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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Revelation

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3-1

1 Introduction (1:1-7)
  2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
    3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
      4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
        5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
          6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
            7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
              8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
                9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
                  10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
                    11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
                      12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
                        13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
                          14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
                        15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
                      16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
                    17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
                  18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
                19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
              20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
            21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
          22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
        23 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
      24 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
    25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
  26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
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1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:7 Behold, he is coming amid the clouds,
Coming from heaven27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:1and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth.
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:16 In his right hand he held seven stars. A sharp two-edged sword came out of his mouth, and his face shone like the sun at its brightest.
Sun and stars26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
8:12a third of the sun, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them became dark. The day lost its light for a third of the time, as did the night.
3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
2:5 Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first.
Faliing down25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
8:10a large star burning like a torch fell from the sky. It fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
2:11The victor shall not be harmed by the second death."
Second, death24 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
8:8 When the second angel blew his trumpet, something like a large burning mountain was hurled into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, 8:9 a third of the creatures living in the sea 6 died, and a third of the ships were wrecked.
5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
2:16 Therefore, repent. Otherwise, I will come to you quickly and wage war against them with the sword of my mouth. (2:16)
Judgement23 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
8:7 When the first one blew his trumpet, there came hail and fire mixed with blood, which was hurled down to the earth. A third of the land was burned up, along with a third of the trees and all green grass. (8:7)
6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
2:24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not uphold this teaching and know nothing of the so-called deep secrets of Satan:
Secret22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
8:1 When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven 2 for about half an hour.
7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:4they will walk with me dressed in white, because they are worthy.
White cloth21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:14"These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; 8they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:7" 'The holy one, the true, who holds the key of David, who opens and no one shall close, who closes and no one shall open,
King who has authority20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God, 7:12 and exclaimed: "Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
3:18 I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich, and white garments to put on so that your shameful nakedness may not be exposed, and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see.
White cloth19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
7:9 After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches 6 in their hands.
10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:2A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat
Thorne18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
6:16"Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,
11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
5:7 He came and received the scroll from the right hand of the one who sat on the throne.
Lamb and scroll17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
6:9 When he broke open the fifth seal,
12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
5:9"Worthy are you to receive the scroll and to break open its seals, for you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. 5:10 You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth."
Reign16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
6:8They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth.
13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
6:1 Then I watched while the Lamb broke open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures cry out in a voice like thunder, "Come forward."(6:1)
Voices of four living creatures15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
6:6 I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures.

3-1-1

1 Introduction (1:1-7)
  2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
    3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
      4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
        5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
          6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
            7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
            8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
          9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
        10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
      11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
    12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
  13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
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1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:4grace to you and peace from him
Peace14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
6:4Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another.
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:14 The hair of his head was as white as white wool or as snow, and his eyes were like a fiery flame.(1:14)
White13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
6:2 I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow. He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories.(6:2)
3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
2:1"To the angel of the church 3 in Ephesus, write this: " 'The one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks in the midst of the seven gold lampstands says this:
Having seven12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
5:12"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing."
4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
2:9I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan.
Descendants of Judah11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
5:5The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals."
5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
2:13where Satan's throne is,
Throne10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:2A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat
6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
2:21 I have given her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her harlotry.
Repentance9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
3:19 Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:5and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name in the presence of my Father and of his angels.
Writing a name8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:12On him I will inscribe the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, as well as my new name.

3-1-2

14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
  15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
    16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
      17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
        18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
          19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
            20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
            21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
          22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
        23 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
      24 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
    25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
  26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
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14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
6:4 Another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take peace away from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And he was given a huge sword.(6:4)
War horse27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:7 The appearance of the locusts was like that of horses ready for battle. On their heads they wore what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,
15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
6:6 I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures.
Voice of creature26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
8:13 Then I looked again and heard an eagle flying high overhead cry out in a loud voice,
16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
6:8They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth.
Many persons are killed25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
8:11 The star was called "Wormwood," and a third of all the water turned to wormwood. Many people died from this water, because it was made bitter.
17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
6:9 When he broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God.(6:9)
Slaughter24 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
8:9 a third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were wrecked.(8:9)
18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
6:13 The stars in the sky fell to the earth (6:13)
Falling to the earth23 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
8:7 When the first one blew his trumpet, there came hail and fire mixed with blood, which was hurled down to the earth(8:7)
19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
7:1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth,
Standing angels22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
8:2 And I saw that the seven angels who stood before God
20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God,
Serving to throne of God21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:15 "For this reason they stand before God's throne and worship him day and night in his temple.

