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Revelation 16 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

16 And I heard a great voice from heaven, saying to the seven angels, Go ye, and shed out the seven vials of God's wrath into the earth.

And the first angel went, and shedded out his vial into the earth; and a wound fierce and worst was made on all that had the character of the beast [and a wound fierce and worst was made on all that had the character, or mark, of the beast], and on them that worshipped the beast, and his image.

And the second angel shedded out his vial into the sea, and the blood was made, as of a dead thing; and each man living [and each soul living] was dead in the sea.

And the third angel shedded out his vial on the rivers, and on the wells of waters, [and blood is made]. [And the third angel shedded out his vial upon the floods, and upon the wells of waters, and blood is made.]

and said [And I heard the angel of waters, saying], Just art thou, Lord, that art, and that were holy [and that wast holy], that deemest these things;

for they shedded out the blood of hallows and prophets, and thou hast given to them blood to drink [and thou hast given them blood to drink]; for they be worthy.

And I heard another [angel] saying, Yea! Lord God almighty, true and just be thy dooms.

And the fourth angel shedded out his vial into the sun, and it was given to him to torment men with heat and fire.

And men parched with great heat [And men sweltered with great heat], and blasphemed the name of God having power on [upon] these plagues, neither they did penance, that they should give glory to him.

10 And the fifth angel shedded out his vial on the seat of the beast [And the fifth angel shedded out his vial upon the seat of the beast], and his kingdom was made dark; and they ate together their tongues for sorrow,

11 and they blasphemed God of heaven, for sorrows of their wounds [and they blasphemed God of heaven, for sorrows and their wounds]; and they did not penance of their works.

12 And the sixth angel shedded out his vial into that great river Euphrates [into that great flood Euphrates], and dried the water of it, that [the] way were made ready [that the way were readied] to kings from the sun rising.

13 And I saw three unclean spirits by the manner of frogs go out of the mouth of the dragon, and of the mouth of the beast, and of the mouth of the false prophet.

14 For they be spirits of devils, making signs [making signs, or wonders], and they go forth to kings of all earth, to gather them into [a] battle, to the great day of almighty God.

15 Lo! I come, as a night thief. Blessed is he that waketh, and keepeth his clothes, that he wander not naked, and that they see not the filthhood of him [and they see his filthhood].

16 And he shall gather them into a place [And he gathered them into a place], that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.

17 And the seventh angel shedded out his vial into the air, and a great voice went out of heaven from the throne, and said, It is done [saying, It is done].

18 And lightnings were made, and voices, and thunders; and a great earth-moving was made, which manner never was, since men were on earth [since men were upon earth], such earth-moving so great.

19 And the great city was made into three parts, and the cities of heathen men felled down [And the great city is broken into three parts, and the cities of heathen men fell down]; and great Babylon came into mind before God, to give to it the cup of wine of the indignation of his wrath.

20 And each isle flew away, and hills be not found.

21 And [a] great hail as a talent came down from heaven into men; and men blasphemed God, for the plague of hail, for it was made full great.

Revelation 16 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The angels pour out their vials full of wrath.

16 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways; pour out your vials of wrath upon the earth.

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a foul and a grievous sore upon all who had the mark of the beast, and upon those who worshipped his image.

And the second angel shed out his vial upon the sea, and it turned as it were into the blood of a dead man. And every living thing died in the sea.

And the third angel shed out his vial upon the rivers and springs of waters, and they turned to blood. And I heard an angel say, Lord who is and who was, you are righteous and holy, because you have given such judgments. For they shed the blood of saints and prophets, and therefore you have given them blood to drink, for they have deserved it.

And I heard another out of the altar say, It is so, Lord God Almighty; true and righteous are your judgments.

And the fourth angel poured out his vial on the sun, and power was given to him to afflict people with the heat of fire. And the people raged in the great heat, and spoke evil of the name of God, who has power over these plagues. And they did not repent, to give him glory.

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom was made dark. And people gnawed their tongues for suffering, 11 and blasphemed the God of heaven for the anguish and pain of their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates, and the water dried up, to prepare the ways of the kings of the east. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils working miracles, to go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Happy is he who watches and keeps his garments, lest he be found naked, and men see his shame.

16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.

17 And the seventh angel poured his vial out into the air. And there came a voice out of heaven from the seat, saying, It is done! 18 And there followed voices, thunderings, and lightnings. And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since man has been upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts. And the cities of all the nations fell. And great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 Every isle fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell out of heaven a great hail, as if of talents, upon people. And the people blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, for it was great, and the plague of it sore.

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Revelation 16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 2 And 17 the Angels pour out the seven vials of God’s wrath given unto them, and so divers plagues arise in the world, 18 to terrify the wicked, 19 and the inhabitants of the great city.

And [a]I heard a great voice out of the Temple, saying to the seven Angels, Go your ways, and poured out the seven vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

[b]And the first went and poured out his vial upon the earth: and there fell a noisome and a grievous sore upon the men which had the [c]mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

[d]And the second Angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and it [e]became as the blood of a dead man: and every living thing died in the sea.

