Modern Literal Version


[Revelation 1]


     1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his bond-slaves; the things that must happen shortly and he sent and signified it by his messenger to his bond-slave John; 1:2 who testifies of the word of God and of the testimony of Jesus Christ; as many things as he saw. 1:3 He who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy and are keeping the things which have been written in it are fortunate; for* the time is near.


     1:4 John to the seven congregations which are in Asia: grace to you* and peace from God who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits that are before his throne; 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves* us and bathed us from our sins by his blood; 1:6 and he made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father; to him is the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

     1:7 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye will see him and those who stabbed him, and all the tribes of the earth will grieve over him. Yes he comes, Amen.

     1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, Who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

     1:9 I John, your* brother and partner with you* in affliction and the kingdom and patient endurance which are in Christ Jesus, was on the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and because of the testimony of Jesus Christ. 1:10 I became in the spirit on the Lord's day and I heard behind me a great voice, like that of a trumpet 1:11 saying, What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven congregations: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamus and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea. 1:12 And I turned there to see the voice which spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lamp-stands; 1:13 and in the middle of the seven lamp-stands one similar to a son of man, clothed with a long-robe and girded around the breasts with a golden belt. 1:14 And his head and his hair were white like white wool, like snow, and his eyes were like a flame of fire; 1:15 and his feet similar to polished brass, as if they had been refined in a furnace, and his voice like the voice of many waters. 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars and a sharp two edged sword came out from his mouth and his appearance was as the sun appears in its power. 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell before his feet like one dead. And he placed his right hand upon me, saying, Do not fear; I am the first and the last, 1:18 and the Living One, and I was dead and behold, I am alive forever and ever and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Amen. 1:19 Therefore write the things which you saw and the things which are and the things which are about to happen after these things. 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lamp-stands is this: the seven stars are the messengers of the seven congregations and the seven lamp-stands are seven congregations.


[Revelation 2]


     2:1 Write to the messenger of the congregation in Ephesus:

     He who is holding-fast the seven stars in his right hand and who is walking in the middle of the seven golden lamp-stands says these things: 2:2 I know your works and your labor and patient endurance and that you can not bear evil men and you tested those who claim to be apostles and are not and found them false; 2:3 and you have patient endurance and did bear because of my name and have not fatigued. 2:4 But I have this against you; that you left your first love*. 2:5 Therefore remember from where you have fallen and repent and do the first works; otherwise I am coming to you shortly and will move your lamp-stand out of its place, if you do not repent. 2:6 But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. To him who overcomes, I will give to him to eat from the Tree of Life, which is in the middle of the Paradise of God.


     2:8 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Smyrna:

     The first and the last, who was dead and lived again says these things: 2:9 I know your works, your affliction and your poverty (but you are rich) and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and they are not, but are a synagogue of the Adversary. 2:10 No one fear the things which you are about to suffer. Behold indeed, the Slanderer is about to cast some from you* into prison, in order that you* may be tested and you* will have affliction ten days. You be faithful to death and I will give you the crown of life. 2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. He who overcomes may never* be hurt from the second death.


     2:12 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Pergamus:

     He who has the sharp two edged sword says these things: 2:13 I know your works and where you dwell– where the Adversary's throne is, and you hold-fast my name and did not deny my faith in the days of Antipas, my witness, my faithful one, who was killed before you*, where the Adversary is dwelling. 2:14 But I have a few things against you, because you have some there who hold-fast the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast an offense before the sons of Israel, to eat idolatrous-offerings and to fornicate. 2:15 So you also have some who hold-fast the similar teaching of the Nicolaitans. 2:16 Therefore repent; otherwise I am coming to you shortly and make war with them with the sword of my mouth. 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. To him who overcomes, I will give to him to eat from the hidden manna and I will give him a white voting-pebble and a new name written upon the voting-pebble, which no one knows except he who receives it.


     2:18 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Thyatira:

     The Son of God, who has his eyes like a flame of fire and his feet are similar to polished brass says these things: 2:19 I know your works and love* and faith and ministry and patient endurance and that your last works are more-than the first. 2:20 But I have this against you, that you are allowing {F} your woman Jezebel, she who calls herself a prophetess, and she who is teaching and misleading my bond-slaves to fornicate and to eat idolatrous-offerings. 2:21 And I gave her time, in order that she might repent, and she is not willing to repent from her fornication. 2:22 Behold, I cast her into a bed and those who fornicate with her into great affliction, if they do not repent from her works. 2:23 And I will kill her children with death, and all the congregations will know that I am he who is searching the brains and hearts and I will give to each one of you* according to your* works. 2:24 But I say to you* and to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as are not holding to this teaching, who did not know the deep things of the Adversary, as they are saying. I will not cast upon you* any other burden. 2:25 But hold-fast to what you* have, until whenever I have come. 2:26 And he who overcomes and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations. 2:27 And he will shepherd them with an iron rod, as the vessels of the potter are crushed; as I have also received of my Father; 2:28 and I will give him the morning star. 2:29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations.


