B. The Second Section, Giving Details
of the Important Things and the Crucial Matters
Covered in the First Section
1. A Woman Who Brings Forth a Man-child,
and a Great Red Dragon -- Satan
a. The Woman in Travail
1 And a great asign was seen in heaven: a 1bwoman clothed with the csun, and the moon underneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
2 And she was with 1child, and she 2cried out, 3atravailing in birth and being in bpain to bring forth.
b. The Great Red Dragon against the Woman
3 And another sign was seen in heaven; and behold, there was a great red 1adragon, having 2bseven heads and ten horns, and on his heads 3seven cdiadems.
4 And his tail drags away the third part of the 1astars of heaven, and he cast them to the earth. And the 2dragon stood before the woman who was about to bring forth, so that when she brings forth he might bdevour her child.
c. The Man-child Born and Caught Up
to God and to His Throne
5 And she 1brought forth a son, a 2man-child, who is to ashepherd all the nations with an iron rod; and her child was 3caught up to God and to His throne.
d. The Woman Fleeing
6 And the woman fled into the 1wilderness, where she has a place there prepared by God so that they might nourish her there a athousand two hundred and sixty days.
e. War in Heaven
7 And there was 1war in heaven: 2aMichael and his angels went to war with the dragon. And the dragon warred and 3bhis angels.
8 And they did not prevail, neither was their place found any longer in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was 1cast down, the 2ancient aserpent, he who is called the 3bDevil and 4cSatan, he who ddeceives the whole inhabited earth; he was ecast to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
f. The Triumphant Shout in Heaven
10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, Now has come the salvation and the power and the 1akingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ, for the 2accuser of our brothers has been cast down, who baccuses them before our God day and night.
11 And 1they aovercame him because of the 2bblood of the cLamb and because of the 3word of their testimony, and they 4dloved not their soul-life even 5eunto death.
12 Therefore be glad, O heavens and athose who 1dwell in them. bWoe to the earth and the sea because the devil has come down to you and has 2great rage, knowing that he has only a 3short time.
g. The Dragon Persecuting the Woman
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he 1persecuted the woman who brought forth the man-child.
14 And to the woman there were given the two wings of the 1great aeagle that she might bfly into the wilderness into her place, where she is nourished for 2a ctime and times and half a time from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast 1awater as a river out of his mouth after the woman that he might cause her to be carried away by its current.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth 1opened its mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
h. The Dragon Making War
with the Rest of the Woman's Seed
17 And the dragon became angry with the woman and went away to make awar with the 1rest of her seed, who bkeep the commandments of God and have the ctestimony of Jesus.
18 And 1he stood on the sand of the 2asea.
2. The Two Beasts
a. The Beast out of the Sea -- Antichrist
1 And I saw a 1abeast coming up out of the 2bsea, having 3cten horns and dseven heads, and on his horns ten diadems, and on his heads enames of 4blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was 1like a aleopard, and his feet like those of a bbear, and his mouth like the mouth of a clion. And the ddragon egave him his 2power and his fthrone and great gauthority.
3 And 1one of his heads was as it were slain to death, and his death stroke was healed. And the whole earth amarveled after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they aworshipped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? And who can make war with him?
5 And there was given to him a mouth aspeaking great things and blasphemies, and authority was given to him to act for 1bforty-two months.
6 And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His atabernacle, which tabernacle in heaven.
7 And permission was given to him to make awar with the 1saints and to overcome them; and authority was given to him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.
8 And all those adwelling on the earth will worship him, every one whose name is not 1bwritten in the 2cbook of life of the dLamb who was slain efrom the foundation of the world.
9 If anyone has an aear, let him hear.
10 If anyone is for captivity, into captivity he goes; if anyone akills with the sword, with the sword he is to be killed. Here is the bendurance and the cfaith of the 1saints.
b. The Beast out of the Earth -- The False Prophet
11 And I saw 1aanother beast coming up out of the 2earth, and he had two horns 3like a lamb, and he spoke like a bdragon.
12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast ain his sight, and he causes the earth and those who dwell in it to bworship the first beast, whose cdeath stroke was healed.
13 And he does great 1asigns, so that he even makes bfire come down out of heaven to the earth before men.
14 And he adeceives those who dwell on the earth on account of the signs which he was given power to do before the beast, 1commanding those who dwell on the earth to make an bimage to the beast, who had the cstroke of the sword and revived.
15 And power was given to him to give 1breath to the image of the beast that the image of the beast might even 2aspeak and cause whoever would bnot worship the image of the beast to be killed.
16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the freemen and the slaves, to be given a amark on their right hand or on their bforehead,
17 And that no one may be able to buy or sell except him who has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the anumber of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has 1understanding calculate the 2number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred sixty-six.
