Revelation 16:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they haue shedde the blood of Saints and Prophets, and thou hast giuen them blood to drinke: for they are worthy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them blood to drink. They deserve it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and blood hast thou given them to drink: they are worthy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they made the blood of saints and prophets come out like a stream, and blood have you given them for drink; which is their right reward.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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."
- Weymouth Bible

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

for thei schedden out the blood of halewis and prophetis, and thou hast youun to hem blood to drinke; for thei ben worthi.
- Wycliffe Bible

because blood of saints and prophets they did pour out, and blood to them Thou didst give to drink, for they are worthy;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 16:6


16:6 Thou host given then, blood to drink - Men do not drink out of the sea, but out of fountains and rivers. Therefore this is fitly added here. They are worthy - Is subjoined with a beautiful abruptness.


Discussion for Revelation 16

  • A disciple
    Alex; Sentimental and wishful thinking is not how we understand and seek the things of God. Remember Peter's well wishing toward Jesus, and how he thought the talk about going to the cross was something to be rejected, like it was just "negative thinking?"The cross was the only way to save us from sin; so too it is only by utter destruction of fire that the wicked and all cause of sin be removed.
  • Alex
    Disciple there are too many scriptures that say this earth is gonna abide forever,seed tine and harvest forever, Davids saw this earth at REST and full of his Glory, Isaiah says Knowledge shall cover the earth as the waters cover the seas,but Jesus is very bold and says thy kingdom come thy will be done (right here on this earth)The ferverent heats is his baptism of fire, his lake of fire etc gb
  • A disciple
    In the Law of the LORD it is written, that the wicked shall be punished by the same evil that they thought to do to others; and so the first vial of wrath is for all their cruelties and poisoning the world. "..upon the men who had the character or stamp of the beast..ULCERS; injurious to health, having a bad odor, extremely serious or worrying in its effects, hard to bear, very severe, painful.."
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:68 then SIMON PETER answered him LORD to whom shall we go thou hast the words of eternal life ROMANS 11:19 thou wilt say then the branches were broken off that I might be graffed in --11:20-- well because of unbelief they were broken off and thou standest by faith be not highminded but fear --11:21-- for if GOD spared not the natural branches --- take heed lest he also spare not thee ---
  • Stephen Botts
    A child of the King need not fear the judgments foretold in the book of Holy Scripture. We are kept by His Blood!

    "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand".-John 10:28
  • BSP
    Verse 12: This prophecy foretold that the "waters" of Babylon the Great would dry up. Many people would no longer support Babylon the Great or false religion.

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