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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Revelation

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4-1

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)
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1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:5To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
Purification by blood21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:14"These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:20 This is the secret meaning of the seven stars you saw in my right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Seven20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
7:12"Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
2:7To the victor I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God."'
Person who gains a life19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
7:3 "Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
2:11The victor shall not be harmed by the second death."
Second death18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
6:17 because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?"
5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
2:13and yet you hold fast to my name and have not denied your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was martyred among you, where Satan lives.
Martyr17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
6:11 Each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to be patient a little while longer until the number was filled of their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been.
6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
2:22 So I will cast her on a sickbed and plunge those who commit adultery with her into intense suffering unless they repent of her works. 2:23 I will also put her children to death.
Three punishments16 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.
7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:2for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
Evaluation15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
6:5I looked, and there was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.
8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:11 I am coming quickly. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may take your crown. (3:11)
Taking away14 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, (6:4)
9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
3:21 I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne, as I myself first won the victory and sit with my Father on his throne. (3:21)
Victory13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
6:2He was given a crown, and he rode forth victorious to further his victories.(6:2)
10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne and worship him, who lives forever and ever. They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming:
Worship in front of the throne12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
5:8 When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense,

4-1-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:4and from the seven spirits before his throne,
Seven spirits11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
5:6seven eyes; these are the (seven) spirits of God sent out into the whole world.
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:17"Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, 1:18 the one who lives. Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.
Past, present, future10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:8"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come."
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. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
Repent9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
3:19 Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
2:9those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan.
Assembly of Satan8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:9 Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying,
5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
2:17To the victor I shall give some of the hidden manna; I shall also give a white amulet upon which is inscribed a new name, which no one knows except the one who receives it."'
Victory, white, name7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:5 " '"The victor will thus be dressed in white, 3and 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.

4-1-2

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)
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11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
5:6 Then I saw standing in the midst of the throne and the four living creatures and the elders, a Lamb that seemed to have been slain.
Lamb at the throne21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:17 For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
12 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."
Seven virtues20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
7:12"Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen."
13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
6:2 I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow. (6:2)
White19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
7:9 They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.(7:9)
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)
Disturbance on the earth18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
6:15 The kings of the earth, the nobles, the military officers, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves in caves and among mountain crags.(6:15)
15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
6:5I looked, and there was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.
Judgment17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
6:10"How long will it be, holy and true master, before you sit in judgment and avenge our blood on the inhabitants of the earth?"

4-2

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)
              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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21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:14 "These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Blood41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
8:1 When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 8:2 And I saw that the seven angels who stood before God
Heaven, angel40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
12:7 Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon.
23 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)
The earth, one third39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
12:4 Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. (12:4)
24 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
8:8 When the second angel blew his trumpet, (8:8)
Trumpet of the angel38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet. (11:15)
25 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.
Falling from / ascending to heaven 37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
11:12So they went up to heaven in a cloud
25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
8:11Many people died from this water,
Many death37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
11:13 At that moment there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell in ruins. Seven thousand people were killed during the earthquake; the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
8:13"Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth
Woe / glad on the earth36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses (11:7-10)
11:10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and be glad and exchange gifts
27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:10 They had tails like scorpions, with stingers; with their tails they had power to harm people for five months.
Power to bring disaster35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
11:6They also have power to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish.
28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
9:13and I heard a voice coming from the (four) horns of the gold altar before God,
Altar of God34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
11:1"Come and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count those who are worshiping in it.
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,
Foreigners33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
10:11 Then someone said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."
30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
10:1 Then 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. 10:2 In his hand he held a small scroll that had been opened. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
Standing on the sea and on the land32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
10:5 Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven

4-2-1

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)
      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)
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21 People Who Wears White Robes (7:13-17)
7:13 Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, "Who are these wearing white robes, and where did they come from?"
Secret31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
10:4 I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken, but do not write it down."
22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
8:2 And I saw that the seven angels who stood before God were given seven trumpets.
Seven30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
10:3When he cried out, the seven thunders raised their voices, too.
23 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
8:7 A third of the land was burned up, along with a third of the trees and all green grass. (8:7)
Ruin of one third29 People Who Don'T Repent (9:17-21)
9:18 By these three plagues of fire, smoke, and sulfur that came out of their mouths a third of the human race was killed. (9:18)
24 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)
Slaughter28 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. (9:15)
25 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.
Star falls down from heaven27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:1and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth.

4-2-2

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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31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
10:4"Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken, but do not write it down."
Sealing / revealing41 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.
32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
10:7as he promised to his servants the prophets."
Evangelion40 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.
33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
10:10 I took the small scroll from the angel's hand and swallowed it.
Eating39 The Woman and The Dragon (12:1-5)
12:4Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth.
34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
11:2for it has been handed over to the Gentiles, who will trample the holy city for forty-two months.
Foreigner38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
11:18 The nations raged, but your wrath has come,
34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping (11:1-4)
11:3 I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth."
Prophet38 The Seventh Trumpet (11:15-19)
11:18 The nations raged, but your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and to recompense your servants, the prophets, and the holy ones and those who fear your name, the small and the great alike, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."
35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
11:6They also have power to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish.
Bringing disaster37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses (11:11-14)
11:13 At that moment there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell in ruins. Seven thousand people were killed during the earthquake; the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

