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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Revelation

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]Introduction  (Rev 1:1-7)
 
  A(1:1-2)  1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ (1:1)   (Ἰησοῦ Ξριστοῦ)
    B(1:3)    1:3 the appointed time is near.(1:3)
  A'(1:4-6)  1:5 from Jesus Christ (1:5)   (Ἰησοῦ Ξριστοῦ)
    B'(1:7)    1:7 Behold, he is coming amid the clouds (1:7)
 
   A: Jesus Christ. B: Coming.

[2]A Vision of Christ  (Rev 1:8-20)
 
  A(1:8-11)  1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega (1:8)
    B(1:12-16)    1:13 in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man (1:13)
  A'(1:17-20)  1:17 I am the first and the last (1:17)
 
   A: Beginning and end. B: The Son of Man.

[3]The Message to Ephesus  (Rev 2:1-7)
 
  A(2:1)  2:1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write this (2:1)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(2:2-3)    2:2 you have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not, and discovered that they are impostors. (2:2)
      C(2:4-5)      2:4 you have lost the love you had at first. (2:4)
    B'(2:6)    2:6 you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.(2:6)
  A'(2:7)  2:7 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (2:7)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Hating evils. C: Losing love.

[4]The Message to Smyrna  (Rev 2:8-11)
 
  A(2:8)  2:8 To the angel of the church in Smyrna, write this (2:8)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(2:9)    2:9 I know your tribulation and poverty (2:9)   (θλιψιν)
    B'(2:10)    2:10 Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer (2:10)   (θλιψιν)
  A'(2:11)  2:11 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (2:11)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Sufferings.

[5]The Message to Pergamum  (Rev 2:12-17)
 
  A(2:12)  2:12 To the angel of the church in Pergamum, write this (2:12)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(2:13)    2:13 my faithful witness, who was martyred among you (2:13)
      C(2:14-15)      2:14 You have some people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the Israelites (2:14)
    B'(2:16)    2:16 I will come to you quickly and wage war against them with the sword of my mouth. (2:16)
  A'(2:17)  2:17 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (2:17)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Wars. C: Stumble.

[6]The Message to Thyatira  (Rev 2:18-29)
 
  A(2:18)  2:18 To the angel of the church in Thyatira, write this (2:18)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(2:19)    2:19 I know your works, your love, faith, service, and endurance (2:19)
      C(2:20-23)      2:23 I will give each of you what your works deserve (2:23)
    B'(2:24-28)    2:25 you must hold fast to what you have until I come (2:25)
  A'(2:29)  2:29 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (2:29)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Holding good deeds. C: Rewards.

[7]The Message to Sardis  (Rev 3:1-6)
 
  A(3:1)  3:1 To the angel of the church in Sardis, write this (3:1)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(3:2)    3:2 I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. (3:2)
      C(3:3)      3:3 Remember then how you accepted and heard; keep it, and repent (3:3)
    B'(3:4-5)    3:4 they will walk with me dressed in white, because they are worthy. (3:4)
  A'(3:6)  3:6 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (3:6)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Worthy person. C: Repentance.

[8]The Message to Philadelphia  (Rev 3:7-13)
 
  A(3:7)  3:7 To the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write this (3:7)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(3:8)    3:8 You have limited strength, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.(3:8)"   (λόγον)
      C(3:9)      3:9 Behold, I will make those of the assembly of Satan who claim to be Jews and are not (3:9)
    B'(3:10-12)    3:10 Because you have kept my message of endurance (3:10)   (λόγον)
  A'(3:13)  3:13 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (3:13)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: To keep words of Jesus. C: Not to be Jews.

[9]The Message to Laodicea  (Rev 3:14-22)
 
  A(3:14)  3:14 To the angel of the church in Laodicea, write this: (3:14)"   (ἐκκλησίας)
    B(3:15-16)    3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.(3:16)
      C(3:17)      3:17 yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.(3:17)
    B'(3:18-21)    3:19 Be earnest, therefore, and repent (3:19)
  A'(3:22)  3:22 Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches (3:22)   (ἐκκλησίαις)
 
   A: Churches. B: Dedication. C: Unconscious.

