Saturday, January 16, 2010

Extended 12 Element Chart

Written by Mysst:

Ok...the Counsel elements have taken me a while to find the order to...but I think I found it. It's changed slightly and grew much more since Gwen saw it.

Each core shares a piece of another core...possibly 2 with the way my chart worked out. This piece that is shared would allow that Counselor to pass on a different core to it's rightful heir...I believe this is to aid us in cases when Old Counselors refuse to find their replacement.. Unfortunately this is were Gwen and I may have a disagreement as the only shared piece I found that corresponds to her list is Air and Time. I've felt a part of Time within James while he was here, but since Gwen's passed on what she was supposed to I've yet to feel a piece of Darkness with the core but yet I can feel Space and Air which is what brought me to the conclusion that each counselor shares about 1/12 of it's core with at least 1 if not 2 which I ordered as 1st and 2nd.

Compliments are also the consorts, but in cases where an Element Core changes gender as with Fire and Water the new consort would be the Compliment's opposite. And from my understanding, the consort isn't always the Counselor's lover but these two would be rather close.

We can all use each others core stream in some way shape or form but we are better with those that are directly 'linked' to us being our Triplicities, Opposite, Compliment, Triplicity Opposites.



It made alot of sence while I was working on it and I just made up charts on a grid...they seem a little easier to understand that way and also compairing them with the Star, which is why I posted the picture here as well. Perhaps understanding how the counselors relate to one another will be helpful to bring us to a more harmonized state.

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I am offering the tools for a better understanding that can help bring unity and power to back up each other as a family like we are to be.

Anyways...on to the very long chart so you can see how they are grouped and also how each counselor is connected to the other.



Element core: Earth
Base element: Earth
Color: Green
Stones: Emerald, Aventurine
Zodiac: Capricorn
Planet: Saturn
Triplicities: Love, Darkness
Opposite: Fire
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Light, Hate
Complimant: Water
Compliment Opposite: Air
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Time, left-Chaos
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Tranquility, left-Space

Element core: Air
Base element: Air
Color: Yellow
Stones: Topaz, citrine
Zodiac: Libra
Planet: Mercury
Triplicities: Chaos, Space
Opposite: Water
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Time, Tranquility
Complimant: Fire
Compliment Opposite: Water
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Darkness, left-Hate
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Love, left-Hate

Element core: Fire
Base element: Fire
Color: Red
Stones: Ruby, Red jasper
Zodiac: Aries
Planet: Mars
Triplicities: Hate, Light
Opposite: Earth
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Love, Darkness
Complimant: Air
Compliment Opposite: Water
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Space, left-Tranquility
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Chaos, left-Time

Element core: Water
Base element: Water
Color: Blue
Stones: Sapphire, Sodalite
Zodiac: Cancer
Planet: Moon
Triplicities: Tranquility, Time
Opposite: Air
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Chaos, Space
Complimant: Earth
Compliment Opposite: Fire
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Light, left-Love
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Hate, left-Darkness

Element core: Tranquility
Base element: Water
Color: Pale Blue
Stones: Flourite, Turquiose
Zodiac: Pisces
Planet: Neptune
Triplicities: Time, Water
Opposite: Chaos
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Space, Air
Complimant: Love
Compliment Opposite: Hate
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Fire, left-Darkness
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Light, left-Earth

Element core: Chaos
Base element: Air
Color: Grey
Stones: Ritulated Quartz, Tourmulated Quartz
Zodiac: Gemini
Planet: Mercury
Triplicities: Space, Air
Opposite: Tranquility
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Water, Time
Complimant: Hate
Compliment Opposite: Love
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Earth, left-Light
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Darkness, left-Fire

Element core: Love
Base element: Earth
Color: Pink
Stones: Rose Quartz, Unakite
Zodiac: Virgo
Planet: Venus
Triplicities: Darkness, Earth
Opposite: Hate
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Fire, Light
Complimant: Tranquility
Compliment Opposite: Chaos
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Water, left-Space
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Time, left-Air

Element core: Hate
Base element: Fire
Color: Crimson
Stones: Iron, Flint
Zodiac: Saggitaurius
Planet: Jupiter
Triplicities: Light, Fire
Opposite: Love
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Darkness, Earth
Complimant: Chaos
Compliment Opposite: Tranquility
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Air, left-Time
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Space, left-Water

Element core: Space
Base element: Air
Color: Midnight
Stones: Meteorite, Lapis Lazuli
Zodiac: Aquarius
Planet: Saturn, Uranus
Triplicities: Air, Chaos
Opposite: Time
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Tranquility, Water
Complimant: Light
Compliment Opposite: Darkness
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Love, left-Fire
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Earth, left-Hate

Element core: Time
Base element: Water
Color: Purple
Stones: Fossil, Amber
Zodiac: Scorpio
Planet: Mars, Pluto
Triplicities: Water, Tranquility
Opposite: Space
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Air, Chaos
Complimant: Darkness
Compliment Opposite: Light
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Hate, left-Earth
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Fire, left-Love

Element core: Light
Base element: Fire
Color: White
Stones: Quartzite (snowy quartz), Howlite
Zodiac: Leo
Planet: Sun
Triplicities: Fire, Hate
Opposite: Darkness
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Earth, Love
Complimant: Space
Compliment Opposite: Time
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Chaos, left-Water
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Air, left-Tranquility

Element core: Darkness
Base element: Earth
Color: Black
Stones: Obsidian, Onyx
Zodiac: Tuarus
Planet: Venus
Triplicities: Earth, Love
Opposite: Light
Shared Piece/Triplicity opposites: Hate, Fire
Complimant: Time
Compliment Opposite: Space
Directional (as marked out when drawing a woven 12 point star): right-Tranquility, left-Air
Directional Opposite (Neighbors/sit on either side of the Counselor): right-Water, left-Chaos
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Chant of the 12 Elements

Chants for the 12 Elements

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Earth:
I call upon the Spirit of the North
Golden Orb of Earth and Creation
Principle of fertility
Power of regeneration and renewal
Help us to be mindful of the earth our mother,
to live in peace as her children
Help us to understand the process of life and death
Seed time and harvest, the cycles of existance
Be with us.

