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W a NEW HEAVEN Heb. ii. 5.

2 Pet. iii. 13

the Christ, and will reign with the dead which were in them ;
him the thousand years and they were judged, every

6 And after the thousand one, according to their works:
years, Satan will be loosed 13 and Death and the Grave
from his prison:

were cast into the lake of fire; 7 and will come out to de- this, is the SECOND DEATH: c. xxi. 9. ceive the nations which are in 14 and, if any one was not the four corners of the earth, found written in the BOOK OF Gog and Magog, to gather LIFE, he was cast into the lake them together to the battle: of fire. the number of whom is as the sand of the sea :

CHAPTER XXI.
8 and they went up on the
breadth of the earth, and sur- AND I saw a NEW HEAVEN Heb. i.
rounded the camp of the saints, and a NEW EARTH: for
and the beloved city: but, fire the first heaven and the first
came down from God out of earth were passed away; the
heaven, and devoured them: sea, also, was no more:

9 and the Devil, that deceived 2 and I saw the Holy City,
them, was cast into the lake the New Jerusalem, coming
of fire and brimstone, where down from God out of heaven,
also are the wild-beast and the prepared as a bride adorned
false prophet; and they will for her husband :
be tormented, day and night, 3 and I heard a loud voice
for ever and ever.

out of heaven, saying, “ Be-
10 And I saw a great white “ hold, the Tabernacle of God
throne, and Him who sat on it, “is with men, and He will
from whose face the earth and “dwell with them, and they
the heaven fled away; and no “shall be His people, and God
place was found for them: “ Himself will be with them :

11 and I saw the dead stand- 4 " and He will wipe away ing before the throne, and they “every tear from their eyes ; c. vii. 17. opened the Books; and another “ and death shall be no more, book was opened, which is the “neither sorrow, nor crying; BOOK OF LIFE: and the dead “ neither shall pain be any were judged from the things “ more, for the former things that were written in the Books, “ are passed away !" according to their works; 5 And he who sat on the

12 and the sea gave up the throne said, “ BEHOLD, I dead which were in it; and “MAKE ALL THINGS NEW !” death and the grave gave up 6 And he said to me, “ Write,

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“ that these are the true and at the gates twelve angels; and “ faithful words of God.” on the gates, were names writ

7 And he said to me, “ I, the ten, which are the names of
Alpha and the OMEGA, the the twelve tribes of the child-
“ beginning and the end, have ren of Israel :
“ done! to him that is athirst, 14 on the east were three
“ I will freely give of the foun- gates ; and on the north three
tain of the water of life: gates; and on the south three

8 “ to him that overcometh, gates; and on the west three
“ I will give these things; and gates :
“ I will be his God, and he 15 and the wall of the city
“ shall be my son.

had twelve foundations; and,
9 “ But, to the fearful, and on them, the names of the
“ unbelieving, and sinful, and Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.
" abominable, and murderers, 16 And he that spake to me,
" and whoremongers, and sor- had for a measure a golden
“ cerers, and idolaters, and to reed, to measure the city, and
“ all liars, I will give them its gates :
“ their portion in the lake that 17 and the City lieth four-
“ burneth with fire and brim- square; and its length is the
“ stone; which is the SECOND same as its breadth: and he
“ DEATH."

measured the City with the 10 And one of the seven an- reed, twelve thousand furgels that had the Seven Cups longs : its length twelve thoufull of the Seven last Scourges sand, and its breadth and its came and spake to me, saying, height are equal : “ Come hither; I will shew 18 and its wall is an hundred “ thee the Bride, the Wife of and forty-four cubits, according “ the Lamb:”

to the measure of a man, that 11 and he carried me away, is, of an angel : in the spirit, to a great and 19 and, the structure of its high mountain, and shewed wall is jasper : and the city is me the Holy City, JERUSA- pure gold, like to clear glass : LEM, descending out of heaven 20 the foundations of the wall from God, having the glory of the city, are garnished with of God:

every precious stone : the first 12 its luminary, was like a foundation is jasper; the semost precious stone ; like a cond, sapphire; the third, chaljasper stone, clear as crystal: cedony; the fourth, emerald ;

13 it had a great and high 21 the fifth, sardonyx; the wall; it had twelve gates, and sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; river, the Tree of Life, bearing the ninth, topaz; the tenth, twelve fruits, and yielding, each chrysoprasus; the eleventh, ja- its fruit, every month : and the cinth; the twelfth, amethyst : leaves of the tree, were for the

22 and, the twelve gates are healing of the nations : twelve pearls; every several 31 and there will be no more gate was of one pearl: and the curse; but the throne of God street of the city is pure gold, and of the Lamb will be in it; transparent as glass.