{Footnotes: Re 2:20- Or maybe: your wife Jezebel...}


[Revelation 3]


     3:1 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Sardis:

     He who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says these things: I know your works, that you have a name, that you live; and you are dead. 3:2 Become watchful and establish the rest of the things, which are about to be cast away; for* I have not found your works fulfilled before my God. 3:3 Therefore remember how you have received and heard, and you keep it and repent. Therefore if you do not watch, I will come upon you like a thief and you may never* know what hour I will come upon you. 3:4 But you have a few names in Sardis who did not defile their garments and they will walk with me in white; because they are worthy. 3:5 He who overcomes this, he will be dressed in white garments, and I will never* wipe-away his name out of the Book of Life and I will confess his name before my Father and before his messengers. 3:6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations.


     3:7 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Philadelphia:

     He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut and who shuts and no one opens. 3:8 I know your works (behold, I have given you an opened door which is before you, which no one can shut), that you have little power and you have kept my word and did not deny my name. 3:9 Behold, I give them from the synagogue of the Adversary, those who say they are Jews and they are not, but are lying. Behold, I will make them that* they should come and should worship before your feet and should know that I have loved* you. 3:10 Because you kept the word of my patient endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world*, to test those who dwell upon the earth. 3:11 I am coming shortly. Hold-fast what you have, in order that no one may take your crown. 3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God and he may never* go outside any more and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from heaven from my God and my own new name. 3:13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations.


     3:14 And write to the messenger of the congregation in Laodicea:

     The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God, says these things: 3:15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish-that you might be cold or hot. 3:16 So because you are lukewarm and not hot nor cold, I am about to puke you out of my mouth. 3:17 Because you say, I am rich and have been enriched and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are the miserable and the pitiful and are poor and blind and naked. 3:18 I counsel you to buy gold from me, refined from fire, in order that you may be enriched, and with white garments, that* you may dress yourself and that* the shame of your nakedness may not be made manifest, and that* you may anoint your eyes with eye-salve, in order that you may see. 3:19 As many as I may love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and if he opens the door, I will go in to him and will have a meal with him and he with me. 3:21 He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit with me in my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father in his throne. 3:22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations.


[Revelation 4]


     4:1 After these things I saw and behold, a door had opened in heaven and the first voice which I heard, a voice like that of a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here and I will show you the things which must happen after these things. 4:2 And immediately I became in the spirit and behold, a throne was laying in heaven and he was sitting upon the throne, 4:3 and he who was sitting, was similar in appearance to a jasper stone and a carnelian and there was a rainbow surrounding the throne, similar in appearance to an emerald. 4:4 And twenty-four thrones were surrounding the throne and twenty- four elders sitting upon the thrones, dressed in white garments, and on their heads golden crowns. 4:5 And lightning and voices and thunders came out from the throne. And there were seven torches of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God; 4:6 and before his throne, like a glassy sea similar to crystal, and in the middle of the throne and surrounding the throne, four living creatures full of eyes before and behind. 4:7 And the first living creature was similar to a lion and the second living creature was similar to a calf and the third living creature having a face like that of a man and the fourth living creature was similar to a flying eagle. 4:8 And the four living creatures, every one of them having six wings apiece, are full of eyes, surrounding and inside and they have no rest day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come. 4:9 And whenever the living creatures gave glory and honor and thanks to him who is sitting on the throne, to him who lives forever and ever, 4:10 the twenty- four elders will fall down before him who is sitting on the throne and will worship him who lives forever and ever and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 4:11 Worthy are you, our Lord and our God– the holy one, to receive the glory and the honor and the power because you created all things and because they are your will and were created.


[Revelation 5]


     5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, having been sealed with seven seals. 5:2 And I saw a strong messenger preaching with a great voice, Who is worthy to open the book and to loose its seals? 5:3 And no one in the heaven or on the earth or underneath the earth, was able to open the book or to look at it. 5:4 And I was weeping much, because no one was found worthy to open and to read the book or to look at it. 5:5 And one from the elders says to me, Do not weep; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome to open the book and its seven seals. 5:6 And I saw in the middle of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb standing, as one having been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, having been sent forth into all the earth. 5:7 And he came and he takes it out of the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty- four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the holy-ones. 5:9 And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy are you to take the book and to open its seals; because you were slaughtered and bought us for God with your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation, 5:10 and made us kings and priests to our God, and they will reign upon earth.

     5:11 And I saw and I heard a voice like that of many messengers; and the living creatures and the elders surrounding the throne, tens of thousands of tens of thousands; 5:12 saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb who has been slaughtered to receive the power and the riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing*. 5:13 And every created thing which is in the heaven and on the earth and underneath the earth and on the sea and all things in them, I heard saying, To him who is sitting on the throne and to the Lamb, is the blessing* and the honor and the glory and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen.

     5:14 And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the elders fell down and worshiped him.


