1: The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to
his servants what must soon take place; and He made it known by sending
His angel to His servant John,
2: who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of
Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
3: Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and
blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein; for
the time is near.
4: John to the seven churches that 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,
5: and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born of
the dead, and the Ruler of kings on earth. To Him who loves us and has
freed us from our sins by His blood
6: and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him
be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7: Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and
every eye will see him, every one who pierced him; and all tribes
of the earth will wail on account of Him. Even so. Amen.
am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and
who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
9: I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the
tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island
called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
10: I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me
a loud voice like a trumpet
11: saying, "Write what you see in a book and send it to the
seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Per'gamum and to
Thyati'ra and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to La-odice'a."
12: Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and
on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
13: and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man,
clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round his breast;
14: his head and his hair were white as white wool, white as
snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire,
his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his
voice was like the sound of many waters;
16: in his right hand He held seven stars, from his mouth issued
a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full
17: When I saw him, I fell at His feet as though dead. But He
laid his right hand upon me, saying, "Fear not, I am the first and
18: and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for
evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
19: Now write what you see, what is and what is to take place
20: As for 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 are the seven
1: "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: `The words
of Him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the
seven golden lampstands.
2: "`I know your works, your toil and your patient
endurance, and how you cannot bear evil men but have tested those who
call themselves apostles but are not, and found them to be false;
3: I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for My name's
sake, and you have not grown weary.
4: But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love
you had at first.
5: Remember then from what you have fallen, repent and do the
works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your
lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
6: Yet this you have, you hate the works of the Nicola'itans,
which I also hate.
7: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the paradise of God.'
8: "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: `The
words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.
9: "`I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are
rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not,
but are a synagogue of Satan.
10: Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil
is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and
for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I
will give you the crown of life.
11: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. He who conquers shall not be hurt by the second death.'
12: "And to the angel of the church in Per'gamum write: `The
words of Him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
13: "`I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; you
hold fast My name and you did not deny My faith even in the days of
An'tipas My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where
14: But I have a few things against you: you have some there who
hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block
before the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols
and practice immorality.
15: So you also have some who hold the teaching of the
16: Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against
them with the sword of My mouth.
17: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and
I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone
which no one knows except him who receives it.'
18: "And to the angel of the church in Thyati'ra write: `The
words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose
feet are like burnished bronze.
19: "`I know your works, your love and faith and service and
patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first.
20: But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman
Jez'ebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and beguiling
my servants to practice immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
21: I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her
22: Behold, I will throw her on a sickbed, and those who commit
adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they
repent of her doings;
23: and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches
shall know that I am He who searches mind and heart, and I will give to
each of you as your works deserve.
24: But to the rest of you in Thyati'ra, who do not hold this
teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan,
to you I say, I do not lay upon you any other burden;
25: only hold fast what you have, until I come.
26: He who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, I will
give him power over the nations,
27: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen
pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received power from my
28: and I will give him the morning star.
29: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
1: "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: `The
words of Him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
"`I know your works; you have the name of being alive, and you are
2: Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of
death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God.
3: Remember then what you received and heard; keep that, and
repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will
not know at what hour I will come upon you.
4: Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not
soiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they
5: He who conquers shall be clad thus in white garments, and I
will not blot his name out of the book of life; I will confess his name
before My Father and before His angels.
6: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
7: "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
`The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who
opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens.
8: "`I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an
open door, which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little
power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9: Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say
that they are Jews and are not, but lie -- behold, I will make them come
and bow down before your feet, and learn that I have loved you.
10: Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will
keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to
try those who dwell upon the earth.
11: I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may
seize your crown.
12: He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my
God; never shall he go out of it, 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 from My God out of heaven, and My own new name.
13: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
14: "And to the angel of the church in La-odice'a write:
`The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the
beginning of God's creation.
15: "`I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would
that you were cold or hot!
16: So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I
will spew you out of my mouth.
17: For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing;
not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
18: Therefore I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire,
that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the
shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes,
that you may see.
19: Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and
20: Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears
voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he
21: He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with Me on my
throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on His throne.
