(16:1-21) The Seven Vials
(16:1) "I heard a great voice ... saying to the seven angels ... Pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth."
First Vial: Noisome and grievous sores on those with the mark of the beast
(16:2) "The first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which
had the mark of the beast."
Second vial: A dead man's blood kills everything in the sea.
(16:3) "The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man:
and every living soul died in the sea."
Third vial: Rivers turn to blood.
(16:4) "The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood."
(16:6) "Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy."
Fourth vial: Burning people to death.
(16:8) "The fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him
to scorch men with fire."
(16:9) "And men were scorched with great heat ... and they repented not to give him glory."
Fifth vial: Torture so severe that people chew off their own tongues.
(16:10) "The fifth angel poured out his vial ... and they gnawed their tongues for pain."
(16:11) "And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores,
and repented not of their deeds."
Sixth vial: The Euphrates River was dried up
(16:12) "The sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up."
(16:13-14) Three frog-like unclean spirits come out of the mouths of the dragon, beast, and false prophet.
They are miracle-working devils that gather kings to fight in God's upcoming war.
(6:13) "I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,
and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet."
(6:14) "They are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world,
to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty."
(16:15) "Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he
walk naked, and they see his shame."
Seventh vial: voices, thunders, lightnings, earthquakes, hail.
(16:17-18) "The seventh angel poured his vial into the air ... and there were
voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake."
(16:20) "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."
(16:21) "A great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent"
Since a talent was about 33 kilograms,
this would be a new world record. (The
current record holder weighed
only 0.75 kg.)