|Revelation 9 |
1 Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth; and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and smoke like the smoke of a great furnace arose out of the pit; and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke from the pit.
3 And out of the smoke there came locusts upon the earth; and to them was given power, like the scorpions of the earth have power.
4 And they were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree; but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
5 And they were not given power to kill them, but to torment them for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.
6 In those days men will seek death, and will not find it; and will wish to die, and death will flee from them.
7 Now the shape of the locusts was like horses prepared to battle; and on their heads were something like crowns of gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
8 And they had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.
9 And they had breastplates, something like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of the chariots of many horses running to battle.
10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men for five months.
11 And they had a king over them, who is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue has his name Apollyon [Destroyer].
12 One woe is past; and behold, two more woes come after these things.
13 Then the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Loose the four angels that are bound in the great river Euphrates."
15 And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for that hour and day and month and year, to slay a third of mankind.
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred thousand thousand [200,000,000]; I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone. The heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 A third of mankind was killed by these three: by the fire, by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails; for their tails were like serpents, which had heads, and with them they inflicted injury.
20 And the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their own hands, so that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood; which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
21 Neither did they repent of their murders or of their sorceries or of their sexual immorality or of their thefts.
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