3. Three Reapings
a. The Firstfruits of the Believers
before the Great Tribulation
1 And I saw, and behold, the aLamb standing on Mount 1bZion, and with Him a 2chundred and forty-four thousand, having 3His dname and the ename of His Father written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice out of heaven like the sound of 1many awaters and like the sound of 2loud bthunder; and the voice which I heard was like the sound of 3harp-singers playing on their charps.
3 And they asing a bnew song before the throne and before the cfour living creatures and the delders; and 1no one could learn the song except the hundred and forty-four thousand, who have been epurchased 2from the earth.
4 These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are 1avirgins. These are they who bfollow the Lamb wherever He may go. These were purchased from among men as 2cfirstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth 1ano lie was found; they are 2bwithout blemish.
b. The Eternal Gospel in the Great Tribulation
6 And I saw another angel flying in amid-heaven, having an 1eternal gospel to announce to those 2bdwelling on the earth, even to every nation and tribe and tongue and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, 1aFear God and bgive Him glory because the hour of His 2cjudgment has come; and 3dworship Him who has emade heaven and earth and the sea and the fsprings of waters.
c. The Fall of Religious Babylon
in the Great Tribulation
8 And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, aFallen, fallen is 1bBabylon the Great, who has made all the nations cdrink of the 2wine of the fury of her fornication!
d. The Warning against the Worship of Antichrist
in the Great Tribulation
9 And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone aworships the beast and his bimage and receives a cmark on his forehead or on his hand,
10 He also shall drink of the awine of the fury of God, which is mixed undiluted in the bcup of His wrath; and he shall be tormented in 1cfire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb.
11 And the asmoke of their tormenting goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his bimage, and whoever receives the mark of his name.
12 Here is the 1aendurance of the 2saints, those who bkeep the commandments of God and the cfaith of Jesus.
e. The Blessing of the Martyrs
in the Great Tribulation
13 And I heard a voice out of heaven, saying, Write, Blessed are the 1dead who adie in the Lord from now on. Yes, says 2the bSpirit, that they may crest from their labors; for their works follow with them.
f. The Harvest of Believers near the End
of the Great Tribulation
14 And I saw, and behold, there was a white cloud, and 1on the acloud One like the 2bSon of Man sitting, having a 3golden ccrown on His head and a 4sharp sickle in His hand.
15 And another angel acame out of the btemple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, Send forth Your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come because the 1charvest of the earth is 2ripe.
16 And He who sat on the cloud thrust His 1sickle upon the earth, and the earth was 2reaped.
g. The Gathering of the Grapes (the Evildoers)
at the End of the Great Tribulation
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out of the aaltar, he who has authority over fire, and he cried with a loud voice to 1him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Send forth your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the 2vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripened.
19 And the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great 1awinepress of the fury of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden outside the 1acity, and bblood came out of the winepress up to the bridles of the 2chorses for a 3thousand six hundred 4stadia.
4. The Outpouring of the Seven Bowls
a. The Last Seven Plagues
1 And I saw another asign in heaven, great and wonderful, bseven angels having 1seven cplagues, the last plagues; for in them the dfury of God was finished.
b. The Praise of the Late Overcomers
2 And I saw as it were a 1aglassy sea mingled with fire and 2bthose who come away victorious from the cbeast and from his dimage and from the enumber of his name 3standing on the glassy sea, having fharps of God.
3 And they sing the 1asong of Moses, the bslave of God, and the 2csong of the Lamb, saying, dGreat and ewonderful are Your 3works, fLord God the Almighty! gRighteous and true are Your 3hways, O iKing of the 4nations!
4 Who will not afear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are 1bholy; for call the nations will come and worship before You, for Your 2drighteous judgments have been manifested.
c. The Scene in Heaven
before the Outpouring of the Seven Bowls
5 And after these things I saw, and the 1atemple of the btabernacle of the 2testimony in heaven was opened,
6 And the seven angels who had the seven plagues acame out of the temple, 1clothed in clean bright blinen and cgirded around the breasts with golden girdles.
7 And one of the afour living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bbowls full of the fury of God, who clives forever and ever.
8 And the atemple was filled with bsmoke from the cglory of God and from His power, and 1dno one could enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.
d. The First Bowl:
A Malignant Sore upon the Worshippers of Antichrist
1 And I heard a loud voice out of the atemple, saying to the bseven angels, Go and pour out the seven 1bowls of the cfury of God into the earth.
