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18:1 And after these things [BT: that]: I saw another angel come down [BT: omit]: from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory [T: brightness].
18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong [G: loud] voice, saying, Babylon the great [G: Babylon that great city; BT Great Babylon] is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit [GBT: all foul spirits] , and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird [BT: all ... birds]. qtext
18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth [T: her merchants] are waxed rich through [GBT: of] the abundance of her delicacies [GBT: pleasures]. qtext
[cf Rev 14:8, 17:2]
18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come [G: go] out of [BT: away from] her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. qtext
18:5 For her sins have reached unto [G: are come up into; BT: are gone up to] heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities [BT: wickedness].
18:6 Reward her even as she [G: +hath] rewarded you, and double unto [GBT: give] her double according to her works: in the [BT: +same] cup which she hath filled [GBT: unto you] fill to her double [G: fill her ye double; BT: pour in double to her]. qtext
18:7 How [G: In as; GB: And as] much she hath [GBT: omit] glorified herself, and lived deliciously [G: in pleasure; BT: wantonly], so much torment and sorrow give her [G: give ye to her torment and sorrow; BT: pour ye in for her of punishment and sorrow] : for she saith [BT: said] in her heart, I sit [GBT: +being] a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow [G: mourning]. qtext
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning [GBT: sorrow] , and famine [BT: hunger]; and she shall be utterly [GBT: omit] burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her [G: that God which condemneth her, is a strong Lord]. qtext
(Rev 18) GF6: 159; MFU 64; IP3: 128; IP4: 57
(Rev 18:1-8) GF5: 135f
(Rev 18:2) GF3: 548; GF7: 98 ; GF8: 162 , 163 ; GFT 77ff; JN1: 260, 292; JN2: 40; IP1: 174; IP3: 143; IP4: 419; HPS 181; WPR 135, 162, 297, WPT 70; HSM*
(Rev 18:3-7) MFU 231
(Rev 18:3) GF5: 356; MFS 15, 20; JN2: 164, 463; IP1: 23, 149, 163; IP2: 426; IP4: 57
(Rev 18:4) DGA 194; MFU 32, 80; JN1: 140, 265, 396 (JA); IP1: 174f, 299, 392, 399; IP2: 19, 100; IP3: 54, 121, 400; IP4: 173, 227, 250f; EQ 100 (WD); HPS 508
(Rev 18:5f) MFU 215
(Rev 18:6-8) WPR 30
(Rev 18:6) JN1: 395 (JA)
(Rev 18:7-14) WPR 91
(Rev 18:7) GF4: 228; MFS 70; IP1: 163, 169; IP2: 15, 21
(Rev 18:7f) IP2: 100
(Rev 18:8) GF7: 70 ; JN1: 231, 395 (JA); IP1: 52, 169, 253, 392; IP2: 19, 22
GF8:163 (1679): And the fruits of the pure holy spirit of the God of truth [Psa 31:5] is love [Gal 5:22], which is a peaceable spirit; but the foul, unclean spirit [Rev 18:2], that is out of the truth [John 8:44], is a ravenous, unquiet, unpeaceable spirit.
IP3:143 (1668): Who is like unto thee ... who hast brought down this lofty city, and trod it under the feet of the poor, and made the steps of the needy to pass over it [Isa 26:5f]; who hast made it ... a place no more for thy dear children to be captivated in and oppressed; but a habitation of dragons [Isa 35:7], and a cage of every unclean and noisome bird [Rev 18:2] for ever?
HPS 181 (Katharine Evans & Sarah Chivers, 1662): And I heard another trumpet sounding, and I heard a voice saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, Babylon the great is fallen [Rev 18:2]. And I looked, and I saw the smoke of her torment, how it did ascend [Rev 14:11]....
WPR 162 (1682): How great and foul thy backsliding has been, who from the temple of the Lord art become a cage of unclean birds [Rev 18:2], and of an house of prayer, a den of thieves [Mat 21:13], a synagogue of Satan [Rev 2:9], and the receptacle of every defiled spirit [Rev 18:2].
