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EZEK. xlvii. 1.

ZECH, xiv.8. + pure is

omitted by all our ancient MSS.

12. ch. xxi. 21.

cGex. ii. 9.

ch. ii. 7.

d ch. xxi. 24.

XXII. 1 And he shewed me a a XXII. 1 And he shewed + river of water of life, bright as

me a pure river of water

of life, clear as crystal, crystal, proceeding out of the throne proceeding out of the V EZEK. xlvii. of God and of the Lamb. 20 In throne of God and of the the midst of the street of it, and on the street of it, and on

Lamb. ? In the midst of either side of the river, the tree of either side of the riter, life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, was there the tree of life,

which bare tuelve manner and yielding her fruit every month :

of fruits, and yielded her and the leaves of the tree were d for fruit every month : and the

the healing of the nations. 3 And leaves of the tree were for e Zeca. xiv. 11. e there shall be no more curse: 'and

the healing of the uations.

3 And there shall be "O the throne of God and of the Lamb more curse : but the throne shall be in it; and his servants shall of God and of the Lamb

shall be in it; and his serve him : 4 and 8 they shall see his

servants shall serve him : Johniji. 2. face; and his name shall be in " and they shall see his ich. 181.23, their foreheads. 5 i And there shall face; and his name shall

be in their foreheads. be no † more night; and they need

s And there shall be no no [light of] lamp, neither light [of night there ; and they need k Psi Jumvi.e: the sun]; because the Lord God no candle, neither light of

the sun; for the Lord God

f EZEK. xlviii.

35.

g Matt. v. 8.

1 Cor. xiii.12.

h ch. iii. 12.

25.
So all our
ancient /SS.

nation and falsehood, but only (literally, and the river. See Ezek. xlvii. 7), (was] except) they that are written in the book the tree of life (ch. ii. 7; Ezek. as above, of life of the Lamb (if then the kings of and what follows, i. e. trees of the kind the earth, and the nations, bring their described : as in Ezek.) producing twelve glory and their treasures into her, and if fruits (kinds of fruit, Ezek. xlvii. 12), none shall ever enter into her that is not according to each month yielding its written in the book of life, it follows, that fruit (Ezek. as above): and the leaves these kings, and these nations, are written of the tree (are) for healing of the nain the book of life. And so perhaps some tions (so exactly, Ezek. ver. 12: “and light may be thrown on one of the darkest the leaf thereof for medicine.” On the mysteries of redemption. There may be, nations outside, see above, ch. xxi. end). I say it with all ditfidence,—those who have And every curse (accursed thing, see below) been saved by Christ without ever forming shall exist no longer (compare Zech. xiv.11. a part of his visible organized Church).

There shall no more be those accursed CH. XXII. 1-5.] The end of the de- things which bar the residence of God scription : the means of healing for the among His people : see Josh. vii. 12, which nations (1, 2): the blessedness, and eternal shews that these words are in close conreign of the glorified servants of God nexion with what follows): and the throne (2-5).

of God and of the Lamb shall be in her, And he shewed me a river of water of and His servants shall serve Him (in life, bright as crystal, coming forth out ministration and holy service, see ch. vii. of the throne of God and of the Lamb 15), and they shall see His face (be close (which throne is one and the same : see to Him, and know Him, even as they are ch. iii. 21, and note on ch. xx. 11. The known, Matt. v. 8), and His name shall Old Test. passages in view are Gen. ii. 10; be] on their foreheads (see ch. vii. 3). And Ezek. xlvii. 1 ff.). In the midst of the night shall not be any more (ch. xxi. 25), street of it (the city), and of the river, on and they shall have no need of the light one side and on the other (the meaning of] a lamp or (and) of [the] light [of the being that the trees were on each side in sun) (ch. xxi. 23. The reading is in some the middle of the space between the street doubt, the words in brackets being omitted

ever.

2 Tim. ii. 12.

ch. iii. 21. mch. xix. 9.

& xxi. 5.

me,

are

ver. 10, 12, 20.

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giveth them light : and they shall shine upon them: 'and they 1 Dax. vil, 27.
shall reign for' ever and shall reign for ever and ever.

6 And he said unto
These sayings
6 And he said unto me,

m These

sayfaithful and true: and the ings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy pro- Lord God of the of spirits of the pro- + Sacilement phets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the phets "sent his angel to shew unto his n ch. i. 1. things which must shortly servants what things must shortly be done. 7 Behold, I come

come to pass.

