Revelation 16:8

“And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the fourth Angel powred out his viall vpon the Sunne, and power was giuen vnto him to scorch men with fire.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fourth {angel} poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the fourth poured out his bowl upon the sun; and it was given unto it to scorch men with fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the fourth let what was in his vessel come out on the sun; and power was given to it that men might be burned with fire.
- Basic English Bible

And the fourth poured out his bowl on the sun; and it was given to it to burn men with fire.
- Darby Bible

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given to him to scorch men with fire.
- Webster's Bible

Then the fourth angel poured his bowl on to the sun, and power was given to it to scorch men with fire.
- Weymouth Bible

The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.
- World English Bible

And the fourthe aungel schedde out his viol in to the sunne, and it was youun to hym to turmente men with heete and fier.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the fourth messenger did pour out his vial upon the sun, and there was given to him to scorch men with fire,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 16:8


16:8 The fourth poured out his phial upon the sun - Which was likewise affected by the fourth trumpet. There is also a plain resemblance between the first, second, and third phials, and the first, second, and third trumpet. And it was given him - The angel. To scorch the men - Who had the mark of the beast. With fire - As well as with the beams of the sun. So these four phials affected earth, water, fire, and air.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 16:8


Re 16:8,9 THE FOURTH VIAL. The fourth poured out his vial on the sun. Since these vials of the wrath of God are "poured into the earth" (Re 16:1), the sun must be used as a symbol. It is a symbol of a supreme ruler--a ruler or king. Any one who becomes a great light and occupies a pre-eminent position, may be indicated by this symbol. The Savior is described as the Sun of Righteousness (Mal 4:2). In the dream of Joseph, his father Jacob, the patriarchal ruler, is represented by the sun (Ge 37:9,10). Among the orientals it is the well-known symbol of a king or ruler. And power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. The fourth vial is poured upon this sun, and power is given it to scorch men with fire. Fire, the instrument of bitter pain, is a symbol of suffering.

Discussion for Revelation 16:8

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