Revelation 9:2

“And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee opened the bottomelesse pit, and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great fornace, and the sunne and the ayre were darkened, by reason of the smoke of the pit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made the great deep open and a smoke went up from it, like the smoke of a great oven; and the sun and the air were made dark because of the smoke.
- Basic English Bible

And it opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up smoke out of the pit as [the] smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke of the pit.
- Darby Bible

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
- Webster's Bible

and he opened the depths of the bottomless pit. And smoke came up out of the pit resembling the smoke of a vast furnace, so that the sun was darkened, and the air also, by reason of the smoke of the pit.
- Weymouth Bible

He opened the pit of the abyss, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke from a burning furnace. The sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
- World English Bible

And it openede the pit of depnesse, and a smoke of the pit stiede vp, as the smoke of a greet furneis; and the sunne was derkid, and the eir, of the smoke of the pit.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he did open the pit of the abyss, and there came up a smoke out of the pit as smoke of a great furnace, and darkened was the sun and the air, from the smoke of the pit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:2


9:2 And there arose a smoke out of the pit - The locusts, who afterwards rise out of it, seem to be, as we shall afterwards see, the Persians; agreeable to which, this smoke is their detestable idolatrous doctrine, and false zeal for it, which now broke out in an uncommon paroxysm. As the smoke of a great furnace - where the clouds of it rise thicker and thicker, spread far and wide, and press one upon another, so that the darkness increases continually. And the sun and the air were darkened - A figurative expression, denoting heavy affliction. This smoke occasioned more and more such darkness over the Jews in Persia.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:2


Re 9:2 There arose a smoke out of the pit. From that source came forth some influence, symbolized by smoke, which darkened the earth.

Discussion for Revelation 9:2

  • I for one am not bible scholar but seeing what transpires It is an army that is evil and hides the light from above Anything from beneath is evil and anything from above unless a falling star is good The one who fell is an angel or if u will a leader pastor Opens the door for followers of his doctrines and his army of course is in league with the evil one satan I could say more but will say Smoke blocking out the sun is never good and results in no growth poor health and coldness as cold can be I submit that this has already happened many years ago and the army is out and has claimed many souls

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