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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Revelation 16



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Verse 6

They are worthy; they deserve this retribution.

Verse 11

And repented not of their deeds. Experiencing the bitter fruits and consequences of sin has little tendency to bring men to repentance and salvation in this life; and we have no reason to expect any different result in the life to come. Ruin brought by transgression induces, not sorrow and repentance, but a certain insane resentment and despair.

Verse 15

The words of this verse seem to be intended as those of Christ; but their connection with the context is not obvious.

Verse 16

Armageddon. The meaning of this name is not understood, although various conjectural explanations of it have been attempted.

Verse 19

Divided into three parts; that is, perhaps, broken up by the earthquake, and destroyed.

Verse 21

That the outpouring of the seven vials is intended to represent a series of judgments and calamities brought upon the enemies of God, is very plain; but in applying the several symbols to specific events in history which have since occurred, commentators have been extremely divided in opinion.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Revelation 16:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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