woman whom you saw is the great city that has dominion over the kings of the earth.”
After these things I saw another angel coming down out of heaven, having great authority, and the earth was enlightened by his glory. 2 And he cried in a strong voice saying, “Fell, fell Babylon the great, and became a dwelling-place of demons and a prison of every unclean and hated bird, 3 because all the nations have drunk of the wine of the anger of her fornication, and the kings of the earth practiced fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich from the power of her luxuries.” 4 And I heard another voice out of heaven saying, “Come out, my people, out of her, lest you share in her sins, and you receive her plagues; because her sins are joined together piled up to heaven, and God remembered her misdeeds. 6 Give back double to her as indeed she gave back, double according to her works; mix her double in the cup in which she mixed; 7 by what things she glorified herself and luxuriated, give her by so much an equal amount of torment and sorrow. Because in her heart she says, ‘I sit a queen and I am not a widow and by no means do I see sorrow;’ 8 therefore in one day her plagues will come, death and sorrow and famine, and she will be consumed with fire; because the Lord God who judges her is strong. 9 And the kings of the earth who practiced fornication and luxuriated with her will weep and wail over her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing from afar because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon the strong city, because in one hour your judgment came.’ 11 And the merchants of the earth weep and sorrow over her, because no one buys their cargo any more, 12 cargo of gold and of silver and of valuable stone and of pearls and of fine linen and of purple and of silk and of scarlet, and all thyine wood and every ivory vessel and every vessel of very valuable wood and of bronze and of iron and of marble, and cinnamon and spice and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and oil and fine meal and corn and beasts of burden and sheep, and of horses and of carriages and of bodies, and souls of men. 14 And the fruit of the lust of your soul went away from you, and all the sumptuous things and the bright things perished from you, and no more by any means shall you find them. 15 The merchants of these things, who have been rich from her, will stand weeping and sorrowing from afar because of the fear of her torment, 16 saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, who had been clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and who had been gilded with gold and valuable stone and pearl, 17 because in one hour such great wealth was made desolate.’ And every steersman and every one who sails to a place and sailors and as many as work the sea, who saw the smoke of her burning stood from afar and cried out saying, ‘What is like the great city?’ 19 And they cast dust on their heads and cried out weeping and sorrowing, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, by which all who have ships in the sea were rich from her worth, because in one hour she was made desolate.’ 20 Be glad over her, heaven and saints and apostles and prophets, because God judged her judgment of you. 21 And one strong angel lifted a stone as a great millstone, and threw it into the sea saying, ‘Thus Babylon the great city shall be thrown with a rush, and shall not be found any longer. 22 And sounds of harpers and of musicians and of flutists and of trumpeters shall not be heard in you any longer, and every craftsman of every craft shall not be found in you any longer, and a mill's sound shall not be heard in you any longer, 23 and a lamp's light shall not shine in you any longer, and the voice of bridegroom and of bride shall not be heard in you any longer; because your merchants were the great ones of the earth, because by your sorcery all the nations were deceived, 24 and in her were found blood of prophets and of saints and of all those who were slain on the earth.’”
After these things I heard as a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven saying, “Hallelujah: Salvation and glory and power of our God, because his judgments are true and righteous; because he judged the great harlot who defiled the earth with her fornication, and he avenged the blood of his slaves out of her hand.” 3 And again they said, “Hallelujah; and her smoke goes up unto the ages of the ages.” 4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell and worshiped God who was sitting on the throne, saying, “Amen, hallelujah.” 5 And a voice came out from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all his slaves, you who fear him, the small and the great.” 6 And I heard what sounded like a great crowd and what sounded like many waters and what sounded like strong thunders saying, “Hallelujah, because the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and exult, and we will give the glory to him, because the marriage of the Lamb came, and his wife prepared herself, 8 and she was permitted to be clothed with bright clean fine linen; for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.” 9 And he told me, “Write; blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These words of God are true.” 10 And I fell before his feet to worship him. And he said to me, “See, do not do it; I am a fellow slave with you and your brothers who have the witness of Jesus; worship God. For the witness of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
11 And I saw heaven opened, and beheld a white horse, and the one sitting on it was called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, he has a name written which no one knows except himself, 13 and is clothed with a garment dipped in blood, and his name has been called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven followed him on white horses, dressed in white clean fine linen. 15 And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp sword, in order that with it he may smite the nations; and he will shepherd them with an iron staff; and he treads the wine-press of the wine of anger, of the wrath of the Almighty God. 16 And he has on the garment and on his thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven, “Come, assemble to the great supper of God, 18 in order that you may eat flesh of kings and flesh of chiliarchs and flesh of strong men and flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and flesh of all men both free and slave, both small and great.” 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war with the one who sat on the horse and with his army. 20 And the beast was seized and with it the false prophet who did the signs before it, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image; the two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, who had the key of the abyss and a great chain on his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the old serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the abyss, and shut and sealed him over, in order that he should deceive the nations no longer, until the thousand years are finished; after these things he must be loosed a little time. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them, the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the witness of Jesus and because of the word of God, and who did not worship the beast nor its image and did not receive the mark on their forehead and their hand; and they lived again and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 The rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him the thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be loosed out of his prison, 8 and will go forth to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them to the war, of whom their number is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up over the breadth of the land, and encircled the camp of the saints and the beloved city; and fire came down out of heaven and devoured them; 10 and the Devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and sulphur, where also were the beast and the false prophet, and they will be tormented day and night unto the ages of the ages.
