Revelation 8:11

11 the name of the star is Wormwood.a A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

Read Revelation 8:11 Using Other Translations

And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.
The name of the star was Bitterness. It made one-third of the water bitter, and many people died from drinking the bitter water.

What does Revelation 8:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Revelation 8:11

And the name of the star is called Wormwood
Because of the bitter afflictions, sorrows, and distresses which it was the instrument of; just as Naomi called herself Mara, because the Almighty had dealt bitterly with her, ( Ruth 1:20 ) ;

and the third part of the waters became wormwood;
that is, the inhabitants of the provinces and cities belonging to the Roman empire were afflicted with grievous and bitter afflictions and calamities; so great distresses are called wormwood, and waters of gall given to drink, ( Jeremiah 9:15 ) ( Lamentations 3:19 ) ;

and many men died of the waters, because they were bitter;
through the barbarities and cruelties of these savage people, who afflicted the empire: there seems to be an allusion to ( Exodus 15:23 ) .

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