16 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels,l “Go and pour out the sevenC bowlsm of God’s wrath on the earth.” 2 The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful soresn broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped its image.
You are just,
because you have passed judgment on these things.
the blood of the saints and the prophets,s
you have given them blood to drink;
they deserve it!t
Yes, Lord God, the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments.u
8 The fourthD poured out his bowl on the sun. It was allowed to scorch people with fire, 9 and people were scorched by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God,v who has the powerE over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.w
10 The fifthD poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast,x and its kingdom was plunged into darkness.y PeopleF gnawed their tongues because of their pain 11 and blasphemed the God of heavenz because of their pains and their sores, but they did not repent of their works.
12 The sixthD poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates,aa and its water was dried upab to prepare the way for the kings from the east. 13 Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogsac coming from the dragon’s mouth,ad from the beast’s mouth,ae and from the mouth of the false prophet.af 14 For they are demonic spirits performing signs,ag who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble themah for the battle on the great day of God, the Almighty.ai 15 “Look, I am coming like a thief. Blessedaj is the one who is alert and remains clothedG,ak so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame.”al 16 So they assembled the kings at the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.H,am
17 Then the seventhD poured out his bowl into the air,I and a loud voice came out of the templeA,a from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since people have been on the earth, so great was the quake.b 19 The great cityc split into three parts, and the cities of the nationsB fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God’s presence; he gave her the cup filled with the wine of his fierce anger.d 20 Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared.e 21 Enormous hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds,C fell from the sky on people, and they blasphemed Godf for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.g
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