Revelation 16:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: "You are just in these judgments, O Holy One, you who are and who were;

King James Bible
And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

Darby Bible Translation
And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Thou art righteous, who art and wast, the holy one, that thou hast judged so;

World English Bible
I heard the angel of the waters saying, "You are righteous, who are and who were, you Holy One, because you have judged these things.

Young's Literal Translation
and I heard the messenger of the waters, saying, 'righteous, O Lord, art Thou, who art, and who wast, and who shalt be, because these things Thou didst judge,

Revelation 16:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The angel of the waters - The rabbins attribute angels, not only to the four elements so called, but to almost every thing besides. We have already seen the angel of the bottomless pit, Revelation 9:11, and the angel of the fire, Revelation 14:18. The angel of the earth is spoken of in Yalcut Rubeni, fol. 13, 2, and is called Admael. They have also an angel that presides over the grass; another that presides over the cattle which feed upon the grass.

They say that God employed the angel of the sea to swallow up the waters at the creation, that the dry land might appear. He disobeyed, and God slew him; the name of the angel of the sea is Rahab. See Baba bathra, fol. 74, 2. It is plain from several places that the writer of the Apocalypse keeps these notions distinctly in view.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the angel.

Revelation 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial on the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

Thou art.

Revelation 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

Psalm 129:4 The LORD is righteous: he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Lamentations 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow...

Daniel 9:14 Therefore has the LORD watched on the evil, and brought it on us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he does...

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who takes vengeance?...

2 Thessalonians 1:5,6 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God...

which art.

Revelation 1:4,8 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come...

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying...

Revelation 11:17 Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which are, and were, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power...

Library
Sin Charged Upon the Surety
All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. C omparisons, in the Scripture, are frequently to be understood with great limitation: perhaps, out of many circumstances, only one is justly applicable to the case. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. So when wandering sinners
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Can Our Dead Speak to Us?
The ministration of holy angels, as presented in the Scriptures, is a truth most comforting and precious to every follower of Christ. But the Bible teaching upon this point has been obscured and perverted by the errors of popular theology. The doctrine of natural immortality, first borrowed from the pagan philosophy, and in the darkness of the great apostasy incorporated into the Christian faith, has supplanted the truth, so plainly taught in Scripture, that "the dead know not anything." Multitudes
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
John 17:25
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

Revelation 1:4
John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,

Revelation 6:10
They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?"

Revelation 11:17
saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.

Revelation 15:4
Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."

Jump to Previous
Angel Charge Ears Heard Holy Judge Judged Judging Judgments Messenger Righteous Time True. Upright Vengeance Voice Wast Water Waters Wilt
Jump to Next
Angel Charge Ears Heard Holy Judge Judged Judging Judgments Messenger Righteous Time True. Upright Vengeance Voice Wast Water Waters Wilt
Links
Revelation 16:5 NIV
Revelation 16:5 NLT
Revelation 16:5 ESV
Revelation 16:5 NASB
Revelation 16:5 KJV

Revelation 16:5 Bible Apps
Revelation 16:5 Biblia Paralela
Revelation 16:5 Chinese Bible
Revelation 16:5 French Bible
Revelation 16:5 German Bible

Revelation 16:5 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Revelation 16:4
Top of Page
Top of Page