Neither add

REV. XXII. nor dirninish. the i bright and morn- A. D. 96. 19 And if any man ing star.

shall take away froin 17 And the Spirit i No. 24. 17. the words of the and k the bride say, de say: 2 Pe. 1. 19.1

10 book of this prophecy, Come. And let him,

God n shall take away that heareth say,

" k ch. 21.2.

2. his part t out of the

b Come. And let'

1 Is. 55. I. book of life, and out

Jno. 7. 37. him that is athirstme of the holy city, come. And whoso-1 & 12. 32. and from the things ever will. let him! Pr. 30. 6. which are written in take the water of life n ch. 3. 5. this book. freely.

Ex. 32. 33.

| 20 He which tes

1 Ps. 69. 28. 18 For I testify un- + Or, tifieth these things to every man that from the saith, P Surely I heareth the words of tree of life. come quickly; the prophecy of this o ch. 21. 2. Amen. Even so, book, m If any man p ver. 12. come, Lord Jesus. shall add unto these po, 21. 25. 21. The grace of things, God shall addT AR Tour Lord Jesus Christ unto him the plagues. R 16 9 be with you all. :hat are written in 2 Th. 3. 18. Amen. this book:

This book is styled, "The Apocalypse," or," the Revelation;" (from arkadurta, to unveil, or uncover, rohat was before hidden ;) as consisting of matters chiefly prophetical, whicb were revealed to St. John immediately from Jesus Christ, This took place, when he was in the isle of Patmos, in the Egean Sea, whither be had been banished, as is generally thought, by the emperor Domitian, A. D. 94, or 95. Some indeed maintain that this happened much earlier, even during the persecution of Nero, A. D. 67, or 68, or even before that time: but the arguments adduced in support of this opinion are by no means conclusive: and as the book stands last in the sacred canon, so it seems to have been written last, and to have been intended to occupy tbat place.-The Revelation opens with the account of an extraordinary vision, which the apostle had of the Lord Jesus, appearing to him in glory. Then follow seven short epistles from Christ himself, to th seven principal churches in Asia: after which we have a series of prophecies, chiefly embleintical, relating to events which would take place, in the charch and in the nations of the earth, through all the subsequent generations of mankind, to the end of the world, tbe day of judgment, and the eternal state. -See Scott.


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