New American Standard Bible
The First Seal: Conqueror on a White Horse
6 Then I saw when the (A)Lamb broke one of the (B)seven seals, and I heard one of the (C)four living creatures saying as with a (D)voice of thunder, “Come[a]!” 2 I looked, and behold, a (E)white horse, and the one who sat on it had a bow; and (F)a crown was given to him, and he went out (G)conquering and to conquer.
The Second Seal: War
3 When He broke the second seal, I heard the (H)second living creature saying, “Come[b]!” 4 And another, (I)a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to (J)take peace from the earth, and that people would kill one another; and a large sword was given to him.
The Third Seal: Famine
5 When He broke the third seal, I heard the (K)third living creature saying, “Come[c]!” I looked, and behold, a (L)black horse, and the one who sat on it had a (M)pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the (N)four living creatures saying, “A [d]quart of wheat for a [e]denarius, and three [f]quarts of barley for a [g]denarius; and (O)do not damage the oil and the wine.”
The Fourth Seal: Death
7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the (P)fourth living creature saying, “Come[h]!” 8 I looked, and behold, [i]an (Q)ashen horse; and the one who sat on it had the name (R)Death, and (S)Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, (T)to kill with sword, and famine, and [j]plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.
The Fifth Seal: Martyrs
9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw (U)underneath the (V)altar the (W)souls of those who had been killed (X)because of the word of God, and because of the (Y)testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “(Z)How long, O [k](AA)Lord, (AB)holy and true, [l]will You refrain from (AC)judging and avenging our blood on (AD)those who live on the earth?” 11 And a (AE)white robe was given to each of them; and they were told that they were to (AF)rest for a little while longer, (AG)until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers and sisters who were to be killed even as they had been, was (AH)completed also.
The Sixth Seal: Terror
12 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great (AI)earthquake; and the (AJ)sun became as black as (AK)sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and (AL)the stars of the sky fell to the earth, (AM)as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. 14 (AN)The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and (AO)every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then (AP)the kings of the earth and the eminent people, and the commanders and the wealthy and the strong, and every slave and free person hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they *(AQ)said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the [m]sight of Him (AR)who sits on the throne, and from the (AS)wrath of the Lamb; 17 for (AT)the great day of Their wrath has come, and (AU)who is able to stand?”
7 After this I saw (AV)four angels standing at the (AW)four corners of the earth, holding back (AX)the four winds of the earth (AY)so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending (AZ)from the rising of the sun, holding the (BA)seal of (BB)the living God; and he called out with a loud voice to the (BC)four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “(BD)Do not harm the earth, or the sea, or the trees until we have (BE)sealed the bond-servants of our God on their (BF)foreheads.”
5 from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand, 6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, 7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, 8 from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, and from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.
A Multitude from the Tribulation
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from (BI)every nation and all the tribes, peoples, and languages, standing (BJ)before the throne and (BK)before the Lamb, clothed in (BL)white robes, and (BM)palm branches were in their hands; 10 and they *cried out with a loud voice, saying,
13 Then one of the elders (BW)responded, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the (BX)white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14 I [n]said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the (BY)great tribulation, and they have (BZ)washed their robes and made them (CA)white in the (CB)blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason they are (CC)before the throne of God, and they (CD)serve Him day and night in His [o](CE)temple; and (CF)He who sits on the throne will spread His (CG)tabernacle over them. 16 (CH)They will no longer hunger nor thirst, nor will the sun [p]beat down on them, nor any scorching heat; 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their (CI)shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the [q](CJ)water of life; and (CK)God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
The Seventh Seal: Trumpets
3 (CO)Another angel came and stood at the (CP)altar, holding a (CQ)golden censer; and much (CR)incense was given to him, so that he might [r]add it to the (CS)prayers of all the [s]saints on the (CT)golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And (CU)the smoke of the incense ascended from the angel’s hand with the prayers of the [t]saints before God. 5 Then the angel [u]took the [v]censer and (CV)filled it with the fire of the altar, and (CW)hurled it to the earth; and there were (CX)peals of thunder and sounds, and flashes of lightning and an (CY)earthquake.
6 (CZ)And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.
7 The first sounded, and there was (DA)hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled to the earth; and (DB)a third of the earth was burned up, and (DC)a third of the (DD)trees were burned up, and all the green (DE)grass was burned up.
8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great (DF)mountain burning with fire was hurled into the sea; and (DG)a third of the (DH)sea became blood, 9 and (DI)a third of the creatures which were in the sea [w]and had life, died; and a third of the (DJ)ships were destroyed.
