OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE
The Lamb shall stand upon Mount Zion—The gospel shall be restored in the last days by angelic ministry—The Son of Man harvests the earth.
I looked, and, lo, a aLamb
stood on the mount bSion
, and with him an hundred forty and
four thousand, having his Father’s cname
written in their foreheads.
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
And they sung as it were a new asong
before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and
four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
These are they which were not defiled with awomen
; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were bredeemed
from among men, being
the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
And in their mouth was found no aguile
: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
And I saw another aangel
fly in the midst of heaven, having the beverlasting cgospel
unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every enation
, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, aFear
God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his bjudgment
is come: and cworship dhim
that made eheaven
, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
And there followed another angel, saying, aBabylon
, is fallen, that great ccity
, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her dfornication
And the third 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 apoured
out without mixture into the cup of his bindignation
; 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 for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Here is the apatience
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, aBlessed are
in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may drest
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 aSon
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, aThrust
in thy sickle, and breap
: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the charvest
of the earth is dripe
And he that sat on the 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 sharp 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 avine
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 awinepress
of the wrath of God.
And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.