11 And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it from who's face the earth and the heaven fled and a place was not found for them. 12 And I saw the dead, the great and small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened; and another scroll was opened, which was the scroll of life; and the dead were judged by the things written in the scrolls according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead in them, and they were judged each one according to their works. 14 And death and hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15 And if anyone was found not written in the scroll of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea was no longer. 2 And I saw the holy city new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, that had been prepared as a bride who had been adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, “Behold, the tent of God is with men, and he will camp with them, and they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them, 4 and will wipe off every tear out of their eyes, and death will be no longer, nor sorrow nor clamor nor pain will be any longer because the first things passed away.” 5 And the one who sat on the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.” And he says, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done. I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. 7 To the one who thirsts I will give freely out of the fountain of the water of life. The one who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be a son to me. 8 But for the cowardly and unbelieving and foul and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all the liars their part shall be in the lake that burns with fire and with sulphur, which is the second death.”
9 And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, filled with the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he bore me away in spirit onto a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God; its light was like a very valuable stone, as a jasper stone clear as crystal; having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and names inscribed, which are of the twelve tribes of sons of Israel. 13 From the east three gates, from the north three gates, from the south three gates and from the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a golden measure reed, in order that he might measure the city and its gates and its wall. 16 And the city lies square with its length as much as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed at twelve thousand stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall a hundred and forty-four cubits, a measure of a man, which the angel used. 18 And the coping of its wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the city wall were adorned with every precious stone; the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth, sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprasus, the eleventh hyacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; respectively each one of the gates was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold like transparent glass. 22 And I did not see a shrine in it; for the glory of God enlightened it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And the nations shall walk about by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it; 25 and by no means may its gates be shut by day, for there shall be no night there; 26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 And by no means may any profane thing enter into it nor anyone who makes an abomination or a lie, only those who have been written in the Lamb's scroll of life.
And he showed me a river of living water bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the its street and on both sides of the river was a tree of life producing twelve fruits, each month rendering its own fruit, and the leaves of the tree will be for the healing of the nations. 3 And every curse will be no longer. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his slaves will do service to him, 4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no longer, and they have no need of the light of lamp and of the light of sun, because the Lord God will shed light on them, and they will reign unto the ages of the ages.
6 And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true, and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his slaves the things which must occur quickly. 7 ‘And behold I am coming quickly.’ Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this scroll.”
8 And I John am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and I saw, I fell to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 And he told me, “See that you do not do this; I am a fellow-slave of you and of your brothers the prophets and of the ones who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God.” 10 And he tells me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this scroll; for the time is near. 11 The one who acts unjustly let him act unjustly still, and the filthy one let him act filthily still, and the righteous one let him do righteousness still, and the holy one let him be holy still.”
I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to each man
according to his work. 13 I am the alpha and the omega, the
first and the last, the beginning and the end. 14 Blessed are the
ones who wash their robes, in order that they will have authority
over the tree of life and they may enter into the city by the gates.
15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the
murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and makes a lie.
16 “I Jesus sent my angel to you to witness these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And the one who hears let him say, “Come.” And the one who thirsts let him come, the one who wishes let him take the water of life freely.
18 I witness to everyone who hears the words of the scroll of this prophecy: If anyone adds to them, God will add upon him the plagues that have been written in this scroll; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and out of the holy city, of the things that have been written in this scroll.
20 The one who witnesses these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all.