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13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea [G12:18, B, T12:17: And I stood on the sea sand] and [GBT: +I] saw a beast rise up [GBT: omit] out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads [BT: head] the name of blasphemy. qtext
13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard [T: a cat of the mountain], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [G: like a bear's], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat [G: throne], and great authority. qtext
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after [G: and followed; T: at] the beast. qtext
[deadly wound healed: cf Rev 3:12]
13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make [GBT: omit] war with him? qtext
(Rev 13) GF4: 170ff; LB (H3); GF5: 132f; MFS 21; IP1: 230, 252f, 331f
(Rev 13:1-8) GF6: 124f
(Rev 13:1-7) MFS 86f
(Rev 13:1-6) GF4: 328; IP1: 182
(Rev 13:1-4) MFS 20, 70
(Rev 13:1) GF7: 130 ; MFS 15; JN1: 122; JN2: 55, 56, 69, 599; JN3: 45, 300, 403, 431; IP3: 397
(Rev 13:1f) GFEJ 301; MFU 78; IP2: 16; IP3: 398
(Rev 13:2) GF4: 236; GF5: 213; GF7: 128 ; GF8: 129 , 198 ; MFU 144; JN2: 299; IP1: 395; IP2: 139; EQ 114 (JN)
(Rev 13:2f) GF8: 56 
(Rev 13:3) GF7: 103 , 130 ; DGA 190; MFS 15; JN2: 227; JN3: 298, 323; WDS 170; IP1: 261; IP3: 312; EQ 59
(Rev 13:3f) GF4:227; JN1: 529; JN2: 101; IP1: 56, 146, 164
(Rev 13:4) GF5: 213, 214; GF7: 319 , 323 ; GF8: 36 , 57 , 129 , 154 , 159 ; GFT 180; MFS 86, 87; JN2: 299; IP1: 40f, 188, 356; IP2: 17, 22, 161; IP3: 143, 398; IP4: 56; WPR 160
GF4:328 [Rev 13:1-6, see under Rev 2:10]
JN2:69 (1655): But when thou comes to an end of thy wickedness, and shall cease to deal treacherously [Mal 2:16], then shall the witness arise, and thou shalt see what thou hast done in pushing against the Lamb. Thy heads and horns, with thy names of blasphemy [Rev 13:1], must be dashed to pieces [Psa 2:9] with that principle at whose presence the saints quake & tremble, which now thou scorns and them that own it....
MFU 78f (1654): [quotes Rev 13:1f] Now Shaw heal thyself and thou wilt see, thou art of the beast who hath thy power & authority from the dragon, and thou art on one of them that openeth thy mouth in the blasphemy, against God to blaspheme his name [Rev 13:6], & thou art one which makes war with the saints [Rev 13:7] .... [more under Rev 13:11]
IP2:139 (1660): We read of the getting up of another power than Christ's in the church, after the days of the apostles. 2 Th 2:4, Rev 13:2, which power was to last forty-two months, even all the time of antichrist's reign; by which power the beast should make war with and overcome the saints in all kindreds, tongues, and nations. Rev 13:5-7.... Now this power will last in one form or another even till the very coming of Christ; and then shall that wicked spirit ... be discovered, by degrees consumed and at last destroyed [2 Th 2:8]. [continued under Rev 17:13f]
GF8: 56 (1674): And there are many names in the world by which there is no salvation; the beast hath many names [Rev 17:3], which all the world wondereth after [Rev 13:3], and receive the beast's mark [Rev 14:9, etc], that he marketh them with, his beastly spirit and power which he hath from the dragon [Rev 13:2]; but there is but one name under the whole heaven by which people shall be saved, and that is the name of Jesus [Acts 4:12]; and they gathering in his name [Mat 18:20], by whom the world was made [John 1:3], and receiving their Father, the Lord God Almighty's name and mark in their foreheads [Rev 14:1], Christ is in the midst of them [Mat 18:20], and they will not receive the beast's mark, nor will not be marked by him.
[Other texts citing Rev 13:3: GF7:130 (under Rev 3:1-3)]
JN2:227 (1655): And so waiting in the light ... you will come to see some openings and promises of the Father's love to that seed which is breathing in you after him, and some hopes of pardon of sin in Christ Jesus, which condition many have come to, and then they have lost their condition by the mind's getting out of the fear and flesh exalting into the promise, and so come to get the wound healed before death be slain [Rev 13:3], but never come so far as to the washing thoroughly [Rev 7:14], nor to the marriage [Rev 19:9], but the light mind gets into this and tattles it out to others, and calls it experience, yet never came so far as to see Christ and the Father, yet after these doth the world wonder [Rev 13:3], notwithstanding they live in the same filth as they did formerly....
IP3:312 (1674): Man is to die; man is to be ceased from [Isa 2:22]; his understanding, his wisdom, is to be brought to nought [1 Cor 2:6]. But after it hath had a stroke and wound from God's Holy Spirit and power (even the very wound which tends to death), yet it will be getting life again (getting its deadly wound healed [Rev 13:3]), nourishing its life by those very notions, which came from that life and power, which in measure slew it.
GF4:227 (1660): in the Revelations of John it is written, that all that dwelt upon the earth went after them [the beast, false prophets; Rev 13:3G, 8], and when they had got ahead in the world, they turned against the saints [Rev 13:7], and them that kept the testimony of Jesus [Rev 13:17/19:10], and overcame and killed them, and when he had overcome and killed them, then power was given to the beast over all kindreds, tongues, and nations [Rev 13:7], (mark) over the tongues, as well learned men as others, and then the cry was, Who was like unto the beast, who was able to make war with the beast? [Rev 13:4] Then he sat up his names, images, lying signs and wonders [Rev 13:13f/2 Th 2:9].
