New International Version
And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.
King James Bible
And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
Darby Bible Translation
And the four angels were loosed, who are prepared for the hour and day and month and year, that they might slay the third part of men;
World English Bible
The four angels were freed who had been prepared for that hour and day and month and year, so that they might kill one third of mankind.
Young's Literal Translation
and loosed were the four messengers, who have been made ready for the hour, and day, and month, and year, that they may kill the third of men;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year - We have in this place a year resolved into its component parts. Twenty-four hours constitute a day, seven days make a week, four weeks make a month, and twelve months make a year. Probably no more is meant than that these four angels were at all times prepared and permitted to inflict evil on the people against whom they had received their commission. There are some who understand these divisions of time as prophetical periods, and to these I must refer, not professing to discuss such uncertainties.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for. or, at. an hour.
LibraryAnother 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.
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood,
a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water--
the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.
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