1And a great sign was seen in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars, 2and she is pregnant and cries out with the pains of labour and the distress of giving birth. 3And another sign was seen in heaven and behold, a great fiery-red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and with seven diadems on his heads, 4and his tail drags a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth so that he might devour her child whenever she gives birth. 5And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and to his throne. 6And the woman fled into the desert, where she has a place prepared by God, so that there they might nourish her for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
7And a war took place in heaven - Michael and his angels fighting with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought 8and did not prevail, and no longer was any place to be found for them in heaven. 9And the great dragon was thrown, the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan; the one deceiving the whole world was thrown to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying:
Now is come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Christ,
because the accuser of our brothers was thrown,
the one accusing them before our God day and night.
11And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb
and because of the word of their witness,
and they loved not their life up to death.
12Therefore be glad heavens and those who are dwelling there.
Woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has come down to you with great passion knowing that his time is short.
13And when the dragon saw that he was thrown to the earth, he pursued the woman who gave birth to the male. 14And the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman to fly to the desert, to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half-a-time away from the face of the serpent. 15And out of his mouth the serpent threw water like a river after the woman, to cause her to be taken by the current. 16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon threw out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was furious with the woman, and went away to make war against the rest of her seed, those who keep the Commandments of God and have the Witness of Jesus. 18And he stood on the sand of the sea.
1And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads and with ten diadems on his horns and blasphemous titles on his heads. 2And the beast that I saw was like a leopard and his feet were like a bear's, and his mouth was like a lion's mouth. And the dragon gave to him his power and his throne and great authority; 3and one of his heads was like one that had been slain to death, and his fatal wound had been cured. And all the earth followed the beast with wonder, 4and they worshipped the dragon because he had given the authority to the beast, and they worshipped the beast saying: Who is like the beast, and who can make war against him?
5And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and authority was given to him to exercise for forty-two months. 6And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name and his dwelling - those who are dwelling in heaven. 7And he was allowed to make war against the saints and to overcome them, and he was given authority over every tribe and race and tongue and nation. 8And all the inhabitants of the earth will worship him, everyone whose name is not written in the scroll of life from the foundation of the world, of the Lamb that was slain.
9If anyone has an ear let him hear. 10If anyone is for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be killed by a sword, by a sword he is to be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
11And I saw another beast coming up out of the land, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke as a dragon. 12And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in front of him, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, the one whose fatal wound had been cured. 13And he performs great signs, such that he even makes fire come down from heaven on to the earth in the sight of men; 14and he deceives the inhabitants of the earth by the signs which he was allowed to perform in front of the beast, telling the inhabitants of the earth to make an image to the beast that has the wound of the sword and lived.
15And he was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak, and cause to be killed everyone who would not worship the image of the beast. 16And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the gentlemen and the servants, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell except the one who has the mark - the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18Here is the wisdom. Let the one with intelligence calculate the number of the beast, for it is a number of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
1And I looked and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads.
2And I heard a sound from heaven like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of loud thunder, and the sound which I heard was like harpists playing their harps. 3And they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, those that were bought from the earth. 4These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins; these follow the Lamb wherever he may go. These were bought from among men, first-fruits to God and to the Lamb, 5and no lie was found in their mouth - they are immaculate.
6And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven with an eternal gospel to announce to the inhabitants of the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and race, 7saying with a loud voice: Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgement has come, and worship the One who made heaven and earth and sea and springs of water.
8And another angel, a second, followed saying: She fell, down fell Babylon the great, who caused all the nations to drink from the wine of the passion of her fornicating.
9And another angel, a third, followed them saying with a loud voice: If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10also he shall drink the wine of the passion of God mixed undiluted in the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented by fire and sulphur in front of holy angels and in front of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever, and they have no rest day or night, those who worship the beast and his image and whoever receives the mark of his name.