JN2:463 (1655): This day is the Lord (through the pride of thy heart) covering thee with thine own shame [Psa 109:29 LXX] and is discovering the skirts of the whore [Nah 3:4f], and her nakedness appears and shall more appear, that the fire may be kindled wherein to burn her [Rev 17:16], and all her merchants that have been made rich through the abundance of her delicacy [Rev 18:3] begin to bewail and stand afar off for fear of her torments [Rev 18:15] crying for help, yet shall the nations which have been deceived see her lewdness and be set free from her witchcrafts [Rev 18:23], then shall the Lord be known present and praised.
IP4:227f (1671): Now, the command is as express to come out of Babylon [Rev 18:4], that is, to separate from all antichristian ways and worships, as ever it was to separate from the Heathens and Jews; and there is no being a true worshipper in God's sight, but in the true way of separation from all false worshippers, who worship in forms and apperances of godliness, out of the life and power [2 Tim 3:5].
HPS 508 (Katharine Whitton, 1681): So dear Friends, let none stick in the world, its evil ways, vain customs [Jer 10:3], or foolish fashions; be not partakers of them with their pleasures, lest such partake of their plagues [Rev 18:4]; but be ye separated, touch no unclean thing and I will receive you, saith the Lord [2 Cor 6:17]....
JN1:395: [Rev 18:6, see under Rev 16:19]
[Other texts citing Rev 18:7: IP1:163 (under Rev 18:16)]
IP2:21 (1660): ...she thinks the bitterness of death is past [1 Sam 15:32], and she shall now sit as a queen [Rev 18:7], a lady, a glorious church [Eph 5:27] for ever, yet for all this she is come into God's remembrance [Rev 16:19], and she shall be widowed, and cast into a bed of torment, and all her children into great tribulation with her [Isa 47:8f/Rev 18:7]; and she shall be desolate, and naked [Rev 17:16], and drink of the cup [Rev 16:19], and not repent that she might escape it [Rev 16:11. 9:20f].
GF7:70 (1653): Spare not, pity not that which is for the sword (of the spirit) [Eph 6:17], plague, and famine [Rev 18:8], and set up truth, and confound the deceit, which stains the earth, and cumbers the ground [Luke 13:7].
IP1:392 (1660): And in this state God finds his people, when he comes to overthrow her (to bring death and mourning and famine and fire upon her, Rev 18:8), and to redeem them; for then the voice goes forth from the spirit of the Lord, to the spirits of his people, "Come out of her my people; that ye be not partakers of her sins," &c. [Rev 18:4] Why, were the people of God in her till now? Yea, till the very hour of her judgment, and are many of them in great danger of staying there, even till they feel her plagues.
18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously [G: in pleasure; BT: wantonly] with her, shall bewail her, and [B: omits; T: beweep her and] lament for [T: wail over] her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, qtext
18:10 Standing [GBT: And shall stand] afar off for the fear of her torment [ BT: punishment], saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. qtext
18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her [T: wail in themselves]; for no man buyeth [BT: will buy] their merchandise [GBT: ware] any more: qtext
18:12 The merchandise [GBT: ware] of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and [BT: neither] of pearls, and fine linen [BT: raines (cloth of Rennes)], and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner [G: omits (2x)] vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble [T: omits], qtext
18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves [G: servants; BT: bodies], and souls of men. qtext
18:14 And the fruits [GBT: apples] that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty [G: fat] and goodly [G: excellent; BT: had in price] are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all [GBT: omit].
(Rev 18:9) IP1: 163; IP2: 15
(Rev 18:9f) IP1: 144; IP3: 400
(Rev 18:10) MFU 377; IP1: 143, 188
(Rev 18:11-13) JN1: 267, 396; WPT 225
(Rev 18:11) GF5: 49; GF7: 23 ; DGA 194; JN1: 62
(Rev 18:12f) GF4:359; IP1: 149f
IP1:163: [Rev 18:9, see under Rev 18:16]
IP1:144: [Rev 18:9f, see under Rev 17:15-18]
MFU 377 (1664): Therefore keep faithful to the Lord God, and his Truth, and make war in righteousness [Rev 19:11], and give your backs to the smiter, and your cheeks to them that pull of the hair [Isa 50:6]; it is for but an hour [Rev 18:10], stand it out, the Lamb shall have the victory [Rev 17:14].