[10]The Heavenly Worship  (Rev 4:1-11)
 
P(4:1-3)4:2 A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat(4:2)
  A(4:4-5)  4:4 I saw twenty-four other thrones on which twenty-four elders sat (4:4)   (πρεσβυτέρους)
    B(4:6)    4:6 there were four living creatures (4:6)   (ζῷα)
      C(4:7)      4:7 The first creature resembled a lion, the second was like a calf, the third had a face like that of a human being, and the fourth looked like an eagle in flight.(4:7)
    B'(4:8-9)    4:8 The four living creatures, each of them with six wings (4:8)"   (ζῷα)
  A'(4:10-11)  4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the one who sits on the throne (4:10)   (πρεσβύτεροι)
 
   A: The twenty-four elders. B: The four living creatures. C: Appearance of the creatures.

[11]The Scroll and The Lamb  (Rev 5:1-7)
 
  A(5:1-2)  5:2 Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? (5:2)   (ἀνοῖχαι)
    B(5:3)    5:3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to examine it. (5:3)   (οὐδεὶς)
    B'(5:4)    5:4 I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it. (5:4)   (οὐδεὶς)
  A'(5:5-7)  5:5 enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.(5:5)   (ἀνοῖχαι)
 
   A: The person who can open the scroll. B: No one is able to open.

[12]Praise to God  (Rev 5:8-14)
 
  A(5:8)  5:8 the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders (5:8)   (ζῷα, πρεσβύτεροι)
    B(5:9-10)    5:9 you were slain and with your blood you purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue, people and nation. (5:9)"   (πάσης)
      C(5:11-12)      5:12 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing. (5:12)
    B'(5:13)    5:13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, everything in the universe, cry out: (5:13)"   (πᾶν)
  A'(5:14)  5:14 The four living creatures answered, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.(5:14)"   (ζῷα, πρεσβύτεροι)
 
   A: The creatures and the elders. B: Everyone. C: The Lamb is worthy.

[13]The First Seal  (Rev 5:13-14)
 
 
   The first seal

[14]The Second Seal  (Rev 6:1-4)
 
 
   The second seal

[15]The Third Seal  (Rev 6:5-6)
 
 
   The third seal

[16]The Fourth Seal  (Rev 6:7-8)
 
 
   The fourth seal

[17]The Fifth Seal  (Rev 6:9-11)
 
  A(6:9)  6:9 the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the witness they bore to the word of God.(6:9)   (ἐσφαγμνέων)
    B(6:10)    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? (6:10)
  A'(6:11)  6:11 their fellow servants and brothers who were going to be killed as they had been. (6:11)   (ἀποκτέννεσθαι)
 
   A: Martyrdom. B: Request for judgment.

[18]The Sixth Seal  (Rev 6:12-17)
 
  A(6:12-14)  6:12 there was a great earthquake; the sun turned as black as dark sackcloth and the whole moon became like blood.(6:12)
    B(6:15-16)    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, (6:16)
  A'(6:17)  6:17 because the great day of their wrath has come (6:17)
 
   A: The day of the Lord. B: Request for salvation.

[19]The 144000 of Israel Sealed  (Rev 7:1-10)
 
  A(7:1-3)  Words of the angel
    B(7:4-8)    7:4 I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal (7:4)
  A'(7:9-10)  Words of the crowds
 
   A: Words. B: The mark.

[20]Seven Honors  (Rev 7:11-12)
 
  A(7:11a)  7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures (7:11)
    B(7:11b-12a)    7:12 Amen (7:12)   (ἀμήν)
  A'(7:12b)  7:12 Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might (7:12)
    B'(7:12c)    7:12 Amen (7:12)   (ἀμήν)
 
   A: Seven. B: Amen.