3-2

28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
  29 People Who Don'T Repent (9:17-21)
    30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
      31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
        32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
          33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
            34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
              35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
                36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses (11:7-10)
                  37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
                    38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
                      39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
                        40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
                          41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
                        42 The Dragon Is Thrown Down (12:13-14)
                      43 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
                    44 Rage of The Dragon (12:17-18)
                  45 The First Beast (13:1-7)
                46 Endurance and Faith (13:8-10)
              47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
            48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
          49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
        50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
      51 Write This (14:13)
    52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
  53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
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28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
see 1-1
see 1-154 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
see 1-1
29 People Who Don'T Repent (9:17-21)
see 1-1
see 1-153 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
see 1-1
30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
see 1-1
see 1-152 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
see 1-1
31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
see 1-1
see 1-151 Write This (14:13)
see 1-1
32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
see 1-1
see 1-150 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
see 1-1
33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
see 1-1
see 1-149 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
see 1-1
34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
see 1-1
see 1-148 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
see 1-1
35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
see 1-1
see 1-147 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
see 1-1
36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses (11:7-10)
see 1-1
see 1-146 Endurance and Faith (13:8-10)
see 1-1
37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
see 1-1
see 1-145 The First Beast (13:1-7)
see 1-1
38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
see 1-1
see 1-144 Rage of The Dragon (12:17-18)
see 1-1
39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
see 1-1
see 1-143 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
see 1-1
40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
see 1-1
see 1-142 The Dragon Is Thrown Down (12:13-14)
see 1-1

3-2-1

28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
  29 People Who Don'T Repent (9:17-21)
    30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
      31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
        32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
          33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
            34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
            35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
          36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses (11:7-10)
        37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
      38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
    39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
  40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
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28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
9:15 So the four angels were released, who were prepared for this hour, day, month, and year to kill a third of the human race.
The time of evil's ruin41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:10"Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night.
29 People Who Don'T Repent (9:17-21)
9:20 The rest of the human race, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, to give up the worship of demons and idols made from gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood,
Not repenting / deceiving40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
12:9 The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.
30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
10:1Then I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven wrapped in a cloud, with a halo around his head; his face was like the sun and his feet were like pillars of fire.
Heaven and sun39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
12:1 A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman 2 clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
10:4 When the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to write it down;
Thunder38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
11:19There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a violent hailstorm.
32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
10:6"There shall be no more delay. 10:7 At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled,
The time of seventh trumpet is coming soon37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
11:14 The second woe has passed, but the third is coming soon.
33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
10:11"You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."
Every people, tribe, tongue, and nation36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses (11:7-10)
11:9 Those from every people, tribe, tongue, and nation will gaze on their corpses for three and a half days, and they will not allow their corpses to be buried.
34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
Witness of two people, fire35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
11:5 If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and devours their enemies.

3-2-2

41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
  42 The Dragon Is Thrown Down (12:13-14)
    43 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
      44 Rage of The Dragon (12:17-18)
        45 The First Beast (13:1-7)
          46 Endurance and Faith (13:8-10)
            47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
            48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
          49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
        50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
      51 Write This (14:13)
    52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
  53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
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41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
Loud voice speaking54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
16:1I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels,
42 The Dragon Is Thrown Down (12:13-14)
12:13 When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
Victory over the beast53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
15:2On the sea of glass were standing those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number that signified its name.
43 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
12:15 The serpent, however, spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current.
Liquid pours out52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
14:20 The wine press was trodden outside the city and blood poured out of the wine press to the height of a horse's bridle for two hundred miles.
44 Rage of The Dragon (12:17-18)
12:17 Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep Gods commandments and bear witness to Jesus.
People of God51 Write This (14:13)
14:13Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
45 The First Beast (13:1-7)
13:7 It was also allowed to wage war against the holy ones and conquer them, and it was granted authority over every tribe, people, tongue, and nation.
Conqueror50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
14:8"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, that made all the nations drink the wine of her licentious passion."
46 Endurance and Faith (13:8-10)
13:8 All the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, which belongs to the Lamb who was slain.
Written name49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
14:1 Then I looked and there was the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads.
47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
13:11Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth;
Second beast48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
13:18one who understands can calculate the number of the beast,

