Revelation Chapters 16-18
16[1-7] And I heard a loud voice coming out of the place of worship saying to the seven angels, “Go now, and pour out the seven dishes, which hold the judgment of God, on the earth.” And the first went, and poured out the first dish on the earth; and horrible and painful sores came on those which had the mark of the creature, and on those who worshipped its clone. And the second messenger poured out the second dish on the sea, which became as the blood of a dead person, and every living thing in the sea died. And the third messenger poured out the third dish on the rivers and all the sources of waters, which also became as blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, “You’re right, Christ, which are, and were, and will be, because You’ve judged them for shedding the blood of the Christians and the great preachers, and You’ve given them blood to drink, which they rightfully deserve. And I heard another out of the altar say, Yes, Christ God Almighty; Your judgments are true and right.
[8-14] And the fourth messenger poured out the fourth dish on the sun; and power was given to that angel to scorch humanity with fire. And all people were scorched with great heat, and disrespected the Name of God, which has power over these horrors: but they didn’t change their ways to give God praise. And the fifth messenger poured out the fifth dish on the seat of power of the creature; and that country was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and disrespected the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and didn’t change their minds or their actions. And the sixth messenger poured out the sixth dish on the great river Euphrates; and all the water dried up, so that the way of the rulers of the east might be cleared. And I saw three frog-like demons come out of the mouths of the dragon, the creature, and its false preacher. They’re the spirits of demons, which do amazing things, and go out to the rulers of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
[15-20] “Watch, I come as a thief. Whoever watches will be blessed, if they keep their clothes on, so that they don’t walk naked, and expose their shame.” And the demons gathered together those from the east into a place called Armageddon in the Hebrew language. And the seventh angel poured out the seventh dish into the air; and there came a great voice out of the place of worship of heaven, from the throne, saying, “It’s done.” And there were voices, thunders, lightning; and there was a great earthquake. And it was so powerful an earthquake, and so great, such as never before, since humans lived on the earth. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and God remembered to give great Rome the cup of the wine of the fierceness of God’s rage. And every island disappeared, and the mountains were leveled. And a great hail fell out of heaven on humanity, every hailstone weighing about seventy-five to a hundred pounds each: and the people disrespected God because of the horror of the hail and because its damage was so great.
17[1-7] And one of the seven angels came, which had the seven dishes, and talked with me, saying, “Come here; I’ll show you the judgment of the great whore that sits on the great waters, with whom the rulers of the earth have falsely worshiped, and the people of the earth have been made as drunk with the wine of its false worship.” So I was carried away in the spirit into the countryside: and I saw a woman sit on a scarlet red creature, full of names that were disrespectful of God, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was dressed up in the colors of purple and scarlet, and wore jewels of gold, precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of the evils and filthiness of her false worship: And on her forehead was a name written, Secret, Rome the Great, The Mother of Whores and Disgraces of the Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the Christians, and with the blood of the martyrs of Yeshua: and when I saw her, I was greatly amazed.
[7-14] And the angel asked me, “Why are you so amazed? I’ll tell you the secret of the woman, and of the creature that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns. The creature that you saw was, but isn’t now; and will come up out of the bottomless pit, and go on to be finally destroyed: and those who live on the earth will wonder, whose names weren’t written in the Book of Life from the beginning of the world, when they saw the creature that was, but isn’t now, and yet still is. And to the mind which has wisdom, know this: The seven heads are the seven mountains of Rome, on which the woman sits. And there are seven rulers: five have fallen, and one rules now, and the other hasn’t come yet; and when that ruler comes, that reign will be short. And the creature that was, but isn’t now, is the eighth, and is the clone of one of the seven, and will go on to be finally destroyed. And the ten horns which you saw are ten more rulers, which haven’t gotten their place of rule yet; but they will get power as rulers for one hour with the creature. These will all have one mind, and will give their power and strength to the creature. These will fight against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them, who is the Savior of saviors, and the Ruler of rulers: and those who are with the Christ are called, and chosen, and faithful.
[15-18] And the angel told me, “The great waters which you saw, where the whore sits, are crowds of peoples, nations, and languages. And the ten horns which you saw on the creature, these will come to hate the whore, and will strip her naked of everything, and will destroy everything she has, and burn her with fire, because God has put it in their hearts to do what God wants them to do, and to agree to give the rule of their countries to the creature, until the Words of God happen. And the woman which you saw is Rome, that great city, which reigns over the rulers of the earth.”
18[1-10] And then I saw another angelic messenger come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth shown with its brightness. And it cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, “Rome, the great, has fallen, has fallen, and has become the place of demons, and every evil spirit, and a prison for all those evil and hateful birds, because all nations have drunk the wine of the judgment of its false worship, and the rulers of the earth have taken part in this sin with it, and the merchants of the earth have became wealthy through all of its riches.” And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, My people, so that you don’t share in her sins, and that you don’t get punished with her horrors, because her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her unmerciful actions. Give back to her just as she gave to you, and give her double for what she’s done. Pour her double into the cup which she’s filled. Give her as much suffering and sorrow as she’s given praise to herself, and lived richly, because she said in her heart, ‘I am a queen, and not a widow, and I will see no sorrow.’ So will the horrors of death, crying, and hunger come in one day; and she will be completely burned with fire because Yahweh God is a powerful judge. And the rulers of the earth, who shared in its sin and lived richly with it, will mourn, and cry, when they see the smoke of its burning. And standing far off for the fear of its judgment, they’ll say, “How sad! How sad! That great city of Rome, that powerful city! In one hour you have been judged.”
[11-20] And the merchants of the earth will cry and cry over the city of Rome because no one can buy its sales goods any more: The sales goods of gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linens of purple, silks of scarlet, and all kinds of citrus trees, and all kinds of things made from ivory, precious woods, brass, iron, and marble, and all kinds of cinnamon and spices, scented oils, perfumes, and incense, and wine, oil, and fine wheat flour, and wild animals, and farm animals, and horses, and vehicles, and workers, and even the souls of human beings. And everyone will say, “All the things that it wanted are gone now, and everything that was rich and beautiful are gone now, and will never come in it again.” The merchants of this city, which were made rich by her, will stand far off for fear of its judgement, and they will cry and cry, saying, How sad! How sad! That great city of Rome, that was clothed in fine linens of purple and scarlet, and wore jewels of gold, precious stones, and pearls! In one hour such great riches has come to nothing.” And every ship owner, and all the ships’ companies, and sailors, and whoever traded by sea, stood far off, and hollered out when they saw the smoke of its burning, saying, “What city is like this great city of Rome!” And they put dust on their heads, and hollered out, crying and crying, saying, How sad! How sad! That great city, in which everyone who had ships in the sea was made rich because of its riches! In one hour it’s been left empty.”
[20-24] Celebrate over it, all who are in heaven, and all you holy followers and great preachers because God has taken revenge on it for you. And a powerful messenger took up a stone like a great millstone, and threw it into the sea, saying, “With this same violence that great city of Rome will be thrown down, and will never be found again. And the sound of harpers, and musicians, and flutists, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again; and no craftsman of any kind will ever be found in you again; and the sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again; And the light of a candle will never shine in you again; and the voices of a bridal party will never be heard in you again, because your merchants were the great people of the earth from all the nations who were misled by your evil sorceries. And that city was punished for the blood of all the great preachers, and of all the Christians, and of all that were put to death on the earth.