[21]People Who Wears White Robes  (Rev 7:13-17)
 
  A(7:13)  7:13 Who are these wearing white robes (7:13)   (λευκὰς)
    B(7:14a)    7:14 My lord, you are the one who knows (7:14)
  A'(7:14b-17)  7:14 and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.(7:14)   (ἐλεύκαναν)
 
   A: White. B: Response.

[22]The Seventh Seal  (Rev 8:1-5)
 
  A(8:1)  8:1 there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.(8:1)
    B(8:2)    8:2 the seven angels who stood before God were given seven trumpets. (8:2)   (ἀγγέλους)
    B'(8:3-4)    8:3 He was given a great quantity of incense to offer (8:3)   (ἄγγελος)
  A'(8:5)  8:5 There were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. (8:5)
 
   A: Phenomenon in heaven. B: Given to the angels.

[23]The First Trumpet  (Rev 8:6-7)
 
 
   The trumpet of the first angel

[24]The Second Trumpet  (Rev 8:8-9)
 
 
   The trumpet of the second angel

[25]The Third Trumpet  (Rev 8:10-11)
 
 
   The trumpet of the third angel

[26]The Fourth Trumpet  (Rev 8:12-13)
 
 
   The trumpet of the fourth angel

[27]The Fifth Trumpet  (Rev 9:1-12)
 
  A(9:1-2)  9:1 It was given the key for the passage to the abyss.(9:1)   (ἀβύσσου)
    B(9:3-4)    9:3 they were given the same power as scorpions of the earth.(9:3)   (ἐχουσία)
      C(9:5-6)      9:6 these people will seek death but will not find it (9:6)
    B'(9:7-10)    9:10 They had tails like scorpions, with stingers (9:10)"   (ἐχουσία)
  A'(9:11-12)  9:11 They had as their king the angel of the abyss (9:11)   (ἀβύσσου)
 
   A: The abyss. B: The power of the locusts. C: Sufferings of people.

[28]The Sixth Trumpet  (Rev 9:13-16)
 
  A(9:13)  9:13 I heard a voice coming (9:13)   (ἤκουσα)
    B(9:14)    9:14 Release the four angels (9:14)   (ἀγγέλῳ)
    B'(9:15)    9:15 So the four angels were released (9:15)   (ἄγγελοι)
  A'(9:16)  9:16 I heard their number. (9:16)   (ἤκουσα)
 
   A: Hearing. B: The four angels.

[29]People Who Don'T Repent  (Rev 9:20-21)
 
  A(9:17)  9:17 Now in my vision this is how I saw the horses and their riders (9:17)   (ἵππους)
    B(9:18)    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)"   (πληγῶν)
  A'(9:19)  9:19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails (9:19)   (ἵππων)
    B'(9:20-21)    9:20 The rest of the human race, who were not killed by these plagues (9:20)"   (πληγαῖς)
 
   A: The horses. B: Three plagues.

[30]The Angel With The Little Scroll  (Rev 10:1-3)
 
  A(10:1a)  10:1 Then I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven wrapped in a cloud, with a halo around his head (10:1)
    B(10:1b-3a)    10:2 In his hand he held a small scroll (10:2)
  A'(10:3b)  10:3 When he cried out, the seven thunders raised their voices, too. (10:3)
 
   A: Acts of the angel. B: A small scroll

[31]Seven Thunders  (Rev 10:4)
 
  A(10:4a)  10:4 I was about to write it down (10:4)   (γράφειν)
  A'(10:4b)  10:4 do not write it down (10:4)   (γράψῃς)
 
   A: To write down.

[32]There Shall Be No More Delay  (Rev 10:5-7)
 
  A(10:5)  10:5 the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land (10:5)   (θαλάσσης)
    B(10:6a)    10:6 the one who lives forever and ever (10:6)
  A'(10:6b)  10:6 who created heaven and earth and sea (10:6)   (θάλασσαν)
    B'(10:6c-7)    10:6 There shall be no more delay (10:6)
 
   A: The sea. B: Time.