Air:
I call upon the spirit of the East
White light of dawn, recession, of suspension
Of Comtemplation, of intelligence and insight
THe wise and ageless winds that know the mysteries of eternity
Help us to breath freely
To drink the winds and yet find the still center
Help us to know liberation, to percieve with crystalize clarity
what we need to know
Help us to think swiftly and see without distortion
Let us hear the words upon the winds of time.
Be with us


Water:

I call upon the spirit of the West.
Blue serpent of water and of birth
The principle of love that sustains all things
giving and flowing throughout our bodies
and throughout the living world
Help us to tell the difference between illusions and reality
Between knowledge and wisdom
Help us to sustain and be sustained within
the great ebb and flow of the tide of mother ocean
Be with us.



Fire:
I call upon the spirit of the south
Red flame of fire and of passion
blood and wine, sexuality and vital heart
Driving forces of the Id
Powers of aspiration, ecstasy, warmth, and joy
Help us to control and direct our emotions to creative ends.
Help us to live more fully.
to warn our hearts and our hearths
and may our vigilence protect all from harm and the flame within
Be with us


Tanquility

I call upon the spirit of tranquility
Subtle shinning power of the cycles of life
of the patterns, of the order of existance
I ask for the calmness and the peace of mind
to fullfill my desires and I am ever reminded
that tranquility comes out of chaos and back into order again
Help us to maintain orer and consistansy and live in peace
Be with us.

Chaos

I call upon the spirit of chaos
Radient beam of life and death,
disorder, confusion, warn and change.
The powers of that which is the random flow
I ask for the towers to crumble
so that change be be truely granted
I am ever mindful that chaos comes and out order
and back into tranquility
Help us to be sparatic and free, to avoid stagnation
and still maintain our goals
and not get lost in the beautiful whirl of chaos.
Be with us.

Love:

I call upon the spirit of Love
the pure emotion that is directed with selfessness
toward all who would receive it
Powers of love, of lust, and those of despair.
Help us to remember that all beings were created
by the divine and with love,
so each creature must be respected as such
Help us to love another and to be able to recieve love.
Be with us


Hate:

I call upon the spirit of hate, of hope and of longing
Help us to realize when apathy is the best solution
and when hate empowers us.
The dark spirit of malice will not consume us
but charge us in battle
Help us to direct our emotions toward creative ends that will
forever give us the strength to obtain our goals.
Be with us


Space:

I call upon the spirit of space
silver light of the ether
Blackness of the void, that which is abys.
Of all beings in creation that which is the in-between,
the energy, that binds us all together.
True freedom forever engulfing our soul.
Help us to escape these cages and drift out of time, into space
into astral planes, with the light of the moon.
Be with us.


Time:

I call upon the spirit of time
the etheric golden wheel of movement, change, and messurement.
The never ending circle of existance.
Help us to be mindful of the wheel of life, growth, and death
Give us wisdom of the ages and
the knowledge to bend around time
and concepts to suit our purposes
May the light of the sun guide us.
Be with us



Light

I call upon the spirit of light
the etheric virtuous becaons of life and wisdom
Upon the bright side of the moon
and the rising sun, shinning compassion on our brows.
I seek out the protection and clarity within myself
and the universe.
Help us to remember the balance of the yin and yang
as there is no light without darkness
but we will walk the path of light when we must.
May the light not blind us but guide us to enlightenment.
Be with us


Darkness

I call upon the spirit of darkness
black etheric shadow of mystery and death,
secrecy upon the dark side of the moon and the setting sun
I seek out the shadows that have eluded us
and engraved the mysteries of eternity within our hearts
I seek out the ptotection and understanding within myself
and the universe to have the power to destroy,
the indepenedence of thought.
Help us to remember the balance of the yin and yang
as there is no darkness without light
and to live and walk with the darkness when we must.
May the shadows not blind us but guide us into self fullfillment.






And for the 13th





We keep the faith until
the sky falls upon us and crushes us
Until the earth opens and swallows us
Until the Seas arise and overwealm us
Until the land is burnt to ash
By the Plains of the living spirits
in the center of all,
From Umhala
By the Fifth and the Thirteenth
By the Spirit of all things
Ire, Akasha, Ire, Akasha
We call you forth, Theot se!
Akasha, Spirit, watch over me
I am your child so mote it be

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

otherkin rantings

It's very hard for me to explain what Otherkin is, in any other way, but a natural process that is more common than most would admit, because of a little thing called reincarnation. I do consider myself Otherkin, though I have my own skepticisms for the matter and the philosophy.
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Otherkin is a primarily online community of individuals who are of the belief they are either not human, their souls are not human, or they are human but with very strong connections to previous incarnations of non-human beings. I had this philosophy long before I ever found the term Otherkin, so when I came across the community many years ago, it did not surprise me. What is interesting about Otherkin, is most of the group tends to believe they are what most society considers mythical creatures, whether it is an elf, a dragon, a djinn, a faery, a daemon, or an angel. There are those who have connected with beings that are unknown to our mythologies and folk lore, but more often than not, there is some reference to them in literature. Others believe they are more connected to an animal, which just so happens to usually be a beautiful animal, such as a fox, or a wolf, or a bird of some kind. I do have a theory relating to this matter. For one, I am a firm believer that everyone in the world, or most anyway, is not only Otherkin, but Multikin, meaning they have lived countless incarnations of human and non-human. I do not for one second believe that the spirit is given one short life and that is it. How can we as individuals learn about life in less than a hundred years? However, our egos press us into only seeing the beautiful side of ourselves, the more interesting creatures, the more intelligent, the more powerful. If this is not the case, I do believe there are many in the Otherkin community that are simply imagining their awakening, and are choosing to believe themselves these things, out of wanting to fit in, or simply wanting to be special. I will never point fingers at who does this, as it is their own life, and it does not hurt me. One can say they harm the community, but there is no helping this.

Otherkin believe that they go through what most call a state of Awakening, which describes the process of becoming aware of what they are. Most will describe the awakenings in very similar fashions, as most seem to feel a heightened state of awareness, memories begin to flood in, and people will feel something, other than human. Some feel as if they are literally in a trance for the first stages of the awakening, and this can last for days or weeks even. (For more information on Awakening, see my other blog entry on the subject).

There are some Otherkin, that do not feel they are reincarnated, but that they simply aren't human at all. I'm going to save that for another blog entry sometime, as to me, it's almost an entirely different subject.

