Revelation 16:6
New International Version
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve."

New Living Translation
Since they shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, you have given them blood to drink. It is their just reward."

English Standard Version
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!”

Berean Study Bible
For they have spilled the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”

Berean Literal Bible
because they have poured out the blood of saints and of prophets, and You have given to them blood to drink, they are worthy."

New American Standard Bible
for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it."

King James Bible
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Christian Standard Bible
Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, you have given them blood to drink; they deserve it!

Contemporary English Version
They poured out the blood of your people and your prophets. So you gave them blood to drink as they deserve!"

Good News Translation
They poured out the blood of God's people and of the prophets, and so you have given them blood to drink. They are getting what they deserve!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, You also gave them blood to drink; they deserve it!

International Standard Version
You have given them blood to drink because they spilled the blood of saints and prophets. This is what they deserve."

NET Bible
because they poured out the blood of your saints and prophets, so you have given them blood to drink. They got what they deserved!"

New Heart English Bible
For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they have shed the blood of the Prophets and of The Holy Ones, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have given them blood to drink because they have poured out the blood of God's people and prophets. This is what they deserve."

New American Standard 1977
for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink. They deserve it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they deserve it.

King James 2000 Bible
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are deserving of it.

American King James Version
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

American Standard Version
for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and blood hast thou given them to drink: they are worthy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Darby Bible Translation
for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy.

English Revised Version
for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and blood hast thou given them to drink: they are worthy.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

Weymouth New Testament
For they poured out the blood of Thy people and of the Prophets, and in return Thou hast given them blood to drink. And this they deserved."

World English Bible
For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this."

Young's Literal Translation
because blood of saints and prophets they did pour out, and blood to them Thou didst give to drink, for they are worthy;'
Study Bible
The First Six Bowls of Wrath
5And I heard the angel of the waters say: “Righteous are You, O Holy One, who is and who was, because You have brought these judgments. 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.”…
Cross References
Exodus 7:17
This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD. Behold, with the staff in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will turn to blood.

Isaiah 49:26
I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they will be drunk on their own blood, as with sweet wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Luke 11:49
Because of this, the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and others they will persecute.'

Revelation 11:18
The nations were enraged, and Your wrath has come. The time has come to judge the dead, and to reward Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear Your name, both small and great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

Revelation 17:6
I could see that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and of the witnesses for Jesus. And I was greatly astonished at the sight of her.

Revelation 18:24
And there was found in her the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who had been slain on the earth.

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

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

they have.

Revelation 6:10,11
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? …

Revelation 13:10,15
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints…

Revelation 17:6,7
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration…

for they are.

Revelation 11:18
And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

Revelation 18:20
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

Jeremiah 26:11,16
Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears…







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they have spilled
ἐξέχεαν (exechean)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1632: Or ekchuno ek-khoo'-no from ek and cheo; to pour forth; figuratively, to bestow.

[the] blood
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

of saints
ἁγίων (hagiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

prophets,
προφητῶν (prophētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

You have given
δέδωκας (dedōkas)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

blood
αἷμα (haima)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 129: Blood, literally, figuratively or specially; by implication, bloodshed, also kindred.

to drink
πιεῖν (piein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4095: To drink, imbibe. A prolonged form of pio, which poo occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe.

as they
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

deserve.”
ἄξιοί (axioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 514: Worthy, worthy of, deserving, comparable, suitable. Probably from ago; deserving, comparable or suitable.
(6) For they have shed . . .--Better, Because they shed (not, "have shed," but did shed, or pour out), and blood didst Thou give them; they are worthy. "For" is to be omitted; the sentence has a startling force without it. They--i.e., those enemies of all righteousness--are worthy; they receive the due reward of their deeds.

Verse 6. - For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. This supplies the key to the interpretation of the previous visions. The ungodly have shed the blood of saints, therefore God deals out death to them. This is the meaning signified by the "blood" of the previous verses (cf. the doom of Babylon, described in Revelation 17, especially ver. 6; and Revelation 18:6, 24. Cf. the words, "they are worthy," with Revelation 3:4). It is correct to consider that this prophecy received its first fulfilment in the violent deaths of so many of those who were the earliest Christian persecutors. On this subject see Lactantius, 'De Morte Persecutorum.' 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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