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 8:8

  • Nick Mac. for verse 8
    It says it is hurled at earth, and is like a mountain.. sounds to me like it says an Asteroid, as if on fire ie entering earths atmosphere, and lands in the sea..not Europe or on land.. in the Sea. no doubt the blood will be from the many lost in ensuing tsunami 's.. there IS reason we 're told we will all COWER and hide our faces, climb under rocks..
  • Sploshwatcher for verse 8
    I think it 's a volcano they do that spew fire of lava on things don 't they.
  • I believe this is an Asteroid that John was shown, some say it was a nuclear blast but a N.B would rise up as would a volcano. But an Asteroid would come in like burning ball being tossed. This will definitely set the beginning of the Great Tribulation and could very well take out the U.S it would have to hit somewhere in the Pacific Ocean in other words where it wouldn 't take out Israel, for obvious prophetic reasons.
  • Anonymous for verse 8
    Hungary toxic sludege???? thursday, Oct 7, 2010
  • Could it be the oil spill?

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