10 The third angel sounded, and a great star (DK)fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a (DL)third of the rivers and on the (DM)springs of waters. 11 The star is named Wormwood; and a (DN)third of the waters became (DO)wormwood, and many people died from the waters because they were made bitter.
12 The fourth angel sounded, and a (DP)third of the (DQ)sun, a third of the (DR)moon, and a (DS)third of the (DT)stars were struck, so that a (DU)third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a (DV)third of it, and the night in the same way.
13 Then I looked, and I heard [x]an eagle flying in (DW)midheaven, saying with a loud voice, “(DX)Woe, woe, woe to (DY)those who live on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the (DZ)three angels who are about to sound!”
The Fifth Trumpet: Shaft of the Abyss
9 Then the (EA)fifth angel sounded, and I saw a (EB)star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the (EC)key to the (ED)shaft of the abyss was given to him. 2 He opened the shaft of the abyss, and (EE)smoke ascended out of the shaft like the smoke of a great furnace; and (EF)the sun and the air were darkened from the smoke of the shaft. 3 Then out of the smoke came (EG)locusts [y]upon the earth, and power was given them, as the (EH)scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were told not to (EI)hurt the (EJ)grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the people who do not have the (EK)seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And [z]they were not permitted to kill [aa]anyone, but to torment for (EL)five months; and their torment was like the torment of a (EM)scorpion when it [ab]stings a person. 6 And in those days (EN)people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death [ac]will flee from them!
7 The [ad](EO)appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like human faces. 8 They had hair like the hair of women, and their (EP)teeth were like the teeth of lions. 9 They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the (EQ)sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10 They have tails like (ER)scorpions, and stings; and in their (ES)tails is their power to hurt people for (ET)five months. 11 They have as king over them, the angel of the (EU)abyss; his name in (EV)Hebrew is [ae](EW)Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name [af]Apollyon.
12 (EX)The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
The Sixth Trumpet: Army from the East
13 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard [ag]a voice from the [ah]four (EY)horns of the (EZ)golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the (FA)four angels who are bound at the (FB)great river Euphrates.” 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were (FC)released, so that they would kill a (FD)third of mankind. 16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was (FE)two hundred million; (FF)I heard the number of them. 17 And this is how I saw (FG)in my vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire, of hyacinth, and of [ai](FH)brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and (FI)out of their mouths *came fire and smoke and [aj](FJ)brimstone. 18 A (FK)third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the (FL)fire, the smoke, and the [ak]brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents and have heads, and with them they do harm.
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, (FM)did not repent of (FN)the works of their hands so as not to (FO)worship demons and (FP)the idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they (FQ)did not repent of their murders, nor of their (FR)witchcraft, nor of their (FS)sexual immorality, nor of their thefts.
The Angel and the Little Scroll
10 I saw another (FT)strong angel (FU)coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the (FV)rainbow was on his head, and (FW)his face was like the sun, and his (FX)feet like pillars of fire; 2 and he had in his hand a (FY)little scroll, which was open. He placed (FZ)his right foot on the sea and his left on the land; 3 and he cried out with a loud voice, (GA)as when a lion roars; and when he had cried out, the (GB)seven peals of thunder [al]uttered their voices. 4 When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, (GC)I was about to write; and I (GD)heard a voice from heaven, saying, “(GE)Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken, and do not write them.” 5 Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land (GF)raised his right hand to heaven, 6 (GG)and swore by (GH)Him who lives forever and ever, (GI)who created heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that (GJ)there will no longer be a delay, 7 but in the days of the voice of the (GK)seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then (GL)the mystery of God is finished, as He announced to His servants the prophets.
8 Then (GM)the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take (GN)the scroll which is open in the hand of the angel who (GO)stands on the sea and on the land.” 9 And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little scroll. And he *said to me, “(GP)Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” 10 I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. 11 And (GQ)they *said to me, “You must (GR)prophesy again concerning (GS)many peoples, nations, languages, and (GT)kings.”