22: He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
1: After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the
first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said,
"Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after
2: At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven,
with one seated on the throne!
3: And He who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and
round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald.
4: Round the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the
thrones were twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with golden
crowns upon their heads.
5: From the throne issue flashes of lightning, and voices and
peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire,
which are the seven spirits of God;
6: and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like
crystal. And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four
living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:
7: the first living creature like a lion, the second living
creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man,
and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle.
8: And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings,
are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never
cease to sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was
and is and is to come!"
9: And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and
thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,
10: the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on
the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their
crowns before the throne, singing,
11: "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and
honor and power, for Thou didst create all things, and by Thy will they
existed and were created."
1: And I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the
throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals;
2: and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice,
"Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?"
3: And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able
to open the scroll or to look into it,
4: and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the
scroll or to look into it.
5: Then one of the elders said to me, "Weep not; lo, the
Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that He
can open the scroll and its seven seals."
6: And between the throne and the four living creatures and among
the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with
seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent
out into all the earth;
7: and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who
was seated on the throne.
8: And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures
and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a
harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of
9: and they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy art Thou to
take the scroll and to open its seals, for Thou was slain and by Thy
blood didst ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people
10: and hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they
shall reign on earth."
11: Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living
creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of
myriads and thousands of thousands,
12: saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was
slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and
glory and blessing!"
13: And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under
the earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, "To Him who sits
upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and
might for ever and ever!"
14: And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" and the
elders fell down and worshiped.
1: Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I
heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder,
2: And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow;
and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
3: When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living
creature say, "Come!"
4: And out came another horse, bright red; its rider was
permitted to take peace from the earth, so that men should slay one
another; and he was given a great sword.
5: When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living
creature say, "Come!" And I saw, and behold, a black horse,
and its rider had a balance in his hand;
6: and I heard what seemed to be 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; but do not harm oil and
7: When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the
fourth living creature say, "Come!"
8: And I saw, and behold, a pale horse, and its rider's name was
Death, and Hades followed him; and they were given power over a fourth
of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and
by wild beasts of the earth.
9: When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls
of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they
10: they cried out with a loud voice, "O Sovereign Lord,
holy and true, how long before Thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on
those who dwell upon the earth?"
11: Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a
little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their
brethren should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves
12: When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there
was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full
moon became like blood,
13: and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree
sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale;
14: the sky vanished like a scroll that is rolled up, and every
mountain and island was removed from its place.
15: Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the
generals and the rich and the strong, and every one, slave and free, hid
in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,
16: calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide
us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath
of the Lamb;
17: for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand
1: After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of
the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might
blow on earth or sea or against any tree.
2: Then I saw another angel ascend from the rising of the sun,
with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the
four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea,
3: saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees,
till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads."
4: And I heard the number of the sealed, a hundred and forty-four
thousand sealed, out of every tribe of the sons of Israel,
5: twelve thousand sealed out of the tribe of Judah, twelve
thousand of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand of the tribe of Gad,
6: twelve thousand of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand of the
tribe of Naph'tali, twelve thousand of the tribe of Manas'seh,
7: twelve thousand of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand of the
tribe of Levi, twelve thousand of the tribe of Is'sachar,
8: twelve thousand of the tribe of Zeb'ulun, twelve thousand of
the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand sealed out of the tribe of
9: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no
man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and
tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in
white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
10: and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to
our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!"
11: And all the angels stood round the throne and round the
elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces
before the throne and worshiped God,
12: saying, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and
thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and
13: Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are
these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?"
14: I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me,
"These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they
have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15: Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him
day and night within his temple; and He who sits upon the throne will
shelter them with his presence.
16: They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun
shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
17: For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their
shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water; and God
will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
1: When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in
heaven for about half an hour.
2: Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven
trumpets were given to them.
3: And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden
censer; and he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all
the saints upon the golden altar before the throne;
4: and the smoke of the incense rose with the prayers of the
saints from the hand of the angel before God.
