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Revelation 9

Introduction

Overview

Revelation 9:1, At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falls from heaven, to whom is given the key to the bottomless pit; Revelation 9:2, He opens the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions; Revelation 9:12, The first woe past; Revelation 9:13, The sixth trumpet sounds; Revelation 9:14, Four angels are let loose, that were bound.

Verse 1

the fifth: Revelation 9:12, Revelation 9:13, Revelation 8:6-Ruth :, Revelation 8:10, Revelation 8:12, Revelation 11:14, Revelation 11:15

a star: Revelation 1:20, Revelation 8:10, Isaiah 14:12, Luke 10:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-Ruth :, 2 Timothy 3:1-Deuteronomy :

to him: Revelation 1:18, Revelation 20:1

the bottomless: Revelation 9:2, Revelation 9:11, Revelation 17:8, Revelation 20:10, Luke 8:31, Romans 10:7,*Gr.

Reciprocal: Isaiah 27:13 - the great Matthew 16:19 - the keys Revelation 6:13 - the stars Revelation 8:2 - trumpets Revelation 8:13 - Woe Revelation 12:9 - he was Revelation 14:2 - of a

Verse 2

there: Revelation 9:17, Revelation 14:11, Genesis 15:17, Genesis 19:28, Isaiah 14:31, Joel 2:30, Acts 2:19

and the sun: Revelation 8:12, Exodus 10:21-Isaiah :, Joel 2:2, Joel 2:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:14 - and let Psalms 78:46 - gave also Jeremiah 46:23 - because Daniel 3:6 - a burning Matthew 27:45 - darkness Luke 8:31 - the deep 1 Timothy 4:1 - seducing Revelation 9:12 - woe Revelation 11:7 - out Revelation 16:8 - upon Revelation 16:10 - full Revelation 17:8 - beast that thou Revelation 20:1 - having

Verse 3

locusts: Exodus 10:4-Ezra :, Judges 7:12, Isaiah 33:4, Joel 1:4, Joel 2:25, Nahum 3:15, Nahum 3:17

as: Revelation 9:5, Revelation 9:10, Revelation 9:11, Deuteronomy 8:15, 1 Kings 12:11, Ezekiel 2:6, Luke 10:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:14 - the locusts 2 Chronicles 6:28 - locusts 2 Chronicles 10:11 - scorpions Psalms 105:34 - the locusts Proverbs 30:27 - The locusts Acts 28:5 - felt

Verse 4

that they: Revelation 6:6, Revelation 7:3, Job 1:10, Job 1:12, Psalms 76:10, Matthew 24:24, 2 Timothy 3:8, 2 Timothy 3:9

hurt: Revelation 8:7

but: Corrupt and idolatrous Christians; against whom the Saracens chiefly prevailed.

which: Revelation 7:3, Revelation 7:4, Revelation 14:1, Exodus 12:23, Job 2:6, Ezekiel 9:4, Ezekiel 9:6, Ephesians 4:30

Reciprocal: Psalms 105:33 - General Jeremiah 32:10 - and sealed Amos 7:2 - when Acts 28:5 - felt Romans 4:11 - a seal 2 Corinthians 1:22 - sealed Revelation 7:1 - the wind

Verse 5

it was: Revelation 13:5, Revelation 13:7, Daniel 5:18-Song of Solomon :, Daniel 7:6, John 19:11

they should not: That is, should not kill them as a political body, state, or empire; and accordingly, however they desolated the Greek and Latin churches, they could not extirpate them, nor gain possession of the empire. Revelation 11:7, Job 2:6

they should be: Revelation 9:10

five: Five prophetical months, each consisting of 30 days, and each day denoting a year, amount to 150 years; and accordingly, from the time that Mohammed began to propagate his imposture ad 612, the building of Bagdad, when they ceased from their ravages, ad 763, are just 150 years.

and their: Revelation 9:3

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 10:11 - scorpions Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh Revelation 9:15 - an hour

Verse 6

shall men: Revelation 6:16, 2 Samuel 1:9, Job 3:20-Song of Solomon :, Job 7:15, Job 7:16, Isaiah 2:19, Jeremiah 8:3, Hosea 10:8, John 4:8, John 4:9, Luke 23:30

