CODEX SINAITICUS: The New Testament translated from the Sinaitic Manuscript
Discovered by Constantine
Copyright ©2004 Jackson H. Snyder II
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to his servants things that must shortly take place, and having sent by his angel he made it known to his servant John,
2 who became a witness to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever things he saw.
3 Blessed is he that reads and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and that keep the things that are written in it; for the time is at hand.
John to the seven churches that are in
5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loves us and that washed us from our sins in his blood,
6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and strength through the ages: amen.
7 Behold, he comes with clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also that pierced him, and all the tribes of the land shall wail because of him. Yes, amen.
8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who comes, the Almighty.
I John, your brother and companion in the affliction and kingdom and patience
in Jesus, was in the island that is called
10 I was in-spirit on the Lord's day and heard behind me a voice great as that of a trumpet,
saying: What thou seest write in a book, and send to the seven churches, to
12 And I turned to see the voice that talked with me; and having turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks,
13 and in the midst of the candlesticks one like the Son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded about the breasts with a golden girdle;
14 but his head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
15 and his feet were like burnished brass, as if they burned in a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many waters;
16 and he had in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth went forth a sword two-edged, sharp, and his face as the sun when it shines in its strength.
17 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead; and he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not: I am the First and the Last,
18 and that lives, and I was dead, and behold, I am living from age to age, and have the keys of death and of hades.
19 Write therefore the things that thou sawest, and the things that are, and those that shall be after these,
20 the mystery of the seven stars that thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars and angels of the seven churches, and the seven candlesticks are seven churches.
1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, that walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and that thou canst not endure evil men, and hast tried those that say that they are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars;
3 and thou hast patience, and hast endured because of my name, and hast not fainted.
4 But I have against thee that thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore whence thou hast fallen, and repent and do the first works: else, I am coming to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, unless thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches: To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my God.
And to the angel of the church in
9 I know thy affliction and thy poverty, (but thou art rich) and the blasphemy of those that say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear in no way the things that thou art about to suffer. Behold now, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison that you may be tried, and you shall have affliction ten days. Be thou faithful to death, and I will give thee the crown of life.
11 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches: He that overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamus write: These things says he that has the sword two-edged, sharp;
13 I know where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan is; and yet thou holdest fast my name, and didst not deny my faith, even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
But I have against thee a few things: thou hast there those that hold the
teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling-block before the sons
15 So hast thou also in like manner those that hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
6 Repent therefore; otherwise I am coming to thee quickly, and I will war against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches: To him that overcomes I will give of the hidden manna; and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he that receives it.
18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things says the Son of God, who has his eyes as a flame of fire, and his feet like burnished brass:
19 I know thy works and thy love and thy faith and thy service and thy patience, and thy works the last more than the first.
20 But I have against thee that thou sufferest thy wife Jezebel, who says that she is a prophetess, and teaches and leads my servants astray to commit lewdness and to eat idol-sacrifices.
21 And I gave her time to repent, and she will not repent of her lewdness.
22 Behold, I cast her into a bed, and those that commit adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent of her works.
23 And her children will I kill with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searches the reins and the hearts; and I will give to you, to each one, according to your works.
24 But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, such as have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I lay upon you no other burden;
25 but what you have hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcomes and that keeps my works to the end, to him will I give authority over the nations,
27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to pieces, as I have received from my Father,
28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
And to the angel of the church in
2 Become wakeful, and strengthen the things that remain that are about to die. For I have not found thy works fulfilled before my God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and watch and repent. If therefore thou wilt not be wakeful, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come upon thee.
But thou hast a few names in
5 He that overcomes, he shall be clothed in white raiment, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
6 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open;
8 I know thy works; behold, I have placed before thee an open door, that no one can shut; because thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will give to them of the synagogue of Satan, that say that they are Jews, and are not, but do lie: behold, I will make them come and worship before thy feet, and they shall know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation that shall come on all the world, to try them that dwell on the earth.
11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.
12 He that overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more, and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God, and my new name.
13 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
And to the angel of the church in
15 1 know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot. I would that thou wert either cold or hot.
16 So because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest: I am rich and have abundance and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked,
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified in fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest, and to anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.