The Two Witnesses
11 Then there was given to me a [am](GU)measuring rod like a staff; [an]and (GV)someone said, “Get up and measure the [ao]temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 [ap]Leave out the (GW)courtyard which is outside the [aq]temple and do not measure it, because (GX)it has been given to the nations; and they will (GY)trample (GZ)the holy city for (HA)forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two (HB)witnesses, and they will prophesy for (HC)1,260 days, clothed in (HD)sackcloth.” 4 These are the (HE)two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, (HF)fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; and so if anyone wants to harm them, (HG)he must be killed in this way. 6 These have the power to (HH)shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during (HI)the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to (HJ)turn them into blood, and (HK)to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
7 When they have finished their testimony, (HL)the beast that comes up out of the (HM)abyss will (HN)make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. 8 And their dead bodies will lie on the street of the (HO)great city which [ar]spiritually is called (HP)Sodom and (HQ)Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified. 9 Those from (HR)the peoples, tribes, languages, and nations will look at their dead [as]bodies for three and a half days, and [at](HS)will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. 10 And (HT)those who live on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will (HU)send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented (HV)those who live on the earth.
11 And after the three and a half days, (HW)the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them. 12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “(HX)Come up here.” And they (HY)went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them. 13 And [au]at that time there was a great (HZ)earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; [av]seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and (IA)gave glory to the (IB)God of heaven.
14 The second (IC)woe has passed; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
The Seventh Trumpet: Christ’s Reign Foreseen
“(IF)The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of (IG)His [aw]Christ; and (IH)He will reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who (II)sit on their thrones before God, (IJ)fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying,
“We give You thanks, (IK)Lord God, the Almighty, the One who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to (IL)reign. 18 And (IM)the nations were enraged, and (IN)Your wrath came, and (IO)the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to [ax]reward Your (IP)bond-servants the prophets and the [ay]saints and those who fear Your name, (IQ)the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
19 And (IR)the [az]temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and (IS)the ark of His covenant appeared in His [ba]temple, and there were flashes of (IT)lightning and sounds and peals of thunder, and an earthquake, and a (IU)great [bb]hailstorm.
The Woman, Israel
12 A great (IV)sign appeared (IW)in heaven: (IX)a woman (IY)clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was pregnant and she *(IZ)cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
The Red Dragon, Satan
3 Then (JA)another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red (JB)dragon having (JC)seven heads and (JD)ten horns, and on his heads were (JE)seven crowns. 4 And his tail *swept away a (JF)third of the stars of heaven and (JG)hurled them to the earth. And the (JH)dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth (JI)he might devour her Child.
The Male Child, Christ
5 And (JJ)she gave birth to a Son, a male, who is going to [bc](JK)rule all the [bd]nations with a rod of iron; and her Child was (JL)caught up to God and to His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she *had a place prepared by God, so that there [be]she would be nourished for (JM)1,260 days.
The Angel, Michael
7 And there was war in heaven, (JN)Michael and his angels waging war with the (JO)dragon. The dragon and (JP)his angels waged war, 8 and they did not prevail, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great (JQ)dragon was thrown down, the (JR)serpent of old who is called the devil and (JS)Satan, who (JT)deceives the whole [bf]world; he was (JU)thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 Then I heard (JV)a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the (JW)salvation, and the power, and the (JX)kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the (JY)accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down, the one who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 And they (JZ)overcame him because of (KA)the blood of the Lamb and because of (KB)the word of their testimony, and they (KC)did not love their life even [bg]when faced with death. 12 For this reason, (KD)rejoice, you heavens and (KE)you who dwell in them. (KF)Woe to the earth and the sea, because (KG)the devil has come down to you with great wrath, knowing that he has only (KH)a short time.”
13 And when the (KI)dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted (KJ)the woman who gave birth to the male Child. 14 But the (KK)two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly (KL)into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for (KM)a time, times, and half a time, away from the presence of the serpent. 15 And the (KN)serpent hurled water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 [bh]But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon had hurled out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to (KO)make war with the rest of her [bi](KP)children, who (KQ)keep the commandments of God and (KR)hold to the testimony of Jesus.
The Beast from the Sea
13 And the dragon stood on the sand of the [bj]seashore.
Then I saw a (KS)beast coming up out of the sea, having (KT)ten horns and (KU)seven heads, and on his horns were (KV)ten crowns, and on his heads were (KW)blasphemous names. 2 And the beast that I saw was (KX)like a leopard, and his feet were like those of (KY)a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of (KZ)a lion. And the (LA)dragon gave him his power and his (LB)throne, and great authority. 3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been [bk]fatally wounded, and his (LC)fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth (LD)was amazed and followed after the beast; 4 they worshiped the (LE)dragon because he (LF)gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “(LG)Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” 5 A mouth was given to him (LH)speaking [bl]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for (LI)forty-two months was given to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, (LJ)those who dwell in heaven.
