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

  • 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.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    The biggest sign you'll see coming is when they make the WORD of God of no effect. They've already made His laws of none. Everyone is reaching across the gap to join hands with Rome in the ecumenical movement and they have no idea of the consequences and won't until they have to obey man's doctrines over God's . There's another movement here also that labels Bible believers as "haters". That's bad
  • Sakana
    Luke 11:29 Christ said no sign given to that particular evil generation. Reason being they wanted proof of the Messiah. What more proof is there than Christ Himself performing miracles and teaching? Their minds made up not to believe. If Christ couldn't convince them, a sign certainly wouldn't, as proven by the sign of Jonah. Israel on the map again is huge sign. Christ said, "watch!" Mark 13.
  • Bruce
    Signs:And there shall be signs in the sun, moon,and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,with perplexity;the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.Luke21:25-26.Strange looking clouds not so much. We are in the Tribulation:Wrath is coming: end:Revelations 20:15
  • Jan I
    I think that it is warning we must heed

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