[Revelation 6]


     6:1 And I saw that the Lamb opened one out of the seven seals and I heard one out of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come and see. 6:2 And I saw and behold a white horse and he who sat upon it had a bow, and a crown was given to him and he came forth overcoming and that* he might overcome.


     6:3 And when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come. 6:4 And another horse came forth, a red horse, and to him who sat upon it was given to take peace from the earth, that* they should slaughter one another and a great sword was given to him.


     6:5 And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come and behold. And I saw a black horse and he who sat on it had a balance in his hand. 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A liter container of wheat for a denarius and three liter containers of barley for a denarius, and do not hurt the oil and the wine.


     6:7 And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and behold. 6:8 And behold, a pale-green horse and he who sat upon him, his name was Death and Hades followed with him. And there was given to him authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with death and by the beasts of the earth.


     6:9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the testimony of the lamb which they held. 6:10 And they cried with a great voice, saying, How long, O Master, the holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? 6:11 And a white robe was given to each, and it was said to them, that* they should still rest for a time, until both their fellow bond-slaves and those who are about to be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.


     6:12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal and a great earthquake happened, and the sun became black like hairy sackcloth and the whole moon became like blood; 6:13 and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth, like a fig tree casting its unripe figs when it is shaken by a great wind. 6:14 And the heaven departed like a scroll when it is coiled up, and every mountain and every island were moved out of their places. 6:15 And the kings of the earth and the great-men and the chief-captains and the rich and the strong and every bond-slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; 6:16 and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is sitting on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; 6:17 for* the great day of his wrath has come, and who is able to stand?


[Revelation 7]


     7:1 After this I saw four messengers standing upon the four corners of the earth, holding-fast the four winds of the earth, in order that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or upon any tree. 7:2 And I saw another messenger ascend from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a great voice to the four messengers to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 7:3 saying, Do not hurt the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we might seal the bond-slaves of our God on their foreheads.

     7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty- four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: 7:5 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Judah; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Reuben; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Gad; 7:6 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Asher; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Naphtali; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Manasseh; 7:7 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Simeon; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Levi; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Issachar; 7:8 twelve thousand out of the tribe of Zebulun; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Joseph; twelve thousand out of the tribe of Benjamin having been sealed.


     7:9 After these things I saw and behold, a great crowd, which no one was able to number, out of every nation and tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes and palm trees in their hands; 7:10 and they are crying with a great voice, saying, Salvation to our God who is sitting on the throne and to the Lamb.

     7:11 And all the messengers were standing surrounding the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell before the throne on their faces and worshiped God, 7:12 saying, Amen: blessing* and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength to our God forever and ever. Amen.

     7:13 And one out of the elders answered, saying to me, These who are dressed in white robes, who are they and where did they come from?

     7:14 And I said to him, My lord, you know.

     And he said to me, These are those who are coming out of the great affliction and they rinsed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7:15 Because of this they are before the throne of God, and they give divine service to him day and night in his temple and he who is sitting on the throne will reside over them. 7:16 They will not hunger anymore, nor thirst anymore; nor should the heat of the sun fall upon them, nor any heat, 7:17 because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and will guide them to the springs of waters of life and God will wipe-away every tear from their eyes.


[Revelation 8]


     8:1 And when he opened the seventh seal, there became a silence in heaven for about an half hour. 8:2 And I saw the seven messengers who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.

     8:3 And another messenger came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer, and much incense was given to him in order that he should give it to the prayers of all the holy-ones upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the holy-ones, went up before God out of the messenger's hand. 8:5 And the messenger took the censer, and he filled it from the fire of the altar and cast it upon the earth and there became thunders and voices and lightning and an earthquake.


     8:6 And the seven messengers who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves in order they might sound them.


     8:7 And the first trumpet sounded and there became hail and fire, mingled with blood and they were cast upon the earth and one third of the earth was burnt up and one third of the trees was burnt up and all the pale-green grass was burnt up.


     8:8 And the second messenger sounded and something like a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea and one third of the sea became blood; 8:9 and one third of the created things, (those who had life), died which were in the sea, and one third of the ships decayed.


     8:10 And the third messenger sounded and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch and it fell upon one third of the rivers and upon the springs of the waters; 8:11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood and one third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.


     8:12 And the fourth messenger sounded and one third of the sun was pounded and one third of the moon and one third of the stars; in order that one third of them should be darkened and the day might not appear for one third of it and the night similarly.


     8:13 And I saw and I heard an eagle, flying in mid-heaven, saying with a great voice, Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth, from the rest of the voices of the trumpet of the three messengers, who are about to sound.