7 It was also given to him to (LK)make war with the [bm]saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over (LL)every tribe, people, language, and nation. 8 All who (LM)live on the earth will worship him, everyone (LN)whose name has not been [bn]written (LO)since the foundation of the world in the (LP)book of life of (LQ)the Lamb who has been slaughtered. 9 (LR)If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 (LS)If anyone [bo]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; (LT)if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is (LU)the [bp]perseverance and the faith of the [bq]saints.
The Beast from the Earth
11 Then (LV)I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had (LW)two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a (LX)dragon. 12 He (LY)exercises all the authority of the first beast [br](LZ)in his presence. And he makes (MA)the earth and those who live on it (MB)worship the first beast, whose (MC)fatal wound was healed. 13 He (MD)performs great signs, so that he even makes (ME)fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the presence of people. 14 And he (MF)deceives (MG)those who live on the earth because of (MH)the signs which it was given him to perform [bs](MI)in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the (MJ)wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even [bt]speak and cause (MK)all who do not (ML)worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, (MM)the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, [bu]to be given a (MN)mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the (MO)mark, either (MP)the name of the beast or (MQ)the number of his name. 18 (MR)Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that (MS)of a [bv]man; and his number is [bw]six hundred and sixty-six.
The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion
14 Then I looked, and behold, (MT)the Lamb was standing on (MU)Mount Zion, and with Him (MV)144,000 who had (MW)His name and the (MX)name of His Father written (MY)on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like (MZ)the sound of many waters and like the (NA)sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of (NB)harpists playing on their harps. 3 And they *sang [bx](NC)a new song before the throne and before the (ND)four living creatures and the (NE)elders; and (NF)no one was able to learn the song except the (NG)144,000 who had been (NH)purchased from the earth. 4 (NI)These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who (NJ)follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been (NK)purchased from mankind (NL)as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5 And (NM)no lie was found in their mouths; they are (NN)blameless.
Vision of the Angel with the Gospel
6 And I saw another angel flying in (NO)midheaven with (NP)an eternal gospel to preach to (NQ)those who [by]live on the earth, and to (NR)every nation, tribe, language, and people; 7 and he said with a loud voice, “(NS)Fear God and (NT)give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who (NU)made the heaven and the earth, and sea and (NV)springs of waters.”
8 And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “[bz](NW)Fallen, fallen is (NX)Babylon the great, she who has (NY)made all the nations drink of the (NZ)wine of the [ca]passion of her sexual immorality.”
Doom for Worshipers of the Beast
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone (OA)worships the beast and his (OB)image, and receives a (OC)mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the (OD)wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed [cb]in full strength (OE)in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with (OF)fire and [cc]brimstone in the presence of the (OG)holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the (OH)smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; (OI)they have no rest day and night, those who (OJ)worship the beast and his (OK)image, and [cd]whoever receives the (OL)mark of his name.” 12 Here is (OM)the [ce]perseverance of the [cf]saints who (ON)keep the commandments of God and [cg](OO)their faith in Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write: ‘(OP)Blessed are the dead who (OQ)die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” (OR)says the Spirit, “so that they may (OS)rest from their labors, for their (OT)deeds follow with them.”
14 Then I looked, and behold, a (OU)white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one (OV)like [ch]a son of man, with a golden (OW)crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. 15 And another angel (OX)came out of the [ci]temple, calling out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “[cj](OY)Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the (OZ)harvest of the earth [ck]is ripe.” 16 Then He who sat on the cloud [cl]swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel (PA)came out of the [cm]temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 Then another angel, (PB)the one who has power over fire, came out from (PC)the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “[cn](PD)Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters [co]from the vine of the earth, (PE)because her grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel [cp]swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into (PF)the great wine press of the wrath of God. 20 And (PG)the wine press was trampled (PH)outside the city, and (PI)blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, [cq]for a distance of [cr]1,600 stadia.
A Scene of Heaven
2 And I saw something like a (PN)sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who (PO)were victorious [cs]over the (PP)beast and (PQ)his image and the (PR)number of his name, standing on the (PS)sea of glass, holding (PT)harps of God. 3 And they *sang the (PU)song of Moses, (PV)the bond-servant of God, and the (PW)song of the Lamb, saying,
“(PX)Great and marvelous are Your works,
(PY)Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Your ways,
(PZ)King of the [ct]nations!
4 (QA)Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For (QB)all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your [cu](QC)righteous acts have been revealed.”
