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the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the
testimony which they held : and they cried with a loud voice, say-
ing, How long, Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and
avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ? And white
robes were given unto every one of them ; and it was said unto
them that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-
servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were,
should be fulfilled.

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo,
there was a great earthquake ; and the sun became black as sack-
cloth of hair, and the moon became as blood ; and the stars of
heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig-tree casteth her untimely
figs when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven de-
parted as a scroll when it is rolled together ; and every mountain
and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the
earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains,
and the mighty men, and every bond-man, and every free-man, hid
themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains ; and
said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of liim that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the

Lamb : for tl)c great ha)) of l)is mratl) is come ; and who shall
be able to stand.

And the seventh angel sounded ; and there were great voices
in heaven, saying. The kingdoms of this world are become the
kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ ; and he shall reign for-
ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before
God on tlieir seat', fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, say-
ing, We give thee thanks, Lord God Almighty, which art, and
wast, and art to come ; because tJiou hast taken to thee thy great
power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry, and thy

wrath is come, anh tl)c time of tl)c licab, tl)at tl}cn sl)onlb be

jnbgeb, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the
prophtt.^, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and
aiK.) sliouldcst destroy them which destroy the earth. And



great ;



THE JUDGMENT.



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the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his
temple the ark of his testament : and there were lightnings, and
voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having
the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saving
with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to hira ; for tl)C l)Olir
of l)is inbgmcnt is come : and worship him that made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen,
is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the
wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the tliird angel followed
them, saying, with a loud voice. If any man worship the beast and
his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the
same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ; and he shall
be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
angels, and in the presence of the Lamb ; and the smoke of their
torment ascendeth up forever and ever : and they have no rest
day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoso-
ever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the
saints : here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the
faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth :
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours ; and
their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud
one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden
crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came
out of the temple crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the
cloud, (ZLl)rnst in tl)ti sickle, aixb vca\i : for tl)e time is come
for tl)ee to reap ; for tl)c I)aruc5t of tl)e cartl) is ripe. And

he that sat on tlie cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth ; and the
earth was reaped. And another angel came out of the temple
which is in heaven, he also having a sliarp sickle. And another
angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire ; and
cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying.
Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the
earth ; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his
sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast
it into the great wine-press of the wrath of God. And the wine-
press was trodden M'ithout the city, and blood came out of the wine-
press, even unto the horse-bridles, by the space of a thousand and
six hundred furlongs.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse ; and he
that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteous-
ness he doth judge and make war. Uis eyes were as a flame of



Revelation,
xiv. 6-20.



Revelation,
xix. 11-21.



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THE JUDGMENT.



Revelation,
XX. J 1-15.



Revelntion,
xxii. lO-l'J.



fire, and on liis head were many crowns ; and he had a name
written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed
witii a vesture dipped in blood : and his name is called the AVord
of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed liim on
white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of
his mouth goeth a sharp word, that with it he should smite the
nations : and he shall rule them with a rod of iron : and he tread-
eth the wine-press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he bath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, king

of kings, anb toxh of Corbs.

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 togetlier unto the supper of the great
God ; that ye may 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. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth,
and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that
sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken,
and with liim the false pi'ophet that wrought miracles before him,
with which he deceived them that had received the maik of the
beast, and thera that worshipped his image. These both were cast
alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant
were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which
sword proceeded out of his mouth : and all the fowls were filled
with their flesh.

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.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God ; and
the books were opened : and another book was opened, which is
the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books, according to their works. And
the sea gave up the dead which were in it ; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them : and they were judged
every man according to their woi-ks. And death and hell were
cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was
cast into the fire.

And he saith unto me. Seal not the saying of the prophecy of
this book: for the time is at hand. lie that is unjust, let him be
unjust still : and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still : and he
that is righteous, let him him be righteous still : and he that is
holy, let him be holy still.

And beliold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to
give every man according as his work shall be.



XXX.



l3tnDtn, Ve\}a\t



The word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying,
Fear not, Abram: 3 am tl)ii sl)iclii, aub tl)n cxcecbiug great
rcroarb.

All the gods of the ])OoplG are idols : but the Loi'd made
the heavens, ©loril ailb IjOUOUr are in his presence ; strcugtl)
anb glabucss are in his place.

Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people : and
their voice was heard, and their prayer caine up to Ijis l)olr) brocll-

ing-placc, even nnto Ijcaucn.

Lord who shall alubc ill tl)lj tabci-ltaclc? who shall bvDcU
in tl)n l)0hl Ijill? lie that walkefh upiiyhtly, and worketli right-
eousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart,

(I[|)c Corb is tl)c portion of mine inljcritance anb of mn

cnu : thou inaintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in
pleasant places ; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Thou wilt shew nie the path of life: in tl)t1 presence is fnl-

ness of jot]; at tl)ii rigl)t l)anb tl)crc are pleasures for
euermore.

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: 3 sl)oll be
satisfieb, tDl)cn 3 aiuake, roiti) tl)r) likeness.

The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord ; and in thy salva-
tion how greatly shall he rejoice ? Thou hast given him his heart's
desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou set-
test a crown of pure goW on his head, j^c nskeb life of tl)ec,

anb lliou gauest it Ijim, cuen Icngtl) of iiaris forener anb euer.

His glory is great in thy salvation : honour and majesty hast thou
laid upon him. For thou hast madf liiin most blessed forever :

tl)oul)ast mabc l)im exceebing gl.ib witl) tljn rounteuance.

IIow excellent is thy loving-kindness, God ! therefore the
children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house;
and thou shalt make them diink of the river of thy pleasures. For
with thee is the fountain of life: in tl)J} ligl)t sljall UJe see ligl)t.



Gen. XV. 1.



1 Clironicles,
xvi. v;7.



2 Chronicles,

vvv 97



Ps. XV. 1, 2.



Ps. xvi. 5, 6.



Ps. xvi. 11.



Ps. xvii. 15.



Ps. xxi. 1-C.



Psalm
xxxvi. 7-9.



818



HEAVEN, WHAT?



Psalm
xxxvii. 18.

Ps. xli. 12.



Psalm
xlv. 13-1 J.



Pa. xlvi. 4.



Ps. Ixi. 5-



Psalra
Lvxiii. 24-26.



Psalm
Ixxxiv. 5-7.



Psalm

Ixxxlv. 10,

11.



Psalm
xcU 14-16.



Ps. xcvii. II,



Ps. ciii. 20.



Ps. cxix. 57.

PiVilm
cxxxii. Vi-l^



The Lord knoweth the days of tbe upright : aub tl)cir inl)Cr-

itancc si) all be forcocr.

As for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, (ixib SCt-
tcst mc before tljij face foreuer.

The kino-'s daughter is all glorious within : her clothino- 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. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be

brought: tijen sljall enter into tlje king's ;]alace.

There is a river, the streams whereof sl)all tnake glab tl)e
citg of (5ob, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Thou, O God, hast heard my vows : thou hast given me the
heritage of those that fear thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king's
life: and his years as many generations, ^c sljall abibe before
(Sob foreuer : O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve
him.

Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, axxb afterttJCirb rc-
ceiuc me to glorn. Whom have I in heaven but thee i and there
is none upon eaith that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my
heart faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, aiib mi] por-
tion foreocr.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee ; in whose heart
are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca
make it a well ; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from

strength to strength, eDervi onc of tljcm in Z'lon appcarcti) be-
fore &oh.

A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had ratlier
be a door-keeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the
tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield : the
Lord will give grace axib glort) ; no good thing will he withhold
from them that walk uprightly.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver
him : I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him : I will be with him
in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. ijjiti) long life
tJoill 3 satisfn l)im, anb sljcto l)im mn saluation.

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright
in heart.

Ble.ss the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, tl)at bo

Ijis commanbmcnts, bcarkcning unto tl)e uoicc of l)is luorb.

2:i)on art mn portion, CD ilovh.

The Lord hath chosen Zion ; he hath desired it for his habita-
tion. (Jljis is ,nn rest for encr: l)ere vDillJbracll: for 1

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satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with sal-
vation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. There will 1 make
the horn of David to bud : I have ordained a lamp for mine
anointed. His enemies will I clothe with shame : but upon him-
self shall his crown flourish.

The Lord taketh pleasure in his people: |)e Ujill beautifj}
tl)c meek toitl) saluation.

®I)C wise sljall inljcrit glorn : but shame shall be the pro-
motion of fools.

