Revelation 8:11
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English Standard Version
The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from the water, because it had been made bitter.

King James Bible
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

American Standard Version
and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

English Revised Version
and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died by the waters, because they were made bitter.

Weymouth New Testament
The name of the star is 'Wormwood;' and a third part of the waters were turned into wormwood, and vast numbers of the people died from drinking the water, because it had become bitter.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Wormwood (ἄψινθος)

Used metaphorically in the Old Testament of the idolatry of Israel (Deuteronomy 29:18); of calamity and sorrow (Jeremiah 9:15; Jeremiah 23:15; Lamentations 3:15, Lamentations 3:19); of false judgment (Amos 5:7).

Revelation 8:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Wormwood.

Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God...

Ruth 1:20 And she said to them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Proverbs 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Jeremiah 9:15 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood...

Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood...

Lamentations 3:5,19 He has built against me, and compassed me with gall and travail...

Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned judgment into gall...

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

many.

Exodus 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter...

Cross References
Jeremiah 9:15
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed this people with bitter food, and give them poisonous water to drink.

Jeremiah 23:15
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: "Behold, I will feed them with bitter food and give them poisoned water to drink, for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has gone out into all the land."

Zechariah 13:8
In the whole land, declares the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive.

Zechariah 13:9
And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people'; and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

Revelation 8:7
The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

Revelation 9:15
So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind.

Revelation 9:18
By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths.

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