Revelation of John 16

The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling a  the seven angels, “Go and b  pour out on the earth c  the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”

2So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful d  sores came upon the people who bore e  the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

3The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and f  it became like the blood of a corpse, and g  every living thing died that was in the sea.

4The third angel poured out his bowl into h  the rivers and the springs of water, and i  they became blood. 5And I heard the angel in charge of the waters
Greek  angel of the waters

k  Just are you, l  O Holy One m  who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6For n  they have shed the blood of o  saints and prophets,
and p  you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”

7And I heard q  the altar saying,

Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
r  true and just are your judgments!”

8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people s  with fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and t  they cursed
Greek blasphemed; also verses 11, 21
the name of God who had power over these plagues. v  They did not repent w  and give him glory.

10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on x  the throne of the beast, and y  its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11and cursed z  the God of heaven for their pain and aa  sores. ab  They did not repent of their deeds.

12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on ac  the great river Euphrates, and ad  its water was dried up, ae  to prepare the way for the kings af  from the east. 13And I saw, coming out of the mouth of ag  the dragon and out of the mouth of ah  the beast and out of the mouth of ai  the false prophet, three aj  unclean spirits like ak  frogs. 14For they are al  demonic spirits am  performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world an  to assemble them for battle on ao  the great day of God the Almighty. 15(“Behold, ap  I am coming like a thief! aq  Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, ar  that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16And as  they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called at  Armageddon.

The Seventh Bowl

17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into au  the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, av  “It is done!” 18And there were aw  flashes of lightning, rumblings
Or voices, or sounds
peals of thunder, and ay  a great earthquake az  such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
19 ba  The great city bb  was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God bc  remembered bd  Babylon the great be  to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20And bf  every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21And bg  great hailstones, about one hundred pounds
Greek a talent in weight
each, fell from heaven on people; and bi  they cursed God for bj  the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.

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