IP1:146 (1659): "all the world wondered after the beast, and they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast." Rev 13:3-4. The dragon is the devil; the beast is that spirit of the earth which he raiseth up, and feeds in men with a form and appearance of truth; to which he gives his power, his seat, and his authority: and every man hath a measure of this according to his state and condition, place and service in Babylon. And now what a man doeth here in religion, be he ever so devout and zealous, and frequent in ordinances and duties, is the worship of this spirit, and of the dragon who sits and rules in this spirit. [more under Rev 9:2]
IP3:398 (1677): The cry everywhere was, "Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with the beast?" [Rev 13:4] Indeed there appeared no power anywhere able to withstand or resist this power, which the dragon had, who gave it both to the beast which arose out of the sea [Rev 13:1f] and the beast which arose out of the earth [Rev 13:11f]; both which joined together to persecute all that would not drink out of the false church's cup which was golden without, but full of abomination and filthiness of fornication [Rev 17:4], fornicating from holy life, Spirit, and power of the Lamb inwardly, who is the head of the true church and true worshippers.
WPR 160 (1682): from an apostate she [the Roman/Anglican church] becomes a persecutor. 'Tis not enough that she herself decline from ancient purity; others must do so too: she will give them no rest, that will not partake with her in that degeneracy, or receive her mark [Rev 14:11]. Are any wiser than she? Than Mother Church? No, no: Nor can any make war with the beast she rides [Rev 13:4/17:3], those worldly powers that protect her, and vow her maintenance against the cries of her dissenters.
13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking [GBT: that spake] great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue [GBT: do] forty and two months. qtext
[forty-two months, cf Rev 11:2]
13:6 And he opened his mouth in [GBT: unto] blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. qtext
13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all [G: every] kindreds, and tongues, and nations [GT: kindred, tongue and nation]. qtext
(Rev 13:5-7) IP1: 396; IP2: 139
(Rev 13:5) GF7: 255 , 342 ; MFS 70, 86
(Rev 13:5f) IP1: 156f, 183
(Rev 13:6) GF7: 22 , 98 ; DGA 191; MFU 179, 432; JN1: 88; JN2: 48, 271; JN3: 403; 532 (WD); IP1: 331
(Rev 13:6f) GF5: 207; MFU 78; IP1: 57, 395f
(Rev 13:7-9) IP2: 123
(Rev 13:7) GF3: 138, 541, 544; GF4:178, 227, 277; GF6: 280, 389; GF7: 99 , 133 ; GF8: 41 ; JN1: 12 (GF), 74 (RF), 295; IP1: 167; IP2: 100, 139; IP4: 432
(Rev 13:7f) GF4: 227, 235ff; GF6: 449, 357; MFS 70; JN3: 67f; IP1: 24f; IP2: 16; IP3: 397
IP2:139: [Rev 13:5-7, see under Rev 13:2]
GF7:342: [Rev 13:5, see under Rev 11:3]
IP1:156f (1659): Yea, the beast which carried [the whore], which had many heads, horns, and crowns, he also had on his head "names of blasphemy" [Rev 17:3]. "And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies" [Rev 13:5]. And he, with the whore together (for he did it at her spirit and instigation, by virtue of the wine he had drunk out of her cup [Rev 17:2]) "opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven" [Rev 13:6]. This hath been the work of the tongue, in every head of the beast; namely, to blaspheme the life, to blaspheme the true, living power, in all ages and generations, since the apostasy from the life and spirit of the apostles.
[Other texts citing Rev 13:6: GF7:98 (under Rev 10:3]
GF7:22 (1652): God hath done great things in these northern parts [Ezek 38:15f?], and the Lord is doing great things to the exaltation of his great name [Isa 25:1?], and astonishing the heathen [Jer 25:9?]; notwithstanding the raging of the beast, and the opening of his mouth, to the blaspheming of God and his temple [Rev 13:6].
JN1:88 (1653): That is the blasphemer indeed which would have the truth checked and limited. It is written that the beast shall blaspheme God and his temple [Rev 13:6].
IP1:331 (1660): [discussing false teachers who "speak evil of dignities," 2 Pet 2:10, Jude 1:8]: See the dignities particularly expressed, Rev 13:6. The name of God, his holy power in his people; the tabernacle, which is sanctified and made honorable for him by his spirit; them that dwell in heaven, who are redeemed out of the earth [Rev 14:3], and have their conversation above [Phil 3:20]; these are dignities which the earthly authorities, nay, the false teachers themselves, never knew the worth of, so they are not afraid to blaspheme them.
GF5:207 (1675): [quotes Rev 13:6f] Now was not this war against them, the saints, the sanctified ones [Isa 13:3], that lived in the light, and believed in the light, and were children of the light [John 12:36], and were grafted into Christ by belief in the light, which was the life in the word, who gave the testimony of Jesus, the spirit of prophecy [Rev 19:10], &c. Was not this war against them, because Christ was in them by his light and life, spirit and power? [more]
GF6:389 (1689): And the beast and the whore, and the false church, had power over the natural tongues and languages, as in Rev 13:7 and Rev 17:15. But the word of God was before their tongues and languages were [John 1:1,3].
GF7:133 (1657): ...there is the beast, that makes the war against the lamb and his saints [Rev 13:7, 17:14] who witness the testimony of Jesus, and the word of God.
JN1:74 (Richard Farnworth, 1653): they that live in the filth of the flesh [1 Pet 3:21], filling the lusts thereof [Rom 13:14], know them not that are born again [John 3:3], washed and cleansed, sanctified and justified [1 Cor 6:11], and are taught of God [John 6:45] and made partakers of the divine nature [2 Pet 1:4], but are enemies to them; it is the same generation now that persecutes, that persecuted from the beginning, but it is but that the Scriptures may be fulfilled: the beast shall make war with the saints [Rev 13:7], Gog and Magog joins together in battle against the Lamb [Rev 20:8], the priests of the world are the greatest persecutors of the truth of God.
IP1:24f (1659): And though God reserved to himself a remnant to worship him, and give some testimony to his truth all this time; yet the "beast" ... had power over all "kindreds, tongues, and nations" everywhere; to overcome the "saints", and suppress the truth they at any time were moved to give testimony to; and to set up the worship of the "beast," and to make all the earth fall down before that. Rev 13:7-8.
