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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Revelation

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 5


5-1

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)
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1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud and blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near.
The time has come17 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.
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:18Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.
Death and netherworld16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
6:8 I looked, and there was a pale green horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades accompanied him.
3 The Message to Ephesus (2:1-7)
2:2you have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and discovered that they are impostors.
Evaluating15 The Third Seal (6:5-6)
6:5I looked, and there was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.
4 The Message to Smyrna (2:8-11)
2:10 Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Sufferings of death14 The Second Seal (6:3-4)
6:4 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)
5 The Message to Pergamum (2:12-17)
2:17 I shall also give a white amulet upon which is inscribed a new name, which no one knows except the one who receives it. '(2:17)
White13 The First Seal (6:1-2)
6:2 I looked, and there was a white horse, and its rider had a bow. (6:2)
6 The Message to Thyatira (2:18-29)
2:26 To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. 2:27 He will rule them with an iron rod. Like clay vessels will they be smashed,
Nations12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
5:9for 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."
7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:1'The one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says this:
Seven spirits of God11 The Scroll and The Lamb (5:1-7)
5:6He had seven horns and seven eyes; these are the (seven) spirits of God sent out into the whole world.
8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:7The holy one, the true, who holds the key of David, who opens and no one shall close, who closes and no one shall open,
Opening10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:1 After this I had a vision of an open door to heaven,

5-1-1

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)
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1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:4grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth.
Faithful witness9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
3:14'The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the source of God's creation, says this:
1 Introduction (1:1-7)
1:7Yes. Amen.
Amen9 The Message to Laodicea (3:14-22)
2 A Vision of Christ (1:8-20)
1:9 I, John, your brother, who share with you the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance we have in Jesus,
Trial and endurance8 The Message to Philadelphia (3:7-13)
3:10 Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to come to the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
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.
Remember and repent7 The Message to Sardis (3:1-6)
3:3 Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent.
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.
Satan6 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:

5-1-2

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)
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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 cloth17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
6:11 Each of them was given a white robe,
10 The Heavenly Worship (4:1-11)
4:7and the fourth looked like an eagle in flight.
Fourth creature16 The Fourth Seal (6:7-8)
6:7 When he broke open the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out, "Come forward."
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.
Midst of four 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.
12 Praise to God (5:8-14)
5:10 You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on earth." (5:10)
The earth14 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)

5-2

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)
          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)
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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.
Witness of words33 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."
18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
6:17 because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?"
The day of wrath / good news32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
10:7 At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets."
19 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."
Seal / hiding (sfaragizw)31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
10:4"Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken,
20 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."
Seven30 The Angel With The Little Scroll (10:1-3)
10:3When he cried out, the seven thunders raised their voices, too.
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.
Afflicted righteous person / sinner29 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, which cannot see or hear or walk.
22 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
8:2 And I saw that the seven angels who stood before God were given seven trumpets.
Trumpets of angels28 The Sixth Trumpet (9:13-16)
9:13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet,
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. (8:7)
Falling to the earth27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:1 Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. (9:1)
24 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 died, and a third of the ships were wrecked.
Trumpet, lost one26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
8:12 When the fourth angel blew his trumpet, a 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.

5-2-1

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)
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17 The Fifth Seal (6:9-11)
see 2-1
see 2-125 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
see 2-1
18 The Sixth Seal (6:12-17)
see 2-1
see 2-124 The Second Trumpet (8:8-9)
see 2-1
19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed (7:1-10)
see 2-1
see 2-123 The First Trumpet (8:6-7)
see 2-1
20 Seven Honors (7:11-12)
see 2-1
see 2-122 The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
see 2-1

5-2-2

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)
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25 The Third Trumpet (8:10-11)
8:11and a third of all the water turned to wormwood. Many people died from this water, because it was made bitter.
Bitter33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
10:9It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey."
26 The Fourth Trumpet (8:12-13)
8:13 "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth from the rest of the trumpet blasts that the three angels are about to blow!"
Woe / good news32 There Shall Be No More Delay (10:5-7)
10:7 At the time when you hear the seventh angel blow his trumpet, the mysterious plan of God shall be fulfilled, as he promised to his servants the prophets."
27 The Fifth Trumpet (9:1-12)
9:4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or any tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Seal / hiding (sfaragizw)31 Seven Thunders (10:4)
10:4"Seal up what the seven thunders have spoken,
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. (9:15)
The angel30 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; (10:1)

5-3

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)
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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

5-3-1

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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33 John Eats a Little Scroll (10:8-11)
10:11"You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."
The word of testimony41 Voice In Heaven (12:10-12)
12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
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."
Twelve hundred and sixty days40 Fight With Dragon (12:6-9)
12:6where she had a place prepared by God, that there she might be taken care of for twelve hundred and sixty days.
35 Power of The Two Witnesses (11:5-6)
11:6 They have the power to close up the sky so that no rain can fall during the time of their prophesying. They also have power to turn water into blood and to afflict the earth with any plague as often as they wish.
Disaster on the earth39 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.
36 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.
Judgment on foreigners and dead38 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,

5-3-2

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)
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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.
Person who is with the lamb49 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.
42 The Dragon Is Thrown Down (12:13-14)
12:14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half-year.
Hiding / seal48 Number of The Beast (13:16-18)
13:16 It forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to be given a stamped image on their right hands or their foreheads,
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.
Dragon47 The Second Beast (13:11-15)
13:11it had two horns like a lamb's but spoke like a dragon.
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.
Persecution46 Endurance and Faith (13:8-10)
13:10 Anyone destined for captivity goes into captivity. Anyone destined to be slain by the sword shall be slain by the sword. Such is the faithful endurance of the holy ones.

