The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling #See ch. 15:1 the seven angels, “Go and #Ps. 79:6; Jer. 10:25; Zeph. 3:8 pour out on the earth #ch. 15:7the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
2So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful #ver. 11; Ex. 9:9-11 sores came upon the people who bore #ch. 13:16the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
3The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and #ch. 8:8 it became like the blood of a corpse, and #ch. 8:9every living thing died that was in the sea.
4The third angel poured out his bowl into #ch. 8:10 the rivers and the springs of water, and #Ex. 7:17-20they became blood. 5And I heard the angel in charge of the waters#16:5 Greek angel of the waters say,
Jer. 12:1; John 17:25 “Just are you, #ch. 15:4 O Holy One, #ch. 11:17; [ch. 1:4, 8; 4:8]who is and who was,
for you brought these judgments.
6For #ch. 18:24; [ch. 13:15] they have shed the blood of #ch. 11:18 saints and prophets,
and #[Isa. 49:26; Luke 11:49, 50]you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”
7And I heard #ch. 6:9 the altar saying,
“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
# ch. 15:3; 19:2; [Ps. 119:137] true and just are your judgments!”
8The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people #ch. 9:17; [ch. 14:18]with fire. 9They were scorched by the fierce heat, and #ver. 11, 21 they cursed#16:9 Greek blasphemed; also verses 11, 21 the name of God who had power over these plagues. #[Dan. 5:22]; See ch. 2:21 They did not repent #[Dan. 5:23]; See ch. 11:13and give him glory.
10The fifth angel poured out his bowl on #ch. 13:2 the throne of the beast, and #ch. 9:2; Ex. 10:21its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11and cursed #ch. 11:13 the God of heaven for their pain and #ver. 2 sores. #See ch. 2:21They did not repent of their deeds.
12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on #ch. 9:14 the great river Euphrates, and #Isa. 11:15; 44:27; Jer. 50:38; 51:32, 36 its water was dried up, #[Isa. 41:2, 25; 46:11] to prepare the way for the kings #ch. 7:2from the east. 13And I saw, coming out of the mouth of #ch. 12:3, 9 the dragon and out of the mouth of #ch. 13:1 the beast and out of the mouth of #ch. 19:20; 20:10; [ch. 13:11, 14] the false prophet, three #ch. 18:2 unclean spirits like #[Ex. 8:6]frogs. 14For they are #[1 Tim. 4:1] demonic spirits, #See ch. 13:13 performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, #ch. 20:8; [ch. 17:14; 19:19; 1 Kgs. 22:20] to assemble them for battle on #See ch. 6:17the great day of God the Almighty. 15(“Behold, #See ch. 3:3 I am coming like a thief! #ch. 3:2, 3; See Matt. 24:42 Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, #ch. 3:18that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16And #ch. 19:19 they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called #Zech. 12:11; See Judg. 5:19Armageddon.
The Seventh Bowl
17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into #[Eph. 2:2] the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, #See ch. 10:6“It is done!” 18And there were #ch. 4:5; 8:5; 11:19 flashes of lightning, rumblings,#16:18 Or voices, or sounds peals of thunder, and #ch. 6:12; 11:13 a great earthquake #Dan. 12:1; Joel 2:2; Matt. 24:21such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19#ch. 11:8 The great city #[ch. 11:13] was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God #ch. 18:5; [Ps. 74:18] remembered #See ch. 14:8 Babylon the great, #See ch. 14:10to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20And #See ch. 6:14every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. 21And #ch. 11:19 great hailstones, about one hundred pounds#16:21 Greek a talent in weight each, fell from heaven on people; and #ver. 9, 11 they cursed God for #Ex. 9:23-25the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.