[f]And the third Angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters, and they became blood.

And I heard the Angel of the waters say, Lord, thou art just, which art, and which wast: and Holy, because thou hast judged these things.

For they shed the blood of the Saints, and Prophets, and therefore hast thou given them blood to drink: for they are worthy.

[g]And I heard another out of the Sanctuary say, Even so, Lord God almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

[h]And the fourth Angel poured out his vial on the sun, and it was given to him to torment men with heat of fire,

And men boiled in great heat, and blasphemed the Name of God, which hath power over these plagues, and they repented not to give him glory.

10 [i]And the fifth Angel poured out his vial upon the throne of the beast, and the kingdom waxed dark, and they gnawed their tongues for sorrow.

11 And blasphemed the God of heaven for their pains, and for their sores, and repented not of their works.

12 [j]And the sixth Angel poured out his vial upon the great river [k]Euphrates, and the [l]water thereof dried up, [m]that the way of the Kings of the East should be prepared.

13 And I saw [n]three unclean spirits [o]like frogs come out of the mouth of that [p]dragon, and out of the mouth of that [q]beast, and out of the mouth of that [r]false prophet.

14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, to go unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

15 [s](Behold I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and men see his filthiness.)

16 [t]And they gathered them together into a place called in Hebrew, [u]Armageddon.

17 [v]And the seventh Angel poured out his vial into the [w]air: and there came a loud voice out of the Temple of heaven from [x]the throne, saying, [y]It is done.

18 [z]And there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, even so mighty an earthquake.

19 [aa]And the great city was divided into three parts: and the cities of the nations [ab]fell: and that great [ac]Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

