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Revelation 1:12-20*

A   12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; (13-15) And 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. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

B (16) And he had in his right hand

C (16) seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

D (17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.

E. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: (18, 19) I am he that liveth, and was DEAD; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

D’. Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

C′ (20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest

B′ (20) in my right hand,

A′ (20) 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 ecclesias.

Note in v. 20, “hand” is not in the original text.

Revelation 20:11-21:1

A (11) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face THE EARTH

B (11) and THE HEAVEN fled away; and there was found no place for them.

C (12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book OF LIFE: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

D (13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and DEATH AND HELL delivered up the dead which were in them:

E (13) and they were judged every man according to their works.

D′ (14) And DEATH AND HELL were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

C′ (15) And whosoever was not found written in the book OF LIFE was cast into the lake of fire.

B′ (1) And I saw a new HEAVEN

A′ (1) and a new EARTH: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Note in 20:15 “written” occurs after “life” in the original text.

EZEKIEL 46:9

A. But when the people of the land shall come before Yahweh in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the NORTH gate to worship

B. shall go out by the way of the SOUTH gate;

B′. and he that entereth by the way of the SOUTH gate

A′. shall go forth by the way of the NORTH gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.

ACTS 23:7,8

A (7) And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between THE PHARISEES

B (7) and THE SADDUCEES:

C (7) and the multitude was divided.

B′ (8) For THE SADDUCEES say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit:

A′ (8) but THE PHARISEES confess both.

Daniel 4:24-27

A (24) This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord THE KING:

B (25) That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High RULETH

C (25) in THE KINGDOM of men,

D (25) and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

C′ (26) And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; THY KINGDOM shall be sure unto thee,

B′ (26) after that thou shalt have known that the heavens DO RULE.

A′ (27) Wherefore, O KING, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.