[33]John Eats a Little Scroll  (Rev 10:8-11)
 
  A(10:8)  10:8 Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again and said (10:8)   (λέγουσαν)
    B(10:9a)    10:9 to give me the small scroll. (10:9)   (βιβλαρίδιον)
      C(10:9b)      10:9 Take and swallow it. (10:9)
    B'(10:10)    10:10 I took the small scroll from the angel's hand and swallowed it (10:10)   (βιβλαρίδιον)
  A'(10:11)  10:11 Then someone said to me (10:11)   (λέγουσίν)
 
   A: Spoken words. B: The small scroll. C: To swallow the scroll.

[34]Count Those Who Are Worshiping  (Rev 11:1-4)
 
  A(11:1-3)  11:3 I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy (11:3)
  A'(11:4)  11:4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.(11:4)
 
   A: Two witnesses.

[35]Power of The Two Witnesses  (Rev 11:5-6)
 
  A(11:5)  11:5 fire comes out of their mouths and devours their enemies (11:5)
  A'(11:6)  11:6 They have the power to close up the sky (11:6)
 
   A: Power of them.

[36]Testimony of The Two Witnesses  (Rev 11:7-10)
 
  A(11:7)  11:7 When they have finished their testimony (11:7)
    B(11:8a)    11:8 Their corpses (11:8)   (πτῶμα)
      C(11:8b)      11:8 where indeed their Lord was crucified.(11:8)
    B'(11:9)    11:9 their corpses (11:9)   (πτώματα)
  A'(11:10)  11:10 these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of the earth. (11:10)
 
   A: Two witnesses. B: Their corpses. C: The Lord.

[37]Resurrection of The Two Witnesses  (Rev 11:11-14)
 
  A(11:11)  11:11after the three and a half days (11:11)   (τρεῖς)
    B(11:12)    11:12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven (11:12)   (οὐρανοῦ)
    B'(11:13)    11:13 the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.(11:13)   (οὐρανοῦ)
  A'(11:14)  11:14 the third is coming soon. (11:14)   (τρίτη)
 
   A: Three. B: Heaven.

[38]The Seventh Trumpet  (Rev 11:15-19)
 
  A(11:15)  Loud voices in heaven   (οὐρανῷ)
    B'(11:16-18)    Words of the twenty-four elders
  A'(11:19)  11:19 Then God's temple in heaven was opened (11:19)   (οὐρανῷ)
 
   A: Heaven. B: Words of the twenty-four elders.

[39]The Woman and The Dragon  (Rev 12:1-5)
 
  A(12:1-2)  12:2 She was with child (12:2)
    B(12:3-4)    12:4 Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. (12:4)
  A'(12:5)  12:5 She gave birth to a son (12:5)
 
   A: Birth of a child. B: Interference of the dragon.

[40]Fight With Dragon  (Rev 12:6-9)
 
  A(12:6)  12:6 The woman herself fled into the desert (12:6)
    B(12:7-8)    12:7 Then war broke out in heaven (12:7)
  A'(12:9)  12:9 The huge dragon was thrown down to earth (12:9)
 
   A: Escape. B: War.

[41]Voice In Heaven  (Rev 12:10-12)
 
  A(12:10)  12:10 the accuser of our brothers is cast out (12:10)
    B(12:11)    12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (12:11)
  A'(12:12)  12:12 the Devil has come down to you in great fury, for he knows he has but a short time. (12:12)
 
   A: Downfall of evils. B: Victory of brothers.

[42]The Dragon Is Thrown Down  (Rev 12:13-14)
 
  A(12:13)  12:13 it pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. (12:13)
  A'(12:14)  12:14 she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent (12:14)
 
   A: Pursuit and escape.

[43]The Woman Escapes  (Rev 12:15-16)
 
  A(12:15)  12:15 The serpent spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth (12:15)   (ποταμόν)
  A'(12:16)  12:16 the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. (12:16)   (ποταμὸν)
 
   A:Mouth and water.

[44]Rage of The Dragon  (Rev 12:17-18)
 
  A(12:17)  12:17 Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off (12:17)
  A'(12:18)  12:18 It took its position on the sand of the sea. (12:18)
 
   A: Acts of the dragon.