Now, I would like to touch on the subject that I think is most important, whether any Otherkin can agree with me or not. For the most part, we are all human physically. I feel many otherkin get sort of sucked into a world of isolation because they feel alone, an outcast, stuck in a world full of humans. Why do we not ask ourselves why we are human now? Do you have a theory why you are here? Can't we not possibly be here because we choose to live this experience? Or it was simply our time to be human? When one lives in the past we can not evolve. I'm not saying being human is necessarily more evolved or less advanced than our previous forms, but I believe our physical natures can not be denied, and if we try and do this, in nostalgia for a happier time, we are only shooting ourselves in the foot.

That being said, I still find it important and a blessing that we have memory of our pasts. We can learn from the past, we can understand why we do the things we do, but we should honestly, move on. I feel separate from the bulk of the human race, whether that is my ego telling me I am better than them, or I am at heart, not human, I do not know. I don't actually care. It is not just otherkin that feel this way to the population, you just have to find them.

I can't, for the life of me, understand why so much of the Occult and Pagan Community shuns or mocks Otherkin. To me, it's more than natural, it fits in with the most common of the philosophies throughout the metaphysical world. The two most basic concepts of Otherkin are Mythical Creatures and Reincarnation. What religion in the world does not have some hint of reincarnation? Find me 10 pagans that don't believe in reincarnation. Now, find me ten that don't believe in faeries? Or other realms of existence? These so called mythical creatures are very prominent in thousands of stories of mythology, which is the basis for hundreds of religious beliefs. systems of magic, and spiritual paths. What is so difficult to believe about someone believing they were not human in a past life? Did the Druids not believe that a man could come back as an animal, a plant or a god? I just can't understand why the entire concept is mocked by so many? I understand that many of the community can be a bit idiotic and fluffy, but we honestly should be used to that by now. Every group is going to have those.

And now to steer in another directional rant, my philosophy is that the majority of the human race, is also otherkin, though not awakened. It's also of my belief that the purpose of life is to live it, and to experience all possible forms of life. I feel that until my inner/higher self has decided it's time for me to stop evolving, to stop experiencing, and to go into 'rest', whatever that may be, I will have lived hundreds, thousands of ways, forms, and will have countless experiences to have learned from.

I connect most to my elf forms. Perhaps that is because I am human, and to be an elf and a human is not so different from many of the other possibilities. I do not recall ever have been an animal, unintelligent or intelligent, though I think perhaps it is more difficult to do so, because the way animals think is vastly different to how our brains work now. I came to the conclusion because it appears as most who identify as wolf-kin or bird-kin, for instance, feel their awakening was more instinctual rather than filled with memory.

Further more, I believe that many of us have the ability or may have been incarnated, not only as intelligent, or sentient creatures, but as trees, plants, who knows what else. I suppose that is my animism belief coming out, but it's worth considering. All objects in the universe have energy, and what is the soul but energy that science can not yet explain? It's likely, in my opinion, that while we enjoy remembering or connecting with our past selves, as elves, dragons, foxes, wolves, vampires, daemons, we may have also lived as a donkey, or an insect, or by all means, a parasite. As our ego would not want to identify with this possibility, it also may be pointless to ponder on such things. After all, we are human now, for whatever we are inside or what have been in the past. Aren't we all just spirits living a human existence? Our soul must evolve, and we can take everything else that we are to add up on that experience, compare, and help the race we are now develop into more thoughtful, intelligent, and evolved creatures!
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The Sephirah & Omni Comparisons


The Kabbalah explains how the world came into existance from the will of God, Elohim. This is described as a sereies of emotions from the divine source. The Tree of Life can been seen as a framework that shows how the supreme, undiffertiated, consciousness of the almighty, devolves into the self-consciousness of the individual. It also reveals the paths by which we can return to unity with God, by removing those obstacles that limit consciousness.

I believe the Tree of Life is a vital tool in understanding what the Omni and existance is, how it works, where it came from, and why it is nessecary.

The Tree of Life is depicted as an arrangement of Ten Spheres on Three parallel pillars. These spheres are called Sephiroth, or Sephirah, in the singular, meaning "Splended Light". The Sephiroth can be understood as facets of the Divine Personality.

The highest Sphere, KETHER, represents divine glory; the lowest sphere, MALKUTH, denotes the material world, in which divine light is comparatively dim.




Below Kether on the middle pillar is a nonsphere, and is called DA'ATH, meaning knowledge. I attribute this to the Akashic Records. This is also the Abyss, the Void, the guilf that seperates the manifest from the unmanifest, the finite from the infinite. To reach the sphere of Da'ath is to attain union with the divine.


The Four Planes:

The Sephiroth exists on four planes, known as

ATZILUTH-The world of Emanation
BRIAH-The World of Creation
YETZIRAH-The World of Formation
ASSIAH-The world of Action


All the Sephiroth inhabit two of the planes except MALKUTH, Sphere 10, which is only present in the World of Action.



1. KETHER
The Three Highest Spheres, standing alone at the crown on the top of the Middle Pillar.

It is the Sphere of God, the Creator, divine glory, the Light in which the sun is but a pale reflection.

I attritube KETHER with what I refer to as the 'SOURCE', or the ONE, as you will see in my other charts.

The first creative act of God is to seperate the light from the dark. This seperation produces the first pair of opposites: CHOKHMAH and BINAH




2. CHOKHMAH and 3. BINAH

These spheres are the original couple, the Father and Mother, of the Universe. I attribute them to when I refer to as 'THE TWO', or once again, the MOTHER and FATHER. They are the first dual entities, which are divided energies of the Source itself.

They are the root of all polarity, positive and negative, male and female, yin and yang. They top the active right and passive let pillars of the tree. Respectively, CHOKHMAH is the active Father of Fathers; BINAH, the Great Mother. The dynamic tension BINAH, God's passive understanding, and CHOKMAH, God's active wisdom, produces the divine spark. This spark, drawn by CHOKHMAH from the divine source of KETHER, is the seen of all life that is recieved by BINAH and, generates all form into the universe.