5: Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from
the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder,
voices, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
6: Now the seven angels who had the seven trumpets made ready to
7: The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and
fire, mixed with blood, which fell on the earth; and a third of the
earth was burnt up, and a third of the trees were burnt up, and all
green grass was burnt up.
8: The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great
mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea;
9: and a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living
creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
10: The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from
heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and
on the fountains of water.
11: The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters
became wormwood, and many men died of the water, because it was made
12: The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was
struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a
third of their light was darkened; a third of the day was kept from
shining, and likewise a third of the night.
13: Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice,
as it flew in midheaven, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the
earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets which the three angels are
about to blow!"
1: And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen
from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the
2: he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft
rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air
were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.
3: Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were
given power like the power of scorpions of the earth;
4: they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green
growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of
God upon their foreheads;
5: they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to
kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it
stings a man.
6: And in those days men will seek death and will not find it;
they will long to die, and death will flee from them.
7: In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle;
on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were
like human faces,
8: their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions'
9: they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their
wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into
10: They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power
of hurting men for five months lies in their tails.
11: They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit;
his name in Hebrew is Abad'don, and in Greek he is called Apol'lyon.
12: The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
13: Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice
from the four horns of the golden altar before God,
14: saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release
the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphra'tes."
15: So the four angels were released, who had been held ready for
the hour, the day, the month, and the year, to kill a third of mankind.
16: The number of the troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand
times ten thousand; I heard their number.
17: And this was how I saw the horses in my vision: the riders
wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulphur, and
the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and
sulphur issued from their mouths.
18: By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the
fire and smoke and sulphur issuing from their mouths.
19: For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their
tails; their tails are like serpents, with heads, and by means of them
20: The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues,
did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons
and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot
either see or hear or walk;
21: nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or
their immorality or their thefts.
1: Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven,
wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like
the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
2: He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right
foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
3: and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring; when he
called out, the seven thunders sounded.
4: And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write,
but I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal
up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."
5: And the angel whom I saw standing on sea and land lifted up
his right hand to heaven
6: and swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created
heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and
what is in it, that there should be no more delay,
7: but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the
seventh angel, the mystery of God, as He announced to his servants the
prophets, should be fulfilled.
8: Then the voice which I had heard from heaven spoke to me
again, saying, "Go, take the scroll which is open in the hand of
the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
9: So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little
scroll; and he said to me, "Take it and eat; it will be bitter to
your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth."
10: And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and
ate it; it was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my
stomach was made bitter.
11: And I was told, "You must again prophesy about many
peoples and nations and tongues and kings."
1: Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told:
"Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who
2: but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that
out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the
holy city for forty-two months.
3: And I will grant my two witnesses power to prophesy for one
thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
4: These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which
stand before the Lord of the earth.
5: And if any one would harm them, fire pours out from their
mouth and consumes their foes; if any one would harm them, thus he is
doomed to be killed.
6: They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during
the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to
turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often
as they desire.
7: And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that
ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them
and kill them,
8: and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city
which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was
9: For three days and a half men from the peoples and tribes and
tongues and nations gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be
placed in a tomb,
10: and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and
make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a
torment to those who dwell on the earth.
11: But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God
entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on
those who saw them.
12: Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them,
"Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up
to heaven in a cloud.
at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell;
seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were
terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14: The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to
15: Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud
voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the
kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and He shall reign for ever and
16: And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before
God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
17: saying, "We give thanks to Thee, Lord God Almighty, who
art and who were, that Thou hast taken Thy great power and begun to
18: The nations raged, but Thy wrath came, and the time for the
dead to be judged, for rewarding Thy servants, the prophets and saints,
and those who fear Thy name, both small and great, and for destroying
the destroyers of the earth."
19: Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his
covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of
lightning, voices, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
1: And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with
the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve
2: she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in
anguish for delivery.
3: And another portent appeared in heaven; behold, a great red
dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his
His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the
earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a
child, that he might devour her child when she brought it forth;
5: she brought forth a male child, one who is to rule all the
nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to
6: and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place
prepared by God, in which to be nourished for one thousand two hundred
and sixty days.
