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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Revelation 16:1-21

16  And I heard a loud voice+ out of the sanctuary say to the seven angels: “Go and pour out the seven bowls of the anger+ of God into the earth.”  And the first one+ went off and poured out his bowl into the earth.+ And a hurtful and malignant ulcer+ came to be upon the men that had the mark of the wild beast+ and that were worshiping its image.+  And the second one+ poured out his bowl into the sea.+ And it became blood+ as of a dead man, and every living soul died, [yes,] the things in the sea.+  And the third one+ poured out his bowl into the rivers+ and the fountains of the waters. And they became blood.+  And I heard the angel over the waters say: “You,* the One who is and who was,+ the loyal+ One, are righteous, because you have rendered these decisions,+  because they poured out the blood of holy ones and of prophets,+ and you have given them blood+ to drink. They deserve it.”+  And I heard the altar say: “Yes, Jehovah* God, the Almighty,+ true and righteous are your judicial decisions.”+  And the fourth one+ poured out his bowl upon the sun; and to [the sun]* it was granted to scorch+ the men* with fire.  And the men were scorched with great heat, but they blasphemed the name+ of God, who has the authority+ over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give glory+ to him. 10  And the fifth one poured out his bowl upon the throne of the wild beast.+ And its kingdom became darkened,+ and they began to gnaw their tongues for [their] pain, 11  but they blasphemed+ the God of heaven for their pains and for their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works. 12  And the sixth one+ poured out his bowl upon the great river Eu·phra′tes,+ and its water was dried up,+ that the way might be prepared for the kings+ from the rising of the sun. 13  And I saw three unclean inspired expressions*+ [that looked] like frogs+ come out of the mouth of the dragon+ and out of the mouth of the wild beast+ and out of the mouth of the false prophet.*+ 14  They are, in fact, expressions inspired+ by* demons and perform signs,+ and they go forth to the kings+ of the entire inhabited earth,*+ to gather them together to the war+ of the great day+ of God the Almighty.+ 15  “Look! I am* coming as a thief.+ Happy is the one that stays awake+ and keeps his outer garments, that he may not walk naked and people look upon his shamefulness.”+ 16  And they gathered them together to the place* that is called in Hebrew Har–Ma·ged′on.*+ 17  And the seventh one poured out his bowl upon the air.+ At this a loud voice+ issued out of the sanctuary from the throne, saying: “It has come to pass!” 18  And lightnings and voices and thunders occurred, and a great earthquake+ occurred such as had not occurred since men came to be on the earth,+ so extensive an earthquake,+ so great. 19  And the great city+ split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and Babylon* the Great+ was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of the anger of his wrath.+ 20  Also, every island fled, and mountains were not found.+ 21  And a great hail+ with every stone about the weight of a talent* descended out of heaven upon the men,* and the men blasphemed+ God due to the plague of hail,+ because the plague of it was unusually great.

Footnotes

“You,” אACVgSyh; TR, “You, O Lord”; J7,8,13,14,16, “You, Jehovah.”
See App 1D.
Lit., “to it.”
Or, “mankind.”
Or, “unclean spirits.”
“False prophet.” Gr., pseu·do·pro·phe′tou; Lat., pseu·do·pro·phe′tae; J17,22(Heb.), neviʼ′ hash·she′qer.
Or, “in fact, spirits of.”
Lit., “inhabited.” Gr., oi·kou·me′nes, fem. sing., referring to the earth.
“I am,” אcAVgSyh; א*, “He is.”
“Place,” אVgSyh; A, “river.”
Or, “Armageddon.” Gr., Har Ma·ge·don′; Lat., Her·ma·ge′don; J18,22(Heb.), Har Meghid·dohn′, “Mountain of Megiddo.”
Gr., Ba·by·lon′; J17,22(Heb.), Ba·vel′.
About 20.4 kg (45 lb).
Or, “mankind.”