20 And every isle fled away, and the mountains [ad]were not [ae]found.

21 [af]And there fell a great hail, like [ag]talents out of heaven upon the men, and men blasphemed God, because of the plague of the hail: for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 16:1 In the former Chapter was set down the preparation unto the work of God: here is delivered the execution thereof. And in this discourse of the execution, is a general commandment, in this verse, then a particular recital in order of the execution done by every of the seven Angels, in the rest of the chapter. This special execution against Antichrist and his crew, doth in manner agree unto that which was generally done upon the whole world, Rev. 8 and 9, and belongeth (if my conjecture fail me not) unto the same time. Yet herein they do differ one from another, that this was particularly effected upon the Princes and ringleaders of the wickedness of the world, the other generally against the whole world being wicked. And therefore these judgments are figured more grievous than those.
  2. Revelation 16:2 The history of the first Angel, whose plague upon the earth, is described almost in the same words with that sixth plague of the Egyptians, Exod. 9:9. But it doth signify a spiritual ulcer, and that torture or butchery of conscience seared with an hot iron, which accuseth the ungodly within and both by truth of the word (the light whereof God hath now so long showed forth) and by bitterness stirreth up and forceth out the sword of God’s wrath.
  3. Revelation 16:2 See Rev. 13:16
  4. Revelation 16:3 The history of the second Angel who troubleth and molesteth the seas, that he may stir up the conscience of men sleeping in their wickedness. See Rev. 8:8.
  5. Revelation 16:3 It was turned into rotten and filthy blood, such as is in dead bodies.
  6. Revelation 16:4 The history of the third Angel striking the rivers, in this verse who proclaiming the justice of God, commendeth the same by a most grave comparison of the sins of men with the punishment of God: which is common to this place and that which went before. Wherefore also this praising is attributed to the Angel of the waters, a name common to the second and third Angels according as both of them are said to be sent against the waters, albeit, the one of the sea the other of the rivers, in two verses.
  7. Revelation 16:7 A confirmation of the praise before going, out of the sanctuary of God, whether immediately by Christ, or by some of his Angels, for Christ also is called another Angel, Rev. 3:8; 7:2; 12:1.
  8. Revelation 16:8 The history of the fourth Angel, who throweth the plague upon the heaven and upon the Sun, of which Luke 21:26 the effects whereof are noted two. The one peculiar, that it shall scorch men with heat, in this verse. The other proceeding accidentally from the former, that their fury shall so much the more be enraged against God in the next verse, when yet (O wonderful mercy and patience of God) all other creatures are first stricken often and grievously by the hand of God before mankind by whom he is provoked: as the things beforegoing [do] declare.
  9. Revelation 16:10 The story of the first Angel, who striketh the kingdom of the beast with two plagues abroad with darkness, within which biles and dolors most grievous, throughout his whole kingdom, that thereby he might wound the conscience of the wicked, and punish that most perverse obstinacy of the idolaters, whereof arose perturbation, and thence a furious indignation and desperate madness, raging against God and hurtful unto itself.
  10. Revelation 16:12 The story of the sixth Angel, divided into his act, and the event thereof. The act is, that the Angel did cast out of his mouth the plague of a most glowing heat, wherewith even the greatest floods, and which most were wont to swell and overflow (as Euphrates) were dried up by the counsel of God in this verse. The event is, that the mere madness wherewith the wicked are enraged, that they may scorn the judgments of God, and abuse them furiously to serve their own turn, and to the executing of their own wicked outrage.
  11. Revelation 16:12 The bound of the spiritual Babylon, and to the fortresses of the same, Rev. 9:14.
  12. Revelation 16:12 So the Church of the ungodly, and kingdom of the beast is said to be left naked, all the defenses whereof, in which they put their trust being taken away from it.
  13. Revelation 16:12 That is, that even they which dwell further off, may with more commodity make haste unto that sacrifice which the Lord hath appointed.
  14. Revelation 16:13 That is, every of them bent their whole force, and conspired that by wonders, word and work, they might bring into the same destruction all Kings, Princes and Potentates of the world, cursedly bewitched of them by their spirits, and teachers of the vanity and impurity of the beast that committed fornication with the kings of the earth. And this is a right description of our times.
  15. Revelation 16:13 Croaking with all importunity, and continually day and night provoking and calling forth to arms, as the trumpets, and furies of wars: as is declared in the next verse.
  16. Revelation 16:13 That is, the devil, as Rev. 11:3
  17. Revelation 16:13 Whereof Rev. 13:1.
  18. Revelation 16:13 That is, of that other beast, of which Rev. 13:11, for so he is called also Rev. 19:20 and 20:10.
  19. Revelation 16:15 A parenthesis for admonition in which God warneth his holy servants who rest in the expectation of Christ, always to address their minds unto his coming, and to look unto themselves, that they be not shamefully made naked and circumvented of these unclean spirits, and so they be miserable unprepared at the coming of their Lord.
  20. Revelation 16:16 Namely the Angel, who holily according to the commandment of God was to do sacrifice: notwithstanding that those impure spirits do the same wickedly as servants not unto God, but unto that beast that hath seven heads.
  21. Revelation 16:16 That is, (to say nothing of other expositions) the mountain itself, or mountain places of Megiddo. Now it is certain by the holy Scripture, that Megiddo is a city and territory in the tribe of Manasseh, bordering upon Issachar and Asher, and was made famous by that lamentable overthrow of king Josiah, whereof 2 Kings 23:30; 2 Chron. 37:22; Zech. 12:11. In this mountain country God saith by figure and type, that the kings of the peoples which serve the beast shall meet together: because the Gentiles did always cast that lamentable overthrow in the teeth of the Church of the Jews unto their great reproach: and therefore were persuaded that that place should be most fortunate unto them (as they speak) and unfortunate unto the godly: but God here pronounceth, that that reproach of the Church, and confidence of the ungodly shall by himself be taken away, in the selfsame places where the nations persuaded themselves, they should mightily exult and triumph against God and his Church.
  22. Revelation 16:17 The story of the seventh Angel unto the end of the chapter, in which first is showed by figure and speech, the argument of this plague, in this verse: and then is declared the execution thereof in the verses following.
  23. Revelation 16:17 From whence he might move the heaven above and the earth beneath.
  24. Revelation 16:17 That is, from him that sitteth on the throne, by the figure called Metonymy.
  25. Revelation 16:17 That is, Babylon is undone, as is showed verse 16 and in the Chapters following. For the first onset (as I might say) of this denunciation, is described in this Chapter: and the last containing a perfect victory is described in those that follow.
  26. Revelation 16:18 Now is declared the execution (as is said in verse 27) and the things that shall last come to pass in heaven and in earth, before the overthrow of the beast of Babylon: both generally, verse 18, and particularly in the cursed city, and such as have any familiarity therewith, in the 3 last verses.
  27. Revelation 16:19 That seat or standing place of Antichrist.
  28. Revelation 16:19 Of all such as cleave unto Antichrist, and fight against Christ.
  29. Revelation 16:19 That harlot, of whom in the Chapter next following. Now this phrase to come into remembrance is after the common use of the Hebrew speech, but borrowed from men, attributed unto God.
  30. Revelation 16:20 That is, were seen no more, or were no more extant. A borrowed Hebraism.
  31. Revelation 16:20 Appeared not, which the Hebrews utter after this sort, were not, Gen. 5:24.
  32. Revelation 16:21 The manner of the particular execution, most evidently testifying the wrath of God by the original and greatness thereof: the event whereof is the same with that which is, Rev. 9:12, and that which hath been mentioned in this Chapter, from the execution of the fourth Angel hitherto, that is to say, an incorrigible pertinency of the world in their rebellion, and an heart that cannot repent, verses 9 and 11.
  33. Revelation 16:21 As it were about the weight of a talent was threescore pound, that is, six hundred groats, whereby is signified a marvelous and strange kind of weight.
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Revelation 16 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

16 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

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Revelation 16 New International Version (NIV)

The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath

16 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.”

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.

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.

The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 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;
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets,
    and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”

And I heard the altar respond:

“Yes, Lord God Almighty,
    true and just are your judgments.”

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. 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.

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 11 and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

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. 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. 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.

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.”

16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

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!” 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. 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. 20 Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 21 From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds,[a] fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 16:21 Or about 45 kilograms
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