The Final Plagues
1 Then1 I saw another great and astounding sign in heaven: seven angels who have seven final plagues2 (they are final because in them God’s anger is completed).
2 Then3 I saw something like a sea of glass4 mixed with fire, and those who had conquered5 the beast and his image and the number of his name. They were standing6 by7 the sea of glass, holding harps given to them by God.8 3 They9 sang the song of Moses the servant10 of God and the song of the Lamb:11
“Great and astounding are your deeds,
Lord God, the All-Powerful!12 Just13 and true are your ways,
4 Who will not fear you, O Lord,
and glorify15 your name, because you alone are holy?16 All nations17 will come and worship before you for your righteous acts18 have been revealed.”
5 After19 these things I looked, and the temple (the tent20 of the testimony)21 was opened in heaven, 6 and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, dressed in clean bright linen, wearing wide golden belts22 around their chests. 7 Then23 one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath24 of God who lives forever and ever, 8 and the temple was filled with smoke from God’s glory and from his power. Thus25 no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues from the seven angels were completed.