A third of all humans killed (Rev 9:18)

“By these three plagues,

A third of all humans

Were killed,

By the fire,

The smoke,

And the sulfur

Coming out

Of horses’ mouths.”

ἀπὸ τῶν τριῶν πληγῶν τούτων ἀπεκτάνθησαν τὸ τρίτον τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἐκ τοῦ πυρὸς καὶ τοῦ καπνοῦ καὶ τοῦ θείου τοῦ ἐκπορευομένου ἐκ τῶν στομάτων αὐτῶν.

John said, “By these three plagues (ἀπὸ τῶν τριῶν πληγῶν τούτων), a third (τὸ τρίτον) of all humans (τῶν ἀνθρώπων) were killed (ἀπεκτάνθησαν), by the fire (ἐκ τοῦ πυρὸς), the smoke (καὶ τοῦ καπνοῦ), and the sulfur (καὶ τοῦ θείου) coming out (ἐκπορευομένου) of their mouths (ἐκ τῶν στομάτων αὐτῶν).”  John called the fire, the smoke, and the sulfur that came from the mouth of the horses three plagues.  They killed a third of all the humans.  It is not clear if this the same third talked about earlier of a second third of the humans.  Two thirds were saved.  What do you think about the division of humans into thirds?

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