IP1:188 (1659): The Lord hath kindled, and is kindling, the fire with which he is burning, and will burn, the flesh of the whore [Rev 17:16]. Come not near to help her, lest ye feel the flames. Stand afar off and see her burning [Rev 18:10], and at most pity her, but help her not.
JN1:396 (John Aldam, 1654): Howl, ye merchants of Babylon [Rev 18:11], who through covetousness makes merchandise of souls [2 Pet 2:3, confl w Rev 18:13]; ....you shall be taken with the whore with whom you have committed fornication and shall be partakers of her plagues [Rev 18:4]....
GF7:23 (1652): Go not out among the swine, who feed upon the outside, the husk [Luke 15:16], among the merchants of Babylon [Rev 18:11, 23], and so forsake the living bread [John 6:51]; but as ye have received Christ Jesus, in him walk [Col 2:6], that ye may all honour the Lord Jesus Christ, and adorn his gospel.
IP1:149f (1659): The whore hath more secret fornications and abominations. Where she can pass thus, she need not paint either herself or her ware; but where need requires she hath her paint, she hath her delicates for the curious eye. Rev 18:3. She hath her cinnamon, odors, ointments, and frankincense for the nice scent; she hath her fine flour and wheat, &c., for the fine palate; gold, precious stones, pearl, and vessels of ivory, and all manner of vessels of most precious wood, for the more stately worshipper; as well as of brass and iron for the more common [Rev 18:12f].
18:15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her [GBT: waxed rich], shall stand afar off [GBT: +from her] for the fear of her torment [BT: the punishment of her], weeping and wailing, qtext
18:16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen [BT: raines], and purple, and scarlet, and decked [G: gilded] with gold, and precious stones [T: stone], and pearls! qtext
18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought [G: are come to desolation]. And every shipmaster [BT: ship governor], and all the company in [GBT: they (G: the people) that occupy] ships, and sailors [GBT: shipmen], and as many as trade by [G: whosoever traffic on the; BT: which work in the] sea, stood [G: shall stand] afar off,
18:18 And cried [G: cry] when they saw [G: see] the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is [G: was] like unto this great city!
18:19 And they [G: +shall] cast dust on their heads, and cried [G: cry], weeping and wailing, saying [G: and say; B: and saying; T: and said], Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of [G: omit] her costliness! for in [BT: at] one hour is she made desolate. qtext
18:20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven [G: O heaven, rejoice of her], and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her [G: punished her to be revenged on her for your sakes; BT: given your judgment on her].
(Rev 18:15-20) IP1: 183
(Rev 18:15) JN2: 150, 463
(Rev 18:16) IP1: 163
(Rev 18:19) JN2: 284; IP1: 163
(Rev 18:20f) GF5: 136
[Other texts citing Rev 18:15: JN2:463 (under Rev 18:3)].
JN2:150 (1655): And for our multiplying, that must increase to thy torment, and all Babylon's merchants [Rev 18:15], for God is multiplying his seed as the stars of heaven [Gen 22:17], though Gog and Magog be gathered against it [Rev 20:8]....