13:8 And [G: Therefore] all that dwell upon the earth shall worship [BT: worshipped] him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain [BT: which was killed] from the foundation [GBT: beginning] of the world. qtext
13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
13:10 He that leadeth [G: If any lead] into captivity [G: +he] shall go into captivity: he that killeth [G: if any kill] with the sword [G: +he] must be killed with the [G: by a] sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. qtext
[Rev 3:10 cf Mat 26:52]
(Rev 13:8) GFJN 33, 399, 402; GF4: 240; GF5: 213; GF6: 286; GF7: 164 , 202 , 246 , 247, 251 , 259 , 277f ; GF8: 128f , 130 ; GFT 142, 193; MFU 33; JN1: 82; JN2: 552; JN3: 111; 725 (RR); IP1: 183, 405; RBA 181; EQ 320 (BC), 503 (GF); HPS 354 (EB); WPT 199; JSS 7, 26, 29, 33; HSM*
(Rev 13:9f) IP1: 183
(Rev 13:10) GFJN 399; GF3: 214, 548, 549; GF4: 241; GF5: 137; GF7: 178 ; JN2: 238; WDS 316; IP1: 267; IP2: 16, 75; WPR 640
GFJN 402 (Declaration of 1660): ...plotters, raisers of insurrections, tumultuous ones, and fighters, running with swords, clubs, staves and pistols one against another, we say, these are of the world and this hath its foundation from this unrighteous world, from the foundation of which the Lamb hath been slain [Rev 13:8], which Lamb hath redeemed us from the unrighteous world, and we are not of it [John 15:19], but are heirs of a world in which there is no end and of a kingdom where no corruptible thing enters [Rev 21:27].
GF8:130 (1676): know your faith, to stand in the seed that bruiseth the head of it [Gen 3:15]; which seed, Christ, is your rock and foundation [1 Cor 3:11, 10:4], who will raze down the foundation [Psa 137:7] of the world of wickedness, from which foundation the lamb hath been slain [Rev 13:8].
JN2:552 (1655): Thou further tells me, that if I had minded the Scriptures more and my imaginations less I might have seen that the scripture, Rev 13:8, means not of the Lamb slain, but of Beast-worshippers. To which I say, were I so blind as to leave both the Spirit and Scripture also and believe by blind imaginations, contrary to both, then should I become a Beast-worshipper like thee....
IP1:405 (1660): ...it is impossible for fallen man to attain to so much as one true breathing or desire after God again; this must arise from the grace, from the mercy, from a new begetting (from the free gift) towards life, towards the divine image again; which was slain in man (and the impression of it on him wholly lost) ever since the foundation of the world [Rev 13:8] in his heart, which God hath set there, ever since he chose it.
WPT 199 (1674; Works I:573 DQC): The Light, or rather he that is Light in Man ... hath been according to Scripture, as a Lamb slain since the Foundation of the World [Rev 13:8]: That is, the World had not been long created, before Man being envied by Lucifer the fallen Angel [Isa 14:12] was betrayed of his Innocency by him; and Sin, by Disobedience, prevailing, the Light or Principle of Life, under whose holy Leadings Man was placed, became resisted, grieved, and as it were slain.... That is to say, the innocent pure Life, was, as it were, wounded unto Death, through Disobedience; and that Lamb-like Image, in which Adam was created, by him through Rebellion lost....
JSS 7 (17–): And thus the Lamb has been slain from the foundation of the world [Rev 13:8], and and is slain in all who thus do violence to the motions of divine life in themselves.
GF3:548 (1659): Here is the patience and faith of the saints [Rev 13:10] that overcome by the blood of the Lamb [Rev 12:11], that have the testimony of Jesus, and have kept the commands of God [Rev 12:17].
GF7:178 (1659): Yet ye that are in that seed, see that ye accuse no man falsely [Luke 3:14], that hath the sword of justice, which is to keep the peace, and is a terror to the evil doers [Rom 13:3f], and to keep down the transgressors, and for the praise of them that do well [1 Pet 2:14]; this is owned in its place. But he that killeth with the sword, must perish with the sword [Mat 26:52/Rev 13:10].
IP2:16 (1660): [The dragon] overcomes the witnesses after the manner that he had overcome the church (to wit, by captivating the outward man, and killing with the sword; but they overcome him by patience and faith, in their testimony and sufferings. Rev 13:10); and this in all kindreds, tongues, and nations; and so all the public worship of the earth is given to him [Rev 13:7f].
13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he [G: which] had two horns like a lamb, and [G: but] he spake as a [G: like the; BT: as did the] dragon. qtext
13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast [GBT: did all that the first beast could do] before him [BT: in his presence], and causeth [GBT: he caused] the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. qtext
[deadly wound healed: cf Rev 13:3]
13:13 And he doeth [GBT: did] great wonders, so that he maketh [GBT: made] fire come down from heaven on the earth [T: omits] in the sight of men, qtext
13:14 And deceiveth [GBT: deceived] them that dwell [BT: dwelt (2x)] on the earth by the means of those [G: omits] miracles [GBT: signs] which he had power [G: were permitted to him] to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to [GB: the image of] the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. qtext
(Rev 13:11-18) IP3: 397; IP4: 416
(Rev 13:11-17) GF6: 411
(Rev 13:11-16) GF5: 132f
(Rev 13:11-13) IP1: 183, 356
(Rev 13:11) DGA 190; MFU 79; JN1: 286; JN2: 271; JN3: 45; IP3: 140
(Rev 13:11f) EQ 140; IP2: 17; IP3: 398
(Rev 13:12) MFS 87; IP1: 25
(Rev 13:13-15) IP2: 19
(Rev 13:13) JN1: 286
(Rev 13:13f) GF4: 227; IP1: 145; IP2:122
GF5:132f (1675): "I beheld another beast come out of the earth with two horns, like the lamb" [Rev 13:11]; Mark, here the beast would be like the lamb, but he speaks like the beast, not the lamb. And this beast did great wonders, he caused them that dwelt upon the earth to worship the first beast, and as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
So he made all, great and small, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive his mark in their right hand, and in their forehead [Rev 13:13-16]; so he marked them, and sealed them with his evil spirit. And God seals with his good spirit; ye are sealed with the spirit (saith the apostle, Eph 4:30) unto the day of redemption; and they that are seals can set to their seals that God is true [John 3:33], that keep the testimony of Jesus the spirit of prophecy [Rev 19:10].
