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

  • A disciple
    (verses 4-7) Jeremiah 7:29 "...for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath." Jeremiah 15:1 "...Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth." Why, we ask, does the Lord keep silence, while the wicked exalt themselves, and go without restraint? Because He's about to destroy them!
  • Chyna Whitaker
    I love you Jesus, please help us Lord. Times are getting very hard for us, we need you Lord to strengthen us. In Jesus's name, I pray, Amen.
  • Obbie Beal
    Verse 1 above says, "And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth".

    WOW! To God and Jesus be the All Glory Honor and Praise.


  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The clothing is righteousness,let ye be found naked. White clothing. The mouth of frogs is false doctrine. Lies. Frogs catch prey with their tongue. Ya don't pray to saints and Jesus wasn't " just a prophet" ANY religion that teaches any other way than THROUGH Jesus only falls into these categories. The 3 lies satan used on Eve still carry into major religions, even some "Christan" ones
  • David Morrion
    verse 18though 22 is still yet to be. God destroyed the world with water. The net time he is going to destroy it with fire. Verse 20 says that an earth quake will destroy the mountains and islands were not found. This is still to come.
  • Who were the kings of the earth gathered together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.? Revelation 16: 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon Herod , and out of the mouth of the beast Pilate , and out of the mouth of the false prophet Caiaphas . Psalms 2: 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed,... Acts 4: 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. Acts 4: 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

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