12Here is the endurance of the saints, those who keep the Commandments of God and faith in Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from heaven saying: Write; blessed are the dead, they that die in the Lord from now. Yes, says the Spirit, so that they may rest from their labours, but their deeds go with them.
14And I looked and behold, a white cloud and sitting on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15And another angel came out of the Sanctuary crying out with a loud voice to the one sitting on the cloud: Swing your sickle and reap, because the hour has come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is dry. 16And the one sitting on the cloud threw his sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17And another angel came out of the Sanctuary in heaven, also having a sharp sickle. 18And another angel came out from the altar, the one who is in charge of the fire, and spoke with a loud voice to the one with the sharp sickle, saying: Swing your sharp sickle and cut the bunches of the vine of the earth, because its grapes have ripened. 19And the angel cast his sickle to the earth and cut down the fruit of the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the passion of God. 20And the winepress was trodden outside the City, and blood came out of the winepress up to the bridles of the horses, for one thousand six hundred stadia.
1And I saw another sign in heaven, great and wonderful: seven angels with seven plagues - the last, because with them the passion of God was finished.
2And I saw what was like a glassy sea mixed with fire and those who overcame the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the glassy sea holding harps of God. 3And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb saying:
Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God Almighty;
just and true are your ways, King of the nations;
4Who will not fear and glorify your name, Lord?
It is because you alone are holy,
that all the nations will come and worship before you,
for your acts of judgement were made manifest.
5And after this I looked, and the Sanctuary of the Tent of Witness in heaven was opened, 6and out of the Sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, dressed in clean bright linen and bound around the breast with golden belts. 7And one of the four living creatures had given to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the passion of God, the One living for ever and ever. 8And the Sanctuary was filled with the smoke of the glory of God and of his power, and no one was able to enter the Sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
1And I heard a loud voice from the Sanctuary saying to the seven angels: Go and pour out the seven bowls of the passion of God on the earth.
2And the first went away and poured out his bowl on the earth; and a foul and malignant ulcer developed on the people that have the mark of the beast and those who worship his image.
3And the second poured out his bowl on the sea; and the sea became like the blood of a dead man, and every living soul in the sea died.
4And the third poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of water and they became blood. 5And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
So just are you, O Holy One, the One who is and who was,
in how you have judged these things,
6because they shed blood of saints and of prophets,
and blood you have given them to drink;
they deserve it.
7And I heard the altar saying:
Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgements.
8And the fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9And the people were scorched with a great heat and they blasphemed the name of God, the One who has power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
10And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast; and his kingdom was darkened, and they bit their tongues from the pain, 11and they blasphemed the God of heaven for their pains and for their sores, and they did not repent of their deeds.
12And the sixth poured out his bowl on the great River Euphrates; and its water dried up to prepare the way for the rulers from the East. 13And from the mouth of the dragon and from the mouth of the beast and from the mouth of the false prophet, I saw three unclean spirits like frogs; 14for they are spirits of demons performing signs, which go out to the rulers of the whole world to assemble them to the war of the great day of Almighty God.
15Behold, I am coming like a thief; blessed is he that is awake and keeping his clothes, so that he does not walk naked and they see his shame.
16And they assembled them in the place called, in Hebrew, Harmagedon.
17And the seventh poured out his bowl on the air; and a loud voice came out of the Sanctuary, from the throne, saying: It is done. 18And there were lightnings and noises and thunders and a great earthquake occurred, such as never had happened since man was on the earth, such an earthquake - so great. 19And the great city came to be in three parts and the cities of the nations fell. Even Babylon the great had been remembered before God, to give her the cup with the wine of the passion of his anger. 20And every island fled and mountains were not found. 21And a great hail, as a talent in weight, comes down from heaven on the people and the people blasphemed God from the plague of hail, because this plague is exceedingly great.
1And one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came and spoke to me saying: Come, I will show you the condemnation of the great prostitute sitting on many waters, 2the one with whom the rulers of the earth fornicated, and from the wine of her fornication the inhabitants of the earth became drunk.
