Revelation 9:10

10 They have tails like scorpions, with stingers, and in their tails is their power to harm people for five months.

Revelation 9:10 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 9:10

And they had tails like unto scorpions
Locusts are said to have the tail of a serpent, and of the vipers of the earth F21; (See Gill on Revelation 9:3), (See Gill on Revelation 9:5). And there were stings in their tails; either in the baser sort of them, the Saracens and Papists; or in their doctrines, the prophet being the tail, ( Isaiah 9:15 ) ; with which both Mahomet, who set himself up for a prophet, and the Romish clergy, who set up their decrees and unwritten traditions above the word of God, have poisoned and destroyed multitudes of souls:

and their power [was] to hurt men five months;
(See Gill on Revelation 9:5).


FOOTNOTES:

F21 Scriptores Arab.

Revelation 9:10 In-Context

8 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;
9 they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle.
10 They have tails like scorpions, with stingers, and in their tails is their power to harm people for five months.
11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
12 The first woe has passed. There are still two woes to come.