The Last Troubles

Then I saw another wonder in heaven that was great and amazing. There were seven angels bringing seven disasters. These are the last disasters, because after them, God’s anger is finished.

I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. All of those who had won the victory over the beast and his idol and over the number of his name were standing by the sea of glass. They had harps that God had given them. They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:

“You do great and wonderful things, Psalm 111:2

Lord God Almighty. Amos 3:13

Everything the Lord does is right and true, Psalm 145:17

King of the nations.[a]

Everyone will respect you, Lord, Jeremiah 10:7

and will honor you.

Only you are holy.

All the nations will come

and worship you, Psalm 86:9–10

because the right things you have done

are now made known.” Deuteronomy 32:4

After this I saw that the temple (the Tent of the Agreement) in heaven was opened. And the seven angels bringing the seven disasters came out of the temple. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden bands tied around their chests. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the anger of God, who lives forever and ever. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory and the power of God, and no one could enter the temple until the seven disasters of the seven angels were finished.


  1. 15:3 King . . . nations Some Greek copies read “King of the ages.”