The Second Triangle of the Tree is a reflection of the Supernatural Triangle

4. CHESED and 5. GEBURAH

Below CHOKHMAH on the right pillar of the tree is CHESED, the sphere of Love and Mercy. CHESED is the constructive and organization energy that builds the blueprints for all forms that are latent in Binah. In opposition to CHESED, is GEBURAH, on the left pillar. GEBURAH is the sphere of Severity or strength, and imposes the limitations of morality on all created things. Whereas BINAH is the MOther of all forms GEBURAH is the Destroyer. This may seem cruel but these limitations are an inevitable part of the deal. They mean that created forms are finite in the manifest world of Time and Space. This is the principle of change, without which there is stasis. I attribute GEBURAH as MACHIVA, the Broken Throne; and CHESED with COVIN.


6. TIPHARETH

Balancing Chesed and Geburah is the TIPHARETH situated below KETHER and DA'ATH on the middle pillar. Meaning beauty, TIPHARETH is the reflection of KETHER. Whereas KETHER represents supreme consciousness, TIPHARETH symbolizes consciousness of consciousness in creation. TIPHARETH is the visible Glory of God made naifest, representing vitality and the will to live. It is the balancing point, the heart of the tree, the heart of Creation, just as the Sun is the heart of the solar system. I strongly attritube TIPHARETH that that which is AKASHA>





The Lower Sephiroth, the lower triangle on the tree, reflects a further organization of the preceding pattern and the base of a single sphere Malkuth.


7. NETZACH and 8.HOD

NETZACH, at the base of the right pillar, is the positive force of attraction and the cohesion in the universe. It is the sphere of animal drives, sensuality, passion, and instictive repsonses. The natural as possosed to the contrived. It's opposite sphere, HOD, frorms the base left of the pillar and it represents duplicity, that results from self-consciousness. It is the sphere of mental faculities, intelligence, reason, considered responses, the artificial, the ambivilant, and the contrived. Hod is the negative force behind flux and change. I attribute NETZACH with THE NAMELESS ONE, and HOD with who is known more recently as STONE



9. YESOD

Balnacing the polarity of flux and cohesion is YESOD, the penultimate sephirah on the middle pillar. YESOD rules the constant, ordered cycles of time, as seen in regularly changing phases of the moon. The reproductive cycles of all things on Earth are regulated by the moon, and the tides of the ocean. YESOD is both fuild and precise, ruling the unconscious mind and emotions on one hand and organizating the machinery of the universe on the other. I attribute this to what can be refered to as the Omni Flux. Many years ago, in 2001 before I studied the Kaballah at all, I had a dream about YESOD, being within the tree, and I had visions of the patterns of what it is and how it attributes to the Omni. Only just a few weeks ago I understood the dream completely.


10. MELKUTH

Althought the last sephira, MALKUTH, meaning Kingdom, appears to be a the bottom of the tree, it is actually the top, for the roots of the tree are beyond the vanishing point of KETHER. This tree grows out of the heaven, not of earth. The magical image of MALKUTH is a young woman crowned and thorned. She is both the daughter and bride of God, and in some stories, the Mother of God. But she is exiled in matter, of creation. IN this sense, God himself is exiled from an aspect of himself. His queen, Mother Earth, who has borne his Children, is known as Shekinah.


(((The Shekinah is sometimes called the liberating angel, who Jacob in Genesis refers to as "The Angel that redeemed me from all evil. She is also the Guardian of the Tree of life in the Garden of Eden".

Gersham Scholem, a great scholar of Jewish mysticism, tells us that the Skekinah was seperated from God, her lover, following the fall of Adam and Eve. Only on Friday nights they are reunited before forced apart again. Not until all the original light of creation has returned to it's divine source will the cosmic lovers be permanently reunited. )))

I attribute MELKUTH what that which is physical, the Elements, Earth, the living, and the Council of 12.





Thanks for reading. I'll put up another chart once I get it on the computer, with more comparisons to the Omni.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We are the Other People

