Revelation 16:7
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New International Version
And I heard the altar respond: "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments."

New Living Translation
And I heard a voice from the altar, saying, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, your judgments are true and just."

English Standard Version
And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments!”

Berean Study Bible
And I heard the altar reply: "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."

Berean Literal Bible
And I heard the altar saying: "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."

New American Standard Bible
And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."

King James Bible
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I heard someone from the altar say: Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, TRUE and righteous are Your judgments.

International Standard Version
Then I heard the altar reply, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, your judgments are true and just."

NET Bible
Then I heard the altar reply, "Yes, Lord God, the All-Powerful, your judgments are true and just!"

New Heart English Bible
I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I heard the altar saying: “Yes, LORD JEHOVAH God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I heard the altar answer, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, your judgments are true and fair."

New American Standard 1977
And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

King James 2000 Bible
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.

American King James Version
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.

American Standard Version
And I heard the altar saying, Yea, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I heard another, from the altar, saying: Yea, O Lord God Almighty, true and just are thy judgments.

Darby Bible Translation
And I heard the altar saying, Yea, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous [are] thy judgments.

English Revised Version
And I heard the altar saying, Yea, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I heard another from the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

Weymouth New Testament
And I heard a voice from the altar say, "Even so, O Lord God, the Ruler of all, true and righteous are Thy judgments."

World English Bible
I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments."

Young's Literal Translation
and I heard another out of the altar, saying, 'Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments.'
Study Bible
The First Six Bowls of Wrath
6For they have spilled the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink as they deserve.” 7And I heard the altar reply: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.” 8Next, the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given power to scorch the people with fire.…
Cross References
Revelation 1:8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and was and is to come--the Almighty.

Revelation 6:9
And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld.

Revelation 14:18
Still another angel, with authority over the fire, came from the altar and called out in a loud voice to the angel with the sharp sickle, "Swing your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the vine of the earth, because its grapes are ripe."

Revelation 15:3
and they sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and wonderful are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations!

Revelation 19:2
For His judgments are true and righteous; He has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, He has avenged the blood of His servants that was poured out by her hand."
Treasury of Scripture

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

out.

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the …

Revelation 8:3-5 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; …

Revelation 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; …

Isaiah 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphim to me, having a live coal in his hand, …

Ezekiel 10:2,7 And he spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between …

Even.

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

true.

Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity: he that kills …

Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured …

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great …

(7) And I heard . . .--Translate, And I heard (not "another out of the altar," but) the altar saying, Even so, Lord God the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments. The altar beneath which the souls of the martyrs cried, and on which the prayers of saints were offered, is represented as confirming the testimony to the just dealings of God.

Verse 7. - And! heard another out of the altar say. Omit "another out of." The altar is connected

(1) with the martyred saints (Revelation 6:9, 10; Revelation 8:3);

(2) with the judgments that fall on the earth in vengeance for the blood of the saints (Revelation 8:5; Revelation 9:13; Revelation 14:18); hence the appropriateness of this voice from the altar, which acquiesces in the judgments inflicted. The altar is here personified, and speaks concurring in the justice of those judgments sent on account of the saints who are represented by it. Some writers, however, understand "the angel of the altar," which is similar to the reading of the Authorized Version. Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments; Yea, O Lord God, the Almighty (Revised Version). Reaffirming what has been declared by the angel of the waters (ver. 5), and expressing concurrence therein. (On "true" (ἀληθιναί), see on Revelation 3:17.) Compare the expression in ver. 5. There God is declared righteous because he has thus judged; here the judgments are righteous because they. are his. Both phrases are equally true, giving the same truth from different standpoints. The same verdict is endorsed by the heavenly multitude in Revelation 19:2, when they celebrate the downfall of Babylon; another proof of the identity of the world which is here the object of the vial judgments and the Babylon, which is afterwards described, and whose doom is pronounced. And I heard another out of the altar say,.... That is, another angel that came out of the altar; see Revelation 14:18 and who represents the souls under the altar, whose blood had been shed by the above persons; compare with this Revelation 6:9 though, there, such whose blood had been shed by Rome Pagan are described; the Ethiopic version calls this angel as before, "the angel of the fountains of water"; and the Alexandrian copy, and Syriac and Arabic versions, read, "I heard the altar saying": as follows,

even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments; the same as in Revelation 15:3. This angel joins the other, and approves and confirms what he says; applauding the judgements of Christ upon the worshippers of the beast, from the verity of them, being what were threatened, and from the justice of them, being what they deserved. 7. another out of—omitted in A, C, Syriac, and Coptic. Translate then, "I heard the altar [personified] saying." On it the prayers of saints are presented before God: beneath it are the souls of the martyrs crying for vengeance on the foes of God.16:1-7 We are to pray that the will of God may be done on earth as it is done in heaven. Here is a succession of terrible judgments of Providence; and there seems to be an allusion to several of the plagues of Egypt. The sins were alike, and so were the punishments. The vials refer to the seven trumpets, which represented the rise of antichrist; and the fall of the enemies of the church shall bear some resemblance to their rise. All things throughout their earth, their air, their sea, their rivers, their cities, all are condemned to ruin, all accursed for the wickedness of that people. No wonder that angels, who witness or execute the Divine vengeance on the obstinate haters of God, of Christ, and of holiness, praise his justice and truth; and adore his awful judgments, when he brings upon cruel persecutors the tortures they made his saints and prophets suffer.
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