(1) Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and (2) a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done." ii. But A, C, and Vulgate omit it. ( Revelation 11:18 , end; Genesis 9:6 , Isaiah 49:26 .) Behold, I am coming as a thief. “The wishful thinking of some that men would repent if they only knew the power and righteous judgment of God is shattered by frequent mention in this chapter of the hardness of the human heart in the face of the most stringent and evident divine discipline.” (Walvoord). Commentary on Revelation 16:1-7. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, Not only is God’s justice fair, it is also pure and appropriate. It is now that the last call to escape from Babylon is given to God's people in her ( Revelation 18:4 ). You are righteous, O Lord: Even in the midst of judgment, it is right that the angel says this. Again we see the increased potency of the third bowl as compared with the third trumpet, chap. For it is their just due.”, And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”. The gathering of the world kings with the beast against the Lamb is the signal for Christ's coming; therefore He here gives the charge to be watching for His coming and clothed in the garments of justification and sanctification, so as to be accepted. But Coptic and ANDREAS support it. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. The concept of Babylon. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain, : The darkness of the fifth bowl is a preview of hell itself, which is described by Jesus as. gave glory to the God of heaven." The final battle, when Satan and his allies, after the millennium, make war against God (Revelation 20:7-10). Does not every thief repent of robbery when he is convicted and sent to jail? Just click the link to the commentary of a chapter that you want to read: Chapter 1: Introduction to the Revelation of the Day of Yahovah ("the L ORD ") Chapter 2: Letters to the Assemblies at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, and Thyatira kings of the east--Greek, "the kings who are from the rising of the sun." thunders . (17-21) The seventh bowl: the final judgments. It is also a place of end-times mourning (Zechariah 12:11). Though the man changes, he is not savingly changed: he becomes another man, but not a new man. If I lay sick I might be saved.’ Oh, do not think so. Because You have judged these things. The Unclean Spirits Like Frogs (Revelation 16:13-16) These four verses are full of problems which must be solved if their meaning is to become reasonably clear. Revelation 16:1-21 . Choose a verse from 'Revelation 16' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org became as . . Revelation 16, Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary represents 40 years of Sutcliffe's exegetical comments and Hebrew and Greek analysis. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The seals were followed by trumpets; the trumpets were followed by bowls; but there will be no more judgments upon the earth after this – it is done. This is the same close as that of the seven seals and the seven thunders; but with the difference that they do not merely form the conclusion, but introduce the consequence, of the last vial, namely, the utter destruction of Babylon and then of the Antichristian armies. iii. DURHAM, several centuries ago, interpreted the drying up of the Euphrates to mean the wasting away of the Turkish power, which has heretofore held Palestine, and so the way being prepared for Israel's restoration. thief--( Matthew 24:43 , 2 Peter 3:10 ). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Here, it is enough to say that God gives her the cup of the wine of the fierceness (the ancient Greek word thymos, describing a passionate outburst of anger) of His wrath (the ancient Greek word orge, describing a standing state of anger). I. “Christ expelled unclean spirits, but His enemies send them forth.” (Swete), iii. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. The very same Greek word is used in the Septuagint as here, Greek, "helkos." They gnawed their tongues because of the pain: The darkness of the fifth bowl is a preview of hell itself, which is described by Jesus as the outer darkness (Matthew 25:30). Whilst many take it as a mere ideal place, for an ideal assemblage, having no existence in fact. They refused the Living Water, and now will be given death to drink. of a dead man--putrefying. The seals were followed by trumpets; the trumpets were followed by bowls; but there will be no more judgments upon the earth after this –, : The fact that the bowl is poured into the air may show judgment against the, There was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. They talk of liberty, but it is not Gospel liberty, but license for lust. the kings of the earth and, &c.--A, B, Syriac, and ANDREAS omit "of the earth and," which clause is not in any manuscript. (4) The third bowl: fresh waters polluted. God, in permitting Satan's miracles, as in the case of the Egyptian magicians who were His instruments in hardening Pharaoh's heart, gives the reprobate up to judicial delusion preparatory to their destruction. Revelation 16:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Revelation 16:16, NIV: "Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon." But as Babylon refers to the apostate Church, not to Mohammedanism, the drying up of the Euphrates (answering to Cyrus' overthrow of literal Babylon by marching into it through the dry channel of the Euphrates) must answer to the draining off of the apostate Church's resources, the Roman and Greek corrupt Church having been heretofore one of the greatest barriers by its idolatries and persecutions in the way of Israel's restoration and conversion. If not, your repentance needs to be repented of.” (Spurgeon). Garments are pictures of spiritual and practical righteousness. This carnal repentance is caused by fear. Reference to the Euphrates similarly occurs in the sixth trumpet. . Sickness and sorrow of themselves are no helps to salvation. 10. angel--omitted by A, B, C, Vulgate, and Syriac. The kings of the earth who are earthly ( Revelation 16:14), stand in contrast to the kings from the East who are heavenly. 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