Revelation of John 16
The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling athe seven angels, “Go and bpour out on the earth cthe seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
2So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful dsores came upon the people who bore ethe mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
3The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and fit became like the blood of a corpse, and gevery living thing died that was in the sea.
4The third angel poured out his bowl into hthe rivers and the springs of water, and ithey became blood. 5And I heard the angel in charge of the waters ▼
▼Greek angel of the waterssay,
k“Just are you, lO Holy One, mwho is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6For nthey have shed the blood of osaints and prophets,
and pyou have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”
7And I heard qthe altar saying,
“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
rtrue and just are your judgments!”
8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people swith fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and tthey cursed ▼
▼Greek blasphemed; also verses 11, 21the name of God who had power over these plagues. vThey did not repent wand give him glory.
10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on xthe throne of the beast, and yits kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11and cursed zthe God of heaven for their pain and aasores. abThey did not repent of their deeds.
12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on acthe great river Euphrates, and adits water was dried up, aeto prepare the way for the kings affrom the east. 13And I saw, coming out of the mouth of agthe dragon and out of the mouth of ahthe beast and out of the mouth of aithe false prophet, three ajunclean spirits like akfrogs. 14For they are aldemonic spirits, amperforming signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, anto assemble them for battle on aothe great day of God the Almighty. 15(“Behold, apI am coming like a thief! aqBlessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, arthat he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16And asthey assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called atArmageddon.
The Seventh Bowl17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into authe air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, av“It is done!” 18And there were awflashes of lightning, rumblings ▼
▼Or voices, or soundspeals of thunder, and aya great earthquake azsuch as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19 baThe great city bbwas split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God bcremembered bdBabylon the great, beto make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20And bfevery island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21And bggreat hailstones, about one hundred pounds ▼
▼Greek a talent in weighteach, fell from heaven on people; and bithey cursed God for bjthe plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
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