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Book of Revelation

[from the BeComingOne Bible, 1993-2008 by Walter R. Dolen]

How to read this book:
Full of symbols;
Verbs without time;
Simultaneous events

<Rev 1:1> Revelation of Jesus Christ, which the God gave {aorist} Him to show His servants; things which must quickly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, <Rev 1:2> who bore witness to the word of the God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. <Rev 1:3> Happy is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. <Rev 1:4> 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 who are before His throne, <Rev 1:5> and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, <Rev 1:6> and is making {aorist} us kings and priests to the God and His Father, to Him be glory and dominion into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. Amen. <Rev 1:7> Lo, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see {fut} Him, even they who pierced {aorist} Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn {aorist} because of Him. Even so, Amen. <Rev 1:8> I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the BeComing-One {`Lord'}, who is and who was {imperfect} and who is to come, the Almighty {the all powerful}. <Rev 1:9> I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of the God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. <Rev 1:10> I was in the Spirit in the BeComing-One's {`Lord'} Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, <Rev 1:11> saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, and, What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. <Rev 1:12> Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, <Rev 1:13> and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. <Rev 1:14> His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; <Rev 1:15> His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; <Rev 1:16> He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. <Rev 1:17> And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as (if) dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. <Rev 1:18> I am He who is living, and I became dead, and lo, living I am into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. <Rev 1:19> Write the things which you see {aorist}, and the things which are {pres}, and the things which will of necessity come to be {aorist} with {or after} these (things). <Rev 1:20> The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.

<Rev 2:1> To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, "These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: <Rev 2:2> I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles {sent forth ones} and are not, and have found them liars; <Rev 2:3> and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. <Rev 2:4> Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. <Rev 2:5> Remember therefore from where you have fallen; think anew and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place; unless you think anew. <Rev 2:6> But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. <Rev 2:7> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of the God.'' <Rev 2:8> And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, "These things says the First and the Last, who died, and who came to life: <Rev 2:9> I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are an assembly of Satan {adversary}. <Rev 2:10> Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the Slanderer {the Devil} is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. <Rev 2:11> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.'' <Rev 2:12> And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, "These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: <Rev 2:13> I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan's {adversary's} throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan {adversary} dwells. <Rev 2:14> But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. <Rev 2:15> Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. <Rev 2:16> `Think anew, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. <Rev 2:17> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.'' <Rev 2:18> And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, "These things says the Son of the God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: <Rev 2:19> I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. <Rev 2:20> Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. <Rev 2:21> And I gave her time to think anew of her sexual immorality, and she did not think anew. <Rev 2:22> Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they think anew of their deeds. <Rev 2:23> I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. <Rev 2:24> Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan {adversary}, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. <Rev 2:25> But hold fast what you have till I come. <Rev 2:26> And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations; <Rev 2:27> `He shall shepherd them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces together like the pottery; as I also have received from My Father; <Rev 2:28> and I will give him the morning star. <Rev 2:29> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.''

<Rev 3:1> And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, "These things says He who has the seven Spirits of the God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. <Rev 3:2> Be watching, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before My God. <Rev 3:3> Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and think anew. Therefore if you do not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. <Rev 3:4> You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. <Rev 3:5> He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels. <Rev 3:6> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'' <Rev 3:7> And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, "These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens: <Rev 3:8> I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little power {or little ability}, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. <Rev 3:9> Indeed I will make those of the assembly of Satan {adversary}, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie; look I will make them come and worship before your feet, and they will know that I have loved you. <Rev 3:10> Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will preserve you {keep watch over and guard; defend} out of the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. <Rev 3:11> Lo, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. <Rev 3:12> He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on 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 I will write on him My new name {the BeComing-One}. <Rev 3:13> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'' <Rev 3:14> And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, "These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of the God: <Rev 3:15> I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. <Rev 3:16> So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. <Rev 3:17> Because you say, `I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; <Rev 3:18> I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. <Rev 3:19> As many as I brotherly love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and think anew. <Rev 3:20> Lo, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. <Rev 3:21> To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. <Rev 3:22> He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.''

<Rev 4:1> With {or after} these things I saw {aorist}, and lo, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place with {or after} this. <Rev 4:2> Immediately I was in the Spirit; and lo, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. <Rev 4:3> And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. <Rev 4:4> Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. <Rev 4:5> And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of the God. <Rev 4:6> Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. <Rev 4:7> The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. <Rev 4:8> The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, BeComingOne {`Lord'} the God, the Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! <Rev 4:9> And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}, <Rev 4:10> the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne and will worship Him who lives into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, <Rev 4:11> You are worthy, O Lord {the BeComing-One}, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your wish they exist and were created.

