ImmerseMessiah NLT - Page 484


came out of the Temple. They were clothed in spotless white linen with
gold sashes across their chests. Then one of the four living beings handed
each of the seven angels a gold bowl filled with the wrath of God, who lives
forever and ever. The Temple was filled with smoke from God’s glory and
power. No one could enter the Temple until the seven angels had completed pouring out the seven plagues.
Then I heard a mighty voice from the Temple say to the seven angels,
“Go your ways and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s
So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth,
and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of
the beast and who worshiped his statue.
Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became
like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died.
Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs,
and they became blood. And I heard the angel who had authority over all
water saying,
“You are just, O Holy One, who is and who always was,
because you have sent these judgments.
Since they shed the blood
of your holy people and your prophets,
you have given them blood to drink.
It is their just reward.”
And I heard a voice from the altar, saying,
“Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty,
your judgments are true and just.”
Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, causing it to
scorch everyone with its fire. Everyone was burned by this blast of heat,
and they cursed the name of God, who had control over all these plagues.
They did not repent of their sins and turn to God and give him glory.
Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and
his kingdom was plunged into darkness. His subjects ground their teeth in
anguish, and they cursed the God of heaven for their pains and sores. But
they did not repent of their evil deeds and turn to God.
Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great Euphrates River,
and it dried up so that the kings from the east could march their armies
toward the west without hindrance. And I saw three evil spirits that looked
like frogs leap from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false
prophet. They are demonic spirits who work miracles and go out to all the

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