IP1:163 (1659): Look on the Papists; how rich they are in outward buiildings ... &c. Look on the several sorts of Prostestants; they have their riches in their kind too.... They can open the whole body of religion, resolve all doubts, expound all scriptures, &c. "The great city was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls." Rev 18:16. And she sat thus on the throne like a queen, living deliciously, to which her torment and sorrow [Rev 18:7] afterwards are proportioned. Yea, she had treasure and costliness enough to make all her merchants rich that would trade with her [Rev 18:19]. What knowledge, what delicate food, could the wisest and greatest of the earth desire, which she had not ready for them? [Rev 18:3,9]. But Sion, all this while, hath lain in the dust.... [continued under Rev 11:2f]
[Other texts citing Rev 18:19: IP1:163 (under Rev 18:16)]
JN2:284 (1655): And from him that sits upon the seat of iniquity [Psa 1:1 LXX?], to the magicians that use the enchantments to deceive withal [Exo 7 - 8], yea, and upon all that believe them shall the hand of the Lord be, to make Babylon desolate [Rev 18:19] and to dash her children against the stones [Psa 137:9] which lie in the streets thereof, which all the builders refuse [Psa 118:22].
18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with [GBT: With such] violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down [GBT: cast], and shall be found no more at all [GBT: omit]. qtext
18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all [GBT: omit (2x)] in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone [BT: mill] shall be heard no more at all in thee;
18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee [T: omits]; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all [GBT: omit] in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived [GBT: and with thine enchantments (T: enchantment) were deceived all nations]. qtext
[may be confl w Song 2:12]
18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. qtext
(Rev 18:21) IP1: 225; IP2: 155
(Rev 18:23) GF5: 358; GF7: 23 , 24 , 157 ; MFU 147, 231; JN1: 57; JN2: 463; IP1: 161, 171
(Rev 18:23f) GF5: 356f
(Rev 18:24) GF5: 136; DGA 192; WDS 294
[Other texts citing Rev 18:21: IP1:225 (Rom 1:20f)]
GF7:24 (1652): For the voice of the bridegroom is heard in our land [Rev 18:23/Song 2:12]
MFU 231 (1657?): The Pope need not send thee, for thou art already in the world deceiving the nations by thy sorceries [Rev 18:23].
IP1:171 (1659): The Lord shall enlighten my darkness [Psa 18:28]; but the light of Babylon shall be darkness for evermore. "The light of a candle shall be seen no more at all in thee." [Rev 18:23] Many lights hath Babylon set up in the dark night; but the rising of the Sun of Righteousness [Mal 4:2] shall extinguish them all for ever, and Babylon shall be shut up in utter darkness.
GF5:356f (1677): And in Rev 18:23 where John speaks of the fall of Babylon, and saith, "that the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in her, (to wit, Babylon) and the voice of the bridegroom, and of the bride, shall be heard no more at all in her; this is mystery Babylon the mother of all harlots [Rev 17:5], and all nations have drank of her cup [Rev 18:3], which sat upon the beast [Rev 17:3], which all the world have worshipped, and made war with the saints [Rev 13:7f]; and all the blood of the martyrs, prophets, and saints is found in her [Rev 18:24]." And this mystery Babylon is not seen, but by them whose candle is lighted by believing in the light of Christ; for all the persecution of God's people is found in her and the beast....
WDS 294 (to Charles II,1661): ...thou hast seen before thine eyes, that the kings and princes of this world ... have been seeking by their outward power to establish Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity [Mic 3:10]; thus have his people been slain from day to day, in the nations that have been building Babel [Gen 11:1-9], in whom is found the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, and all that is slain upon the earth [Rev 17:6/18:24]....
19:1 And after these things [BT: that] I heard a great voice of much people [G: a great multitude] in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto [G: be to; BT: be ascribed to] the Lord our God: qtext
19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the [G: condemned that] great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at [G: shed by; BT: of] her hand. qtext
[cf Gen 6:11f]
19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever [GBT: evermore].
19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne [T: seat], saying, Amen; Alleluia.