[Revelation 9]


     9:1 And the fifth messenger sounded and I saw a star from heaven fallen to the earth and the key of the pit of the abyss was given to him. 9:2 And he opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a burning furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened from the smoke of the pit. 9:3 And locusts came forth out of the smoke upon the earth, and authority was given to them, like the scorpions of the earth have authority. 9:4 And it was said to them that* they should not hurt the grass of the earth, nor any pale-green thing, nor any tree, except only men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 9:5 And it was given to them that* they should not kill them, but that* they should be tormented five months and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, whenever it strikes a man. 9:6 And in those days men will seek death and will never* find it, and they will desire to die and death will flee from them. 9:7 And the similarity of the locusts were similar to horses prepared *for war, and upon their heads like crowns similar to gold and their faces were like men's faces. 9:8 And they had hair like the hair of women and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9:9 And they had breastplates, like iron breastplates, and the {F} sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war. 9:10 And they have tails similar to scorpions and stings, and they have their authority in their tails to hurt men for five months. 9:11 They have the messenger of the abyss as king over them. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon but in the Greek language he has the name Apollyon.


     9:12 The first Woe has gone away. Behold, two Woes still come after these things.


     9:13 And the sixth messenger sounded and I heard a voice out of the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 9:14 someone saying to the sixth messenger who had one trumpet, Loose the four messengers who are bound upon the great river Euphrates. 9:15 And the four messengers were loosed, that had been prepared *for the hour and day and month and year, that* they should kill one third of men. 9:16 And the number of the armies of the horsemen was twice tens of thousands of tens of thousands. I heard the number of them. 9:17 And so I saw the horses in the vision and those who sat on them, having fiery breastplates of hyacinth and of brimstone and the heads of lions; and fire and smoke and brimstone came out from their mouths. 9:18 By these three wounds, one third of men was killed, from the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which came out from their mouths. 9:19 For* the authority of the horses is in their mouth and in their tails; for* their tails are similar to serpents and have heads, and with them they hurt men. 9:20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed with these wounds, did not repent of the works of their hands, that* they should not worship the demons and the golden and silver and brass and stone and wooden idols; which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk. 9:21 And they did not repent of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their stealing.


{Footnotes: Re 9:9- voice or language. Re 9:16- Or: infinite number.}


[Revelation 10]


     10:1 And I saw a strong messenger coming down from heaven, dressed with a cloud, and the rainbow was upon his head and his face was like the sun and his feet like pillars of fire; 10:2 and having in his hand, a book, having been opened and he placed his right foot upon the sea and his left upon the earth; 10:3 and he cried with a great voice, like a lion roars and when he cried, the seven thunders spoke their voices.

     10:4 And when the seven thunders spoke their voices, I was about to write and I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up the things which the seven thunders spoke and do not write them. 10:5 And the messenger whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven, 10:6 and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and the things in it and the earth and the things in it and the sea and the things in it– that there will be no longer a delay of time. 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, whenever he is about to sound, and the mystery of God may be finished, as he proclaimed the good-news to his bond-slaves, the prophets. 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard it again speaking with me and saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the messenger who is standing upon the sea and upon the earth. 10:9 And I went to the messenger, saying to him that he should give me the book.

     And he says to me, Take it and eat it up, and it will make your belly bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet like honey. 10:10 And I took the book out of the messenger's hand and ate it up, and it was sweet like honey in my mouth and when I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter.

     10:11 And he is saying to me, You must prophesy again over many peoples and nations and languages and kings.


[Revelation 11]


     11:1 And a reed similar to a rod was given to me and one says, Arise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship in it. 11:2 And the courtyard which is outside the temple leave outside and do not measure it; because it has been given to the nations and they will trample on the holy city forty-two months. 11:3 And I will give to my two witnesses and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, having been dressed in sackcloth. 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lamp-stands, standing before the Lord of the earth. 11:5 And if anyone wishes to hurt them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies, and if anyone wishes to hurt them, he must thus be killed. 11:6 These have the authority to shut the heaven, in order that rain may not rain on the earth in the days of their prophecy and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of wound, whenever they will it.

     11:7 And whenever they finished their testimony, the beast which comes up out of the abyss, will make war with them and overcome them and kill them. 11:8 And the corpses of them lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 11:9 And some from among the peoples and tribes and languages and nations look upon their corpses three and a half days and do not allow their corpses to be laid in a tomb. 11:10 And those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them and will be joyous, and they will send gifts to one another; because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11:11 And after the three and a half days the spirit of life from God entered into them and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those who viewed them. 11:12 And they heard a great voice out of heaven saying to them, Come up here. And they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies viewed them. 11:13 And in that day there became a great earthquake and the tenth part of the city fell, and the names of seven thousand men were killed in the earthquake and the rest became fearful and gave glory to the God of heaven.


     11:14 The second Woe has gone away. Behold, the third Woe is coming shortly.


     11:15 And the seventh messenger sounded, and there became great voices in heaven saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and he will reign forever and ever.

     11:16 And the twenty- four elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshiped God, 11:17 saying, We give you thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who was; because you have taken your great power and reigned. 11:18 And the nations were angry and your wrath came and the time of the dead to be judged and the time to give their reward to your bond-slaves, the prophets, and to the holy-ones, and to those who fear your name, to the little and to the great, and to have decay for those who corrupt the earth.


     11:19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant* was seen in his temple, and there became lightning and voices and thunders and an earthquake and great hail.