Wisdom is the principal thing ; therefore get wisdom : and
with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall
promote thee : she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost
embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
a txomi of iglorn sljail sljc beliucv to tl)cc.

It shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that
remaineth in Jerusalem, sl)aU be callcb i)oln, even everyone that
is written among the living in Jerusalem : "when the Lord shall
have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall
have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the
spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And the Lord
will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon
her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a
flaming fire by night : for upcrn all tl)c glorn sljull bcabc-
fence.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall
lie down with the kid ; and the calf and the young lion and the
fatling together ; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow
and the bear shall feed ; their young ones shall lie down together :
and the hon shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child
shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put
his hand on the cockatrice den. ®!|)ejl sl)all UOt \)inl lior bc-
Strog in all mn l^olg mountain : for the earth shall be full of the
knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all
people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees ; of fat
things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And he
will destroy in this mountain the face of the co\*ring cast over all
people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. i)c luiU

stoallotD np bcatl) in oictorii ; anb tlje Corb (Bob will roipc

aujarj tears from off all faces ; and the rebuke of his people shall
he take away from oft" all the earth : for the Lord hath spoken it.

In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah ;

We have a strong city; sabation roill (Sob appoint for malls
anb bulmarks.

Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth
the truth may enter in.



Ps. cxlLx. 4,



Prov. iii. 35.



Prov. iv. 7-9.



I8. iv. 3-5.



Is. xi. 6-9.



Is. XXV. 6-8.



Is. xxvi. 1, 2.



820



HEAVEN, WHAT?



la. xxviii. 5.



Isaiali,
xxxii. 17-19



Isaiah,
xxxiii. 15-17



Isaiah,
xxxiii. 'JO-24,



Isaiah,
XXXV. 3-10.



In that day sliall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glo'T,
and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people.

The work of riohteousness .sli-dl be pctUC ; and tlie effect of
righteousness qnictucss a\ib assunincc forcucr. And my
people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings,
and in quiet resting-places ; when it shall hail, coming down on
the forest; and the city shall be low in a low phice.

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that
despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from hold-
ing of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and
shutteth his eyes from seeing evil ; he shall dwell on high : his
place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks : bread shall be
given hiin ; his waters shall be sure.

<JI)inc cncs shall sec i\]c lung in l]is bcnutn : tljen sl)ixll
bt'ljolb tl)c lanii tl)at is ucrn far off.

Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities : thine eyes shall

see .Jerusalem a qnict l)abitation, a tabernacle tl)at sliall not

be taken bouin: not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be re-
moved, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. i3nt

tlicre tl)e glorions ilorh roill be nnto ns a place of broiiii

tiuers anu streams ; wherein shall go no galley with oars,
neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.

Thy tacklings are loosed ; they could not well strengthen
their mast; they could not spread the sail : then is the prey of a
great spoil divided ; the lame take the ])rey. QVnb tl)e inl)abit:int

sljall not san, I am sick : tl]e people tljatbmell ll)crein sl)all
be forgioen Bieir iniquitn.

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
Say to them that are of a feaiful heart, Be strong, fear not : be-
hold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recou)-
pence ; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the Mind
shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstop])ed. TIh^ii
shall the lame man leap as an hart, and tlie tongue of the dumb
sing : for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and strean)s in
the de.sert. And ^he parched ground shall become a pool, and the
thirsty land springs of water : in the habitation of dragons, where
each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And an highway
shall 1)(- there, and a way, and it shall l>e called, (Jljc man of ho-
liness ; tl)e unclean sljall not pass oner it ; but it sl)>ill be
for tljosc : dn- wav-faring nn'ii, though fools, shall not err tin-rein.
iXo lion shall be there, nor ann rauenons beast shall go up
tl)acon, ii shall not be founii ~[\)cvi: ; but the reiieemeb'shtill
roalk there : anb the ransomeb of the Lorb shall return, anb
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821



Ijeubs: tl}cn Gl)all obtain jon anh ghibncss, aiib soiTOto aiib
0igl)ing sl)all flee luuaij.