5 After these things I looked, and (QD)the [cv]temple of the (QE)tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, 6 and the (QF)seven angels who had the seven plagues (QG)came out of the [cw]temple, clothed in [cx]linen, clean and bright, and (QH)their chests wrapped with golden sashes. 7 And one of the (QI)four living creatures gave the (QJ)seven angels seven (QK)golden bowls full of the (QL)wrath of God, who (QM)lives forever and ever. 8 And the [cy]temple was filled with (QN)smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the [cz]temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
The Bowls of Wrath
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the (QV)rivers and the springs of waters; and they (QW)became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “(QX)Righteous are You, (QY)the One who is and who was, O (QZ)Holy One, because You (RA)judged these things; 6 for they poured out (RB)the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them (RC)blood to drink. They [dd]deserve it.” 7 And I heard (RD)the altar saying, “Yes, (RE)Lord God, the Almighty, (RF)true and righteous are Your judgments.”
8 And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon (RG)the sun, (RH)and it was given power to scorch people with fire. 9 And the people were scorched with [de]fierce heat; and they (RI)blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they (RJ)did not repent so as to (RK)give Him glory.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the (RL)throne of the beast, and his kingdom became (RM)darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they (RN)blasphemed the (RO)God of heaven because of their pain and their (RP)sores; and they (RQ)did not repent of their deeds.
13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the (RV)dragon, and out of the mouth of the (RW)beast, and out of the mouth of the (RX)false prophet, three (RY)unclean spirits like (RZ)frogs; 14 for they are (SA)spirits of demons, (SB)performing signs, which go out to the kings of the (SC)entire [dg]world, to (SD)gather them together for the war of the (SE)great day of God, the Almighty. 15 (“Behold, (SF)I am coming like a thief. (SG)Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, (SH)so that he will not walk about naked and people will not see his shame.”) 16 And they (SI)gathered them together to the place which (SJ)in Hebrew is called (SK)Har-Magedon.
The Seventh Bowl of Wrath
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon (SL)the air, and a (SM)loud voice came out of the [dh](SN)temple from the throne, saying, “(SO)It is done.” 18 And there were flashes of (SP)lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was (SQ)a great earthquake, (SR)such as there had not been since mankind came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19 (SS)The great city [di]was split into three parts, and the cities of the [dj]nations fell. (ST)Babylon the great was (SU)remembered in the sight of God, to give her (SV)the cup of the wine of [dk]His fierce wrath. 20 And (SW)every island fled, and no mountains were found. 21 And (SX)huge [dl]hailstones, weighing about [dm]a talent each, *came down from heaven upon people; and people (SY)blasphemed God because of the (SZ)plague of the hail, because [dn]the hailstone plague *was extremely [do]severe.
The Doom of Babylon
17 (TA)Then one of the (TB)seven angels who had the (TC)seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you (TD)the judgment of the (TE)great prostitute who (TF)sits on many waters, 2 with whom (TG)the kings of the earth committed acts of sexual immorality, and (TH)those who live on the earth (TI)became drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.” 3 And (TJ)he carried me away [dp](TK)in the Spirit (TL)into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a (TM)scarlet beast, full of (TN)blasphemous names, having (TO)seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman (TP)was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [dq]adorned with gold, precious [dr]stones, and pearls, holding in her hand (TQ)a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her sexual immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, [ds]a (TR)mystery: “(TS)BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF (TT)THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” 6 And I saw the woman drunk with (TU)the blood of the [dt]saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered [du]greatly. 7 And the angel said to me, “Why [dv]do you wonder? I will tell you the (TV)mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the (TW)seven heads and the ten horns.
8 “(TX)The beast that you saw (TY)was, and is not, and is about to (TZ)come up out of the (UA)abyss and [dw](UB)go to destruction. And (UC)those who live on the earth, (UD)whose names have not been written in the book of life (UE)from the foundation of the world, will (UF)wonder when they see the beast, that he was, and is not, and will [dx]come. 9 (UG)Here is the mind which has wisdom. The (UH)seven heads are seven mountains upon which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven (UI)kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 The beast which (UJ)was, and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he (UK)goes to destruction. 12 The (UL)ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast (UM)for one hour. 13 These have (UN)one [dy]purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
Victory for the Lamb
14 These will wage (UO)war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will (UP)overcome them because He is (UQ)Lord of lords and (UR)King of kings; and (US)those who are with Him are the (UT)called and chosen and faithful.”