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:67 - General Judges 8:21 - Rise thou Job 3:21 - long Job 6:9 - that it would Psalms 59:11 - Slay Isaiah 15:4 - his Jonah 4:9 - even Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh

Verse 7

the shapes: Joel 2:4, Joel 2:5, Nahum 3:17

their faces: Daniel 7:4, Daniel 7:8

Reciprocal: Isaiah 13:4 - like as Jeremiah 51:27 - cause Joel 1:6 - whose Revelation 4:4 - crowns

Verse 8

hair: 2 Kings 9:30, Isaiah 3:24, 1 Corinthians 11:14, 1 Corinthians 11:15, 1 Timothy 2:9, 1 Peter 3:3

and their: Psalms 57:4, Joel 1:6

Reciprocal: Proverbs 30:14 - whose

Verse 9

they had: Revelation 9:17, Job 40:18, Job 41:23-Amos :, Joel 2:8

and the: Job 39:25, Isaiah 9:5, Joel 2:5-Judges :, Nahum 2:4, Nahum 2:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:34 - joints of the harness 2 Kings 7:6 - the Lord Ephesians 6:14 - the breastplate

Verse 10

tails: Revelation 9:3, Revelation 9:5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 10:11 - scorpions Luke 11:12 - a scorpion 1 Corinthians 15:55 - sting Revelation 9:15 - an hour Revelation 9:19 - in their tails Revelation 12:4 - his tail

Verse 11

they had: Revelation 12:9, John 12:31, John 14:30, John 16:11, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:19

the angel: Revelation 9:1

Abaddon: that is, a destroyer, John 8:44

Reciprocal: Job 15:21 - the destroyer Job 33:22 - his life Psalms 17:4 - destroyer Matthew 12:26 - his Mark 5:13 - the herd Luke 8:33 - the herd Luke 9:39 - lo John 19:20 - and Greek Acts 21:40 - Hebrew 2 Corinthians 11:15 - his 2 Thessalonians 2:9 - is James 3:15 - devilish Revelation 9:3 - as Revelation 16:16 - the Hebrew Revelation 20:2 - the dragon

Verse 12

woe: Revelation 9:1, Revelation 9:2

two: Revelation 9:13-Ecclesiastes :, Revelation 8:13, Revelation 11:14

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 2:10 - lamentations Revelation 12:12 - Woe

Verse 13

the sixth: Revelation 9:1

a voice: Revelation 8:3-Deuteronomy :, Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 10:21

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 4:19 - the golden Luke 1:11 - the altar 1 Corinthians 15:52 - last Revelation 6:9 - I saw Revelation 8:2 - trumpets Revelation 9:12 - two Revelation 10:1 - another Revelation 11:15 - the seventh

Verse 14

to the: Revelation 8:2, Revelation 8:6

loose: Revelation 9:15, Revelation 16:12

the great: Genesis 2:14, 2 Samuel 8:3, Jeremiah 51:63

Reciprocal: Isaiah 27:13 - the great 1 Corinthians 15:52 - last Revelation 7:1 - four angels Revelation 10:1 - another

Verse 15

for: or, at

an hour: Revelation 9:5, Revelation 9:10

for to: Revelation 9:18, Revelation 8:7, Revelation 8:9, Revelation 8:11, Revelation 8:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:32 - established by Ezekiel 4:6 - each day for a year Hosea 6:5 - I have Revelation 6:8 - over Revelation 9:14 - loose

Verse 16

the number: Psalms 68:17, Daniel 7:10

horsemen: Ezekiel 23:6, Ezekiel 38:4, Daniel 11:40

I heard: Revelation 7:4

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 12:3 - without number

Verse 17

having: This appears to point out the scarlet, blue and yellow colours, for which the Turks have always been remarkable. The "four angels bound in the Euphrates" denote their four sultanies bordering on that river, where they were confined till after the period of the Crusades. The time for which they were prepared, "an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year," computing a year for each day, amounts to 391 years, 15 days; and from their first conquest over the Christians, ad 1281, to the taking of Cameniec from the Poles, ad 1672, which was the last conquest by which their dominion was extended, is exactly that period. Revelation 9:9

jacinth: Revelation 21:20

brimstone: Revelation 9:18, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 21:8, Genesis 19:24, Psalms 11:6, Isaiah 30:33, Ezekiel 33:22

as the: 1 Chronicles 12:8, Isaiah 5:28, Isaiah 5:29

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:4 - a breastplate Ezekiel 28:14 - and I Ephesians 6:14 - the breastplate Revelation 9:2 - there Revelation 16:8 - and power

