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 8:9

  • Faithfull for verse 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 And Ronald Reagan an American President declared all flights above under and in the one third of the sea should stop and anything moving in the sea should be killed and no one should ever again fire on any supply ships coming or going in the gulf and fair trade be assigned for the trade of oil wine barley and wheat between nations in the middle east

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