<Rev 5:1> And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. <Rev 5:2> Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals? <Rev 5:3> And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. <Rev 5:4> So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. <Rev 5:5> But one of the elders said to me, Do not weep. Lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals. <Rev 5:6> And I looked, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of the God sent out into all the earth. <Rev 5:7> Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. <Rev 5:8> Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints {holies}. <Rev 5:9> And they sang a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to the God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, <Rev 5:10> And mades us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth. <Rev 5:11> Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, <Rev 5:12> saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing! <Rev 5:13> And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying, Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}! <Rev 5:14> Then the four living creatures said, Amen! And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}.

<Rev 6:1> Now I saw when the Lamb opened {aorist} one of the seals; and I heard {aorist} one of the four living creatures [four beasts] saying with a voice like thunder, Come and see. <Rev 6:2> And I looked, and lo, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. <Rev 6:3> When He opened {aorist} the second seal, I heard {aorist} the second living creature saying, Come and see. <Rev 6:4> Another fiery-red horse, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. <Rev 6:5> When He opened {aorist} the third seal, I heard {aorist} the third living creature say, Come and see. So I looked, and lo, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. <Rev 6:6> And I heard 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. <Rev 6:7> When He opened {aorist} the fourth seal, I heard {aorist} the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and see. <Rev 6:8> So I looked, and lo, a pale-green horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. <Rev 6:9> When He opened {aorist} the fifth seal, I saw {aorist} under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of the God and for the testimony which they held. <Rev 6:10> And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O BeComing-One {Lord}, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? <Rev 6:11> Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. <Rev 6:12> I looked {aorist} when He opened {aorist} the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. <Rev 6:13> And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. <Rev 6:14> Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. <Rev 6:15> And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, <Rev 6:16> and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! <Rev 6:17> For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?

<Rev 7:1> With {or after} these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. <Rev 7:2> Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, <Rev 7:3> saying, Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads. <Rev 7:4> And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand out of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: <Rev 7:5> out of the tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Gad twelve thousand were sealed; <Rev 7:6> out of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand were sealed; <Rev 7:7> out of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand were sealed; <Rev 7:8> out of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand were sealed; out of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed. <Rev 7:9> With {or after} these things I looked, and lo, a great multitude which no one could number, out of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, <Rev 7:10> and crying out with a loud voice, saying, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! <Rev 7:11> All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped the God, <Rev 7:12> saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. Amen. <Rev 7:13> Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from? <Rev 7:14> And I said to him, Sir, you know. So he said to me, These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. <Rev 7:15> Therefore they are before the throne of the God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. <Rev 7:16> They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; <Rev 7:17> for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And the God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

<Rev 8:1> When He opened {aorist} the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. <Rev 8:2> And I saw the seven angels who stand before the God, and to them were given seven trumpets. <Rev 8:3> Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints {holies} upon the golden altar which was before the throne. <Rev 8:4> And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints {holies}, ascended before the God from the angel's hand. <Rev 8:5> Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. <Rev 8:6> So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. <Rev 8:7> The first angel trumpeted {aorist}: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. <Rev 8:8> Then the second angel trumpeted {aorist}: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. <Rev 8:9> And a third of the living souls in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. <Rev 8:10> Then the third angel trumpeted {aorist}: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. <Rev 8:11> The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter. <Rev 8:12> Then the fourth angel trumpeted {aorist}: And a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. <Rev 8:13> And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!

<Rev 9:1> Then the fifth angel trumpeted {aorist}: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. <Rev 9:2> And he opened {aorist} the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. <Rev 9:3> Then out of the smoke locusts came into the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. <Rev 9:4> They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of the God on their foreheads. <Rev 9:5> And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. <Rev 9:6> In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. <Rev 9:7> The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. <Rev 9:8> They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. <Rev 9:9> And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. <Rev 9:10> They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. <Rev 9:11> And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon. <Rev 9:12> One woe is departing {aorist}. Lo, still two more woes are coming {pres} {pres} with {or after} these things. <Rev 9:13> Then the sixth angel trumpeted {aorist}: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before the God, <Rev 9:14> saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates. <Rev 9:15> So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. <Rev 9:16> Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two myriads of myriads {large number}; I heard the number of them. <Rev 9:17> And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, deep blue, and sulfur-like; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. <Rev 9:18> By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed {aorist}; by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. <Rev 9:19> For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. <Rev 9:20> But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not think anew of the works of their hands, that they should not worship daemons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. <Rev 9:21> And they did not think anew about their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

