New International Version
The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was allowed to scorch people with fire.
King James Bible
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Darby Bible Translation
And the fourth poured out his bowl on the sun; and it was given to it to burn men with fire.
World English Bible
The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was given to him to scorch men with fire.
Young's Literal Translation
And the fourth messenger did pour out his vial upon the sun, and there was given to him to scorch men with fire,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Poured out his vial upon the sun - Mr. Robert Fleming, more than one hundred years ago, in his View of Scripture Prophecy, supposed that the sun here meant the French empire, and conjectured that this vial would be poured out on that empire about the year 1794. And it is remarkable that in 1793 the French king was beheaded by the National Assembly; and great and unparalleled miseries fell upon the French nation, which nearly extinguished all their nobility, and brought about a war that lasted twenty-three years, and nearly ruined that country and all the nations of Europe.
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LibrarySin Charged Upon the Surety
All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. C omparisons, in the Scripture, are frequently to be understood with great limitation: perhaps, out of many circumstances, only one is justly applicable to the case. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. So when wandering sinners …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
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I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,
Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth's vine, because its grapes are ripe."
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