3-3

55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
  56 The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
    57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
      58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
        59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
          60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
            61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
              62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
                63 The Harlot's True Colors (17:15-18)
                  64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
                    65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
                      66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
                        67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
                          68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
                        69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
                      70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
                    71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
                  72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
                73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
              74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
            75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
          76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
        77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
      78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
    79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
  80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
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55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
16:7"Yes, Lord God almighty, your judgments are true and just."
Yes81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:20"Yes, I am coming soon."
56 The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
16:9 People were burned by the scorching heat and blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues, but they did not repent or give him glory.
Evil doesn't repent80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:11 Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy.
57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
16:10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness,
Darkness / light79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
21:23 The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gave it light, and its lamp was the Lamb.
58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
16:12 The sixth angel emptied his bowl on the great river Euphrates. Its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East.
Water dries up78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:1The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
16:20 Every island fled, and mountains disappeared.
Earth and sea escape77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:11The earth and the sky fled from his presence and there was no place for them.
60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
17:1I will show you the judgment on the great harlot who lives near the many waters.
Judgment on evils76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
20:10 The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:3I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns.
Beast75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark on their foreheads or hands.
62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
17:8 The beast that you saw existed once but now exists no longer. It will come up from the abyss and is headed for destruction.
Abyss74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
20:3 and threw it into the abyss, which he locked over it and sealed, so that it could no longer lead the nations astray until the thousand years are completed.
63 The Harlot's True Colors (17:15-18)
17:16 The ten horns that you saw and the beast will hate the harlot; they will leave her desolate and naked; they will eat her flesh and consume her with fire.
Eating flesh73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
19:18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military officers, and the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all, free and slave, small and great."
64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
18:3 For all the nations have drunk the wine of her licentious passion. The kings of the earth had intercourse with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her drive for luxury."
Wine, rage72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
19:15He will rule them with an iron rod, and he himself will tread out in the wine press the wine of the fury and wrath of God the almighty.
65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:5 for her sins are piled up to the sky, and God remembers her crimes.
Sinful woman / clean bride71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:8 She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment." (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.)
66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
18:10"Alas, alas, great city, Babylon, mighty city. In one hour your judgment has come."
Judgment on Babylon70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
19:2He has condemned the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her harlotry. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
18:15 The merchants who deal in these goods, who grew rich from her, will keep their distance for fear of the torment inflicted on her. Weeping and mourning,
Merchants of Babylon69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
18:23Because your merchants were the great ones of the world, all nations were led astray by your magic potion. 18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and holy ones and all who have been slain on the earth."

3-3-1

55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
  56 The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
    57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
      58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
        59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
          60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
            61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
            62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
          63 The Harlot's True Colors (17:15-18)
        64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
      65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
    66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
  67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
16:5"You are just, O Holy One, who are and who were, in passing this sentence. 16:6 For they have shed the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you (have) given them blood to drink; it is what they deserve."
Judgment for holy ones68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
18:20 Rejoice over her, heaven, you holy ones, apostles, and prophets. For God has judged your case against her."
56 The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
16:8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun. It was given the power to burn people with fire. 16:9 People were burned by the scorching heat and blasphemed the name of God who had power over these plagues,
Human67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
18:13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine flour, and wheat; cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human beings.
57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
16:10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness,
King66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
18:9 The kings of the earth who had intercourse with her in their wantonness will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her pyre.
58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
16:12 The sixth angel emptied his bowl on the great river Euphrates. Its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East.
King / queen65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:7'I sit enthroned as queen; I am no widow, and I will never know grief.'
59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
16:19 The great city was split into three parts, and the gentile cities fell. But God remembered great Babylon, giving it the cup filled with the wine of his fury and wrath.
Ruin of Babylon64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
18:2"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.
60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
17:2 The kings of the earth have had intercourse with her, and the inhabitants of the earth became drunk on the wine of her harlotry."
Woman has sovereignty over the kings of the earth63 The Harlot's True Colors (17:15-18)
17:18 The woman whom you saw represents the great city that has sovereignty over the kings of the earth."
61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:3a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns.
Beast with seven heads and ten horns 62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
17:7I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, the beast with the seven heads and the ten horns.

3-3-2

68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
  69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
    70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
      71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
        72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
          73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
            74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
            75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
          76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
        77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
      78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
    79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
  80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
Former halfRelationLatter half
68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
18:20 Rejoice over her, heaven, you holy ones, apostles, and prophets. For God has judged your case against her."
Holy, prophet, city81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city described in this book.
69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and holy ones and all who have been slain on the earth."
Prophet80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:9"Don't! I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who keep the message of this book.
70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
19:4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen. Alleluia."
Worship in front of throne79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
22:3The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 22:4 They will look upon his face,
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:9"Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb."
Write down78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:5"Write these words down, for they are trustworthy and true."
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:7For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready.
Preparation of wedding78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:2 I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
19:11its rider was (called) "Faithful and True." He judges and wages war in righteousness.
Judgment77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:12The dead were judged according to their deeds, by what was written in the scrolls.
73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
19:20The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur.
Beast, false prophet, fire and sulfur76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
20:10 The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were.
74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
20:2 He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, which is the Devil or Satan, and tied it up for a thousand years 20:3 and threw it into the abyss, which he locked over it and sealed, so that it could no longer lead the nations astray until the thousand years are completed.
Thousand years75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

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