IP1:356 (1660): Mark: the beast which appeared with horns like a lamb [Rev 13:11], as if it had Christ's power, and maketh fire to come down from heaven in the sight of men [Rev 13:13] (and who can deny these to be of God, that can do such things!) this very beast compelleth, or causeth to worship [Rev 13:12]. So this beast, which appears like a lamb, joins with the first beast whom it had set up under another appearance, and both compel to the worshipping of an image of the truth (of such an image of the truth as they think good to advance), and seduce from the truth itself. And he that will not be deceived with their image, with their likeness, with that which they call the truth and way of God, or order of the gospel, and so shall refuse to bow thereto, he shall not be permitted either to buy or sell. [Rev 13:16f]. There is no living with men within their bounds, unless they will bow to their image. But the true Lamb doth not compel, but calls to wait on the Father's drawings [John 6:44], till the Father by his spirit make willing.
MFU 78f (1654): thou must first see thyself to be the first beast, with his 10 horns pushing [Rev 13:1], and who is full of the names of blasphemy [Rev 17:3], before thou know what the second beast is (which rises out of the earth) which hath but two horns [Rev 13:11]. And what we do understand, thou shalt never know till thou knowest thyself, for we know thee to be of the first beast, and we know the second beast; but the second beast from thee is hid, who art of the first beast and doth the works both of the first and second.
JN1: 286 (1654): A book being brought to my hand, entitled Freedom of Religious Worship; or, the Jubilee of Ordinances, no name I find in it; yet the spirit I know and from whence it hath its rise, who seems to have horns like a lamb but hath the mouth of a dragon [Rev 13:11], speaking great swelling words [Jude 1:16] as though he would make fire come down from heaven in the sight of men [Rev 13:13], telling of great things that shall be: an appearance of Christ to come, he knows not when, but like the Jews is become an open persecutor of him where he is made manifest....
[Other texts citing Rev 13:11f: IP3:398 (under Rev 13:4)]
EQ 140 (Edward Burrough, 1660/61, on martyrdom of Mary Dyer): These are the people that say their churches are the purest churches in the world, and that their magistrates are godly magistrates, and godly ministers. A fair show to the world! Even "another Beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon; and he exerciseth the power of the first Beast before him [Rev 13:11f]".
MFS 87: [Rev 13:12, see under Rev 13:15]
[Other texts citing Rev 13:13f: GF4:227 (under Rev 13:3f)]
IP1:145 (1659): Satan used all his art, and all his strength, to conceive and bring forth this mystery of iniquity [2 Th 2:7], so like the mystery of godliness [1 Tim 3:16], that it might pass for current in the world, and he rule as God in it. With all power, &c., no power of deceit wanting; he did not spare for signs, and lying wonders [2 Th 2:9]; yea, he gave power to the beast to do wonders and miracles, even to make fire come down from heaven on the earth, in the sight of men [Rev 13:13f] (which was the sign and wonder whereby the God of Israel was distinguished from Baal [1 Ki 18:21-39]; power to work this very sign Satan gives to the beast, to confirm the godhead of the dragon with). These are the things men look for; see but great power, signs, miracles, they are satisfied. The whole world stands ready to be deceived with this.
13:15 And he had power [G: it was permitted to him] to give life [GBT: a spirit] unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both [GBT: omit] speak, and [GBT: +should] cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. qtext
13:16 And he causeth [GBT: made] all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: qtext
[Rev 13:16 cf Rev 14:9]
13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. qtext
13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding [GBT: wit] count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. qtext
(Rev 13:15-18) IP2: 18, 123, 432; IP3: 140; IP4: 227
(Rev 13:15) MFS 87; WDS 114; IP2:17f, 139
(Rev 13:15f) GF4: 385f; GF5: 213; MFU 161; IP1: 25, 165
(Rev 13:16) GF5: 204; EQ 96 (WD), 521 (BR); IP1: 166; WPR 132, 571, WPT 350 [cf Rev 14:9]
(Rev 13:16f) GF3: 548f; GF4: 100; IP1: 249, 356; IP4: 57
(Rev 13:17) GF4: 227; JN2: 18; JN3: 510 (EB); IP1: 167, 183
(Rev 13:17f) IP2: 18
(Rev 13:18) MFS 90f; DQC*
[Other texts citing Rev 13:15: IP2: 139 (under Rev 17:13f)]
MFS 87 (1656, to the Ranters): You and your power are contrary and act contrary to the power of God. Therefore do you and your power give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should speak and does speak in you [Rev 13:15]. You worship the dragon, which gives power unto the beast [Rev 13:4], and you exercise the power of the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed [Rev 13:12].
GF5:213 (1676): For John the divine, saith in his revelations, "that the beast compelled all, both small and great, to worship him, and to receive his mark" [Rev 13:15f]. So we do not read that Christ, or John, or the apostles compelled any, but the beast. And he saith, "that the beast that did compel, received his power from the dragon" [Rev 13:2,4]; so did not receive it from God and Christ.
IP1:25 (1658): "And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark" some way or other, either in their right hand, or in their forehead [Rev 13:16]. And such as would not receive his mark, nor worship him, he had the power to persecute and kill; and he did kill them [Rev 13:15]. And the whore drank their blood [Rev 17:6]. And God required it at her hand [Rev 19:2]. Though she made the hand of the beast execute it, and would seem to wash her own hands of it [Mat 27:24].
EQ 96 (William Dewsbury, 1655): Now if you will not obey the light in your consciences to rule in the power of the Spirit, to break every yoke of unrighteousness ... that the oppressed may go free [Isa 58:6]; but you will cause both small and great to worship the image of the beast [Rev 13:16], in forcing them to obey the heathenish and unrighteous laws made my Nebuchadnezzars proud flesh [Dan 3]....
