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The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

16 Then I heard a loud voice from (A)the sanctuary, saying to the (B)seven angels, “Go and (C)pour out [a]on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl [b](D)on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant (E)sore on the [c]people (F)who have the mark of the beast and who worship his image.

And the second angel poured out his bowl (G)into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man, and every living [d]thing in the sea died.

Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the (H)rivers and the springs of waters, and they (I)became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “(J)Righteous are You, (K)who is and who was, O (L)Holy One, because You (M)judged these things; for they poured out (N)the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them (O)blood to drink. They [e]deserve it.” And I heard (P)the altar saying, “Yes, O [f](Q)Lord God, the Almighty, (R)true and righteous are Your judgments.”

And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon (S)the sun, (T)and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with [g]fierce heat, and they (U)blasphemed the name of God who has the authority over these plagues, and they (V)did not repent so as to (W)give Him glory.

10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the (X)throne of the beast, and his kingdom became (Y)darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they (Z)blasphemed the (AA)God of heaven because of their pains and their (AB)sores, and they (AC)did not repent of their deeds.

12 And the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the (AD)great river, the Euphrates, and (AE)its water was dried up, so that (AF)the way would be prepared for the kings (AG)from the [h]east. 13 Then I saw coming out of the mouth of the (AH)dragon and out of the mouth of the (AI)beast and out of the mouth of the (AJ)false prophet, three (AK)unclean spirits like (AL)frogs; 14 for they are (AM)spirits of demons, (AN)doing signs, which go out to the kings of the (AO)whole [i]world, to (AP)gather them together for the war of the (AQ)great day of God, the Almighty. 15 (“Behold, (AR)I am coming like a thief. (AS)Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his garments, (AT)so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.”) 16 And they (AU)gathered them together to the place which (AV)in Hebrew is called [j](AW)Har-Magedon.

The Seventh Bowl

17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon (AX)the air, and a (AY)loud voice came out of the (AZ)sanctuary from the throne, saying, “(BA)It is done.” 18 And there were flashes of (BB)lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was (BC)a great earthquake, (BD)such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19 (BE)And the great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the [k]nations fell. (BF)Babylon the great was (BG)remembered before God, to give her (BH)the cup of the wine of the wrath of His rage. 20 And (BI)every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And (BJ)huge [l]hailstones, about one [m]talent each, *came down from heaven upon men; and men (BK)blasphemed God because of the (BL)plague of the hail, because its plague *was extremely [n]severe.


  1. Revelation 16:1 Lit into
  2. Revelation 16:2 Lit into
  3. Revelation 16:2 Gr anthropoi
  4. Revelation 16:3 Lit soul
  5. Revelation 16:6 Lit are worthy
  6. Revelation 16:7 In OT, Yahweh, cf. Amos 4:13
  7. Revelation 16:9 Lit great
  8. Revelation 16:12 Lit rising of the sun
  9. Revelation 16:14 Lit inhabited earth
  10. Revelation 16:16 Two early mss Armagedon
  11. Revelation 16:19 Or Gentiles
  12. Revelation 16:21 Lit hail
  13. Revelation 16:21 Approx. 100 lb. or 45 kg
  14. Revelation 16:21 Lit great