Revelation 8:8
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English Standard Version
The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.

King James Bible
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

American Standard Version
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood:

English Revised Version
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Weymouth New Testament
The second angel blew his trumpet; and what seemed to be a great mountain, all ablaze with fire, was hurled into the sea; and a third part of the sea was turned into blood.

Revelation 8:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

As it were (ὡς)

Not a mountain, but a fiery mass so large as to resemble one.

Blood

Reminding of the first plague in Egypt (Exodus 7:20, Exodus 7:21).

Revelation 8:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and as.

Jeremiah 51:25 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, said the LORD, which destroy all the earth: and I will stretch out my hand on you...

Mark 11:23 For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea...

burning.

Amos 7:4 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep...

the third.

Revelation 8:7 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.

*etc:

Exodus 7:17-21 Thus said the LORD, In this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold...

Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he has spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand on him...

Cross References
Exodus 7:17
Thus says the LORD, "By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, with the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water that is in the Nile, and it shall turn into blood.

Jeremiah 51:25
"Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, declares the LORD, which destroys the whole earth; I will stretch out my hand against you, and roll you down from the crags, and make you a burnt mountain.

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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