The First Bowl
1Then I heard a loud voice from the sanctuary saying to the seven angels, Rv 8:2,6; 15:1,6-8 “Go and pour out the seven Other mss omit seven bowls Rv 17:1; 21:9 of God’s wrath on the earth.”
2The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful sores Lit and a severely painful sore Ex 9:9-11; Dt 28:27,35; Jb 2:7; Is 1:6; Jr 30:12-17 broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
The Second Bowl
3The second Other mss add angel poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man’s, and all life Lit and every soul of life in the sea died. Rv 8:8-9
The Third Bowl
4The third Other mss add angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. Ex 7:17-21
5I heard the angel of the waters say:
You are righteous,
who is and who was, Rv 11:17 the Holy One, Is 5:19; 41:20; 45:11
for You have decided these things.
6Because they poured out
the blood of the saints and the prophets, 2Kg 9:7; Mt 23:30; Lk 11:50; Rv 17:6; 18:24
You also gave them blood to drink;
they deserve it! Is 49:26
7Then I heard someone from the altar say:
Yes, Lord God, the Almighty,
true and righteous are Your judgments. Ps 19:9; Rv 19:2
The Fourth Bowl
8The fourth Other mss add angel poured out his bowl on the sun. He Or It was given the power Or authority to burn people with fire,
9and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God, Lv 24:11; Is 52:5; Rm 2:24; 1Tm 6:1; Rv 13:6 who had the power Or authority over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory. Rv 9:20-21
The Fifth Bowl
10The fifth Other mss add angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, Rv 2:13; 13:2 and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Ex 10:21 People Lit They gnawed their tongues because of their pain
11and blasphemed the God of heaven Rv 13:6 because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions.
The Sixth Bowl
12The sixth Other mss add angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, Gn 2:14; 15:18; Dt 11:24; 1Kg 4:21; Rv 9:14 and its water was dried up Ex 14:21-22,29; 15:19; Jos 2:10; 4:23; 5:1; 2Kg 2:8; Neh 9:11; Is 51:10 to prepare the way for the kings from the east.
13Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs Ex 8:2-14; Lv 11:9-12,41-47 coming from the dragon’s mouth, Rv 12:9 from the beast’s mouth, Rv 13:1 and from the mouth of the false prophet. Rv 13:11-17
14For they are spirits of demons performing signs, 2Th 2:9-10 who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them 1Kg 22:20-23; Mt 24:24; 2Th 2:10 for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty. Ezk 38-39; Jl 2:11; 3:2; Zch 14:2; Rv 19:11-21
15“Look, I am coming like a thief. The one who is alert and remains clothed Or and guards his clothes Lk 12:35-40; 1Th 5:2,6-8 so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame Rv 3:18 is blessed.” Rv 1:3; 14:13; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7,14
16So they assembled them at the place called in Hebrew, Armagedon. Other mss read Armageddon ; other mss read Harmegedon ; other mss read Mageddon ; other mss read Magedon Traditionally the hill of Megiddo, a great city that guarded the pass between the coast and the valley of Jezreel or Esdraelon; Jdg 5:19; 2Kg 9:27 Jdg 5:19; 2Kg 9:27; Ezk 38:8
The Seventh Bowl
17Then the seventh Other mss add angel poured out his bowl into the air, Or on the air and a loud voice came out of the sanctuary Other mss add of heaven Is 66:6 from the throne, saying, “It is done! ”
18There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth — so great was the quake. Ex 19:16-19; Rv 4:5; 8:5; 11:19
19The great city Rv 18:10,16,18,19,21 split into three parts, and the cities of the nations Or the Gentile cities fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God’s presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger. Rv 14:19; 19:15
20Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared. Lit mountains were not found Ezk 38:20; Rv 6:14
21Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, Lit about a talent ; talents varied in weight upwards from 75 pounds fell from the sky on people, and they blasphemed God Rv 16:9,11 for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe. Jos 10:11; Ezk 38:22