Tlius saitli the Lord, In an acceptable time have T heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee : and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the
earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritasjes: that thou mavest
say to the prisoners, Go forth ; to them that are in darkness, Shew
yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall
be in all hio-h places. fZ\)cr) Ql)nll not Ijnngcr nor tliirst,
neitljcr sl}all tl)c l)cat nor sun smite tl)cm : for l)c t!|iU l)atl)
mcrcn on ti)cm sl)iiU Icab tlicm, cucnbn tl)C springs of uj.xtcr
sljtill l)c gnibc tl]cm.

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth
beneath : for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the
earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein
shall die in like manner : but mil sallUItion sl)all be forcucr,
and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

The redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with s"«nging
unto Zion ; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they
shall obtain gladness and joy ; and sorrow and mourning shall flee
away.

thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted ! be-
hold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy founda-
tions with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates,
and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
And all thy chihlren shall be taught of the Lord ; and great sl)aU
be tl)e \icacc of tl)n djilbren. In righteousness shalt'thou be es-
tablished : tl)ou sijTilt be far from oppression ; for tljoix sl)alt
not fear: anb from terror; for it sljall not come near tl)ee.

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart : and
merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous
is taken away from the evil to come. t)e sl).lU enter into peace :
they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, anb tlje glorn of tlje

fLovh is risen upon tl)ee Whereas Thou hast

been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, 1 will
make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Thou
shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and slialt suck the breast
of kings : and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour
and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. For brass I will
bring gold, and for iron 1 will bring silver, and for wood brass, and
for stones iron : I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exact-
ors righteousness. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,
wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy
walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. (Jlje SUn sljall be UO more

tl)n ligl)t bji ban : neiti)er for brigl)tnes5 sljall tl)c moon giue



Isaiah,
xlix. 8-10.



Is. li. 6.



Is. li. 11.



Is.iiv. 11-14.



Is. Ivii. 1, 2.



Isaiah,
Ix. 1, 15-21.



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HEAVEN, WHAT?



Is. Ixi.



Is. Ixii. 1-5.



1 That is,
Jilydc/ight is
in her.

5 That is,
Married.



Is. Ixiv. 4.



Is. Ixv. 17-25,



ligl)t unto l\]u : but tlic l'orbsl)aU be unto tlicc an cucrlast-
ing iigl)t, anb tI)Ti &oh tl)n glorn. (Il)n sun sl)taU no more
go bouju; ncitl)cr 6l)all tl)ii moon u)itl)braro itsdf: for tl)C
ilorb sljull be tl)ine euerlasting ligl)t, iinb tl)c bans of tl)n
mourning sl)all be enbeb. (I[l)n people also sliiill be all
rigl)tcous: tljeji sljall inljerit tl)e laub foreuer, the branch of
my })hintiiig, the work uf my hands, that I may be glorified.

For your shame ye shall have double ; and for confusion they
shall rejoice in their portion : therefore in their land they shall
possess the double: euerhrsting jon sljall be unto tljem.

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's
sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as
biightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burnetii. And
the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory :
and thou slialt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the
Lord .shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand
of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou
shalt no more be termed Forsaken ; neither .shall thy land any
more be termed Desolate: but tl)OU sljalt be calleb '4'-'P')?i-^'^'li

anb tl)ii lanb ^ficulal) : for tl)e ilorb beligl)tctl) in tl)ee, and

thy land shall be married. For as a young man marrieth a virgin,

so shall thy sons marry thee: anb as tl)e bribegroom reioicetl)
ouer tl)e bribe, so sljall tl)}! (5ob rejoice ouer'tljec.

Since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside
thee, \t3l)at l)c l)atli prepareb for l)im tl)at ujaitetl) for l)im.

Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth : and the for-
mer shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye
glad and rejoice forever in that which I create : for bel)olb, 3

create Jerusalem a rejoicing, cinh Ijer people a jon.

And 1 will rejoice in Jerusalem, and jov in my people : and
the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice
of crving. There shall bo no more thence an infant of davs, nor an
old man that hath nut filled his days: for the child shall die an
hundred years old : but the sinner being an hundred years old
shall be accursed. And they shall build houses ami inhabit them ;
and they shall plant vineyai'ds, and eat the fruit of them. They
shall not build, and another inhabit ; they shall not plant, and
another eat : for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,
and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They
shall not labour in vain, nor biing forth for trouble ; for they are
the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their ofispring with them.
And it 'shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and



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