Verse 18

the third: Revelation 9:15, Revelation 9:17

Reciprocal: Isaiah 42:25 - he knew Revelation 6:8 - over Revelation 14:10 - be Revelation 16:8 - and power

Verse 19

in their tails: Revelation 9:10, Isaiah 9:15, Ephesians 4:14

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 8:17 - I will Revelation 12:4 - his tail

Verse 20

And the: That is, those of the Latin and Greek churches, who escaped destruction, still persisted in their idolatrous worship of demons, etc.

yet: Revelation 9:21, Revelation 2:21, Revelation 2:22, Revelation 16:8, Deuteronomy 31:29, 2 Chronicles 28:22, Jeremiah 5:3, Jeremiah 8:4-Joshua :, Matthew 21:32, 2 Corinthians 12:21

worship: Leviticus 17:7, Deuteronomy 32:17, 2 Kings 22:17, 2 Chronicles 34:25, Psalms 106:37, Isaiah 2:8, Jeremiah 25:6, Jeremiah 44:8, Acts 7:41, Acts 19:26, 1 Corinthians 10:20, 1 Corinthians 10:21, 1 Timothy 4:1

and idols: Psalms 115:4-Ruth :, Psalms 135:15-Job :, Isaiah 40:19, Isaiah 40:20, Isaiah 41:7, Isaiah 42:17, Isaiah 42:18, Isaiah 44:9-Proverbs :, Isaiah 46:5-Judges :, Jeremiah 10:3-Deuteronomy :, Jeremiah 10:8, Jeremiah 10:9, Jeremiah 10:14, Jeremiah 10:15, Jeremiah 15:19, Jeremiah 15:20, Jeremiah 51:17, Daniel 5:23, Habakkuk 2:18-Proverbs :, Acts 17:29, Romans 1:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: Exodus 10:27 - General Exodus 20:4 - General Isaiah 8:21 - curse Isaiah 44:15 - he maketh a god Isaiah 47:9 - for the multitude Jeremiah 2:30 - In vain Ezekiel 20:32 - to serve Daniel 3:1 - made Daniel 5:4 - praised Daniel 12:10 - but the wicked Amos 4:6 - yet Amos 4:11 - yet Haggai 2:17 - yet Matthew 11:20 - because Acts 15:20 - from pollutions Romans 1:23 - an image 1 John 5:21 - keep Revelation 2:5 - and repent Revelation 12:9 - the Devil Revelation 13:4 - And they Revelation 16:9 - and they Revelation 22:9 - worship God Revelation 22:15 - without

Verse 21

their murders: Revelation 11:7-1 Samuel :, Revelation 13:7, Revelation 13:15, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 18:24, Daniel 7:21-Lamentations :, Daniel 11:33

their sorceries: Revelation 13:13, Revelation 18:23, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15, Isaiah 47:9, Isaiah 47:12, Isaiah 57:3, Malachi 3:5

nor of their fornication: Revelation 14:8, Revelation 17:2, Revelation 17:5, Revelation 18:3, Revelation 19:2, Matthew 15:19, 2 Corinthians 12:21

Reciprocal: Isaiah 8:21 - curse Jeremiah 2:30 - In vain Jeremiah 27:9 - hearken Daniel 5:4 - praised Daniel 12:10 - but the wicked Hosea 6:5 - I have Amos 4:6 - yet Haggai 2:17 - yet Matthew 11:20 - because Ephesians 5:3 - fornication Revelation 2:5 - and repent Revelation 2:21 - space Revelation 9:20 - yet

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/revelation-9.html.