<Rev 10:1> I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. <Rev 10:2> He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, <Rev 10:3> and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. <Rev 10:4> Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them. <Rev 10:5> The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven <Rev 10:6> and swore by Him who lives into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, <Rev 10:7> but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to trumpet, the mystery of the God would be finished {aorist}, as He declared {aorist} to His servants the prophets. <Rev 10:8> Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth. <Rev 10:9> So I went to the angel and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me, Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth. <Rev 10:10> Then I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. <Rev 10:11> And he said to me, You must prophesy again before many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.

<Rev 11:1> Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, Rise and measure the temple of the God, the altar, and those who worship there. <Rev 11:2> But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot, forty-two months. <Rev 11:3> And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. <Rev 11:4> These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. <Rev 11:5> And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must of necessity be killed. <Rev 11:6> These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. <Rev 11:7> When they finish {aorist} their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them. <Rev 11:8> And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. <Rev 11:9> Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. <Rev 11:10> And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. <Rev 11:11> Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from the God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. <Rev 11:12> And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. <Rev 11:13> In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the earthquake seven thousand people were killed, and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. <Rev 11:14> The second woe is past. Lo, the third woe is coming quickly. <Rev 11:15> Then the seventh angel trumpeted {aorist}: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord {BeComing-One} and of His Messiah {Christ}, and He shall reign into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}! <Rev 11:16> And the twenty-four elders who sat before the God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped the God, <Rev 11:17> saying, We give You thanks, O BeComing-One {`Lord'}, the God, the Almighty, The One who is and who was {some texts have `and who is coming'}, Because You have taken {perf.} Your great power and reigned {aorist}. <Rev 11:18> The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints {holies}, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth. <Rev 11:19> Then the temple of the God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His Agreement {testament} was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.

<Rev 12:1> Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. <Rev 12:2> And being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. <Rev 12:3> And another sign appeared in heaven: lo, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. <Rev 12:4> His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. <Rev 12:5> She had produced {aorist} a male Child who of necessity is to shepherd all nations {Gentiles or non-Jewish peoples} with a rod of iron. And her Child was seized {aorist} unto the God and His throne. <Rev 12:6> Now the woman fled {aorist} into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by the God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. <Rev 12:7> And war occurred {aorist} in heaven: Michael and his angels warred {aorist} with {or after} the dragon; and the dragon and his angels warred {aorist}, <Rev 12:8> but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. <Rev 12:9> So the great dragon was cast out {aorist}, that serpent of old, called the Slanderer {the Devil} and Satan {adversary}, who deceives the whole world; he was cast {aorist} to the earth, and his angels were cast out {aorist} with him. <Rev 12:10> Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now has come {aorist} salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Messiah {Christ}, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, is thrown down {pres}. <Rev 12:11> And they overcame {aorist} him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love {aorist} their souls to the death. <Rev 12:12> Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the Slanderer {the Devil} comes down {aorist} to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time. <Rev 12:13> Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast {aorist} into the earth, he persecuted {aorist} the woman who gave birth {aorist} to the male Child. <Rev 12:14> But the woman was given {aorist} two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. <Rev 12:15> So the serpent cast {aorist} water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. <Rev 12:16> But the earth helped {aorist} the woman, and the earth opened {aorist} its mouth and swallowed {aorist} up the flood which the dragon cast {aorist} out of his mouth. <Rev 12:17> And the dragon was enraged {aorist} with the woman, and he went {aorist} to make war {aorist} with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of the God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