[45]The First Beast  (Rev 13:1-7)
 
  A(13:1)  13:1 on its heads blasphemous name (13:1)   (βλασφημίας)
    B(13:2)    13:2 To it the dragon gave its own power and throne, along with great authority.(13:2)"   (ἐχουσίαν)
      C(13:3)      13:3 the whole world followed after the beast.(13:3)
    B'(13:4-5)    13:5 it was given authority to act for forty-two months. (13:5)   (ἐχουσία)
  A'(13:6-7)  13:6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name (13:6)"   (βλασφημίας)
 
   A: Blasphemies. B: Authority. C: Obedience.

[46]Endurance and Faith  (Rev 13:8-10)
 
  A(13:8)  13:8 all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life (13:8)
    B(13:9)    13:9 Whoever has ears ought to hear these words (13:9)   (εἴ τις)
    B'(13:10a)    13:10 Anyone destined for captivity goes into captivity (13:10)   (εἴ τις)
  A'(13:10b)  13:10 the holy ones. (13:10)
 
   A: The holy ones. B: Anyone.

[47]The Second Beast  (Rev 13:11-15)
 
  A(13:11-12)  13:12 its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. (13:12)"   (προσκυνήσουσιν)
    B(13:13)    13:13 It performed great signs (13:13)   (σημεῖα)
    B'(13:14)    13:14 It deceived the inhabitants of the earth with the signs (13:14)   (σημεῖα)
  A'(13:15)  13:15 the beast's image could speak and have anyone who did not worship it put to death. (13:15)   (προσκυνήσωσιν)
 
   A: Worship for the beast. B: Signs.

[48]Number of The Beast  (Rev 13:16-18)
 
  A(13:16-17)  13:17 the beast's name or the number that stood for its name. (13:17)   (ἀριθμὸν)
    B(13:18a)    13:18 Wisdom is needed here (13:18)
  A'(13:18b)  13:18 it is a number that stands for a person. His number is six hundred and sixty-six.(13:18)   (ἀριθμὸν)
 
   A: The number of the beast. B: Wisdom.

[49]The Lamb and The 144,000  (Rev 14:1-5)
 
  A(14:1)  14:1 and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand (14:1)   (ἑκατὸν τεσσεράκοντα τέσσαρεξιλιάδες)
    B(14:2)    14:2 I heard a sound from heaven like the sound of rushing water or a loud peal of thunder (14:2)
  A'(14:3-5)  14:3 No one could learn this hymn except the hundred and forty-four thousand (14:3)   (ἑκατὸν τεσσεράκοντα τέσσαρεσξιλίαδες)
 
   A: A hundred and forty-four thousand. B: A sound from heaven.

[50]The Message of The Three Angels  (Rev 14:6-12)
 
  A1(14:6-7)  14:6 Then I saw another angel flying high overhead (14:6)   (ἄγγελον)
  A2(14:8)  14:8 A second angel followed (14:8)   (ἄγγελος)
  A3(14:9-11)  14:9 A third angel followed (14:9)   (ἄγγελος)
P(14:12)14:12 Here is what sustains the holy ones who keep God's commandments and their faith in Jesus. (14:12)
 
   A: The angels.

[51]Write This  (Rev 14:13)
 
  A(14:13a)  14:13 I heard a voice from heaven (14:13)
  A'(14:13b)  14:13 said the Spirit (14:13)
 
   A: Voices.

[52]Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest  (Rev 14:14-20)
 
  A(14:14)  14:14 a sharp sickle in his hand.(14:14)   (δρέπανον)
    B(14:15)    14:15 Use your sickle and reap the harvest (14:15)
      C(14:16)      14:16 So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth (14:16)   (ἔβαλεν)
  A'(14:17)  14:17 also had a sharp sickle. (14:17)   (δρέπανον)
    B'(14:18)    14:18 Use your sharp sickle and cut the clusters from the earth's vines (14:18)
      C'(14:19-20)      14:19 So the angel swung his sickle over the earth (14:19)   (ἔβαλεν)
 
   A: A sharp sickle. B: A harvest. C: To swing the sickle.

