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Revelation 16 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:1 - Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:3 - The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:4 - The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:5 - And I heard the angel in charge of the waters[fn] say,
“Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:6 - For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard the altar saying,
“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:8 - The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:9 - They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed[fn] the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:10 - The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:11 - and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:12 - The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:13 - And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:14 - For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:15 - (“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”)
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:16 - And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

The Seventh Bowl

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:17 - The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:18 - And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings,[fn] peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:19 - The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:20 - And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:21 - And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds[fn] each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
ESV Footnotes
Greek angel of the waters
Greek blasphemed; also verses 11, 21
Or voices, or sounds
Greek a talent in weight

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