Preparation for the Bowl Judgments
15 Then I saw another great and awe-inspiring sign h in heaven: i seven angels with the seven last plagues, for with them, God’s wrath will be completed. j 2 I also saw something like a sea of glass k mixed with fire, and those who had won the victory over the beast, his image, l and the number of his name, were standing on the sea of glass with harps from God. m n 3 They sang the song of God’s servant Moses o and the song of the Lamb:
Great and awe-inspiring are Your works,
Lord God, the Almighty;
righteous and true p are Your ways,
and glorify Your name?
Because You alone are holy, s
for all the nations will come
and worship before You t
because Your righteous acts
have been revealed.
5 After this I looked, and the heavenly sanctuary—the tabernacle of testimony u—was opened. v 6 Out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, dressed in * clean, bright linen, with gold sashes wrapped around their chests. 7 One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. w 8 Then the sanctuary was filled with smoke from God’s glory and from His power, x and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.
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