WPR 571, WPT 350 (1694): Thus the false church sprang up, and mounted the chair; but though she lost her nature, she would needs keep her good name of the Lamb's bride [Rev 21:9], the true church and mother of the faithful: constraining all to receive her mark, either in their forehead or right hand [Rev 13:16]; that is, publicly or privately. But indeed and in truth she was Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots [Rev 17:5]....
GF4:227: [Rev 13:17, see under Rev 13:3f]
IP2:18 (1660): such must not so much as buy or sell, who will not receive the “mark of the beast, or his name, or” at least “the number of his name” [Rev 13:17f]; to which number the highest growth and perfection in religion and worship, after the wisdom of the flesh, (or man's wisdom) is to be reckoned.
MFS 90f (1656): RANTERS: Men, in their dark knowledge of the one power in his several workings, say one number worships one God, the god of the world [2 Cor 4:4], another company a God which is not of the world [John 17:14], whereas God is but one, working to the pleasure of his good will [Phil 2:13]. ANSWER: You who are of the dark knowledge, under the prince of the power of darkness [Eph 2:2/Col 2:13], do not know nor ever shall know the eternal power of the living God, but to your destruction, for He is come and made manifest, who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment [John 16:8]. Now is the time that you and your god are judged, and your number, as you call them, who are of the number of the beast (Rev 13:18].
Job Scott, Journal 99f (1797 DQC): [continued from quote under Rev 8:1] And now, in confirmation that this is the meaning of the number seven, as comprehensive of all the seals that can possibly seal up divine truth from man,—let us observe, that when John calls upon him that has wisdom, (divine wisdom, for all else ever fails) to count the number of the beast, or the number of his name, which he expressly says is the number of a man, he plainly shews us that the whole, the utmost number of a man, and of all his workings, buildings, comprehendings and conceivings, which make up the whole life, power, policy, religion and worship of the beast, is comprehended in sixes—and that there is not one seven in it all. For, says he, his number is six hundred three-score and six, that is, 666 [Rev 13:18]. Here we see, that although the workings of a man may be multiplied to ten times, and even an hundred times of the six working days, wherein he rests not from his own works [Heb 4:10] nor comes to the true sabbath (wherein no creaturely work is done, not even a fire of his own sparks or creaturely animation and warmth kindled [Isa 50:11]) it is all but the number of the beast or false worship, and man-made creeds and systems.
14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. qtext
14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice [GBT: sound] of many waters, and as the voice [G: sound] of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne [T: seat], and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed [G: bought] from the earth. qtext
14:4 These are they which were [G: are] not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which [GBT: omit] follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed [G: bought] from among [GBT: omit] men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. qtext
14:5 And in their mouth [GBT: mouths] was found no guile: for they are without fault [GBT: spot] before the throne of God.
[Rev 14:5 cf 1 Pet 2:22]
( Rev 14:1-6) IP2: 115f
(Rev 14:1-5) GF5: 133; GF6: 164; RBA 217; RBAF 165
(Rev 14:1) GF6: 159, 304; GF7: 319 ; GF8: 10 , 56 , 159 ; JN3: 527; IP1: 266; IP3: 234; EQ 331(BC)
(Rev 14:3) GF3: 226; GF4: 309; GF7: 160 , 165 , 195 , 207 , 215 , 245 ; GF8: 48 ; DGA 205, 207; LB (D46, H23); JN1: 168, 236, 314; WDS 298; IP1: 183, 331; EQ 102 (WD); HPS 74; 413, 429 (EB); SIW 106
(Rev 14:4) GF4: 229; GF8: 77 ; MFU 33, 224, 377, 387; JN1: 57, 317; JN2: 233; JN3: 524; WDS 113, 194 EQ 331 (BC); IP1: 134, 165, 187; IP2: 127; HPS 147; WPR 142; JSS 39
(Rev 14:4f) EQ 294 (GF); DGA 193, 197
GF5:133 (1675): [quotes Rev 14:1,3-5, mostly G or B] And this we do believe: but can any of the letter-professors believe that such a company should be without guile in their mouths, and without spot? and none know this new song, but they that are without spot and guile, and by the spirit of God have the Father's name written in their foreheads.
GF6:164 (1683): [Fox connects Rev 14:1-4 with Heb 12:18, 22-28] And now, all ye Christians, that profess Christianity, are ye come to Mount Sion? or are ye under the law which came from Mount Sinai, not Mount Sion? which law commanded tithes, offerings, sacrifice, oaths, and swearing, with outward tabernacle, sanctuary, and temple, and priests' lips to preserve people's knowledge [Mal 2:7], commanded by law in the old testament. And if ye be come to Mount Sion ... then you see the innumerable company of angels, and the spirits of just men made perfect [Heb 12:22f; more phrases from Heb 12:23-27. Then quotes Rev 14:1-4]. Then surely this was spiritual, this was heavenly Sion, and not earthly, which the hundred and forty-four thousand stood upon, which were redeemed from the earth, and so from earthly Sion, earthly Jerusalem, and all those earthly things; that followed Christ the Lamb, and was with him after he was risen, before the throne of God.
IP1:266 (1659): And this is told you in dear and tender love, that ye might not perish, but have eternal life abiding in your hearts [John 3:16], and the new name written by the Spirit of life on your foreheads [Rev 3:12/14:1], which all that know the writing of the life, may be able to read and acknowledge.
GF7: 165 (1659): ... the royal seed Christ [Gal 3:16] ... renews man again in the image of God [Col 3:10], and brings him again to his dominion over the handiworks of God [Gen 1:26]. And this hundreds of thousands are now witnessing; by which they come to be kings, and redeemed from the earth [Rev 14:3], and come to be made kings upon the earth [Rev 5:10], in the image of God, over the handiworks of God, in the wisdom by which they were created.