5-4

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)
      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)
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49 The Lamb and The 144,000 (14:1-5)
14:4 These are they who were not defiled with women;
People depart from the woman65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:4"Depart from her, my people, so as not to take part in her sins and receive a share in her plagues,
50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
14:8 A second angel followed, saying: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great,
Falling of Babylon64 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
18:2 He cried out in a mighty voice: "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great.
51 Write This (14:13)
14:13Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
Dead63 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.
52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest (14:14-20)
14:18 Then another angel (came) from the altar, 12 (who) was in charge of the fire, and cried out in a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle,
Authority62 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
17:12ten kings who have not yet been crowned; they will receive royal authority along with the beast for one hour.
53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
15:6They were dressed in clean white linen, with a gold sash around their chests.
Dress and gold61 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.
53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues (15:1-8)
15:2 Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. On 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.
Beast61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast (17:3-6)
17:3where I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast 4 that was covered with blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns.
54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
16:1 I heard a loud voice speaking from the temple to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's fury upon the earth."
Seven bowls60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
17:1 Then one of the seven angels who were holding the seven bowls came and said to me,
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; it is what they deserve."
Drink for evil59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
16:19But God remembered great Babylon, giving it the cup filled with the wine of his fury and wrath.
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.
Sun58 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.

5-4-1

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)
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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. No one could learn this hymn except the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been ransomed from the earth.
Praise / blasphemy to God57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
16:11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and sores. But they did not repent of their works.
50 The Message of The Three Angels (14:6-12)
14:7"Fear God and give him glory,
Giving / not giving glory 56 The Fourth Bowl (16:8-9)
16:9but they did not repent or give him glory.
51 Write This (14:13)
14:13Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
Dying in the Lord55 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; it is what they deserve."
51 Write This (14:13)
14:13"Yes," said the Spirit, "let them find rest from their labors, for their works accompany them."
Yes55 The Third Bowl (16:4-7)
16:7"Yes, Lord God almighty, your judgments are true and just."
52 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.
God's fury54 The First and Second Bowl (16:1-3)
16:1"Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's fury upon the earth."

5-4-2

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)
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57 The Fifth Bowl (16:10-11)
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see 2-265 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
see 2-2
58 The Sixth Bowl (16:12-16)
see 2-2
see 2-264 Voice of The First Angel (18:1-3)
see 2-2
59 The Seventh Bowl (16:17-21)
see 2-2
see 2-263 The Harlot's True Colors (17:15-18)
see 2-2
60 Judgment on The Great Harlot (17:1-2)
see 2-2
see 2-262 The Beast's True Colors (17:7-14)
see 2-2

5-5

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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65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:6 Pay her back as she has paid others. Pay her back double for her deeds. Into her cup pour double what she poured.
Repaying of deed 81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:18 I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 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.
66 Sorrow of Kings (18:9-10)
18:10"Alas, alas, great city, Babylon, mighty city. In one hour your judgment has come."
City80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:14 Blessed are they who wash their robes so as to have the right to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates.
67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
18:16"Alas, alas, great city, wearing fine linen, purple and scarlet, adorned (in) gold, precious stones, and pearls.
Jewel and city79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
21:11 It gleamed with the splendor of God. Its radiance was like that of a precious stone, like jasper, clear as crystal.
68 Sorrow of Sailors (18:17b-20)
18:20 Rejoice over her, heaven, you holy ones, apostles, and prophets.
Arrival of joy / end of grief78 The New Heaven and The New Earth (21:1-8)
21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain,
69 Voice of The Third Angel (18:21-24)
18:21 A mighty angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone and threw it into the sea and said:
Entering / going out sea77 The Dead Are Judged (20:11-15)
20:13 The sea gave up its dead; then Death and Hades gave up their dead. All the dead were judged according to their deeds.
70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
19:3"Alleluia! Smoke will rise from her forever and ever."
Burnt evil76 Satan's Doom (20:7-10)
20:9But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb (19:6-10)
19:10I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers who bear witness to Jesus.
Witness75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,
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.
Fight with 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

5-5-1

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)
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65 Voice of The Second Angel (18:4-8)
18:8 Therefore, her plagues will come in one day, pestilence, grief, and famine; she will be consumed by fire.
Punishment by fire73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated (19:17-21)
19:20The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur.
66 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.
King72 The Rider on The White Hourse (19:11-16)
19:16 He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, "King of kings and Lord of lords."
67 Sorrow of Merchants (18:11-17a)
18:16"Alas, alas, great city, wearing fine linen, purple and scarlet, adorned (in) gold, precious stones, and pearls.
Linen71 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.)
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."
Joy of holy ones70 The Rejoicing In Heaven (19:1-5)
19:1 After this I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: "Alleluia! Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God,

5-5-2

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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73 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."
Eat / drink81 Epilogue and Benediction (22:17-21)
22:17"Come." Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water.
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.
Exile of evil80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit.
74 Satan Is Imprisoned (20:1-3)
20:3After this, it is to be released for a short time.
Leaving of evil80 Christ's Resurrection (22:6-16)
22:11 Let the wicked still act wickedly, and the filthy still be filthy.
75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:6they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for (the) thousand years.
Reign of servant of God79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
22:5for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever and ever.
75 The Thousand Years (20:4-6)
20:4and who had not worshiped the beast or its image nor had accepted its mark 4 on their foreheads or hands.
Sign of beast / name of God79 Vision of The New Jerusalem (21:9-22:5)
22:4and his name will be on their foreheads.
76 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.
Suffering of fire and sulfur78 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."

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