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Verses of Revelation 16

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Revelation 16:8 Commentary - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

The Seven Vials.

A. D. 95.

      8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.   9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.   10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,   11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

      In these verses we see the work going on in the appointed order. The fourth angel poured out his vial, and that fell upon the sun; that is, say some, upon some eminent prince of the popish communion, who should renounce their false religion a little while before his utter downfall; and some expect it will be the German emperor. And now what will be the consequence of this? That sun which before cherished them with warm and benign influences shall now grow hot against these idolaters, and shall scorch them. Princes shall use their power and authority to suppress them, which yet will be so far from bringing them to repentance, that it will cause them to curse God and their king, and look upward, throwing out their blasphemous speeches against the God of heaven; they will be hardened to their ruin. The fifth angel poured out his vial, v. 10. And observe, 1. Where this fell--upon the seat of the beast, upon Rome itself, the mystical Babylon, the head of the antichristian empire. 2. What effect it had there: The whole kingdom of the beast was full of darkness and distress. That very city which was the seat of their policy, the source of all their learning, and all their knowledge, and all their pomp and pleasure, now becomes a source of darkness, and pain, and anguish. Darkness was one of the plagues of Egypt, and it is opposed to lustre and honour, and so forebodes the contempt and scorn to which the antichristian interest should be exposed. Darkness is opposed to wisdom and penetration, and forebodes the confusion and folly which the idolaters should discover at that time. It is opposed to pleasure and joy, and so signifies their anguish and vexation of Spirit, when their calamities thus came upon them.

Verses of Revelation 16

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Revelation 16:8 - The Greek Testament

Revelation 16:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 16:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 16:8 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Revelation 16:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 16:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 16:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Revelation 16:8 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Revelation 16:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 16:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 16:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 16:8 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Revelation 16:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 16:8 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 16:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 16:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 16:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Revelation 16:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 16:8 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Revelation 16:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 16:8 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Revelation 16:8 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Revelation 16:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Revelation 16:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 16:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 16:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 16:8 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Revelation 16:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 16:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 16:8 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Revelation 16:8 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 16:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 16:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

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