32 and his servants will serve 23 And I saw no Sanctuary in him, and will see his face; and it, for the Lord God Almighty, bis name will be on their foreand the Lamb, are its Sanc- heads : tuary:

33 and there will be no night, 24 and, the city had no need and no need of a lamp, or of of the sun, nor of the moon, light; for, the Lord God will to shine in it: for, the Glory light them, and they will reign itself of God lighted it, and its for ever and ever. Lamp is the Lamb. 25 And the nations shall walk

CHAPTER XXII. by its light; and the kings of the earth bring, to Him, the AND he said to me,“ These glory and honour of the na “words are faithful and tions :

“ true: and the Lord God of the 26 and its gates shall not be “ spirits of the prophets hath daily shut; for there will be “sent his angel to shew to his no night there:

“ servants the things which 27 and they shall bring the “must shortly be done: glory. and honour of the na- 2 " and, behold, I come tions, that they may enter“ quickly: blessed is he who into it:

“ keepeth the words of the 28 and nothing that defileth, “ prophecy of this book !" or that worketh abomination, 3 And I, John, heard and or a lie, shall enter into it: but, saw these things: and when I they only who are written in had heard and seen them, I fell the Book of Life of the Lamb. down to worship before the feet

29 And he shewed me, in the of the angel that shewed me middle of its open place, a river these things : of Water of Life, clear as crys- 4 and he saith to me,“ See tal, proceeding from the throne thou do it not: for I am thy of God and of the Lamb; “ fellow-servant, and of thy 30 and, on either side of the “ brethren the prophets, and

c. v. 5.

“ of those who keep the words “ these things, concerning the “ of this book : worship God.” “ Churches.

5 And he saith to me, “ Seal 12 “ I am both the root and Rom. xv. 12. “ not the words of the prophecy " the off-set of David ; the “ of this book; for the time is “ bright morning star. “ at hand :

13“ And the Spirit, and the 6. “ he that is unjust, let him “ Bride, say, 'Come!' and let “ be unjust still; and he that “him that heareth, say, 'Come!' “ is filthy, let him be filthy « and let him that is athirst, “ still: and he that is just, “come; and let him, who will, “ let him be just still; and he take freely of the Water of " that is holy, let him be holy “ Life. “ still.

14 “ I testify, to every one 7 “ Behold, I come quickly; " that heareth the words of “ and my reward is with me, to “ the prophecy of this Book, “ render to every one accord- that, If any one add to them, “ ing as his work shall be: “God will add to him the

8“ I am the Alpha and “Scourges that are written in " the OMEGA, the first and the “ this Book : “ last, the BEGINNING and the 15 “ and, that if any one take “ END:

“ away from the words of the 9 ~ Blessed are they who “ Book of this Prophecy, God “ do His commandments, that " will take away his portion of “ they may have a right to “ the Tree of Life; and, of the “ the Tree of Life; and may " things of the Holy City, which “ enter, through the gates, “are written in this Book.” “ into the City :

16 He who testifieth these 10 “ without, are dogs, and things saith, “ Surely I come “ sorcerers, and whoremongers, “ quickly!” “ and murderers, and idolaters, 17 Amen! even so, come, " and every one that loveth and Lord Jesus ! “ maketh a lie.

18 The grace of the Lord Jesus 11“ I, JESUS, have sent Christ, be with all the saints ! “ my angel, to testify to you Amen!

THE END.

LONDON: -- PRINTED BY JAMES MOYES,

Castle Street, Leicester Square.

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