Revelation of John 16

The First Bowl

1 Then I heard a loud voice from the sanctuary saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the seven
Other mss omit seven
bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”
2 The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful sores
Lit and a severely painful sore
c broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

The Second Bowl

3 The second
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man’s, and all life
Lit and every soul of life
in the sea died. f

The Third Bowl

4 The third
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. h
5I heard the angel of the waters say:

You are righteous,
who is and who was, i the Holy One,
for You have decided these things.
6 Because they poured out
the blood of the
saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.
saints and the prophets,
You also gave them blood to drink;
they deserve it! k

7 Then I heard someone from the altar say:

Yes, Lord God, the Almighty,
true and righteous are Your judgments. l

The Fourth Bowl

8 The fourth
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl on the sun. He
Or It
was given the power
Or authority
to burn people with fire,
9 and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God, p who had the power
Or authority
over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory.

The Fifth Bowl

10 The fifth
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, s and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. t People
Lit They
gnawed their tongues because of their pain
11 and blasphemed the God of heaven v because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions.

The Sixth Bowl

12 The sixth
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, x and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
13 Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs y coming from the dragon’s mouth, z from the beast’s mouth, aa and from the mouth of the false prophet. ab 14 For they are spirits of demons performing signs, ac who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty. ad

15 “Look, I am coming like a thief. The one who is alert and remains clothed
Or and guards his clothes
af so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame ag is blessed.

16 So they assembled them at the place called in Hebrew, Armagedon.
Other mss read Armageddon; other mss read Harmegedon; other mss read Mageddon; other mss read Magedon
Traditionally the hill of Megiddo, a great city that guarded the pass between the coast and the valley of Jezreel or Esdraelon; Jdg 5:19; 2Kg 9:27

The Seventh Bowl

17 Then the seventh
Other mss add angel
poured out his bowl into the air,
Or on the air
and a loud voice came out of the sanctuary
Other mss add of heaven
ao from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
18There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth – so great was the quake. ap 19 The great city aq split into three parts, and the cities of the nations
Or the Gentile cities
fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God’s presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger. as
20 Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared.
Lit mountains were not found
21 Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds,
Lit about a talent; talents varied in weight upwards from 75 pounds
fell from the sky on people, and they blasphemed God aw for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe. ax
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