[Revelation 12]

     12:1 And a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman dressed with the sun and the moon underneath her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars; 12:2 and she was with child, and was crying, being in travail and in torment to give birth. 12:3 And another sign was seen in heaven and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and seven diadems upon his heads. 12:4 And his tail drags one third of the stars of heaven and he cast them to the earth and the dragon is standing before the woman who is about to give birth, in order that whenever she has given birth he may devour her child. 12:5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is about to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod and her child was taken away to God and to his throne. 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that* they may nourish her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.


     12:7 And there became a war in heaven. Michael and his messengers going forth to make war with the dragon, and the dragon and his messengers made war. 12:8 And they did not prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, who is called the Slanderer and the Adversary, the misleader of the whole world*; he was cast down to the earth and his messengers were cast down with him. 12:10 And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ has come; because the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who is accusing them before our God day and night. 12:11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love* their life even to death. 12:12 Because of this, be joyous, O heavens and you* who reside in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea; because the Slanderer has gone down to you*, having great wrath, knowing that he has little time.


     12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 12:14 And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she may fly into the wilderness to her place, *that she may be nourished there for a time and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 12:15 And the serpent cast water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, that* he might make the river whisk her away. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 12:17 And the dragon was angry with the woman and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and hold the testimony of Jesus.


[Revelation 13]


     13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads and on his horns ten diadems and names of blasphemy upon his heads. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was similar to a leopard and his feet were like the feet of a bear and his mouth like the mouth of a lion and the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as though he had been slaughtered to death, and his deadly wound was healed and the whole earth marveled after the beast; 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon who gave his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is similar to the beast? And who is able to make war with him? 13:5 And a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies was given to him, and authority to practice war forty-two months was given to him. 13:6 And he opened his mouth to blaspheme toward God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and blaspheme those who reside in the heaven. 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the holy-ones and to overcome them and authority over every tribe and people and language and nation was given to him. 13:8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, every one whose name has not been written from the conception of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who has been slaughtered. 13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 13:10 If anyone has captives, he is going into captivity; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the patient endurance and the faith of the holy-ones.


     13:11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns similar to a lamb and he spoke like a dragon. 13:12 And he practiced all the authority of the first beast in his sight and makes the earth and those who are dwelling in it that* they should worship the first beast, whose wound of death was healed. 13:13 And he does great signs, even makes fire in order that it might come down from heaven upon the earth in the sight of men. 13:14 And he misleads those of mine who dwell on the earth because of the signs which was given to him to do in the sight of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast, who has the wound of death from the sword and lived. 13:15 And it was given to it to give breath to the image, to the beast, that* the image of the beast should speak and that* it should make as many as would not worship the image of the beast that* they should be killed. 13:16 And he makes all, the little and the great and the rich and the poor and the free and the bond, in order that there may be marks given to them upon their right hand or upon their foreheads; 13:17 and that* no one may be able to buy or to sell, except he who has the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 13:18 Here is wisdom. He who has perception, let him calculate the number of the beast; for* it is the number of a man and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.


[Revelation 14]


     14:1 And I saw and behold, the Lamb standing on the Mount Zion and with him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters and like the voice of a great thunder. And the voice which I heard was like that of harpists harping with their harps. 14:3 And they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders and no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who had been bought out of the earth. 14:4 These are those who were not defiled with women; for* they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were bought by Jesus from among men, as the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb. 14:5 And no lie was found in their mouth. They are unblemished.


     14:6 And I saw a messenger flying in mid-heaven, having the eternal good-news to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth and to every nation and tribe and language and people; 14:7 and he says with a great voice, Fear the Lord and give him glory; because the hour of his judgment has come and worship him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.


     14:8 And another, a second messenger, followed, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who has given all the nations to drink out of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

     14:9 And another messenger, a third, followed them, saying with a great voice, If anyone is worshiping the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 14:10 he will also drink out of the wine of the wrath of God. The wrath which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone before the holy messengers and before the Lamb; 14:11 and the smoke of their torment is going up forever and ever, and they have no rest day and night, who worship the beast and his image and if anyone receives the mark of his name. 14:12 Here is the patient endurance of the holy-ones, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.


     14:13 And I heard the voice from heaven saying to me, Write, fortunate are the dead who die in the Lord from now. Yes, says the Spirit, that* they may rest from their labors, and their works follow with them.


     14:14 And I saw and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud I saw one sitting similar to a son of man, having on his head a golden crown and in his hand a sharp sickle. 14:15 And another messenger came out from the temple, crying with a great voice to him who sat on the cloud, Send forth your sickle and reap; because the hour to reap has come; because the harvest of the earth is ripe. 14:16 And he who sat on the cloud cast his sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped.


     14:17 Another messenger came out from the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 14:18 And another messenger came out from the altar, he who has authority over fire, and he shouted to him who had the sharp sickle with a great outcry, saying, Send forth your sharp sickle and pick the clusters from the earth; because her grapes are prime. 14:19 And the messenger cast his sickle into the earth and picked the clusters of the vine of the earth and cast it into the winepress, the great winepress of the wrath of God. 14:20 And the winepress was trampled on outside the city and there came out blood from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as one thousand six hundred furlongs.


