Revelation 9:10

“And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they had tayles like vnto Scorpions, and there were stings in their tayles: and their power was to hurt men fiue moneths.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they have pointed tails like scorpions; and in their tails is their power to give men wounds for five months.
- Basic English Bible

and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power [was] in their tails to hurt men five months.
- Darby Bible

And they had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
- Webster's Bible

They had tails like those of scorpions, and also stings; and in their tails lay their power of injuring mankind for five months.
- Weymouth Bible

They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
- World English Bible

And thei hadden tailis lijk scorpiouns, and prickis weren in the tailis of hem; and the myyt of hem was to noye men fyue monethis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority [is] to injure men five months;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:10


9:10 And they have tails like scorpions - That is, each tail is like a scorpion, not like the tail of a scorpion. To hurt the unsealed men five months - Five prophetic months; that is, seventy - nine common years So long did these calamities last.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:10


Re 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions. They stung terribly, and left a string in their path.

Discussion for Revelation 9

  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE FOR REPREOOF FOR CORRECTION FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 CORINTHIANS 15:33 BE NOT DECEIVED EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS --15:34--AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD --- I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 2:12 BUT I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN BUT TO BE IN SILENCE
    ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL --- NOT DARE --- TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED
    1 CORINTHIANS 5:12 FOR WHAT HAVE I TO DO TO JUDGE THEM ALSO THAT ARE WITHOUT DO NOT YOU JUDGE THEM THAT ARE WITHIN
  • A disciple
    Hi Steve; No! absolutely NOT "thanking a person for disobedience!" I don't get the connection with the verse you quote? In the same chapter, those same "Jews which believed on Him" very quickly became angry and quarrelsome with the Lord, and proved what kind they really were; and even though they were in some way believing on HIM, Jesus said that they were of their father the devil. What is point?
  • A disciple
    Dear Steve; I think you are misunderstanding something; no offense taken however. If you read again carefully, the point is about whether angels were made with the ability to breed with humans; which Carolyn and I agree is unscriptural nonsense. That false teaching (idiotic notion) was started by the disobedient Jews, who don't have the Holy Spirit, and willfully reject Christ in the Scriptures.
  • Steve morrow
    THANKING A PERSON FOR BEING DISOBEDIENT --- A DISCIPLE ???
    JOHN 8:31 THEN SAID JESUS TO THOSE JEWS WHICH BELIEVED ON HIM --- IF --- YOU CONTINUE IN MY WORD THEN ARE YOU MY DISCIPLES INDEED
  • A disciple
    Thank you Carolyn for speaking up! You are perfectly correct; Angels are spirits, not flesh and bones; and have not the capacity to reproduce or copulate. That whole idiotic notion came from the same men who have tried to wipe out every reference to Christ out of the Scriptures of the Prophets. They have always resisted the Holy Ghost, and are without any understanding that we should look to them!

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