[53]The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues  (Rev 15:1-8)
 
  A(15:1)  15:1 seven angels with the seven last plagues (15:1)   (ἑπτὰ)
    B(15:2-4)    15:2those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number (15:2)
  A'(15:5-8)  15:6 the seven angels with the seven plagues came out of the temple (15:6)   (ἑπτὰ)
 
   A: The seven plagues. B: The victory.

[54]The First and Second Bowl  (Rev 16:1-3)
 
P(16:1)16:1 Go and pour out the seven bowls of God's fury upon the earth (16:1)
  A(16:2)  16:2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl (16:2)   (φιάλην)
  A'(16:3)  16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl (16:3)   (φιάλην)
 
   A: The bowls of the angels.

[55]The Third Bowl  (Rev 16:4-7)
 
P(16:4)16:4 The third angel poured out his bowl (16:4)
  A(16:5-6)  Words of the angel
  A'(16:7)  Words of the altar
 
   A: Words.

[56]The Fourth Bowl  (Rev 16:8-9)
 
 
   The bowl of fourth angel

[57]The Fifth Bowl  (Rev 16:10-11)
 
 
   The bowl of fifth angel

[58]The Sixth Bowl  (Rev 16:12-16)
 
  A(16:12)  16:12 Its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East. (16:12)
    B(16:13-14)    16:14 the great day of God the almighty. (16:14)
    B'(16:15)    16:15 Behold, I am coming like a thief (16:15)
  A'(16:16)  16:16 They then assembled the kings in the place that is named Armageddon in Hebrew.(16:16)
 
   A: The kings come. B: The day of God.

[59]The Seventh Bowl  (Rev 16:17-21)
 
  A(16:17)  16:17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air (16:17)
    B(16:18)    16:18 Then there were lightning flashes, rumblings, and peals of thunder, and a great earthquake (16:18)
    B'(16:19-20)    16:19 The great city was split into three parts (16:19)
  A'(16:21)  16:21 Large hailstones like huge weights came down from the sky (16:21)
 
   A: Pouring from heaven. B: Convulsion of nature.

[60]Judgment on The Great Harlot  (Rev 17:1-2)
 
P(17:1)17:1 Then one of the seven angels who were holding the seven bowls came and said to me (17:1)
  A(17:2a)  17:2 The kings of the earth have had intercourse with her(17:2)   (ἐπόρνευσαν)
  A'(17:2b)  17:2 the inhabitants of the earth became drunk on the wine of her harlotry. (17:2)   (πορνείας)
 
   A: Fornication with the woman.

[61]A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast  (Rev 17:3-6)
 
  A(17:3a)  17:3 I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast (17:3)   (εἶδον γυναῖκα)
    B(17:3b)    17:3 that was covered with blasphemous names (17:3)   (ὀνόματα)
    B'(17:4-5)    17:5 On her forehead was written a name, which is a mystery (17:5)"   (ὄνομα)
  A'(17:6)  17:6 When I saw her I was greatly amazed.(17:6)   (εἶδον τὴν γυναῖκα)
 
   A: To see the woman. B: Blasphemous names.

[62]The Beast's True Colors  (Rev 17:7-14)
 
  A(17:7)  17:7 I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her (17:7)   (ἑπτὰ)
    B(17:8)    17:8 it existed once but exists no longer, and yet it will come again.(17:8)
  A'(17:9-12)  17:9 The seven heads represent seven hills upon which the woman sits. They also represent seven kings:(17:9)   (ἑπτὰ)
    B'(17:13-14)    17:14 the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and king of kings (17:14)
 
   A: Seven heads. B: Destruction of evils.

