Revelation 9:6
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Revelation 9:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Men

Rather, the men: those tormented.

Shall desire (ἐπιθυμήσουσιν)

Ἑπι has the force of vehemently, earnestly.

Shall flee (φεύξεται)

Read φεύγει fleeth. Aeschylus says: "Not justly do mortals hate death, since it is the greatest deliverance from their many woes" ("Fragment"). Herodotus relates the address of Artabanus to Xerxes, when the latter wept on beholding his vast armament. "There is no man, whether it be here among this multitude or elsewhere, who is so happy as not to have felt the wish - I will not say once, but full many a time - that he were dead rather than alive. Calamities fall upon us, sicknesses vex and harass us, and make life, short though it be, to appear long. So death, through the wretchedness of our life, is a most sweet refuge to our race" (vii., 46).

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shall men.

Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne...

2 Samuel 1:9 He said to me again, Stand, I pray you, on me, and slay me: for anguish is come on me, because my life is yet whole in me.

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 of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

Jeremiah 8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family...

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars...

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 the hills, Cover us.

Cross References
Job 3:21
who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 7:15
so that I would choose strangling and death rather than my bones.

Jeremiah 8:3
Death shall be preferred to life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family in all the places where I have driven them, declares the LORD of hosts.

Revelation 6:16
calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

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