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The Revelation

from Jesus Christ

 

Chapter Sixteeen

 

God is forced to give up
the last of His protection

 


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Chapter 16

The seven vials

1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels,

Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath

of God upon the earth. Note 1

 

#1 The terrible sore

2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth;
and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Note 2

 

#2 The salt waters polluted

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea;

and it became as the blood of a dead man;

and every living soul died in the sea. Note 3

 

#3 The fresh waters polluted

4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. Note 4

 

[in all this God is seen to be fair and right]

5 And I heard the angel of the waters say,

You are righteous, O Lord, which are, and were, and shall be,

because You have judged thus.

6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,

and You have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

 

7 And I heard another out of the altar say,

Even so, Lord God Almighty,

true and righteous are Your judgments. Note 5

 

#4 The heat wave

8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues [to stop them]: and they repented not to give Him glory [or permission, so He could not]. Note 6

 

#5 Then the whole world suffers

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. Note 7

 

#6 Popular support is withdrawn

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water of it was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. Note 8

 

13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come

out of the mouth of the dragon, A small red dragon

and out of the mouth of the beast,

and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

14 For they are the spirits of devils, [unitedly] working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Note 9

 

15 [Then Jesus said] Behold, I come as a thief.

Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments,

lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Note 10

 

16 And he [they, the spirits] gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [the mountain of God]. Note 11

 

#7 The atmosphere is affected

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying,

It is done. Note 12

 

18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. Note 13

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent [25 kilos]: and men blasphemed [cursed] God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague of it was exceeding great. Note 14

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