Click to Subscribe
Reading Plan
Bible Version
Commentary
Dictionary
Day 363 Day 364Day 365

Revelation chapter 16

1
Then I heard a loud voice from the sanctuary saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's wrath on the earth."
2
The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
3
The second poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man's, and all life in the sea died.
4
The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.
5
I heard the angel of the waters say: You are righteous, who is and who was, the Holy One, for You have decided these things.
6
Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, You also gave them blood to drink; they deserve it!
7
Then I heard someone from the altar say: Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.
8
The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun. He was given the power to burn people with fire,
9
and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God who had the power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory.
10
The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues from pain
11
and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions.
12
The sixth 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.
13
Then I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [coming] from the dragon's mouth, from the beast's mouth, and from the mouth of the false prophet.
14
For they are spirits of demons performing signs, who travel to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle of the great day of God, the Almighty.
15
"Look, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who is alert and remains clothed so that he may not go naked, and they see his shame."
16
So they assembled them at the place called in Hebrew Armagedon.
17
Then the seventh poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the sanctuary, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
18
There were lightnings, rumblings, and thunders. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth-- so great was the quake.
19
The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God's presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger.
20
Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared.
21
Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from heaven on the people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.

Revelation chapter 17

1
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me: "Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters.
2
The kings of the earth committed sexual immorality with her, and those who live on the earth became drunk on the wine of her sexual immorality."
3
So he carried me away in the Spirit to a desert. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names, having seven heads and 10 horns.
4
The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She had a gold cup in her hand filled with everything vile and with the impurities of her prostitution.
5
On her forehead a cryptic name was written: BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE VILE THINGS OF THE EARTH
6
Then I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the saints and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. When I saw her, I was utterly astounded.
7
Then the angel said to me, "Why are you astounded? I will tell you the secret meaning of the woman and of the beast, with the seven heads and the 10 horns, that carries her.
8
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up from the abyss and go to destruction. Those who live on the earth whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astounded when they see the beast that was, and is not, and will be present [again].
9
"Here is the mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated.
10
They are also seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain for a little while.
11
The beast that was and is not, is himself the eighth, yet is of the seven and goes to destruction.
12
The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.
13
These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
14
These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with him are called and elect and faithful."
15
He also said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute was seated, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
16
The 10 horns you saw, and the beast, will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire.
17
For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His plan by having one purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast until God's words are accomplished.
18
And the woman you saw is the great city that has an empire over the kings of the earth."

Revelation chapter 18

1
After this I saw another angel with great authority coming down from heaven, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.
2
He cried in a mighty voice: It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a dwelling for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast.
3
For all the nations have drunk the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath. The kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy from her excessive luxury.
4
Then I heard another voice from heaven: Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins, or receive any of her plagues.
5
For her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.
6
Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.
7
As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief. Because she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief,'
8
therefore her plagues will come in one day-- death, and grief, and famine. She will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.
9
The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning.
10
They stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.
11
The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer--
12
merchandise of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine fabrics of linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; all kinds of fragrant wood products; objects of ivory; objects of expensive wood, brass, iron, and marble;
13
cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine wheat flour, and grain; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human bodies and souls.
14
The fruit you craved has left you. All your splendid and glamorous things are gone; they will never find them again.
15
The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand far off in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
16
saying: Woe, woe, the great city, clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls;
17
because in a single hour such fabulous wealth was destroyed! And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off
18
as they watched the smoke from her burning and kept crying out: "Who is like the great city?"
19
They threw dust on their heads and kept crying out, weeping, and mourning: Woe, woe, the great city, where all those who have ships on the sea became rich from her wealth; because in a single hour she was destroyed.
20
Rejoice over her, heaven, and you saints, apostles, and prophets, because God has executed your judgment on her!
21
Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying: In this way, Babylon the great city will be thrown down violently and never be found again.
22
The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again; no craftsman of any trade will ever be found in you again; the sound of a mill will never be heard in you again;
23
the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the voice of a groom and bride will never be heard in you again. [All this will happen] because your merchants were the nobility of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery,
24
and the blood of prophets and saints, and all those slaughtered on earth, was found in you.