<Rev 13:1> Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw {aorist} a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. <Rev 13:2> And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave {aorist} him his power, his throne, and great authority. <Rev 13:3> And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded {perf}, and his deadly wound was healed {aorist}. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. <Rev 13:4> So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? <Rev 13:5> And he was given {aorist} a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given {aorist} authority to continue {aorist} for forty-two months. <Rev 13:6> Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against the God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. <Rev 13:7> It was granted {aorist} to him to make {aorist} war with the saints {holies} and to overcome {aorist} them. And authority was given {aorist} him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. <Rev 13:8> All who dwell on the earth will worship {aorist} him, whose names have not been written {perf} in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain {perf} from the foundation of the world. <Rev 13:9> If anyone has an ear, let him hear. <Rev 13:10> He who gathered {perf} into captivity, he shall go {aorist} into captivity; he who kills {aorist} with the sword must be killed {aorist} with the sword. Here is {pres} the patience and the faith of the saints {holies}. <Rev 13:11> Then I saw {aorist} another beast coming up {aorist} out of the earth, and he had {imf} two horns like a lamb and spoke {aorist} like a dragon. <Rev 13:12> And he exercises {pres} all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes {pres} the earth and those who dwell in it to worship {fut} the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed {aorist}. <Rev 13:13> He performs {pres} great signs, so that he even makes {pres} fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. <Rev 13:14> And he deceives {pres} those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make {aorist} an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. <Rev 13:15> He was granted {aorist} to give {aorist} breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak {aorist} and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. <Rev 13:16> He causes {pres} all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive {aorist} a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, <Rev 13:17> and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. <Rev 13:18> Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is six hundred sixty-six [666 {using Greek letters as numbers}].

<Rev 14:1> Then I looked {aorist}, and Lo, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father's name written on their foreheads. <Rev 14:2> And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. <Rev 14:3> They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. <Rev 14:4> These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to the God and to the Lamb. <Rev 14:5> And in their mouth was found {aorist} no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of the God. <Rev 14:6> Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the aeonian good news to preach to those who dwell on the earth; to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people; <Rev 14:7> saying with a loud voice, Fear the God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water. <Rev 14:8> And another angel followed {aorist}, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. <Rev 14:9> Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, <Rev 14:10> he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of the God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. <Rev 14:11> And the smoke of their torment ascends into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. <Rev 14:12> Here is the patience of the saints {holies}; here are those who keep the commandments of the God and the faith of Jesus. <Rev 14:13> Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, `Happy are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them. <Rev 14:14> Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. <Rev 14:15> And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. <Rev 14:16> So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. <Rev 14:17> Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. <Rev 14:18> 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, Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe. <Rev 14:19> So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of the God. <Rev 14:20> And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs.

<Rev 15:1> Then I saw {aorist} another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of the God is complete {aorist}. <Rev 15:2> And I saw {aorist} something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of the God. <Rev 15:3> They sing the song of Moses, the servant of the God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, BeComing-One {`Lord'} the God, the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints {holies}! <Rev 15:4> Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come {fut} and shall worship {fut} before You, For Your righteousness have been manifested {aorist}. <Rev 15:5> With {or after} these things I looked {aorist}, and lo, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened {aorist}. <Rev 15:6> And came forth {aorist} the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. <Rev 15:7> Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of the God who lives into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. <Rev 15:8> The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of the God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

<Rev 16:1> Then I heard {aorist} a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of the God on the earth. <Rev 16:2> So the first went and poured out {aorist} his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. <Rev 16:3> Then the second angel poured out {aorist} his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died. <Rev 16:4> Then the third angel poured out {aorist} his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. <Rev 16:5> And I heard the angel of the waters saying, You are righteous, O BeComing-One {`Lord'}, The One who is and who was and who is to be {or, see Gk. `who (is) holy'}, Because You have judged these things. <Rev 16:6> For they have shed the blood of saints {holies} and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due. <Rev 16:7> And I heard another from the altar saying, Even so, BeComing-One {`Lord'} the God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments. <Rev 16:8> Then the fourth angel poured out {aorist} his bowl on the sun, and power was given {aorist} to him to burn {aorist} men with fire. <Rev 16:9> And men were burned {aorist} with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of the God who has power over these plagues; and they did not think anew {aorist} and give Him glory. <Rev 16:10> Then the fifth angel poured out {aorist} his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. <Rev 16:11> They blasphemed {aorist} the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not think anew concerning their deeds. <Rev 16:12> Then the sixth angel poured out {aorist} his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. <Rev 16:13> And I saw {aorist} three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. <Rev 16:14> For they are spirits of daemons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of the God, the Almighty. <Rev 16:15> Lo, I am coming as a thief. Happy is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. <Rev 16:16> And they gathered {aorist} them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon {`mountain of Megiddo': 2 Kings 23:29; 2 Ch 35:22}. <Rev 16:17> Then the seventh angel poured out {aorist} his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done! <Rev 16:18> And there were {aorist} noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. <Rev 16:19> Now the great city was {aorist} (divided) into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered {aorist} before the God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. <Rev 16:20> Then every island fled away {aorist}, and the mountains were not found. <Rev 16:21> And great hail from heaven fell {pres} upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed the God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.

