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Revelation 9:10

10 They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.

Read Revelation 9:10 Using Other Translations

And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails.
They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people.

What does Revelation 9:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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