"We Are the Other People"
by Oberon Zell Ravenheart


"Ding-dong!" goes the doorbell. Is it Avon calling? Or perhaps Ed McMahon with my three million dollars? No, it's Yahweh's Witlesses again, just wanting to have a nice little chat about the Bible...Boy, did they ever come to the wrong house! So we invite them in: "Enter freely and of your own will..." (Hey, it's Sunday morning, nothing much going on, why not have a little entertainment?)
Diane and I amuse ourselves watching their expressions as they check out the living room: great horned owl on the back of my chair; ceremonial masks and medicine skulls of dragons and unicorns on the wall; crystals, wands, staffs, swords; lots of Goddess figures and several altars; boa constrictors draped in amorous embrace over the elk horn; white dove sitting in the hanging planters; cats and weasels underfoot; iron dragon snorting steam atop the wood stove; posters and paintings of wizards and dinosaurs and witchy women, some proudly naked; sculptures of mythological beasties and lots more dinosaurs; warp six on the star-filled view screen of my computer; a five-foot model of the USS Enterprise and the skeleton of a plesiosaur hanging from the ceiling; very, very many books, most of them dealing with obviously weird subjects...
To say nothing of the great horned owl perched on the back of my chair and the Unicorn grazing in the front yard. You know; early Addams Family decor. And then, of course, it being late in the morning, you can expect Morning Glory to come wandering out naked, looking for her wake-up cup of tea. Morning Glory naked is a truly impressive sight, and the Witlesses look as if she'd set titties on stun as they stand immobilized, hands clasped over their genitals.
With the stage set and all the actors in place, the show is ready to begin. Their mission, of course, is to save our heathen souls by turning us on to "The Word of the Lord" - their Bible. I guess they figure some of us just haven't heard about it yet, and we're all eagerly awaiting their joyous tidings of personal salvation through giving our rational faculties to Jesus.
Every time they come around, I look forward to trying out a new riposte. Sure, it may be cruel and sadistic of me, but hey, I didn't call them up and ask them to come over; they entered at their own risk! This time should be pretty good. After letting them run off their basic rap while lovely Morning Glory serves us all hot herb tea, I innocently remark: "But none of that applies to us. We have no need for salvation because we don't have original sin. We are the Other People."
"Hunh? What?" they reply eloquently. It's clear they've never heard this one before. "Right," I say. "It's all in your Bible." And I proceed to tell them the story, using their own book for reference:
Genesis 1:26 - The [Elohim] said, "Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild beasts and all the reptiles that crawl upon the earth." Elohim is a plural word, including male and female, and should properly be translated "Gods" or "Pantheon." 1:27 The Gods created humanity in the image of themselves, In the image of the Gods they created them, Male and Female they created them. 1:28 The Gods blessed them, saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it. Be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven and all living animals on the earth."
Now clearly, here we are talking about the original creation of the human species: male and female. All the animals, plants, etc. have all been created in previous verses. This is before the Garden of Eden, and Yahweh is not mentioned as the creator of these people. The next chapter talks about how Yahweh, an individual member of the Pantheon, goes about assembling his own special little botanical and zoological Garden in Eden, and making his own little man to inhabit it:
Gen 2:7 - Yahweh God fashioned a man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus the man became a living being. 8 Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden which is in the east, and there he put the man he had fashioned. 9 Yahweh God caused to spring up from the soil every kind of tree, enticing to look at and good to eat, with the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the garden. 15 Yahweh God took the man and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it.
Now this next is crucial: note Yahweh's precise words: 16 Then Yahweh God gave the man this admonition, "You may eat indeed of all the trees in the garden. 17 Nevertheless of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not to eat, for on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." Fateful words, those. We will refer back to this admonition later. Then Yahweh decides to make a woman to go with the man. Now, don't forget that the Pantheon had earlier created a whole population of people, "male and female," who are presumably doing just fine somewhere "outside the gates of Eden." But this setup in Eden is Yahweh's own little experiment, and will unfold to its own separate destiny.
21 So Yahweh God made the man fall into a deep sleep. And while he slept, he took one of his ribs and enclosed it in flesh. 22 Yahweh God built the rib he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man. Right. Man gives birth to woman. Sure he does. But that's the way the story is told here. 25 Now both of them were naked, the man and his wife, but they felt no shame in front of each other. Well, of course not! Why should they? But take careful note of those words, as they also will prove to be significant . . . Now this next part is where it starts to get interesting. Enter the Serpent:
Gen. 3:1 - The serpent was the most subtle of all the wild beasts that Yahweh God had made. It asked the woman, "Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?" 2 The woman answered the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees in the garden. 3 "But of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, 'You must not eat it, nor touch it, under pain of death'" 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "No! You will not die! 5 "God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil. "What a remarkable statement! "Your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." The Serpent directly contradicts Yahweh. Obviously, one of them has to be lying. Which one, do you suppose? And, if the serpent speaks true, wouldn't you wish to eat of the magic fruit? Wouldn't it be a good thing, to become "like gods, knowing good and evil"? Or is it preferable to remain in ignorance?
6 The woman saw that the tree was good to eat and pleasing to the eye, and that it was desirable for the knowledge that it could give. So she took some of its fruit and ate it. She gave some also to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they realized that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together to make themselves loincloths. The author makes an interesting assumption here: that if you realize you are naked you will automatically want to cover yourself. Further implications will unfold shortly...8 The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. 9 But Yahweh God called to the man. "Where are you?" he asked. 10 "I heard the sound of you in the garden," he replied. "I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid." 11 "Who told you that you were naked?" he asked. "Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?"
And so the sign of the Fall becomes modesty. Take note of this. The descendants of Adam and Eve will be distinguished throughout history from virtually all other peoples by their obsessive modesty taboos, wherein they will feel ashamed of being naked. It follows that those who feel no shame in being naked are, by definition, not carriers of this spiritual disease of original sin! 12 The man replied, "It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it. "Right. Blame the woman. What a turkey! 13 Then Yahweh God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman replied, "The serpent tempted me and I ate." So of course she blames the serpent. But just what did the serpent do that was so evil? Why, he called Yahweh a liar! Was he wrong? Let's see...
21 Yahweh God made clothes out of skins for the man and his wife, and they put them on. Out of skins? This means that Yahweh had to kill some innocent animals to pander to Adam and Eve's new obsession with modesty! And now we come to the crux of the Fall. Yahweh had said back there in chapter 2:17, regarding the fruit of the tree of knowledge, that "on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." The Serpent, on the other hand, had contradicted Yahweh in chapter 3:4-5: "No! You will not die! God knows in fact that on the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good and evil." So what actually happened? Who lied and who told the truth about this remarkable fruit? The answer is given in the next verse:
