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tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand: but the 11 wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and for the time that the abomination that maketh desolate shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two 12 hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three 13 hundred and five and thirty days. But go thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
The Title or Inscription of the Visions.
I. 1. THE 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: 2 who bear record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that 3 he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things that are written therein for the time is at hand.
Salutation and Doxology.
St. John salutes the churches with grace from the divine Unitry, from the Eternal God, from the seven Spirits or God distributively, and from Jesus Christ, who at the same time that he is a man who has redeemed us, and
made a kingdom of us, by his blood, is also the eternal, omnipotent God, by God's assumption of an additional Form, who will come again in the glory of the Father in the clouds of heaven, when all shall see him, both they who have rejected him, as well as they who have received him. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. This is the true God and eternal life.
4 John 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; 5 and 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 6 blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Behold, 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.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.