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.

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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