7 + And behold, I + So all our, quickly : Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the come quickly: P blessed is he that clerio prophecy of this book. keepeth the sayings of the prophecy pch. i. 3. & And I John saw these of this book. 8 And I John am he things, and heard them. A when I had heard and who heard these things, and saw seen, I fell down to wor-them. And when I heard and ship before the feet of the when I saw, 'I fell down to wor- q ch. xix. 10. angel which shewed these things. Then saith ship before the feet of the angel he unto me, See thou do it which shewed me these things. not: for I am thy fellow- 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou rch. xix. 10. servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them do it not: for I am thy fellowwhich keep the sayings of servant, and of thy brethren the this book : worship God. prophets, and of them which keep Seal not the sayings of the the sayings of this book : worship prophecy of this book : for God. 10 s And he saith unto me, Dan, viii. 28. the time is at hand. , " He Seal not the sayings of the prophecy that is unjust, let him be

of this book : ' for the time is near. tch. i. 3.
11 u He that is unjust, let him be a Ezek 27

2 Tim.iii. 18. by some of our principal MSS.), because reported by the angel: so in ver. 12, and in the Lord God shall shine (shed light) upon ch. xi. 3). Blessed is he that keepeth the them: and they shall reign (De Wette sayings of the prophecy of this book (the well remarks, in a higher sense than in speech is a mixed one: in the words of ch. xx. 4, 6) to the ages of the ages. this book, the Writer has in view the roll

6-21.] CONCLUDING ASSURANCES AND of his book now lying all but completed EXHORTATIONS: and herein, 6, 7, assur- before him : but the words are the saying ance by the angel of the truth of what has of the angel: “of this prophecy," would been said, in the terms of ch. i. 1. And he express it formally). And I John (am he] (the angel) said to me, These sayings (the who heard and saw these things: and when whole book, by what follows) are faithful I heard and saw, I fell down (as in ch. xix. and true: and the Lord (Jehovah) the God 10, where see notes) to worship before the of the spirits of the prophets (i. e. of those feet of the angel who shewed me these spirits of theirs, which, informed by the things. And he saith to me, Take heed Holy Spirit, have become the vehicles of not: I am a fellow-servant of thine, and prophecy) sent His angel to shew to His (a fellow-servant) of thy brethren tha servants what things must come to pass prophets, and of those who keep the shortly (on the whole of this, see on ch. i. 1, sayings of this book : worship God (the from which place it is repeated at the close same feeling again prevailed over the of the book of which that is the opening) Apostle as before, and is met with a similar And behold, I come quickly (the speech rebuke). And he saith to me, Seal not up passes into the words of Christ Himself, the sayings of the prophecy of this book

& xii. 4, 9. cb, x. 4.

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+ So all our

ancient MSS.

AUTHORIZED VERSION REVISED. unjust still: and he which is filthy, unjust still: and he which let him be filthy still: and he is filthy, let him be filthy

still : and he that is right. that is righteous, let him + still eous, let him be righteous do righteousness: and he that is still: and he that is holy, holy, let him sanctify himself still. let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come + * Behold, I come quickly; and quickly; and my reward my reward is with me, to ? give is with me, to give every every man according as his work man according as his work

shall be. 13 I am Alpha + is. 13 a I am the Alpha and the and Omega, the beginning Omega, † first and last, the be- and the end, the first and

the last. 14 0 Blessed

14 Blessed are ginning and the end.

they that do his commandare they that † wash their robes, ments

, that they may have that they may have power over the right to the tree of life, beherii1. & tree of life, d and may enter in

may enter in through

the gates into the city. through the gates into the city. For without are dogs,

15 e Without are the fdogs, and and sorcerers, and whorearmente rose the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and idolaters, and tho

mongers, and murderers, and the murderers, and the idola- soever loveth and maketh ters, and whosoever loveth and doeth a lie.

16 I Jesus have sent a ch. xxi. 27: falsehood. 16 8 I Jesus sent mine

mine angel to testify unto

you these things in the angel to testify these things unto churches. I am the root ch.11. 20, 21. you in the churches. h I am the

+ and is 12

omitted by all our ancient у

MSS. x ver. 7. y Isa. Il. 10.

& lxii. 11. z Rom. ii.o.

& xiv. 12.

ch. xx. 19. † So all our

ancient $8. a lsa. xii. 4.

& xliv.o. & xlviii. 12. ch. i. 8, 11.

& xxi. 6. + So all our

ancient MSS.

and

18. Zech. iii. 3. & xiii, 1. Heb. ix. 14.

1 John i. 7. + So our most

reading, do his com mandments,

as the A.V. c ver. 2.

ch. ii. 7.

el Cor. vi. ,

10. Gal. v. 19-21. Col. iii. 6.

& xxi. 8.
Matt. vii. 6.
& xv. 20. Phil. ill. 2.

