Revelation 13-16 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Two Beasts

13 1  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and I saw out of the sea a beast coming up, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten diadems, and upon its heads a name of evil speaking, 2  and the beast that I saw was like to a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon did give to it his power, and his throne, and great authority. 3  And I saw one of its heads as slain to death, and its deadly stroke was healed, and all the earth did wonder after the beast, 4  and they did bow before the dragon who did give authority to the beast, and they did bow before the beast, saying, 'Who 'is' like to the beast? who is able to war with it?' 5  And there was given to it a mouth speaking great things, and evil-speakings, and there was given to it authority to make war forty-two months, 6  and it did open its mouth for evil-speaking toward God, to speak evil of His name, and of His tabernacle, and of those who in the heaven tabernacle, 7  and there was given to it to make war with the saints, and to overcome them, and there was given to it authority over every tribe, and tongue, and nation. 8  And bow before it shall all who are dwelling upon the land, whose names have not been written in the scroll of the life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world; 9  if any one hath an ear—let him hear: 10  if any one a captivity doth gather, into captivity he doth go away; if any one by sword doth kill, it behoveth him by sword to be killed; here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.

11  And I saw another beast coming up out of the land, and it had two horns, like a lamb, and it was speaking as a dragon, 12  and all the authority of the first beast doth it do before it, and it maketh the land and those dwelling in it that they shall bow before the first beast, whose deadly stroke was healed, 13  and it doth great signs, that fire also it may make to come down from the heaven to the earth before men, 14  and it leadeth astray those dwelling on the land, because of the signs that were given it to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling upon the land to make an image to the beast that hath the stroke of the sword and did live, 15  and there was given to it to give a spirit to the image of the beast, that also the image of the beast may speak, and 'that' it may cause as many as shall not bow before the image of the beast, that they may be killed. 16  And it maketh all, the small, and the great, and the rich, and the poor, and the freemen, and the servants, that it may give to them a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, 17  and that no one may be able to buy, or to sell, except he who is having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18  Here is the wisdom! He who is having the understanding, let him count the number of the beast, for the number of a man it is, and its number 'is' 666.

The Song of the 144,000

14 1  And I saw, and lo, a Lamb having stood upon the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty-four thousands, having the name of his Father written upon their foreheads; 2  and I heard a voice out of the heaven, as a voice of many waters, and as a voice of great thunder, and a voice I heard of harpers harping with their harps, 3  and they sing, as it were, 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 forty-four thousands, who have been bought from the earth; 4  these are they who with women were not defiled, for they are virgin; these are they who are following the Lamb whithersoever he may go; these were bought from among men—a first-fruit to God and to the Lamb— 5  and in their mouth there was not found guile, for unblemished are they before the throne of God.

The Messages of the Three Angels

6  And I saw another messenger flying in mid-heaven, having good news age-during to proclaim to those dwelling upon the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, and tongue, and people, 7  saying in a great voice, 'Fear ye God, and give to Him glory, because come did the hour of His judgment, and bow ye before Him who did make the heaven, and the land, and sea, and fountains of waters.' 8  And another messenger did follow, saying, 'Fall, fall, did Babylon, the great city, because of the wine of the wrath of her whoredom she hath given to all nations to drink.' 9  And a third messenger did follow them, saying in a great voice, 'If any one the beast doth bow before, and his image, and doth receive a mark upon his forehead, or upon his hand, 10  he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, that hath been mingled unmixed in the cup of His anger, and he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone before the holy messengers, and before the Lamb, 11  and the smoke of their torment doth go up to ages of ages; and they have no rest day and night, who are bowing before the beast and his image, also if any doth receive the mark of his name. 12  Here is endurance of the saints: here 'are' those keeping the commands of God, and the faith of Jesus.'

13  And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying to me, 'Write: Happy are the dead who in the Lord are dying from this time!' 'Yes, (saith the Spirit,) That they may rest from their labours—and their works do follow them!'

