Revelation 9:5
Good News Translation
The locusts were not allowed to kill these people, but only to torture them for five months. The pain caused by the torture is like the pain caused by a scorpion's sting.

Contemporary English Version
The locusts were allowed to make them suffer for five months, but not to kill them. The suffering they caused was like the sting of a scorpion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was given unto them that they should not kill them: but that they should torment them five months. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man.

New American Bible
They were not allowed to kill them but only to torment them for five months; the torment they inflicted was like that of a scorpion when it stings a person.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it was given unto them that they should not kill them: but that they should torment them five months. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man.

it was.

Revelation 13:5,7 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies: and power was given to him to do, two and forty months. . . .

Daniel 5:18-22 O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour. . . .

Daniel 7:6 After this I beheld, and lo, another like a leopard, and it had upon it four wings, as of a fowl, and the beast had four heads, and power was given to it.

John 19:11 Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered me to thee hath the greater sin.

they should not.

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the abyss shall make war against them and shall overcome them and kill them.

Job 2:6 And the Lord said to Satan: Behold, he is in thy hand, but yet save his life.

they should be.

Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like to scorpions: and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men, five months. And they had over them

five.

30 days, and each day denoting a year, amount to

150 years; and accordingly, from the time that Mohammed began to propagate his imposture A.D.

612, the building of Bagdad, when they ceased from their ravages, A.D.

763, are just

150 years.

and their.

Revelation 9:3 And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Context
The Fifth Trumpet
4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth nor any green thing nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads. 5And it was given unto them that they should not kill them: but that they should torment them five months. And their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 6And in those days, men shall seek death and shall not find it. And they shall desire to die: and death shall fly from them.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:11
My father laid upon you a heavy yoke, and I will add more weight to it: my father beat you with scourges, but I will beat you with scorpions.

2 Chronicles 10:14
And he spoke according to the advice of the young men: My father laid upon you a heavy yoke, which I will make heavier: my father beat you with scourges, but I will beat you with scorpions.

Ezekiel 2:6
And thou, O son of man, fear not, neither be thou afraid of their words: for thou art among unbelievers and destroyers, and thou dwellest with scorpions. Fear not their words, neither be thou dismayed at their looks: for they are a provoking house.

Revelation 9:3
And from the smoke of the pit there came out locusts upon the earth. And power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Revelation 9:10
And they had tails like to scorpions: and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men, five months. And they had over them

Additional Translations
The locusts were not given power to kill them, but only to torment them for five months, and their torment was like the stinging of a scorpion.

And it was granted to them that they should not kill them, but that they shall torment them five months. And their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it might strike a man.

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.

And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man.

and it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment [was] as [the] torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man.

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

Their mission was not to kill, but to cause awful agony for five months; and this agony was like that which a scorpion inflicts when it stings a man.

They were given power not to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when it strikes a person.

and it was given to them that they may not kill them, but that they may be tormented five months, and their torment is as the torment of a scorpion, when it may strike a man;
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