19:5 And a voice came out of the throne [T: seat], saying, Praise our God [BT: Lord God] , all ye [BT: +that are] his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
19:6 And I heard as it were the [G: like a; BT: the] voice of a great multitude, and [BT: much people, even] as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty [GBT: strong] thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God [G: the Lord that God; B: the Lord our God; T: God] omnipotent reigneth [G: that almighty God hath reigned]. qtext
19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour [G: glory] to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath [GBT: omit] made herself ready. qtext
(Rev 19) DGA 206, 212; IP4: 57
(Rev 19:1-16) GF5: 136f
(Rev 19:1) GF8: 260 ; GFEJ 437; IP3: 143; SIW 153
(Rev 19:1f) GF5: 358; GF6: 158f; IP2: 22; IP3: 399
(Rev 19:2) GF3: 549, 551; GF4:178; GF5: 383; GF6: 447; GF7: 181 , 303 ; GF8: 244 ; IP1: 24, 25, 154
(Rev 19:3) LB (WD4)
(Rev 19:6) JN3: 595; EQ 102 (WD); IP2: 92
(Rev 19:6f) IP3: 143
(Rev 19:7) GF4: 228; GF7: 85 , 157 , 165 , 206 , 342 ; GF8: 6f , 38 ; GFEJ 252; MFU 72; IP1: 321; IP2: 431; HPS 115, 145,205, 257
(Rev 19:7f) GF6: 422; LB (F41)
SIW 153 (Ann Crowley, 179-): ...the spirit took its flight from the afflicted tabernacle, to be centred, I humbly trust, in the realms of undisturbed rest and peace, employed in singing the angelic song "Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, to the Lord our God." [Rev 19:1]
IP2:21f (1660): And though this woman (the false church, in her various dresses) is so strong, everywhere getting the earthly powers and authorities on her side, that now it may be said concerning this beast, in the several appearances of it, as was concerning the former, "Who is able to make war with her?" [Rev 13:4] yet there is an invisible power stronger than she, who will call her to judgment, Rev 18:8, and make her give an account of all the saints' blood which she hath drunk herself, and which she hath taught her daughters to drink. And "salvation, glory, honour, and power" shall be ascribed to the Lord, for his righteous and powerful judging of her. Rev 19:1f.
[Other texts citing Rev 19:2: IP1:25 (under Rev 13:15f)]
GF5:383 (1679): So, is not God and Christ just in condemning and judging the world in righteousness [Psa 9:8], according to his light, truth, grace, and spirit, that is poured out opn all flesh [Joel 2:28]. And the saints said, "that God was just in judging the whore," that whored from it [Rev 19:2].
IP1:24 (1658): Doth not fornication defile and corrupt? so doth the fornication of the whorish spirit: "the earth was corrupted with it." Rev 19:2.
EQ 102 (WD): [Rev 19:6, see under Rev 14:3]
GF8:6f (1669): And so the inward virgin minds, and souls, and spirits, that are hidden in the Lord, they will die before they lose their inward virginity, but will keep it to the marriage of the Lamb [Rev 19:7], as the wise virgins did [Mat 25:1-13]; by which power they are preserved over the man of sin [2 Th 2:3], whom Christ their husband bruises the head of [Gen 3:15], and destroys him and his works [Heb 2:14/1 Jn 3:8].... And therefore keep your faith in the power of God, which will bring you to the marriage of the Lamb; by which power of God, which was before the devil was, you may have oil in your lamps, and that your lamps may burn always [Lev 24:2]....
IP1:321 (1660): if any should have so put off the old man [Eph 4:22], and have put on the wedding garment, so as to be made ready and fit to be married to the Lamb, Rev 19:7, yet this would not exclude faith in the blood [Rom 3:25], or prayer, or watchfulness, to keep the garment pure, &c., nor growth in the life.
