10#f. [16:10] Ex 10:21–23. The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast.#The throne of the beast: symbol of the forces of evil. Darkness: like the ninth Egyptian plague (Ex 10:21–23); cf. Rev 9:2. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness, and people bit their tongues in pain 11and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their works.#g. [16:11] Ex 9:8–11 / Jer 5:3.