Revelation 9:18


“By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Revelation 9:18

“By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone which issued out of their mouthes.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Revelation chapter 9

“A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which proceeded out of their mouths.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“By these three plagues was the third part of men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which proceeded out of their mouths.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“By these evils a third part of men was put to death, by the fire, and the smoke, and the burning smell which came out of their mouths.”
Basic English Bible

“By these three plagues were the third part of men killed, by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which goes out of their mouths.”
Darby Bible

“And by these three plagues was slain the third part of men, by the fire and by the smoke and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. ”
Webster's Bible

“By these three plagues a third part of mankind were destroyed--by the fire and the smoke, and by the sulphur which came from their mouths.”
Weymouth Bible

“By these three plagues were one third of mankind killed: by the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur, which proceeded out of their mouths.”
World English Bible

“Of these thre plagis the thridde part of men was slayn, of the fier, and of the smoke, and of the brymston, that camen out of the mouth of hem.”
Wycliffe Bible

“by these three were the third of men killed, from the fire, and from the smoke, and from the brimstone, that is proceeding out of their mouth,”
Youngs Literal Bible


T Levis's comment on 2022-04-08 17:27:27:

I just wanted to reply, the locust didn't have power to kill. Revelation 9:3-6,10, it appears to give them time to repent from evil. Revelation 9:20,21, 2Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance." 2Peter 3:9-14,


Kay's comment on 2022-04-07 18:43:27:

Oh dear brother, Joe!! How many times, as I've heard others share something from the Word of God -I've had Dthe same, "DOH...WHY didn't I see that?" moments! Ha ha! many times, as I've read through the Bible, I find verses that I completely forgot were in the Bible..though I've read them many times!!

I agree with many who have said that there are NO 'stupid questions'. Asking is how we grow in wisdom and's all good! :)

Be blessed in your pursuit of growing in God's Word, Joe.


Joe's comment on 2022-04-07 15:06:30:

Thanks - so obvious, guess this is why I need an explanation - duh!


Kay's comment on 2022-04-07 13:39:04:

Hi Joe,

From what I understand, the answer is verse 17 b and 18 a, read together:

..."out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

18 By these three was the third part of men killed,"

The 'three', then, are the fire, smoke, and brimstone, which did so much destruction.



Free's comment on 2022-04-07 13:26:25:

Look at v.17 dear friend "Joe", (fire, smoke and sulfur). Stay blessed in Jesus Holy Name, love u in Christ. 2 Timothy 1:7


Joe's comment on 2022-04-07 09:58:29:

Vs 18 says "... these three". I do not understand because I see only two - locusts and horsemen. Will someone please explain to me?


Andrew Sarkkinen's comment on 2021-03-12 18:36:58:

Paula Price, I've heard that music, whether or not in church, can suppress repentance. It can also suppress a guilty conscience, which is why King Saul ordered David to play music. It says when David played, the evil spirit from God (aka, guilty conscience) would leave him. It might even suppress other manifestations of the Holy Spirit.


Adam's comment on 2020-09-03 15:31:21:

Hello, there's nothing in the Bible saying to not use a musical instrument, but it does say the opposite. David played the harp: 1 Samuel 16:23

Psalm 150:3-4 - Says to worship with trumpet, harp, psalms, timbrell, stringed instruments, organ.

Instruments will be in heaven too- harps. Rev 15:2-3

It says worship in spirit and truth: John 4:23.

Playing an instrument is like serving and sometimes is hard to focus on worshipping God. But the same thing can happen if you're the leader singing, or if you're in audience reading notes or spacing out. So, I think there's a case for each where we need to make sure its done in spirit and truth and done to glorify God, not ourselves or some other purpose. God bless...


Paula Price's comment on 2020-09-03 13:47:13:

I have a question concerning musical instruments in our worship today.. I have read and study one view on this and it is something that I have never studied before and had never even heard in all of my church going years. There are those who believe that instrumental music is not authorized for the New Testament worship of God today. I have read all the scriptures supporting this but it has come from one source. What is your commentary on this subject and do you have scripture to validate your stand? I have read the new Testament and have not found the use of musical instruments mention when the disciples gathered to worship. How did it come to be acceptable in our worship services if it was not authorized by God for his worship to him according to the gospel of Jesus? I would just like to hear another view on this subject but know that we are worship God in spirit and in truth. We are to do the will of God, and not what is pleasing to us. When we gather together for worship we are to worship according to His purpose and by his authority, according to the New Testament. The Israelites were commanded to worship with music in the Old Testament, but no mention of instruments were mentioned in the new Testament.


Chris's comment on 2020-05-02 01:24:27:

Thapelo, indeed Gen 1:26,27 says that we were made in the Image of God. That is, His only Creation that received a spirit, able to reason at a higher level, to articulate in words what is in his heart, having "set the World in their hearts" (Eccl 3:11) which means, we have the privilege of understanding so much of God's Creation so our worship might be returned to Him. No other living creature has these divine qualities, yet no other creature has done the evil that man has done to God's World.

So, you believe correctly, that God is a Triune God: Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. Likewise, man was created in three parts: Body, Soul & Spirit. The Body signifies the outer structure/form; the Soul is the life given to the Body ("& man became a living soul" (Gen 2:7); the Spirit is by which we are able to function above animals, whether in our minds, in morality, discernment, speaking to our Creator or allowing Him to speak to us, etc. Animals don't have a spirit; when we die, "our spirits shall return to the Lord Who gave it" (Eccl 12:7); of course, many of those departed ones will not enter Heaven because of their treatment of God's Son & His Sacrifice for their sins. We hope that your heart & life has been wonderfully changed by God's Spirit & you daily enjoy the Triune God working in your life & giving you His Grace.


Thapelo Marman's comment on 2020-05-01 06:08:39:

It is said that man was created in the likeness of God. I believe God is a tribune God. Man is created in Flesh and Spirit/Soul. Which is the third part?


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