4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened [GBT: open] in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said [G: saying] , Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be [G: + done; BT: + fulfilled] hereafter.

4:2 And immediately I was [G: +ravished] in the spirit: and, behold, a throne [T: seat (2x)] was set [T: put] in heaven, and one sat on the throne.     qtext

4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper [GBT: like unto a jasper stone] and a sardine stone [G: omits]: and there was a rainbow round [BT: omit] about the throne [T: seat], in sight like unto an emerald.

4:4 And round [BT: omit] about the throne [T: seat] were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw [BT: omit] four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.     qtext

4:5 And out of the throne [T: seat (2x)] proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.     qtext

4:6 And before the throne [T: seat (3x)] there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne , and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

4:8 And the four beasts had each [GBT: +one] of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not [G: ceased not; BT: had no rest] day and [G: nor; BT: neither] night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

4:9 And when those beasts give [GBT: gave] glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne [T: seat], who liveth for ever and ever,

4:10 The four and twenty elders fall [GBT: fell] down before him that sat on the throne, and worship [GBT: worshipped] him that liveth for ever and ever [G: for evermore; BT: for ever], and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,     qtext

4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure [GT: will's sake; B: pleasure's sake] they are and were [G: have been] created.     qtext

(Rev 4:2) JN2: 448, 549

(Rev 4:4) LB (F41); IP4: 81

(Rev 4:5) GF5: 353

(Rev 4:8-11) GF5: 129

(Rev 4:8) EQ 300

(Rev 4:10) GF7: 76 [63]; MFU 199, 223, 225; JN1: 202, 285; JN2: 262, 308, 311; WDS 108, 199, 215, 288, 304, 314; IP4: 81; TEM 177

(Rev 4:11) WDS 74


(Rev 4:2)

JN2:448 (1655): ...thou sayest no mere man, as from Adam, can approach or see the Lord's throne in heaven. I say thou babblest thou knowest not what. Who must appear before his throne, if none as from Adam must? [quotes Rev 3:21] Did not John see the throne and him that sat thereon [Rev 4:2], and Stephen also, and was not they from Adam?

(Rev 4:4)

IP4:81 (1671): And truly this administration of the Spirit and power of the gospel is exceeding glorious, and they that come into it come into the glory and heavenly dominion and authoirty of the Lord Jesus Christ (and so are made kings by him [Rev 5:10], and wear crowns in his presence [Rev 4:4], though they still cast them at his feet [Rev 4:10]), and are changed from glory to glory; and behold, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord [2 Cor 3:18], which none can do but with the eye which is in some measure changed and glorified.

(Rev 4:5)

GF5:353 (1677): And so Christ is our high priest, that gives light and fire to the lamps, and lights the candles, the spirits of men, with his heavenly divine light and fire, so that their lamps may burn always in the tabernacle [Lev 24:2] or temples, whose bodies are the temples of God [1 Cor 6:19]; for Aaron lighted the outward lamps and dressed them, and the candlesticks: but Christ lights the inward and dresses them. And Aaron's seven lamps which were outward [Num 8:2f], were a type of the seven lamps of fire, which burn before the throne of God, which seven lamps are the seven spirits of God. (Rev 4:5)

(Rev 4:8)

EQ 300 (Edward Burrough, 1657): Again, concerning Christ we believe that he is one with the Father [John 10:30], and was with him before the world was [John 17:5]; and what the Father worketh it is by the Son; for he is the arm of God's salvation, and the very power and wisdom of the creator [1 Cor 1:24]; and was, is, and is to come [Rev 4:8], without beginning or end [Heb 7:3].

(Rev 4:10)

[Other texts citing Rev 4:10: MFU 223 (John 3:33), JN1:285 (Mat 21:44), WDS 215 (Luk 10:20), IP4:81 (Rev 4:4)]

GF7:76 (1654): And in this covenant of light and life, (the gift of God,) know one another, and him by whom the world was made, who was before the world was [John 1:1,3]; who is now again manifested, (Glory and honour for ever be unto the Lord!) That the crown, that is immortal [1 Pet 5:4], ye may all come to see and receive, and your own crowns lay down at the feet of Jesus [Rev 4:10].

MFU 225 (1657): oh my dear ones, here ye come to be washed and changed in the blood of the lamb [Rev 7:14]: yea cast all crowns at his feet [Rev 4:10] and be faithful unto the death [Rev 2:10] that the crown immortal [1 Pet 5:4] ye may witness.

JN1:202 (1653): Oh that you had taken counsel at the fear of God, ... so should you have used all your power to make way for his kingdom, and you also to have cast down your crowns at his feet [Rev 4:10], so should you have been established in his power, a terror to the wicked, removers of oppression, and makers up of the breach [Isa 58:12], and your names a blessing to generations.

