Revelation 9:6

“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And in those daies shal men seeke death, and shall not finde it, and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in those days men will be hoping for death, and it will not come to them; and they will have a great desire for death, and death will go in flight from them.
- Basic English Bible

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them.
- Darby Bible

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
- Webster's Bible

And at that time people will seek death, but will by no possibility find it, and will long to die, but death evades them.
- Weymouth Bible

In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
- World English Bible

And in tho daies men schulen seke deth, and thei schulen not fynde it; and thei schulen desire to die, and deth schal fle fro hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in those days shall men seek the death, and they shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, and the death shall flee from them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 9:6


9:6 The men - That is, the men who are so tormented.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 9:6


Re 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it. So terrible will be the torment that death will be desired.

Discussion for Revelation 9:6

  • Technology and knowledge is on an exponential increase for the last 200 years. Also the devil loves to deceive and make whatever he is presenting look mightily attractive but the real costs are always hidden. With that said it is entirely possible that the mark of the beast system, might also be a trans-humanist technology that heals the body radiation biological exposure and stops a person from committing self harm. Just imagine the capabilities of a smartphone implanted and linked with the nervous system with microscopic machines that heal and restores the very DNA of a person. Also this same technology may extend lifespans and other goodies. Most people would do whatever than can to have such awesome convenient and practical technology. Just look at how people go nuts for smartphones.
  • Alex Okello for verse 6
    I think the pain and suffering will be unbearable as men shall seek death as it would be at least better for the dead. This serves to warn us to change so that we escape from this terrible days.
  • So is this torment from God to punish the people or to convert them or what is the purpose? Obviously there are those that will not be harmed by the locust, but those that are harmed should accept Jesus? I 'm trying to understand the purpose of the suffering?
  • John Roberts for verse 6
    Yes...people in the spirit world will recognize their friends, family and associates because we remain the same people there that we were here. We don 't change. As for seeking death and not finding it indicates a plague that will be so miserable that people will wish for death, but it will not be fatal. Death will thus be elusive for those unwilling or unable to take their own lives. God will never rob people of their free agency, but few will have the ability to take their own lives, especially if they don 't think there is anything on the other side.
  • Mark bowen for verse 6
    Revelation 9 5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them but that they should be tormented five months and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man In reference to Rev 9 6 It would appear that the plague of verse 5 on the ungodly will be so severe that they will attempt suicide to escape it But God will not allow them to die Thus giving them a small taste of the eternal torment that will be theirs in the Lake of Fire
  • Johnny Jones for verse 6
    The question came up at a bible study. Will we recognize our family and loved ones in heaven. I have heard that we will but cannot find reference to that. If anyone can help please respond to my e-mail. Thanks and God Bless

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