There is a lot to think about in John’s last words of this chapter. He delivered a sad eulogy concerning the people who survived the six trumpets. As you are no doubt anticipating, commentators have very different ideas about how to understand John’s assessment.
Revelation 9: Homicide, Drugs, Porn, and Robbery
In a sense, God converted the hidden decay and erosion to humankind’s souls by these things, into physical pain and horror. It is the last-recourse effort to shake awake an otherwise dying world.