Revelation 8:9
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New International Version
a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.

King James Bible
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

Darby Bible Translation
and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea which had life died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

World English Bible
and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed.

Young's Literal Translation
and die did the third of the creatures that are in the sea, those having life, and the third of the ships were destroyed.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The third part of the ships were destroyed - These judgments seem to be poured out upon some maritime nation, destroying much of its population, and much of its traffic.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the third part of the creatures.

Revelation 8:7,10,12 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth...

Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Exodus 7:21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river...

Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, said the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die...

the ships.

Psalm 48:7 You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

Isaiah 2:16 And on all the ships of Tarshish, and on all pleasant pictures.

Isaiah 23:1 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in...

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Prayerfulness.
DELIGHT IN PRAYER. The precious grace of entire sanctification brings to the heart a prayerful spirit. Prayer becomes the normal occupation of the soul. One is surprised to discover that while it was formerly difficult, if not irksome, to pray at times, now one prays because it is delightful and easy. DE RENTY. Many of us have been surprised to read in the biographies of pious men and women that they frequently spent hours in prayer. But the sanctified man understands all that now. He can readily
Byron J. Rees—The Heart-Cry of Jesus

No Man Cometh to the Father but by Me.
This being added for further confirmation of what was formerly said, will point out unto us several necessary truths, as, I. That it is most necessary to be sound and clear in this fundamental point of coming to God only in and through Christ. For, 1. It is the whole marrow of the gospel. 2. It is the hinge of our salvation, Christ is "the chief corner stone," Isa. xxxviii. 16. 1 Pet. i. 5, 6; and, 3. The only ground of all our solid and true peace and comfort. 4 An error or a mistake here, is most
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Isaiah 2:16
for every trading ship and every stately vessel.

Zechariah 13:8
In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it.

Zechariah 13:9
This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.'"

Revelation 8:7
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.

Revelation 9:15
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.

Revelation 9:18
A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths.

Revelation 12:4
Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.

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