Bible: Revelation 16

The Bowls of God’s Wrath

16:1 Then 1  I heard a loud voice from the temple declaring to the seven angels: “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s wrath.” 2  16:2 So 3  the first angel 4  went and poured out his bowl on the earth. Then 5  ugly and painful sores 6  appeared on the people 7  who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

16:3 Next, 8  the second angel 9  poured out his bowl on the sea and it turned into blood, like that of a corpse, and every living creature that was in the sea died.

16:4 Then 10  the third angel 11  poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into blood. 16:5 Now 12  I heard the angel of the waters saying:

“You are just 13 the one who is and who was,

the Holy One – because you have passed these judgments, 14 

16:6 because they poured out the blood of your saints and prophets,

so 15  you have given them blood to drink. They got what they deserved! 16 

16:7 Then 17  I heard the altar reply, 18 Yes, Lord God, the All-Powerful, 19  your judgments are true and just!

16:8 Then 20  the fourth angel 21  poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was permitted to scorch people 22  with fire. 16:9 Thus 23  people 24  were scorched by the terrible heat, 25  yet 26  they blasphemed the name of God, who has ruling authority 27  over these plagues, and they would not repent and give him glory.

16:10 Then 28  the fifth angel 29  poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast so that 30  darkness covered his kingdom, 31  and people 32  began to bite 33  their tongues because 34  of their pain. 16:11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their sufferings 35  and because of their sores, 36  but nevertheless 37  they still refused to repent 38  of their deeds.

16:12 Then 39  the sixth angel 40  poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates and dried up its water 41  to prepare the way 42  for the kings from the east. 43  16:13 Then 44  I saw three unclean spirits 45  that looked like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 16:14 For they are the spirits of the demons performing signs who go out to the kings of the earth 46  to bring them together for the battle that will take place on the great day of God, the All-Powerful. 47 

16:15 (Look! I will come like a thief!

Blessed is the one who stays alert and does not lose 48  his clothes so that he will not have to walk around naked and his shameful condition 49  be seen.) 50 

16:16 Now 51  the spirits 52  gathered the kings and their armies 53  to the place that is called Armageddon 54  in Hebrew.

16:17 Finally 55  the seventh angel 56  poured out his bowl into the air and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying: “It is done! 16:18 Then 57  there were flashes of lightning, roaring, 58  and crashes of thunder, and there was a tremendous earthquake – an earthquake unequaled since humanity 59  has been on the earth, so tremendous was that earthquake. 16:19 The 60  great city was split into three parts and the cities of the nations 61  collapsed. 62  So 63  Babylon the great was remembered before God, and was given the cup 64  filled with the wine made of God’s furious wrath. 65  16:20 Every 66  island fled away 67  and no mountains could be found. 68  16:21 And gigantic hailstones, weighing about a hundred pounds 69  each, fell from heaven 70  on people, 71  but they 72  blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since it 73  was so horrendous. 74 

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