Revelation 16:16

“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 16:16

And hee gathered them together into a place, called in the Hebrewe tongue, Armageddon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har-magedon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they got them together into the place which is named in Hebrew Armageddon.
- Basic English Bible

And he gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armagedon.
- Darby Bible

And he gathered them into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
- Webster's Bible

And assemble them they did at the place called in Hebrew `Har-Magedon.'
- Weymouth Bible

He gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew, Megiddo.
- World English Bible

And he schal gadre hem in to a place, that is clepid in Ebreu Hermagedon.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did bring them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 16:16

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 16:16

16:16 And they gathered them together to Armageddon - Mageddon, or Megiddo, is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament. Armageddon signifies the city or the mountain of Megiddo; to which the valley of Megiddo adjoined. This was a place well known in ancient times for many memorable occurrences; in particular, the slaughter of the kings of Canaan, related, #Judges 5:19|. Here the narrative breaks off. It is resumed, #Rev 19:19|.

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 16:16

Re 16:16 He gathered them together. "They gathered them" (Revised Version). The three unclean spirits. Into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. If this is a literal conflict of arms, the place where it will take place is probably indicated. Probably the conflict will be moral and spiritual. The place named is not only Hebrew, but is a famous spot in Hebrew history. Armageddon means simply the hill Megiddo. Upon the Hill Megiddo was fought the battle in which King Josiah was slain (2Ki 23:29). It was in the midst of the battle-ground of Israel. The plain of Esdraelon, the depression between Judea and Galilee, was tracked with armies. If Eze 37:8-17 is understood literally, it signifies that Palestine will be the theater of this struggle, but of all these passages I am inclined to believe that they have a spiritual signification. The Israel of Ezekiel represents the church, the true Israel. Armageddon, the battle-ground of Israel, is used metaphorically to describe the great conflict of the Israel of God.

Discussion for Revelation 16:16

  • Randall Bunton on Revelation 16:16
    Why is the comment locked? The red letter in the KJV bible is the truth. To suggest Jesus would have his disciples slaughtered with no defense is wrong. He blinded Saul on the road to Damascus to protect his flock. People must be able to defend themselves against evil. He literally meant they must defend themselves and their families against the demonic powers that exist on the Earth. Jesus never bowed the knee to any king or devil on the Earth. Christians must follow his Divine teaching and warnings. For the days are indeed evil. Anyone that believes Jesus was a non-violent advocate like Martin Luther King do not believe his prophecy. I will follow the Nazarene no matter what "scholars" say to twist his word. Antichrist is still here as in the time of Jesus. The carpenter was no weakling trying to compromise good and evil. He stood firm and we must also.
  • Admin - in Reply on Revelation 16:16
    Hi Randall, looks like you were able to post just fine. Most comments more than 1 month old can't be replied to (locked) to encourage people to start a new thread. It works out better that way. God bless you!
  • A Jewish Wedding on Revelation 16:16
    These are actual 7 steps of a Jewish wedding.

    1. First, the Jewish groom barters with the father of the bride. They get together and they go back-and-forth, and barter as to what the deal is going to be.

    2. Once they reach an agreement, the future bride is brought in. And if she approves of it, all three of them drink out of the covenant cup, which means from that time forward they are betrothed.

    3. The groom goes back to his father's house to build their living quarters. It is built right off of the family home. And once the wedding takes place, and they are now married, they will go back to his family's home, and there will be living quarters that will be for them.

    4. The father of the groom decides when the living quarters are done, and when he can go get his bride. What does that tell us? We don't know the time or the hour. It has to be a minimum of one year because it is a time of purity for her. The groom can go get his bride when his father decides it's time.

    5. When the marriage announcement is made, catch this: the people who have already been invited to the wedding feast, they take their positions along the parade route, because the groom is going to get his bride. And there are people stationed in position all the way along the route. They join the parade as it passes by. It is called a parade.

    6. When the groom reaches the bride's house, he stands at a distance and blows the shofar, the trumpet, for the bride to come out and meet him. And the wedding takes place at that time. Do you see anything in there about prophecy? The groom comes to get his bride, and he stands a ways off and blows the trumpet, and she comes out to meet him.

    7. The parade goes back to the groom's house and the wedding feast begins. All of the guests in the parade gather in the Fellowship Hall, and the door is shut. This is not an open public thing.