EQ 102 (William Dewsbury, 1655): Rejoice, rejoice, ye saints and children of the most high God, stand fast in the counsel of the Lord Jesus Christ, the light in you, and walk in his power, and you shall walk as kings upon the earth [Rev 5:10], and shall sing the new song that none can sing, but the hundred forty four thousand, whose minds are redeemed from the earth [Rev 14:3], who stand before the throne of God day and night [Rev 7:15] singing Hallelujahs and praises to the Lord God omnipotent [Rev 19:6], who is taking to him great power to sit upon his throne, and to the Lamb forevermore [Rev 5:13].
SIW 106 (Priscilla Hannah Gurney, 17–): Thus, through deep and fiery baptisms [Mat 3:11f], qualification may be attained ... to sing the song of the redeemed [Rev 14:3], whose garments are washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14].
GF8:77 (1675): And therefore all you who are the first-fruits to God [Rev 14:4], in the resurrection by Jesus Christ, and who know him, the resurrection and the life [John 11:25], and are translated from darkness to light, and into the kingdom of his dear son [Col 1:13/Acts 26:18], that stands in righteousness and holiness, and joy in the holy ghost [Rom 14:17]; ... show forth righteous and holy fruits, so that you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; and may be as lights to the dark world [Mat 5:14], and salt to season the unsavoury [Mat 5:13].
JN2:233 (1655): come out of the world and the power of darkness [Col 1:13], and come to the guide of the Spirit of truth [John 16:13], that you may be set free [John 8:32] to the Lord from the rudiments [Col 2:20], and follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth [Rev 14:4]....
IP1:165 (1659): And let not your religion any longer consist in mere practising what the saints formerly practised (for that ye may do without the same spirit), but in yielding up to that life, power, and pure spirit that they were led by. And when ye are joined to this, then do not prescribe the Lamb the way that he should go, but "follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth" [Rev 14:4]. Do not tell the Shepherd (by your gathered wisdom) the way that he must lead you in; but know the voice, and follow it [John 10:4]; for this I can truly testify, that if once ye come in faithfulness and true light to follow the Lamb, he will lead in paths ye have not known [Isa 42:16], and out of the paths ye have known.
IP2:127 (1660): This then is the government of Christ, ... to know the movings, the stirrings, the leadings, the steps of the Lamb, who is "the Captain of our salvation [Heb 2:10];" and to follow him wherever he goes [Rev 14:4], doing all things that he commands, forbearing all things that he forbids, "without murmuring, without disputing [Phil 2:24]."
HPS 147 (Dorothy White, 1662): And now is the glory of all nations come [Rev 21:26], and the bridegroom's voice is heard in the land [Rev 18:23/Song 2:12] of the redeemed, who are come up again out of Egypt [Isa 11:11], who are become the first fruits unto God, and to the Lamb [Rev 14:4]....
14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that [BT: +sit and] dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue [BT: all nations, kindreds and tongues], and people, qtext
14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory [BT: honour] to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [BT: water]. qtext
(Rev 14:6-10) GF5: 133
(Rev 14:6-8) DGA 194
(Rev 14:6) GFJN 35; GF4: 228, 229, 241; GF7: 15 [Tes], 157 , 165f , 179 , 217 , 262 , 268 , 290 , 309 , 342 ; GF8: 61 , 65 , 78 , 79 , 124 , 129 , 172 , 191 , 207 , 271 , 288 ; GFEJ 252; GFT 40, 69, 110, 180; MFU 27, 180, 318, 350; JN1: 87, 489; WDS 66, 90, 273; IP1: 21, 51, 52, 169, 261; IP2: 2, 8; IP3: 7; IP4: 137f,172, 221, 257, 433; EQ 61, 403, 550; HPS 39 (MF), 93, 212, 324; RBA 167; WPR 377, 385; WTG 312 (AM); SIW 173
(Rev 14:6f) GF6: 391; MFU 86, 215; IP1: 41f, 147, 172; IP2: 95; IP3: 313, 492f, 528; IP4: 65, 70-73, 81f, 241, 356, 433f; HPS 321f; 429 (EB); WPR 35
(Rev 14:7) GF7: 27 ; JN1: 78; IP1: 216; IP3: 384, 421; IP4: 258
(Rev 14:7f) IP1: 182
GF often associates and sometimes conflates phrase "the everlasting gospel" [Rev 14:6] with "the gospel, the power of God" [Rom 1:16]. See, e.g. GF8:172 under Heb 7:11.
[Other texts citing Rev 14:6: GFJN 35 (John 14:6), GF4:229 (Luk 24:5), GF7:262 (Mat 3:12), GF7:290 (Gen 11:1-9, Rev 17:15), GF8:172 (Heb 7:11), IP1:52 (Rev 14:8), IP2:8f (Rom 1:5), IP3:7 (Heb 5:4f), IP4:137f (Rom 1:16), HPS 324 (Heb 10:20), RBA 167 (Jas 5:6), WTG 312 (1 Pet 3:19)]
GF7:165f (1659): But since the apostles' days all hath been in confusion about religion, church, and worship, amongst them that have killed the witnesses [Rev 11:7], and since the true church went into the wilderness [Rev 12:6], and the witnesses have been slain, and the man child caught up to God [Rev 12:5]. So they that have slain the witnesses, and killed the saints, have been in all this confusion; and the witnesses are rising [Rev 11:11], and the everlasting gospel shall be preached again (amongst them that have had the words, but have slain the life of the prophets and the apostles) unto all nations, kindreds, and tongues of them that dwell upon the earth [Rev 14:6].
JN1:489 (1655): And so you that say the four books are the gospel make it appear you never knew him who is the glad tidings, which gospel was manifest before these books were written and is everlasting [Rev 14:6].
IP1:51 (1659): [quotes Rev 14:6] Mark: the gospel that was preached to the nations all the time of the apostasy, was not the everlasting gospel; that gospel did not bring life and immortality to light [2 Tim 1:10]; but they were hid from men's eyes, and men had only a sound of words instead of the thing. And thus poor nations, kindreds, people, tongues, were everywhere bewitched with a form of things; with outward knowledge, a perishing knowledge [1 Cor 8:11] in the perishing part; a vain, traditional, invented worship, which stands in the wisdom and will of man; but had no union and fellowship with that which is everlasting.