JN2:308 (1655): though he hath send me with a message everywhere spoken against, yet I know I am accepted with him, and at that day I and my testimony shall be owned, though now I am a sign and a wonder to be spoken against; and as one at strife with the whole earth [Jer 15:10], yet in peace with him alone, and with as many as lay down their crowns at his feet [Rev 4:10].

WDS 288 (to Oliver Cromwell, 1655): [Thus saith the Lord God to thee:] And when thou was nigh to destruction, I appeared, as I had done in all the times of thy distress, thy Lord Protector; and in my tender love delivered thee by the arm of my mighty power [Deut 9:29], when none could help thee, that thou mightst fear me, and lay thy crown in the dust before me [Psa 7:5/Rev 4:10], and give glory to my name, in denying thyself [Mat 16:24], and performing thy promise to me, who am a dreadful God, and will not be robbed of my glory.

(Rev 4:11)

WDS 74 (1654): Oh, the eternal riches of the love of our God, who hath created all things for his pleasure [Rev 4:11], and has chosen us in his free love, and hath made us partakers of his eternal riches he hath laid up for us in Christ Jesus....


5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.     qtext

5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming [GB: which preached; T: which cried] with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

5:3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.     qtext

5:4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed [GBT: obtained] to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.     qtext

(Rev 5) GF5: 130; DGA 206

(Rev 5:1-4) JN1: 42

(Rev 5:1) DQC*

(Rev 5:2) JN1: 177

(Rev 5:3-5) GF5: 238; LB (F47); JSS 46 (DQC*)

(Rev 5:5) GF6: 334; GF7: 253 [232], 295 [249]; WDS 39; IP4: 83; EQ 389; HPS 395 (EB); SIW 37


(Rev 5:1-4)

JN1:42 (1653): And abiding in that light ... it will let you see a law written in your hearts, even the righteous law of the new covenant [Jer 31:33], which is a book sealed to all the wisdom of the world, and none can read it [Rev 5:1-4] but in the pure light it gives forth....

(Rev 5:1)

Job Scott, Journal 99f (online: 1797 DQC): [Rev 5:1, see under Rev 8:1]

(Rev 5:3-5)

JSS 46 (17-): There is none in heaven, nor on all the earth, but "the Lion of the Tribe of Judah," that can open the seals [Rev 5:3,5], or give the mind of man rightly to look into, behold, and understand these divine mysteries.

(Rev 5:5)

[Other texts citing Rev 5:5: GF6:334 (Heb 7:16), GF7:253 (under Rev 22:13)]

HPS 395 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): They might as well confess, they cannot understand how the Lamb of God [John 1:29] can be the Lion of the Tribe of Judah [Rev 5:5], nor how the Shepherd of Israel [Psa 80:1] can be the Bishop of his people's souls [1 Pet 2:25]

SIW 37 (Lydia Rawlinson Lancaster, 1715): he who was called the Lamb of God [John 1:29] was also termed the Lion of the tribe of Judah [Rev 5:5], so that there may be occasion sometimes to roar out of Sion [Joel 3:16] and arise fierce in judgment against antiChrist wherever he appear to exalt his kingdom.


5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain [GBT: as though he had been killed], having [GT: which had] seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven [T: omits] Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth [GBT: into all the world].     qtext

5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne [T: seat].

5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain [GBT: killed] , and hast redeemed us to God [T: omits] by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation [T: all kindreds...nations];     qtext

5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.     qtext

xref [Rev 5:10, cf Rev 1:6]

5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round [BT: omit] about the throne and the [GBT: +about] beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand [G: there were ten thousand...; BT omit], and thousands of thousands [BT: I heard thousand thousands];

5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain [GBT: killed] to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing [G: praise].

5:13 And every creature which is [GBT: all the creatures which are] in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are [GBT: omit] in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing [G: praise], and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne [T: seat], and unto the Lamb for ever and ever [GBT: evermore].

5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down [BT: upon their faces] and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever [GBT: evermore] .

(Rev 5:6) GF5: 353

(Rev 5:9) GFJN 8; GF7: 185 [195], 253 [232]; GF8: 26 [279]; JN1: 79; JN2: 242, 319f; WDS 39; IP4: 226

(Rev 5:9f) GF6: 305; GF7: 164 [172]; MFU 237; JN1: 168, 236, 314; JN3: 704n (RR)

(Rev 5:10) GF7: 165 [172], 245 [231]; GF8: 18 [273], 26? [279], 175 [360]; JN2: 269 (RS); JN3: 703n (RR); WDS 65, 122; IP1: 261; IP3: 42; IP4: 81; EQ 102 (WD)

(Rev 5:12) EQ 320 (BC)

(Rev 5:13) EQ 96, 102 (WD)


(Rev 5:6)

GF5:353 (1677): [quotes Rev 5:6] A perfect number of lamps, of eyes, of spirits, of stars, and trumpets, and vials; this hath Christ our high priest, who ends Aaron's trumpets, candlesticks, lamps, horns, and altars; for here is heavenly lamps to burn, heavenly eyes to see, and heavenly horns to push and throw down all his enemies, and to make them his footstool [Psa 110:1], and to stand upon them in his glorious power.

(Rev 5:9)

[Other texts citing Rev 5:9: GF7:253 (under Rev 22:13)]

GFJN 8 (16–): And I had great openings concerning the things written in the Revelations: and when I spoke of them, the priests and professors would say that was a sealed-up book, and would have kept me out of it, but I told them Christ could open the seals [Rev 5:9], and that they were the nearest things to us, for the Epistles were written to the saints that lived in former ages, but the Revelations were written of things to come.

JN2:319f (1655): Thou sayest, Let nothing be done in vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves [Phil 3:7f]: I say, remember this, and let it stop thy mouth when thou shalt plead for respect of persons, which the redeemed ones John speaks of are redeemed from, even out of kindreds, tongues, peoples and nations [Rev 5:9], and all their vain customs [Jer 10:3] and worships, to worship God only [Mat 4:10].

IP4:226 (1671): So the Jews inward [Rom 2:29], who are God's gathering of spiritual worshippers, out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people [Rev 5:9], are to be a separated and holy people to the Lord [Lev 20:26G].

(Rev 5:9f)

GF7:164 (1659): And we ... are a people redeemed out of kindreds, kingdoms, peoples, and nations [Rev 5:9], who are of the household of God [Eph 2:19], built up together a spiritual house [1 Pet 2:5], whose builder and maker is God [Heb 11:10], and do reign upon the earth, as kings and priests unto God [Rev 5:10], whom we serve day and night [Rev 7:15].

JN1:168, 236 (1653): Those who are redeemed by Christ are redeemed from earth [Rev 14:3] and earthly things, unto God again, from whence they had fallen, out of every tongue, kindred, people and nation [Rev 5:9], and are made unto God kings and priests, to reign above sin on the earth [Rev 5:10], and are made conformable to his image again, which was lost by sin [Rom 8:29/Col 3:10] [JN1: 314 similar]

(Rev 5:10)

[Other texts citing Rev 5:10: IP3:42 (under Mat 10:42), IP4:81 (Rev 4:4), EQ 102 (Rev 14:3)]

GF8:18 (1669): therefore be as pilgrims and strangers to the world [Heb 11:13], and all worldly, created and visible things, and witness redemption from the earth [Rev 14:13], that you may reign upon the earth, as kings and priests to God [Rev 5:10]....

JN2:269 (Richard Salle, 1655): For ye are my temple, saith the Lord [2 Cor 6:16], and the habitation of my holiness [Isa 63:15].... and I will be a priest unto you after the everlasting order, and ye shall be kings and priests and shall reign over the earth [Rev 5:10], over the beast and the false prophet [Rev 19:20]


6:1 And I saw [G: After, I beheld] when the Lamb [G: +had] opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts [GBT: say], Come and see.     qtext

6:2 And I saw [G: Therefore I beheld; B omits], and behold [G: lo; GBT: + there was] a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer [GBT: that he might (BT: for to) overcome] .     qtext

6:3 And when he had [T: omits] opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.     qtext

6:5 And when he had [T: omits] opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of [G: omits] balances in his hand.

6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine [GBT: oil and wine hurt thou not (BT: see thou hurt not)].     qtext

6:7 And when he had [T: omits] opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale [T: green] horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with [GBT: after] him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts [T: that cometh of vermin] of the earth.

6:9 And when he had [T: omits] opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain [GBT: killed] for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held [G: maintained; BT: had]:     qtext

6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O [GBT: omit; BT: +tarryest thou] Lord, [G: +which art] holy and true, dost thou not [BT: to] judge and [BT: +to] avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?     qtext

6:11 And [GBT: +long] white robes [BT: garments] were given unto every one of them [G: omits]; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet [GT: omit] for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, [BT: the number of their fellows, and brethren, and of them] that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

(Rev 6) DG186

(Rev 6:1) GF7: 253 [232]

(Rev 6:2) GF7: 255 [233], 299 [249]; GFEJ 223; MFS 77; MFU 387; EQ 107 (JN); IP1: 51; IP3: 42, 316; HPS 60

(Rev 6:4) GF8: 48 [300]

(Rev 6:6) GF7: 20 [9]; GF8: 218 [379]

(Rev 6:9-11) GF5: 130; IP1: 399

(Rev 6:9) WPR 160

(Rev 6:10) WPR 112, 135

(Rev 6:10f) IP2: 100


(Rev 6:1)

GF7:253 (1664): For in this night of apostacy from the spirit and power that the apostles were in, hath all things been sealed up, and no man could open; but now is the lamb come again, that opens the sealed book [Rev 6:1].

(Rev 6:2)

[Other texts citing Rev 6:2: MFS 77 (under Rev 22:17), IP3:42 (Heb 2:10)]

GF7:255 (1664): ... the lamb and the saints shall have the victory [Rev 7:14/Dan 7:21f], who make war in righteousness [Rev 19:11], and are going on conquering and to conquer [Rev 6:2].

MFU 387 (1665): blessed and happy are all they that keeps the word of God and the testimony of Jesus [Luke 11:28/Rev 1:9] and follows the Lamb continually [Rev 14:4], who sits upon the white horse [Rev 6:2] and in righteousness doth he make war [Rev 19:11]....

EQ 107 (James Nayler, 1658): And thus the Lamb in them, and they in him [John 15:4], go out in judgment and righteousness to make war with his enemies [Rev 19:11], conquering and to conquer [Rev 6:2].

(Rev 6:4)

GF8:48 (1673): as Christ comes to take the peace from the earth [Rev 6:4], which men are in, as all sects and ways, that have peace in their ways, religions, and worships, and traditions of their forefathers; ... they must know that peace taken away before they are redeemed out of the earth [Rev 14:3]; and so as he taketh away that peace, such as come to learn of him [Mat 11:29], and to be his disciples and followers, his peace he gives unto them [John 14:27]... which is such a peace that the world cannot take away from them.

(Rev 6:6)

GF7:20 (1652): And friends, let the waves break over your heads. There is rising a new and living way [Heb 10:20] out of the north, which makes the nations like waters [Jer 47:2?]. Hurt not the vines, nor the oil [Rev 6:6], nor such as know that "the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof." [Psa 24:1]

GF8:218 (1682): My friends, that are gone, and are going over to plant, and make outward plantations in America, keep your own plantations in your hearts, with the spirit and power of God, that your own vines and lilies be not hurt [Hos 14:5,7/Rev 6:6?].

(Rev 6:9-11)

GF5:130 (1675): [quotes Rev 6:9f] So it is God that doth avenge the blood of the persecuted, upon their persecutors. And his people are commanded not to avenge themselves, for vengeance is his and he will repay it [Rom 12:19]. [quotes Rev 6:11]

IP1:399 (1660): And the blood of all the souls that lie under the altar crying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" They were bid to rest a little season [Rev 6:9-11], and then the blood of all that were ever slain since the apostles' days is to be required of that generation of professors, which are found, even to the very last, in the persecuting spirit.

(Rev 6:9)

WPR 160 (1682): Apostacy and superstition are ever proud and impatient of dissent; all must conform, or perish; therefore the slain witness, and blood of the souls under the altar [Rev 6:9], are found within the walls of this mystical Babylon [Rev 17:5], this great city of false Christians, and are charged upon her by the Holy Ghost, in the Revelation.

(Rev 6:10)

WPR 112 (1669): For the cry is long since gone up, "How long! How long! O Lord God, holy and true [Rev 6:10], will it be, ere thou wilt come and take thy great power, and reign [Rev 11:17]?"


6:12 And I beheld when he had [T: omits] opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became [GBT: was as] black as sackcloth [BT: +made] of hair, and the moon became as [G: was like; BT: waxed all even as] blood;     qtext

6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth [T: +from her] her untimely [G: green; T omits] figs, when she [G: it] is shaken of a mighty wind.     qtext

6:14 And the heaven departed [G: departed away; BT: vanished away] as a scroll when it is rolled together [G: omits]; and every mountain [BT: all mountains] and island [G: isle; BT: isles] were moved out of their places.

6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in [G: among] the rocks of the mountains [BT: hills];     qtext

6:16 And said to the mountains [BT: hills] and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face [GBT: presence] of him that sitteth on the throne [T: seat], and from the wrath of the Lamb:     qtext

shall be able to stand [G: can stand; B: is able to endure; T: can endure it]?

(Rev 6:12-17) GF5:130f; DGA 187

(Rev 6:12-14) GFJN 22

(Rev 6:13) GF7: 82 [71], 118 [123], 155 [166], 167 [176], 258 [236]; GFEJ 60; JN2: 240; IP3: 317; IP4: 84; EQ 59

(Rev 6:14) IP4: 55

(Rev 6:15-17) HPS 483

(Rev 6:16) GF7: 105 [104]; GF8: 282 [401]; IP4: 433, 434; HPS 200

(Rev 6:16f) IP1: 284


(Rev 6:12-17)

GF5:130f (1675): And the Lamb opening the sixth seal, [quotes Rev 6:15-17]. Think on this, ye that have been our persecutors above these twenty-six years, for the wrath of the Lamb will find you out. When the sun is turned as black as sackcloth of hair, and ye know the great earthquake [Rev 6:12], then ye will not scoff at, nor persecute the people of God, in scorn called Quakers.

(Rev 6:12-14)

GFJN 22 (16–): In the year 1648 ... I saw there was a great crack to go throughout the earth, and a great smoke to go as the crack went; and that after the crack there should be a great shaking. [Rev 6:12-14] This was the earth in people's hearts, which was to be shaken before the seed of God was raised out of the earth. And it was so; for the Lord's power began to shake them, and great meetings we began to have, and a mighty power and work of God there was amongst people, to the astonishment of both people and priests.

(Rev 6:13)

GF7:167 (1659): And keep out and over ... all those fallen spirits, that quarrel, jangle, and contend about outward things, and have a life in them; through which they are eaten out from the life and truth of God. And such become as the dross [Ezek 22:29], and they come to be as the untimely figs [Rev 6:13], and as the corn and grass on the house-top [Psa 129:6].

JN2:240 (1655): And thou sayest, our antiscriptural inventions will of themselves shortly fall to the ground like a fig tree casteth her untimely figs when 'tis shaken by the wind [Rev 6:13]. I say, inventions are thine who hath not the light of the Spirit in thee, but for our fall, that is the false prophet that speaks in thee, and so it shall be seen, every day more and more, the might of the wind of the liar cannot shake our foundation [Mat 7:25/Luke 6:48] .

IP3:317 (1674): And this is the reason that many that make a fair show for a while, yet afterward come to nothing (but are like untimely figs [Rev 6:13], or like corn upon the house-tops, which hastily springeth up, but soon withereth [Psa 129:6/Mat 13:5f], because they either never rightly learn, or keep not to the cross.

IP4:84 (1671): There is man's kindling a fire there, a beating out sparks there, with which he compasseth about and warmeth himself [Isa 50:11], getting unto himself peace and joy, hope and confidence &c. But when the Lord appears, and his voice is heard (when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth, yea, and the heavens also [Heb 12:26]), all these will be shaken, and fall like untimely figs at the rushing of a mighty wind [Rev 6:13] and terrible tempest.

(Rev 6:15-17)

HPS 483 [Mary Waite, 1679]: ...terrible will be that day [Joel 2:31] to all the unfaithful and disobedient. All the sinners in Sion shall be afraid, fearfulness shall take hold on the hypocrite [Isa 33:14]. Dread and horror shall surprise them. O whither will you unfaithful fly! would not you be glad that either rocks or mountains, could hide you from the presence of the Lord, and the wrath of the Lamb [Rev 6:15-17].

(Rev 6:16)

GF7:105 (1655): So that the power being lived in, it keeps you over all the world in the dread and majesty of truth, in cleanness and newness of life [Rom 6:4]; and to know the wrath of the lamb [Rev 6:16] against all his enemies.

IP4:433 (1679): The wrath and strength of the spirit of darkness will be working against the Lord and his power to the utmost; and the more it works against the Lord and his power, the more will the Lord's power, and the wrath of the Lamb [Rev 6:16] be revealed against that spirit, and against all the devices and undertakings against the counsel and power of the Lord.


7:1 And after these things [GBT: that] I saw four angels standing [GBT: stand] on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind [GT: winds] should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

7:2 And I saw another angel ascending [G: come up; BT; ascend] from the east [BT: rising of the sun], having [GBT: which had] the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it [GBT: power] was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

7:3 Saying [G: to end of 7:2], Hurt [G: +ye] not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel [T: to 7:5].     qtext

7:5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

7:6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. [G: to 7:7] Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

[Rev 7:8 cf 2 Esd 2:41-46 (Samuel Fisher)]

7:9 After this [G: these things] I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne [T: seat] , and before the Lamb, clothed with [GBT: +long] white robes [BT: garments], and palms in their hands;     qtext

[cf Rev 5:9]

7:10 And [G: +they] cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which [G: cometh of our God that; BT: be ascribed to him that] sitteth upon the throne [T: seat; BT: +of our God], and unto [G: of] the Lamb.

7:11 And all the angels stood round about [BT: in the compass of] the throne [T: seat (2x)], and about [BT: of] the elders and [BT: +of] the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing [G: Praise], and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving [GBT: thanks], and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever [GBT: evermore]. Amen.

7:13 And one of the elders answered [G: spake], saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in [GBT: +long] white robes [BT: garments]? and whence came they?

7:14 And I said unto him, Sir [GBT: Lord], thou knowest [BT: wottest]. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes [GB: washed their long robes; T: made their garments large], and made them [G: their long robes] white in [B: by] the blood of the Lamb.     qtext

7:15 Therefore are they before [GBT: in the presence of] the throne [T: seat] of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne [T: seat] shall dwell among them.     qtext

7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more [BT: omit]; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne [T: seat] shall feed [G: govern] them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters [G: lively fountains of waters; BT: fountains of living water]: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.     qtext

(Rev 7) DGA 186; LB (H17)

(Rev 7:3) JN1: 169, 237

(Rev 7:9-17) GFJN 104, 106

(Rev 7:9) WDS 310; EQ 93 (WD)

(Rev 7:12-17) WPR 113

(Rev 7:14-17) GF5: 131; GF6: 395

(Rev 7:14) GF5: 448; GF7: 139 [147], 152 [159], 255 [233]; GF8: 11 [265], 300 [410]; MFU 225, 377; JN1: 57, 179; JN2: 227, 266 (A); JN3: 539 (RH); WDS 39, 187; IPL 63f; IP3: 44, 152, 259; HPS 14, 289f, 468, 488; SIW 106

(Rev 7:15) GF7: 164 [172]; LB (H1); EQ 102 (WD)

(Rev 7:17) GF8: 300 [410]; EQ 95 (WD)


(Rev 7:3)

JN1:237 (1653): God in all ages hath known his by their obedience, but thou sayst thou must live in disobedience or else thou canst not live in the world, and yet thou would be accounted one of his too. But where is thy mark by which thou art known from the world? [Rev 7:3] Those which are God's are marked and known from the world, and therefore hated of the world [John 15:19]; but thou art in friendship with the world, and whoever is a friend of the world is an enemy of God [Jas 4:4].

(Rev 7:9-17)

GFJN 104 (16–): And the Lord opened to me at that place, and let me see a great people in white raiment by a river's side coming to the Lord [Rev 7:9-17]....

(Rev 7:14)

[Other texts citing Rev 7:14: GF7:255 (under Rev 6:2), GF8:300 (Rev 7:17), MFU 225 (Rev 4:10), JN1:57 (Rev 19:8), JN2:227 (Rev 13:3), IP3:259 (conf 1 Jn 1:7, Rev 22:1), WPR 113 (Mat 22:11-14), SIW 106 (Mat 3:11f, Rev 14:3)]

MFU 377 (1664): And mind the glory and honour of Christ Jesus your Lord and Master, more than your outward privileges, and follow him whithersoever he goeth [Rev 14:4], follow him through the regeneration, and washing [Tit 3:5], where you will come to be cleansed, and made clean through tribulations, your garments will be made white through the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14]....

IP3:152 (1668): Here the true Jew hath praise of God. He is commended for ... his washing his garments in the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14], and keeping them clean in the same blood, while others defile theirs [Rev 3:4]....

HPS 468 (Anne Gilman, 1662): for this I know, that all things work together for good to those that love God, and are called for this purpose [Rom 8:28] to suffer for his name's sake [Acts 9:10], who comes through the great tribulations, their garments are washed in the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14].

(Rev 7:15)

[Other texts citing Rev 7:15: GF7:164 (under Rev 5:9f), EQ 102 (Rev 14:3)]

(Rev 7:17)

GF8:300 (1686): And the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed his people [Rev 7:17], and dwell amongst them; who hath made their robes white in the blood of the Lamb [Rev 7:14]: and this is the day of Christ, whom God gives for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth [Isa 49:8].

EQ 95 (William Dewsbury, 1655): He would lead them up to living fountains of water [Rev 7:17], where their souls would find refreshment in the presence of the Lord, and their bread should be sure, and their water never fail....


8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of [G: omits] half an hour.     qtext

8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood [BT: standing] before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.     qtext

8:3 And another angel came and stood at [GBT: before] the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense [GBT: much (BT: +of] odors was given unto him] , that he should offer it with [G: with; BT: of] the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was [G: is] before the throne [T: seat].     qtext

8:4 And the smoke of the incense [GBT: odors], which came with [G: with; BT: which came of] the prayers of the [BT: all] saints, ascended [G: went] up before God out of the angel's hand.     qtext

8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices [BT: voices were made], and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound [G: blow the trumpets; BT: blow].

8:7 The first angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and there followed [G: was; BT: was made] hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon [GBT: into] the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up [GBT: omit (2x)], and all green grass was burnt up.

8:8 And the second angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became [BT: turned to] blood [T: to 8:9] ;

8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and [T: omits] had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

8:10 And the third angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp [G: like a torch], and it fell upon [GBT: into (2x)] the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became [BT: was turned to] wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

8:12 And the fourth angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it [GBT: was smitten that the third part of it could (BT: should) not shine], and the night likewise [GBT: likewise the night].

8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters [G: inhabitants] of the earth by reason of the other voices [GBT: because of the sounds (BT: voices) to come] of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound [G: blow the trumpet; BT: blow]!

(Rev 8:1) DGA 188; DWC*

(Rev 8:1-3) GF5: 131

(Rev 8:2-4) JWJM 160

(Rev 8:3) GF7: 43 [36]

(Rev 8:3f) GF6: 435


(Rev 8:1)

Job Scott, Journal 99f (1797 DQC, online): There are seven seals [Rev 5:1], because none can ever come to the full understanding of the whole mystery, and have all the book of life laid open, until they rest, and cease wholly from man [Isa 2:22], from themselves, and all their own workings, guessings and conceivings, which ever will attend them more or less through the six working days, until they come to the complete sabbath of rest on the seventh day, wherein they rest from their own works as God did from his [Heb 4:10]. Here God becomes their all in all, their whole dependence for opening and illumination; and therefore here the seventh seal is opened [Rev 8:1], and the heavenly mystery disclosed. [continued under Rev 13:18]

(Rev 8:2-4)

JWJM 160 (17–): The place of prayer is a precious habitation, for I now saw that the prayers of the saints was precious incense. And a trumpet was given me that I might sound forth this language, that the children might hear it and be invited to gather to this precious habitation, where the prayers of the saints, as precious incense, ariseth up before the throne of God and the Lamb. [Rev 8:2-4]

(Rev 8:3)

GF7:43 (1653): Friends,—Take your heavenly censers, and offer up your spiritual prayers to the Almighty God [Rev 8:3], and having heavenly fire in your censers, it will consume all false offerings and sacrifices, which are offered in the evil nature. [Num 16; possibly also 1 Ki 18:21-38, 2 Ki 1:10-14]

(Rev 8:3f)

GF6:435 (1689): And the angels offered up the prayers of the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne of God, and the prayers of the saints ascended up before God out of the angels' hand. Rev 8:3-4. And do you think that these prayers of all the saints were outward prayer books that were made for them, or were they prayers by and in the spirit, which they offered up to God?


9:1 And the fifth angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.     qtext

9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as [T: omits] the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of [G: omits] the smoke of the pit.     qtext

9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.     qtext

9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not [T: omits] hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God [T: omits] in their foreheads.     qtext

9:5 And to them it was given [GBT: commanded] that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented [GBT: vexed] five months: and their torment [GBT: pain] was [G: should be] as the torment [GBT: pain that cometh] of a scorpion, when he striketh [GBT: hath stung] a man.     qtext

9:6 And [G: Therefore] in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee [GT: fly] from them.     qtext

(Rev 9:1-4) GF5: 131

(Rev 9:1) MFS 89

(Rev 9:2) GF4: 229; GF7: 292 [249]; DGA 194; JN2: 299; IP1: 147

(Rev 9:2f) JN3: 389

(Rev 9:3) GF7: 98; HPS 428 (EB)

(Rev 9:4) IP1: 361; WPR 132

(Rev 9:5) GF4: 328

(Rev 9:6) HPS 182; WPR 129


(Rev 9:1)

MFS 89 (1656): ...you and your god are to be bound and chained by the angel who has the key of the bottomless pit [Rev 9:1], are to be cast into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophets are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever [Rev 20:10].

(Rev 9:2)

[Other texts citing Rev 9:2: JN2:299 (under Luk 17:21)]

GF7:292 (1667): And is not the spirit within, and the truth in the inward parts [Psa 50:6]? For, "do not you know that your bodies are the temples of the holy ghost, which is the holy spirit? [1 Cor 6:19]" ... But the temple, since the apostles' days, has been so filled with smoke out of the bottomless pit [Rev 9:2], and so filled with darkness, that no man could enter into the temple to worship God; and there the spirit of God hath been vexed and grieved [Isa 63:10, Eph 4:30]. And so their prophecy, revelation, and vision have been denied by the author of this smoke; but the seventh angel has poured out his vial [Rev 16:17], that men begin to enter into the temple to worship God in the spirit and truth [John 4:23f]; and the glory of the Lord shall fill the temple [Rev 15:8]....

IP1:146f (1659): [continued from under Rev 13:3f] I am run into hard expressions, very hard, because the nature of these things is hid from men's eyes, and they are in the mist of antichrist's raising, in the smoke which comes from the pit [Rev 9:2], where there is no opening of the true eye, and no true sight of things....

(Rev 9:3)

[Other texts citing Rev 9:3: GF7:98 (under Rev 10:3)]

HPS 428 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679): And thus, as we follow the Son of God, our leader, Christ Jesus, our captain [Heb 2:10] and commander, so shall we become as a well-disciplined army, ... making war in righteousness [Rev 19:11] with the prince and powers of darkness; the weapons of our warfare not being carnal, but spiritual, mighty to God through the pulling down of strong holds [2 Cor 10:4] of sin and Satan, and casting the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, together with the spiritual locust [Rev 9:3] into the bottomless pit [Rev 20:3], where they shall sink into the lake of his divine wrath [Rev 20:10], so as never to rise more to cover the earth.

(Rev 9:4)

IP1:361 (1660): And let me put this to all the magistrates of the earth, who have been drawing out their sword [Rom 13:4] against tares (as they might think), "are ye sure that ye never touched any green thing?" [Rev 9:4] Did ye never pluck up any wheat? [Mat 13:29]

WPR 132 (1673): ...as you once bore the earthly image and wore the beast's seal in your foreheads [Rev 13:16], so now you may daily witness the renewing of the heavenly image upon you [Col 3:10], by the power of the Lord, inwardly felt, & a wearing of the Lamb's seal on your foreheads [Rev 9:4] by the Spirit of our God.

(Rev 9:5)

GF4:328 [Rev 9:5, see under Rev 2:10]

(Rev 9:6)

WPR 129 (1673?): O that day is at hand that many shall seek death and not find [Rev 9:6], a day of great blackness, horror, and distress, blessed are they that stand fast without wavering [Heb 10:23].

9:7 And the shapes [G: form; BT: similitude] of the locusts were [GBT: was] like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as [G: like; BT: as it had been] the faces of men.

9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

9:9 And they had breastplates [GBT: habergeons (2x)], as it were [G: like to] breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running [GBT: when many horses run (BT: +together)] to battle.

9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [G: Hebrew] is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue [G: and in Greek] hath his name [G: he is named; BT omit] Apollyon [G: +that is, destroying; B: +that is to say, a destroyer] .     qtext

9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter [GBT: yet two woes come after this].     qtext

9:13 And the sixth angel sounded [G: blew the trumpet; BT: blew], and I heard a voice from the four horns [T: corners] of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for [G: at] an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen [GBT: horsemen of war] were two hundred thousand thousand [GBT: two hundred (T: twenty) times ten thousand]: and I heard the number of them.

9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire [GBT: fiery habergeons], and of jacinth [BT of a jacinth colour], and brimstone [G: of brimstone: T: brimstony]: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued [GBT: went forth] fire and smoke and brimstone.

9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, [GBT: +that is (BT: +to say)] by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone [BT: of fire, smoke and brimstone], which issued [G: came; BT: proceeded] out of their mouths [BT: the mouths of them].

9:19 For their power is [BT: was] in their mouth [GBT: mouths], and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do [G: wherewith they; BT: and with them they did] hurt.

9:20 And the rest [GBT: remnant] of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet [GBT: omit] repented not of the works [BT: deeds] of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols [T: images] of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk [GBT: go]:     qtext

9:21 Neither repented they [GBT: Also they repented not] of their murders [GBT: murder], nor of their sorceries [GBT: sorcery] , nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts [GBT: theft].     qtext

(Rev 9:11-13) GF5: 131

(Rev 9:11) IP2: 3

(Rev 9:12) IP1: 169

(Rev 9:20) GF5: 418; GF7: 125 [130]; IP1: 159, 164

(Rev 9:20f) GF4: 385; GF5: 131, 358; IP2: 21

(Rev 9:21) IP1: 160


(Rev 9:11)

IP2:3 (1660): Then captivity shall be led captive [Psa 68:18]; and those which have been led captive shall creep out of their dens, and out of their holes, into the light of the living [Job 33:30], and worship the true and everlasting King, when the king Abaddon is destroyed [Rev 9:11 (text: Rev 15:2-4)].

(Rev 9:12)

IP1:169: [Rev 9:12, see under Rev 11:19]

(Rev 9:20)

[Other texts citing Rev 9:20: IP1:159 (under Rev 3:18 or 1 Jn 5:21)]

GF7:125 (1656): And Jerusalem's worshippers, and Samaria's worshippers, and the worship that is at the mountain [John 4:21], and the idolatrous worshippers, and the worship of devils [Rev 9:20]; all these are out of the truth, and out of the spirit that changeth not. But who are in the truth and in the spirit, they are atop of the world, and atop of him that abode not in the truth [John 8:44]; their feet are shod with it [Eph 6:15].

(Rev 9:20f)

[Other texts citing Rev 9:20f: IP2:21 (under Rev 18:7)]

GF4:385 (16):There you see such as were so hardened that they did not repent of the works of their hands, that worshipped the devil, idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which neither could see, hear, nor go, and these God brought his plagues upon, and such repented not of their sorcery, murder fornication, and theft [Rev 9:20f]. And so look into your own nest, and there you may find all these fruits, and it is well if this doth not fall out that many will perish in these fruits, and not repent.

(Rev 9:21)

IP1:160 (1659): Sorceries, witchcrafts, divinations, enchantments (I do not mean outward sorceries or witchcrafts; they are but the shadow or figure of the inward mystery of deceit of this black, dark spirit, which appears as an angel of light [2 Cor 11:14], that he might bewitch of deceive). "Neither repented they of their sorceries." Rev 9:21.


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