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Revelation 16 :: New International Version (NIV)

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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 saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:3 - The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:4 - The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:5 - Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, O Holy One, you who are and who were;

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:6 - for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:8 - The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:9 - They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.

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 agony

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:11 - and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

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 - Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:14 - They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:15 - “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:16 - Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:17 - The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:18 - Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:19 - The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:20 - Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:21 - From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds,[fn] fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
NIV Footnotes
Or about 45 kilograms
NIV

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