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Revelation 11:14

ESV The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
NIV The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.
NASB The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is coming quickly.
CSB The second woe has passed. Take note: The third woe is coming soon!
NLT The second terror is past, but look, the third terror is coming quickly.
KJV The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
NKJV The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly.

What does Revelation 11:14 mean?

This verse recalls the past and anticipates the future. It announces that the second woe has passed and the third woe is coming. The first woe was introduced by the sound of the fifth trumpet that brought the plague of invading locusts (Revelation 9:1–12). The second woe was introduced by the blast of the sixth trumpet. It involved the release of four fallen angels to kill a third of mankind (Revelation 9:13–21).

The blowing of the seventh trumpet introduces events that occur until Christ executes final judgment on the unbelievers of all ages. Just as the seventh seal judgment was, in fact, the trumpet judgments, so too is the seventh trumpet judgment composed of the "bowl judgments." Seven bowls of the wrath of God will be poured out on the earth (Revelation 16:1). These judgments begin with the affliction of painful sores on the people who bear the mark of the beast and worship his image (Revelation 16:2). The judgments end with the fall of Babylon (Revelation 16:19). God will avenge his faithful people and usher in the kingdom of His Son.

The verses following this passage describe seven major figures of the end times, and Revelation does not resume its direct narrative until chapter 16.
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