Read - Revelation 16:1-11

The Bowls of God's Anger

1From the temple I heard a voice shout to the seven angels, “Go and empty the seven bowls of God's anger on the earth.”

2 The first angel emptied his bowl on the earth. At once ugly and painful sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and worshiped the idol.

3The second angel emptied his bowl on the sea. At once the sea turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died.

4 The third angel emptied his bowl into the rivers and streams. At once they turned to blood. 5Then I heard the angel, who has power over water, say,

“You have always been,

and you always will be

the holy God.

You had the right

to judge in this way.

6They poured out the blood

of your people

and your prophets.

So you gave them blood

to drink as they deserve!”

7After this, I heard

the altar shout,

“Yes, Lord God All-Powerful,

your judgments are honest

and fair.”

8The fourth angel emptied his bowl on the sun, and it began to scorch people like fire. 9Everyone was scorched by its great heat, and all of them cursed the name of God who had power over these terrible troubles. But no one turned to God and praised him.

10 The fifth angel emptied his bowl on the throne of the beast. At once darkness covered its kingdom, and its people began biting their tongues in pain. 11And because of their painful sores, they cursed the God who rules in heaven. But still they did not stop doing evil things.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®) © 2006 American Bible Society. All rights reserved.