21 He that overcomes, I will give to him to sit with me in my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
1 After these things I saw, and behold, a door opened in heaven, and the voice, the first that I heard, was as that of a trumpet talking with me, saying: Come up hither, and I will show thee things that must take place after these.
2 Immediately I was in spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven and upon the throne was one sitting,
3 and he that sat was like in appearance to a jasper and a sardine stone, and a rainbow round about the throne, like in appearance to an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the twenty-four thrones I saw elders sitting, clothed in white raiment, and on their head golden crowns.
5 And out of the throne go forth lightnings and voices and thunders; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God;
6 and before the throne was as a sea of glass like crystal; and in the midst of the throne and round about the throne four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.
7 And the first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature was like a calf, and the third living creature had the face as of a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four living creatures, each of them having six wings, are full of eyes round about and within, and have no rest day and night, saying: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was, and who is, and who comes.
9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him that sits upon the throne, who lives from age to age,
10 the twenty-four elders fall before him that sits upon the throne, and worship him that live, from age to age, and throw their crowns before the throne, saying:
11 Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and because of thy will they existed and were created.
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice: Who is worthy to open the book and break its seals?
3 And no one in heaven, neither on the earth nor under the earth, was able to open the book nor to look upon it.
4 And I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open the book nor to look upon it.
And one of the elders said to me: Weep not; behold, he has prevailed who is the
Lion of the tribe of
6 And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing as if it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the. seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took it out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the lamb, having each one a harp and golden vials full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 And they sing a new song, saying: Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open its seals, because thou wast slain and didst redeem to God in thy blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 and didst make them a kingdom and priests, and they shall reign on the earth.
11 And I saw, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the living creatures and the elders, and the number of them was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.
12 saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every created thing that is in heaven, and those that are on the earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, even those in them, all did I hear saying: To him that sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing, and honor, and glory, and might, from age to age.
14 And the four living creatures heard I saying: Amen; and the elders fell down and worshipped.
1 And I saw when the Lamb had opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder: Come.
2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat upon him had a bow, and to him was given a crown, and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
3 And when he had opened the second seal. I heard the second living creature saying: Come.
4 And there went forth another horse that was red; and to him that sat on him was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying: Come. And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and he that sat on him had a balance in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying: A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenices of barley for a denarius: and see that thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature saying: Come.
8 And I saw, and behold, a pale horse, and he that sat on him, his name was death, and hades followed with him; and there was given to them authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword and with famine and with death and by the wild beasts of the earth.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that had been slain because of the word of God and because of the testimony that they held.
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Sovereign holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And there was given to them a white robe, and it was said to them that they should rest yet a while, till the number of their fellow servants and their brethren that should be killed as they had been should be fulfilled.
12 And I saw when he had opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole of the moon became as blood,
13 and the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree casting her untimely figs when shaken by a mighty wind,
14 and the heaven departed as a scroll rolled together, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth and the great men and the officers and the rich and the mighty and every servant and free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,
16 and said to the mountains and rocks: Fall upon us and conceal us from the face of him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.
17 for the great day of his wrath has come, and who is able to stand?
1 And after this 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.
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, 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,
3 saying: Hurt not the earth nor the sea nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.
And I heard the number of those that were sealed; a hundred and forty-four
thousand were sealed of every tribe of the sons of
of the tribe of
6 of the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; of the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; of the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand;
7 of the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand; of the tribe of Levi twelve thousand; of the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand;
8 of the tribe of Zebulon twelve thousand; of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand; of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
9 After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could number, out of every nation and the tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 and they cry with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne and the elders and the living creatures, and fell before the throne on their faces and worshipped God,
12 saying: Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength to our God from age to age.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying to me: These "that are clothed in white robes, who are they and whence came they?
14 And I said to him: My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they that come out of great affliction, and they washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his temple, and he that sits on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither shall they thirst any more, neither shall the sun fall upon them, nor any heat,
17 for the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and lead them to living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.
1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
2 And I saw the seven angels that stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood by the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar that is before the throne.
