GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
The demons begged Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit.
King James Bible
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
Darby Bible Translation
And they besought him that he would not command them to go away into the bottomless pit.
World English Bible
They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.
Young's Literal Translation
and he was calling on him, that he may not command them to go away to the abyss,
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'And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.'--Luke viii. 14. No sensible sower would cast his seed among growing thorn-bushes, and we must necessarily understand that the description in this verse is not meant to give us the picture of a field in which these were actually growing, but rather of one in which they had been grubbed up, and so preparation been made …
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A large herd of pigs was feeding on a mountainside. The demons begged Jesus to let them enter those pigs. So he let them do this.
"Don't ask who will go down into the depths," (that is, to bring Christ back from the dead).
When the fifth angel blew his trumpet, I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky. The star was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.
The king who ruled them was the angel from the bottomless pit. In Hebrew he is called Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.
When the witnesses finish their testimony, the beast which comes from the bottomless pit will fight them, conquer them, and kill them.
"You saw the beast which once was, is no longer, and will come from the bottomless pit and go to its destruction. Those living on earth, whose names were not written in the Book of Life when the world was created, will be surprised when they see the beast because it was, is no longer, and will come again.
I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key to the bottomless pit and a large chain in his hand.
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