1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying #Rev. 15:1to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls #Rev. 14:10of the wrath of God on the earth.”
First Bowl: Loathsome Sores
2So the first went and poured out his bowl #Rev. 8:7upon the earth, and a foul and #Ex. 9:9–11; Deut. 28:35; Rev. 16:11loathsome sore came upon the men #Rev. 13:15–17; 14:9who had the mark of the beast and those #Rev. 13:14who worshiped his image.
Second Bowl: The Sea Turns to Blood
3Then the second angel poured out his bowl #Rev. 8:8; 11:6on the sea, and #Ex. 7:17–21it became blood as of a dead man; #Rev. 8:9and every living creature in the sea died.
Third Bowl: The Waters Turn to Blood
4Then the third angel poured out his bowl #Rev. 8:10on the rivers and springs of water, #Ex. 7:17–20; Ps. 78:44; Rev. 11:6and they became blood. 5And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
#Rev. 15:3, 4“You are righteous, O Lord,
The One #Rev. 1:4, 8who is and who was and who is to be,
Because You have judged these things.
6For #Matt. 23:34they have shed the blood #Rev. 11:18of saints and prophets,
#Is. 49:26; Luke 11:49–51And You have given them blood to drink.
For it is their just due.”
7And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, #Rev. 15:3Lord God Almighty, #Rev. 13:10; 19:2true and righteous are Your judgments.”
Fourth Bowl: Men Are Scorched
8Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl #Rev. 8:12on the sun, #Rev. 9:17, 18and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9And men were scorched with great heat, and they #Rev. 16:11blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; #Dan. 5:22and they did not repent #Rev. 11:13and give Him glory.
Fifth Bowl: Darkness and Pain
10Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl #Rev. 13:2on the throne of the beast, #Ex. 10:21; Is. 8:22; Rev. 8:12; 9:2and his kingdom became full of darkness; #Rev. 11:10and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up
12Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl #Rev. 9:14on the great river Euphrates, #Jer. 50:38and its water was dried up, #Is. 41:2, 25; 46:11so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13And I saw three unclean #1 John 4:1spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of #Rev. 12:3, 9the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of #Rev. 13:11, 14; 19:20; 20:10the false prophet. 14For they are spirits of demons, #2 Thess. 2:9performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of #Luke 2:1the whole world, to gather them to #1 Kin. 22:21–23; Rev. 17:14; 19:19; 20:8the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15#Matt. 24:43; Luke 12:39; Rev. 3:3, 11“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, #2 Cor. 5:3lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
16#Rev. 19:19And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
Seventh Bowl: The Earth Utterly Shaken
17Then 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, #Rev. 10:6; 21:6“It is done!” 18And #Rev. 4:5there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; #Rev. 11:13and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake #Dan. 12:1; Matt. 24:21as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19Now #Rev. 14:8the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And #Rev. 17:5, 18great Babylon #Rev. 14:8; 18:5was remembered before God, #Is. 51:17; Rev. 14:10to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20Then #Rev. 6:14; 20:11every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21And 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.