22 Then Yahweh God said, "See, the man has become like one of us, with his knowledge of good and evil. He must not be allowed to stretch his hand out next and pick from the tree of life also, and eat some and live forever." Get that? Yahweh himself admits that he had lied! In fact, and in Yahweh's own words, the Serpent spoke the absolute truth! And moreover, Yahweh tells the rest of the Pantheon that he intends to evict Adam (and presumably Eve as well) to keep them from gaining immortality to go with their newly-acquired divine knowledge. To prevent them, in other words, from truly becoming gods! So who, in this story, comes off as a benefactor of humanity, and who comes off as a tyrant? THE SERPENT NEVER LIED!
This story, to digress slightly, bears a remarkable resemblance to a contemporary tale from ancient Greece. In that version, the Serpent (later identified as Lucifer, the Light-Bearer) may be equated with the heroic titan Prometheus, who championed humanity against the tyranny of Zeus, who wished for people to be mere slaves of the gods. Prometheus, whose name means "forethought," gave people wisdom, intelligence, and fire stolen from Olympus. Moreover, he ordained the portions of animal sacrifice so that humans got the best parts (the meat and hides) while the portion that was burned to the gods was the bones and fat. In punishment for this defiance of his divine authority, Zeus condemned Prometheus to a terrible punishment for an immortal: to be chained to a mountain in the Caucasus, where Zeus' gryphon/eagle (actually a Lammergier) would devour his liver each day. It would grow back each night.
Zeus promised to relent if Prometheus would reveal his great secret knowledge: Who would succeed Zeus as supreme god? Prometheus refused to tell, but history has revealed the answer...The interesting thing about all this is that the Greeks properly regarded Prometheus as a noble hero in his defiance of unjust tyranny. One may wonder why the Serpent is not so well regarded. On the contrary, snakes are loathed throughout Christiandom.
23 So Yahweh God expelled him from the garden of Eden, to till the soil from which he had been taken. 24 He banished the man, and in front of the garden of Eden he posted the cherubs, and the flame of a flashing sword, to guard the way to the tree of life. So that's it for the Fall. But the story of Adam and Eve doesn't end there. Gen 4:1 - The man had intercourse with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain... 2 She gave birth to a second child, Abel, the brother of Cain. Now Abel became a shepherd and kept flocks, while Cain tilled the soil. 3 Time passed and Cain brought some of the produce of the soil as an offering for Yahweh, 4 while Abel for his part brought the first-born of his flock and some of their fat as well. Yahweh looked with favor on Abel and his offering. But he did not look with favor on Cain and his offering, and Cain was very angry and downcast.
Well, why shouldn't he be? Both brothers had brought forth their first fruits as offerings, but Yahweh rejected the vegetables and only accepted the blood sacrifice. This was to set a gruesome precedent: 8 Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out;" and while they were in the open country, Cain set on his brother Abel and killed him. Accursed and marked for fratricide, 16 Cain left the presence of Yahweh and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. We can assume that the phrase "left the presence of Yahweh" implies that Yahweh is a local deity, and not omnipresent.
Now Eden, according to Gen. 2:14-15, was situated at the source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, apparently right where Lake Van is now, in Turkey. "East of Eden," therefore, would probably be along the shores of the Caspian Sea, right in the Indo-European heartland. Cain settled in there, among the people of Nod, and married one of the women of that country. Here, for the first time, is specifically mentioned the "other people" who are not of the lineage of Adam and Eve. I.e., the Pagans.
So let's look at this story from another viewpoint: There we were, around six thousand years ago, living in our little farming communities around the Caspian Sea, in the land of Nod, when this dude with a terrible scar comes stumbling in out of the sunset. He tells us this bizarre story, about how his mother and father had been created by some god named Yahweh, and put in charge of a beautiful garden somewhere out west, and how they had gotten thrown out for disobedience after eating some of the landlord's forbidden magic fruit of enlightenment. He tells us of murdering his brother, as the god of his parents would only accept blood sacrifice, and of receiving that scar as a mark so that all would know him as a fratricide.
The poor guy is really a mess psychologically, obsessed with guilt. He is also obsessively modest, insisting on wearing clothes even in the hottest summer, and he has a hard time with our penchant for skinny-dipping in the warm inland sea. He seems to believe that he is tainted by the "sin" of his parent's disobedience; that it is in his blood, somehow, and will continue to contaminate his children and his children's children. One of our healing women takes pity on the poor sucker, and marries him...17 Cain had intercourse with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. He became builder of a town, and he gave the town the name of his son Enoch.
With both of their first sons not turning out very well, Adam and Eve decided to try again: 25 Adam had intercourse with his wife, and she gave birth to a son whom she named Seth... 26 A son was also born to Seth, and he named him Enosh. This man was the first to invoke the name of Yahweh. Now it doesn't mention here where Seth's wife came from. Another woman from Nod, possibly, or maybe someone from another Neolithic community downstream in the Tigris-Euphrates valley. But her folks also, cannot be of the lineage of Adam and Eve, and must also be counted among "the other people."
But whatever happened to Adam? After all, way back there in chapter 2:17, warning Adam about the magic fruit of knowledge, Yahweh had told him that "on the day you eat of it you shall most surely die." So, when did Adam die? Gen. 5:4 - Adam lived for eight hundred years after the birth of Seth and he became the father of sons and daughters. 5 In all, Adam lived for nine hundred and thirty years; then he died. Hey, that's pretty good! Nine hundred and some odd years isn't bad for a man who's been told he's gonna die the next day!
Well, the story goes on, and maybe next time the Witlesses come to visit I'll tell more of it. But suffice it to say that those of us who are not of Semitic descent (i.e., not of the lineage of Adam and Eve) cannot share in the Original Sin that comes with that lineage. Being that the Bible is the story of that lineage, of Adam and Eve's descendants and their special relationship with their particular god, Yahweh, it follows that this is not the story of the rest of us. We may have been Cain's wife's people, or Seth's wife's people, or some other people over the hill and far away, but whichever people the rest of us are, as far as the Bible is concerned, we are the Other People, and so we are continually referred to throughout.
Later books of the Bible are filled with admonitions to the followers of Yahweh to "learn not the ways of the Pagans..." (Jer 10:2) with detailed descriptions of exactly what it is we do, such as erect standing stones and sacred poles, worship in sacred groves and practice divination and magic. And worship the sun, moon, stars and the "Queen of Heaven." "You must not behave as they do in Egypt where once you lived; you must not behave as they do in Canaan where I am taking you. You must not follow their laws." (Lev 18:3) For Yahweh, as he so clearly emphasizes, is not the god of the Pagans.
We have our own lineage and our own heritage, and our tale is not told in the Bible. We were not "made" like clay figurines by a male deity out of "dust from the soil." We were born of our Mother the Earth, and have evolved over eons in Her nurturing embrace. All of us, in our many and diverse tribes, have creation myths and legends of our origins and history; some of these tales may even be actually true. Like the descendants of Adam and Eve, many of us also have stories of great floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other cataclysms that wiped out whole communities of our people, wherein "I alone survived to tell the tale."
Nearly all of our ancestral tribes (and especially those of us who today are reclaiming our own Pagan heritage) lack that peculiar obsessive body modesty that seems to be a hallmark of the original sin alluded to in the story of the Fall. We can be naked and unashamed! Why, our Goddess even tells us, "as a sign that you are truly free, you shall be naked in your rites." Not being born into sin, we have no need of salvation, and no need of a Messiah to redeem our sinful souls. Neither heaven nor hell is our destination in the afterlife; we have our own various arrangements with our own various deities.
The Bible is not our story; we have our own stories to tell, and they are many and diverse. In a long life, you may get to hear many of them... May you live long and prosper!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Omni Survival Kit