19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white [G: with pure fine linen and shining; BT: with pure and goodly raines]: for the fine linen [BT: raines] is the righteousness of saints. qtext
[cf Psa 132:9, Isa 61:10]
19:9 And he saith [GBT: said (2x)] unto me, Write, Blessed [BT: Happy] are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb [GT: Lamb's supper: B: supper of the Lamb's marriage]. And he saith unto me,These are the true sayings of God [G: These words of God are true]. qtext
19:10 And I fell at [G: before] his feet to worship him. And [G: but] he said unto me, See thou do it not: [BT: +for] I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren [B: +even of them; T: +of them] that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. qtext
[testimony of Jesus: cf Rev 12:17; not worship ... fellow servant: cf Rev 22:8f]
(Rev 19:8) GF7: 198 , 239 , 293f , 329 ; GF8: 43 , 91 , 158 , 167 , 184 , 192 , 246 ; GFT 34, 197; DGA 195; MFS 71; JN1: 57; IP3: 143; IP4: 347, 355
(Rev 19:9) GF6: 251, 285, 286f;; GF7: 146 ; JN2: 227; IP3: 368; HPS 204
(Rev 19:10) GF4:178, 227; GF5: 133, 242; GF8: 15 , 85 ; GFT 107, 113; MFU 166, 168; JN1: 377, 380; JN2: 244, 450; JN3: 7, 397, 408, 435; IPL 56; IP1: 58, 346; IP2: 66; IP3: 253; IP4: 260; EQ 400; RBA 445; RBAF 404, 429
GF7:293f (1667): What! are all true christians priests? Yes. What! are women priests? Yes, women priests. And can men and women offer sacrifices without they wear the holy garments? No. What are the holy garments men and women must wear? The fine linen; and they must go in white. What! is this the priest's surplice? Nay; the surplice got up when the fine linen, the righteousness of saints, and going in white [Rev 19:8], was lost.... So every one put on your robes, put on your garments, the righteousness of Christ, as a cloak, that you may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness [Mal 3:3].
GF7:329 (1668): And keep your testimony against all the filthy rags of the old world [Isa 64:6]; and for your fine linen, the righteousness of Jesus [Rev 19:8].
JN1:57 (1653): But where the pure seed appears, they are all of one color, arrayed in pure linen, white and clean, which is the righteousness of saints [Rev 19:8], and are of one heart and one mind, and these follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth [Rev 14:4], never to persecute any, but to suffer all the venom, rage and malice of the serpent's brood, and are led through great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14], and thereby they are brought to bruise thy head [Gen 3:15] and reign above thee, and tread upon thee.
IP3:143 (1668): Thou hast judged down Babylon, which was exalted; thou hast pitied Zion, which lay in the dust for many ages and generations, and hast raised up thine holy building again, and wilt give to thy children to be clothed, and to walk before thee in pure white linen (which is the righteous nature and Spirit of thy son) for evermore [Rev 19:8]; and the darkness shall never come over them again, but the beast, dragon, and false prophet shall be cast into, and bound down in, the lake [Rev 19:20]; and the springs of life shall open, and whosoever will may come freely, and drink of the water of life [Rev 22:17].
GF6:285 (1685): And the angel said unto John, "Blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the lamb [Rev 19:9]." This is the spiritual marriage supper of the lamb, which the true christians were called to, after Christ was risen and ascended. For they that are come to this marriage supper of the lamb, are married to Christ, the second Adam, the Lord from heaven [1 Cor 15:45, 47]. And these are they that hear his spiritual voice [John 10:27], and he is come into them, and suppeth with them, and they with him [Rev 3:20]; and this is the marriage supper of the lamb, that taketh away the sins of the world [John 1:29], and they that come to it are blessed.
IP3:368 (1675): He that is invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb [Rev 19:9], and comes and sups with the Lamb, he is one of the same nature and spirit with him.
[Other texts citing Mat 19:10: GF4:227 (under Rev 13:3f), GF5:132f (Rev 13:11-16), GF5:207 (Rev 13:6f), GF5:242 (Rev 11:9-11), GF8:85: (Rev 12:11), MFU 166 (John 15:22), IP1:58 (Mat 8:9), IP3:253 (1 Jn 5:10), RBA 445 (Rev 22:8f)]
GF5:242 (1676): "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy ," saith John the divine [Rev 19:10], mark, all you that are called christians in the whole world, and say prophecy is ceased in your day, and none must look for prophecy in your day; (mark well,) is not the testimony of Jesus then ceased, the spirit of prophecy? ... if prophecy be ceased, then the testimony of Jesus is ceased among you, who live in an outside profession of the saints' words.... [another quote under Rev 11:9-11]
IP1:346 (1660): Yea, I could show yet further, how the spirit of prophecy, or testimony of Jesus [Rev 19:10], or living appearance of God in the heart, hath been a rule to the witnesses against antichrist's deceit [Rev 11:3], all along the night of apostasy, though they themselves, being in the night, distinctly knew not what was their rule; but by a secret breath of life were quickened, guided, preserved, and in it accepted....