SIW 173 (Ann Crowley, 17--) : my mind is led to crave for thousands, and tens of thousands of my fellow creatures, of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people [Rev 14:6], that they may come to the knowledge of the Lord our God, and Jesus Christ, our blessed Redeemer...
MFU 215 (1656): the flying angel hath gone forth who hath the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, unto every nation & kindred & tongues & people, calling for the fear of God & his worship [Rev 14:6f].
IP3:313 (1674): ...in the pure fear [Psa 19:9 LXX] (not that which is taught by the precepts of men [Isa 29:13], but which God puts into the heart [Jer 32:40]) faith hath its strength, and exercises its strength.... And when the angel preached the everlasting gospel, how did he preach it? "Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgments is come," &c. [Rev 14:6f] When the pure fear is felt, when that which is contrary to God is judged; then the gospel is known, and the work thereof experienced in the heart. And how easy is it, when the pure fear is felt, to distrust and deny one's self, and trust in the Lord! Oh, how weak are the reasonings and imaginings then, and how strong is the power which scatters them, and lifts up the head over them!
IP4:70f (1671): Quest. Why doth God after the apostasy send an angel to preach the everlasting gospel [Rev 14:6], after a manner different from what it was preached before the apostasy? How was it preached before the apostasy? Was it not preached thus, That in Christ alone is remission of sins, and salvation through faith in his blood [Rom 3:24f]? Is not an angel from God sent to preach it thus: Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters [Rev 14:7]? Is this the same gospel that was preached before? How different is the sound thereof! Surely this would seem not the same, but rather another gospel [Gal 1:6], to any man who is not taught of God [John 6:45], and hath not received of him the true understanding to observe and discern the nature of things. [discussion continues to p 73]
HPS 321f (Rebecca Travers, 1669): the apostle Paul saith, the gospel is the power of God unto salvation [Rom 1:16], and that the Word in the heart, and in the mouth, was the gospel he preached [Rom 10:8],and the everlasting gospel proclaimed by an angel through heaven was, fear God and give glory to him, for the hour of his righteous judgment is come [Rev 14:6f]; but these did not say Christ's death and burial were the gospel, but who are witnesses of his resurrection do know the gospel [Acts 4:33]; but the opposers of the Light in the conscience see it not.
WPR 35 (1668): For I proclaim, another way there is not to eternal life and peace, than this everlasting gospel which is now preached [Rev 14:6]; for the time is come that the angel of his presence [Isa 63:9] is flying through the midst of heaven, having this ancient gospel to preach to them that dwell upon the earth, and are in their earthly nature, wisdom and worships, crying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come [Rev 14:7].
GF7:27 : Therefore lay aside all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness [Jas 1:21], and fear God, and give glory to him [Rev 14:7], and worship not the beast [Rev 14:9,11]; for the beast and the false prophet must be cast into the lake of fire [Rev 19:20].
14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because [GBT: for] she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath [T: omits] of her fornication. qtext
14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, qtext
[Rev 14:9 cf Rev 13:16]
14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture [GB: yea, of the pure wine which is poured; T: which is poured] into the cup of his indignation [GBT: wrath]; and he shall be tormented with [BT: punished in] fire and brimstone in the presence of [GBT: before (2x)] the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: qtext
14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up [G: shall ascend] for ever and ever [GBT evermore]: and they [G: +shall] have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark [GBT: print] of his name. qtext
14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are [G: omits] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth [G: are fully blessed; BT: hereafter]: Yea [GBT: Even so], saith the Spirit, that they may [G: for they; B: that they] rest from their labours; and their works do [T: shall] follow them. qtext
(Rev 14:8-10) MFS 88
(Rev 14:8) GF7: 165 , 297 ; IP1: 52, 144, 296
(Rev 14:9-13) IP3: 397
(Rev 14:9-11) GF7: 27, 229,236 ; IP1: 252, 267; IP2: 124; IP3: 121, 128, 400; IP4: 57; WTG 240 (EH)
(Rev 14:9) GF3: 528; GF7: 319 ; GF8: 56 , 159 ; MFU 230; JN1: 182; JN2: 101;
(Rev 14:9f) MFU 226; EQ 483
(Rev 14:10) JN1: 395 (JA); IP1: 169, 254
(Rev 14:10f) MFU 161; IP2: 19
(Rev 14:11) MFU 226f; EQ 124, 158; HPS 181; WPR 160
(Rev 14:12) IP2: 432
(Rev 14:13) GF5: 134; GF6: 110; GF8: 18 , 298 ; JN3: 136; WDS 266; WPR 63, 169; SIW 39
GF7:297 (1667): And Christ is the vine [John 15:1] that affords this new wine, which is put in the new bottle [Luke 5:38]; and, they that believe in his light, and become children of his light [John 12:36], sit under his vine, and drink of his wine. And Adam in the fall is the old bottle, that holds the old wine of transgression, where all the sour grapes are, and they that sit in transgression drink of the sour grapes [Jer 31:30], of which their bottle is full, full of the wine of the wrath of fornication [Rev 14:8]. So they will not drink of the new [Luke 5:39].
IP1:52 (1659): "Babylon is fallen, is fallen! that great city! because she made all nations drunk of the wine of the cup of her fornication." Rev 14:8. And now the new wine of the kingdom [Mat 26:29], which is tasted of in the everlasting gospel [Rev 14:6], purges out the old wine [1 Cor 5:7?]; and the drunkenness which thereby came upon the nations wastes. And they that have tasted of this life, and know this life, can never be bewitched back again by the whorish spirit, to dead forms and likenesses without life. Nay, when Babylon falls, she can rise no more.
GF7:229 (1662): they that worship God in the spirit and in the truth [John 4:23f], are in that which the devil is out of [John 8:44], and the dragon's worship, and the beast's worship [Rev 14:9,11], and the will-worship [Col 2:23] are out of; who worship in the truth and in the spirit, are over all these worships. For truth is before they all were, (and the spirit,) and will stand when they are all gone [1 Esd 4:38].
