Revelation 9:6

6 And in those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.

Revelation 9:6 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 9:6

And in those days men shall seek death
Or desire to die, as Job did:

and shall not find it;
or shall not die:

and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them;
death will be preferred to a miserable life; it will be chosen rather than life, ( Jeremiah 8:3 ) . The ravages of the Saracens, their incursions, and the invasions by them, struck such terror into the inhabitants of divers parts of the empire, that they made death more eligible to them than life.

Revelation 9:6 In-Context

4 They were told not to damage the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 They were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion when it stings someone.
6 And in those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.
7 In appearance the locusts were like horses equipped for battle. On their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,
8 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;