[Revelation 15]


     15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven messengers having seven wounds, which are the last, because the wrath of God was finished in them.


     15:2 And I saw like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who overcome from the beast and from his image and from the number of his name, standing by the glassy sea, having harps of God. 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the bond-slave of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are your ways, you the King of the nations. 15:4 Who may never* fear you, Lord, and should glorify your name? Because only you are holy; because all the nations will come and worship before you; because your righteousness was manifest.


     15:5 And after I saw these things and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened; 15:6 and there came out from the temple the seven messengers who had the seven wounds, having been clothed with clean and bright flax-linen and girded around their chests with golden belts. 15:7 And one out of the four living creatures gave to the seven messengers seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power and no one was able to enter into the temple, until the seven wounds of the seven messengers should be finished.


[Revelation 16]


     16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven messengers, You* go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth.


     16:2 And the first went and poured out his bowl into the earth, and it became an evil sore and wicked toward the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.


     16:3 And the second poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man, and every living soul died, and the things that were in the sea.


     16:4 And the third messenger poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of the waters, and it became blood. 16:5 And I heard the messenger of the waters saying, Righteous are you, who are and who was, you the Holy One, because you judged these things; 16:6 because they shed the blood of the holy-ones and the prophets and you gave blood to them to drink for* they are worthy. 16:7 And I heard from the altar saying, Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.


     16:8 And the fourth messenger poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat and the men blasphemed the name of God who has the authority over these wounds, and they did not repent to give him glory.


     16:10 And the fifth messenger poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened, and they gnawed their tongues out of pain, 16:11 and they blasphemed the God of heaven out of their pains and out of their sores, and they did not repent from their works.


     16:12 And the sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, in order that the way of the kings who come from the rising of the sun might be made ready. 16:13 And I saw out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; 16:14 for* they are spirits of demons, doing signs; which go forth to the kings of the whole world*, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty. 16:15 (Behold, I am coming like a thief. He who is watching and keeping his garments is fortunate, that* he may not walk naked and that* they may see his indecency.) 16:16 And they gathered them together into the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.


     16:17 And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air, and there came forth a great voice from the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It has happened. 16:18 And there became lightning and voices and thunders, and there became a great earthquake, such-as has not happened since men have been upon the earth, so-great an earthquake– so great! 16:19 And the great city became divided into three parts and the cities of the nations fell and Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 16:20 And every island fled away and the mountains were not found. 16:21 And great hail, about a {F} talant’s poundage, comes down from heaven upon men and men blasphemed God from the wound of the hail; because its wound is extremely great.


{Footnote: a talant is 58-80 lbs. of silver.}


[Revelation 17]


     17:1 And one out of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, Come-here. I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is sitting upon many waters; 17:2 by whom the kings of the earth fornicated and those who dwell in the earth were made drunken with the wine of her fornication. 17:3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 17:4 And the woman was dressed in purple and scarlet arrayed with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the unclean things of her fornication of the earth, 17:5 and a name written upon her forehead, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken from the blood of the holy-ones and from the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And I marveled when I saw her– with great marvel! 17:7 And the messenger said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast which is bearing her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. 17:8 The beast which you saw was and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and to go into destruction. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life from the conception of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was and is not and will be present.

     17:9 Here is the mind that has wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman is sitting; 17:10 and they are seven kings; the five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come, and when he should come, he must remain a little while. 17:11 And the beast that was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is out of the seven, and he goes into destruction. 17:12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings, who did not yet receive a kingdom; but they receive authority like kings, with the beast, for one hour. 17:13 These have one intention and they distribute their power and authority to the beast. 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those called and chosen and faithful with him. 17:15 And he says to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot is sitting, are peoples and crowds and nations and languages. 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked and will eat her flesh and will burn her up in fire. 17:17 For* God gave to their hearts to do his intention and to do it with one intention and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God should be finished. 17:18 And the woman whom you saw is the great city, which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.


[Revelation 18]


     18:1 After these things I saw another messenger coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated from his glory. 18:2 And he cried with a great voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great and has become a residence of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 18:3 Because out of the wine of the wrath of her fornication all the nations have fallen, and the kings of the earth fornicated with her and the merchants of the earth were enriched from the power of her promiscuity.


