New Living Translation
They had tails that stung like scorpions, and for five months they had the power to torment people.
King James Bible
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Darby Bible Translation
and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power was in their tails to hurt men five months.
World English Bible
They have tails like those of scorpions, and stings. In their tails they have power to harm men for five months.
Young's Literal Translation
and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority is to injure men five months;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:10 And they have tails like scorpions - That is, each tail is like a scorpion, not like the tail of a scorpion. To hurt the unsealed men five months - Five prophetic months; that is, seventy - nine common years So long did these calamities last.
LibraryThe Eternity of God
The next attribute is, God is eternal.' Psa 90:0. From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.' The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. I. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at death are destroyed and return to dust; their being ends with their life. 2. Such as had a beginning, but shall have no end, as angels and the souls of men, which are eternal …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
2 Chronicles 10:11
Yes, my father laid heavy burdens on you, but I'm going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!'"
2 Chronicles 10:14
and followed the counsel of his younger advisers. He told the people, "My father laid heavy burdens on you, but I'm going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!"
"Son of man, do not fear them or their words. Don't be afraid even though their threats surround you like nettles and briers and stinging scorpions. Do not be dismayed by their dark scowls, even though they are rebels.
Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions.
They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting.
Their power was in their mouths and in their tails. For their tails had heads like snakes, with the power to injure people.
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