4 And the smoke of the incense ascended with the prayers of the saints out of the hand of the angel before God.
5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar and threw it into the earth; and there were thunders, and lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels that had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 And the first sounded; and there was hail and fire mingled with blood, and it was thrown into the earth; and the third part of the earth was burned up, and the third part of the trees was burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
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,
9 and the third part of the creatures that were in the sea, that had life, died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded; and there fell from heaven a great star burning as a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters.
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.
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, that the third part of them might be darkened, and the day might not shine for the third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I saw, and heard an eagle flying in the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to them that dwell on the earth because of the rest of the voices of the trumpet of the three angels that are about to sound.
1 And the fifth angel sounded: and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to the earth, and to him was given the key of the pit of the abyss.
2 And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there arose out of the pit a smoke as the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by means of the smoke of the pit.
3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth, and to them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And it was said to them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing nor any tree, but the men such as have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and this torment is as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.
6 And in those days men shall seek death and shall not find it, and they shall desire to die and death flees from them.
7 And the shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle, and on their heads as crowns like gold, and; their faces as the faces of men.
8 and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions,
9 and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 And they have tails like scorpions, and stings, and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months:
11 they have a king over them, the angel of the abyss, his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.
12 The first woe has past: behold, there come two woes more after this.
13 And the sixth angel sounded; and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God,
saying to the sixth angel, that had the trumpet: Loose the four angels that are
bound on the great river
15 And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour and a day and a month and a year, to slay the third part of men.
16 And the number of the armies of horsemen was two myriads of myriads: I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those that sat on them, having breastplates fiery, hyacinthine, and of sulphur; and the heads of the horses as the heads of lions, and out of their mouths go forth fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three plagues was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and the smoke, and the brimstone that went forth out of their mouths.
19 For the power of the horses is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, and have heads, and with them they do hurt.
20 And the rest of men, that were not killed by these plagues, repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons and idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see, nor hear, nor walk,
21 and they repented not of their murders, neither of their sorceries nor of their lewdness nor of their thefts.
1 And I saw another angel that was mighty descending from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow was upon his head, and Ins face was as the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire;
2 and he had in his hand a little book opened. And he put his right foot on the sea, but his left on the land,
3 and he cried with a loud voice as a lion roars. And when he had cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices.
4 And when the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven, saying: Seal up the things that the seven thunders spoke, and write them not.
5 And the angel that I saw standing on the sea and on the earth, lifted up his right hand to heaven.
6 and swore by him that lives from age to age, who created the heaven and the things that are in it, and the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that time should no longer be,
7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall sound, and the mystery of God was finished, as he proclaimed to his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice that I heard from heaven again spoke to me and said: Go, take the little book that is opened in the hand of the angel that stands on the sea and on the earth.
9 And I went to the angel, saying to him that he should give me the little book. And he said to me: Take it and eat it up, and it will make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the hand of the angel and ate it up; and it was in my mouth as honey, sweet; and when I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11 And they say to me: Thou must again prophesy against many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.
And there was given me a reed like a rod, saying: Arise and measure the
2 And the court that is without the temple leave out and measure it not, for it is given to the Gentiles, and the holy city shall they tread down forty-two months.
3 And I will give to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive-trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the earth.
5 And if any one will hurt them, fire comes forth from their mouth and devours their enemies; and if any one will hurt them, they must be put to death.
6 These have authority to shut heaven, that rain fall not in the days of their prophecy, and they have authority over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have accomplished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the abyss shall make war with them and overcome them and kill them.
And their dead bodies* in the street of the great city, which is called,
*No verb in Greek: perhaps “suspended” is best…
9 And they of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their dead bodies three days and a half, and suffer not their dead bodies to be put into a tomb.
10 And they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.
11 And after three days and a half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell upon those that saw them.
12 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying to them: Come up hither; and they went up into heaven in a cloud, and their enemies beheld them.
13 And in that hour there wvas a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and there were killed in the earthquake names of men seven thousand, and the rest were frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe was passed: the third woe, behold, it comes quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of the world has become our Lord's and his Christ's, and he shall reign from age to age.