3And he carried me away in spirit into a desert. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns and was full of blasphemous titles. 4And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; in her hand she was holding a golden cup full of abominations and the filth of her fornication, 5and on her forehead was written a name, a mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the prostitutes and abominations of the earth.
6And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And seeing her I was struck with great wonder. 7And the angel said to me: Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that is supporting her. 8The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and goes to destruction; and the inhabitants of the earth will wonder - everyone whose name is not written in the scroll of life from the foundation of the world - when they see the beast, because he was, and is not, and will have come.
9Here is the intelligence with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits, and are seven rulers: 10five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and whenever he comes he must remain for just a short time. 11And the beast which was and is not, even he is an eighth, is also of the seven, and goes to destruction. 12And the ten horns which you saw are ten rulers who have not yet come to power, but receive authority to rule for one hour with the beast. 13These are of one mind, and they give their power and authority to the beast. 14These will make war against the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.
15And he says to me: The waters which you saw, where the prostitute sits, are races and crowds and nations and tongues. 16And the ten horns that you saw and the beast, these will hate the prostitute and will leave her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh, and will consume her with fire; 17for God put it into their hearts to serve his purpose and to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18And the woman whom you saw is the great city, she that has a kingdom over the rulers of the earth.
1After this I saw another angel, coming down from heaven with great authority, and the earth was enlightened by his glory. 2And he cried out with a strong voice saying: Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great; she has become a home for demons and a refuge for every unclean spirit, and a hiding-place for every unclean and detested bird, 3because all the nations drank from the wine of the passion of her fornicating, and the rulers of the earth fornicated with her, and the merchants of the earth became rich on the strength of her lust for luxury.
4And I heard another voice from heaven saying: Come out of her my people, so that you do not take part in her sins and so that you do not receive from her plagues, 5because her sins have piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her wicked deeds. 6Pay her as indeed she paid out, and give her double in proportion to her deeds; mix her double in the cup in which she mixed; 7as much as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, by that much give her torment and sorrow. For in her heart she says: "Queen I sit and am not a widow, and sorrow I certainly do not see", 8so in one day will come her plagues - pestilence and sorrow and famine - and with fire she will be consumed, for strong is the Lord God, the One condemning her.
9And the rulers of the earth, those who fornicated with her and lived in luxury, will weep and mourn for her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10standing from a distance through fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon the strong city, for in one hour your punishment came.
11And the merchants of the earth weep and sorrow for her, because no one buys their cargo any more: 12cargo of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of scented wood and every object of ivory and every object of very costly wood and of brass and of iron and of marble, 13and cinnamon and spice and perfumes and ointment and frankincense and wine and oil and fine flour and corn, and cattle and sheep, and horses and carts, and bodies and souls of men.
14And the ripe fruit of the lust of your soul went away from you; yes, all the rich and shiny things vanished from you - and never again shall they find them.
15The merchants of these things, those who became rich from her, will stand from a distance through fear of her torment, weeping and sorrowing, 16saying: Woe, woe, the great city, she that was clothed with fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, 17for in one hour such great wealth was made desolate.
And every ship's master and all the passengers and sailors, and all who work on the sea, stood from a distance 18and seeing the smoke of her burning they cried out, saying: Who is like the great city? 19And they threw dust on their heads and weeping and sorrowing they cried out, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, from whose wealth all those with ships on the sea became rich, for in one hour she was made desolate.
20Be glad over her, heaven,
and the saints and apostles and prophets,
for God has condemned her on your verdict.
21And one strong angel picked up a stone like a great millstone, and threw it into the sea saying: Like this, with fury, Babylon the great city shall be thrown, and never again be found. 22And the sound of harpists and musicians and flutists and trumpeters will never be heard in you again. And all the craftsman of every craft will never be found in you again. And the sound of a mill will never be heard in you again. 23And the light of a lamp will never shine in you again. And the voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again; for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your charms; 24and in her was found blood of prophets and of saints and of all those who have been slain on the earth.