The Book of Revelation 16:1

Pour Out the Vials

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” (Rev 16:1 KJV)

The seven vials are the last and most severe judgments that are poured out in the last three and a half years of the tribulation period. The seven vials symbolize the wrath of God. These are literal catastrophes that will come upon the earth. Many call this portion of the tribulation period the Great Tribulation because of its severity.

Great – 3173 μέγας megas {meg’-as}

Meaning:  1) great 1a) of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons) 1a1) in particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects 1a1a) mass and weight: great 1a1b) compass and extent: large, spacious 1a1c) measure and height: long 1a1d) stature and age: great, old 1b) of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant 1c) of age: the elder 1d) used of intensity and its degrees: with great effort, of the affections and emotions of the mind, of natural events powerfully affecting the senses: violent, mighty, strong 2) predicated of rank, as belonging to 2a) persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power 2b) things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance 2c) a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent 3) splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately 4) great things 4a) of God’s preeminent blessings 4b) of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God

Origin:  [including the prolonged forms, feminine megale, plural megaloi, etc., cf also 3176, 3187]; TDNT – 4:529,573; adj

Usage:  AV – great 150, loud 33, misc 12; 195

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