19:11 And I saw heaven opened [GBT: open], and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war [G: he judgeth and fighteth righteously; BT: in righteousness did (B: he doth) judge and make battle] . qtext
[faithful and true: cf Rev 3:14]
19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture [G: garment] dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. qtext
19:14 And the armies [G: hosts; BT: warriors] which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen [BT: raines], white and clean [GBT: pure]. qtext
19:15 And out of his mouth goeth [GT: went out; B: went] a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations [GBT: heathen]: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth [G: for he it is that tredeth; BT: and he trod] the winepress [BT: wine-vat] of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. qtext
19:16 And he hath on his vesture [G: garment] and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. qtext
[cf Rev 17:14, 1 Tim 6:15]
(Rev 19:11-21) GF7: 20 ; IP3: 398f
(Rev 19:11) GF4: 229; GF7: 255 ; DGA 191, 202; MFU 377, 387; WDS 301; IP1: 266; EQ 107 (JN); IP2: 151; HPS 199; 428(EB)
(Rev 19:13-16) GF4: 94; MFU 214
(Rev 19:13) GFJN 146; GF3: 171, 525, 501, 547; GF4: 148; GF5: 150; GF7: 202 , 235 , 249 , 289, 291 , 319 ; GF8: 16 ; DGA 177, 195; MFU 33, 259, 347, 388; JN1: 18, 127, 220; JN2: 57, 193; JN3: 18, 38, 248; 734 (GF); IP1: 30; IP3: 42; EQ 318 (BC); HPS 350 (EB); WPR 502
(Rev 19:14) GF6: 422; DGA 195; MFU 351; IP4: 355
(Rev 19:15) GF5: 250; DGA 194, 195; MFU 231; EQ 116 (JN), 484; WDS 85 (FE); IP1: 51, 362
(Rev 19:16) GF7: 16 [Tes], 166 , 179 , 198 , 199 , 202 , 257 , 295 , 347 ; GF8: 43 , 66 , 79 , 86 , 143 , 147 , 174 ; GFEJ 157; JN2: 569
GFJN 146: For I told them what the Scriptures said themselves, that they are the words of God but Christ is the Word [Rev 19:13].
MFU 388 (1665): on this foundation you are sure, being rooted and grounded in him by which all things was made and created [John 1:3], whose name is called the Word of God [Rev 19:13], you may be assured that he hath power over his own handiworks as the potter hath power over his clay [Rom 9:21].
JN2:57 (1655): And thou goes on in thy book often repeating, It is written, it is written; now it is written that God is the word [John 1:1], and Christ his name is called the word of God [Rev 19:13]; but where is it written that the letter is the word, or of a written word?
HPS 350 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): [quotes Jer 7:1-3] And this was he ... who is the messenger of the covenant [Mal 3:1], appointed by the Father, to reveal his secrets unto his servants, the prophets, who came to Jeremiah with his prophecy, so that it was not what he said, but he himself, whose name is called, the Word of God, Rev 19:13.
[Other texts citing Rev 19:14: IP4:355 (Mat 7:23)]
MFU 350f (1661): blessed and happy are all they that learn this lesson in the power of the mighty God, not only to believe on him but also to suffer for his sake [1 Pet 3:14/Phil 1:29], they reign with him when they suffer [2 Tim 2:12]: they reign over their enemies with him; & in his power they will subdue and conquer at the last. For the Lamb must have the victory [Rev 17:14]; it is decreed and determined, & his armies that follows him sits upon white horses & is clothed with fine linen white and clean [Rev 19:14]....
