Revelation 16:20

20 And 1every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.

Revelation 16:20 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 16:20

And every island fled away
This may be understood either of the dissolution of the world, the present heavens and earth, when there will be no more sea, ( Revelation 21:1 ) and so consequently no islands:

and the mountains were not found;
for the earth and the heaven will be fled away at the appearance of Christ the Judge, and there will be no place found for them, ( Revelation 20:11 ) and new heavens, and a new earth, without sea or mountains, will succeed: or rather this may signify the utter extirpation of all the antichristian powers in every shape, whether on islands or on the continent; for this day of the Lord will be upon every high mountain and hill, to bring them low, and the Lord alone shall be exalted, ( Isaiah 2:14 Isaiah 2:15 Isaiah 2:17 ) and may particularly respect the dissolution of monasteries, and the plundering them of their riches and revenues.

Revelation 16:20 In-Context

18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty.
19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Revelation 6:14; Revelation 20:11
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