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the
dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
8: but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for
them in heaven.
9: And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent,
who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world -- he
was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
10: And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the
salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of
his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown
down, who accuses them day and night before our God.
11: And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by
the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto
12: Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to
you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath,
because he knows that his time is short!"
13: And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the
earth, he pursued the woman who had borne the male child.
14: But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that
she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where
she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.
15: The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after
the woman, to sweep her away with the flood.
16: But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth
opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured
from his mouth.
17: Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to
make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the
commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the
sand of the sea.
1: And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and
seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon
2: And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were
like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the
dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
3: One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal
wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder.
4: Men worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to
the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the
beast, and who can fight against it?"
5: And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and
blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for
6: it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God,
blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in
7: Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer
them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue
8: and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose
name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book
of life of the Lamb that was slain.
9: If any one has an ear, let him hear:
10: If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if
any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a
call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
11: Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had
two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.
12: It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its
presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first
beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
13: It works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven
to earth in the sight of men;
14: and by the signs which it is allowed to work in the presence
of the beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an
image for the beast which was wounded by the sword and yet lived;
15: and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast
so that the image of the beast should even speak, and to cause those who
would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
16: Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor,
both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
17: so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that
is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18: This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon
the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six
hundred and sixty-six.
1: Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with
him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's
name written on their foreheads.
2: And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters
and like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound
of harpers playing on their harps,
3: and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four
living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song
except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from
4: It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for
they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these
have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb,
5: and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless.
6: Then I saw another angel flying in mid Heaven, with an eternal
gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and
tribe and tongue and people;
7: and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him
glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made
heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water."
8: Another angel, a second, followed, saying, "Fallen,
fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of
her impure passion."
9: And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud
voice, "If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a
mark on his forehead or on his hand,
10: he also shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured unmixed
into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and
sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the
11: And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and
they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its
image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
12: Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who
keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13: And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this:
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth." "Blessed
indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their
labors, for their deeds follow them!"
14: Then I looked, and lo, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud
one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp
sickle in his hand.
15: And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud
voice to him who sat upon the cloud, "Put in your sickle, and reap,
for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully
16: So He who sat upon the cloud swung his sickle on the earth,
and the earth was reaped.
17: And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and He
too had a sharp sickle.
18: Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has
power over fire, and He called with a loud voice to him who had the
sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the
vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe."
19: So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the
vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the
wrath of God;
20: and the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood
flowed from the wine press, as high as a horse's bridle, for one
thousand six hundred stadia.
1: Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful,
seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the
wrath of God is ended.
2: And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with
fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number
of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their
3: And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the
song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and wonderful are Thy deeds, O
Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Thy ways, O King of the ages!
4: Who shall not fear and glorify Thy name, O Lord? For Thou
alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship Thee, for Thy
judgments have been revealed."
5: After this I looked, and the temple of the tent of witness in
heaven was opened,
6: and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven
plagues, robed in pure bright linen, and their breasts girded with
7: And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels
seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives for ever and ever;
8: and the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and
from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven
plagues of the seven angels were ended.
1: Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven
angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath
2: So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and
foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and
worshiped its image.
3: The second angel poured his bowl into the sea, and it became
like the blood of a dead man, and every living thing died that was in
4: The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the
fountains of water, and they became blood.
5: And I heard the angel of water say, "Just art Thou in
these Thy judgments, Thou who art and was, O Holy One.
6: For men have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou
hast given them blood to drink. It is their due!"
7: And I heard the altar cry, "Yea, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are Thy judgments!"
8: The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was
allowed to scorch men with fire;
9: men were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name
of God who had power over these plagues, and they did not repent and
give him glory.
10: The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast,
and its kingdom was in darkness; men gnawed their tongues in anguish
11: and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores, and
did not repent of their deeds.
12: The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great river
Euphra'tes, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings
from the east.
13: And I saw, issuing from the mouth of the dragon and from the
mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, three foul
spirits like frogs;
14: for they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad
to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the
great day of God the Almighty.
