and I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondred with great admiration.
for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets: thou hast given them blood to drink; for they have deserv'd it."
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where the throne of satan is: thou maintainest my name, and hast not renounced your faith in me, even at a time when Antipas my faithful martyr was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
that I was present, when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, that I abetted the slaughter, and watch'd the clothes of those who slew him.
When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they maintain'd.
they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word to which they gave testimony; for their lives they expos'd to the last.
he was permitted to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all the tribes, and provinces, and nations.
O heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets, triumph at her ruin, since God hath avenged you on her.