4-3

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)
            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)
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41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death.
Testimony and blood61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the holy ones and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus.
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.
Earth, punishment on evil60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
17:1 I will show you the judgment on the great harlot 2 who lives near the many waters. 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."
43 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
12:16 But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth.
A land is lost59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
16:20 Every island fled, and mountains disappeared.
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 God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus.
Preparation for a war58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
16:14 These were demonic spirits who performed signs. They went out to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for the battle on the great day of God the almighty.
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.
Reign of beast57 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,
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.
Worshiping to beast / not worshiping to God 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.
47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
13:15 It was then permitted to breathe life into the beast's image, so that the beast's image could speak and (could) have anyone who did not worship it put to death.
Persecution55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
16:6 For they have shed the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you (have) given them blood to drink;
48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
13:18one who understands can calculate the number of the beast,
Number / sign of beast54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
16:2Festering and ugly sores broke out on those who had the mark of the beast or worshiped its image.
49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
14:3 They were singing (what seemed to be) a new hymn before the throne, before the four living creatures and the elders.
Song of God53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
15:3 and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:
50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
14:10 will also drink the wine of God's fury, poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, and will be tormented in burning sulfur before the holy angels and before the Lamb.
The wine of God's fury52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
14:19 So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and cut the earth's vintage. He threw it into the great wine press of God's fury.

4-3-1

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)
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41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; love for life did not deter them from death.
Victory of martyr51 Write This (14:13)
14:13Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
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.
Defeated evil50 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."
43 The Woman Escapes (12:15-16)
12:16 But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth.
Ransomed from the earth49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
14:3No one could learn this hymn except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been ransomed from the earth.
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.
Mouth49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
14:5 On their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished.
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 God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus.
Metaphor of persecutor48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
13:18for it is a number that stands for a person.
45 The First Beast (13:1-7)
13:1Then I saw a beast come out of the sea
Two beasts47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
13:11Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth;

4-3-2

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)
        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)
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51 Write This (14:13)
14:13"Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
Writing down61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:5 On her forehead was written a name, which is a mystery,
51 Write This (14:13)
14:13said the Spirit,
Spirit61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:3 Then he carried me away in spirit to a deserted place
52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
14:18"Use your sharp sickle and cut the clusters from the earth's vines, for its grapes are ripe."
Vine60 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."
53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
15:7 One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the fury of God, who lives forever and ever.
Seven bowls59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
16:17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, "It is done."
54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
16:2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth. Festering and ugly sores broke out on those who had the mark of the beast or worshiped its image.
Beast58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
16:13 I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet.
55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
16:6 For they have shed the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you (have) given them blood to drink;
Taste of blood57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
16:10and people bit their tongues in pain 16:11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their works.

4-4

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:6 I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the holy ones and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus.
Witnesses81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:18 I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book:
62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
17:14 They will fight with the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and king of kings, and those with him are called, chosen, and faithful."
Person who is with Crist80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." 22:14 Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city 9 through its gates.
63 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."
City79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
21:10 He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.
64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
18:1 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth became illumined by his splendor.
Heaven and earth78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:8she will be consumed by fire. For mighty is the Lord God who judges her."
Judgment77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:12The dead were judged according to their deeds, by what was written in the scrolls.
66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
18:10"Alas, alas, great city, Babylon, mighty city. In one hour your judgment has come."
Ruin of Babylon76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
20:9 They invaded the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the holy ones and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
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,
Standing / sitting75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4 Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment.
68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
18:20For God has judged your case against her."
Judgment on evil74 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.
69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
18:23all 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."
Led astray, killed73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
19:20 The beast was caught and with it the false prophet who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those who had accepted the mark of the beast and those who had worshiped its image. The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur.
70 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."
Shed blood72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
19:13 He wore a cloak that had been dipped in blood, and his name was called the Word of God.

4-4-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:4 The woman was wearing purple and scarlet and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She held in her hand a gold cup that was filled with the abominable and sordid deeds of her harlotry.
Woman's cloth71 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.)
62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
17:13 They are of one mind and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Power70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
19:1"Alleluia! 1Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God,
63 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."
Ruin of big city69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
18:21 "With such force will Babylon the great city be thrown down, and will never be found again.
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."
Reason of judgment68 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."
65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:7 To the measure of her boasting and wantonness repay her in torment and grief;
Luxurious city67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
18:12 their cargo of gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple silk, and scarlet cloth; fragrant wood of every kind, all articles of ivory and all articles of the most expensive wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 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.

4-4-2

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
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:7 For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready.
Bride81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:17 The Spirit and the bride say,
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:10 I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers who bear witness to Jesus.
Witness81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:18 I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book:
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.
Truth80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:6"These words are trustworthy and true,
73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
19:17 Then I saw an angel standing on the sun.
Sun79 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.
74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
20:1 Then I saw an angel come down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.
Coming from heaven78 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.
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.
Judgment on evil78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:8 But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:6The second death has no power over these;
Second death77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:14(This pool of fire is the second death.)
75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4 Then I saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment.
Person who sits on throne77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:11Next I saw a large white throne and the one who was sitting on it.

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