Revelation 9:15

“And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the foure Angels were loosed, which were prepared for an houre, and a day, and a moneth, and a yeere, for to slay the third part of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the four angels were loosed, that had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they should kill the third part of men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the four angels were made free, who were ready for the hour and day and month and year, that they might put to death a third part of men.
- Basic English Bible

And the four angels were loosed, who are prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they might slay the third part of men;
- Darby Bible

And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men.
- Webster's Bible

And the four angels who had been kept in readiness for that hour, day, month, and year, were set at liberty, so that they might kill a third part of mankind.
- Weymouth Bible

The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
- World English Bible

And the foure aungels weren vnboundun, whiche weren redi in to our, and dai, and monethe, and yeer, to sle the thridde part of men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and loosed were the four messengers, who have been made ready for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may kill the third of men;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:15


9:15 And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared - By loosing them, as well as by their strength and rage. To kill the third part of men - That is, an immense number of them. For the hour, and day, and month, and year - All this agrees with the slaughter which the Saracens made for a long time after Mahomet's death. And with the number of angels let loose agrees the number of their first and most eminent caliphs. These were Ali, Abubeker, Omar, and Osman. Mahomet named Ali, his cousin and son - in - law, for his successor; but he was soon worked out by the rest, till they severally died, and so made room for him. They succeeded each other, and each destroyed innumerable multitudes of men. There are in a prophetic Com. Years. Com. Days. Hour 8 Day 196 in all 212 years. Month 15 318 Year 196 117


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:15


Re 9:15 And the four angels were loosed. Whatever these angels represent, they are no longer restrained. It is implied that there were four agencies, or a fourfold division. Which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year. The Greek word "eniautos" used that for the regular solar year of 365-1/4 days, Julius Caesar having reformed the calendar. This would make 365-1/4, plus 30, plus 1, plus 1/12, equal 396-1/3 days. Or, a day being a symbol of a year, 396 years and four months.

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