Revelation 9:3
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English Standard Version
Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.

King James Bible
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

American Standard Version
And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

English Revised Version
And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Weymouth New Testament
And from the midst of the smoke there came locusts on to the earth, and power was given to them resembling the power which earthly scorpions possess.

Revelation 9:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Locusts (ἀκρίδες)

The idea of this plague is from the eighth plague in Egypt (Exodus 10:14, Exodus 10:15). Compare the description of a visitation of locusts in Joel 2. There are three Hebrew words in the Old Testament which appear to mean locust, probably signifying different species. Only this word is employed in the New Testament. Compare Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6.

Scorpions

See Ezekiel 2:6; Luke 10:19; Luke 11:12. Shaped like a lobster, living in damp places, under stones, in clefts of walls, cellars, etc. The sting is in the extremity of the tail. The sting of the Syrian scorpion is not fatal, though very painful. The same is true of the West Indian scorpion. Thomson says that those of North Africa are said to be larger, and that their poison frequently causes death. The wilderness of Sinai is especially alluded to as being inhabited by scorpions at the time of the Exodus (Deuteronomy 8:15); and to this very day they are common in the same district. A part of the mountains bordering on Palestine in the south was named from these Akrabbim, Akrab being the Hebrew for scorpion.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

locusts.

Exodus 10:4-15 Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into your coast...

Judges 7:12 And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude...

Isaiah 33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run on them.

Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that which the locust has left has the cankerworm eaten...

Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm...

Nahum 3:15,17 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the cankerworm...

as.

Revelation 9:5,10,11 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months...

Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought...

1 Kings 12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father has chastised you with whips...

Ezekiel 2:6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy...

Cross References
Exodus 10:12
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, so that they may come upon the land of Egypt and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left."

Exodus 10:14
The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled on the whole country of Egypt, such a dense swarm of locusts as had never been before, nor ever will be again.

2 Chronicles 10:11
And now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.'"

2 Chronicles 10:14
King Rehoboam spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."

Ezekiel 2:6
And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions. Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

Revelation 9:5
They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.

Revelation 9:7
In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,

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