12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates,(A) and its water was dried up to prepare the way(B) for the kings from the East.(C) 13 Then I saw three impure spirits(D) that looked like frogs;(E) they came out of the mouth of the dragon,(F) out of the mouth of the beast(G) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(H) 14 They are demonic spirits(I) that perform signs,(J) and they go out to the kings of the whole world,(K) to gather them for the battle(L) on the great day(M) of God Almighty.

15 “Look, I come like a thief!(N) Blessed is the one who stays awake(O) and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.”(P)

16 Then they gathered the kings together(Q) to the place that in Hebrew(R) is called Armageddon.(S)

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15 “So when you see standing in the holy place(A) ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a](B) spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop(C) go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!(D) 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.(E)

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect(F) those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.(G) 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders(H) to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11