2 And the first went and poured out his bowl into the aearth; and there came to be an evil and malignant 1bsore upon the men who have the cmark of the beast and worship his image.
e. The Second Bowl:
The Sea Becoming Blood
3 And the second poured out his bowl into the asea, and it became bblood like that of a dead man; and 1every living soul that was in the sea died.
f. The Third Bowl:
The Rivers and Springs Becoming Blood
4 And the third poured out his bowl into the arivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.
5 And I heard the angel who had power over the waters saying, You are 1arighteous, 2bwho is and who was, the 1cHoly One, because You have djudged these things;
6 For they poured out the ablood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink; they are worthy of it.
7 And I heard the aaltar saying, 1Yes, bLord God the Almighty, 2ctrue and righteous are Your judgments.
g. The Fourth Bowl:
The Sun Burning Men with Fire
8 And the fourth poured out his bowl upon the asun; and it was given to it to burn men with fire.
9 And men were burned with great heat, and they ablasphemed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues, and they did bnot repent so as to cgive Him glory.
h. The Fifth Bowl:
The Kingdom of Antichrist Becoming Darkened
10 And the fifth poured out his bowl upon the 1athrone of the beast; and his bkingdom became cdarkened; and they gnawed their tongues for pain
11 And ablasphemed the bGod of heaven for their pains and for their csores; and they did dnot repent of their works.
i. The Sixth Bowl:
The Euphrates Dried Up
12 And the 1sixth poured out his bowl upon the great river aEuphrates; and its water was bdried up that the way of the kings from the crising of the sun might be prepared.
j. The Vision Inserted
between the Sixth and Seventh Bowls:
The Gathering at Armageddon
13 And I saw, out of the mouth of the adragon and out of the mouth of the bbeast and out of the mouth of the cfalse prophet, three 1dunclean spirits as efrogs;
14 For they are aspirits of demons doing bsigns, which go forth to the kings of the cwhole inhabited earth to gather them to the dwar of the egreat day of God the Almighty.
15 (Behold, I 1come as a athief. Blessed is he who bwatches and keeps his cgarments that he may not walk dnaked and they see his shame.)
16 And they 1agathered them to the place which in Hebrew is called, 2Armageddon.
k. The Seventh Bowl:
The Greatest Earthquake and the Great Hail
17 And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air; and a loud voice came out of the 1atemple from the bthrone, saying, It is 2cdone.
18 And there were alightnings and voices and thunders; and there was a great 1bearthquake, such as had cnot been since man appeared on the earth, such an earthquake, so great.
19 And the 1agreat city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And 2bBabylon the Great was cremembered before God to give her the dcup of the 3wine of the fury of His wrath.
20 And every aisland fled, and the mountains were not found.
21 And great ahail, every stone about the weight of a 1talent, came down out of heaven upon men; and men 2bblasphemed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague of it is exceedingly great.
5. Babylon the Great and Her Destruction
a. The Religious Aspect
(1) The Great Harlot
1 And one of the aseven angels who had the bseven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, cCome here; I will show you the 1djudgment of the 2great 3harlot who sits upon the emany waters,
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed 1afornication, and those who bdwell on the earth have been made cdrunk with the 2wine of her fornication.
3 And he acarried me away in 1bspirit into a 2wilderness; and I saw a cwoman sitting upon a 3scarlet 4dbeast, full of enames of 5blasphemy, having 6fseven heads and gten horns.
4 And the woman was aclothed in 1purple and 2scarlet, and gilded with 3gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a 4bgolden cup full of cabominations 5and the dunclean things of her fornication.
5 And on her aforehead there was a name written, 1bMYSTERY, cBabylon The Great, The 2MOTHER Of The HARLOTS And The 3ABOMINATIONS Of The EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman 1drunk with the ablood of the saints and with the blood of the 2bwitnesses of Jesus. And I marveled with great marvel when I saw her.
(2) The Interpretation of
the Woman and the Beast
7 And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast who bears her, who has the seven heads and the ten horns.
8 The 1beast that you saw was and is not and is about to acome up out of the babyss and 2go into cperdition. And those who ddwell on the earth, those whose name is not ewritten from the foundation of the world in the 3fbook of life, will gmarvel when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will be present.
9 Here is the mind which has awisdom. The bseven heads are the 1seven mountains where the woman sits
10 And are 1seven kings: five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain only a short time.
11 And the beast who was and is not, he himself is 1also the eighth and is out of the seven and goes into perdition.
12 And the aten horns which you saw are 1ten kings, who have not yet received a bkingdom but receive authority as kings for cone hour with the beast.
13 These have one 1amind, and they give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make 1awar with the bLamb, and the Lamb will covercome them, for He is dLord of lords and King of kings; and they who are ewith Him, the called and 2fchosen and gfaithful, will also overcome them.
15 And he said to me, The 1awaters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are bpeoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
(3) The Destruction of the Harlot
by the Beast
16 And the aten horns which you saw and the beast, these will 1hate the harlot and will make her bdesolate and naked and will eat her flesh and cburn her utterly with fire.