15 And he *said to me, “The (UU)waters which you saw where the prostitute sits are (UV)peoples and multitudes, and nations and languages. 16 And the (UW)ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her (UX)desolate and (UY)naked, and will (UZ)eat her flesh and will (VA)burn her up with fire. 17 For (VB)God has put it in their hearts to execute His [dz]purpose [ea]by (VC)having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the (VD)words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is (VE)the great city, which [eb]reigns over the kings of the earth.”
Babylon Is Fallen
18 After these things I saw another (VF)angel (VG)coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was (VH)illuminated from his glory. 2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “[ec](VI)Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She (VJ)has become a dwelling place of demons and a [ed]prison of every (VK)unclean spirit, and a [ee]prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all the nations have fallen because of the (VL)wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and (VM)the kings of the earth have committed acts of sexual immorality with her, and the (VN)merchants of the earth have become rich from the [ef]excessive wealth of her [eg](VO)luxury.”
4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “(VP)Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive any of her plagues; 5 for her sins have [eh](VQ)piled up as high as heaven, and God has (VR)remembered her offenses. 6 (VS)Pay her back even as she has paid, and [ei]give back to her double according to her deeds; in the (VT)cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7 (VU)To the extent that she glorified herself and (VV)lived luxuriously, to the same extent give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘(VW)I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ 8 For this reason (VX)in one day her plagues will come, [ej]plague and mourning and famine, and she will be (VY)burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her (VZ)is strong.
Grief over Babylon
9 “And (WA)the kings of the earth, who committed acts of sexual immorality and (WB)lived luxuriously with her, will (WC)weep and mourn over her when they (WD)see the smoke of her burning, 10 (WE)standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘(WF)Woe, woe, (WG)the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in (WH)one hour your judgment has come.’
11 “And the (WI)merchants of the earth (WJ)weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more— 12 cargo of (WK)gold, silver, precious [ek]stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; every kind of citron wood, every article of ivory, and every article made from very valuable wood, [el]bronze, iron, and marble; 13 cinnamon, [em]spice, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, and cargo of horses, carriages, [en]slaves, and (WL)human lives. 14 The fruit [eo]you long for has left you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and people will no longer find them. 15 The (WM)merchants of (WN)these things, who became rich from her, will (WO)stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, ‘(WP)Woe, woe, (WQ)the great city, she who (WR)was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and [ep]adorned with gold, precious [eq]stones, and pearls; 17 for in (WS)one hour such great wealth has been laid (WT)waste!’ And (WU)every shipmaster and every [er]passenger and sailor, and all who [es]make their living by the sea, (WV)stood at a distance, 18 and were (WW)crying out as they (WX)saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘(WY)What city is like (WZ)the great city?’ 19 And they threw (XA)dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘(XB)Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea (XC)became rich from her prosperity, for in (XD)one hour she has been laid (XE)waste!’ 20 (XF)Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you [et]saints and (XG)apostles and prophets, because (XH)God has [eu]pronounced judgment for you against her.”
21 Then [ev]a (XI)strong angel (XJ)picked up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, (XK)the great city, be thrown down with violence, and (XL)will never be found again. 22 And (XM)the sound of harpists, musicians, flute players, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again; and no craftsman of any craft will ever be found in you again; and the (XN)sound of a mill will never be heard in you again; 23 and the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the (XO)voice of the groom and bride will never be heard in you again; for your (XP)merchants were the powerful people of the earth, because all the nations were deceived (XQ)by your witchcraft. 24 And in her was found the (XR)blood of prophets and of [ew]saints, and of (XS)all who have been slaughtered on the earth.”
The Fourfold Hallelujah
19 After these things I heard something like a (XT)loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
“(XU)Hallelujah! (XV)Salvation, (XW)glory, and power belong to our God, 2 (XX)because His (XY)judgments are (XZ)true and righteous; for He has judged the (YA)great prostitute who was corrupting the earth with her sexual immorality, and He has (YB)avenged the blood of His bond-servants [ex]on her.” 3 And a second time they said, “(YC)Hallelujah! (YD)Her smoke rises forever and ever.” 4 And the (YE)twenty-four elders and the (YF)four living creatures (YG)fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying, “(YH)Amen. (YI)Hallelujah!” 5 And a voice came from the throne, saying,
“(YJ)Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, (YK)you who fear Him, the small and the great.” 6 Then I heard something like (YL)the voice of a great multitude and like (YM)the sound of many waters, and like the (YN)sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,
Marriage of the Lamb
7 Let’s rejoice and be glad and (YQ)give the glory to Him, because (YR)the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His [ey](YS)bride has prepared herself.” 8 It was given to her to clothe herself in (YT)fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the (YU)righteous acts of the [ez]saints.
