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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Revelation 16

 

 

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Introduction
1The angels pour out their vials of wrath.
6The plagues that follow.
15Christ comes as a thief. Blessed are they that watch.

Verse 1
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
I heard
14:15,18; 15:5-8
the seven
15:1,6
and pour
2-12,17; 14:9-11; 15:7; 1 Samuel 15:3,18; Ezekiel 9:5-8; 10:2; Matthew 13:41,42

Verse 2
And 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, and upon them which worshipped his image.
upon the earth
8:7; 14:16
a noisome
Exodus 9:8-11; Deuteronomy 7:15; 28:27; 1 Samuel 5:6,9; 2 Chronicles 21:15,18; Job 2:7,8; Psalms 78:26; Isaiah 1:5,6; 3:17,24; Luke 16:20-22; Acts 12:23
had
13:15-18

Verse 3
And 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.
upon
8:8; 10:2; 13:1
it became
11:6; Exodus 7:17-21; Psalms 78:44; 105:29; Ezekiel 16:38
and every
8:9; Genesis 7:22

Verse 4
And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
upon
8:10,11
and they
5; 14:7; Exodus 7:20; 8:5; Isaiah 50:2; Ezekiel 35:8; Hosea 13:15

Verse 5
And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
the angel
4
Thou art
7; 15:3; 19:2; Genesis 18:25; Psalms 129:4; 145:17; Lamentations 1:18; Daniel 9:14; Romans 2:5; Romans 3:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:5,6
which art
1:4,8; 4:8; 11:17

Verse 6
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
they have
6:10,11; 13:10,15; 17:6,7; 18:24; 19:2; Deuteronomy 32:42,43; 2 Kings 24:4; Isaiah 49:26; 51:22,23; Jeremiah 2:30; Lamentations 4:13; Matthew 7:2; 21:35-41; 23:30-37
for they are
11:18; 18:20; Jeremiah 26:11,16; Luke 12:48; Hebrews 10:29

Verse 7
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
out
6:9; 8:3-5; 14:18; Isaiah 6:6; Ezekiel 10:2,7
Even
15:3,4
true
13:10; 14:10; 19:2

Verse 8
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
upon
6:12; 8:12; 9:2; Isaiah 24:23; Luke 21:25; Acts 2:20
and power
7:16; 9:17,18; 14:18; Jonah 4:8; Matthew 13:6

Verse 9
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
scorched
or, burned. blasphemed.
10,11,21; 2 Kings 6:33; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Isaiah 1:5; 8:21; Jeremiah 5:3; 6:29,30; Ezekiel 24:13
and they
11; 2:21; 9:20; Daniel 5:22,23; Luke 13:3,5; 2 Corinthians 12:21
to give
11:13; 14:7; Joshua 7:19; Jeremiah 13:6; Amos 4:6-12

Verse 10
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
upon
11:2,8; 13:2-4; 17:9,17; 18:2,21,23
full
9:2; 18:11-19; Exodus 10:21-23; Psalms 78:49; Isaiah 8:21,22; Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 1 Peter 2:17
they
11:10; Matthew 13:42,50; 24:51; Luke 13:28

Verse 11
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
blasphemed
9,21
the God
2 Chronicles 36:23; Ezra 1:2; 5:11,12; 6:10; 7:12,21,23; Nehemiah 1:4; 2:4; Psalms 136:26; Daniel 2:18,19,44; Jonah 1:9
because
2,9
and repented not
9; 2 Timothy 3:13

Verse 12
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
upon
9:14; 11:14; Isaiah 8:7
and the water
17:15; Isaiah 11:15; 42:15; 44:27; Jeremiah 50:38-40; 51:36
that the
Isaiah 41:2,3,25; Ezekiel 38:1-39; Daniel 11:43-45

Verse 13
And 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.
three
14; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:1-6; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1-3
like
Exodus 8:2-7; Psalms 78:45; 105:30
come out of
12:3,4,9-13; 13:1-7,11-18
the false
19:20; 20:10

Verse 14
For 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.
the spirits
12:9; 1 Kings 22:19-23; 2 Chronicles 18:18-22; Ezekiel 14:9; John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Timothy 4:1; James 3:15
working
13:13,14; 19:20; Deuteronomy 13:1,2; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:9
which
1 Kings 22:6,10,11,19-22; Acts 13:8-10
the whole
3:10; 12:9; 13:3; Luke 2:1; Romans 1:8; 1 John 5:19
to gather
16; 17:14; 19:19; 20:8; Isaiah 34:1-8; 63:1-6; Ezekiel 38:8-12; Joel 3:11-14
God Almighty
7

Verse 15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
I come
3:3; Matthew 24:43; 1 Thessalonians 5:2,3; 2 Peter 3:10
Blessed
Matthew 24:42; 25:13; 26:41; Mark 13:33-37; 14:38; Luke 12:37-43; 21:36; Acts 20:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Peter 4:7
lest
3:4,18; Exodus 32:25; Isaiah 47:3; Ezekiel 16:37; Hosea 2:3; Habakkuk 2:15; 2 Corinthians 5:3

Verse 16
And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
he
17:14; 19:17-21; Judges 4:7; Joel 3:9-14; Zechariah 14:2,3
the Hebrew
9:11; John 5:2; 19:13,17; Acts 26:14
Armageddon
Judges 5:19; 2 Kings 23:29,30; Zechariah 12:11

Verse 17
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
into
20:1-3; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12
there
1; 11:19; 14:17; 15:5,6
It is
10:6,7; 21:6; Daniel 12:7-13; John 19:30

Verse 18
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
were
4:5; 8:5; 11:19
a
11:13; Daniel 12:1

Verse 19
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
the great
14:8; 17:18; 18:2,10,16-19,21
great
17:5; Daniel 4:30
in
14:8-10; 18:5; Isaiah 49:26; 51:17-23; Jeremiah 25:15,16,26

Verse 20
And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
6:14; 20:11; Isaiah 2:14-17; Jeremiah 4:23-25

Verse 21
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
there fell
8:7; 11:19; Exodus 9:23-26; Joshua 10:11; Isaiah 30:30; Ezekiel 13:11,13; 38:21,22
blasphemed
9,11; Isaiah 8:21

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 16:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-16.html.

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