[63]The Harlot's True Colors  (Rev 17:15-18)
 
  A(17:15)  17:15 The waters that you saw where the harlot lives represent large numbers of peoples, nations, and tongues. (17:15)
    B(17:16-17)    17:16 they will leave her desolate and naked; they will eat her flesh and consume her with fire.(17:16)
  A'(17:18)  17:18 The woman whom you saw represents the great city (17:18)
 
   A: True character of the woman. B: Destruction of the woman.

[64]Voice of The First Angel  (Rev 18:1-3)
 
  A(18:1)  the earth became illumined by his splendor (18:1)   (γῆ)
    B(18:2)    Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great (18:2)
  A'(18:3)  The kings of the earth had intercourse with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her drive for luxury (18:3)"   (γῆς)
 
   A: Prosperity of the earth. B: Babylon is fallen.

[65]Voice of The Second Angel  (Rev 18:4-8)
 
  A(18:4-5)  18:4 receive a share in her plagues,(18:4)"   (πληγῶν)
    B(18:6)    18:6 Pay her back as she has paid others (18:6)
    B'(18:7)    18:7 To the measure of her boasting and wantonness repay her in torment and grief (18:7)
  A'(18:8)  18:8 Therefore, her plagues will come in one day (18:8)"   (πληγαὶ)
 
   A: Plagues. B: Retribution.

[66]Sorrow of Kings  (Rev 18:9-10)
 
 
   Lamentation of the kings of the earth

[67]Sorrow of Merchants  (Rev 18:11-17a)
 
  A(18:11)  18:11 The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her (18:11)   (κλαίουσιν)
    B(18:12-14)    18:14 The fruit you craved has left you (18:14)
  A'(18:15-17a)  18:15 The merchants will keep their distance for fear of the torment inflicted on her (18:15)   (κλαίοντες)
 
   A: Weeping. B: Prosperity is lost.

[68]Sorrow of Sailors  (Rev 18:17b-20)
 
  A(18:17b-18)  18:18 they saw the smoke of her pyre (18:18)
    B(18:19)    18:19 Alas, alas, great city (18:19)
  A'(18:20)  18:20 God has judged your case against her (18:20)
 
   A: Destruction of the city. B: Mourning.

[69]Voice of The Third Angel  (Rev 18:21-24)
 
  A(18:21)  18:21 With such force will Babylon the great city be thrown down (18:21)
    B1(18:22a)    18:22 harpists and musicians (18:22)
    B2(18:22b)    18:22 craftsmen (18:22)
    B3(18:22c)    18:22 sound of the millstone (18:22)
    B4(18:23a)    18:23 light from a lamp (18:23)
    B5(18:23b)    18:23 voices of bride and groom (18:23)
  A'(18:23c-24)  18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and holy ones (18:24)
 
   A: Destruction of the city. B: Lost things.

[70]The Rejoicing In Heaven  (Rev 19:1-5)
 
  A(19:1-3)  19:1 I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying (19:1)"   (φωνὴν)
    B(19:4)    19:4 fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying (19:4)
  A'(19:5)  19:5 A voice coming from the throne said (19:5)   (φωνὴ)
 
   A: Voices. B: Worship.

[71]The Marriage Supper of The Lamb  (Rev 19:6-10)
 
  A(19:6-8)  19:8 The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones (19:8)
    B(19:9)    19:9 Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb (19:9)
  A'(19:10)  19:10 I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers who bear witness to Jesus. (19:10)
 
   A: The holy ones. B: Blessed.

[72]The Rider on The White Hourse  (Rev 19:11-16)
 
  A(19:11-12)  19:12 He had a name inscribed that no one knows except himself.(19:12)   (ὄνομα)
    B(19:13)    19:13 a cloak that had been dipped in blood (19:13)
    B'(19:14)    19:14 clean white linen (19:14)
  A'(19:15-16)  19:16 He has a name written on his cloak and on his thigh (19:16)   (ὄνομα)
 
   A: The name. B: Cloth.

