Revelation 16:20

20 Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found.

Read Revelation 16:20 Using Other Translations

And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.
And every island disappeared, and all the mountains were leveled.

What does Revelation 16:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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