13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength 3 unto the beast.

14 These shall @ make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for f he is Lord of lords, and King of kings : and 6 they that are with him are called, and i chosen, and faithful.

15 And he saith unto me, The waters which


3 authority. Gen. We.

e See on Rev, xvi. 14. * See on Acts, x. 36.

8 Jer. I. 44, 45: Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? Therefore hear

ye the counsel of the Lord, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans : Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them. Micah, v. 8, 9: And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off. Rev. xiv. 4: These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. do. xix. 14: The armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

h Rom. viii. 30, 37 : Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called : and whom he called, them he also justified : and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

i John, xv. 16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

k Rev. ii. 10: Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

| Ver. 1. Isa. viii. 7: Behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory.


thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are

peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, "these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and P burn her with fire.

17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will,4 and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, "until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

18 And the woman which thou sawest is that


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* to execute his sentence. Dud. to do his pleasure. Han. with one mind. Pu.

m Rev. xiii. 7: Power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

n Jer. 1. 41, 42: Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not show mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. Rev. xvi. 12 : [The water of Euphrates] was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

• Ezek. xvi. 38, &c : I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged. And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip, thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare, &c. Rev. xviii. 16.

P REV. xviii. 8, 16.

9 Acts, iv. 27, 28 : For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 2 Thes. ii. 10, 11: [Whose coming is] with all deceivableness of unrighteouness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

* Rev. x. 7: In the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

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great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

CHAP. XVIII. 2 Babylon is fallen : 4 the people of God commanded to drpart out of

her : 9 the kings of the earth, 11 with the merchants and mariners, lament over her: 20 the saints rejoice for the judgments of God

upon her.

AND after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power ; and the earth was lightened "with his glory.

2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is a become the habitation of devils, and the hold' of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

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s Rev. xvi. 19. See on do. xiv. 8.

* Rev. xii. 4: His tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.

CHAP. XVIII. a Rev. xvii. 1.

• Ezek. xliii. 2: Behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters : and the earth shined with his glory.

See on Rev. xiv. 8.

Isa. xiji. 21 : Wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures, and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. do. xxi. 8: And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watch tower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights. do. xxxiv. 14: The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow : the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a. place of rest. JER. 1. 39: The wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein. do. li. 37 : Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

e Isa. xiv. 23 : I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water : and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts. do. xxxiv. 11: The cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it



3 For all nations have f drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacie.. 3

4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, h. Come out of her, my people, that ye

be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

5 For her sins have i reached unto heaven, and God hath k remembered her iniquities.

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the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. MARK, v. 2, 3: There met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains.

? See on Rev. xvii. 2.

& Ver. 11, 15. ISA. xlvii. 15 : Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth : they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall şave thee.

h See on 2 Cor. vi. 17.

Gen. xviii. 20, 21 : The LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous ; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me ;

and if not, I will know. Jer. li. 9 : We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed-her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. JONAH, i, 2: Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

* Rev. xvi. 19 : Great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

Ps. cxxxvii. 8: 0 daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed ; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Jer. 1. 15, 29 : Take vengeance upon her [Babylon); as she hath done, do unto her. "Recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her. do. li. 24, 49: And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the Lord. As

double unto her double according to her works : in the m


which she hath filled 4 fill 5 to her double.

7 How much she hath "glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her : for she saith in her heart, I sit a

queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

8 Therefore shall her plagues come Pin one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly a burned with fire : for ' strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

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Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. 2 Tim. iv. 14: Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil : the Lord reward him according to his works. Rev. xiii. 10: He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. m See on Rev. xiv. 10.

EZEK. xxviii, 2, &c: Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God, &c.

• Isa. xlvii, 7, 8: Thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever : so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children. Zep. ii. 15: This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in ! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag bis head.

p Ver. 10. Isa. xlvii. 9 : These two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood : they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries. 9 REV. xvii. 16.

Ps. lxii. 11 : God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this ; that power belongeth unto God. Jer. 1. 34: Their Re

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