<Rev 17:1> Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke {aorist} with me, saying to me, Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, <Rev 17:2> with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication. <Rev 17:3> So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw {aorist} a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. <Rev 17:4> The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. <Rev 17:5> And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. <Rev 17:6> I saw {aorist} the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints {holies} and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. <Rev 17:7> But the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. <Rev 17:8> The beast that you saw {aorist} was, and is not, and will of necessity ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet shall be present {fut}. <Rev 17:9> Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. <Rev 17:10> There are also seven kings. Five have fallen {aorist}, one is {pres}, and the other has not yet come {aorist}. And when he comes {aorist}, he must continue a short time. <Rev 17:11> And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is out of the seven, and is going to destruciton. <Rev 17:12> The ten horns which you saw {aorist} are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive {aorist} authority for one hour as kings with the beast. <Rev 17:13> These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. <Rev 17:14> These will make war {fut} with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome {aorist} them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful. <Rev 17:15> Then he said to me, The waters which you saw {aorist}, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. <Rev 17:16> And the ten horns which you saw {aorist} on the beast, these will hate {fut} the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. <Rev 17:17> For the God has put it {aorist} into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of the God are fulfilled. <Rev 17:18> And the woman whom you saw {aorist} is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.

<Rev 18:1> With {or after} these things I saw {aorist} another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. <Rev 18:2> And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of daemons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! <Rev 18:3> For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. <Rev 18:4> And I heard {aorist} another voice from heaven saying, Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. <Rev 18:5> For her sins have reached to heaven, and the God has remembered her iniquities. <Rev 18:6> Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. <Rev 18:7> In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, `I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' <Rev 18:8> Therefore her plagues will come in one day; death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the BeComing-One, the God {Lord God}, who judges her. <Rev 18:9> The kings of the earth who committed fornication {aorist} and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, <Rev 18:10> standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, `Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.' <Rev 18:11> And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: <Rev 18:12> merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; <Rev 18:13> and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. <Rev 18:14> The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. <Rev 18:15> The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, <Rev 18:16> and saying, `Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! <Rev 18:17> For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.' Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance <Rev 18:18> and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, `What is like this great city?' <Rev 18:19> They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, `Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.' <Rev 18:20> Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles {sent forth ones} and prophets, for the God has exacted judicial judgment for you on her! <Rev 18:21> Then a mighty angel lifted {aorist} a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. <Rev 18:22> The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. <Rev 18:23> The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. <Rev 18:24> And in her was found {aorist} the blood of prophets and saints {holies}, and of all who were slain on the earth.

<Rev 19:1> With {or after} these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Alleluia! {see Psalms 150:1,6 etc., `Praise the BeComing-One'} Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the BeComing-One {Lord'} our God! <Rev 19:2> For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her. <Rev 19:3> Again they said, Alleluia! Her smoke rises up into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}! <Rev 19:4> And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped the God who sat on the throne, saying, Amen! Alleluia! {Praise the BeComing-One}<Rev 19:5> Then a voice came from the throne, saying, Praise our God {who is the BeComing-One}, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great! <Rev 19:6> And I heard {aorist}, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia! For the BeComing-One {`Lord'} the God, the Almighty reigns! <Rev 19:7> Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. <Rev 19:8> And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints {holies}. <Rev 19:9> Then he said to me, Write: `Happy are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' And he said to me, These are the true sayings of the God. <Rev 19:10> And I fell {aorist} at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship the God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. <Rev 19:11> And I saw {aorist} heaven opened, and lo, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. <Rev 19:12> His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name {BeComing-One} written that no one knew except Himself. <Rev 19:13> He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of the God. <Rev 19:14> And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. <Rev 19:15> And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will shepherd {fut} them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of the Almighty God. <Rev 19:16> And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. <Rev 19:17> Then I saw {aorist} an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, <Rev 19:18> that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great. <Rev 19:19> And I saw {aorist} the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. <Rev 19:20> And the beast was captured {aorist}, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These living were cast {aorist} alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. <Rev 19:21> And the rest were killed {aorist} with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