[73]The Beast and Its Armies Defeated  (Rev 19:17-21)
 
  A(19:17-18)  19:18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military officers, and the flesh of warriors (19:18)"   (σάρκας)
    B(19:19-20)    19:20 The beast was caught and with it the false prophet (19:20)
  A'(19:21)  19:21 all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.(19:21)   (σαρκῶν)
 
   A: Eating the flesh. B: Capture.

[74]Satan Is Imprisoned  (Rev 20:1-3)
 
  A(20:1)  20:1the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.(20:1)   (ἀβύσσου)
    B(20:2)    20:2 He seized the dragon and tied it up for a thousand years(20:2)
  A'(20:3a)  20:3 threw it into the abyss, which he locked over it (20:3)"   (ἄβυσσον)
    B'(20:3b)    20:3 it is to be released for a short time (20:3)
 
   A: The abyss. B: The dragon.

[75]The Thousand Years  (Rev 20:4-6)
 
  A(20:4a)  20:4 those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment (20:4)
    B(20:4b)    20:4 They came to life and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years.(20:4)   (ξίλια)
  A'(20:5-6a)  20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection (20:6)
    B'(20:6b)    20:6 they will reign with him for thousand years. (20:6)   (ξίλια)
 
   A: The holy ones. B: Reign for thousand years.

[76]Satan's Doom  (Rev 20:7-10)
 
  A(20:7-8)  20:7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison.(20:7)
    B(20:9)    20:9 But fire came down from heaven and consumed them.(20:9)
  A'(20:10)  20:10 The Devil who had led them astray was thrown into the pool of fire and sulfur (20:10)
 
   A: The Devil. B: Perish of the people.

[77]The Dead Are Judged  (Rev 20:11-15)
 
  A(20:11)  20:11 The earth and the sky fled from his presence and there was no place for them.(20:11)
    B(20:12)    20:12 The dead were judged according to their deeds (20:12)   (ἐκρίθησαν)
    B'(20:13)    20:13 All the dead were judged according to their deeds.(20:13)   (ἐκρίθησαν)
  A'(20:14-15)  20:14 Then Death and Hades were thrown into the pool of fire (20:14)
 
   A: Disappearing. B: Judgment.

[78]The New Heaven and The New Earth  (Rev 21:1-8)
 
  A(21:1-2)  21:1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth (21:1)   (καινὸν)
    B(21:3-4)    21:4 the old order has passed away (21:4)
  A'(21:5)  21:5 I make all things new (21:5)   (καινὰ)
    B'(21:6-8)    21:6 They are accomplished (21:6)
 
   A: New. B: Accomplishment.

[79]Vision of The New Jerusalem  (Rev 21:9-22:5)
 
  A(21:9-11)  21:10 the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. (21:10)
    B(21:12-21)    21:12 It had a massive, high wall, with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed (21:12)"   (δώδεκα)
      C(21:22-25)      21:25 there will be no night there. (21:25)   (νὺχ)
  A'(21:26-27)  21:26 The treasure and wealth of the nations will be brought there, (21:26)
    B'(22:1-4)    22:2 the tree of life that produces fruit twelve times a year (22:2)   (δώδεκα)
      C'(22:5)      22:5 Night will be no more (22:5)   (νὺχ)
 
   A: Coming. B: Twelve. C: There will be no night.

[80]Christ's Resurrection  (Rev 22:6-16)
 
  A(22:6-7)  22:7 Behold, I am coming soon (22:7)"   (ταξύ)
    B(22:8-9)    22:9 I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brothers the prophets and of those who keep the message of this book (22:9)
  A'(22:10-16)  22:12 Behold, I am coming soon (22:12)"   (ταξύ)
 
   A: Coming soon. B: A servant.

[81]Epilogue and Benediction  (Rev 22:17-21)
 
  A(22:17)  22:17 Come (22:17)   (ἔρξου)
    B(22:18)    22:18 if anyone adds to them (22:18)
    B'(22:19)    22:19 if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book (22:19)
  A'(22:20)  22:20 Come, Lord Jesus (22:20)"   (ἔρξου)
P(22:21)22:21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.(22:21)
 
   A: Come. B: Prohibition of editing.


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