16 And the twenty-four elders that sat on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshipped God,
17 saying: We give thee thanks. Lord God, the Almighty who art and who wast, because thou hast taken thy great power and hast reigned;
18 and the nations were angry, and thy wrath has come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged, and that thou shouldst give reward to thy servants the prophets and to thy saints and to those that fear thy name, both small and great, and that thou shouldst destroy those that destroy the earth.
1 And a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
2 and being with child she cried, being in travail and in pain to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another sign in heaven, and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his head seven diadems,
4 and his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman that was about to be delivered, that when she brought forth her child he might devour it.
5 And she brought forth a man-child, who was about to rule all nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught away to God and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels went forth to war with the dragon. And the dragon fought and his angels,
8 and prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, that is called devil and Satan, that deceives the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying: Now has come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ, for the accuser of our brethren has been cast out, he that accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives to their death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and those that dwell in them: alas for the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you having great wrath, knowing that he has a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast out into the earth, he persecuted the woman who had brought forth the man-child.
14 And there were given to the woman two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might carry her away with a flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river that the dragon threw out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her children, that keep the commandments of God, and that hold the testimony of Jesus.
1 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast coming up out of the sea, and he had seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten diadems, and on his heads names impiously irreverent.
2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as those of a bear, and his mouth was as the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been wounded even to death; and his deadly wound was healed; and all the earth wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon, because he gave authority to the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? and, Who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given him a mouth that spoke great things and impious words; and authority was given to him to continue forty-two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in impious speeches against God, to utter impious words against his name, and his tabernacle, and against those who dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them; and authority was given him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth will worship him, those whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any one has an ear, let him hear.
10 If any one leads into captivity, he shall go into captivity. If any kills with the sword, he must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and faithfulness of the saints.
11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence; and he causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he does great signs, and even causes fire to descend from heaven upon the earth in the sight of men.
14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth, by means of the signs which he is allowed to do in the presence of the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image for the beast which had the wound by the sword, and did live.
15 And it was granted him to give spirit to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast, to be killed.
16 And he causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead,
17 and that no one should be able to buy or sell, but he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding, count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
And I saw, and behold, the Lamb stood on the
2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder; and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps.
3 And they sung a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one was able to learn the song, but the hundred and forty-four thousand that had been redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they that were not defiled with women; for they are virgins; these are they that follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these were redeemed from among men, the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are blameless.
6 And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the eternal gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, even to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
7 and he said with a loud voice: Fear God, and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him that made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
And another angel followed, saying:
9 And the third angel followed them, saying, with a loud voice: If any one worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or on his hand, even he shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared without mixture in the cup of his indignation;
10 and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb;
11 and the smoke of their torment ascends from age to age; and they who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name, have no rest day or night.
12 Here is the patience of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying: Write, Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from this time. Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.
14 And I saw, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat one like the Son of man, who had on his head a crown of gold, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, and cried with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud: Thrust in your sickle and reap, for the time has come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple that is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel that had power over fire, came out from the altar; and he cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, and said: Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle on the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city; and blood came out of the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, to the distance of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and wonderful: seven angels that had seven plagues which are the last; for by them the wrath of God is brought to an end.
2 And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had obtained the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sung the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who will not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou alone art holy; for all nations shall come and worship before thee, because thy judgments are made manifest.
5 And after this I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened;
6 and the seven angels that had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in pure white linen, and girded about the breasts with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden cups full of the wrath of God, who lives from age to age.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no one was able to enter the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
1 And 1 heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels: Go and pour out the seven cups of the wrath of God upon the earth.
2 And the first angel went, and poured out his cup on the land; and there came a hurtful and afflictive sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshiped his image.
3 And the second angel poured out his cup on the sea; and it became blood, like that of a dead man; and every soul in the sea died.
4 And the third angel poured out his cup on the rivers and the fountains of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel of the waters, saying: Just art thou, who art and who wast, the Holy One, because thou hast thus judged.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and of prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink, and they are worthy.
7 And I heard a voice from the altar saying: Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and just are thy judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his cup on the sun; and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.
9 And men were scorched with great heat; and they uttered impious words against the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they repented not, that they might give him glory.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his cup on the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was filled with darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain;
11 and they spoke impiously against the God of heaven because of their pains, and because of their sores; and they repented not of their works.