15: ("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is
awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen
16: And they assembled them at the place which is called in
17: The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud
voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is
18: And there were flashes of lightning, voices, peals of
thunder, and a great earthquake such as had never been since men were on
the earth, so great was that earthquake.
19: The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of
the nations fell, and God remembered great Babylon, to make her drain
the cup of the fury of his wrath.
20: And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be
21: and great hailstones, heavy as a hundred-weight, dropped on
men from heaven, till men cursed God for the plague of the hail, so
fearful was that plague.
1: Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and
said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot
who is seated upon many waters,
2: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,
and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become
3: And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I
saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous
names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
4: The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with
gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of
abominations and the impurities of her fornication;
5: and on her forehead was written a name of mystery:
"Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's
6: And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and
the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marveled greatly.
7: But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you
the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten
horns that carries her.
8: The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from
the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose
names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of
the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not
and is to come.
9: This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven
mountains on which the woman is seated;
10: they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is,
the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a
11: As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it
belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition.
12: And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet
received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one
hour, together with the beast.
13: These are of one mind and give over their power and authority
to the beast;
14: they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer
them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are
called and chosen and faithful."
15: And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the
harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
16: And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate
the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh
and burn her up with fire,
17: for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose
by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast,
until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18: And the woman that you saw is the great city which has
dominion over the kings of the earth."
1: After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having
great authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor.
2: And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is
Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of
every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul and hateful bird;
3: for all nations have drunk the wine of her impure passion, and
the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the
merchants of the earth have grown rich with the wealth of her
4: Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out
of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her
5: for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered
6: Render to her as she herself has rendered, and repay her
double for her deeds; mix a double draught for her in the cup she mixed.
7: As she glorified herself and played the wanton, so give her a
like measure of torment and mourning. Since in her heart she says, `A
queen I sit, I am no widow, mourning I shall never see,'
8: so shall her plagues come in a single day, pestilence and
mourning and famine, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is
the Lord God who judges her."
9: And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and were
wanton with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of
10: they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,
"Alas! alas! Thou great city, Thou mighty city, Babylon! In one
hour has Thy judgment come."
11: And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since
no one buys their cargo any more,
12: cargo of gold, silver, jewels and pearls, fine linen, purple,
silk and scarlet, all kinds of scented wood, all articles of ivory, all
articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble,
13: cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil,
fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves,
that is, human souls.
14: "The fruit for which Thy soul longed has gone from Thee,
and all Thy dainties and Thy splendor are lost to Thee, never to be
15: The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her,
will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,
16: "Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine
linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked with gold, with jewels, and with
17: In one hour all this wealth has been laid waste." And
all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the
sea, stood far off
18: and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,
"What city was like the great city?"
19: And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned,
crying out, "Alas, alas, for the great city where all who had ships
at sea grew rich by her wealth! In one hour she has been laid waste.
20: Rejoice over her, O heaven, O saints and apostles and
prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her!"
21: Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone
and threw it into the sea, saying, "So shall Babylon the great city
be thrown down with violence, and shall be found no more;
22: and the sound of harpers and minstrels, of flute players and
trumpeters, shall be heard in Thee no more; and a craftsman of any craft
shall be found in Thee no more; and the sound of the millstone shall be
heard in Thee no more;
23: and the light of a lamp shall shine in Thee no more; and the
voice of bridegroom and bride shall be heard in Thee no more; for Thy
merchants were the great men of the earth, and all nations were deceived
by Thy sorcery.
24: And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and
of all who have been slain on earth."
1: After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great
multitude in heaven, crying, "Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and
power belong to our God,
2: for His judgments are true and just; He has judged the great
harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication, and He has avenged
on her the blood of his servants."
3: Once more they cried, "Hallelujah! The smoke from her
goes up for ever and ever."
4: And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell
down and worshiped God who is seated on the throne, saying, "Amen.
5: And from the throne came a voice crying, "Praise our God,
all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great."
