Revelation 9:12

“One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One woe is past, and behold there come two woes more hereafter.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The first Woe is past: behold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The first Trouble is past: see, there are still two Troubles to come.
- Basic English Bible

The first woe has passed. Behold, there come yet two woes after these things.
- Darby Bible

One woe is past; and behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
- Webster's Bible

The first woe is past; two other woes have still to come.
- Weymouth Bible

The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.
- World English Bible

O wo is passid, and lo! yit comen twei woes.
- Wycliffe Bible

The first wo did go forth, lo, there come yet two woes after these things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:12


9:12 One woe is past; behold, there come yet two woes after these things - The Persian power, under which was the first woe, was now broken by the Saracens: from this time the first pause made a wide way for the two succeeding woes. In 589, when the first woe ended, Mahomet was twenty years old, and the contentions of the Christians with each other were exceeding great. In 591 Chosroes II. reigned in Persia, who, after the death of the emperor, made dreadful disturbances in the east, Hence Mahomet found an open door for his new religion and empire. And when the usurper Phocas had, in the year 606, not only declared the Bishop of Rome, Boniface III., universal bishop, but also the church of Rome the head of all churches, this was a sure step to advance the Papacy to its utmost height. Thus, after the passing away of the first woe, the second, yea, and the third, quickly followed; as indeed they were both on the way together with it before the first effectually began.


Discussion for Revelation 9:12

  • The first Woe! This is the first world world in 1914-1918! The second Woe is the second world war in 1941-1945! The third woe is the third world war which will take place in the near future.

    We are 96 years away from WW1 and 69 years away from WW2. 9669 what a number!

    The time period between WW1 and WW2 is 27 years!
    Will the WW2 and WW3 be 72 years?

    3,6,9,12,......
    27 = 3x9
    72 = 6x12

    WW3 will be on 2013?

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