13 Swing the sickle
because the harvest is ripe.(A)
Come and trample the grapes
because the winepress is full;(B)
the wine vats overflow
because the wickedness of the nations is extreme.(C)

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Reaping the Earth’s Harvest

14 Then I looked, and there was a white cloud, and one like the Son of Man[a](A) was seated on the cloud, with a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 Another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the one who was seated on the cloud, “Use your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come, since the harvest of the earth is ripe.”(B) 16 So the one seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.

17 Then another angel who also had a sharp sickle came out of the temple in heaven. 18 Yet another angel, who had authority over fire, came from the altar, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Use your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the vineyard of the earth, because its grapes have ripened.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle at the earth and gathered the grapes from the vineyard of the earth, and he threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 14:14 Or like a son of man

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