IP3:400 (1677): Oh! therefore let everyone consider what the beast is, and what his image, and what the mark in the forehead, and what the right hand; and take heed he be not found worshipping the beast and his image [etc, rest of Rev 14:9], lest God make him to drink [etc.], and he be tormented [rest of 14:10], and have no rest day or night [Rev 14:11]. I had rather run great hazards outwardly, and suffer much affliction and persecution from men, to keep my soul true to God, in the spiritual worship and testimony which he hath given me, against all false ways and invented worships, than expose my soul to the hazard of drinking of this dreadful cup of God's indignation; which the Lord God of tender mercies teach men, and give them true wisdom, to avoid and escape.
WTG 240 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): had I attempted a freedom in conversation on matters indifferent to my solemn concern and function, there had been a mark sat on me and become confounded [Rev 14:9-11]...
[Other texts citing Rev 14:9: GF8:56 (under Rev 13:2f)]
GF3:528 (1659): [opponent:] "That the evil spirits are both sinful and reasonable." A. This is a lie, for reasonable is not sinful, but unreasonable is sinful, they have not the faith [2 Th 3:2]: and if the evil spirit be reasonable, and the good reasonable, they are both one, and who then is unreasonable? If the evil spirit be reasonable, thou puttest no difference between the precious and the vile [Jer 15:19]; thou hast the mark of a blind guide, and a false prophet in the forehead [Mat 23:16/Rev 14:9].
JN2:101 (1655): that seed is taught of God [John 6:45] what to honour, and to honour that which God honors [John 8:54?], and this is no spirit of delusion, incivility, or like brute beasts [Jude 1:10] as thou callest it, for that is the beast which which worships the beast and his image [Rev 14:9], where it is; and thou art the false prophet that pleads for it [Rev 19:20]....
MFU 161 (1656): object. 6 (by opponent): Then God is in every creature, yea, in the devils, for they are creatures & do live. Answ: This testimony thou may bear for the live in thee, and the Devil is thy God. But when saw thou them that thou saith, they are creatures or what shape have they? Thou bears his image & his mark in they forehead, & thou shalt be sure to drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture [Rev 14:10f].
GF6:110 (1682): [connects Rev 14:13 with John 8:23f] And they that do not believe in Christ, that die in their sins [John 8:24], they cannot sleep in Christ, when they put off their earthly tabernacle [2 Cor 5:1/2 Pet 1:14], nor die in the Lord. "For blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, &c., the Spirit saith, that they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them [Rev 14:13]".
SIW 39 (Lydia Rawlinson Lancaster, 1729): It is our duty both to pray and to be engaged in our own particulars for the work going on which is begun in the earth, many of our worthy fathers being gone to rest from their labours [Rev 14:13], and we, who remain in their places, are passing on after them towards eternity.
14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat [GBT: sitting] like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. qtext
14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee [GBT: omit] to reap; for the harvest [T: corn] of the earth is ripe. qtext
14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine [GB: of the vineyard; T omits] of the earth; for her grapes are fully [GBT: omit] ripe. qtext
14:19 And the angel thrust in his [GB: +sharp] sickle into [GBT: on] the earth, and gathered [GBT: cut down] the vine [GBT: vines (BT: grapes) of the vineyard] of the earth, and cast it [GBT: them] into the great winepress [BT: wine-vat] of the wrath of God. qtext
14:20 And the winepress [BT: wine-vat] was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress [BT: vat], even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. qtext
[cf Isa 63:3]
(Rev 14:14-20) DGA 196
(Rev 14:14f) GF5: 134; GF7: 78 , 262 ; DGA 145, 193
(Rev 14:15-18) JN2: 594
(Rev 14:19) GF5: 134; JN3: 567 (MS)
(Rev 14:19f) MFU 225
(Rev 14:20) MFU 112, 191
[Other texts citing Rev 14:14f: GF5:134 (under Rev 14:19)]
GF7:78 (1654): This is the word of the Lord to all Friends, and fellow-labourers in the truth, who are subduing the earth [Gen 1:28], and its earthly knowledge, and its carnal wisdom, and beating down and threshing down that, in hope to get forth the wheat [Rev 14:14f], and to be made partakers of your hope [1 Cor 9:10]....
GF7:262 (1664): the prophet is arisen and arising [John 7:52], and the everlasting gospel shall be, and is preached again to all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples [Rev 14:6], of them that dwell upon the earth; and the reapers are going forth to reap people down, and so up to God [Rev 14:14f], and to bring them into the barn [Mat 13:30], and to gather the wheat into the garner [Mat 3:12]. And people shall come to worship God ..., and the beast's worship, and dragon's worship, and the great whore's church is falling.... Reap out, reap out, reap out, I say, (with the power of God,) ye reapers unto the Lord, for here is the day of harvest; for as the other falls, the day of harvest is known, a day of gathering; for it is that which hath inwardly ravened that hath scattered [Mat 7:15, John 10:12]
JN2:594 (1655): Be ashamed of your fruits; what you have sown is now reaped before the sun, & you are ripe for the sickle of the Lamb's wrath & for the fire [Rev 14:15,18].
WDS 184 (1661): Now do the vines abound with virtue, laden with clusters of purest grapes full ripe [Rev 14:18?], which drop abundantly with wine, renewed in the kingdom of the Father [Mat 26:29].
GF5:134 (1675): [quotes Rev 14:14f] And blessed are their eyes that see God's reapers reaping down the tares [Mat 13:30], and gathering the wheat, and cutting down the vines of the vineyard of the earth, and casting them into the winepress of the wrath of God [Rev 14:19G].
MFU 224f (1657): Dear babes & lambs, sent forth of my heavenly Father, though ye be young & tender, yet will he make your foot as the prancing of horses to tread down, and trample down all his enemies, oh my dear ones, in the dreadful power & authority of the living God where the winepress of the wrath of God is trodden alone without the city [Rev 14:19f/Isa 63:3], even thither are ye going from Edom with your garments dyed red [Isa 63:1f], & there do you witness the beloved who is white & ready, the chiefest among ten thousand [Song 5:10].
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