Revelation 8:9

“And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the thirde part of the creatures which were in the Sea, and had life, died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and there died the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, `even' they that had life; and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And destruction came on a third part of the living things which were in the sea, and on a third part of the ships.
- Basic English Bible

and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea which had life died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
- Darby Bible

And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
- Webster's Bible

And a third part of the creatures that were in the sea--those that had life--died; and a third part of the ships were destroyed.
- Weymouth Bible

and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.
- World English Bible

and the thridde part of the see was maad blood, and the thridde part of creature was deed, that hadde lyues in the see, and the thridde part of schippis perischide.
- Wycliffe Bible

and die did the third of the creatures that [are] in the sea, those having life, and the third of the ships were destroyed.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 8:9


8:9 And the third part of the creatures that were in the sea - That is, of all sorts of men, of every station and degree. Died - By those merciless invaders. And the third part of the ships were destroyed - It is a frequent thing to resemble a state or republic to a ship, wherein many people are embarked together, and share in the same dangers. And how many states were utterly destroyed by those inhuman conquerors! Much likewise of this was literally fulfilled. How often was the sea tinged with blood! How many of those who dwelt mostly upon it were killed! And what number of ships destroyed!


Discussion for Revelation 8

  • 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.
  • Roy Francois
    You claim that Rome became a Christian Empire, but Rome was never Christian, it was pagan before Constantine, during Constantine's time and is still pagan to this day. Nowhere in scripture is there any indication Rome became Christian. Please show me in scripture where Rome became a Christian Empire.

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