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Revelation 9:12

    Revelation 9:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The first Woe is past: behold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The first Trouble is past: see, there are still two Troubles to come.

    Webster's Revision

    The first Woe is past: behold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.

    World English Bible

    The first woe is past. Behold, there are still two woes coming after this.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The first Woe is past: behold, there come yet two Woes hereafter.

    Definitions for Revelation 9:12

    Woe - An expression of grief or indignation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 9:12

    One wo is past - That is, the wo or desolation by the symbolical scorpions.

    There came two woes more - In the trumpets of the sixth and seventh angels.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 9:12

    One woe is past - The woe referred to in Revelation 9:1-11. In Revelation 8:13 three woes are mentioned which were to occur successively, and which were to embrace the whole of the period comprised in the seven seals and the seven trumpets. Under the last of the seals we have considered four successive periods, referring to events connected with the downfall of the Western empire; and then we have found one important event worthy of a place in noticing the things which would permanently affect the destiny of the world - the rise, the character, and the conquests of the Saracens. This was referred to by the first woe-trumpet. We enter now on the consideration of the second. This occupies the remainder of the chapter, and in illustrating it the same method will be pursued as heretofore: first, to explain the literal meaning of the words, phrases, and symbols; and then to inquire what events in history, if any, succeeding the former, occurred, which would correspond with the language used.

    And, behold, there come two woes more hereafter - Two momentous and important events that will be attended with sorrow to mankind. It cannot be intended that there would be no other evils that would visit mankind; but the eye, in glancing along the future, rested on these as having a special pre-eminence in affecting the destiny of the church and the world.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 9:12

    9:12 One woe is past; behold, there come yet two woes after these things - The Persian power, under which was the first woe, was now broken by the Saracens: from this time the first pause made a wide way for the two succeeding woes. In 589, when the first woe ended, Mahomet was twenty years old, and the contentions of the Christians with each other were exceeding great. In 591 Chosroes II. reigned in Persia, who, after the death of the emperor, made dreadful disturbances in the east, Hence Mahomet found an open door for his new religion and empire. And when the usurper Phocas had, in the year 606, not only declared the Bishop of Rome, Boniface III., universal bishop, but also the church of Rome the head of all churches, this was a sure step to advance the Papacy to its utmost height. Thus, after the passing away of the first woe, the second, yea, and the third, quickly followed; as indeed they were both on the way together with it before the first effectually began.