Seven Bowls of Wrath
Then I heard a loud voice
from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out the seven
bowls of God's wrath on the earth." The first angel went and poured out
his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the
people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. Revelation 16:1-2
Now everyone who has the mark of the beast is plagued with sores.
The second angel poured out
his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man,
and every living thing in the sea died. Revelation 16:3
Now all the rest of the seas turn to blood, and all remaining sea animals die.
The third angel poured out
his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became
blood. Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: "You are
just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One,
because you have so judged; for
they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have
given them blood to drink as they deserve." And I heard the altar
respond: "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments." Revelation 16:4-7
Then all the rest of the fresh water supplies turn to blood.
The fourth angel poured out
his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with
fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of
God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him. Revelation 16:8-9
Then the sun becomes intensely hot.
The fifth angel poured out
his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into
darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of
heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to
repent of what they had done. Revelation 16:10-11
Then the light of the sun is removed.
The sixth angel poured out
his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to
prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12
Then I saw three evil
spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the
dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false
prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and
they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the
battle on the great day of God Almighty. "Behold, I come like a thief!
Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that
he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." Then they gathered the
kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The
seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple
came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!" Then there
came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe
earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been
on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three
parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon
the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his
wrath. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found.
From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon
men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the
plague was so terrible. Revelation 16:13-21
Then huge hailstones pound the earth.
Owen Weber 2009