Revelation 9:10
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New International Version
They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.

King James Bible
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

Darby Bible Translation
and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power [was] in their tails to hurt men five months.

World English Bible
They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority is to injure men five months;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They had tails like unto scorpions - This may refer to the consequences of their victories. They infected the conquered with their pernicious doctrines.

Their power was to hurt men five months - The locusts make their principal ravages during the five summer months. But probably these may be prophetic months, as above, in Revelation 9:5 - 150 years.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

tails. See on ver.

Revelation 9:3,5 And there came out of the smoke locusts on the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power...

Library
Another Part of My Smoke' which You Frequently Laugh at is My Pretence
31. Another part of my smoke' which you frequently laugh at is my pretence, as you say, to know what I do not know, and the parade I make of great teachers to deceive the common and ignorant people. You, of course, are a man not of smoke but of flame, or rather of lightning; you fulminate when you speak; you cannot contain the flames which have been conceived within your mouth, and like Barchochebas, the leader of the revolt of the Jews, who used to hold in his mouth a lighted straw and blow it out
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.

Jesus Heals Two Gergesene Demoniacs.
(Gergesa, Now Called Khersa.) ^A Matt. VIII. 28-34; IX. 1; ^B Mark V. 1-21; ^C Luke VIII. 26-40. ^b 1 And they came to the other side of the sea [They left in the "even," an elastic expression. If they left in the middle of the afternoon and were driven forward by the storm, they would have reached the far shore several hours before dark], ^c 26 And they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against Galilee. ^a 28 And when he was come into the country of the Gadarenes. ^c 27 And
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:11
My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.'"

2 Chronicles 10:14
he followed the advice of the young men and said, "My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions."

Ezekiel 2:6
And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.

Revelation 9:3
And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth.

Revelation 9:5
They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.

Revelation 9:19
The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflict injury.

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