Revelation 8:11

“And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the name of the starre is called Wormewood, and the third part of the waters became wormewood, and many men dyed of the waters, because they were made bitter.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the name of the star is Wormwood: and a third part of the waters became bitter; and a number of men came to their end because of the waters, for they were made bitter.
- Basic English Bible

And the name of the star is called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many of the men died of the waters because they were made bitter.
- Darby Bible

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died by the waters, because they were made bitter.
- Webster's Bible

The name of the star is `Wormwood;' and a third part of the waters were turned into wormwood, and vast numbers of the people died from drinking the water, because it had become bitter.
- Weymouth Bible

The name of the star is called "Wormwood." One third of the waters became wormwood. Many people died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
- World English Bible

And the name of the sterre is seid Wormod. And the thridde part of watris was maad in to wormod; and many men weren deed of the watris, for tho weren maad bittere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the name of the star is called Wormwood, and the third of the waters doth become wormwood, and many of the men did die of the waters, because they were made bitter.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:11


8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood - The unparalleled bitterness both of Arius himself and of his followers show the exact propriety of his title. And the third part of the waters became wormwood - A very considerable part of Afric was infected with the same bitter doctrine and Spirit. And many men (though not a third part of them) died - By the cruelty of the Arians.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 8:11


Re 8:11 The name of the star is called Wormwood. That is, it is bitterness, because it shall fill the world with bitter sorrow. A star is a symbol of a great leader. Such a star as this, a blazing meteor, is a symbol of a leader who suddenly appears, rapidly does an awfully baleful work, and then disappears. And the third part of the waters became wormwood. In some way the rivers will be the scenes of his malign influence. They shall become bitterness and shall be scenes of death.

Discussion for Revelation 8:11

  • It can now be seen in australia even the chemtrails are having trouble hiding it. dark welders glass cellphone photo put glass over phone. it hasbeen behind the sun since dec and just. visible again now. the red is obvious. even behind nazi chemtrails a special thanks to government who helps organise our cancers and slow deaths while they build their underground bunkers lol read the part in the bible about the elites google the antartic and see what the demons and nazi and fallen angels are doing Jesus will come soon its all happening now folks God Bless
  • Dody Bush for verse 11
    I believe it is atomic because the symbol for atomic was an atom that looked like a star...also a third of our waters have been made bad through atomic energy, ***ishima. Many men will die from this accident.
  • Daniel C Orr for verse 11
    I think and believe the Scripture calls the "Great star from Heaven" which is future to fall from heaven as Wormwood, or "bitter." This may be a comet, asteroid or meteorite or even an actual star of undetermined, as yet origins, that is hurled into earth's atmosphere, with a fierce burning hot flame of fire when introduced at break neck speeds quite literally explodes upon impact, disseminating its deadly ash and fumes over 1/3 of the earth's water sources. So bitter will the water be that many will die from its toxicity accumulated in known water sources. This is a futuristic prophecy, yet to be fulfilled in human history, during the 7 year Tribulation period. It is not an historic nuclear accident like "Chernobyl," in Russia, in recent times, some great military leader or famine, pestilence or plague, in ancient times or Mideavil times. It is what God said it is...a bitter experience for those unfortunate to partake of its calamity and yields death to many humans. The Russian nuclear accident came from the earth bound structures of a nuclear Power plant made by humans, while Wormwood comes from Heaven, a heavenly body not made by humans, as a sign of God's judgment to the human inhabitants of the earth. Other spurious conjectured interpretations are subject to discredit, as they deter from a true biblical hermeneutic interpretive course.

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