New American Bible (Revised Edition)
11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their works.(A)
12 The sixth angel emptied his bowl on the great river Euphrates. Its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East.[a] 13 I saw three unclean spirits like frogs[b] come from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet.(B)Read full chapter
- 16:12 The kings of the East: Parthians; see notes on Rev 6:2 and Rev 17:12–13. East: literally, “rising of the sun,” as in Rev 7:2.
- 16:13 Frogs: possibly an allusion to the second Egyptian plague (Ex 7:26–8:11). The false prophet: identified with the two-horned second beast (Rev 13:11–18 and the note there).