6: Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude,
like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder peals,
crying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
7: Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready;
8: it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and
pure" -- for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
9: And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those
who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to
me, "These are true words of God."
10: Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to
me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your
brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God." For the
testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11: Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who
sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges
and makes war.
12: His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many
diadems; and He has a name inscribed which no one knows but Himself.
13: He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which
He is called is The Word of God.
14: And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and
pure, followed him on white horses.
15: From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the
nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; He will tread the
wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
16: On his robe and on his thigh He has a name inscribed, King of
kings and Lord of lords.
17: Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud
voice he called to all the birds that fly in midheaven, "Come,
gather for the great supper of God,
18: to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh
of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of
all men, both free and slave, both small and great."
19: And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their
armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and
against his army.
20: And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who
in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had
received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These
two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.
21: And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the
horse, the sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were
gorged with their flesh.
1: Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his
hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain.
2: And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the
Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
3: and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over
him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years
were ended. After that he must be loosed for a little while.
4: Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom
judgment was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been
beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who
had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark
on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with
Christ a thousand years.
5: The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand
years were ended. This is the first resurrection.
6: Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection!
Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of
God and of Christ, and they shall reign with him a thousand years.
7: And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be loosed
from his prison
8: and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four
corners of the earth, that is, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle;
their number is like the sand of the sea.
9: And they marched up over the broad earth and surrounded the
camp of the saints and the beloved city; but fire came down from heaven
and consumed them,
10: and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake
of fire and sulphur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they
will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11: Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it; from
his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
12: And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the
throne, and books were opened. Also another book was opened, which is
the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the
books, by what they had done.
13: And the sea gave up the dead in it, Death and Hades gave up
the dead in them, and all were judged by what they had done.
14: Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This
is the second death, the lake of fire;
15: and if any one's name was not found written in the book of
life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
1: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven
and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2: And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
3: and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold,
the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall
be his people, and God himself will be with them;
4: He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall
be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any
more, for the former things have passed away."
5: And He who sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all
things new." Also He said, "Write this, for these words are
trustworthy and true."
6: And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the
fountain of the water of life without payment.
7: He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his
God and he shall be my son.
8: But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for
murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot
shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the
9: Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full
of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will
show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb."
10: And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high
mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of
heaven from God,
11: having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel,
like a jasper, clear as crystal.
12: It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the
gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of
the sons of Israel were inscribed;
13: on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the
south three gates, and on the west three gates.
14: And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them
the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15: And he who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to
measure the city and its gates and walls.
16: The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its breadth;
and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand stadia; its
length and breadth and height are equal.
17: He also measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits by
a man's measure, that is, an angel's.
18: The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold,
clear as glass.
19: The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with
every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate,
the fourth emerald,
20: the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite,
the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh
jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
21: And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates
made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold,
transparent as glass.
22: And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord
God the Almighty and the Lamb.
23: And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for
the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24: By its light shall the nations walk; and the kings of the
earth shall bring their glory into it,
25: and its gates shall never be shut by day -- and there shall
be no night there;
26: they shall bring into it the glory and the honor of the
27: But nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who practices
abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb's
book of life.
1: Then he showed me the river of the water of life, bright as
crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2: through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either
side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit,
yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree were for the
healing of the nations.
3: There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of
God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him;
4: they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their
5: And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun,
for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and
6: And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true.
And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel
to show his servants what must soon take place.
7: And behold, I am coming soon." Blessed is he who keeps
the words of the prophecy of this book.
8: I John am he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard
and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed
them to me;
9: but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow
servant with you and your brethren the prophets, and with those who keep
the words of this book. Worship God."
10: And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the
prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
11: Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be
filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be
12: "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to
repay every one for what he has done.
13: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the
beginning and the end."
14: Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have
the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the
15: Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and
murderers and idolaters, and every one who loves and practices
16: "I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony
for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright
17: The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let him
who hears say, "Come." And let him who is thirsty come, let
him who desires take the water of life without price.
18: I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this
book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described
in this book,
19: and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this
prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the
holy city, which are described in this book.
20: He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am
coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
21: The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints. Amen.