And the sixth angel poured out his cup on the great river
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.
14 For they are the spirits of demons that do signs, and they go forth to the kings of the whole world, to bring them together to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief: blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked, and that men may not see his nakedness.
16 And they brought them together into a place that is called, in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his cup into the air; and there came a great voice from the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying: It is done.
18 And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as has not been since men were on the earth, so great an earthquake, and so mighty.
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations
20 And every island fled, and the mountains were not found.
21 And great hail, every stone about the weight of a talent, fell from heaven upon men; and men spoke impiously against God, because of the plague of the hail; for the plague of it was very great.
1 And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven cups, and talked with me, saying: Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot that sits on many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth have practiced lewdness, and with the wine of whose lewdness the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk.
3 And he carried me, away in spirit into the wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, that was full of impious names, and that had seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold, and precious stones, and pearls; and she had in her hand a golden cup full of idolatrous pollutions, and the impurities of her lewdness.
5 And on her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, AND OF THE IDOLATROUS POLLUTIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus; and when I saw her, I wondered with great astonishment.
7 And the angel said to me: Why did you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, that had seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that you saw, was, and is not, and will come out of the abyss, and go to perdition; and those who dwell on the earth, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder, when they see the beast that was, and is not, though he is yet present.
9 Here is the mind that has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
10 And there are seven kings: five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain but a little while.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes to perdition.
12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet, but receive authority as kings at the same time with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and those with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he said to me: The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
16 And the ten horns that you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and burn her up with fire.
17 For God has put into their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and to give their kingdom to the beast, till the words of God be accomplished.
18 And the woman that you saw is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lighted with his glory.
And he cried with a strong voice, saying:
3 For she has made all nations drink of the maddening wine of her lewdness; and the kings of the earth have practiced lewdness with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the power of her voluptuousness.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Come out of her, my people, lest you become partakers of her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
5 For her sins reach even to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her as she has rewarded you, and render back to her double, according to her works; in the cup that she has mixed, mix for her double.
7 As much glory and voluptuousness as she has given to herself, so much torment and sorrow give her; for she says in her heart, 1 sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore, her plagues shall come in one day, death and mourning and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judges her,
9 And the kings of the earth. who have practiced lewdness and lived voluptuously with her, shall weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning
standing far off for fear of her torment, saying: Alas, alas, that great city
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and lament over her, because no one buys their merchandise any more;
12 the merchandise of gold and silver and precious stones, and of pearls, and of fine linen and purple, and of silk and scarlet; and every kind of thiyine wood, and every kind of vessel of ivory, and every kind of vessel of most costly wood, and of brass, and of iron, and of marble;
13 and cinnamon and amomum and incense, and ointment and frankincense, and wine and oil, and fine flour and wheat, and beasts and sheep, and horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
14 And the fruits that your soul desired have departed from you: and all things that are dainty and sumptuous have perished from you and you shall find them no more at all.
15 Those who traded in these things, who were made rich by her, shall stand far off for fear of her torment, weeping and mourning and
16 saying: Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! for in one hour, so great riches have been brought to ruin.
17 And every master of a ship, and every one in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood far off,
18 and cried, when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: What city is like the great city?
19 And they threw dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning and saying: Alas, alas, that great city, by which all that had ships in the sea became rich by means of costly merchandise for in one hour she is made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and threw it into
the sea, saying: Thus, with violence shall
22 And the voice of harpers and musicians, and of pipers and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no artist of any art whatever, shall he found any more in you; and the sound of the millstone shall be heard no more in you;
23 and the light of a lamp shall shine no more in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more in you; for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorcery were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
1 After these things, I heard the great voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Alleluia; Salvation and glory and honor and power to our God;
2 for true and righteous are his judgments, for he has judged the great harlot that corrupted the earth with her lewdness; and he has avenged the blood of his servant at her hand.
3 And again they said: Alleluia; and her smoke rises up from age-to age.
4 And the twenty-four elders, and the four living creatures, fell down, and worshiped God that sits upon the throne, saying: Amen, Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying: Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great.