     18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, in order that you* might not have fellowship with her sins and in order that you* might not receive out of her wounds, 18:5 because her sins have reached even to heaven and God has remembered her wrongdoing. 18:6 Repay to her as she has also given to you* and you* do this twice to her– twice as much again according to her works; in the cup which she mixed, mix to her twice as much. 18:7 As much as she glorified herself and was promiscuous, so-much more give to her torment and mourning; because she says in her heart, I sit as a queen and I am no widow and may never* see mourning. 18:8 Because of this in one day her wounds will come– death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire; because strong is the Lord God who judged her. 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who fornicated and were promiscuous with her, will weep and grieve over her, whenever they look upon the smoke of her fire, 18:10 standing from afar because of their fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! Because in one hour your judgment has come. 18:11 And the merchants of the earth will weep and will mourn over her, because no one is buying their cargo any more; 18:12 cargo of {F} gold, silver, precious stone, pearl, fine-linen, purple, silk, scarlet, and all citron wood and every vessel of ivory and every vessel made out of the most precious wood and of brass and iron and marble; 18:13 and cinnamon, spice, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, oil, fine-flour, grain, sheep, other animals, and of horses and of chariots and of bodies and souls of men. 18:14 And the autumn-fruits which your soul lusted after have gone away from you and all things which were luxurious and bright have perished from you and you may never* find them anymore. 18:15 The merchants of these things, who were enriched from her, will stand from afar because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning. 18:16 And they are saying, Woe, woe, the great city, she who was dressed in fine-linen, and purple and scarlet and arrayed in gold, precious stone and pearls! 18:17 Because in an hour so-many riches was made desolate. And every helmsman and everyone who sails any place and sailors and as many as gain work by the sea, stood from afar, 18:18 and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her fire, saying, What city is similar to the great city? 18:19 And they cast dirt on their heads and cried, weeping and mourning and saying, Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had their ships in the sea were enriched out of her costliness! Because in one hour she was made desolate. 18:20 O heaven be joyous over her and you* holy-ones and you* apostles and you* prophets; because God has judged your* judgment {F} on her.


     18:21 And a strong messenger took up a stone like a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying, So Babylon, the great city, will be cast down, with a violent-impulse, and may never* be found anymore. 18:22 And the voice of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters may never* be heard in you anymore, and no craftsman, of whatever craft, may never* be found in you anymore, and the voice of a mill may never* be heard in you anymore; 18:23 and the light of a lamp may never* appear in you anymore, and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride may never* be heard in you anymore. Your merchants were the great-men of the earth; because all the nations were misled with your sorcery. 18:24 And in her, the bloods of prophets and of holy-ones and of all who have been slaughtered upon the earth was found.


{Footnotes: Re 18:12,13- in the list of merchandise ‘and’ was removed between many of the words and replaced with a comma. Re 18:20- Greek: out of.}


[Revelation 19]


     19:1 After these things, I heard as it was a great voice of a great crowd in heaven, saying, Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power, is from our God: 19:2 because true and righteous are his judgments; because he has judged the great harlot, she who corrupted the earth with her fornication and he has avenged the blood of his bond-slaves from her hand.

     19:3 And they said a second time, Hallelujah. And her smoke goes up forever and ever.

     19:4 And the twenty- four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who is sitting on the throne, saying, Amen. Hallelujah.

     19:5 And a voice came forth from the throne, saying, Give praise to our God, all his bond-slaves, and those who fear him, the little and the great.

     19:6 And I heard as it was the voice of a great crowd and like the voice of many waters and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah; because the Lord our God, the Almighty reigns. 19:7 We should rejoice and should be glad and should give the glory to him; because the marriage of the Lamb has come and his wife has prepared herself. 19:8 And it was given to her that* she might dress herself in fine-linen, bright and clean; for* the fine-linen is the righteousnesses of the holy-ones.

     19:9 And he says to me, Write, those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb are fortunate. And he says to me, These are true words of God. 19:10 And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he says to me, See that you do not do that. I am a fellow bond-slave with you and with your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God; for* the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.


     19:11 And I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse and he who sat upon it being called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and make war. 19:12 And his eyes are a flame of fire and upon his head are many diadems, and he has names written which no one knows except he himself. 19:13 And he is dressed in a garment dipped in blood and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine-linen, white and clean. 19:15 And from his mouth comes out a sharp two edged sword, in order that he might strike the nations with it and he will shepherd them with an iron rod and he tramples on the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. 19:16 And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.


     19:17 And I saw a messenger standing in the sun, and he cried with a great voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, Come-here. Be gathered together to the great supper of God; 19:18 in order that you* may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of chief-captains and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit upon them and the flesh of all men, both free and bond and both little and great.


     19:19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, gathered together to make war with him who sat upon the horse and with his army. 19:20 And the beast was clutched and with him the false prophet who made the signs in his sight, with which he misled those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. The two were cast alive into the lake of fire which is burning with brimstone. 19:21 And the rest were killed with the sword of him who sat upon the horse, which came forth out of his mouth and all the birds were fed from their flesh.


[Revelation 20]


     20:1 And I saw a messenger coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 20:2 And he took-hold of the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the Slanderer and the Adversary, the one who is deceiving all the world and bound him a thousand years, 20:3 and cast him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him, in order that he may not mislead the nations anymore, until the thousand years might be finished. He must be loosed for a little time after these things.


     20:4 And I saw thrones and they sat upon them and judgment was given to them and I saw the souls of those who had been decapitated because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God and those who did not worship the beast, nor his image and did not receive the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand, and they lived and reigned with Christ the thousand years. 20:5 And the rest of the dead did not live until the thousand years might be finished. This is the first resurrection. 20:6 Fortunate and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority; but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him a thousand years.


     20:7 And when the thousand years might be finished, the Adversary will be loosed out of his prison, 20:8 and will go out to mislead the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together into the war. The number of whom is like the sand of the sea. 20:9 And they went up over the width of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the holy-ones and the beloved city and fire from God came down out of heaven and devoured them. 20:10 And the Slanderer who misled them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


     20:11 And I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the little, standing before the throne, and books were opened and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life and the dead were judged out of the things which have been written in the books, according to their works. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them and they were judged everyone according to their works. 20:14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, that is the lake of fire. 20:15 And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the lake of fire.


[Revelation 21]


     21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for* the first heaven and the first earth have passed away, and the sea is no more. 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from heaven of God, prepared as a bride adorned for* her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and he will reside with them and they will be his people and God himself will be with them and will be their God. 21:4 And he will wipe-away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.

     21:5 And he who is sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he says to me, Write; because these words are faithful and true. 21:6 And he said to me, It has become new. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give freely to him who is thirsty out of the spring of the water of life. 21:7 He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 21:8 But to the cowardly and unbelieving and sinners and detestable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and to all the false witnesses, their part will be in the lake that is burning with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.


     21:9 And one out of the seven messengers who had the seven bowls full of the last seven wounds came and spoke with me, saying, Come-here. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a mountain great and high and showed me the great holy city Jerusalem, coming down from heaven from God, 21:11 having the glory of God. Her source of light was similar to a most precious stone, like a crystal-like jasper stone; 21:12 having a great and high wall ; having twelve gates and upon the gates twelve messengers, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 21:13 Three gates were on the east and three gates were on the north, and three gates were on the south, and three gates were on the west. 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 21:15 And he who spoke with me had a measure, a golden reed, in order that he might measure the city and its gates and its wall. 21:16 And the city lies four cornered and the length as much as the width and he measured the city with the reed, {F} twelve thousand furlongs, the length and the width and its height are equal. 21:17 And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of a messenger. 21:18 And the structure of its wall was jasper and the city was purest gold, similar to purest glass. 21:19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 21:20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, carnelian; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, hyacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was from one pearl, respectively and the street of the city was purest gold like transparent glass. 21:22 And I saw no temple in it; for* the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb, are its temple. 21:23 And the city has no need of the sun, neither of the moon, that* they should appear in it; for* the glory of God illuminated it and its lamp is the Lamb. 21:24 And the nations will walk in its light and the kings of the earth bring their glory and the honor of the nations into it. 21:25 And its gates may never* be shut by day (for* there will be no night there). 21:26 And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 21:27 And anything defiled may never* enter into it or anything practicing an abomination and a lie; except those who have been written in the Lamb's Book of Life.


{Footnotes: Re 21:16- A 1380 mile cube. About 1/5 the size of the earth by volume if literal.}


[Revelation 22]


     22:1 And he showed me a river of the clean water of life, bright like crystal, coming out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, 22:2 in the middle of its street. And on this side of the river and on that side was the Tree of Life, producing twelve fruits, giving its fruit every month and the leaves of the tree were *for the healing of the nations. 22:3 And there will be no curse there and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it. And his bond-slaves will give divine service to him; 22:4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 22:5 And there will be no night there, and they do not need a lamp or a light; because the Lord God will illuminate them and they will reign forever and ever.


     22:6 And he says to me, These words are faithful and true and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his messengers to show to his bond-slaves the things which must shortly happen.

     22:7 And behold, I am coming shortly. He who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book is fortunate.


     22:8 And I, John, am he who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the messenger who showed me these things. 22:9 And he says to me, See that you do not do that. I am a fellow bond-slave with you and with your brethren the prophets and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.


     22:10 And he says to me, Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book; because the time is near. 22:11 He who is unrighteous, let him still do unrighteousness and the filthy, let him still be filthy and he who is righteous, let him still do righteousness and he who is holy, let him still be made holy.

     22:12 Behold, I am coming shortly, and my reward is with me, to give to each one as his work will be. 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

     22:14 Those who are practicing his commandments are fortunate, that* their right will be to the Tree of Life and they may enter in into the city by the gates. 22:15 Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices a lie.


     22:16 I, Jesus, have sent my messenger to testify to you* these things in the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the early morning star.


     22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he who hears, let him say, Come. And he who is thirsty, let him come. He who wills, let him take the water of life freely.


     22:18 I testify with everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the wounds which are written in this book. {Deut 4:2?} 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God takes away his part from the Tree of Life and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.


     22:20 He who is testifying of these things says, Yes, I am coming shortly. Amen.


     Yes come, Lord Jesus.


     22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the holy-ones. Amen.


{End of the Holy New Covenant, Modern Literal Version. To God is the glory, the power, and dominion forever and ever. Amen}



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Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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