Revelation 8:8

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the second Angel sounded, and as it were a great mountaine burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The second angel sounded, and {something} like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at the sounding of the second angel, it was as if a great mountain burning with fire was sent into the sea: and a third part of the sea became blood,
- Basic English Bible

And the second angel sounded [his] trumpet: and as a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood;
- Darby Bible

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
- Webster's Bible

The second angel blew his trumpet; and what seemed to be a great mountain, all ablaze with fire, was hurled into the sea; and a third part of the sea was turned into blood.
- Weymouth Bible

The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood,
- World English Bible

And the secunde aungel trumpide; and as a greet hil brennynge with fier was cast in to the see;
- Wycliffe Bible

And the second messenger did sound, and as it were a great mountain with fire burning was cast into the sea, and the third of the sea became blood,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:8


8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea - By the sea, particularly as it is here opposed to the earth, we may understand the west, or Europe; and chiefly the middle parts of it, the vast Roman empire. A mountain here seems to signify a great force and multitude of people. #Jer 51:25|; so this may point at the irruption of the barbarous nations into the Roman empire. The warlike Goths broke in upon it about the year 250: and from that time the irruption of one nation after another never ceased till the very form of the Roman empire, and all but the name, was lost. The fire may mean the fire of war, and the rage of those savage nations. And the third part of the sea became blood - This need not imply, that just a third part of the Romans was slain; but it is certain an inconceivable deal of blood was shed in all these invasions.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 8:8


Re 8:8,9 THE SECOND TRUMPET. And the second angel sounded. Then the scene changes. And as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea. Now a great burning mountain is cast into the sea. The sea is the theater of destruction. And the third part of the sea became blood. Again there is fire and blood indicating carnage and destruction. In the first judgment the third part of the earth suffers (Re 8:7); but now a third part of the sea. The symbols imply that some mighty volcanic power shall be turned upon the sea, and make it a scene of awful warfare and destruction.

Discussion for Revelation 8

  • Ren
    I agree with Ann. My father inlaw was a preacher and he warned me to steer clear of them also. Sad they work so hard going door to door but the truth is not with them.
  • Ann
    I am so glad that Disciple has spoke out, to warn people to stay away from the Jehovah's Witnesses. Amen! and Amen!
  • A disciple
    Val Hawn; If I were you I'd get away from the Jehovah's Witnesses as fast as you can. They deny the Eternal Divinity of Christ, and follow the teachings of a man (Russel) who rewrote the Scriptures after his own ideas; very bad! Jesus said that He saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven, (Luke 10:18); and that we should not go after those who say Christ has already come, (Matthew 24:21-31).
  • Gerald
    Chapter 12:7-12 in Revelation is where Satan was cast to the earth. Happen at the MIDDLE of the seven yr tribulation. Verses 13-17 says Satan knows his time is short and goes after the Jewish people and the christians. Read verse 17 carefully. I believe the 1st seal is the beginning of the tribulation. Read the 5th seal, these are the dead christians going thru the tribulation. Chapter7 vr 9 r us
  • Val Hawn
    I am studying with the Jehova's witnesses and they say that chapter 8 reveals that Jesus became king in 1914. That is when war broke out in heaven and Jesus cast down satan to the earth. Can someone reveal this to?

  • A disciple
    Genesis 12:3; The covenant of God with Abraham is ours too when we walk in the same steps of our father Abraham. It is absolutely on account of us, and how the world and individuals think and believe and act toward us, that God either blesses them, or detests them. It is on account of our friendship and obedience and prayers, that the angels are sent forth to punish the world for their wickedness.

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