This is an extended list I create for what you would need to survive in the wilderness, during post apocalyptic times, extended hiking/camping trips, or simply hitching or train-hopping. You don't NEED all of these things of course, but to be absolutely prepared, this list would be mighty helpful.Keep in mind, a lot of this equipment is modern and would be very difficult to find in other worlds, post apocalyptic times, or even third world countries. However, there are always alternatives. Also keep in mind, to have all of this, would be very heavy...Perhaps, if you plan to travel in groups, you could split up the load.

mostly, what you can carry.

water purifier kit
The worst thing that slows people down, on a journey, escaping enemy, etc, is dehydration or getting dysentery or something. It can make you sick for a really long time, or even kill you. You can get tablets that help purify the water, or you can get little kits to run the water through...it's never a sure thing, but it will help. Even the freshest spring water can make you sick, due to raccoon droppings. Also, always boil it along with purifying. If you have no tablets, then boiling may help by itself.

hatchet
It's important to have a hatchet, or even an ax if you can manage it, so you can cut up fire wood, or even build temporary shelter.

hemp
it's really useful to have a ball of thick hemp with you, for tying up pretty much anything


Wet stone-
the worst thing in the world is to have the proper tools, but they're all dull.

shovel
to dig a fire pit, to dig a 'shitter'(yes it's very good to bury your shit, not just because it's good for the environment, but because it makes it harder for anyone to track you. they have very small fold up compact shovels, very cheap too.

boots
S.W.A.T. boots, in my opinion, are the warmest and most durable, only $75. Jungle boots, and other military boots are pretty good too.


wool socks
it's very important to keep your feet warm and dry. When your socks are wet, wash them, and dry them. If it's always wet, there isn't much you can do but to change your socks a lot and air out your feet. NEVER sleep with your shoes on...this causes what many call 'boot rot'...and you'll loose your feet, which means you haven't a chance.


large knife
good for cutting anything. don't get a 'survival knife'. they are very useful, but the blade is weak, and not deep enough into the hilt, and will usually break. Get a good knife that can be used in combat, skinning and cutting up game, whatever.

sword and/or staff
I wouldn't suggest carrying a claymore or long sword across the country side, unless your someone like Draven or something, lol. Be sure to get a battle ready, and not a decorative sword. As for the staff...make it big and strong enough to help you hike up a mountain, and fight off an enemy.


bow and arrow
This is essential if you plan on eating meat. But even if you don't eat meat, your probably going to have to do it anyway...there will be times and places where there will be no wild vegetation to eat. I know we have quite a few vegetarians in here. So maybe, you ought to get used to eating meat once a month or so, just so you aren't really sick when you are forced to live off it.

Gun-
I would suggest a gun in post-apocalyptic times...but it will be hard to come by bullets possibly, so save them for emergencies I suppose. The only reason I wouldn't suggest them in these times, is because in so many places you'll be thrown in jail, despite an 2nd amendments we have.

Smiley-this is especially useful in these times, as it is a very lethal weapon, and yet completely legal...it's just a long chain with one-5 padlocks on the end. It is called a smiley because the padlocks on the end leave an imprint of a smiley face upon the skin.

several hooks and string for make-shift fishing poll.
all you really need is the hook and string...there are ways to make you own, it's just easier to bring some with...just put them on a stick, and you'll catch something eventually....it's what we did last summer...and we caught many fish...we even used potatoes as bait, lol.

Clothing & other Gear:
it's up to you what you want to carry around, but I would suggest no more than one set of pants or carharts(sp?), a lightweight shirt, a hoody and/or warm jacket.
Cargo Vest(this is helpful in carrying loads of smaller things you will need every day or all day).
Depending on the weather, hat, gloves, and other items are very useful of course.
in the cold, wear the warm clothing over the lightweight clothing. A coat is important, even if you in warm areas...you never know how much the weather will change, and even in a desert, it gets cold at night. But don't get a coat that's very bulky and heavy. To pack clothing, roll it, don't fold it...it fits a lot better. But it's best to try and not have any clothing you need to pack...wear it all if the weather permits.
A bandanna is very important...to put over your face when it's dusty, cold, in a boxcar, etc.

sunblock and bug spray
when you run out, use mud...it works for both...and eat lots of garlic.

compact sleeping bag
for at least 20 degrees f. You can get a good one at Wal-mart even, for 35 dollars, but it's not very compact. I would suggest military surplus.

Notebook...record maps, edible plants and healing herbs, prophecies, etc.


first aid kit
herbs(mostly for colds, stomach problems, skin problems, infections, etc), gauze, bandaids, neosporin, ace bandage.


A tarp
I would always suggest you take a tarp instead of a tent...tents get pretty heavy, even small ones. When it rains, you just put yourself and your gear in the tarp and roll yourself up...keeps the rain out and can even keep you warm in the snow...but be careful not to let yourself become buried and suffocate in snow. If you insist on a tent, then get a very small one(and don't go w/ the cheap kind, they'll just leak or collapse on you), or even go as far to get a hammac tent(the closed up type, some you can hang high up in the trees).

Cooking Supplies:

*miniture grill(usually about a foot long)-can use it to grill meat and veggis or use it as a base for a pot to boil water. All you need to do is arrange stones around the fire to support it.
*Small pot for boiling water and cooking


*Compass--try to get one with a whistle, some flint(helpful in making fire), and a reflector.

*Bungee Cords and Carabeners are very helpful in strapping everything together.

*Fire Making Tools
We of course have matches and lighters, but when such things are unavailable, you can get some flint and iron pyrite--or flint with a steel knife(the technique practice but striking these two together creates a spark, and if you get it to land on kindling, you can get a fire started. I have never tried to method of rubbing sticks, but there are tools to makes that slightly easier. I would just suggest reading some websites on how to make flint and steel work.

Books:(get small pocket guides for space)
Book on Survival, military issue is probably the best
Book on First Aid
Book on Edible plants
Book on Healing herbs, with detalied pictures(not artist renditions) and instructions on dosage and usage.

Rope: Rope can be useful in about a million circumstances.

Back-up food:
When you can't find food, you need backup. Carry a few MRE's(small compact boxes made by the military..you don't have to worry about starting a fire for most of them, they heat up them when you pull a string or do something special(i've used MRE's and things similar...don't worry they all have directions). Also, granola, trail mix, and crackers are good.

Sterno: A can of sterno is really useful if you have canned food.

Walkie Talkies and batteries. These aren't really that nessecary though quite helpful when traveling in groups...especially when hitchhiking, or when danger is coming.

Boot Dagger-this is useful for defense and cutting things.

MultiTool-the list goes on and on how useful a helpful a multitool can be. I'd suggest Gerber or Winchester.



