Revelation 9:3

“And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there came out of the smoke locusts vpon the earth, and vnto them was giuen power, as the Scorpions of the earth haue power.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And from the smoke locusts came out on the earth; and power was given them, like the power of scorpions.
- Basic English Bible

And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;
- Darby Bible

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
- Webster's Bible

And from the midst of the smoke there came locusts on to the earth, and power was given to them resembling the power which earthly scorpions possess.
- Weymouth Bible

Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
- World English Bible

And locustis wenten out of the smoke of the pit in to erthe; and power was youun to hem, as scorpiouns of the erthe han power.
- Wycliffe Bible

And out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth, and there was given to them authority, as scorpions of the earth have authority,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:3


9:3 And out of the smoke - Not out of the bottomless pit, but from the smoke which issued thence. There went forth locusts - A known emblem of a numerous, hostile, hurtful people. Such were the Persians, from whom the Jews, in the sixth century, suffered beyond expression. In the year 540 their academies were stopped, nor were they permitted to have a president for near fifty years. In 589 this affliction ended; but it began long before 540. The prelude of it was about the year 455 and 474: the main storm came on in the reign of Cabades, and lasted from 483 to 532. Toward the beginning of the sixth century, Mar Rab Isaac, president of the academy, was put to death. Hereon followed an insurrection of the Jews, which lasted seven years before they were conquered by the Persians. Some of them were then put to death, but not many; the rest were closely imprisoned. And from this time the nation of the Jews were hated and persecuted by the Persians, till they had well nigh rooted them out. The scorpions of the earth - The most hurtful kind. The scorpions of the air have wings.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:3


Re 9:3 There came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth. The destroying locusts symbolize destroying armies. See Na 3:15 Ex 10:12. Observe that they come out of the smoke. To the smoke their origin is due. Unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Power to hurt is implied, since they are compared to scorpions.

Discussion for Revelation 9:3

  • Faithfull for verse 3
    Revelation 9 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power The locusts are helicopters firing rubber bullets to give the stings like death without the relief of death these people died in about six mouths after being contaminated with the nuclear radiation Their may also be more I dare not mention

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