518. Verse 14. The second woe is past; behold, the third woe cometh quickly, signifies lamentation over the perverted state of the church, and then the last lamentation, to be treated of presently. That "woe" signifies lamentation over the perverted state of the church, may be seen above (n. 416); by "the third woe" is signified the last lamentation, when it is complete and there is an end; for "three" and "a third" have that signification (n. 505). "To come quickly" signifies hereafter, and "hereafter" means from chapter 12 to 17, and, lastly, chapter 20, where it treats of the Last Judgment upon them.