So 1 the one seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Then 1 another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle.
And when the grain is ripe, he sends in the sickle 1 because the harvest has come.” 2
Another 1 angel, who was in charge of 2 the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to the angel 3 who had the sharp sickle, “Use 4 your sharp sickle and gather 5 the clusters of grapes 6 off the vine of the earth, 7 because its grapes 8 are now ripe.” 9
When you go into the ripe grain fields of your neighbor you may pluck off the kernels with your hand, 1 but you must not use a sickle on your neighbor’s ripe grain.
Rush forth with 1 the sickle, for the harvest is ripe! Come, stomp the grapes, 2 for the winepress is full! The vats overflow. Indeed, their evil is great! 3
Then 1 I looked, and a white cloud appeared, 2 and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man! 3 He had 4 a golden crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.
So 1 the angel swung his sickle over the earth and gathered the grapes from the vineyard 2 of the earth and tossed them into the great 3 winepress of the wrath of God.
You must count seven weeks; you must begin to count them 1 from the time you begin to harvest the standing grain.
So all Israel had to go down to the Philistines in order to get their plowshares, cutting instruments, axes, and sickles 1 sharpened.
Kill all the farmers who sow the seed in the land of Babylon. Kill all those who wield the sickle at harvest time. 1 Let all the foreigners return to their own people. Let them hurry back to their own lands to escape destruction by that enemy army. 2
Then 1 another angel came out of the temple, shouting in a loud voice to the one seated on the cloud, “Use 2 your sickle and start to reap, 3 because the time to reap has come, since the earth’s harvest is ripe!”
They charged 1 two-thirds of a shekel 2 to sharpen plowshares and cutting instruments, and a third of a shekel 3 to sharpen picks and axes, and to set ox goads.