Revelation 9:6
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New International Version
During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.

New Living Translation
In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!

English Standard Version
And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them.

Berean Study Bible
In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them.

Berean Literal Bible
And in those days, men will seek death, and will not find it; and they will long to die, and death shall flee from them.

New American Standard Bible
And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

King James Bible
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.

International Standard Version
In those days people will seek death, but never find it. They will long to die, but death will escape them.

NET Bible
In those days people will seek death, but will not be able to find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.

New Heart English Bible
In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in those days people will seek death and will not find it, and they will long to die and death will flee from them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time people will look for death and never find it. They will long to die, but death will escape them.

New American Standard 1977
And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to die and death flees from them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in those days men shall seek death and shall not find it and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

King James 2000 Bible
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

American King James Version
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

American Standard Version
And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in those days men shall seek death, and shall not find it: and they shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them.

Darby Bible Translation
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them.

English Revised Version
And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Weymouth New Testament
And at that time people will seek death, but will by no possibility find it, and will long to die, but death evades them.

World English Bible
In those days people will seek death, and will in no way find it. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them.

Young's Literal Translation
and in those days shall men seek the death, and they shall not find it, and they shall desire to die, and the death shall flee from them.
Study Bible
The Fifth Trumpet
5The locusts were not given power to kill them, but only to torment them for five months, and their torment was like the stinging of a scorpion. 6In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them. 7And the locusts looked like horses prepared for battle, with something like crowns of gold on their heads, and faces like the faces of men.…
Cross References
Job 3:21
Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 7:15
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.

Jeremiah 8:3
"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.

Revelation 6:16
And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.
Treasury of Scripture

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

shall men.

Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

2 Samuel 1:9 He said to me again, Stand, I pray you, on me, and slay me: for anguish …

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul…

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life…

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves …

Jeremiah 8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of …

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: …

John 4:8,9 (For his disciples were gone away to the city to buy meat.)…

Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to …

(6) And in those days . . .--Translate, And in those days men shall seek death, and shall not find it; and they shall yearn to die, and death flees from them. The change of tense from the future ("shall seek-- shall yearn") to the present ("death flees") gives graphic force to the description. Men will seek for death in vain; they will long to die, and lo ! death is seen fleeing from them. We can see an age in which death will be regarded as a sweet respite from the tormenting trials of life: men will stretch out their hands to death as to a welcome deliverer; but behold! death is seen fleeing from them. The word translated "desire" in our English version is a strong word; it has been rendered vehemently desire: it is a passionate longing, as the yearning of the soul after one we love. There have been ages in which men have thus pined for death, in which light and life seem but mockeries to the miserable, and men "long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures" (Job 3:20-21). Such times are those which have been well called reigns of terror.

Verse 6. - And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them; shall in no wise find it... and death fleeth from them (Revised Version); οἱ ἄνθρωποι, "the men;" that is, the unsealed, who suffer this judgment. This is a characteristic biblical method of expressing great anguish. Thus Job 3:20, 21, "The bitter in soul; which long for death, but it cometh not" (cf. also Jeremiah 8:3; Job 7:15; Luke 23:30; and Revelation 6:16). The description portrays great anguish of mind, and should not be pressed to a literal interpretation, though many have illustrated the passage by pointing to actual occurrences of the kind. And in those days men shall seek death,.... Or desire to die, as Job did:

and shall not find it; or shall not die:

and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them; death will be preferred to a miserable life; it will be chosen rather than life, Jeremiah 8:3. The ravages of the Saracens, their incursions, and the invasions by them, struck such terror into the inhabitants of divers parts of the empire, that they made death more eligible to them than life. 6. shall desire—Greek, "eagerly desire"; set their mind on.

shall flee—So B, Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic read. But A and Aleph read, "fleeth," namely continually. In Re 6:16, which is at a later stage of God's judgments, the ungodly seek annihilation, not from the torment of their suffering, but from fear of the face of the Lamb before whom they have to stand.9:1-12 Upon sounding the fifth trumpet, a star fell from heaven to the earth. Having ceased to be a minister of Christ, he who is represented by this star becomes the minister of the devil; and lets loose the powers of hell against the churches of Christ. On the opening of the bottomless pit, there arose a great smoke. The devil carries on his designs by blinding the eyes of men, by putting out light and knowledge, and promoting ignorance and error. Out of this smoke there came a swarm of locusts, emblems of the devil's agents, who promote superstition, idolatry, error, and cruelty. The trees and the grass, the true believers, whether young or more advanced, should be untouched. But a secret poison and infection in the soul, should rob many others of purity, and afterwards of peace. The locusts had no power to hurt those who had the seal of God. God's all-powerful, distinguishing grace will keep his people from total and final apostacy. The power is limited to a short season; but it would be very sharp. In such events the faithful share the common calamity, but from the pestilence of error they might and would be safe. We collect from Scripture, that such errors were to try and prove the Christians, 1Co 11:19. And early writers plainly refer this to the first great host of corrupters who overspread the Christian church.
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