9 Then (YV)he *said to me, “(YW)Write: ‘(YX)Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “(YY)These are the true words of God.” 10 Then (YZ)I fell at his feet to worship him. (ZA)But he *said to me, “[fa]Do not do that; I am a (ZB)fellow servant of yours and your brothers and sisters who (ZC)hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
The Coming of Christ
11 And I saw (ZD)heaven opened, and behold, a (ZE)white horse, and He who sat on it is called (ZF)Faithful and True, and in (ZG)righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His (ZH)eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many (ZI)crowns; and He has a (ZJ)name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a (ZK)robe dipped in blood, and His name is called (ZL)The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in (ZM)fine linen, (ZN)white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 (ZO)From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that (ZP)with it He may strike down the nations, and He will [fb](ZQ)rule them with a rod of iron; and (ZR)He treads the [fc]wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has (ZS)a name written: “(ZT)KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
17 Then I saw [fd]an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to (ZU)all the birds that fly in (ZV)midheaven, “(ZW)Come, assemble for the great feast of God, 18 so that you may (ZX)eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, (ZY)both free and slaves, and (ZZ)small and great.”
Doom of the Beast and False Prophet
20 And the beast was seized, and with him the (AAD)false prophet who (AAE)performed the signs [fe](AAF)in his presence, by which he (AAG)deceived those who had received the (AAH)mark of the beast and those who (AAI)worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the (AAJ)lake of (AAK)fire, which burns with [ff]brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which (AAL)came from the mouth of Him who (AAM)sat on the horse, and (AAN)all the birds were filled with their flesh.
- Revelation 6:1 One early ms and see
- Revelation 6:3 One early ms and see
- Revelation 6:5 One early ms and see
- Revelation 6:6 Gr choenix; i.e., a dry measure almost equal to a qt.
- Revelation 6:6 The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
- Revelation 6:6 Gr choenix; i.e., a dry measure almost equal to a qt.
- Revelation 6:6 The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
- Revelation 6:7 One early ms and see
- Revelation 6:8 Or a sickly pale green
- Revelation 6:8 Lit death; i.e., a particular kind of death
- Revelation 6:10 Or Master
- Revelation 6:10 Lit do You not judge and avenge
- Revelation 6:16 Lit face
- Revelation 7:14 Lit have said
- Revelation 7:15 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 7:16 Lit fall
- Revelation 7:17 Lit waters
- Revelation 8:3 Lit give
- Revelation 8:3 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 8:4 See note 2 v 3
- Revelation 8:5 Lit has taken
- Revelation 8:5 I.e., container to burn incense
- Revelation 8:9 Lit the ones having
- Revelation 8:13 Lit one eagle
- Revelation 9:3 Lit into
- Revelation 9:5 Lit it was given to them
- Revelation 9:5 Lit them
- Revelation 9:5 Lit strikes
- Revelation 9:6 Lit flees (intensive expression)
- Revelation 9:7 Lit likenesses
- Revelation 9:11 I.e., destruction
- Revelation 9:11 I.e., destroyer
- Revelation 9:13 Lit one voice
- Revelation 9:13 Two early mss do not contain four
- Revelation 9:17 I.e., burning sulfur
- Revelation 9:17 I.e., burning sulfur
- Revelation 9:18 I.e., burning sulfur
- Revelation 10:3 Or spoke
- Revelation 11:1 Lit reed
- Revelation 11:1 Lit saying
- Revelation 11:1 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 11:2 Lit Throw out
- Revelation 11:2 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 11:8 I.e., from the viewpoint of the Holy Spirit
- Revelation 11:9 Lit body
- Revelation 11:9 Lit do not permit
- Revelation 11:13 Or in that hour
- Revelation 11:13 Lit names of people, seven thousand
- Revelation 11:15 I.e., Messiah
- Revelation 11:18 Lit give the reward to
- Revelation 11:18 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 11:19 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 11:19 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 11:19 Lit hail
- Revelation 12:5 Or shepherd
- Revelation 12:5 Or Gentiles
- Revelation 12:6 Lit they would nourish her for