[Other texts citing Rev 19:15: GF5:250 (under Rev 12:5)]
EQ 116 (James Nayler, 1658): And how the holy Seed is called forth to appear in his colors against the Man of Sin [2 Th 2:3]; and with the sword of his mouth does he make war [Rev 19:15], and with the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning [Isa 4:4] does he consume the filthy and unclean spirits.
WDS 85 (Francis Ellington, 1654): For the Lord is very terrible before the northern army, that the scornful world calls Quakers. Yet not one of these soldiers hath so much as a stick in his hand; but they have a sword in their mouths, and with it they slay the nations [Rev 19:15]. Therefore, you that are called justices, you may put them in prison, but you cannot take away their swords; for they can slay as well in prison as without.
IP1:362 (1660): The priests did that under the law, which is not now to be done, but typefied what Christ, the unchangeable priest, was to do [Heb 7:24]; likewise kings, judges, and governors of that people, did that under the law towards them, which is not now to be done outwardly towards any, by any king, ruler, or magistrate; but typified what Christ was inwardly to do in the spirits of his people, and how he would gather, preserve, and defend his church, and wound and subdue his enemies, even by his rod and sceptre, which is the sword of his Spirit, the word his mouth [Rev 19:15].
GF7:179 (1659): The Lord is king over all the earth [Psa 47:2], and Christ hath all power in heaven and in the earth [Mat 28:18]; and he is King of kings and Lord of lords [Rev 19:16], let him rule and reign in all your hearts by faith [Eph 3:17], and exalt him in the land, and in your assemblies.
GF8:79 (1675): And so all keep the unity of his eternal spirit, which is the eternal bond of your heavenly and eternal peace [Eph 4:3], of your King of kings, Lord of lords [Rev 19:16], and Prince of princes' peace [Dan 8:25], Amen.
19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that [G: +did] fly in [GBT: by] the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; qtext
19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both [GBT: freemen, and bondmen, and of] small and great. qtext
19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies [G: hosts; BT: warriors], gathered together to make war [GBT: battle] against him that sat on the horse, and against his army [BT: soldiers]. qtext
19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had [GBT: omit] received the mark of the beast [GBT: beast's mark], and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive [B: quick; T omits] into a lake [T: pond] of fire burning with brimstone. qtext
19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat [G: sitteth] upon the horse, which sword proceeded [G: cometh] out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. qtext
(Rev 19:17f) GF6: 286
(Rev 19:19-21) GF5: 137
(Rev 19:19) GF5: 206
(Rev 19:19f) GF6: 265
(Rev 19:20) GF4: 228, 241; GF5: 214f; GF6: 298, 411, 413, 450; GF7: 27 , 103 , 127 , 133 , 262 , 342 ; GFT 180; MFS 93; MFU 16, 33; JN1: 289, 295; 395 (JA), 482, 536; JN2: 101; 269 (RS), 271; JN3: 318; IP2: 3, 122, 124; IP3: 143; HPS 92
(Rev 19:21) GF4: 228; GF6:286f; DGA 71; MFS 77; JN1: 285; WDS 265; EQ 484
GF6:286: [Rev 19:17f, see under Rev 19:21]
GF5:206: [Rev 19:19, see under Rev 17:14]
MFU 16 (1652): And of his dominion (and government) there shall be no end [Isa 9:7], but the end of the wicked is destruction [Psa 37:38/Phil 3:19], and the beast & the false prophet shall be taken alive (and cast into the lake) [Rev 19:20].
[Other texts citing Rev 19:21: MFS 77 (under Rev 22:17)]
GF6:286f (1685): I say to you all, take heed, both great and small, high and low, free and bond [Rev 19:18], lest Christ do not make of you a supper for the fowls to eat your flesh, and be filled with it, as in Rev 19[:21]; for they are not blessed that the fowls make a supper of, but they are blessed that are called, and come to the marriage supper of the lambs [sic; Rev 19:9]. And they that are a supper for the fowls, do not eat the flesh of Christ, nor drink his blood, the bread from heaven; and such have no life in them [John 6:53], and so will not come to Christ that they may have life [John 5:40], but live in outward elements.
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