Camel Pack or Canteen:
A Camel Pack(sometimes has a different name) is extremely helpful, you can strap it around your pack or on your back and it carries a good amount of water. If you just want a canteen you will have to remember to fill it up often.

Pack: I would suggest getting either an Alice pack or a very good hiking bag. These can run from anywhere between 30 and 300 dollars depending on a lot of issues.

If you can't carry this amount of gear, then you can find a horse or a mule.


Things to know before hand:

how to find wild edible food.
how to test if food is poisonous.
know how to find and prepare the basic herbal remedies
how to survive in natural disasters
know how to proficiently use sword, staff, and bow/arrow
know how to ride a horse
know how to start a fire, even in rain, with flint.
be able to carry 50-100 pounds with ease
have your kit ready at a moments notice

Revelations!

Revelations

REV 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

REV 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

REV 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

REV 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

REV 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

REV 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

REV 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

REV 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

REV 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

REV 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

REV 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

REV 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

REV 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

REV 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

REV 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

REV 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

REV 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

REV 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

REV 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

REV 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

REV 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

REV 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

REV 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

REV 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

REV 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

REV 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

REV 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

REV 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

REV 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

REV 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

REV 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

REV 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

REV 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

REV 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

REV 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

REV 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

REV 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

REV 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

REV 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

REV 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

REV 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

REV 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

REV 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

REV 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.

REV 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

REV 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

REV 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

REV 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.

REV 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

REV 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

REV 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

REV 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

REV 3:4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

REV 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

REV 3:6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

REV 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

REV 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

REV 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

REV 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

REV 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

REV 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

REV 3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

REV 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

REV 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

REV 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

REV 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

REV 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

REV 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

REV 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

REV 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

REV 3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

REV 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

REV 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

REV 4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

REV 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

REV 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

REV 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

REV 4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

REV 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

REV 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

REV 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

REV 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

REV 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

REV 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

REV 5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

REV 5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

REV 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

REV 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

REV 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

REV 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

REV 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

REV 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

REV 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

REV 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

REV 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

REV 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

REV 6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

REV 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

REV 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

REV 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

REV 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

REV 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

REV 6:7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

REV 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

REV 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

REV 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

REV 6:11 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 fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

REV 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

REV 6:13 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.

REV 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

REV 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

REV 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

REV 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

REV 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

REV 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

REV 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

REV 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

REV 7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

REV 7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

REV 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

REV 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

REV 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

REV 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

REV 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

REV 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

REV 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

REV 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

REV 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

REV 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

REV 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

REV 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

REV 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

REV 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

REV 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

REV 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

REV 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

REV 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

REV 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

REV 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

REV 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

REV 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

REV 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

REV 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!

REV 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

REV 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

REV 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

REV 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

REV 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

REV 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

REV 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

REV 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

REV 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

REV 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

REV 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

REV 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

REV 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

REV 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

REV 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

REV 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

REV 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

REV 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

REV 9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

REV 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

REV 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

REV 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

REV 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

REV 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

REV 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

REV 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

REV 10:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

REV 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

REV 10:8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

REV 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

REV 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

REV 10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.


Biblical Prophecies - Part 3

REV 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

REV 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

REV 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

REV 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

REV 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

REV 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

REV 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

REV 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

REV 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

REV 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

REV 11:11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

REV 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

REV 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

REV 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

REV 11:15 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.

REV 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,

REV 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

REV 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

REV 11:19 And 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.

REV 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

REV 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

REV 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

REV 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

REV 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

REV 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

REV 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

REV 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

REV 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

REV 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

REV 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

REV 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

REV 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

REV 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

REV 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

REV 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

REV 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

REV 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

REV 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

REV 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

REV 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

REV 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

REV 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

REV 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

REV 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

REV 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

REV 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

REV 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

REV 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

REV 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

REV 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

REV 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

REV 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

REV 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

REV 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

REV 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

REV 14:2 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:

REV 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

REV 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

REV 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

REV 14:6 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,

REV 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

REV 14:8 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.

REV 14:9 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,

REV 14:10 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:

REV 14:11 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.

REV 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

REV 14:13 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.

REV 14:14 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.

REV 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

REV 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

REV 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

REV 14:18 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.

REV 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

REV 14:20 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.

REV 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

REV 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

REV 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

REV 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

REV 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

REV 15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

REV 15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

REV 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

REV 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

REV 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

REV 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

REV 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

REV 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

REV 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

REV 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

REV 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

REV 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

REV 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

REV 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

REV 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

REV 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

REV 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

REV 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

REV 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

REV 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

REV 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

REV 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

REV 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

REV 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

REV 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

REV 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

REV 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

REV 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

REV 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

REV 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

REV 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

REV 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

REV 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

REV 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

REV 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

REV 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

REV 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

REV 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

REV 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

REV 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

REV 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

REV 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

REV 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

REV 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

REV 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

REV 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

REV 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her

REV 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

REV 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

REV 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

REV 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

REV 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

REV 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

REV 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

REV 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

REV 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

REV 18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

REV 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! REV 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

REV 18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

REV 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

REV 18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

REV 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

REV 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

REV 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

REV 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

REV 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

REV 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

REV 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

REV 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

REV 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

REV 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

REV 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

REV 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

REV 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

REV 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

REV 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

REV 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

REV 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

REV 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

REV 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

REV 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

REV 19:17 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 together unto the supper of the great God;

REV 19:18 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.

REV 19:19 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.

REV 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

REV 19:21 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.


Biblical Prophecies - Part 4

REV 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

REV 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

REV 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

REV 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

REV 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

REV 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

REV 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

REV 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

REV 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

REV 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

REV 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

REV 20:12 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.

REV 20:13 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 works.

REV 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

REV 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

REV 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

REV 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

REV 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

REV 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

REV 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

REV 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

REV 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

REV 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

REV 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

REV 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

REV 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

REV 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

REV 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

REV 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

REV 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

REV 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

REV 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

REV 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

REV 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

REV 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

REV 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

REV 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

REV 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

REV 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

REV 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

REV 21:26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

REV 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

REV 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

REV 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

REV 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

REV 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. REV 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

REV 22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

REV 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

REV 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

REV 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

REV 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

REV 22:11 He 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 be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

REV 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

REV 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

REV 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

REV 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

REV 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

REV 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. REV 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

REV 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

REV 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

REV 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.