    Compare this to prophecy in Matthew Chapter 25

    Be looking for our Bridegroom!


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  • Many people where murdered in the past for not adhering to the trinity doctrine , which proves it's not at all from God if you have a rational mind .

    So in supporting this heinous doctrine you are under the Gods curse of it .
  • Adam - in Reply on Revelation 16:16
    Hi Rob,

    I'm wondering what your motive is for coming to a Bible website and accusing Christians who believe the trinity of being under a "curse"- something that most Christians believe in. Is that how you lovingly are looking to exchange information about the Bible to edify each other or are just looking to start a quarrel and do the opposite? Romans 14:19, Ephesians 4:32, Ephesians 4:29.

    The reason people believe that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Ghost) are one is that it literally says that in the Bible in 1 John 5:7 and elsewhere: Link

    Do you think this is a salvation issue where someone may go to hell for believing the Bible verses such as 1 John 5:7 or why else are you so strong to condemn Bible believing Christians? What if someone accused you of what you're accusing others- that you yourself are spreading a "heinous doctrine" and are under a "curse," how would that make you feel and would it be true?
  • Sis Jackie reply to Adam concerning 1john1 on Revelation 16:16
    Adam please read the testimony of 1john1 again, Then read my exhortation ................

    The discussion was not concerning Sin but JOY! I perceive the person to be young in the Lord; comparing their Joy to someone else.Not realizing the spirit now that he /she is born again is now in the process of renewing their mind; being renewed as the milk of the word is received ;Sanctify them through thy truth:thy word is truth St. John 17;17

    As a sinner, nothing we could have done or didnt do would have made us worthy in the sight of God except what the testimony stated,I have

    confessed and I believe I've been forgiven. The scripture says, Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ! I guarantee His full joy will come...Dont compare, what he has for you, is for You. i AGREE we must have a spiritual walk.but, We naturally or Spiritually cant walk at Birth. The devil is the accuser to reminds you of Past sins But God threw then in the sea of his forgetfulness...Praise

    Almighty God....To answer your question about your conscious I dont know when But I do know He keeps His Word. He did it for me and everyone

    he delivers from sin and shame. The scriptues even states some of our past life 1st corinth.6:9-11vrs.

    We thank our Father, God, for The Gift...Jesus and everthing we need for life and godliness flows out of Him Joy is included..You dont realllly know

    what you got inside. 1john1 Love yaa with the love of the are on my prayer list now.. I dont care what else he gives you Salvation is the ultimate thing to praise him and be joyfull or full of Joy about Adam you also join us in our prayer and praise for 1john1 also pray for me.

    Sis Jackie
  • Terry on Revelation 16:16
    Comment by Allen on Genesis 9:24 concerning Noah and the curse on Canaan is the first and only comment I have ever seen of MANY other attempts to explain this verse, which seems correct to me. I ALWAYS had assumed that Noah's YOUNGER SON was meaning the same thing as YOUNGER GRANDSON since that is who he cursed, Canaan, the younger of Ham's four sons. Also, if Noah would have been talking about Ham it would have simply read SON instead of "younger son" which also would not fit well due to the fact that Ham was the middle son, NOT the younger son. And finally, we learn that it was AFTER all the covering up had occurred that Noah awoke, so he did not even know that Ham had done anything wrong. It never says anywhere that Ham DID anything wrong. He could have glanced and then immediately turned away and went to tell his brothers to figure out what to do and the other two brothers had a good idea. No harm. BUT... when Noah awoke, he KNEW what had been done to him. That is key. Surely, we can assume that if he knew WHAT had been done to him, then by the assignment of the curse, he also seemed to know WHO did that to him... whatever it was. I also liked the comparison Allen made that JESUS is called the son of David, when actually he was the grandson of David. Language was a bit different back then. And any stories about the "sin of Ham" are a lazy reader's myth. So when Noah woke up, he knew what had happened and assigned the punishment to the guilty one, Canaan... period.
  • Does anyone know where the Pretrib Rapture is in the Bible ?

    I can not find it , I only find the 1st resurrection and the coming of Christ our hope on the last day . As Jesus said .

    I was taught it and believed it until I read the Bible for myself ! And low and behold it's not there in word or event , unless you can twist scriptures out of context , but then we could have 300 denominations if that was done .
  • Rob - in Reply on Revelation 16:16
    Let's see some solid Scriptures! I will wait .


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