vi. 1. “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). iii. Blood as of a dead man: The sea doesn’t necessarily become blood, but as of a corpse’s blood. The sea… became blood: Revelation 8:8-9 described a partial contamination of the sea. great . This is one of three important battles mentioned in prophecy. 16:12-16 This probably shows the destruction of the Turkish power, and of idolatry, and that a way will be made for the return of the Jews. ©2019 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. The same sin rules in him, but it is called by another name, and wears another dress. The vast Valley of Megiddo has seen tremendous battles through the centuries. b. In mercy, God has stretched out this scene as much has He possibly could. grievous--distressing to the sufferers. b. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament. O Lord--omitted by A, B, C, Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and ANDREAS. must be God Himself, who personally initiates the horrific judgment of the bowls. 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.”. Suffering has effected no good in them. 14. devils--Greek, "demons." which had the mark of the beast--Therefore this first vial is subsequent to the period of the beast's rule. (3 The second angel poured out his bowl on the … The reason why the sixth Egyptian plague is the first here is because it was directed against the Egyptian magicians, Jannes and Jambres, so that they could not stand before Moses; and so here the plague is sent upon those who in the beast worship had practiced sorcery. (WW) Wow, an army from the nations of the world gathers for the great battle at Armageddon. The. The kings of the earth who are earthly ( Revelation 16:14 ), stand in contrast to the kings from the East who are heavenly. It is done--"It is come to pass." ii. so mighty--Greek, "such.". : Even in the midst of judgment, it is right that the angel says this. Despite all their suffering, many still will not repent. So this, or whatever is antitypical to it, will be the last effort of the dragon, beast, and false prophet. The verse-by-verse commentary on each chapter of Revelation is on a separate page of this website. a. gnawed their tongues for pain--Greek, "owing to the pain" occasioned by the previous plagues, rendered more appalling by the darkness. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. . The battle of Armageddon, when the Antichrist leads the world system against a returning Jesus (Revelation 17:12-16, 17:14, 19:19). But A, B, C, Vulgate, and ANDREAS read, "the seven vials." Unlike the result in the case of Jerusalem ( Revelation 11:13 ), where "the remnant . It is the. iii. Revelation 16:1-21 . These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. III. a. 4. But Coptic and ANDREAS support it. The waters of the Euphrates (compare Isaiah 8:7 Isaiah 8:8 ) are spiritual Babylon's, that is, the apostate Church's (of which Rome is the chief, though not exclusive representative) spiritual and temporal powers. Above all, we must not be “. ( Revelation 11:18 , end; Genesis 9:6 , Isaiah 49:26 .) blood--answering to another Egyptian plague. The final battle, when Satan and his allies, after the millennium, make war against God (Revelation 20:7-10). He shall come from the East ( Matthew 24:27 , Ezekiel 43:2 , "the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the East"): not alone, for His elect transfigured saints of Israel and the Gentiles shall accompany Him, who are "kings and priests unto God" ( Revelation 1:6 ). They did not repent and give Him glory: The failure of men to respond with repentance shows that knowledge or experience of judgment will not change man’s sinful condition. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. In this repentance the depravity of the heart remains the same in essence, though it takes another form of showing itself. You are righteous, O Lord: Even in the midst of judgment, it is right that the angel says this. They talk of liberty, but it is not Gospel liberty, but license for lust. And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon, : This great battle happens at a place called. out of the temple--B and Syriac omit. Abraham from the East (if Isaiah 41:2 Isaiah 41:8 Isaiah 41:9 , refers to him, and not Cyrus) conquering the Chaldean kings is a type of Israel's victorious restoration to the priest-kingdom. The final battle, when Satan and his allies, after the millennium, make war against God (Revelation 20:7-10). . upon--not as in Revelation 16:2 Revelation 16:3 , "into." . Or, as "gnashing of teeth" is one of the accompaniments of hell, so this "gnawing of their tongues" is through rage at the baffling of their hopes and the overthrow of their kingdom. . . REVELATIO 16 COMME TARY EDITED BY GLE PEASE The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath 1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 1.BARNES, “And I heard a great voice out of the temple - A loud voice out of the temple as seen in heaven (notes on Rev_11:19), and that … Compare Joel 3:2 Joel 3:12 Joel 3:14 , where "the valley of Jehoshaphat" (meaning in Hebrew, "judgment of God") is mentioned as the scene of God's final vengeance on the God-opposing foe. These demons are like the lying spirit who led Ahab into battle (1 Kings 22:19-23). The drying up of the waters of Babylon expresses the same thing as the ten kings stripping, eating, and burning the whore. But A, C, and Syriac read, "(as respects) the things in the sea.". Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great. Thus, besides the transfigured saints, Israel secondarily may be meant by "the kings from the East" who shall accompany the "King of kings" returning "from the way of the East" to reign over His ancient people. “We can only explain the similitude from the uncleanness, and the pertinacious noise, of the frog.” (Alford), ii. THE SEVEN VIALS AND THE CONSEQUENT PLAGUES. i. affrighted . The same is promised in Hebrews 12:26: Great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath, ) is more explicitly described in Revelation 17 and 18. 16. he--rather, "they (the three unclean spirits) gathered them together." Some speculate on the reason these armies of the east come westward. Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, : Since no one could enter the temple (Revelation 15:8), this. Compare Micah 4:8 as to the return of the kingdom to Jerusalem. b. 4. Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. Those who are not won by grace will never be won. So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Sickness and sorrow of themselves are no helps to salvation. earthquake--which is often preceded by a lurid state of air, such as would result from the vial poured upon it. Affliction, if it does not melt, hardens the sinner. 12. angel--so Coptic and ANDREAS. Pain and poverty are not evangelists; disease and despair are not apostles. men were--so B, Vulgate, Syriac, and ANDREAS. iv. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. The presence of the "unclean spirit" in the land (Palestine) is foretold, Zechariah 13:2, in connection with idolatrous prophets. . i. O my hearer, do you thus repent? Caird called the last three plagues a “triad of political disaster” – internal anarchy, invasion, and irreparable collapse. ", 21. fell--Greek, "descends." 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. rained down from heaven as a tool of judgment, not as a corrective chastisement of God’s own children. All rights reserved. ” – that is, without a covering, or trying to provide our own covering like Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:7), which is like filthy rags in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6). . His kingdom became full of darkness: Some see this as a symbolic darkness. (8-9) The fourth bowl: the sun scorches men. And great hail from heaven fell upon men, : This announcement, coming from the throne itself tells us that there will be no more delay. The rivers and springs of water, and they became blood: This complete contamination is in contrast to the partial (one-third) pollution of fresh waters shown in Revelation 8:10-11. b. God's voice as to the final consummation, as Jesus' voice on the cross when the work of expiation was completed, "It is finished. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. a. And You have given them blood to drink. 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 battle of Gog, Magog and her allies come against Israel (Ezekiel 38 and 39). VERSE BY VERSE COMMENTARY ON THE REVELATION "A TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST" by Tony Garland. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. They are spirits of demons, performing signs, : Again, signs and wonders are used by demons as tools of deception. Poole says earth might mean The Roman Catholic clergy. a. Revelation 16:17. But A and B, "upon" (Greek, "epi"). Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. It is the great day of God, not the great day of man, not the great day of the Antichrist, not the great day of the dragon. Just as the river Nile, which ordinarily is the source of Egypt's fertility, became blood and a curse through Egypt's sin. 7. another out of--omitted in A, C, Syriac, and Coptic. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds. Translate then, "I heard the altar [personified] saying." Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared: If the Euphrates were dried up and made a road, massive armies from the east (nations such as China, India, and Japan) could move westward with ease. great--so B, Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and ANDREAS. As Moses took ashes from an earthly common furnace, so angels, as priestly ministers in the heavenly temple, take holy fire in sacred vials or bowls, from the heavenly altar to pour down (compare Revelation 8:5 ). The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. The first four are more general, affecting the earth, the sea, springs, and the sun, not merely a portion of these natural bodies, as in the case of the trumpets, but the whole of them; the last three are more particular, affecting the throne of the beast, the Euphrates, and the grand consummation. Not only is God’s justice fair, it is also pure and appropriate. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Commentary on Revelation 16:1-7. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. : The winner of this battle is apparent. 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. upon--so Coptic. We are given the righteousness of Jesus as a garment (Galatians 3:27), but we are also called to “put on” the nature of Jesus in terms of practical holiness (Ephesians 4:20-24). "Thou didst inflict this judgment.". Some observe that three frogs were the original arms of France, a country which has been the center of infidelity, socialism, and false spiritualism. Upon the sea ( v. 3 ). A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Revelation. Read Introduction to Revelation “Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Behold, I am coming as a thief. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. 9. men--Greek, "the men." And the third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the fountains of the waters, and they became blood. 2. went--Greek, "went away." We might say that Revelation 16 is a “great” chapter. 13. unclean spirits like frogs--the antitype to the plague of frogs sent on Egypt. i. The first four are distinguished from the last three, just as in the case of the seven seals and the seven trumpets. Megiddo is in a region frequently associated with decisive battles: Deborah over Sisera (Judges 5:19); Gideon over the Midianites (Judges 7); Pharaoh over Josiah (2 Kings 23:29; 2 Chronicles 35:22). upon--Greek, "into.". “The combination of thymos and orge connotes the strongest kind of outpouring of divine judgment.” (Walvoord). And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous, You are righteous… For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink, : It is completely fitting that those who delighted in shedding the blood of the saints should now be forced to drink. Some of these particular judgments are set forth in detail in the seventeenth through twentieth chapters. and shalt be--A, B, C, Vulgate, and ANDREAS for this clause read, "(which art and wast) holy." by Don Koenig . a. The trumpets shook the world kingdoms in a longer process; the vials destroy with a swift and sudden overthrow the kingdom of "the beast" in particular who had invested himself with the world kingdom. Click on the different category headings to find out more. The iron is cast into another image, but it is not transformed into gold. But A, B, C, Vulgate, and Syriac read, "into." i. While the false prophet, like the Holy Ghost, speaks not of himself, but tells all men to worship the beast, and confirms his testimony to the beast by miracles, as the Holy Ghost attested similarly to Christ's divine mission. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. . ", 18. voice . a. came in remembrance--Greek, "Babylon the great was remembered" ( Revelation 18:5 ). thief--( Matthew 24:43 , 2 Peter 3:10 ). Does not every murderer repent of his crime when he stands under the fatal tree?” (Spurgeon), ii. The seventh and final bowl-carrying angel punishes the air. Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air = introduces the final bowl judgment. But A, C, Vulgate, and ANDREAS support the words. And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, Go ye, and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth. Reference to the Euphrates similarly occurs in the sixth trumpet. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. If English Version be retained, "He" will refer to God who gives them over to the delusion of the three unclean spirits; or else the sixth angel ( Revelation 16:12 ). John now describes the vial judgments that come from Father God on a world that is worshiping Satan as God. With the frogs their power ceased. II. c. I heard another from the altar saying: This voice is either an angel speaking from the altar, or the altar personified, representing the corporate testimony of the martyrs (Revelation 6:9) and the prayers of the saints (Revelation 8:3-5). They shall, doubtless, become priest-kings in the flesh to the nations in the flesh at His coming. Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. “Behold, I am coming as a thief. For--A, B, C, and ANDREAS omit. 6. The same heavenly altar which would have kindled the sweet incense of prayer bringing down blessing upon earth, by man's sin kindles the fiery descending curse. But it isn’t necessary to see this darkness as a symbolic political darkness. the dragon--Satan, who gives his power and throne ( Revelation 13:2 ) to the beast. of They are accordingly jointly worshipped; compare as to the Father and Son, John 5:23 ; as the ten-horned beast has its ten horns crowned with diadems (Greek, Revelation 13:1 ), so Christ has on His head many diadems. A and B read, "as it were frogs," instead of "like frogs," which is not supported by manuscripts. “I have known people say, ‘Well, if I were afflicted I might be converted. The battle of Armageddon, when the Antichrist leads the world system against a returning Jesus (Revelation 17:12-16, 17:14, 19:19). The Lord is now no longer He that shall come, for He is come in vengeance and therefore the third of the three clauses found in Revelation 1:4 Revelation 1:8 , 4:8 is here and in Revelation 11:17 omitted. Some think it is to wipe out Israel, or to rebel against a European-based world leader (the Antichrist). If I lay sick I might be saved.’ Oh, do not think so. in the sea--So B and ANDREAS. Those who believe the Book of Revelation is all fulfilled in history have a hard time with this battle. It describes great evil: a great city, great Babylon (Revelation 16:19). We may request cookies to be set on your device. The instrument that God makes use of in this work is here called the angel of the waters, who extols the righteousness of God in this retaliation: They have shed the blood of thy saints, and thou hast given them blood to drink, for they are worthy, to which another angel answered by full consent, Revelation 16:7. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. (with Pharaoh Tuthmosis III) to 1917 (with Lord Allenby of the British). 6. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 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. i. Men responded in utter, unrepentant depravity (, men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail. poured out--So the angel cast fire into the earth previous to the series of trumpets ( Revelation 8:5 ). they--saints and angels. Poured out his bowl into the air: The fact that the bowl is poured into the air may show judgment against the prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2) and his allies. 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." It will match the appearance and sickening character of the blood in a dead body. There is nothing in pain and suffering that, by their own natural operation, will tend to purification.” (Spurgeon). Its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 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. the mountains--rather as Greek, "there were found no mountains. He that was unjust in this life is unjust in the life to come. Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. As to the drying up again of the waters opposing His people's assuming the kingdom, compare Isaiah 10:26 , Isaiah 11:11 Isaiah 11:15 , Zechariah 10:9-11 . 1. a corpse’s blood. 15. Probably some great plain, antitypical to the valleys of Megiddo and Jehoshaphat, will be the scene. , not the great day of man, not the great day of the Antichrist, not the great day of the dragon. You are righteous… For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink: It is completely fitting that those who delighted in shedding the blood of the saints should now be forced to drink blood. 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. fierceness--the boiling over outburst of His wrath (Greek, "thumou orgees"), compare Note, 20. Aaron turned the water into blood; so did the magicians. DE BURGH and others take it of the Jews, who also were designed to be a kingdom of priests to God on earth. 16:1 The Seven Last Plagues: These seven angels are messengers of wrath bringing pain and destruction. Again we see the increased potency of the third bowl as compared with the third trumpet, chap. . thunders." That out of the beast's mouth is the spirit of the world, which in the politics of men, whether lawless democracy or despotism, sets man above God. Here the contamination is made complete (every living creature in the sea died). : If the Euphrates were dried up and made a road, massive armies from the east (nations such as China, India, and Japan) could move westward with ease. (Read Revelation 16:1-7) We are to pray that the will of God may be done on earth as it is done in heaven. 11. sores--This shows that each fresh plague was accompanied with the continuance of the preceding plagues: there was an accumulation, not a mere succession, of plagues. Though the man changes, he is not savingly changed: he becomes another man, but not a new man. Description - Garland's work is one of the best commentaries available on the book of the Revelation.Garland approaches the text from a literal perspective and also assesses the weaknesses of various non-literal interpretations. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. voices . You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. This carnal repentance is caused by fear. In that day it was 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) long and anywhere from 300-1200 yards (275-1,100 meters) wide. Revelation 16:19 and 14:8 have already declared Babylon’s fall. c. There was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth: In these final judgments, God shakes the earth with a tremendous earthquake. darkness--parallel to the Egyptian plague of darkness, Pharaoh being the type of Antichrist (compare Notes, compare the fifth trumpet, Revelation 9:2 ). sun--Whereas by the fourth trumpet the sun is darkened ( Revelation 8:12 ) in a third part, here by the fourth vial the sun's bright scorching power is intensified. Whilst many take it as a mere ideal place, for an ideal assemblage, having no existence in fact. 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