- Revelation 12:9 Lit inhabited earth
- Revelation 12:11 Lit to the point of death
- Revelation 12:16 Lit And
- Revelation 12:17 Lit seed
- Revelation 13:1 Lit sea
- Revelation 13:3 Lit slaughtered to death
- Revelation 13:5 Lit great things
- Revelation 13:7 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 13:8 Or written in the book...slain from the foundation of the world
- Revelation 13:10 Or leads into captivity
- Revelation 13:10 Or steadfastness
- Revelation 13:10 See note v 7
- Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority
- Revelation 13:14 Or by the authority of
- Revelation 13:15 One early ms speak, and he will cause
- Revelation 13:16 Lit so that they give them a mark
- Revelation 13:18 Or human
- Revelation 13:18 I.e., spelled out in Gr as 600 + 60 + 6; one early ms has the letters for 616
- Revelation 14:3 One early ms something like a new song
- Revelation 14:6 Lit sit
- Revelation 14:8 Lit Babylon...fell, fell, she who
- Revelation 14:8 Or wrath (incurred from God)
- Revelation 14:10 Lit unmixed; in ancient times wine was usually diluted with water
- Revelation 14:10 I.e., burning sulfur
- Revelation 14:11 Lit if anyone
- Revelation 14:12 Or steadfastness
- Revelation 14:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 14:12 Lit the faith of
- Revelation 14:14 Or the Son of Man
- Revelation 14:15 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 14:15 Lit Send forth
- Revelation 14:15 Lit has become dry
- Revelation 14:16 Lit cast
- Revelation 14:17 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 14:18 Lit Send forth
- Revelation 14:18 Lit of
- Revelation 14:19 Lit cast
- Revelation 14:20 Lit from
- Revelation 14:20 Possibly about 184 miles or 296 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
- Revelation 15:2 Lit from
- Revelation 15:3 Two early mss ages
- Revelation 15:4 Or judgments
- Revelation 15:5 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 15:6 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 15:6 One early ms stone
- Revelation 15:8 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 15:8 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 16:1 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 16:2 Lit came upon
- Revelation 16:3 Lit soul
- Revelation 16:6 Lit are worthy
- Revelation 16:9 Lit great
- Revelation 16:12 Lit rising of the sun
- Revelation 16:14 Lit inhabited earth
- Revelation 16:17 Or sanctuary
- Revelation 16:19 Lit became three
- Revelation 16:19 Or Gentiles
- Revelation 16:19 Lit wrath of His anger
- Revelation 16:21 Lit hail
- Revelation 16:21 I.e., as a measure of weight about 100 lb. or 45 kg
- Revelation 16:21 Lit its plague
- Revelation 16:21 Lit great
- Revelation 17:3 Or in spirit
- Revelation 17:4 Lit gilded
- Revelation 17:4 Lit stone
- Revelation 17:5 Or “MYSTERY...”
- Revelation 17:6 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 17:6 Lit with great wonder
- Revelation 17:7 Lit have you wondered
- Revelation 17:8 One early ms is going
- Revelation 17:8 Lit be present
- Revelation 17:13 Or mind
- Revelation 17:17 Or mind
- Revelation 17:17 Lit even to do one mind and to give
- Revelation 17:18 Lit has a kingdom
- Revelation 18:2 Lit Babylon...fell, fell
- Revelation 18:2 Or haunt
- Revelation 18:2 Or haunt
- Revelation 18:3 Lit power
- Revelation 18:3 Or sensuality
- Revelation 18:5 Lit joined together
- Revelation 18:6 Lit double to her
- Revelation 18:8 Lit death; i.e., a particular kind of death
- Revelation 18:12 Lit stone
- Revelation 18:12 Or brass
- Revelation 18:13 Gr amomon, an Indian spice plant
- Revelation 18:13 Lit bodies
- Revelation 18:14 Lit of your soul’s desire
- Revelation 18:16 Lit gilded
- Revelation 18:16 Lit stone and pearl
- Revelation 18:17 Lit one who sails to a place
- Revelation 18:17 Lit work the sea
- Revelation 18:20 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 18:20 Lit judged your judgment of her
- Revelation 18:21 Lit one
- Revelation 18:24 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 19:2 Lit from her hand
- Revelation 19:7 Lit wife
- Revelation 19:8 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
- Revelation 19:10 Lit See that you do not
- Revelation 19:15 Or shepherd
- Revelation 19:15 Lit wine press of the wine of the wrath of God’s anger
- Revelation 19:17 Lit one
- Revelation 19:20 Or by his authority
- Revelation 19:20 I.e., burning sulfur