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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 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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