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shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled : and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw 6 thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them : and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and 'reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the
e Dan. vi. 17: And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
f Ver. 8. Rev. xvi. 14, 16. They are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
& Dan. vii. 9, 22, 27: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit.-And judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey hini. See on MAT. xix. 28.
h Rev. vi. 9: I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held."
Rev. xiii. 12: He exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to.worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
See on Rev. ii. 17. "See on Rom. v. 17.
first resurrection : on such them second death hath no power, but they shall be "Priests of God and of Christ, and shall oreign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, p Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to 9 deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle : the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that u deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, 'where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.2
3 for ages and ages. Dod. m Rev, xxi. 8. See on do. ii. 11. n See on 1 Pet. ii. 5, 9. . See on ver. 4. p Ver. 2. 4 Ver. 3, 10.
Ezek. xxxviii. 2 : Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. — do. xxxix. 1 : Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. s See on Rev. xvi. 14.
+ ISA. viii. 8: He shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Ezek. xxxviii. 9, 16: Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee. And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land ; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. ... u Ver. 8.
Rev. xix. 20. See on do. xiv. 10, 11.
thee, O Goethehus, saith the Lord God man, prophesy
cloud thou“; and a thou stiii9, 16. theor the nee, shall
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, *small and great, stand before God; and the y books were opened : and another book was opened, which is the a book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, a according to their works. • 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell 3 delivered up the dead which were in them : ' and they were judged every man according to their works. - .
14 And d death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the e second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was fcast into the lake of fire..
CHAP. XXI. 1 A new heaven and a new earth : 10 the heavenly Jerusalem, with a
full description thereof : 23 she needeth no sun, the glory of God is her light : the kings of the earth bring their riches unto her. AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth :
3 the grave. A. V.
w Rev. xxi. 1. See on LUKE, xvi. 17. * Rev. xix. 5. See on do. xi. 18.
y DAN. vii. 10: Thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him : the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
z Rev. xxi. 27. See on LUKE, X. 20. a See on Mat. xvi. 27.
• Rev. vi. 8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger. c Ver. 12.
See on 1 Cor. xv. 26. e Ver. 6. Rev. xxi. 8. See on do. ii. 11. * See on Rev. xiv. 10.
CHAP. XXI. - See on Rom. viii. 19.
for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a d bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the e tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall swipe away all tears from their eyes ; and there shall be h no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that "sat upon the throne said,
b Rey. xx. 11. See on LUKE, xvi. 17.
e Lev. xxvi. 11 : And I will set my tabernacle among you : and my soul shall not abhor you. See on 2 Cor. vi. 16.
f See on ver. 7.
i Isa. xxxv. 10: The ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads : they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. do. Ixi. 3: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness : that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. do. Ixv. 19 : And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people : and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
* Rev. iv. 2, 9: Immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveih for ever and ever. do. v. 1: And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back side, sealed with seven seals. do. xx. 11.
Behold, I'make all things new. And he said unto me, Write : form these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is Pathirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shåll inherit all things ;! and ? I will be his God, and he shall be my son.?
8. But the fearful, and sunbelieving, and the tabominable, and 4 murderers, and whoremon
I these things. A. V. ? a God to him. Ham. Pu. Ham. Pu. 4 cowardly and unfaithful. Ham.
3 a sou to me.
See on 2 Cor. y. 17. m See on Rev. xix. 9.
r Rev. xvi. 17 : The seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
• Rev. xxii. 13. See on Rev. i. 8. P See on John, vii. 37, 38.
9 Zec. viii. 8: I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem : and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. Heb. viii. 10: This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, sạith the Lord ; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts : and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
il Tim. i. 9: Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers. Rev. xxii. 15. See on 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10; and on Luke, xii. 4-9.
s1 John, v. 4, 10: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world : and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar ; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
*See on 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10.
ul John, iii. 15 : Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer : and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. See on I Cor. vi. 18.