<Rev 20:1> Then I saw {aorist} an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. <Rev 20:2> He laid hold {aorist} of the Dragon, that Serpent of old, who is the Slanderer {the Devil} and Satan {adversary}, and bound him for a thousand years; <Rev 20:3> and he cast {aorist} him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up {aorist}, and set a seal  on him, so that he cannot deceive {aorist} the nations no more while the thousand years were being fulfilled {aorist}. (But after these things he must be released for a little while.) <Rev 20:4> And I saw {aorist} thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw {aorist} the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of the God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived {aorist} and reigned {aorist} with the Messiah {Christ} for a thousand years. <Rev 20:5> (But the rest of the dead did not live {aorist} [again] until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection. <Rev 20:6> Happy and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of the God and of the Messiah {Christ}, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. <Rev 20:7> (Now when the thousand years have expired {aor.}, Satan {adversary} will be released {fut} from his prison.) {this happens after the thousand years, cf. 20:3; Isa 24:22} <Rev 20:8> And he will go out to deceive {aorist} the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. {this happens before the thousand years, cf. 16:14,16;19:19; Ez 38:2, 8-9, 16, 18; 39:11, 17; Nah 1:9; see God's Wrath Paper} <Rev 20:9> They went up {aorist} on the breadth of the earth and surrounded {aorist} the camp of the saints {holies} and the beloved city. And fire came down {aorist} out of heaven and devoured {aorist} them. <Rev 20:10> The Slanderer {the Devil}, who deceived them, was cast {aorist} into the lake of fire and brimstone, where (are) the beast and the false prophet. And they will be tormented day and night into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. <Rev 20:11> And I saw {aorist} a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. <Rev 20:12> And I saw {aorist} the dead, small and great, standing before the God {throne}, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. <Rev 20:13> The sea gave up {aorist} the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up {aorist} the dead who were in them. And they were judged {aorist}, each one according to his works. <Rev 20:14> And Death and Hades were cast {aorist} into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. <Rev 20:15> And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast {aorist} into the lake of fire.

<Rev 21:1> And I saw {aorist} a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. <Rev 21:2> Then I, John, saw {aorist} the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from the God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. <Rev 21:3> And I heard {aorist} a loud voice from heaven saying, Lo, the tabernacle of the God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. The God Himself will be with them and be their God. <Rev 21:4> And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. <Rev 21:5> Then He who sat on the throne said, Lo, I make {pres} all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful. <Rev 21:6> And He said to me, It is created! {perf} I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. <Rev 21:7> He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. <Rev 21:8> But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. <Rev 21:9> And came {aorist} one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife. <Rev 21:10> And he carried {aorist} me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from the God, <Rev 21:11> having the glory of the God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. <Rev 21:12> Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: <Rev 21:13> three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. <Rev 21:14> Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles {sent forth ones} of the Lamb. <Rev 21:15> And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. <Rev 21:16> The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. <Rev 21:17> Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. <Rev 21:18> The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. <Rev 21:19> The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, <Rev 21:20> the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. <Rev 21:21> The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. <Rev 21:22> But I saw no temple in it, for the BeComing-One {`Lord'}, the God, the Almighty, and the Lamb are its temple. <Rev 21:23> The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of the God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. <Rev 21:24> And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. <Rev 21:25> Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). <Rev 21:26> And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. <Rev 21:27> But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

<Rev 22:1> And he showed {aorist} me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of the God and of the Lamb. <Rev 22:2> In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. <Rev 22:3> And there shall be {fut} no more curse, but the throne of the God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. <Rev 22:4> They shall see {fut} His face, and His name {BeComing-One} shall be on their foreheads. <Rev 22:5> There shall be {fut} no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the BeComing-One, the God {Lord God}, gives them light. And they shall reign into the aeons of the aeons {the greatest ages of all ages}. <Rev 22:6> Then he said to me, These words are faithful and true. And the BeComing-One, the God {Lord God}, of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must quickly take place. <Rev 22:7> Lo, I am coming quickly! Happy is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. <Rev 22:8> Now I, John, saw {pres} and heard {pres} these things. And when I heard {aorist} and saw {aorist}, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. <Rev 22:9> Then he said to me, See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship the God. <Rev 22:10> And he said to me, Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. <Rev 22:11> He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still. <Rev 22:12> And lo, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. <Rev 22:13> I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. <Rev 22:14> Happy are those who do His commandments {see some Gk texts}, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. <Rev 22:15> But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever brotherly loves and practices a lie. <Rev 22:16> I, Jesus, have sent {aorist} My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star. <Rev 22:17> And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. <Rev 22:18> For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, the God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; <Rev 22:19> and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, the God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. <Rev 22:20> He who testifies to these things says, Surely I am coming quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! <Rev 22:21> The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 


 

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