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(compare ch. x. 4, where the command ning and the end (these words have hitherto is otherwise : also Daniel viïi. 26): for the been said by the Father : see above, ch. time is near (in Dan. viii. 26, the reason i. 8, xxi. 6, and notes. And in all profor sealing up the vision is that the time bability it is so here likewise, whether we shall be for many days). Let him that is assume the words to be spoken by Christ unjust commit injustice still: and let the in God's name, or by the Eternal Father filthy (morally polluted) pollute himself Himself). Blessed are they that wash still: and let the righteous do righteous- their robes (see the margin, and ch. vii. ness still, and the holy sanctify himself 14, where the expression is fuller, “in the still (see Ezek. iii. 27 : and compare Matt. blood of the Lamb." The difference in the xxvi. 45, “Sleep on now, and take your readings is curious, being in the original rest : behold the hour is at hand :” also that between poiountestasentolas autouand Ezek. xx. 39. The saying has solemn irony plunontes tas stolas auton, either of which in it: the time is so short, that there is might easily be mistaken for the other) hardly room for change—the lesson con- that they may have the power (licence) veyed in its depth is, “Change while there over the tree (to eat of the tree) of life, is time"). Behold I come quickly, and my and may enter by the gates into the city. reward is with me (Isa. xl. 10) to render Outside are the dogs (impure persons, to each as his work is (these words sound see reff.), and the sorcerers, and the forni. as if spoken by our Lord himself: perhaps cators, and the murderers, and the idolaat the conclusion, the Apostle puts together, ters, and every one loving and prac. in prophetic shortness, many divine sayings tising falsehood (see on these, ch. xxi. 8). of warning and consolation, with the replies I Jesus (our Lord now speaks directly in to them). I am the Alpha and the His own person) sent my angel to testify Omega, the first and the last, the begin these things to you in the churches. I

17.
Zech. vi. 12.

ch. ii. 28.

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John vii. 37.

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by all our ancient MSS.

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and the offspring of David, root and the offspring of David,
and the bright and mornii the bright morning star.

17 And i NUMB. xxiv.
ing star. 17 And the Spirit
and the bride say, come. the Spirit and the bride

say, 2 Pet. i. 19. And let him that heareth Come: and let him that heareth k ch. xi. 2, 0. say, Come. And let him that is athirst come.

Ana say, Come: 'and let him that is 1 184. 1v. 1. whosoever will, let him athirst

come:

t whosoever will, and is omitted
take the water of life let him take the water of life freely.
freely. 18 For, 1 testify 18 + I testify unto every one that to do interno
unto every man that heareth
the words of the prophecy heareth the sayings of the prophecy
of this book, If any man of this book, m If any shall add unto o itesti
shall add unto these things,
God shall add unto him † them, God shall add unto him the for?
the plagues that are written plagues that are written in this prov: xix. 0.
in this book : 19 and if any book : 19 and if

any
shall take

away
man shall take away from from the sayings of the book of this
the words of the book of
this prophecy, God shalt prophecy, "God shall take away his n Exop: 11xii.
take away his part out part out of the † tree of life, and exilie!
out of the holy city, and [+ out of] ° the holy city, t which * Sesal, mone
from the things which are are written in this book. 20 He, the 4.
written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Alexandrinen
which testifieth these things
saith, Surely I come quick-
Surely I come quickly.

9 Amen, ly. Amen. Even so, come, come, Lord Jesus.

21 • The grace + and from the Lord Jesus.

m DXUT.is. 2.

+ So most YSS.,

none reading
as the A.V.

28. 05. iii. 5.

reading as t out of is

omitted by the

р

serted by the

Sinaitic. och. xxi. 2.

21 The grace

omitted in

almost all
r Rom. xvi. 20. 4, 9 Thess. iii. 18.

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p ver. 12.

q 2 Tim. iy. 8.

am the root and the race (the offspring, this book : and if any one shall take as A. V.) of David, the bright morn- away from the sayings of the book of ing star (that brings in the everlasting this prophecy, God shall take away his day).

portion from the tree of life (strike out And the Spirit (in the churches, and in his portion from the aggregate of those of the prophet

and the Bride (the Church which the whole participation of that tree herself) say Come (see on ch. vi. 1, &c.): is made up), and out of the holy city, and let him that heareth (the cry of the which are written in this book (see Deut. Spirit and Bride) say come: and let as before. The adding and taking away are him that thirsteth come: let him in the application and reception in the heart: that will, take the water of life freely and so it is not a mere formal threat to (this verse is best understood as a reply the copier of the book. All must be reof the Apostle to our Lord's previous ceived and realized. This is at least an words).

awful warning both to those who despise 18–20.] Final solemn warning of the and neglect this book, and to those who Apostle. I (emphatic) testify to every add to it by irrelevant and trifling interone (or, of every one") who heareth pretations). the sayings of the prophecy of this book, 20, 21.) FINAL ASSURANCE of the Lord, If any one add (shall have added) to them, and REPLY of the Apostle on behalf of God shall add to him (lay upon him, the Church : and BENEDICTION. He who as he has laid his own additions upon testifleth these things (the Lord Jesus) them : the verb being from Deut. vii. 15, saith, Yea, I come quickly. Amen (the where the plagues of Egypt are threatened reply of the Apostle, not the conclu. to the Israelites in case of their disobe. sion of our Lord's saying), Come, Lord dience) the plagues which are written in Jesus. VOL. II.

4 o

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+ our is omitted of † the Lord Jesus 7 be with † the of our Lord Jesus Christ

be with you all. Amen. saints. Amen.

by almost all

our y ss.
+ Christ is

omilted by
our oldest M88.

+ So the Sinaitic W8. The Alexandrine reads, be with all (and no more) : the later X88 read, be with all the sainte : but no MS. reads as the A.V.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints (i. e., with the church of God.

This, the reading of the Sinaitic MS., is nowhere else found as a parting formula).

THE END.

GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE, LONDON.

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