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COMMENTARY
15:1
And I saw another sign in Heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels having the last seven plagues, because in them the anger of God is finished.
 
15:2-4
And I saw, as it were, a glassy sea mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast, and its image, and the number of its name, were standing on the glassy sea with harps of God.
And they sang the song of Moses the slave of God, and the song of the little Lamb, saying,
'Great and wonderful are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations.
Who will not fear, Lord, and glorify Your name? Because only You are holy;
because all the nations will come and will worship before You;
because Your judgements were made manifest.'
 
15:5,6
And after these things I saw, and the shrine of the tabernacle of the witness was opened in Heaven, and seven angels came out of the shrine having the seven plagues, clothed in clean bright linen, and girded round the breasts with golden girdles.
 
15:7-16:1
And one of the four Animals gave seven golden bowls to the seven angels, full of the anger of God who lives for-ever and ever. And the shrine was filled with smoke of the glory of God and of His power, and no one could enter into the shrine until the seven plagues of the seven angels should be finished.
And I heard a loud voice out of the shrine saying to the seven angels,
'Go, and pour out the seven bowls of the anger of God into the earth.'
One of the four Cherubim
16:2 7.7.1
And the first went, and poured out his bowl into the earth;
   and it became a bad and evil sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
 
16:3 7.7.2
And the second poured out his bowl into the sea;
   and it became like the blood of a dead man, and every living life died, the things that were in the sea.
 
16:4-6
7.7.3
And the third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters;
   and it became blood.
And I heard the angel of the waters saying,
'Righteous are You, the One who is and who was,
the holy One, because you judged these things:
because they shed the blood of the saints and prophets,
and You have given them blood to drink; as they deserve.'
equivalency princple of justice
16:7
And I heard the altar saying,
'Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgements.'
 
16:8,9
7.7.4
And the fourth poured out his bowl onto the sun;
   and it was given to it to burn men with fire. And men were burnt with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God, the One having the authority over these plagues, and they repented not to give Him glory.
16:10,11
7.7.5
And the fifth poured out his bowl onto the throne of the beast;
   and his kingdom became darkened; and men gnawed their tongues from the pain, and they blasphemed the God of Heaven from their pains and from their sores; and they repented not of their works.
 
16:12
7.7.6
And the sixth poured out his bowl onto the great river Euphrates;
   and its water dried up, so that the way of the kings from the rising of the sun might be prepared.
 
16:13-14
And I saw three unclean spirits, as frogs, coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet: for they are spirits of demons doing signs, which go forth on the kings of the whole habitable earth, to assemble them to the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
 
16:15
(See, I am coming as a thief: blessed is the one watching and keeping his garments, lest he walk naked and men see his shame).
The Lord Jesus reminds us!
16:16
And they assembled them in the place called in Hebrew Har-magedon.
 
16:17-21
7.7.7
And the seventh poured out his bowl on the air;
   and a loud voice came out of the shrine, from the throne, saying,
'It has occurred'.
And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and a great earthquake, such as had not occurred from when man was on the earth, such an earthquake, so great.
And the great city became divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell.
And Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give it the cup of the wine of the anger of His wrath.
And every island fled, and mountains were not found. And a great hail, as a talent in size, came down out of heaven on men; and men blasphemed God for the plague of the hail; because the plague of it is exceeding great.
 

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