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9. THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth
peace; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
The Lord hath comforted his people, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
The wilderness and the solitary place shall
The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
The house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And many nations shall
Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob,
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid ; and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all God's holy mountain ; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them.
And they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Praise our God, all ye servants of his, and ye that fear him, both great and small.
Alleluia: the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him.
Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.
Who are these, which are arrayed in white robes ? and whence came they?
These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. And in their mouth was found no guile : for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Therefore do they serve him day and night in his temple ; and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more.
There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. There shall be no night there, and they
need no candle, neither light of the sun ; for the Lord God giveth them light.
They shall see his face ; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
The Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters.
There shall in no wise enter there any. thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie ;
But they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may, enter in through the gates into
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing
11. CHARITY AND BROTHERLY LOVE.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive ; and he shall be blessed upon the earth.
The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in sickness.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord.
And that which he hath given will He pay
Blessed are the merciful; for they shall
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned ;
Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep
with them that weep. Recompense to no man evil for evil.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.