The Harvest of the Earth

14  And I saw, and lo, a white cloud, and upon the cloud 'one' sitting like to a son of man, having upon his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle; 15  and another messenger did come forth out of the sanctuary crying in a great voice to him who is sitting upon the cloud, 'Send forth thy sickle and reap, because come to thee hath the hour of reaping, because ripe hath been the harvest of the earth;' 16  and he who is sitting upon the cloud did put forth his sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17  And another messenger did come forth out of the sanctuary that 'is' in the heaven, having—he also—a sharp sickle, 18  and another messenger did come forth out from the altar, having authority over the fire, and he called with a great cry to him having the sharp sickle, saying, 'Send forth thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, because come to perfection have her grapes;' 19  and the messenger did put forth his sickle to the earth, and did gather the vine of the earth, and did cast 'it' to the great wine-press of the wrath of God; 20  and trodden was the wine-press outside of the city, and blood did come forth out of the wine-press—unto the bridles of the horses, a thousand, six hundred furlongs.

The Angels with the Last Plagues

15 1  And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and wonderful, seven messengers having the seven last plagues, because in these was completed the wrath of God, 2  and I saw as a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who do gain the victory over the beast, and his image, and his mark, 'and' the number of his name, standing by the sea of the glass, having harps of God, 3  and they sing the song of Moses, servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 'Great and wonderful 'are' Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty, righteous and true 'are' Thy ways, O King of saints, 4  who may not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? because Thou alone 'art' kind, because all the nations shall come and bow before Thee, because Thy righteous acts were manifested.'

5  And after these things I saw, and lo, opened was the sanctuary of the tabernacle of the testimony in the heaven; 6  and come forth did the seven messengers having the seven plagues, out of the sanctuary, clothed in linen, pure and shining, and girded round the breasts with golden girdles: 7  and one of the four living creatures did give to the seven messengers seven golden vials, full of the wrath of God, who is living to the ages of the ages; 8  and filled was the sanctuary with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power, and no one was able to enter into the sanctuary till the seven plagues of the seven messengers may be finished.

The Vials of Wrath

16 1  And I heard a great voice out of the sanctuary saying to the seven messengers, 'Go away, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God to the earth;' 2  and the first did go away, and did pour out his vial upon the land, and there came a sore—bad and grievous—to men, those having the mark of the beast, and those bowing to his image. 3  And the second messenger did pour out his vial to the sea, and there came blood as of 'one' dead, and every living soul died in the sea. 4  And the third messenger did pour out his vial to the rivers, and to the fountains of the waters, and there came blood, 5  and I heard the messenger of the waters, saying, 'righteous, O Lord, art Thou, who art, and who wast, and who shalt be, because these things Thou didst judge, 6  because blood of saints and prophets they did pour out, and blood to them Thou didst give to drink, for they are worthy;' 7  and I heard another out of the altar, saying, 'Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous 'are' Thy judgments.'

8  And the fourth messenger did pour out his vial upon the sun, and there was given to him to scorch men with fire, 9  and men were scorched with great heat, and they did speak evil of the name of God, who hath authority over these plagues, and they did not reform—to give to Him glory. 10  And the fifth messenger did pour out his vial upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom did become darkened, and they were gnawing their tongues from the pain, 11  and they did speak evil of the God of the heaven, from their pains, and from their sores, and they did not reform from their works.

12  And the sixth messenger did pour out his vial upon the great river, the Euphrates, and dried up was its water, that the way of the kings who are from the rising of the sun may be made ready; 13  and I saw '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, three unclean spirits like frogs— 14  for they are spirits of demons, doing signs—which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to bring them together to the battle of that great day of God the Almighty;— 15  'lo, I do come as a thief; happy 'is' he who is watching, and keeping his garments, that he may not walk naked, and they may see his unseemliness,'— 16  and they did bring them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.

17  And the seventh messenger did pour out his vial to the air, and there came forth a great voice from the sanctuary of the heaven, from the throne, saying, 'It hath come!' 18  and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and a great earthquake came, such as came not since men came upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake—so great! 19  And it came—the great city—into three parts, and the cities of the nations did fall, and Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the wrath of His anger, 20  and every island did flee away, and mountains were not found, 21  and great hail (as of talent weight) doth come down out of the heaven upon men, and men did speak evil of God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague is very great.

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