four beasts 4 fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, “Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, · Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye

that fear him, both k small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the

marriage of the Lamb is


4 living creatures. Pu.

61 Chr. xvi. 36: Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD. NEH. v. 13: I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise.-And all the congregation said. Amen, and praised the Lord. do. viii. 6: And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands : and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. Rev. v. 14: And the four beasts said, Amen.

i Ps. cxxxiv. 1: Bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD.-do. cxxxv. 1: Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD.

k Rev. xx, 12. See on do. xi. 18. See on Rev. i. 15.

m Ps. xcvii. 1, 12: The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Rev. xi. 17: Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. do. xvi. 14: To gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. do. xxi. 22: The Lord God Al. mighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. See on Rev.ix. 10.

n Isa. Ixi. 10: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. Mat. xxii. 2, 3: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,

come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be P arrayed in fine linen, clean and white :5 for the fine linen is the a righteousness 6 of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, * Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper • bright. A. V.

6 the righteous things. Pu. which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding : and they would not come.

do. xxv. 10: While they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage : and the door was shut. Luke, xiv. 15, 16: When one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many. 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Eph. v. 32: This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Rev. xxi. 2, 9: I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. • Isa. lił

. 1: Awake, awake; put on thy strength, o Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, 0 Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncir. cumcised and the unclean.

P Ps. xlv. 13, 14: The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework : the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. Ezek. xvi. 10: I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. Rev. ii. 18: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich ; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear. See on Rev. iii. 4.

9 Ps. cxxxii. 9: Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.

* MAT. xxii. 2, 3. LUKE, xiv. 15, 16: The words under ver. 7. Rev. iii. 20: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with ine.

of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, * These are the true sayings of God.

10 And 'I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the u testimony of Jesus : worship God : for the "testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

11 And " I saw heaven opened, and behold a I white horse ; and he that sat upon him was called 'Faithful and True, and in ' righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had

* Rev. xxi. 5: These words are true and faithful. do. xxii. 6: These sayings are faithful and true.

See on Acts, x. 26. u See on 1 Cor. i. 6.

Acts, x. 42: And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 1 Pet. i. 10, 11: Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

w Rev. xv. 5: And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened.

* Rev. vi. 2: I saw, and behold a white horse : and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

y See on Rev. i. 14. 2 Ps. xlv. 3, 4: Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, 0 most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Isa. xi. 4 : But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth : and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

a See on Rev. i. 14. b Ver. 16.

Isa. lxii. 3 : Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Zuc. ix. 16: And the Lord their God shall save

a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called The e Word of God.

14 And the farmies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, 5 clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

15 And hout of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations : and he shall i rule them with a rod of iron : and he * treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


every man.

them in that day as the flock of his people : for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. Heb. ii. 9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for

Rev. vi. 2: The words under ver. 11. © See on Rev. ii. 17.

d Isa. lxiii. 2, 3: Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger,

and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

e John, i. 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1 John, v. 7: There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

fRev. xiv. 20: The winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles.

& See on Rev, iii. 4; also on ver. 8.
h Ver. 20. See on Eph. vi. 17.
i See on Rey. ii. 27.
* See on Rev. xiv. 19, 20.
i Ver. 12.
m See on Acts, x. 36.

17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the " fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, • Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

18 That ye may P eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their 9 armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that "wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped

•7 the great supper of God. Pu.

n Ver. 21. 1 SAM. xvii. 46: This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand, and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth. Jer. vii. 33: The carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.

• Ezek. xxxix. 17: Thus saith the Lord Gon; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

p Ezek. xxxix. 18, 20: Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth.Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord God.

9 See on Rev. xvi. 14, 18.

* Rev. xvi. 13: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come'.out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. See on Mat. xxiv, 24.

s See on Rev. xiii. 12, 15.

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