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Revelation 9:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power [was] to hurt men five months.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power [was] in their tails to hurt men five months.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings, and, in their tails, is their licence to injure men five months.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and they have tails like to scorpions, and stings were in their tails; and their authority [is] to injure men five months;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they had tails like to scorpions: and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men, five months. And they had over them
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they had tayles like vnto Scorpions, and there were stings in their tayles: and their power was to hurt men fiue moneths.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they had tails like those of scorpions, and stings; and in their tails they have power to hurt men five months.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they had tails like those of scorpions, and stings; and with their tails they had the power of hurting men five months.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they had 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
tails 3769
{3769} Prime
οὐρά
oura
{oo-rah'}
Apparently a primary word; a tail.
like y3664
[3664] Standard
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
unto x3664
(3664) Complement
ὅμοιος
homoios
{hom'-oy-os}
From the base of G3674; similar (in appearance or character).
scorpions, 4651
{4651} Prime
σκορπίος
skorpios
{skor-pee'-os}
Probably from σκέρπω [[skerpo]], an obsolete word, (perhaps strengthened from the base of G4649 and meaning to pierce); a 'scorpion' (from its sting).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
there were 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
stings 2759
{2759} Prime
κέντρον
kentron
{ken'-tron}
From κεντέω [[kenteo]] (to prick); a point ('centre'), that is, a sting (figuratively poison) or goad (figuratively divine impulse).
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
their y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
tails: 3769
{3769} Prime
οὐρά
oura
{oo-rah'}
Apparently a primary word; a tail.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
their y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
power 1849
{1849} Prime
ἐξουσία
exousia
{ex-oo-see'-ah}
From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence.
[was] to hurt 91
{0091} Prime
ἀδικέω
adikeo
{ad-ee-keh'-o}
From G0094; to be unjust, that is, (actively) do wrong (morally, socially or physically).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
men 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
five 4002
{4002} Prime
πέντε
pente
{pen'-teh}
A primary number; 'five'.
months. 3376
{3376} Prime
μήν
men
{mane}
A primary word; a month.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 9:10

_ _ tails like unto scorpions — like unto the tails of scorpions.

_ _ and there were stings — There is no oldest manuscript for this reading. A, B, Aleph, Syriac, and Coptic read, “and (they have) stings: and in their tails (is) their power (literally, ‘authority’: authorized power) to hurt.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 9:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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tails:

Revelation 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment [was] as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
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