“And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.”
King James Version (KJV)
15:7 And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels - After they were come out of the temple. Seven golden phials - Or bowls. The Greek word signifies vessels broader at the top than at the bottom. Full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever - A circumstance which adds greatly to the dreadfulness of his wrath.
Re 15:7 One of the four beasts. For notes on "The Four Living Creatures", see topic 9657. Gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God. As the servant and agent of the Almighty he hands the seven vials of God's wrath to the angels. The thought is that in succession seven plagues are to be poured upon the earth.