1 Enoch 66:2


1 And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who are prepared to come and let loose all the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgement and destruction on all who [abide and] dwell on the earth. 2 And the Lord of Spirits gave commandment to the angels who were going forth, that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them in check; for those angels were over the powers of the waters. 3 And I went away from the presence of Enoch.

Revelation 16:5

New Testament

1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple declaring to the seven angels: “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s wrath.” 2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth. Then ugly and painful sores appeared on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. 3 Next, the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood, like that of a corpse, and every living creature that was in the sea died. 4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into blood. 5 Now I heard the angel of the waters saying:“You are just—the one who is and who was, the Holy One—because you have passed these judgments, 6 because they poured out the blood of your saints and prophets, so you have given them blood to drink. They got what they deserved!” 7 Then I heard the altar reply, “Yes, Lord God, the All-Powerful, your judgments are true and just!”

 Notes and References

"... The angel of water is an expression which is found nowhere else. In 7:1, we have four angels who control the four winds, and in 14:18, the angel who has power over fire. In Enoch 66:2, we read of angels who were over the powers of the waters and who had the power to hold back the waters. The voice of this angel proclaims the justice of God's judgments upon those who have shed the blood of those who were loyal to God. The judgment of those who have martyred the saints is suited to the evil they have done. This is only what men deserve ..."

Ladd, George Eldon A Commentary on the Revelation of John (p. 211) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1993

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