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Revelation 9:5

And 2they were not given authority to kill them, hbut to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

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Revelation 9:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes.

Revelation 9:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.

Revelation 9:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Revelation 9:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with pain like the pain of a scorpion sting.

Revelation 9:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

These locusts were not given the power to kill anyone, but to cause pain to the people for five months. And the pain they felt was like the pain a scorpion gives when it stings someone.

Revelation 9:5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And it was given them 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 it striketh a man.

Revelation 9:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

and it was given to them 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 it strikes a man.

Revelation 9:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They were not allowed to kill them. They were only allowed to torture them for five months. Their torture was like the pain of a scorpion’s sting.

Revelation 9:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They were not permitted to kill them but were to torment them for five months; their torment is like the torment caused by a scorpion when it strikes a man.

Revelation 9:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion when it stings someone.

Revelation 9:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And it was granted to them that they should not kill them, but that they would be tormented five months, and their torment is like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a person.

Revelation 9:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

They were not allowed to kill them. But they could hurt them over and over for five months. The pain the people suffered was like the sting of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

Revelation 9:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man.


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