Zephaniah 1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Great Day of the Lord
1 The word of the Lord which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
The Great Day of the Lord
2 “I will [a]utterly consume everything
4 “I will stretch out My hand against Judah,
7 Be silent in the presence of the Lord God;
8 “And it shall be,
10 “And there shall be on that day,” says the Lord,
12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
14 The great day of the Lord is near;
17 “I will bring distress upon men,
18 Neither their silver nor their gold
A Call to Repentance
2 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together,
Judgment on Nations
4 For Gaza shall be forsaken,
6 The seacoast shall be pastures,
8 “I have heard the reproach of Moab,
10 This they shall have for their pride,
12 “You Ethiopians also,
13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north,
The Wickedness of Jerusalem
3 Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted,
3 Her princes in her midst are roaring lions;
6 “I have cut off nations,
A Faithful Remnant
8 “Therefore wait for Me,” says the Lord,
9 “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure [s]language,
Joy in God’s Faithfulness
14 Sing, O daughter of Zion!
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
18 “I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly,
Revelation 16 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Seven Bowls
16 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the [a]bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”
First Bowl: Loathsome Sores
2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a [b]foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
Second Bowl: The Sea Turns to Blood
3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.
Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
“You are righteous, [c]O Lord,
7 And I heard [f]another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”
Fourth Bowl: Men Are Scorched
8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain
10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings [g]of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, [h]Armageddon.
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
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