The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
(1) Then I heard a loud voice from the heavenly temple telling the seven angels, “Go! Pour out the seven bowls of God’s just wrath on the earth.”
(2) The first angel departed and poured out his bowl on the earth, and ugly, festering sores came upon the people who had the mark of the beast from the sea and worshiped his statue.
(3) The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it turned to blood like that of a dead body, and every living thing in the sea died.
(4) The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and freshwater springs, and they turned to blood. (5) Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters declare, “You are just in your judgments, most Holy One—who is and who was—(6) because they shed the blood of your holy people and prophets, and you gave them blood to drink, for they deserve it.” (7) Then I heard the altar declare, “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”
(8) The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire. (9) They were burned by the intense heat, so they cursed God’s name because he had authority over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
(10) The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the first beast from the sea, (11) and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People chewed their tongues in torment and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of all the evil things they had done.
(12) The sixth angel poured his bowl on the great Euphrates River and its water dried up to prepare a road for the kings from the East. (13) Then I saw three demons that looked like frogs coming out of the mouth of the great red dragon, out of the mouth of the beast from the sea, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) These demons perform 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.
(15) “Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake watching and remains clothed, so as not to walk naked and be shamefully exposed.”
(16) Then the demons gathered the kings together at the place called Harmageddon in Hebrew (in English Armageddon).
(17) The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the heavenly temple from God’s throne, declaring, “It is done!” (18) Then there were flashes of lightning, voices, bolts of thunder, and a severe earthquake. So tremendous was the earthquake that no quake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth. (19) The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her to drink the cup filled with the wine of his furious wrath. (20) Every island vanished, and the mountains could not be found. (21) Huge hailstones—weighing about 75 lbs. each—fell from heaven on the people, and they cursed God because the plague of hail was so terrible.