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, the Almighty reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and be glad, and give glory to him; for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready.
8 And to her was given that she should be clothed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
9 And he said to me: Write, Blessed are they that are called to the marriage-supper of the Lamb. And he said to me: These are the true words of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him; and he said to me: See that you do it not; I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat on him was called faithful and true, and in righteousness does he judge, and make war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on his head were many diadems: and he had a name written which no one knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses; and they were clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp, two-edged sword, that with it he may smite the nations; and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treads the winepress of the fiercest wrath of God, the Almighty.
16 And he has, on his raiment and on his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven: Come, gather yourselves to the great supper of God,
18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of officers, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of those who sit on them. and the flesh of all, both freemen and servants, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, assembled together to make war with him that sat on the horse, and with his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and the false prophet that was with him, who did signs in his presence, with which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast, and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire, which burns with brimstone.
21 And the rest were slain with the sword of him that sat on the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
1 And I saw angel come down from heaven, having the key of the abyss, and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold of the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
3 and threw him into the abyss, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be completed; and after this he must be loosed for a little while.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and the power of judging was given to them; and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God; and of those who had not worshiped the beast, nor his image, and had not received his mark on their forehead, nor on their hand; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 [no verse]*
*Editor’s note: Mr. Tischendorf prepared and
published, in 1869, the common version of our English New Testament, with
foot-notes showing all instances in which it varies from the three oldest Greek
MSS, the Sinaitic, and
6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in this first resurrection; over such the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years shall have been completed, Satan shall be loosed from his prison,
8 and shall go out to deceive the nations that are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to bring them together to battle: the number of these is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city; and fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them.
10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are; and they shall be tormented day and night from age to age.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and no place was found for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before the throne; and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of the things that were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and hades have up the dead that were in them; and they were judged, every one according to his works.
14 And death and hades were cast into the lake of fire: this is the second death.
15 And if any one was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away; and the sea was no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven, from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
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 he his people, and God himself will be with them, their God.
4 And he will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death; neither shall there be any more sorrow, nor crying, nor pain; for the former things have passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said: Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me: Write, for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said to me: It is done; I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him that thirsts, I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the detestable, and murderers, and lewd persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
9 And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven cups full of the seven last plagues; and he talked with me, saying: Come hither, and I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife.
And he carried me away in spirit to a mountain, great and high, and showed me
the holy city,
11 having the glory of God: that which gave it light was like a most costly stone, like jasper-stone, brilliant as crystal.
It had a wall, great and high; and it had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve
angels, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of
the sons of
13 on the east, three gates; on the north, three gates; on the south, three gates; and on the west, three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a measure, a golden reed, that he might measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
16 And the city lies square; and its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length, and the breadth, and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall of it, a hundred and forty-four cubits, the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
18 And the wall of it was built of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every costly stone: the first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, crysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, hyacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
22 And I saw no temple in it; for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God gave it light, and the lamp of it is the Lamb.
24 And the nations shall walk by the light of it; and the kings of the earth bring their glory and their honor into it.
25 And its gates shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.
27 And there shall not enter it any thing unclean, or that does what is detestable or that makes a lie; but those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, coming out from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of the city, and on each side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve kinds of fruit, and yielded its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.
4 And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no more night; and they have no need of the lamp, nor of the light of the sun; for the Lord God will give them light; and they shall reign from age to age.
6 And he said to me: These words are faithful and true; and the Lord God of the spirits of the prophets has sent his angel to show his servants the things that must shortly take place.
7 And behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I, John, am he that saw and heard these things. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things.
9 And he said to me: See that you do it not; I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book: worship God.
10 And he said to me: Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; he that is polluted, let him be polluted still; and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12. Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me to give to every one as his work shall be.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they may go through the gates into the city.
15 Without are dogs and sorcerers and lewd persons and murderers and idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.
16 I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say. Come; and let him that hears, say, Come; and let him that is thirsty, come; and let him that is willing, take the water of life freely.
18 I testify to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If any one add to these things. God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
19 and if any one take away from the words of the book of this prophecy. God will take away his part from the tree of life, and from the holy city; which things are written in this book.
20 He that testifies these things says: Surely, I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints.