111Then saw I a dream, and, behold, there came up from the sea an eagle, which had twelve feathered wings, and three heads.
2And I saw, and, behold, she spread her wings over all the earth, and all the winds of the air blew on her, and were gathered together.
3And I beheld, and out of her feathers there grew other contrary feathers; and they became little feathers and small.
4But her heads were at rest: the head in the midst was greater than the other, yet rested it with the residue.
5Moreover I beheld, and, lo, the eagle flew with her feathers, and reigned upon earth, and over them that dwelt therein.
6And I saw that all things under heaven were subject unto her, and no man spake against her, no, not one creature upon earth.
7And I beheld, and, lo, the eagle rose upon her talons, and spake to her feathers, saying,
8Watch not all at once: sleep every one in his own place, and watch by course:
9But let the heads be preserved for the last.
10And I beheld, and, lo, the voice went not out of her heads, but from the midst of her body.
11And I numbered her contrary feathers, and, behold, there were eight of them.
12And I looked, and, behold, on the right side there arose one feather, and reigned over all the earth;
13And so it was, that when it reigned, the end of it came, and the place thereof appeared no more: so the next following stood up, and reigned, and had a great time;
14And it happened, that when it reigned, the end of it came also, like as the first, so that it appeared no more.
15Then came there a voice unto it, and said,
16Hear thou that hast borne rule over the earth so long: this I say unto thee, before thou beginnest to appear no more,
17There shall none after thee attain unto thy time, neither unto the half thereof.
18Then arose the third, and reigned as the other before, and appeared no more also.
19So went it with all the residue one after another, as that every one reigned, and then appeared no more.
20Then I beheld, and, lo, in process of time the feathers that followed stood up upon the right side, that they might rule also; and some of them ruled, but within a while they appeared no more:
21For some of them were set up, but ruled not.
22After this I looked, and, behold, the twelve feathers appeared no more, nor the two little feathers:
23And there was no more upon the eagle’s body, but three heads that rested, and six little wings.
24Then saw I also that two little feathers divided themselves from the six, and remained under the head that was upon the right side: for the four continued in their place.
25And I beheld, and, lo, the feathers that were under the wing thought to set up themselves and to have the rule.
26And I beheld, and, lo, there was one set up, but shortly it appeared no more.
27And the second was sooner away than the first.
28And I beheld, and, lo, the two that remained thought also in themselves to reign:
29And when they so thought, behold, there awaked one of the heads that were at rest, namely, it that was in the midst; for that was greater than the two other heads.
30And then I saw that the two other heads were joined with it.
31And, behold, the head was turned with them that were with it, and did eat up the two feathers under the wing that would have reigned.
32But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bare rule in it over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much oppression; and it had the governance of the world more than all the wings that had been.
33And after this I beheld, and, lo, the head that was in the midst suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings.
34But there remained the two heads, which also in like sort ruled upon the earth, and over those that dwelt therein.
35And I beheld, and, lo, the head upon the right side devoured it that was upon the left side.
36Then I head a voice, which said unto me, Look before thee, and consider the thing that thou seest.
37And I beheld, and lo, as it were a roaring lion chased out of the wood: and I saw that he sent out a man’s voice unto the eagle, and said,
38Hear thou, I will talk with thee, and the Highest shall say unto thee,
39Art not thou it that remainest of the four beasts, whom I made to reign in my world, that the end of their times might come through them?
40And the fourth came, and overcame all the beasts that were past, and had power over the world with great fearfulness, and over the whole compass of the earth with much wicked oppression; and so long time dwelt he upon the earth with deceit.
41For the earth hast thou not judged with truth.
42For thou hast afflicted the meek, thou hast hurt the peaceable, thou hast loved liars, and destroyed the dwellings of them that brought forth fruit, and hast cast down the walls of such as did thee no harm.
43Therefore is thy wrongful dealing come up unto the Highest, and thy pride unto the Mighty.
44The Highest also hath looked upon the proud times, and, behold, they are ended, and his abominations are fulfilled.
45And therefore appear no more, thou eagle, nor thy horrible wings, nor thy wicked feathers nor thy malicious heads, nor thy hurtful claws, nor all thy vain body:
46That all the earth may be refreshed, and may return, being delivered from thy violence, and that she may hope for the judgment and mercy of him that made her.
11The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. 4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
9I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.