Revelation 9:14
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English Standard Version
saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”

King James Bible
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

American Standard Version
one saying to the sixth angel that had one trumpet, Loose the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying to the sixth angel, who had the trumpet: Loose the four angels, who are bound in the great river Euphrates.

English Revised Version
one saying to the sixth angel, which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound at the great river Euphrates.

Webster's Bible Translation
Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, Loose the four angels who are bound in the great river Euphrates.

Weymouth New Testament
It said to the sixth angel--the angel who had the trumpet, "Set at liberty the four angels who are prisoners near the great river Euphrates."

Revelation 9:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In the great river (ἐπί)

Rev., more correctly, at.

Euphrates

The Euphrates was known as the great River, the River, the Flood. It rises in the mountains of Armenia, breaks through the Taurus range and runs south and southeast until it joins the Tigris in lower Babylonia Its total length is from 1,600 to 1,800 miles, and it is navigable for small craft twelve hundred miles from its mouth. It was the boundary-line of Israel on the northeast (Genesis 15:18; Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 1:4. Compare 2 Samuel 8:3-8; 1 Kings 4:21). It thus formed the natural defense of the chosen people against the armies of Assyria. The melting of the mountain snows causes an annual flood, beginning in March and increasing until May. These floods became an emblem of the judgments inflicted by God upon Israel by means of Babylon and Assyria. The brook of Shiloah which flowed past Zion and Moriah was a type of the temple and of its mighty and gracious Lord; and the refusal of allegiance to God by the chosen people is represented as their rejection of the waters of Shiloah which flows softly, and their punishment therefor by the bringing in of the waters of the mighty and great river (Isaiah 8:5-8; compare Jeremiah 17:13). To the prophets the Euphrates was the symbol of all that was disastrous in the divine judgments.

Revelation 9:14 Parallel Commentaries

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to the.

Revelation 8:2,6 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets...

loose.

Revelation 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year...

Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up...

the great.

Genesis 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

2 Samuel 8:3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.

Jeremiah 51:63 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it...

Cross References
Genesis 15:18
On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

Deuteronomy 1:7
Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

Joshua 1:4
From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.

Revelation 7:1
After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree.

Revelation 7:2
Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea,

Revelation 16:12
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, to prepare the way for the kings from the east.

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